DESTINATION GREAT BRITAIN
Sample Itinerary: 8 Days | 6 nights
Day 1 – USA / LONDON
The journey to Great Britain begins by boarding an international flight across the Atlantic to London, the capital and most populous city in the United Kingdom. Meals and snacks will be served on the plane.
Day 2 – LONDON / CARDIFF
Upon arrival in London, you will be greeted by the friendly Perform International representatives. You will soon travel to Wales to the city of Cardiff. Before you arrive in Cardiff, you will stop at Stonehenge, a prehistoric monument of a ring of standing stones believed to have been constructed between 3,000 and 2,000 B.C. You will continue on to Cardiff, the capital city of Wales.
Day 3 – CARDIFF
On this morning you will enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Cardiff. Among the sites you may see are the Welsh National Museum, St. David’s Hall, Llandaff Cathedral and the National History Museum at St. Fagan’s. You will get to visit Cardiff Castle, which sits in the Castle Quarter in the city center. This Victorian Gothic revival mansion has been home to many historic musical performances and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama are housed in the castle’s former stables. On this evening your group will perform a concert. Overnight in Cardiff.
Day 4 – CARDIFF / OXFORD
Leaving Cardiff, you will travel on this day to Oxford, a city in central southern England. Oxford is known for its university as well as its architecture. You will enjoy a guided tour of the city that will include a visit to Christ Church, one of the colleges of the University of Oxford. The Christ Church Cathedral was once the smallest cathedral in England and has been known to have a choir since 1526. The Christ Church campus has been used for filming several major movies, including the Harry Potter series. On this evening your group will perform a concert. Overnight in Oxford.
Day 5 – OXFORD / LONDON
On this day you will travel from Oxford back to London. This day’s itinerary includes an excursion to Windsor Castle, one of the royal residences at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. Originally built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it has been occupied by the Royal family since the reign of Henry I. The castle includes the State Apartments and the 15th-century St. George’s Chapel. More than 500 people live and work at Windsor Castle. It is the Queen’s preferred weekend home and the areas that are open to the public are very popular with tourists. Overnight London.
Day 6 – LONDON
On your first morning in London, you will enjoy a half-day city tour to see many of the most famous sites. Some of the landmarks you may see are the Tower of London, Kew Gardens, Westminster Abbey, St. Margaret’s Church, the Royal Observatory, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square. If possible, you may get to see the historic changing of the Queen’s Life Guards. In the afternoon or evening, your group will perform a concert. Overnight in London.
Day 7 – LONDON
This will be a day of leisure where you can explore the fascinating city of London on your own. No doubt you saw some places during your panoramic city tour where you would like to spend more time exploring. You will have plenty of time to shop, visit a museum, take a ride on the London Eye, eat at a great restaurant or pub or see a show at one of London’s fine theatres. London is also a great place to spend the day outdoors in one of the Royal Parks like Kensington Gardens. Overnight in London.
Day 8 – LONDON TO USA
After breakfast you will go to the airport to begin your journey back to the USA. You will take with you lifelong memories of exploring and performing in Great Britain, sharing your own culture and encountering the rich artistic cultures of Wales and England.
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