Location: London and the English Countryside
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4-Apr-Towerbridge-small-small-22This is a custom designed tour designed to  "shadow" the Spruce Creek High School Instrumental Music Department on its performance tour to London, England.

David McGuffin plans, designs, and leads tours to European destinations for any sized group.  Individuals, families, clubs, and organizations are encouraged to send a request to David to get your adventure on the road.  david@davidmcguffin.com




Tour Itinerary

Tuesday, March 17, 2015:  Overnight Flight to London

Meet your group at the airport for your overnight flight to London, England.

Wednesday, March 18: Welcome to England

After airport arrival formalities, start your adventure by heading directly into the countryside visiting the lush green hills of the Salisbury Plain, Salisbury  Cathedral, and Stonehenge.  Later, settle in for the evening near Bath and enjoy a fine dining experience together.  Sleep 1 night near Bath. Dinner.

Thursday, March 19: Bath

After a hearty breakfast, we will strike out for a full day excursion to Bath, famous first as a Roman town featuring a forum and public baths.  By the 18th century it was a regal Georgian-era vacation spot for the nobility.  You will have an audio-guided visit to the well-preserved Roman Baths and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon own your own to experience more of this delightful city.  Later, we will travel to our London hotel for dinner.  Sleep in London for 5 nights.  Dinner.

Friday: March 20:  London

We’ll begin exploring London with an introduction to its Underground/Tube system followed by a double-decker bus orientation tour of London’s most famous sights.  After lunch, join a Yeoman Warden “Beefeater” for a tour of the Tower of London and a look at England’s Crown Jewels.  Then, it’s all aboard for a sightseeing tour on the River Thames ending in Westminster. We’ll take a stroll through Parliament Square, past Big Ben, the Horse Guards, 10 Downing Street, ending in Trafalgar Square.  Then, enjoy some free time to explore more of Westminster and London on your own.

Saturday, March 21: Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour and Concert

Take advantage of your hop-on-hop-off tour bus pass to expand your sightseeing throughout London.  Later, join the Spruce Creek Band and Color Guard for a performance followed by the afternoon and evening in London with your friends and family.  This might be a perfect opportunity for evening theater by pre-booking from home or picking up a ticket in London.

Sunday, March 22: Greenwich and the Docklands

Today, we’ll get out of the city and have a few hours to connect with the Spruce Creek students, if you choose.  In Greenwich, 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 own before heading back to our hotel.

Monday, March 23:  History and Museums

This morning, we will try to catch the “changing of the guards” at Buckingham Palace, weather and schedule permitting. Later, enjoy a self-guided visit to the treasure-packed British Museum.  Armed with David’s printed museum guide, get up close and personal with the Elgin marbles,   Rosetta stone, mummies and more.  We will cap off our tour experience with a farewell group dinner. Dinner.

Tuesday, March 24: Heading Home

Your tour ends today.  Enjoy your homeward journey and cherish the memories made on your tour to England!


 What's Included:

  • Round-Trip air from Orlando to London and return.
  • Accommodation for 6 nights in well-appointed hotels with private bath/showers and other upscale amenities.  Double or twin-bedded rooms are standard. Triple rooms may be available for families who wish to share.
  • Full Breakfast each morning
  • Three outstanding group dinners.
  • Three dinners or lunches in London restaurants.
  • All ground transportation in the English countryside by deluxe motorcoach.
  • London transportation provided by bus and subway (Tube).
  • All sightseeing as mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • A full-time Exploring Europe Tour leader to help you through the travel process and tour experience with ease.
  • Local professional guides as noted in the itinerary.
  • $100 discount if making all payments (beyond the initial deposit) with check, cash, or money order.
  • $50 Alumni Discount per previous McGuffin tour (see website for details).
  • David’s printed tour handouts detailing each day’s historical and cultural experiences.
  • All tips and gratuities are included.
  • Luggage tags and David’s custom designed drawstring backpacks.
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance providing full coverage for emergency medical, baggage loss, and trip delay from the moment you depart on your tour.
  • Single rooms for solo travelers are available for an additional fee of $478.


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 Friends and Family Shadow 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.




  •  Private Group: Spruce Creek Friends and Family Shadow Tour 

  • London and the Countryside -  March 2015. 



The quickest way to sign up is to  reserve your tour online and make your initial deposit with a credit card. There are several options for sending us your application (available for download here: TOUR APPLICATION.  You may also download and print a tour brochure here: BROCHURE.

1. Fax Application and Credit Card information to (800)570-1351.

2. You may scan the application and email it to: david@davidmcguffin.com.

3. 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 david@davidmcguffin.com.