Three Jewels of the North Atlantic: London, Edinburgh and Dublin

Discover the storied history of the British Isles as you explore three of its capital cities — London, Edinburgh and Dublin — while gaining special insight into its people and politics.
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Program No. 22819RJ
14 days
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At a Glance

The storied history of the British Isles can be traced through three of its capital cities, a gripping tale as rich in rivalry as it is in cooperation. Discover how these cities rose to prominence, delve into the lives of the proud people who live there and their uncertain political future after historic, recent government upheaval. From the castles of London to the Lowlands of Scotland, experts will usher you through seats of political power, world-class museums and the sheer majesty of the British countryside before that world-famous Irish welcome awaits you over the sea.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles daily on varied surfaces and standing up to three hours. Cobblestone streets; steep steps without railings.
Our Flex learning adventures offer more flexible schedules than our traditional programs, with ample independent time and several meals on your own. Enjoy the camaraderie of the group while also getting time to explore on your own.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Embark on a grand educational expedition across the length and breadth of the British Isles.
  • Meet welcoming locals and go inside the world of the royals in London and Edinburgh.
  • Compare and contrast the culture, politics and history of these closely linked nations.
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Linda Fairbairn
Linda regularly leads participants the length and breadth of her home country of Scotland and home town of Edinburgh, delivering information about the local history, land and people. Linda studied history, geography and politics at Edinburgh University. She has gained her knowledge and love of Scotland not only through study but through walking many of the long distance footpaths, exploring the islands and mainland of Scotland on foot, bike and horseback. Linda works as an Adult Education Tutor with Edinburgh Council.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Linda Fairbairn
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