Day 1: London
After arrival in England, you will have a chance to view London's most well known sites, including: Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben & the Houses of Parliament. We will also stop in Covent Garden, where Eliza Doolittle first met Henry Higgins. In the evening, enjoy a flight on the London Eye. Visit the Tower of London, & meet Henry VIII & his six wives! Learn about the kings in Shakespeare's histories, hear stories of prisoners and executions, & feast your eyes on the Crown Jewels. Whew! What a day!
Day 2: London
London is a city with a story to tell. Join us today as we visit the best of London. The tour starts at Westminster Abbey, burial place of Britain's great and good. Then, a visit to Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guard (when available). We will also cruise down the river Thames.
Day 3: London
Enjoy Shakespeare in its original setting by participating in a drama workshop at the Globe Theatre. Visit Wren's masterpiece, St. Paul's Cathedral, built after the London fire of 1666. Finally, get your head around some mind-bending art at the Tate Modern.
Day 4: Stratford & Warwick
Love Shakespeare? Want to see Britain's most amazing medieval castle? Then join us at Stratford & Warwick for a day of classic castles & barmy bards. Begin your day at Shakespeare's Stratford to find out where the writer went to school, how he survived the plague, & why he put a curse on his own grave. Then, we visit Warwick Castle. Walk the castle walls, experience medieval warfare, & see the grandeur of Countess Daisy's Royal Weekend Party.
Day 5: Haworth
We then travel through a land of stone walls, waterfalls, & rolling dales toward Haworth, a Victorian town that will take you back 150 years. Home of the Brontes, it's the town perched on the edge of the haunting moors that inspired Wuthering Heights & Jane Eyre, & dark characters like Heathcliff.
Day 6: The Lake District
From Haworth, we travel to the Lake District, its mountains & lakes the inspiration for writers, poets & painters, & home of William & Dorothy Wordsworth. Ramble in the romantic landscape, & visit Dove Cottage, Wordsworth's home, on the shores of Grasmere.
Day 7: The Lake District
We will enjoy a scenic cruise across Windermere, the area's largest lake, as well as a trip to Langdale, a picturesque valley filled with sheep and idyllic villages.
Day 8: London – USA
Transfer to the airport, & board return flight home.