Danielle Dybiec, President

Nine Muses Travel, an independent affiliate of Gifted Travel Network - a Virtuoso member

Insider's View of London with Hampton Arts Foundation

Jun 9, 2020 to Jun 15, 2020

Dear Friends,


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. 
Hotel check in time is 2:00 PM.   D included


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.
    B, L included

    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. 
    B included

    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.
    B, L included


    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: 

    Farewell, London! Depart independently from London this morning, noting hotel check-out time is 12:00 PM. 
    B included
    If you wish to extend your trip, you may contact Nine Muses Travel for assistance with pre- and 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
    • 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
    • Pre-departure final itinerary mailing with luggage tags
    • Itinerary and local logistical assistance provided by Barton Hill & Armchair, West Sussex, UK

    What's not included:
    1. Trip insurance (Nine Muses Travel partners with Travel Insured International, who offer a specially-priced group trip protection plan, which will be made available to you upon trip registration.)
    2. Airfare or baggage fees
    3. Beverages at meals other than included drinks
    4. Personal items
    5. Passport fees 
    6. Airport transfers

    Additional Arrangements:
    Nine Muses Travel can provide air travel and private airport transfer 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 groups@ninemusestravel.com or call 347-787-0990 for more information and assistance.

    Cancellation policy:
    All cancellations must be made in writing and sent to groups@ninemusestravel.com.  A deposit is required to secure the booking and begin confirming tour elements for you, and should you cancel, a $500 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. 


    Danielle Dybiec, President
     1080 Bergen Street #201, Brooklyn, NY 11216
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    Available Packages

    Available until March 13, 2020

    Deposit: $1,750.00

    Superior Double Room:  The newly refurbished Superior rooms provide a welcoming and relaxing stay, featuring an HD TV, fee in-room Wi-Fi, laptop safe, and White Company toiletries. 

    Available until March 13, 2020

    Deposit: $1,750.00

    Superior Twin Room: The newly refurbished Superior rooms provide a welcoming and relaxing stay, featuring an HD TV, fee in-room Wi-Fi, laptop safe, and White Company toiletries. 

    Select this package if you are traveling with someone and you wish to request 2 separate beds.  Room type can't be guaranteed but will be requested!

    Available until March 13, 2020

    Deposit: $1,975.00

    Superior Double Room - single occupany: The newly refurbished Superior rooms provide a welcoming and relaxing stay, featuring an HD TV, fee in-room Wi-Fi, laptop safe, and White Company toiletries.

    This package includes the hotel single supplement.