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The Tower of London See a West End show Windsor Castle Mont. St. Michel Arromanches Colleville-sur-Mer Monet's House and Gardens Versailles Paris Hofbrauhaus Neuschwanstein Castle Sound of Music Tour, Salzburg
The Tower of London
See a West End show
Mont. St. Michel
Monet's House and Gardens
Sound of Music Tour, Salzburg
Have you always dreamed of a trip to Europe? You are invited to join Becky McGarrity and Kate Hoerner from Belleville East High School on a 10-day tour of England and France, with the option of 3 additional days in Germany and Austria. This tour is designed for students, but family and friends are welcome. Space is limited to 35 participants.
Highlights of the tour include:
Please note this itinerary is copyrighted.
Key: IF = In Flight Meals, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Day 1: Thursday, May 30, 2019: Departure
We will depart from St. Louis on our overnight flights to London, England. (IF)
Day 2: Friday, May 31, 2019: Arrival in London
When we land in London Heathrow, we will board our air-conditioned bus and have an orientation tour of London on the way to the Millennium Gloucester Hotel with a step-on guide. 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. Tonight’s meal is in Covent Garden. (B/D)
Day 3: Saturday, June 1, 2019: 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 St. Paul’s, a magnificent church designed by Sir Christopher Wren. The energetic members of the group can climb the dome for incredible views of London. The afternoon is at leisure, with some guided options available. We will meet up again for a meal in the West End Theater district, before attending a performance of Les Mis. (B/D)
Day 4: Sunday, June 2, 2019: London, Windsor, Portsmouth
Before we leave London, we will explore the secret headquarters of ‘the greatest Briton’, Sir Winston Churchill. The museum includes the underground nucleus of Britain’s war effort and an exhibition about all ninety years of Winston Churchill’s life. We will then 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 St. George’s Chapel and the State Apartments. We will then drive to Portsmouth and board our overnight ferry to France. The ferry has restaurants on board. (B)
Day 5: Monday, June 3, 2019: St. Malo, Mont St. Michel, Caen
We will land in St. Malo early in the morning and our Tour Director will welcome us to France. We will have a tour of St. Malo, once a stronghold for privateers (pirates approved by the king). A magical island topped by a gravity-defying medieval monastery, the Mont. St. Michel counts among France’s most stunning sights. We will check in to the Campanile Caen Nord Hotel and dine in our hotel. (B/D)
Day 6: Tuesday, June 4, 2019: 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. As the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings is on June 6, there will be some special events happening. It will be crowded, so the itinerary is flexible. The evening is free to explore Caen. (B)
Day 7: Wednesday, June 5, 2019: Giverny, Versailles, Paris
On the way to Paris, we will tour Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny, where he painted his famed water lily series. Our next highlight is a tour of the magnificent palace of Versailles, home of French royalty, including the ‘Sun King’, Louis XIV. After time to tour the gardens, we will check-in to our hotel. (B/D)
Day 8: Thursday, June 6, 2019: Paris
The Musée d’Orsay, once a railroad station, now houses a staggering collection of Impressionist art, as well as other items created between 1848 and 1914. After viewing the paintings, we will have a 2-hour bike tour of Paris. The afternoon is at leisure. (B)
Day 9: Friday, June 7, 2019: Paris
Our day will begin with a visit to Notre Dame, the medieval cathedral by the River Seine. We will then take a half-day cooking class. Adults will create a starter and main course, and learn about French wine from an expert sommelier. The students will create dessert, then we will dine together. We will then enjoy stunning views of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower, following by an evening cruise on the Seine. (B/L)
Day 10: Saturday, June 8, 2019: Return
Those on the main tour will transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport this morning. Please note that that Becky and Kate (the hosts) will be doing the extension and won’t be accompanying travelers home today. (B)
Day 10: Saturday, June 8, 2019: Paris, Munich
We will take the TGV train from Paris to TGV to Munich in 1st class seats, then transfer to the hotel. Our afternoon walking tour will include the Olympic Stadium, Nymphenburg Castle, the New and Old Pinakothek, Deutsches Museum and take a walk to Frauenkirche, the New City Hall, Marienplatz and the famous “Glockenspiel.” (B/D)
Day 11: Sunday, June 9, 2019: Salzburg
We will head to Austria today to explore the breathtaking landscapes that made the Sound of Music movie famous, as our guided tour takes us to locations that served as impressive backdrops to one of the world’s most-loved films. We will also visit some sites related to Salzburg’s most famous resident, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, including the Mozarteum, one of the best music schools in the world and the house where he was born in 1756. We will have some free time to explore Salzburg before returning to our hotel in Munich. (B/D)
Day 12: Monday, June 10, 2019: Neuschwanstein, Munich
We will start the day at Dachau, to gain a deeper understanding of the effects of the Holocaust. We will then drive to Neuschwanstein, one of the most photographed castles in Europe. It was the home of the reclusive King Ludwig II of Bavaria. We will tour the castle, then return to Munich. Tonight, we will celebrate the conclusion of our tour with a traditional meal at the original Hofbrauhaus. (B/D)
Day 13: Monday, June 11, 2019: Return
We will transfer to Munich Airport for our flights back to St. Louis. (B)
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!
