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Alumni & Friends Tour

The 2023 Summer tour will be to Scotland and Ireland, with an optional extension to London. With tour host, Stephen Varvis, Ph.D., professor of history, you will have the opportunity to share experiences, learn from others, be a part of the extended FPU community, renew friendships and gain new ones all while being inspired by the creativity, history and spiritual experience of the art, architecture and people you meet.

2023 Tour to Scotland and Ireland

We will visit several cities and historic sites:

  • Edinburgh
  • Scottish Highlands
  • Belfast
    • Titanic Museum
  • Dublin
    • St. Patrick’s Cathedral
    • Library of Trinity College
  • Galway
  • The Dingle Peninsula
  • The Blarney Stone
  • The Waterford Crystal Factory

Free time to explore on your own in each city

Tour dates 

June 16 - 30 (Extension to London, June 12 - 16)


  • Daily breakfast 
  • Handpicked hotels 
  • Three dinners 
  • Optional excursions 
  • Expert tour director and local guides 
  • Guided sightseeing tours 
  • Private deluxe motor coach 
  • Free time to explore on your own 

Extra Extension 

For the extension we will travel to London with options to visit Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford.


  • Land tour: $4,554
  • Return flight from Fresno: $1,410 (travelers may book their own flights privately) 
  • Total cost: $5,964 

Three-day optional extension: $899 

*Costs subject to change. Check for current prices at Go Ahead Tours

Full details, itineraries and registration 

Go Ahead Tours

Final date to register

February 28, 2023