Discover London’s history, museums and culture on a six-day tour, deluxe global adventure led by Dr. Peter Schultz, chair of Concordia's department of art.
For one solid week, the world’s best food, theatre and art will be yours!
With Dr. Schultz as you guide, you will explore three of the world’s greatest museums: The British Museum, The National Gallery and the Tate Britain. Your journey will take you from the ancient art of Egypt, Greece and Rome, through the Italian Renaissance, all the way to the dawn of Modernism. Of course, no adventure in London would be complete without experiencing London’s five star theatre and elite dining, all within walking distance of your lodging: the historic Staunton Hotel. In addition, your group will travel out of the city proper to explore the famous sites of Windsor Castle, Bath and Stonehenge.
October 20, 2012 - Departure
Our journey begins as we board our transatlantic flight to London Heathrow.
October 21, 2012 - Arrival
Once in London, we will settle into the historic Staunton Hotel, get acquainted with our neighborhood and take care of some preliminary site seeing, including the famous London Eye. (Our week of touring and exploration includes some vigorous walks, so please bring your best walking shoes, your sense of humor and your sense of adventure!) We will gather in the evening for the first of our many group dinners at The Jack Horner (a traditional English Pub) for food and drink.
October 22 - London
Opening our second day, we will spend the morning at The British Museum focusing on Ancient Art (Ancient Egypt; Near East, Greece). You’re on your own in the afternoon for free exploration. We will come together again for dinner at Busaba Eathai (Thai) and then tube over to Her Majesty’s Theatre for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic The Phantom of the Opera.
October 23 - London
We return to The British Museum on the morning of Day 3 and study the art of ancient Rome, Anglo-Saxon Britain and the Vikings! The afternoon will be free for you to see London’s sights. We will meet for dinner at the Fino (Spanish) and our night of theatre: Jeremy Sams and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz at The London Palladium.
October 24 - Windsor, Bath and Stonehenge
Today, we leave London for a tour of Windsor Castle, Bath and Stonehenge. While at Windsor Castle, we will visit the magnificent State Apartments; St George's Chapel - where the tombs of many kings and Queens lie; and the Queen Mary's Dolls' House, the most famous doll house in the world. We then travel to Stonehenge and explore this iconic monument steeped in mystery and legend. Next on the list is a panoramic tour of Bath. Its beautifully proportioned architecture and lovingly cultivated flowerbeds are a testament to the vision of its 18th century planners. (Indeed, it's no surprise that the city was the first in England to be designated a World Heritage Site.) Bath owes its existence to the hot spring water that, according to legend, cured the ancient British King Bladud of leprosy. Once we return to London you will be on your own to dine and relax on your own.
October 25 - London
Today, we spend our time at The National Gallery paying particular attention to the Early and Later Renaissance Art. The afternoon will be free. We will then walk to dinner at Da Paolo Restaurant (Italian). Following, we will enjoy Claude-Michel Schönberg’s musical adaption of Victor Hugo’s, Les Miserables at The Queens Theatre.
October 26 - London
We will spend the morning at The Tate Gallery with a focus on 18th and 19th Century Art (Romanticism; Neo-Classicism; Impressionism, and, especially, Victor Turner!). You are free to see the city on your own in the afternoon. We will meet for a final group dinner at the five star Rhodes 24 (British), a 15 minute tube ride from the hotel, for one of the most exclusive dining experiences in Europe.
October 27 - Return
In the morning, we depart for the airport for our return flight home, until the next time . . . .
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A complete map of the trips destinations.
$3850-3995.00 per person double occupancy with air from Fargo, ND included.
Single and triple occupancy also available. Please call Travel Incorporated for more information.
Includes 4 dinners and 3 shows. Price based on current dollar to pounds exchange rate.
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