William Jewell Alumni and Friends


england1-1.jpgInformation Session:

 Join us for an information session at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, in Pryor Learning Commons (room 112) at William Jewell. 
We hope to see you there!

William Jewell College Alumni and Friends Tour of England

                                         May 18-29, 2015

      A 10-night Tour in the Heart of England and London

      Tour Designed & Managed by Lisa Ball Travel Design, LLC

May 18: Departure from U.S.

May 19-21: The Cotswolds – Three days and nights in the area regarded an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. When you think of the rolling green hills of England combined with lovely villages it is the Costwolds region!

Accommodations: Three nights at The Dormy House Hotel & Spa, recently named the AA Hotel of the Year. This hotel is superb from its country setting to its amazing ambiance and service! While staying at The Dormy House, everyone will enjoy abundant breakfasts each morning and gourmet dinners each night with half-board accommodations.

Activities while in the Cotswolds:

  • Excursions to picturesque villages such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Broadway
  • Visit to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare
  • Gardens! A proposed visit to High Grove Gardens, designed by HRH Prince Charles (note: this is based on availability) or another gorgeous garden
  • A day in Oxford including a guided walking tour of the Universities and time for a pub lunch on your own
  • Visit romantic Sudeley Castle with its Tudor connections combined with a ride on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (an authentic historic steam train!)

May 22-25: Lincolnshire – Four days and nights to explore this area rich in history with chances to attend two performances of the William Jewell Choir!

Accommodations: Four nights based in Stamford at The George Inn, the award-winning historic coaching inn with restaurant. Staying in Stamford, known as the best-preserved Georgian town, will be a delight! The George Inn offers gracious accommodations, full breakfasts each morning and while here, we will have private dinners two nights.

Activities while in Lincolnshire:

  • Visit to the cathedral city of Lincoln to attend the William Jewel Choir concert; tour Lincoln Cathedral and see the Magna Carta on display in its 800th anniversary year
  • A full day immersed in the Georgian city of Stamford including a walking tour and time to explore and shop
  • Burghley House, the former home of William Cecil and regarded as one of the finest Elizabethan manor homes in England
  • Day trip to the cathedral town of York to see its impressive York Minster and shop along the Shambles
  • Explore Lincolnshire’s aviation history with a visit to the RAF Battle of Britain Flight Memorial Visitor’s Centre
  • Tour of Harlaxton Manor, attend the William Jewell Choir performance in the Great Hall followed by a grand dinner!

May 26-28: London –Three nights in England’s vibrant capital city, home to numerous museums, historic sites and great shopping and theatre!

Accommodations: Three nights at Rubens at the Palace Hotel, located in the Westminster area of London and down the street from a very famous residence: Buckingham Palace! The hotel, locally referred to as The Rubens is in a prime location for exploring London and the atmosphere is elegant while retaining its relaxed charm. Everyone will enjoy the lovely breakfast buffets each morning in addition to having dinner one night in The Old Master Carvery Restaurant!

Activities while in London:

  • Arrival in London begins with the iconic London Eye aboard a private capsule with a champagne toast!
  • Private Panorama Tour of London aboard a double-decker bus!
  • Concierge service to secure tickets to West End Theatre and/or other classical music concerts
  • Tudor Royal connections at Hampton Court Palace with a guided tour in the company of a costumed interpreter
  • Our tour concludes with a wonderful Last Night in London Group Dinner at a spectacular London venue!
  • Optional Tours offered while in London could include: discovering WWII history of London; guided tour of the Houses of Parliament; Victorian breakfast and exclusive tour of Kensington Palace; lavish afternoon tea at The Rubens; personal shopper service at Harrods or Selfridges department stores;
  • In addition you will want to allow time in London to visit other great museums which offer free admission such as the British Museum, the V&A or the Tate Modern as well as time to browse through boutique shops on Bond Street or in Nottinghill

May 29: Departure from London; arrival in Kansas City or other U.S. city by evening

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