UPCOMING TOURS for 2014
ENGLAND – September 1-9th
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Sept 1, Monday
Depart for your visit to England. You will fly from Salt Lake City to London.
Sept 2, Tuesday
Upon arrival in London you will be greeted at the airport like Royalty, then via deluxe motor coach be transferred to the university capital of England, Oxford. Overnight at the Oxford Spires Four Pillars. (D)
Sept 3, Wednesday
Today explore Christ Church College, founded by Thomas Woolsey in 1524. This campus is rich in literary history with many great authors as students such as, C. S. Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, Dr. Seuss, Oscar Wilde, and of course Jonathan Swift of Gulliver’s Travel fame. Albert Einstein even studied here for a time. You will have a chance to visit the Great Dining Hall that inspired the great dining hall at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series. Next visit the Quad with its famous clock tower named Great Tom designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Complete your visit here by visiting the Oxford Cathedral, which has the distinction of being England’s smallest cathedral. Next off you go to near-by Stratford Upon Avon, heritage site to William Shakespeare. You will visit the humble cottage he was born in 1564. A must see is the Holy Trinity Church which contains the final remains of England’s greatest poet and playwright. Complete your day with a visit to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. This little cottage, with its lovely garden setting was the birthplace for Shakespeare’s wife Anne.
Overnight in the Stratford area. (B,D)
Enjoy a lovely morning drive through the English countryside on your way to Highclere Castle. This 5,000 acre estate is the home to the Earl of Carnarvon. It is however more famous today as the setting for the renown British drama, DOWNTON ABBEY. Here you will enjoy the ficitional lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants during the reign of King George V. Visit the Double Library, the Drawing Room, and of course the Gothic Saloon with all of its secrets.
Enjoy a tranquil walk around the grounds and feel the beauty of this magnificent castle. At the end of the day you will want to have your own casting session to see if you can be part of the show.
Overnight in the Newbury area. (B,D)
Sept 5, Friday
Today enjoy one of the greatest gems of Great Britain, the Cotwolds. In this lovely landscape are found will preserved cottages and village that will take you back to the early days of England. Stone fences line the pastures with sheep grazing the day away. Find yourself walking down narrow, cobblestone streets with lovely stone cottages lining the streams. This little time capsule will take you to little villages with names of Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud, and Winchcombe. Of course you will have a chance to shop for those British treasures you have dreamed of.
Overnight in the Cotwolds area. (BD)
Sept 6, Saturday
Today you will be treated to the lifestyles of Kings and Queens as you visit Windsor Castle. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, and it’s the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Built over 900 years ago the castle’s floor covers a massive 480,000 square feet. Your will have a chance to explore the magnificent State Apartments which are lavishly furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection, including masterpieces by Rubens, Holbein, Brueghel and Van Dyck. A visit to St. George’s Chapel, which contains the final remains of King Henry the VIII. Your drive will next take you into glorious London with its many famous landmarks.
Overnight in London preparing for your visit of this grand city.
Today your schedule starts with a visit to Westminster Abbey, the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English and,later, British monarchs. Next have a Thames River Cruise from Westminster to the Tower of London, where you will see the crown jewels. Tonight you will have time to take in a optional theater show of your choosing. Morning church available at the historic LDS Hyde Park Chapel. (BD)
Sept 8, Monday
Today witness the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. As you drive through the city you will see Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, the houses of Parliament, and so much more. You will have an afternoon visit to St Paul’s Cathedral, the greatest memorial to Sir Christopher Wren.
Sept 9, Tuesday
Early morning transfer to the airport for you journey home with glorious memories of your visit to Jolly Old England!
PRICE – $3799 Price includes air from Salt Lake City, Hotels with Breakfast, most Dinners, all sightseeing and transportation.
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