The Wonders of Great Britain: England and Wales
On March 10th, you will depart Memphis to begin your European adventure, landing in the timeless city of London on the 11th and discovering the hidden treasures of this city. Fantastic excursions, cultural encounters, preserved historical sites, delicious foods and exotic shopping make this trip exciting and rewarding. Bring these memories home with you on March 18th.
Space on the tour is limited, so don’t delay! Please submit your online application and $500.00 deposit to www.EAtours.com by October 6, 2017 for a FREE entrance to Hampton Court Palace!
March 11th – 14th, 2018
After departing Memphis on March 10th, you will arrive in the United Kingdom at London’s Heathrow airport the next morning. Upon arrival on March 11th, you will visit Windsor Castle*, the official residence of the Queen and the largest occupied castle in the world, before continuing to Cardiff, capital of Wales. On arrival, you will travel to your hotel for check-in before enjoying the rest of your evening exploring area points of interest with your tour leader. Begin March 12th with a guided tour of the city including Cardiff Castle*, which was originally built in the 11th century by Norman Invaders on the site of a 3rd century Roman fort. This afternoon you will enjoy a delightful excursion to visit Caerphilly Castle*, the second largest castle in Great Britain, famous for its elaborate water defenses and large gatehouses. March 13th is dedicated to an excursion to St. Fagan’s Natural History Museum*, an open-air museum which displays the culture and architecture of the Welsh people with over 40 re-erected buildings including St. Teilo’s Church dating from the 12th century and St. Fagan’s Castle dating from 1580 A.D. On March 14th, you will depart for London with a visit en-route to Caerleon*, home to the ruins of a Roman fortress and Baths, Caerleon is also famous for its association with Arthurian legends as the site of the coronation of Arthur and Caerleon’s amphitheater as the basis for the possible source for the legend of King Arthur’s Round Table. The same day will bring you to the mysterious Salisbury Plain where stands Stonehenge*, an ancient arrangement of huge stones and earth that has baffled archaeologists for years. Upon arrival to London, you will enjoy discovering area points of interest with your tour leader after checking into your London hotel.
March 15th -18th, 2018
Center of the glorious British Empire for many centuries, London has much to offer to visitors in the way of entertainment and adventure. On March 15th, you will enjoy a guided city tour* where you may see iconic sites such as Big Ben, Parliament, culminating with a visit to Westminster Abbey*. The next day, March 16th, a visit is planned to the infamous Tower of London*, where beefeaters will tell historic tales and you may have a chance to view the fabulous Crown Jewels. Later that afternoon you will enjoy a visit to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre*. This evening you may optionally choose to enjoy a ride on the London Eye. Sightseeing with your tour leader will be the focus of March 17th, with possible stops at Her Majesty’s residence at Buckingham Palace, British Museum, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Piccadilly Circus. You may optionally wish to enjoy a visit to Hampton Court Palace (complimentary to those who submit their application and deposit by October 6, 2017). This stunning cosmopolitan metropolis offers history and pageantry, museums, theatre, tea shops, the first Hard Rock Café, and shopping at such high-end establishments as Harrods’s and Selfridge’s. On March 18th, you will return to the United States with fond memories, amazing experiences and perhaps a souvenir or two from your European adventure.
SPECIAL TOUR CONDITIONS: **The tour price, if payments are made by cash or check, is $3,495.00; otherwise, if paying by credit card, the standard non-discounted price is $3,585.00. If you wish to use a credit card for your initial deposit, you will be allowed to pay the remaining payments by check and still receive the discounted tour price. Trip price is based on triple occupancy and includes round trip airfare from Memphis, point-to point transportation between cities while in Europe, all breakfasts and 3 dinners. Additionally, *Entrance fees and/or transportation marked with an asterisk as well as city tours in Cardiff and London are included in the tour price (Windsor Castle, Cardiff Castle, St. Fagin’s Open-Air Museum, Caerphilly Castle, Carleon, Stonehenge, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (pending availability). In the unlikely event that EA Tours cancels the tour and is unable to operate a substitute itinerary, the tour cost including the initial deposit is fully refundable. Additional items may be offered optionally, are subject to availability and are not included in the tour price. A guaranteed single room may be available for a supplemental charge of $525.00. A guaranteed twin room may be available for a supplemental charge of $150.00 per person. Included are the estimated applicable governmental international airline ticket taxes, fuel surcharges security surcharges, and associated fees. If applicable, unforeseen tax increases will be billed on a supplemental invoice. A minimum number of paying participants may be required to operate the tour. A $500.00 non-refundable initial deposit is required to reserve your space on this tour. All tour participants must submit an online application. Please go to “Student/Traveler Sign Up” on the home page at www.EAtours.com. Your tour number is 218119. A second payment of $1,000.00 will be due no later than 30 days after your initial payment. Final payments are due no later than seventy (70) days before departure. Updated tour details (hotels, day by day itinerary, flights, etc.) are scheduled to be released approximately four weeks prior to departure. Please note: This may not be an officially school sponsored program. Additional tour conditions apply and are listed in the Tour Conditions Section on the Online Application.
Submit your online application and $500.00 deposit to www.EAtours.com by October 6, 2017 for a FREE entrance to Hampton Court Palace!