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SBA The Best of London:
England Explorer 2018

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TRIP DETAILS

Organized by Travel For Teens and St. Basil Academy, this British cultural immersion adventure will introduce you to the best of England as we explore London and Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Start off the trip with a visit to the Royal Family’s residence at Windsor Castle and, if you’re lucky, the Queen will be there as well! We’ll ride on Europe’s largest Ferris wheel, the London Eye, for incredible views over the River Thames, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and Westminster Abbey, which you’ll get to explore from the inside. Next we’ll spend a morning visiting the quaint English riverside village where Shakespeare was born, Stratford-upon-Avon. Learn about the more gruesome bits of British history at the Tower of London and on our unique Blood and Tears nighttime tour of downtown. Plus, you’ll get to live the magical world of Harry Potter at the studios where the movies were filmed–go for a stroll along Diagon Alley, ride the Hogwarts Express, and meet the Sorting Hat in the Great Hall! No trip to London would be complete without watching the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace or riding on a red double-decker bus, both of which you’ll get to do, as well as enjoying that most traditional of British leisure activities: afternoon tea. Finally, you’ll get to do some incredible souvenir shopping in the eccentric Camden Markets and bustling Piccadilly Circus. Europe’s most happening metropolis is just waiting for you to discover it!

Open to all SBA students in 9th through 12th grades. There are a limited number spaces for the trip which are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

DATES & COSTS

DATES: February 13 – 19, 2018
COSTS: $2,985
INITIAL DEPOSIT: $370 (Includes $250 Trip Deposit + $120 Trip Insurance*)
TRIP IS OPEN TO:All students in 9th – 12th grades

What's Included

  • All group flights
  • Ground transportation
  • All breakfasts and dinners (no lunches)
  • All accommodations
  • Admissions, Taxes, and Tips
  • All activities unless listed as optional on the itinerary

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

A TFT representative will give a short presentation and answer your questions.
DATE: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
TIME: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
ADDRESS: St. Basil Academy Cafeteria

MAP & ITINERARY

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Day 1: Tuesday, February 13

Flight departs from Philadelphia

Day 2: Wednesday, February 14

Flight arrives in London – Welcome to England!

Go through passport control and collect luggage

Meet your TFT counselors at the airport

Private coach to Windsor Castle

Lunch at the Castle

Private coach to our hotel, get settled in

Your first British dinner!

Early bedtime after a long travel day

Day 3: Thursday, February 15

Breakfast at the hotel

Morning stroll through Green Park

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace!

Lunch in downtown: We’ll see the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and of course Big Ben!

Afternoon options: the National Gallery or the British Museum

Afternoon Tea

Free time for shopping and a light dinner

Blood and Tears Walk

Day 4: Friday, February 16

Breakfast at the hotel

The Tower of London and the Queen’s Crown Jewels

Lunch in Borough Market

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Ride the London Eye!

Dinner in Southbank

Day 5: Saturday, February 17

Breakfast at the hotel

Morning trip to the Harry Potter Film Studios

Lunch

Return to London, free time for shopping in Camden Market

Dinner

West End or Shakespeare show (TBD)

Day 6: Sunday, February 18

Breakfast at the hotel

Day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon

Return to London

Time for last-minute souvenir shopping and packing

Upscale final dinner in Camden Town

Day 7: Monday, February 19

Return flight home to the USA

FAQ & PAYMENT TIMELINE

HOW MUCH IS TUITION & WHAT DOES THE TUITION INCLUDE?

Tuition for the entire trip is $3,800 which INCLUDES all breakfasts and dinners, accommodations, transportation, entrance to museums/events, taxes and tips. Tuition does NOT INCLUDE trip cancellation insurance, lunches, snacks/sodas/bottled water, transportation to/from the Boston airport, souvenirs, or phone calls home. Please note there will be a $400 supplement for any participant who requires a single room.

IF I CANNOT AFFORD THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE LISTED ABOVE, DOES TRAVEL FOR TEENS HAVE FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLANS?

Yes, Travel For Teens is willing to customize a payment plan for any participant who needs a little flexibility in the payment schedule. Please email ned@travelforteens.com for details on payment plans.

HOW MUCH IS THE TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE?

We STRONGLY recommend all students purchase trip protection through Travel For Teens. Depending on the level of coverage you wish to purchase, plans cost between $170 and $300. Click here for more information about trip cancellation insurance.

AFTER I REGISTER, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Once your deposit of $250 is paid, you will receive an email that contains your USERNAME and PASSWORD to MyTFT. All forms to be completed by parents and physician as well as packing lists, travel tips, travel insurance information, and other important information can be found on the MyTFT website (hard copies of the essential legal/medical forms can be mailed to participants upon request).Our contract and release must be signed by all custodial parents (or guardians) and the participant. We will host a second meeting at the school in May 2017 in advance of your departure to go over all last minute questions and details.

If you have a more specific question, please call our office at 484-654-1032 or send an email to the TFT Office. If you have a general question after you sign up, please call the office at 484-654-1032 Monday-Friday 9am-6pm.

PAYMENT TIMELINE

Deadline to register: November 1, 2017

$370 ($250 trip deposit plus $120 trip insurance) due within three business days of registration


$750 second payment due December 1, 2017.

Balance will be due in two installments on January 1, and February 1, 2018

Contact Us

Please use the form below to send us a question, or contact:

TFT
Phone: 484-654-1032
Email: help@travelforteens

SBA:
Mrs. Kienle
Email: edomineske@stbasilacademy.org