2024 Journey through Britain

Aug. 24 – Sept. 6, 2024 – Waitlist only (Join the waitlist.)
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Price: From $6,071 (airfare included)*
Tour Length: 14 days
UNC Lecturer: Ritchie Kendall, Emeritus Associate Professor of English & Comparative Literature
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Please note the cost of business class upgrade for air increased to $3,995 on 10/9/23, after the production of marketing materials. As noted in the brochure, upgrades are subject to availability and pricing is subject to change.

Please note an airline tax increase of $100 occurred on 8/29/23, after the production of marketing materials. As noted in the brochure, airline taxes, surcharges, and fees are subject to change.

On this wide-ranging 14-day tour, travel from city to country and back again:  from gracious Edinburgh to England’s legendary Lake District, from spectacular Snowdonia to the rural Cotswolds and Roman Bath, ending in cosmopolitan London.  Your small group, limited to 24 travelers, sees history and legend come to life and enjoys Great Britain’s timeless hospitality.

The journey begins with three nights in stately Edinburgh.  Visit Edinburgh Castle, Scotland’s symbolic heart; encounter the famed Royal Mile and Holyrood; and explore independently.  Traveling on to England’s beloved Lake District for a two-night stay at a hotel on the shores of Windermere, England’s largest lake, stop at poet William Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage.  After a cruise on the idyllic lake, visit Wordsworth’s grammar school and the Beatrix Potter Gallery, showcasing the author’s artwork.  Journeying through more splendid scenery, stop at North Wales’ historic 80-acre Bodnant Garden en route to seaside Llandudno.  Welsh explorations include a scenic train ride through dramatic Snowdonia National Park and a visit to 13th-century Conwy Castle.

Returning to England, tour Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon.  Experience the unique, postcard-perfect Cotswolds region along the way to storied Bath for a two-night stay.  Here, highlights include the ancient Roman Baths and Bath Abbey.  After seeing enigmatic Stonehenge and touring iconic Windsor Castle, continue on to wondrous London for two final nights.  A panoramic city tour passes London’s celebrated landmarks, followed by time for independent exploration.  Enjoy more time in this treasured world capital with an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Edinburgh
  • Day 3 : Edinburgh
  • Day 4 : Edinburgh
  • Day 5 : Edinburgh / Lake District
  • Day 6 : Lake District
  • Day 7 : Lake District / North Wales
  • Day 8 : North Wales / Snowdonia National Park
  • Day 9 : North Wales / Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Day 10 : Stratford-upon-Avon / The Cotswolds / Bath
  • Day 11 : Bath
  • Day 12 : Bath / London
  • Day 13 : London
  • Day 14 : Depart for U.S.


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a Carolina Alumni member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a Carolina Alumni member in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to become a Carolina Alumni member, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or become a Carolina Alumni member online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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