2015 Gustavus Choir Companion Tour:
England and Paris

Gustavus Choir Companion Tour
January 16 - 31, 2015

[Day 1] Friday, January 16- DepartureLondon at Night
Depart at 9:45 p.m. from the Twin Cities.  Travel on Delta Air Lines flight to London’s Heathrow Airport.

[Day 2] Saturday, January 17 - Arrive London
Meet tour managers at the airport and depart by motorcoach on a panoramic tour of London.
Proceed to hotel for check in.
Dinner on own.

[Day 3] Sunday, January 18 - London
Breakfast at the hotel.
Day reserved for independent exploration of London. 
Lunch and dinner on own.

[Day 4] Monday, January 19- LondonSt. Paul's Cathedral
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning guided tour of the West End by motorocach, including a visit to Westminster Abbey, entrance included. 
Lunch and dinner on own.
Optional attendance at an evening Gustavus Choir concert.

[Day 5] Tuesday, January 20 - London
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning to explore London.
Lunch on own.
Afternoon depart by motorocach for tour of St. Paul’s Cathedral. 
Optional attendance at Gustavus Choir performance of Evensong at St. Paul’s Cathedral
Dinner on own.

[Day 6] Wednesday, January 21 - London/Bath
Breakfast at the hotel.
Depart London for Bath by motorcoach, with en route visit to Stonehenge, entrance included. 
Lunch on own.
Afternoon tour of Georgian Bath and Bath Abbey
Proceed to hotel for check in.  Stonehenge
Optional attendance at an afternoon Gustavus Choir concert.
Group dinner at a local restaurant. 

[Day 7] Thursday, January 22- Bath/Cardiff
Breakfast at the hotel.
Depart Bath by motorcoach for Cardiff, the capital of Wales. 
Upon arrival embark on a guided tour of the city including the Cardiff Millennium Concert Hall and St. Fagin’s Welsh Folk Park, entrances included. 
Lunch on own.
Check in to hotel. 
Group dinner at the hotel. 

[Day 8] Friday, January 23 - CardiffCardiff Castle
Breakfast at the hotel.
Sightseeing to include the magnificent Cardiff Castle, entrance included, followed by time for independent activities (Cardiff has one of Europe’s best collections of impressionist painters.) 
Lunch on own.
Group dinner at the hotel.  
Optional attendance at an evening Gustavus Choir concert.

[Day 9] Saturday, January 24 - Cardiff/North Wales
Breakfast at the hotel.
Depart Cardiff by motorcoach on a scenic journey to North Wales.
Lunch on own.  
Check in to hotel.   
Group dinner at the hotel.  
Optional attendance at an evening Gustavus Choir concert.  

[Day 10] Sunday, January 25 - North Wales/Stratford upon AvonShakespeare Birthplace
Breakfast at the hotel.
Depart North Wales by motorcoach for Stratford upon Avon. 
Arrive for a walking tour of this Tudor town includes a visit to the Royal Shakespeare Theater, Shakespeare’s birthplace, and Anne Hathaway’s cottage, entrances included. 
Lunch on own.
Check in to hotel.
Optional attendance at an afternoon Gustavus Choir concert.
Dinner on own.

[Day 11] Monday, January 26 - Stratford upon Avon/Oxford
Breakfast at the hotel.
Depart Stratford upon Avon by motorcoach for Oxford, touring through the Cotswolds
Walking tour of this university town with visits to some of the colleges, including Christ Church College
Lunch on own.
Check in to hotel. 
Group dinner at the hotel.  
Optional attendance at an evening Gustavus Choir concert.  

[Day 12] Tuesday, January 27 - Oxford/Paris
Breakfast at the hotel. Eiffel Tower
Depart Oxford by motorcoach for London to board the Eurostar train to Paris, ticket included. 
Lunch on own.
Arrive in Paris, transfer by motorcoach with guided panoramic city tour en route to hotel check in.
Group dinner at local restaurant

[Day 13] Wednesday, January 28 - Paris
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning tour by motorcoach, with visits to the Eiffel Tower and d’Orsay Museum, entrances included. 
Lunch on own.
Afternoon reserved for independent exploration of Paris, such as the famous Louvre Museum, Orangerie Museum, Arc de Triumphe, Places des Voges and the Champs Elysee Avenue
Dinner on own.

[Day 14] Thursday, January 29 - Paris
Breakfast at the hotel.
Day of independent exploration of Paris.
Lunch on own.  
Optional boat ride on the River Seine and view the many bookstalls along the river.  Cathedral of Notre Dame

[Day 15] Friday, January 30 - Paris
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning departure by motorcoach for visit to the Cathedral of Notre Dame on Ile de La Cite. 
Lunch on own.
Afternoon at leisure for exploration of the city. 
Farewell dinner at the hotel. 

[Day 16] Saturday, January 31 - Paris / USA
Travel by motorcoach to Charles de Gaulle Airport for at 10:30 a.m. departure to the Twin Cities.  Arrive at 1 p.m. at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.

For more information

For more information, contact Jackie Peterson from the Gustavus Office of Institutional Advancement at jpeters9@gustavus.edu or at 507-933-7543.

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Trip arrangement provided by Seminars International.