Port Descriptions

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND

Day One  | Saturday, June 1

Embark on board the Regent Seven Seas Explorer and join fellow cruisers for a Hillsdale College welcome reception.


SEMINARS-AT-SEA

Day Two  | Sunday, June 2

Enjoy Hillsdale College seminars-at-sea, as well as the luxurious amenities of the Regent Seven Seas Explorer.


Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

EDINBURGH (NEWHAVEN), SCOTLAND

Day Three  | Monday, June 3

Edinburgh Castle houses the crown jewels of Scotland and the Scottish National War Memorial. Explore the Old Town, including the Royal Mile, or visit St. Giles Cathedral. Discover the Palace of Holyrood House, which dates from the 15th century and is the Queen’s official Scottish residence.


SEMINARS-AT-SEA

Day Four  | Tuesday, June 4

Enjoy Hillsdale College seminars-at-sea, as well as the luxurious amenities of the Regent Seven Seas Explorer.


GLASGOW (GREENOCK), SCOTLAND

Day Five  | Wednesday, June 5

Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s work can be seen throughout Glasgow, including the Glasgow School of Art. The University of Glasgow, founded in 1451, is where Wealth of Nations author Adam Smith taught in the 18th century. Nearby is Loch Lomond, largest of the Scottish lakes.


BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND

Day Six  | Thursday, June 6

Belfast sits at the mouth of the River Lagan. The Titanic Belfast museum is located on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard where the RMS Titanic was built. Visit City Hall—built in the Baroque Revival style—the Grand Opera House, and the Botanic Gardens, or stroll along the Golden Mile.


HOLYHEAD, WALES

Day Seven  | Friday, June 7

Holyhead is located on the western side of Anglesey, an island separated from Wales by the narrow Menai Straits. Approaching Holyhead from the sea, towering cliffs gradually come into view. See the South Stack Lighthouse and Cliffs, St. Cybi’s Church, or explore the beautiful Welsh countryside.


DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN

Day Eight  | Saturday, June 8

Walk along the seaside promenade while admiring the charming Victorian architecture of Douglas, capital of the Isle of Man. Ride the Snaefell Mountain Railway up to the island’s highest point, where on a clear day you can see Scotland, England, Wales, and Ireland.


LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND

Day Nine  | Sunday, June 9

Liverpool, birthplace of the Beatles, is home to several architectural landmarks, including the Town Hall, St. George’s Hall, and the Anglican cathedral. Other points of interest include Tate Liverpool, the Albert Dock, and the Picton Reading Room and Hornby Library.


DUBLIN, IRELAND

Day Ten  | Monday, June 10

Dublin is the birthplace of many prominent literary figures, including Jonathan Swift, James Joyce, and William Butler Yeats. Be sure to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral (where Swift is buried), Trinity College, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin Castle, and the Guinness Storehouse.


WATERFORD, IRELAND

Day Eleven  | Tuesday, June 11

Waterford—home of the House of Waterford Crystal—features medieval city walls and cobbled streets. See Reginald’s Tower, the oldest tower of mortared stone in Europe, as well as the Bishop’s Palace and City Hall.


SEMINARS-AT-SEA AND PORTLAND, ENGLAND

Day Twelve  | Wednesday, June 12

Following morning seminar sessions, enjoy Portland, gateway to Stonehenge and the Jurassic Coast. Along with nearby Weymouth, Portland hosted the sailing events for the 2012 Olympic Games.


Parade in London

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND

Day Thirteen  | Thursday, June 13

Following disembarkation, extend your trip by joining an exclusive Winston Churchill-themed post-cruise tour in and around London.

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