May 31 – June 2, 2019
Millennium Gloucester Hotel
4-18 Harrington Gardens
London SW7 4LH
Overnight ferry (in cabins)
June 2-3, 2019
June 3- 5, 2019
Novotel Caen Cote de Nacre
155 Rue de la Délivrande
June 5-8, 2019
Novotel Paris Les Halles
8 Place Marguerite de Navarre
June 8-11, 2019
Novotel Muenchen City
Group flights are available from St. Louis. If you would like to arrange your own flight, please wait until the tour is a guaranteed departure before booking. We can either assist you with flights or you can book your own. Please ensure we have a copy of your flight itinerary for our records as soon as you have booked it.
The last day to sign-up for group air is February 23, 2019.
We have reserved group air flights on American and they are currently $1,300 per person round-trip. We will continue to monitor options and will switch to another airline if we can get a lower rate.
|AA 1932||May 30, 2019||St. Louis||Charlotte||2:15 PM||5:09 PM|
|AA 730||May 30/31, 2019||Charlotte||Heathrow||6:45 PM||8:00 AM|
|AA 717||June 11 2019||Munich||Charlotte||8:50 AM||1:00 PM|
|AA 419||June 11, 2019||Charlotte||St. Louis||6:00 PM||6:57 PM|
Price based on a minimum of 35 participants.
• Land Transportation: via deluxe air-conditioned motor coaches
• Overnight ferry from England to France
• 1st class train tickets from Paris to Munich (on the extension)
• Blue Badge Guides in London and local step-on guides for city tours and major attractions
• Professional tour director from St. Malo to Munich
• Admission to all activities indicated in the itinerary
• All transfers, as a group
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary (12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners)
• All taxes and tips
• Basic passenger trip cancellation insurance (Upgrade available from $168)
• Round-trip flights from St. Louis (currently $1,300 round-trip)
• Extension to Germany and Austria ($800)
• Supplement for single occupancy ($700 on main tour and $100 on extension)
• Items of a personal nature, such as passports and visas. (Passports must be valid for six months beyond return date.)
Please make checks payable to “Reformation Tours” send all payments to Reformation Tours, P.O Box 854, Belleville, IL 62222. You can pay by installments. If you would like to pay by credit card (3.5% surcharge), please call (800) 303-5534.
• Deposit of $350, and submitted reservation form, will secure your place on the tour
• Air payment of $1,000 due by December 1, 2018
• Final invoices will be sent in February 2019
• Final payment is due by March 16, 2019
• Reservations will be accepted after March 16, 2019, subject to availability, and must be paid in full
We offer the Professional Plan by Roam Right Insurance, a division of Arch Insurance Company. We include $500 coverage in your tour price and you are welcome to upgrade to cover the full tour premium. The cost of the tour insurance is the tour cost (minus $500) x 6.14%. This will be automatically added to your invoice. Insurance to cover the land and air cost will be approximately $147 per person.
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.
Please note this trip is waiting list only
We look forward to welcoming you on the tour. Click on the image to download a copy of the brochure.
You can fill out your reservations online by clicking the “Book Now” tab or click here to download the form.
You can either send a check made payable to “Reformation Tours” to P.O. Box 854, Belleville, IL 62222 or click here to pay by credit card.
We offer the Professional Plan by Roam Right Insurance, a division of Arch Insurance Company. We include $500 coverage in your tour price and you are welcome to upgrade to cover the full tour premium. The cost of the tour insurance is the tour cost (minus $500) x 6.14%. A quote will be automatically added to your invoice.
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