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ENGLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND

The British Isles aboard the newly renovated Island Sky

May 11–24, 2013


THE BRITISH ISLES ABOARD THE NEWLY RENOVATED ISLAND SKY

May 11–24, 2013 (13 nights/14 days) • Ship size: 99 guests

Visit Edinburgh Castle atop volcanic Castle Rock and overlooking Scotland’s capital city.

FROM CELTS TO CAMELOT TO

CORONATIONS, THE BRITISH ISLES

have long intrigued travelers.

Discover the picturesque small ports,

captivating cosmopolitan cities, and

beautiful land- and seascapes of the

British Isles. Learn about British naval

history at Portsmouth; visit

picturesque Chawton, where Jane

Austen lived and wrote; cruise to

beautiful, tranquil Iona Island, the

center of Irish monasticism for four

centuries; and explore the university

town of St. Andrews, home of golf’s

holy grail, The Royal and Ancient Golf

Club. Join in the fun of traditional Irish

music at a Dublin pub, stroll the Royal

Mile in Edinburgh, and admire the

beautiful National Trust Osgood

Mackenzie Gardens at Loch Torridon

and the fascinating Lost Gardens of

Heligan in Cornwall. A team of

lecturers, including a Harvard study

leader, will provide insight and context

during a trip-long enrichment

program. With all there is to see, you’ll

still have time to enjoy the amenities

of the ship and the pleasures of

cruising during two full days at sea.

Cover: Visit tranquil, picturesque Iona Abbey, where St. Columba introduced Christianity to Scotland.

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SCHEDULE BY DAY

Explore the historical and cultural treasures of the British Isles, including (above, left to right) the shimmering new Titanic

Museum in Belfast, the Book of Kells in Dublin, and stately Glamis Castle in Angus.

SATURDAY–SUNDAY, MAY 11–12

Home / London / Marlow

Depart on an overnight fl ight to

London, then transfer to a charming

country house hotel in Marlow for a

welcome orientation, reception, and

dinner. Danesfi eld House Hotel (R,D)

MONDAY, MAY 13

Portsmouth

On the 200th anniversary of the

publication of Pride and Prejudice,

see Jane Austen’s writing room in the

family’s Chawton cottage and learn

about the prolifi c output of

17th–19th–century British women

authors at nearby Chawton library. Or

travel to Portsmouth to explore the

D-Day Museum, dedicated to the

invasion of Normandy on June 6,

1944. Archive fi lm captures the

wartime atmosphere and creates an

authentic experience of World War II

conditions. Embark the Island Sky.

Island Sky (B,L,D)

TUESDAY, MAY 14

Fowey

Arrive in Fowey, one of Cornwall’s

most picturesque villages and the

former home of writer Daphne du

Maurier. Enjoy an on-board talk about

the unique history of the nearby Lost

Gardens of Heligan. Then travel to

Heligan to stroll through the gardens,

whose many attractions include an

extraordinary collection of colossal

rhododendrons and camellias,

primeval-looking subtropical tree

ferns, and whimsical rock-and-plant

fi gures. Island Sky (B,L,D)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

At Sea / Dublin, Ireland

Enjoy a day at sea and a continuation

of the educational program. Arrive in

Dublin in time for a lively evening of

traditional Irish music in town.

Island Sky (B,L,D)

THURSDAY, MAY 16

Dublin

Tour the National Museum’s

renowned collections, including

outstanding examples of Celtic art

and medieval gold. At Trinity College’s

Long Library, home to an exquisite

collection of illuminated manuscripts,

view the legendary Book of Kells. Visit

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where satirist

Jonathan Swift was Dean, and enjoy

free time to explore the city. Or visit

the Neolithic site of Newgrange and

Mellifont Abbey, an important

Cistercian monastery.

Island Sky (B,L,D)

FRIDAY, MAY 17

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast, the capital and economic

engine of Northern Ireland, is also an

important center for the arts, higher

education, and business. The city

su ered greatly during three decades

of civil confl ict known as the Troubles,

but peace has returned. Explore the

cathedral and university districts, see

some of the iconic Troubles murals of

Shankill and Falls Road, and visit the

shipyard where the Titanic was built and

the impressive new Titanic Museum.

