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This is a custom designed tour for the Spruce Creek High School Instrumental Music Department and its directors: Mr. John Dupuis - Director of Instrumental Music, Mr. Robert Bosma - Associate Director of Instrumental Music, and Mr. Shawn McKaig - Color Guard Director.
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Meet your group at the airport for your overnight flight to London, England.
After airport formalities, meet your professional guide to begin your adventure in London. We will begin with a scenic coach tour of London’s “West End” taking a look at Buckingham Palace including the Changing of the Guard (if held), Downing Street, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, and Piccadilly Circus. After lunch, we will head to our hotel for check-in followed by a welcome dinner.
Sleep 6 nights in London. Dinner.
Embark on a full day of guided sightseeing concentrating in the City of London which includes the financial district, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Enjoy a guided tour of the Tower of London which has served since 1066 as a royal residence, an armory, treasury, and a prison. Continue London sightseeing this afternoon and/or concert performance opportunities. Dinner or Lunch voucher.
Today, take a break from hectic London and enjoy an excursion to the countryside. The town of Bath is famous for its Roman-era city dating to the 1st century and the well preserved baths from that era. Additionally, Bath is a grand 18th century town with beautiful “Georgian” architecture and a wonderful pedestrian-friendly town center. Before returning to London, we’ll stop at Stonehenge. This Neolithic monument with its 50-ton pillars, part calendar/part place of worship, dates back over 3,000 years. Return to London for a performance of the London Symphony Orchestra.
We will do a bit of walking today along Whitehall, from the Westminster Houses of Parliament to the Renaissance-inspired Banqueting House, and interacting with the smartly-dressed, stony-faced Horse Guards. Then we're off to tour the British Museum and the chronicle of Western Civilization getting up close and personal with the Elgin marbles, Rosetta stone, mummies and more. The Spruce Creek Band will have an opportunity to perform for the weekend crowds and enjoy the evening in London. Dinner or Lunch voucher.
Today we’ll get out of the city taking a cruise down the Thames River to Greenwich. Here you’ll have much of the day to explore this charming town located on the “Prime Meridian”. Later, we will walk under the river, in a tunnel built in the 1800’s to the chic upscale area known as the Docklands for a look at what is becoming the “Manhattan” of London. Enjoy dinner on your before heading back to our hotel.
Enjoy your final day in London. You may want to get in some last minute shopping, take in another museum, stroll along the Thames, or find a peaceful park. We’ll take the Tube back to our hotel and enjoy one final grand dinner celebrating your London tour experience. Dinner.
Your tour ends today. Enjoy your homeward journey and cherish the memories made on your tour to England!
David McGuffin established David McGuffin's Exploring Europe, Inc. in 2001 to formally offer European tours. Since then, he has taken several thousand satisfied customers on memorable and educational tours to Europe. This Spruce Creek High School Performance Tour is a product of David’s meticulous planning and time-tested travel strategies which ultimately produce a well-planned, fun, educational, and worry-free tour experience.
This tour is designed for members of the Spruce Creek Instrumental Music and Color Guard.
Tour Price: $2569 per person sharing a twin/double/triple room.
You must sign up for this tour using the SCHS 2015 TOUR APPLICATION downloadable below or with the form provided by your director.
You must mail the SCHS 2015 TOUR APPLICATION with a check or money order to David McGuffin's Exploring Europe.
Mail Information to: Exploring Europe - 4036 Hidden Acres Rd. - Middleburg, Florida 32068.
Once we receive your application and deposit, we will send you a confirmation over e-mail (or written notification if no e-mail address is provided). If you would like to talk to a tour expert before signing up, please give us a call at 1 (800) 570-1351 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the SCHS 2015 TOUR APPLICATION here.
Download a SCHS 2015 TOUR BROCHURE here.