Alumnae Travel Program


Great Britain

Exploring the Sceptered Isle

June 5-16, 2014
Optional trip to London: June 16-19, 2014

You are invited!

Join Betty Webb, ’67, Professor Emerita, Department of English, and former director of International Programs, and Becky Bailey, Professor Emerita, Department of Art, as they lead Meredith alumnae and friends in exploring the natural beauty and rich history of England and Scotland. Enjoy a unique travel experience, enhanced by the expertise of our guides who have intimate knowledge of the region.

Imagine yourself

  • Sipping tea in a timber-framed building in the historic Shambles of York
  • Taking in the 11th century Norman craftsmanship of Durham Cathedral
  • Exploring Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, which begins with a castle and ends with a palace
  • Experiencing the stunning scenery of the Lake District
  • Wandering the medieval ruins of the Cistercian abbey at Melrose
  • Touring the Roman Baths and museum in Bath

What's included

  • Lodging and breakfast each morning
  • Five additional meals
  • Entrance fees and guided tours for selected museums and cultural sites and the opportunity to visit additional sites independently
  • Ground transportation by private coach, including airport transfers*

Great Britain is steeped in history, and this tour will take you to some of the places that have left an indelible mark on literature, architecture, art and religion. You will visit historic landmarks as well as destinations off the beaten path that do not appear regularly on tourists’ itineraries. Examples of these unique opportunities include:

  • Tasting the world’s best fish and chips in Seahouses, a small coastal town in northern England
  • Touring a drift mine, colliery village and meticulously reconstructed homes and shops from the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian eras at the Beamish Open Air Museum
  • Tapping your feet or dancing the jig during a traditional Scottish night
  • Exploring the homes of English poet Wordsworth, beloved children’s author Beatrix Potter, and renowned poets and novelists Emily, Charlotte and Anne Brontë
  • Sampling a strawberry cream tea at the Webb-Roses home

Trip price: $3995 per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement: $1037. Single supplement: $1037. The 3-night add-on price: $750, based on double occupancy; single supplement, $350. Airfare is not included but a group flight option is available. Secure your reservation with a $500 non-refundable deposit by March 1, 2014. Total amount due by April 1, 2014.

Meredith reserves the right to make changes in the program itinerary, cost, schedule, etc., as necessary.

Make plans now to join us!

Space is limited to 25 guests. Reserve your space early. Please contact Cindy Godwin at or (919) 760-8206.

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