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Europe Trip 2018

TOUR PAGE: Education First

 

March 2018 Itinerary

Day 1: Fly overnight to Ireland

Day 2: Dublin

  • Meet your Tour Director at the airport in Dublin, Ireland’s capital city scenically situated between Dun Laoghaire (pronounced “dun leery”) and Howth Head’s rocky peaks. Literary history greets you at every turn, from Trinity College, where playwright Samuel Beckett and satirist Jonathan Swift studied, to the Long Room of the Old Library, where you’ll see the Book of Kells. Irish monks created this calligraphic manuscript over 1,000 years ago. Admire St. Patrick’s Cathedral, whose presence honors the patron saint of Ireland, and when you ride through Dublin’s elegant Georgian squares, be sure to ask your guide about the colorful doors.

  • Take a walking tour of Dublin

Day 3: Dublin

  • Take a guided tour of Dublin: Georgian squares; O’Connell Street; St. Stephen’s Green

  • See the Book of Kells at Trinity College

  • Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Day 4: Dublin

  • Full day to see more of Dublin or

  • Take an excursion out of the city and participate in cultural activities

Day 5: Dublin | North Wales

  • Travel by ferry to Holyhead – Visit a Welsh castle

  • Travel through Snowdonia

Day 6: North Wales | London

  • Take a tour of Stratford and step back into the Elizabethan age. Here, you’ll tour the half- timbered house where William Shakespeare was born. The playwright had an unmistakable influence on his hometown: Today, Stratford is home to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and a premier destination for theater lovers worldwide. You’ll also visit Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, a picturesque farmhouse where the Bard’s wife spent her childhood. The Cottage is renowned for its beautiful grounds, which include a classic English garden boasting a wide variety of flowers in a rainbow of colors.

  • Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace

  • Visit the gardens at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

  • Travel to London

Day 7: London

  • You will spend the next two days exploring London, a city of 8 million people that has become one of the world’s great melting pots while maintaining a distinct character that’s all its own. From the London Bridge to the Houses of Parliament, Great Britain’s royal tradition and rich history greet you at every turn. Admire architectural marvels like the Baroque domes and spires of St. Paul’s Cathedral, the 17th- century church designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Check out the lively five-way intersection at Piccadilly Circus as well as Hyde Park’s urban greenery. You may even get a chance to witness the ceremonial Changing of the Guard. And don’t forget to snap a picture of Big Ben from the banks of the River Thames.

  • Take a guided tour of London: Big Ben and Houses of Parliament; Piccadilly Circus; St. Paul’s Cathedral; Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if scheduled)

  • Take a walking tour of London: The Strand; Trafalgar Square; Leicester Square; Covent Garden

  • Enjoy a fish and chips dinner

Day 8: London

  • Visit the Tower of London

  • Visit Windsor Castle

3-DAY TOUR EXTENSION Day 9: London | Paris

  • Travel by Eurostar train to Paris

Day 10: Paris

  • Take an expertly guided tour of Paris: Place de la Concorde; Champs-Élysées; Arc de Triomphe

  • Take a guided tour of Versailles

Day 11: Paris

  • Visit the Louvre

  • Take a walking tour of Paris: Latin Quarter – Visit Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 12: Depart for home 

 

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