At A Glance:
  • Upcoming departures:
    April 26 - May 3, 2025
    April 25 - May 2, 2026

    Sojourn begins:
    Swansea, Wales

    Sojourn concludes:
    Chester, England

    Price from:
    $3,895/person (DO)
    $4,390/person (SO)

    Combines with:
    Great Castles of Scotland

    Scotch Whisky in Depth


  • 1) What kind of weather can I expect in Wales in May?
    Average daytime temperatures in May range from low-40’s to high-50’s, but it can get cooler in the late evenings and night. Rain can be frequent at this time so participants are encouraged to bring a lightweight, waterproof jacket or a small umbrella.

    2) Can I arrive before or remain after the sojourn?
    Yes. If you would like to arrive in in advance of the sojourn or remain after it has concluded, Scholarly Sojourns can help you arrange your hotel accommodation and is often able to secure attractive rates. We can also organize multi-day excursions for you to spend time in Dublin, Belfast, or other areas of the country. Please indicate these preferences to us once you have registered for the sojourn.

    3) How much walking will be required on this sojourn?
    This sojourn involves several tours of historic monuments and towns that require walking a considerable distance. Several of the castles ruins we visit have uneven floors and narrow, winding staircases. All participants should be comfortable walking up to a mile at a time and climbing up to three flights of stairs at a time. In a few instances, it is necessary to climb upwards of 75 stairs to see every part of a monument.

    4) I am a single traveler, can you help me find a roommate?
    Scholarly Sojourns will do all we can to match single travelers with a suitable roommate if they desire. But we cannot guarantee that roommates will be available. Therefore all single travelers should register as such and be prepared to pay the single traveler rate should a roommate not be identified.

    5) Is this sojourn appropriate for children?
    This sojourn is not appropriate for children. Young adults, however, will find the program quite enjoyable, and they may find it gets them extra credit in their history class.

    The works below will help to better acquaint you with the subject matter of this sojourn.

    We currently do not have any recommended readings.

    Tour meeting point and starting time:The meeting point for this tour is the rail station in Swansea, Wales. Those making their own travel arrangements should plan to arrive at this location by noon on Saturday, May 2nd. You will be greeted there by your Scholarly Sojourns Tour Director who will assist you with check in and boarding the tour coach.

    Optional air package from/to New York: $1,199/person
    The air package includes round-trip, trans-Atlantic flight, airport transfers in the destination, and 100% travel assurance. This travel package can be booked once you have registered for this sojourn and paid the deposit of $500 per traveler. Scholarly Sojourns can also help arrange your travel from any US gateway.

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