Island Sky (B,L,D)

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SATURDAY, MAY 18

Iona / Staff a, Scotland

Barely three miles long and a mile

wide, tiny Iona Island represents the

fi rst foothold of Christianity in

Scotland. Here, in 563, St. Columba

established an abbey whose ruins are

still visible today. Continue to Sta a

for a close-up look at Fingal’s Cave,

where pounding waves have sculpted

basaltic rock over millions of years. Its

Gaelic name means “melodious cave”

and it is said to have inspired Felix

Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture.

Island Sky (B,L,D)

SUNDAY, MAY 19

Inverewe / Loch Torridon

Visit the world-renowned woodland

garden at Inverewe, created by Osgood

Mackenzie in 1862 and donated to the

National Trust of Scotland in 1952.

Back on board the ship, cruise scenic

Loch Torridon, surrounded by the

peaks of Beinn Alligan, Liathach, and

Beinn Eighe in the Scottish Highlands.

Island Sky (B,L,D)

MONDAY, MAY 20

At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea as the educational

program continues. Island Sky (B,L,D)

TUESDAY, MAY 21

Aberdeen

Explore Aberdeen, popularly known as

the Granite City, in Scotland’s Highland

District. See King’s College and St.

Machar’s Cathedral in Old Aberdeen,

then visit Haddo House, a fi ne National

Trust Georgian property with

sumptuous Victorian interiors. Tour a


nearby distillery and taste smooth

Scotch whisky, one of Scotland’s leading

exports. Island Sky (B,L,D)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

Dundee

Today choose between two excursions.

Glamis Castle, residence of the title

character in Macbeth, was the

childhood home of Queen Elizabeth The

Queen Mother. St. Andrews, a former

royal burgh on Scotland’s east coast, is

home to the University of St. Andrews,

the third oldest university in the

English-speaking world, and the iconic

Royal and Ancient Golf Club adjacent to

the Old Course, the oldest golf course in

the world. Island Sky (B,L,D)

THURSDAY, MAY 23

Edinburgh

Upon arrival in Edinburgh, explore some

of the city’s highlights during a morning

coach tour. Princes Street has

panoramic views of Old Town,

Edinburgh Castle, and the valley

between. The Royal Mile, a succession

of streets that form the main

thoroughfare of Old Town, o ers an

eclectic mixture of shops, monuments,

restaurants, and pubs bookended by

Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Abbey.

Tour the castle, a fortress that

dominates the city from atop volcanic

Castle Rock, and enjoy free time for

independent exploration before a

celebratory captain’s farewell reception

and dinner aboard the ship.

Island Sky (B,R,D)

FRIDAY, MAY 24

Edinburgh / Home

Disembark the Island Sky and transfer

to the airport for fl ights home. (B)

DETAILS

AIR

CRUISE

LAND

ATLANTIC

OCEAN

Ireland

INVEREWE

STAFFA

IONA

Northern

Ireland

DUBLIN

FOWEY

Scotland

DUNDEE

BELFAST

PORTSMOUTH

ABERDEEN

EDINBURGH

England

LONDON

MARLOW

NORTH

SEA

Ship size: 99 guests

Activity Level: Moderate

Co-sponsors: Stanford Travel/Study and Yale Educational Travel

HIGHLIGHTS

• Delve into the history, culture, and archaeology of the British Isles

during an onboard lecture program featuring Harvard Professor

Daniel Albright and other speakers.

• Visit Jane Austen’s home in the charming Hampshire village of

Chawton, where the author spent the last eight years of her life.

• Immerse yourself in the World War II saga of Operation Overlord,

the Allied invasion of Normandy, at the evocative D-Day Museum

in Portsmouth.

• Admire the beautifully illuminated Book of Kells in Trinity College’s

magnifi cent library in Dublin.

• Explore Belfast’s new Titanic Museum, clad in 3,000 crystalline

aluminum panels that replicate four 90-foot-high ship hulls.

