Sep 07, 2019 — Sep 20, 2019

Journey through Britain

With Dr. Jerry Leach

About the tour

Join a 14-day small group tour traveling from gracious Edinburgh to England’s legendary Lake District; from spectacular Snowdonia to the rural Cotswolds and Roman Bath; ending in cosmopolitan London.  Arriving in Edinburgh, visit Edinburgh Castle, encounter the Royal Mile and Holyrood, and have time for independent exploration.  Traveling on to the beautiful Lake District, stop at William Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage, and the Beatrix Potter Gallery of The Tale of Peter Rabbit fame.  Reaching Wales, visit 13th-century Caernarfon Castle, and Snowdonia National Park.  Continuing in England, your exploration includes Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon.  See Bath’s historic Roman Baths, the Jane Austen Centre, and the Cotswolds before traveling to London, with a visit of Stonehenge en route.  

$6,046 including air from Newark (other gateways available)

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About the Lecturer

Dr. Leach earned a PhD and an MA from Cambridge University as well as an MA from Berkeley on Turkish affairs. His fascination with Turkey began as a Peace Corps Volunteer, serving with his wife Marianne there, in the 1960s. They both have been back to Turkey many times since then and he has led several tour groups there. In recent years, he served as a professor at the American University in Cairo 2006-2011 and as the National President of the World Affairs Councils of America 1996-2006. Within the US Government, he was Peace Corps Regional Director for Eastern Europe, Soviet Republics, Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific; NSC Director of International Economic Affairs; Deputy Director of State's Strategic Technology Affairs Office; and a consular officer at the US Embassy in London. In addition to AUC in Egypt, Dr. Leach has taught at Cambridge University, the University of Papua New Guinea, and Gazi University in Ankara. He speaks frequently within the world affairs council system and at universities. Jerry lectured on a cruise to Turkey, an Egypt tour, and a tour to Morocco.

“This trip was just wonderful. The World Affairs Travel office staff did a great job. I really enjoyed the feeling of being in the English countryside. The old buildings and gardens were just beautiful.”

Claira Monier, NH