Getting on/off a motorcoach, driving approximately 35 minutes, about 25 miles. Walking up to 2 miles; pavement, grass, hard surfaces, some standing.
Hotel plated meal.
We’ll set out on a field trip to the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, a National Historic Site. Bell visited Baddeck in 1885, fell in love with it, and the next year built a vacation home where he and his wife spent as much time as they could until his death. Most think of the telephone when they think of Bell, but the museum highlights his groundbreaking work in optical telecommunications, hydrofoils and aeronautics. He was also one of the founding members of the National Geographic Society and received numerous honorary degrees.
At Gaelic College, we’ll enjoy a plated meal.
At Gaelic College, we’ll have a true Celtic experience. Celtic refers to a branch of the Indo-European family of languages, including Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and Breton, but it also describes the culture. We’ll observe as skilled kilt-makers transform 26 feet of fabric it into a traditional Scottish garment right before our eyes. We’ll learn a bit of the Celtic language from a fluent Gaelic-speaker and take part in a community song session known as a “milling frolic” that features traditional Celtic song and dance. During a dance demonstration with one of the seasoned performers, we’ll be taught marches, strathspeys, jigs, and reels. Afterwards, we’ll have time independently to explore the Great Hall of the Clans Museum, also on campus, that features eight interactive displays, Gaelic films, and a history of the first Scottish settlers to this area.
At the hotel.
At leisure. Prepare for check-out and transfer in the morning.