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Windsor Castle Stonehenge Stratford-upon-Avon The Tower of London Sacrecoeur, Montmartre Notre Dame and the Seine Optional cooking class The Louvre The Eiffel Tower Monet's Garden in Giverny Utah Beach
The Tower of London
Notre Dame and the Seine
Optional cooking class
The Eiffel Tower
Monet's Garden in Giverny
Have you always dreamed of a trip to Britain? It is the land of royalty, castles, Shakespeare, and Harry Potter. You are invited to join friends and family of Belleville East High School for a fun, cultural tour. We’ll also be visiting Paris, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
NEW! We’ve added a 2-day extension to Normandy, including Monet’s Home and Garden in Giverny, the Caen and Utah Museums, and the Normandy Beaches.
This tour is also available June 5-16, 2022
Highlights of the tour include:
Please note this itinerary is copyrighted.
Key: IF = In Flight Meals, B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Day 1: Sunday, July 10, 2022: Depart
We will depart St. Louis on overnight flights to London (IF)
Day 2: Monday, July 11, 2022: Windsor
On arrival at Heathrow, we will board our bus and drive to the charming town of Windsor. In the afternoon we will tour Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. It has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost a thousand years. Our tour will also include Queen Mary’s Doll House, St. George’s Chapel, and the State Apartments. We’ll dine in our hotel this evening. (IF/D)
Day 3: Tuesday, July 12, 2022: Stonehenge, Stratford-upon-Avon
We will start the day with a delicious traditional British breakfast, then board the bus to drive to Stonehenge, Europe’s most famous prehistoric monument. The tour includes a visit to the museum and the stones. We will then continue on the Stratford-upon-Avon, a medieval market town closely associated with William Shakespeare. Our afternoon tour will include Shakespeare’s birthplace and Holy Trinity Church. There will be an option to attend a live Shakespeare performance this evening or go on a ghost walk. (B/D)
Day 4: Wednesday, July 13, 2022: Warner Brothers, London
After breakfast we will visit the Warner Brothers, Harry Potter Studio, for a guided tour. This is where many of the movies were filmed, and we will be able to walk on sets like Diagon Alley, and see famous costumes and props. In the afternoon we will see London from the top of a hop-on hop-off, which will give us an excellent overview of the city. Tonight’s meal is in Covent Garden. (B/D)
Day 5: Thursday, July 14, 2022: London
We will begin our day with a Beefeater tour of the Tower of London. This historic palace was built by William the Conqueror after his invasion in 1066. Our tour will include the magnificent crown jewels. We will then visit the British Museum houses, which houses many treasures, including the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles, and the Easter Island Statue. The collection was founded in 1753 and spans over two million years of human history. We will dine early, then we see a show in the West End Theatre district. (B/D)
Day 6: Friday, July 15, 2022: London
This morning we will explore the city using a London Pass, which gives us free entry into 80+ attractions, as well as skip-the-line entry. The pass comes with a 160 page guidebook too! The tour director and tour hosts will be available to take accompany you, but adults have the option of exploring independently. Popular attractions include the Churchill War Rooms, Hampton Court, the Wimbledon Tour Experience, National Theater Backstage Tours, Benjamin Franklin House and the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. It’s also an ideal day for Afternoon Tea. (B)
Day 7: Saturday, July 16, 2022: London
We will begin our day with a guided tour of Westminster Abbey, where many of Britain’s kings and queens have been crowned since 1066. It’s also been the setting for many royal weddings, including Queen Elizabeth II. In Poet’s Corner we will see graves of many well-known artists, soldiers, statesmen etc., including Dickens and Shakespeare. This afternoon there is an off-road guided bike tour through some of London’s most famous parks, including Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. Bikes, and helmets are provided. Dinner this evening is at Strada at the Royal Festival Hall (or similar), followed by a ride on the London Eye. We will be able to look over London and see the places we’ve visited during our tour. (B/D)
Day 8: Sunday, July 17, 2022: London, Paris
We will bid adieu to England today and take the Eurostar train to Paris. Our bus will pick us up at Gare du Nord and we’ll begin our time in France with an orientation tour of the city, noting landmarks like Notre Dame, Sacre-Coeur, and the Eiffel Tower. After we have checked-in to our hotel, we will go to Montmartre, where we will have fabulous views of the city, and see artists at work. (B)
Day 9: Monday, July 18, 2022: Paris
The Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 World Exposition and still attracts close to seven million visitors a year. We will go up to the 2nd floor for magnificent views of the city. We will then board a boat for a cruise on the Seine to see famous landmarks from the water. No visit to Paris is complete without a tour of the stunning art in the Louvre. Our guide will give us a tour of the highlights of the world’s largest art museum, including seeing the Mona Lisa. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)
Day 10: Tuesday, July 19, 2022: Paris (See below if doing post-tour)
Today is set aside for us to explore Paris according to our own interests (additional costs apply). We will have a variety of options to choose from using our Paris Visite Travel Card for Zones 1-3 which will allow us to travel freely on the Paris public transport system and visit most of the main sights and museums of Paris. One option is an in-depth food experience with Le Foodist, a specialist cooking school, to experience the food and culture of France in a fun and delicious way. After coffee and croissants, we will visit the local market to purchase fresh ingredients. The hands-on cooking class will end with a delicious 3-course lunch. The chef will share stories about French culture and wine and we’ll come away with recipes and classically French culinary techniques. In the evening, we will meet for dinner at a local restaurant. Disneyland Paris is within easy reach via public transport. (B/D)
Day 11: Wednesday, July 20, 2022: Return
We will transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport for our return flights to St. Louis. (B/IF)
Add 2 more days for only $825 (based on 10) or $625 (based on 15).