• Explore the charming Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall and the

verdant National Trust Mackenzie gardens in Inverewe.

OPTIONAL PRE-TOUR EXTENSION IN LONDON • MAY 9–12

Spend two nights in central London at the Radisson Edwardian Hotel in

Bloomsbury. Tour the lively Covent Garden District. Excursions include

the National Portrait Gallery; the private Wallace Collection’s superb

18th-century French paintings, furniture, and porcelain, remarkable Old

Master paintings, and world-class armory; and the underground Cabinet

War Rooms and Churchill Museum. (2B,1L,1D)

OPTIONAL POST-TOUR EXTENSION IN EDINBURGH • MAY 24–26

Enjoy two nights at Edinburgh’s deluxe George Hotel on elegant George

Street. Visit the Museum of Scotland, which chronicles the history of

Scotland from its geological beginnings to present-day constitutional

and political changes. See the new Scottish Parliament building and

tour Holyrood Palace, the Queen’s Scottish castle and once the court of

Bonnie Prince Charlie; Edinburgh’s architecturally signifi cant Georgian

neighborhoods; and the Royal Yacht Britannia docked in Leith. (2B,1L,1D)

Additional details and pricing will be sent to confi rmed participants.

PHOTO CREDITS: From Dreamstime.com: Iona Abbey © William McKelvie; Edinburgh Castle

© Oceanwhisper; Glamis Castle © Geoffrey Allerton. From Shutterstock.com: Heligan gardens

© Kated. Pub scene and Titanic Museum © Tourism Ireland.


ISLAND SKY

Originally built in 1992 and refurbished and redecorated in

2010, the Island Sky accommodates all guests in 57

outside suites, each a ording sea views and elegantly

furnished with a sitting room area, fl at-screen TV, safe,

mini-refrigerator and an en suite, marble-appointed

LAND/CRUISE RATES (PER PERSON)

CATEGORY DOUBLE SINGLE

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

$8,990 $13,990

(225 square feet with portholes)

$9,790 $14,190

(230 square feet with portholes)

$10,990 $14,390

(235 square feet with window)

$11,990 —

(225 square feet with window)

$12,490 —

(240 square feet with

forward & side windows)

$13,490 —

(269 square feet with private balcony)

$14,790 —

(325 square feet with

window & private balcony)

AIRFARE: U.S. domestic and international airfare

is not included in the program rates. Round-trip

economy-class airfare between New York and

London with return from Edinburgh is approximately

$866 as of June 2012 and is subject to change

without notice.

GENERAL INFORMATION

TOUR COST INCLUSIONS: All accommodations

and meals as specifi ed in the itinerary; Wine

with welcome and farewell receptions; House

wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunches and

dinners aboard ship; All sightseeing as specifi ed

in the itinerary; Professional tour manager;

Bottled water on coaches; Full program of

briefi ngs, lectures, and presentations; Arrival

and departure transfers by motorcoach;

Baggage handling; Gratuities to porters, wait

sta , guides, drivers, and ship’s crew for all

group activities; Entrance fees and port

charges; $50,000 Emergency Medical

Evacuation Insurance.

TOUR COST EXCLUSIONS: U.S. domestic and

international airfare; Passport or visa expenses;

Medical expenses and immunizations; Airport

transfers except as noted above; Travel and trip

cancellation insurance; Optional excursions

or deviations from the scheduled tour; Excess

baggage charges; Meals not specifi ed in the

itinerary; Dishes and beverages not part of the

included meals; Liquor; Personal items such

as e-mail, telephone and fax calls, laundry,

gratuities for non-group services.

RESERVATIONS, DEPOSITS, & FINAL PAYMENT:

To reserve a space on this program, a $1,000

deposit is required per person. Please either call

us at 800.422.1636 or 617.496.0806 or fi ll out

and mail or fax the registration form found in

this brochure. Reservations are acknowledged in

order of receipt until the maximum enrollment

has been reached. Final payment deadline is

January 11, 2013, 120 days prior to departure.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS: Notifi cation of

cancellation must be received in writing by

HAA from the participant. Cancellations within

14 days of booking: full refund; cancellations

received up to 120 days prior to departure will

be assessed a cancellation fee of $1,000 per

person. Cancellations received within 120 days

prior to departure are subject to 100% penalty

of all deposits and payments.

