At A Glance:
  • Upcoming departures:
    October 6 - 13, 2024
    October 5 - 12, 2025

    Sojourn begins:
    Swansea, Wales

    Sojourn concludes:
    Glastonbury, England

    Price from:
    $3,495/person (DO)
    $3,995/person (SO)

    Combines with:
    Brewing in Bavaria

    Great Castles of Britain

  • 1) What kind of weather can I expect in Britain in early October?
    Average daytime temperatures will range from mid-50s to low -70’s, but it can get much cooler in the late evenings and night. Rain is also likely at this time of year. Participants should 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 at the start location in advance or remain at the end location after the sojourn has concluded, Scholarly Sojourns can help you arrange your hotel accommodation and is often able to secure attractive rates. This is also a perfect sojourn with which to combine a few days in London either prior to or following the program. Please indicate these preferences to us after you have registered for a particular sojourn.

    3) How much walking will be required on this sojourn?
    Some of the archeological sites we visits require walking up hills and ascending multiple staircases. At a minimum, all participants should be comfortable walking up to a mile at a time and capable of climbing up to three flights of stairs at a time.

    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, but adolescents aged 14 or older will find the material both engaging and entertaining. They may even get extra credit in their literature class.

    All participants are highly encouraged to explore the following works as a background to this sojourn:

    Le Morte Darthur (Norton Critical Editions). Mallory, Sir Thomas. W. W. Norton & Company. 2003.
    The History of the Kings of Britain. Geoffrey of Monmouth. CreateSpace. 2010.
    Idylls of the King. Tennyson, Alfred. Forgotten Books. 2008.
    Yvain: The Knight of the Lion. Cretien de Troyes & Raffel, Burton. Yale University Press. 1987.
    The Lais of Marie de France. Marie de France, Burgess, Glyn S., & Busby, Keith. Penguin Classics. 1999.

    A few additional texts will also be posted online for participants to review prior to departure.

    The meeting point for this tour is Swansea Rail Station in Swansea, Wales.
    Those making their own travel arrangements should plan to arrive here by noon on the first day of the tour. You will be greeted by your Scholarly Sojourns Tour Director who will assist you with boarding the tour bus.

    Optional air packages from: $1,149/person
    Air packages include round-trip, trans-Atlantic flights from select North American gateways, 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 anywhere worldwide.

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