Arrangements Abroad is a leader in academic travel since 1977, providing an insider’s look at a country through its rich resources of museum curators, professors, and diplomats.

Please review the selection of upcoming Arrangements Abroad tours, designed specifically with Royal Oak Foundation participant interests in mind.

Castles & Collections

Crathes Castle

The Celtic Isles: Dublin to Edinburgh Aboard Sea Cloud II

Anchor in Londonderry for a specially arranged lunch at Baronscourt, followed by a tour of its private collections and gardens. Cross the North Channel to step ashore on tiny Iona. Explore the Inverewe Gardens, a subtropical oasis, and call at Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands to discover a series of remarkable Stone Age sites. From Inverness, tour Cawdor Castle before sailing to Aberdeen to admire nearby Crathes Castle. Conclude in Edinburgh, to step aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia or explore the Old Town on a guided walk. Tour led by Patrick Bowe — Irish landscape designer, architectural historian, and much-loved lecturer and travel companion.

Dates:

July 6 – 17, 2019

Cost:

From $10,999 per person

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Crathes Castle

Celtic Classics

Tour the Irish Sea Aboard Sea Cloud II

The Celtic Isles are a delight of verdant gardens, medieval ruins, wild countryside, lively cities, and a strong heritage of music and culture. As Sea Cloud II makes her way along Ireland’s rugged green coastline and across the Irish Sea on a one-week cruise, stop for visits to dynamic art and history museums, private homes, and charming towns in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, and the United Kingdom. Explore sites dating from the 13th-century Brodick Castle all the way up to Belfast’s vivid murals addressing the Troubles of the 20th century. Step ashore on the captivating islands of Arran and Man, and call at Holyhead in Wales to discover Bodnant Garden. Optional Dublin prelude.

Dates:

August 8 – 16, 2020

Cost:

From $6,999 per person