Cruise for eight nights aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship Le Dumont-d’Urville from Honfleur, France to England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland. By special arrangement, visit the hallowed beaches of Normandy with Dwight David Eisenhower II, historian and grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and meet Allen Packwood, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre at the University of Cambridge. View Celtic literary treasures at Trinity College in Dublin; visit the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Caernarfon Castle near Holyhead, Wales; and experience the beauty of the Inner Hebridean Isles. Paris and Giverny Pre-Program and Edinburgh and Glasgow Post-Program Options.
- Uniquely designed travel program offered exclusively by Gohagan & Company in the tradition of innovative programming and educational travel.
- The exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship Le Dumont-d’Urville cruises into ports inaccessible to larger vessels.
- Visits to the historic beaches of Normandy, accompanied by Professor David Eisenhower.
- A shore excursion included in each port of call.
- Exclusive, specially designed historical and cultural itinerary—experience the legacy of the Celts in France, Ireland, Wales and Scotland.
- Excursion to famous Eilean Donan Castle.
- Featuring Scotland’s seldom-visited Inner Hebridean Islands.
- Follow in the footsteps of medieval and modern princes at Caernarfon Castle in North Wales.
- View the treasured Book of Kells in Dublin’s Trinity College Library.
- Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages throughout the cruise; complimentary
- Wi-Fi aboard ship (conditions permitting).
- Paris and Giverny Pre-Program and Edinburgh and Glasgow Post-Program Options.
Day 1 - Depart the U.S.
Day 2 - Paris, France/Honfleur/ Embark Le Dumont-d’Urville
Day 3 - Caen for Arromanches and Omaha Beach
Day 4 - Caen/Cherbourg, for Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc and Sainte-Mére-Èglise
Day 5 - Tresco, Isles of Scilly, England
Day 6 - Holyhead, Wales, for Caernarfon
Day 7 - Dublin, Ireland
Day 8 - Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Scotland/Isle of Iona
Day 9 - Kyle of Lochalsh
Day 10 - Glasgow/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S.
Exclusively Chartered, Five-Star Luxury Small Ship
Le Dumont-d’Urville, launched in 2019, ushers in a new generation of Five-Star small ships, combining revolutionary design and a new standard of luxury for unparalleled cruising. Dock in smaller ports inaccessible to larger ships, where authentic cultural experiences and majestic scenery await you.
Paris—Giverny Pre-Program Option
Experience the glories of the “City of Light,” Monet’s cherished gardens in nearby Giverny and charming Honfleur, the port city beloved by the Impressionists. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Paris, renowned for its historic and aesthetic influence, and see its most noted landmarks. Tour Montmartre, the city’s artistic quartier where market squares and crooked streets lead to the spectacular French-Byzantine Sacré Cœur. Stroll through the Renoir Gardens which afford views of Clos Montmartre, Paris’ only working vineyard. Enjoy an excursion to Monet’s Gardens—an exquisite living canvas—in charming Giverny. Visit the Impressionist Master’s house and admire the lily pond and iconic Japanese-style bridge. Spend two nights in the Five-Star InterContinental Paris Le Grand.
Glasgow—Edinburgh Post-Program Option
Explore two of Scotland’s great cities intertwined with Celtic history. In Edinburgh, tour the medieval Old Town and Neoclassical New Town—both UNESCO World Heritage sites, the renowned Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Castle. Visit Glasgow’s 12th-century cathedral and the captivating St. Mungo Museum. Spend two nights in the Five-Star Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh—The Caledonian.
The Pre-Program and Post-Program Options are available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.
Meet acclaimed guest speakers Dwight David Eisenhower II, noted historian and grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Allen Packwood, Director of Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, and fellow of Churchill College, University of Cambridge, England.