We’re off to London! Please join me from June 9-15, 2020 when we’ll take up residence in one of the most vibrant cities in the world!
This exciting trip will be chock full of great theatre, great art, great food, great drinks and great friends – and special guests joining us to discuss their work and their careers. And after our exclusive, marvelous shared experiences, we’ll have a lot to talk about – perhaps over a drink back at the hotel. We’ll be staying at Strand Palace Hotel, one of the most comfortable, perfectly situated hotels in Central London, within easy walking distance of excellent restaurants, wonderful museums – and, of course, terrific theatre!
In collaboration with Danielle Dybiec of Nine Muses Travel, I like to think our Insider's Tour of London will give you some of the most diverse artistic experiences the city has to offer! Make your reservations right away, as we expect this tour to sell out quickly!
See you in London!
Richard M. Parison, Jr.
Artistic Director, Hampton Arts
Our Itinerary:(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Tuesday, June 9:
Arrive independently into London today, and check into your newly refurbished room at Strand Palace Hotel, situated in the heart of London. Gather for an early, private Welcome Dinner at Haxells Restaurant at the hotel before an exhilarating live performance in central London.
Plan to arrive in London by approx. 12:00 PM. A transfer is included from the airport to the hotel.
Wednesday, June 10:
We begin with a late morning walking tour of London's famed Theatre District as our local guide reveals the area's history and lore. We plan to have a special invited guest joining us at lunch to share theater stories and welcome you to London. Gather this evening to see a celebrated West End musical.
B, L included
Thursday, June 11:
Enjoy an orientation walking tour of London's iconic South Bank, followed by a relaxing lunch at the National Theatre's Green Room restaurant with a special invited guest. Join a private backstage tour of the National Theater, then dinner is on your own before gathering at an evening production at the National. Our special lunch guest may include a member of the creative team and/or cast of this evening's show, pending availability.
Friday, June 12:
Join a guided tour of The V&A's performance collection, founded in the 1920's when private collector Gabrielle Enthoven donated her extensive collection of theatrical designs, memorabilia, books and photographs to the museum. You'll have free time to explore The V&A, peruse its great shop, and have a tasty lunch at leisure in the world's oldest museum restaurant. This afternoon, we'll visit London's art galleries on a VIP private walking tour to discover the latest on the contemporary scene. The rest of the afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy London on your own.
Saturday, June 13:
Depart this morning for a lovely day planned at Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of the great William Shakespeare. A local guide will take us on a walking tour of the village's important sites before heading to the pub for lunch with a special invited guest from the Royal Shakespeare Company (schedules pending). At a matinee performance, you'll see the famed RSC perform before returning to London for an evening at leisure.
Sunday, June 14:
Today is unscheduled so you're able to enjoy visits to your favorite London locations. Gather for a delicious Farewell Dinner at The Frog by Adam Handling in Covent Garden. Schedules pending, we'll be joined by a special theater insider guest at dinner. We conclude with a final exciting performance together in London.
B, D included
Monday, June 15:
An airport transfer is included today. If you'd like to extend your stay in London, you may contact Nine Muses Travel for assistance with post-stay arrangements.
What's included in this trip:
- Six nights accommodation at Strand Palace Hotel London
- Breakfast daily, three lunches, and two dinners; tea and coffee at meals, plus beer and wine at dinner
- Five performance tickets per person; shows TBA in final itinerary prior to departure
- Sightseeing and entrance fees for all visits, as per itinerary
- Round-trip airport transfers
- Porterage and gratuities to guides, drivers, hotel staff and at group meal restaurants
- Pre-loaded £20 Oyster Card for use on all public transport in London
- Touring and group transport per itinerary
- 30 minutes with professional photographer for group photo session in one location, includes 15 digital photos
- Pre-departure final itinerary mailing with luggage tags
- Itinerary provided in collaboration with Barton Hill & Armchair, West Sussex, UK
- Tour Director services daily for logistical support
What's not included:
- Travel insurance (Nine Muses Travel partners with Travel Insured International, who offer a special group trip protection plan rate, which will be made available to you upon trip registration.)
- Airfare or baggage fees
- Beverages at meals other than included drinks
- Personal items
- Passport fees
Nine Muses Travel can provide air travel arrangements as well as pre and post stays for guests who wish to spend more time in London or add additional destinations. Pre and post nights as well as room upgrades at Strand Palace Hotel are subject to hotel availability. Email Danielle Dybiec at email@example.com or call 347-787-0990 for more information and assistance.
All cancellations must be made in writing and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. A deposit is required to secure the booking and begin confirming tour elements for you, and should you cancel, a $750 per person administrative fee will be non-refundable. Final payment is due by March 13, 2020 and is non-refundable. Requests to join the trip after March 13, 2020 will be subject to availability and potentially increased rates which will be non-refundable. Depending on the reason for your cancellation, you may be able to reclaim cancellation fees with your insurance provider. After you pay your trip deposit, you will be sent a custom quote with the option to purchase a travel protection plan for our group trip. It is highly recommended you purchase our group trip coverage plan.
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