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MARCH 20, 2015

Greetings from London!

Big BenCharlotte and I are here leading a tour of 130 students from the Spruce Creek high school band and color guard. We’ve packed a lot in during the two days we’ve been in London: a comprehensive sightseeing tour led by local blue badged guides, a visit to the British Museum, the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, and an opportunity to see a West End show.  Today is a big day for the band as they are giving a concert performance at Southwark Cathedral.  In the next few days we will visit Bath and Stonehenge, experience more of London, and the jazz bands will present a series of concerts at several venues including the Royal Air Force Museum. It’s a great time to be in London; the weather is cool, this skies are partly cloudy, and we’ve had no rain.

 

Add London to your TourTower Bridge

London is a great destination, especially if you have three or more days to experience it. It gives you an opportunity to slow down and actually enjoy the capital city without feeling rushed to cram in all the major sites. If you’d like to experience London in this manner, we can add it to any of our Ireland tours (A Taste O’ Ireland or The Essence of Ireland) or our Ireland and Scotland tour. It is also possible to add London to our Germany-Austria-Switzerland-France tour by taking the Eurostar high-speed train under the English Channel. See the list of 2015 tours.

 

Don’t Forget!

The dollar is still going strong against the euro! Take this opportunity to sign up for a tour and get 15% off. See the list of 2015 tours to book your next vacation.

The digital scrapbook competition ends on April 5. There’s still time to get your entry in for a chance to win a free trip to Europe. See details here.

 

Fun Facts about Windsor

Windsor CastleWindsor Castle is the largest and oldest continuously inhabited castle in Britain and was originally founded in 1080 by William the Conqueror to defend London from the west.

The Semi-State Rooms, where the Queen receives guests, were severely damaged in a fire in 1992 during some construction work. Thanks to the construction, the furniture and decorations had all been removed.   

It is actually thanks to this fire that you can visit Buckingham Palace today. That palace was opened to visitors to pay for the repairs at Windsor.

Discover more about Windsor here.

 

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