The Bardic Realms

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Map & Route

Depart

Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

London

2 2 Nights

West Country

1 1 Night

Caernarfon

2 2 Nights

Dublin

2 2 Nights
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What's Included

Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.

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Round-Trip Flights

3-Star Hotels

After a busy day, comfort is key.

Centrally Located Hotels

Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.

Daily Breakfast and Dinner (unless otherwise noted)

Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.

24-Hour Tour Manager

Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.

Start Exploring

Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.

Service Guarantee

We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!

Global Network

24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.

Personal Headsets Included Throughout Tour

Participants will have unlimited access to personal headsets so that local guides and ACIS Tour Managers can more easily communicate with the group along the way.

Exceptional Experiences

Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.

Welsh Family Dinner and Home Visit

Welsh Family Dinner and Home Visit

Enjoy the unique experience of connecting to the Welsh culture through an exchange with a local family. An introductory lesson in the Welsh language will prepare you with traditional words and customs. Then receive a warm Welsh croeso (welcome) as you break into small groups to have a home cooked dinner and conversation with local families at their residences.

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Enjoy the unique experience of connecting to the Welsh culture through an exchange with a local family. An introductory lesson in the Welsh language will prepare you with traditional words and customs. Then receive a warm Welsh croeso (welcome) as you break into small groups to have a home cooked dinner and conversation with local families at their residences.

London Tour with Guide

London Tour with Guide

British Museum with Guide

British Museum with Guide

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Roman Baths and Pump Rooms

Roman Baths and Pump Rooms

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Holyhead-Dublin Ferry

Holyhead-Dublin Ferry

Dublin Tour with Guide

Dublin Tour with Guide

St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Itinerary

This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Depart from the USA.

Day 2: London

Meet your ACIS Tour Manager upon arrival in London and begin to explore the city's unique neighborhoods. You may want check out the street markets along Portobello Road in Notting Hill; explore the paths of Hyde Park or the mansions of nearby Belgravia; visit museums in South Kensington; or stroll along the artsy South Bank.

Day 3: London

This morning’s panoramic sightseeing tour, led by a local guide, shows you Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Continue with a guided visit of the British Museum, home to an astounding 150 million items. You'll discover objects from around the world including the Rosetta Stone and sculptural friezes from the Parthenon. Tonight’s meal is a traditional fish and chips dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. In the evening, perhaps revel amid the sights and sounds of West End attractions such as Leicester Square or nearby Piccadilly Circus.

Day 4: West Country

Depart for the mysterious circles of Stonehenge, where sunrise rites are said to have occurred more than 4,000 years ago. Then arrive in Bath. Designated as a World Heritage Site, it's famous for its hot springs, Roman baths and medieval heritage. A walking tour will show you the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge over the River Avon, Bath Abbey and the architecturally striking Circus. You will also visit the famous Roman Baths and Pump Rooms, built by legionnaires under Emperor Claudius.

Day 5: Caernarfon

Travel this morning to Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of England’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace his burial site at Holy Trinity Church before continuing through the Welsh countryside toward Caernarfon.

Day 6: Caernarfon

This morning you'll learn some useful vocabulary with a Welsh Language lesson, before visiting the imposing Caernarfon Castle to learn about medieval siege warfare. Then descend into the history of Welsh slate quarrying at Llechwedd Slate Caverns where the deep mine tour takes you deep underground (and back in time) via a steep cable railway and uses exciting special effects to bring the miners' stories to life. Tonight put your new Welsh language skills into practice as you visit the homes of local families in small groups for an authentic Welsh dinner and cultural exchange.

Day 7: Dublin

Then depart from Holyhead and cross the Irish Sea by ferry, arriving in Dublin. This former Viking settlement along the River Liffey has been home to many famous writers and a rock band or two. Upon arrival you may opt to experience Irish culture through a unique Gaelic Games experience. Meet a coach at a local sporting club and try traditional sports such as Gaelic football, handball and hurling.

Day 8: Dublin

Today starts with a guided panoramic sightseeing tour. Discover statue-filled O'Connell Street, Phoenix Park and Ha'penny Bridge before visiting inside St. Patrick's Cathedral. You’ll cap off your exceptional week with some time to shop for souvenirs along the River Liffey and a final dinner.

Day 9: Departure

Depart for the USA.

Price This Tour

Price This Tour

Optional Extras

Ultimate Protection Plan

Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $270

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Comprehensive Protection Plan

Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $225

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