A Napa Institute Experience

Ireland and Scotland

May 12 -21, 2019

Join the Napa Institute for an incredible experience in the land of Saints and Scholars!

Biblical scholar Dr. Tim Gray will join us as the principal leader of our tour, giving us his insight on the Catholic history of Ireland and Scotland as we visit the holy and historical sites.  Fr. Justin Gillespie, the Vicar of Opus Dei in Ireland, will serve as chaplain and will provide reflections on scripture each day to aid in our own spiritual journey during our travels.

In addition to daily Mass, there will be time for adoration, and guided rosaries and prayer. We invite you to immerse yourself in Irish and Scottish culture as we delve deeper into the lives of the Saints, who spread the light of Christ in their times and who continue to inspire us.


  • Rock of Cashel & Holy Cross Abbey
  • Ballintubber Abbey
  • Knock Shrine
  • Edinburgh Castle & Holyrood Palace and Abbey
  • Dufermline Abbey and St. Andrew’s
  • Mass in Historical Churches
  • Unique Cultural Activities and Exceptional Dining Experiences

Please click here to view the full itinerary.


  • Nine (9) nights’ accommodations at 5 star Hotels (Adare Manor in Ireland and the Waldorf Astoria, Edinburgh)
  • All Meals and beverages
  • Luxury motor coach for specified sightseeing
  • Tour manager while in Ireland and Scotland
  • Local guides according to the itinerary
  • Special and customized sightseeing and entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Daily Mass in unique and historical churches (all locations are tentative and subject to confirmation)
  • Round-trip private airport transfers
  • Hotel & city taxes
  • Private plane from Shannon Airport to Edinburgh


Tour price is $9,500 per person. (There is a single supplement of $2,375  for solo travelers.) The trip is sold land only with the exception of the flight from Ireland to Scotland.


For questions regarding registration or to receive a registration form, please call Jean Jacoby at 855-740-Napa or email us at events@napa-institute.org 

conference SPEAKERS

Dr. Tim Gray

President and Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Augustine Institute