Day 10: Tuesday, July 19, 2022: Giverny, Bayeux
Our bus will pick us up at the hotel and take us to the delightful village of Giverny. We will tour Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny, where the artist and gardener lived for over 40 years. We will see his colorful home, his studio-sitting room, and his collection of Japanese prints. His extensive gardens include the famous Water Garden, planted with oriental vegetation, waterlilies, and weeping willows. We will continue our journey to Normandy and check-in to our hotel in Bayeux. We will have a group meal this evening. (B/D)
Day 11: Wednesday, July 20, 2022: Normandy Beaches
Our full-day tour of the Normandy Beaches will include entry to the Caen Memorial and the Utah Beach Museum. We will also visit Colleville-sur-Mer, Arromanches, and Omaha Beach. The evening is free to explore Bayeux. (B)
Day 12: Thursday, July 21, 2022: Versailles, Paris
We will return to Paris and the rest of the day is at leisure. We will have a variety of options to choose from using our Paris Visite Travel Card for Zones 1-3 which will allow us to travel freely on the Paris public transport system and visit most of the main sights and museums of Paris.
Day 13: Friday, July 22, 2022: Return
We will transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport for our return flights to St. Louis. (B/IF)
Please note that the itinerary is subject to slight changes
Our hotels are chosen for their quality, amenities and proximity to areas of interest. Whenever possible, we choose hotels in town centers, so that you are able to go off and explore in your free time. It may be necessary for us to substitute hotels for others of equal quality. You will be fully informed of any changes that affect you. Enjoy your stay!
July 11-12, 2022
Sir Christopher Wren Hotel & Spa
Windsor SL4 1PX
July 12-13, 2022
July 13-17, 2022
4-18 Harrington Gardens
London SW7 4LH
July 17-20, 2022
Hotel Belloy Saint Germain
2 Rue Racine
Transfers are automatically included if we have booked your flights.
If you have booked your own flights, we can still provide transfers, as long as we have your flight details on file and a phone number to give to the driver. We will include your transfer information in your final packet. Transfers will be arranged for each arrival, so that you won’t have to wait for other tour members if their flight is delayed. Transfers can be arranged for the day of your choosing, but we can’t arrange transfers if you arrive or depart by train.
Please note that individual transfers are booked through a third-party and you will be responsible to communicate with the company in case of delays.
When this tour is a guaranteed departure, various flight booking options will be available. Please read our printable guide to booking your flight to better understand these options.
Option 1: We will be arranging round-trip flights from St. Louis.
Option 2: You may request a flight quote from us by filling out this form. Payment is due at the time of booking.
Option 3: You may book your own flights, making sure you land on the morning of July 11, 2022 no later than 9:00 AM. If you would prefer to arrive earlier, we can arrange a pre-tour hotel night in London. You are welcome to depart at any time on July 20, 2022. Please wait until the tour is a guaranteed departure before booking non-refundable airfare, and send us a copy of your flight itinerary for our records as soon as you have booked it. Students need to be on group flights unless traveling with an adult.
Please note that if you would like to use air miles you will need to book directly with the airline.
Price based on a minimum of 25 participants. Pricing available soon for UK only.
• Land Transportation: via deluxe air-conditioned motor coaches
• Eurostar ticket from London to Paris
• 1-day London Pass
• Accommodations (twin/double occupancy) in 4-star hotels
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Professional guides in London and Paris and local step-on guides for city tours and major attractions
• Admission to all activities indicated in the itinerary
• All transfers, as a group
• All taxes and tips
• Round-trip flights from St. Louis (available soon)
• Single supplement
• Meals and beverages not identified in itinerary
• Items of a personal nature, such as passports and visas. (Passports must be valid for six months beyond return date.)
• Travel insurance
Please make checks payable to “Reformation Tours” send all payments to Reformation Tours, 64 Fiesta Circle, St. Louis, MO 63146. You can pay by installments. If you would like to pay by credit card (3% surcharge), please click here.
• Deposit of $350, and submitted reservation form, will secure your place on the tour
• Final payment is due by April 26, 2022
• Reservations will be accepted after April 26, 2022, subject to availability, and must be paid in full
We are now partnering with an award-winning company called Squaremouth, which helps travelers search, compare, and buy the best travel insurance for the lowest price. They offer excellent customer support and can help you find the best policy for your trip. We can assist you with choosing a policy.
We will continue to assist clients who have a current policy with Roam Right Insurance, a division of Arch Insurance Company.
Regardless of reason, cancellations are costly. To offset these costs the following fees will apply, plus any non-recoverable expenses to our suppliers:
From time of deposit to until 100 days before departure: $100
From 99-15 days prior to departure: $350 plus any non refundable deposits
14 days or less prior to departure: No refund– Cancellation charges also apply to additional accommodation reserved prior to and after the tour.
– Cancellations must be received in writing by 5:00 p.m. central time on the last business day of the applicable time period.
– For flight changes or cancellations, revision fees and/or airline cancellation charges will apply.
– Roommates canceling can result in a single supplement charge for the roommate. The Participant who cancels will be responsible for that charge if a substitute roommate cannot be found.
– Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance is strongly recommended.
Reformation Tours cannot assume responsibility for any additional costs or fees relating to the issuance and/or cancellation of air tickets or other arrangements not made through Reformation Tours.
Due to an overwhelming response, we have currently filled two tours and the departure date for the second tour will be announced soon. You are welcome to fill out the form, but please don’t send money until we know we have space. Thank you!
We look forward to welcoming you on the tour.
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