ITINERARY CHANGES: The itinerary contained in

this brochure is accurate at the time of printing.

We reserve the right to change the program or

accommodations as conditions warrant.

bathroom with robe, slippers, hairdryer, and fi ne toiletries.

Several suites have private balconies. Spacious and fi nely

decorated public areas include a large lounge and elegant

bar and a library. The dining room accommodates

everyone at one seating where house wine, beer, and soft

drinks are included at lunch and dinner. Wi-fi access is

available throughout the vessel (at additional cost and

dependent upon satellite reception). The ship’s amenities

also include a hair dresser, onboard clinic and doctor,

elevator serving all passenger decks, top deck with

Jacuzzi, and rear sun deck with a bar. The Island Sky is

served by 75 experienced o cers and crew.

TO BOOK A TRIP CALL 800-422-1636 OR VISIT ALUMNI.HARVARD.EDU/HAA/TRAVEL

INSURANCE: We highly recommend the

purchase of trip cancellation insurance. An

application for insurance will be provided by

HAA upon confi rmation.

RESPONSIBILITY: Certain other provisions

apply regarding limitations of liability and rights

of HAA and the tour operator. The statement

of responsibility is available at http://alumni.

harvard.edu/haa/travel/trips/british-isles-2013.

If you are not able to access the internet,

please call HAA Travels at 800.422.1636

or 617.496.0806.

DISCLAIMER: Every e ort has been made to

ensure the accuracy of information presented

in this publication. Neither HAA Travels nor the

tour operator is responsible for errors in or

damages resulting from use of the information

contained herein. Information contained in this

brochure is subject to change.

QUESTIONS: Please call HAA Travels at

800.422.1636 or 617.496.0806, email:

haatravels@harvard.edu.

California Seller of Travel Program

CST 2088800-40


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LITERARY IRELAND

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NOV 2–16, 2012

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EGYPT AND JORDAN

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DEC 30, 2012–

JAN 13, 2013

PAUL BERAN &

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MYSTICAL INDIA

JAN 3–20, 2013

SUE SCHOPF

BUENOS AIRES

TO MENDOZA

MAR 12–23, 2013

THE MASTERS GOLF

TOURNAMENT

APR 10–13, 2013

BOTSWANA, ZAMBIA,

AND ZIMBABWE

APR 14–27, 2013

THE 139 TH

RUNNING OF THE

KENTUCKY DERBY

MAY 2–5, 2013

MOROCCAN

DISCOVERY

MAY 11–24, 2013

SILK ROAD ODYSSEY:

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(KAZAKHSTAN,

KYRGYSTAN,

UZBEKISTAN,

TAJIKISTAN,

TURKMENISTAN)

MAY 25–JUN 14, 2013

HIMALAYAN

KINGDOMS

MAY 31–JUN 14, 2013

MONGOLIA

JUN 1–15, 2013

MARK ELLIOTT

ICELAND

JUN 8–18, 2013

CRUISES

BORNEO & SULAWESI:

ACROSS THE

WALLACE LINE

ON ORION II

SEP 15–OCT 2, 2012

ZARIN MACHANDA

VENICE TO

DUBROVNIK

ON SEA CLOUD II

OCT 2–9, 2012

SIDNEY &

CYNTHIA VERBA

ANCIENT WONDERS:

HERAKLION TO

ANTALYA ON

CLIPPER ODYSSEY

OCT 6–18, 2012

HISTORY OF THE

MEDITERRANEAN

SEA: A VOYAGE

FROM ISTANBUL

TO CASABLANCA

OCT 13–29, 2012

SICILY BY SEA

ON SEA CLOUD II

OCT 22–31, 2012

CATHERINE MCKENNA

THE ANCIENT COAST

OF TURKEY & AEGEAN

SEA ISLANDS

ON CALLISTO

OCT 25–NOV 3, 2012

CAROL SAIVETZ

SPLENDORS OF INDIA

WITH SRI LANKA/

MALDIVES ON

CLIPPER ODYSSEY

NOV 18–DEC 5, 2012

ANTARCTIC

PENINSULA ON

CORINTHIAN II

DEC 29, 2012–

JAN 12, 2013

BELIZE & GUATEMALA

ON YORKTOWN

JAN 5–13, 2013

HISTORY & GARDENS

OF THE CARIBBEAN:

ROUND-TRIP ANTIGUA

ON SEA CLOUD II

JAN 13–20, 2013

BRUNEI TO BALI ON

CLIPPER ODYSSEY

FEB 11–27, 2013

NORTH AFRICA’S

MEDITERRANEAN

COAST THROUGH

THE CENTURIES

ON CALLISTO

APR 20–30, 2013

ECHOES OF THE

PAST: REMEMBERING

THE CIVIL WAR, A

VOYAGE BETWEEN

SAVANNAH AND

RICHMOND

ON YORKTOWN

MAY 5–15, 2013

PAPUA NEW GUINEA,

YAP, & PALAU ON

CLIPPER ODYSSEY

APR 16–MAY 2, 2013

THE BRITISH ISLES

ON ISLAND SKY

May 11–24, 2013

DANIEL ALBRIGHT

ARTISTIC

TRADITIONS OF

KOREA & JAPAN ON

CLIPPER ODYSSEY

MAY 13–26, 2013

TREASURES

OF CATALONIA:

ROUSILLON,

LANGUEDOC, &

PROVENCE ON

CORINTHIAN

MAY 23–JUN 2, 2013

MALAGA TO BILBAO

ON SEA CLOUD II

JUN 2–13, 2013

RIVERS & LAKES

PRAGUE TO PARIS

WITH A MAIN AND

RHINE RIVERS

CRUISE ON

RIVER CLOUD II

OCT 9–22, 2013

FAMILY ADVENTURES

FAMILY TANZANIA

DEC 26, 2012–

JAN 7, 2013

SPRING BREAK

GREECE FOR

STUDENTS

AND ALUMNI

MAR 15–23, 2013

GREGORY NAGY

WINTER IN THE WEST:

A COLORADO

FAMILY GETAWAY

MAR 16–23, 2013

CHINA FAMILY

JUN 26–JUL7, 2013

Enjoy the delightful, wild, and whimsical Lost Gardens of

Heligan, home of this charming Giant’s Head.

REGISTRATION FORM

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with your deposit of $1,000 per person.

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Or by FAX: 617.496.4011

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CATEGORY PREFERENCE

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HAA STUDY LEADER

Daniel Albright is the Ernest Bernbaum

Professor of Literature and teaches in the English,

comparative literature, and music departments at

Harvard University. Most of his work concerns the

interaction of the various artistic media (such as

literature, painting, and music)—the ways in which

they can reinforce one another, struggle against

one another, or imitate one another. He teaches two general

education courses, one of which, the history of the English

language, takes on a special luster in the air and light of the

British Isles. In addition to poetry readings, Albright will lecture on

Virginia Woolf, Mendelssohn, Yeats, and Swift.

OTHER FEATURED LECTURERS

Linda Paulson, Associate

Dean and Director of the Master

of Liberal Arts Program at

Stanford University, focuses her

research on the Victorian novel

and the development of the

British woman’s novel from

Jane Austin to Doris Lessing.

Susan D. Hyde, Assistant

Professor of Political Science

and International Affairs at Yale

University, will discuss

separatist movements and how

Northern Ireland can be a

model for incorporating

violent groups into

democratic governance.

Sean Smith teaches courses

on media, politics, and

policymaking at Yale University.

A former Assistant Secretary

of Homeland Security, he

will talk about U.S.-British

cooperation in matters of

international security.

Enjoy the music, pints, and good cheer of a traditional Irish pub in Dublin.

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at each stop

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