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A Tale of Two Cities 2018

$6,290.00

Total price consists of the base program cost of $6290 plus an optional local domestic return flight between $0 and $900

LIST OF COUNTRIES VISITED
England and France.

LIST OF KEY CITIES VISITED
London, Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, Isle of Wight, Normandy, Rouen and Paris.

Immerse yourself in the very best that England and France has to offer. From London’s famous Tower Bridge and the dreaming spires of Oxford, to the awe-inspiring Stonehenge and action-packed water sports adventures. Pay your respects at the World War II beaches of Normandy before experiencing all that Paris The City of Light has to offer, including a trip to the top of the iconic Eiffel Tower.

This program has been specially created for 8th Graders through to High School Students.

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People to People Unique Moments

Paint with an Artist

Meet with a local artist in the heart of the art quarter of Montmartre for a first hand insight into the celebrated world of Parisian art. Learn first-hand how to draw just like a professional, thanks to a host of top tips and tricks, during this exclusive People to People moment that simply cannot be equalled.

Live the Middle Ages

Step back in time at an awesome People to People Medieval encampment and re-enactment at Warwick Castle. Upon arriving at the Castle you will be greeted by Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, and his knight of the Realm. Swear your allegiance to the Earl and join his army to take down the Lancastrian House to claim the Throne of England! This is your chance to see history come to life as you fire the world’s largest trebuchet (catapult) and learn to swordfight allowing you the chance to take the ultimate selfie of the summer!

A Taste of European Indulgences

Join specially arranged community projects and make meaningful contributions to the lives of vulnerable members of society.

Cultural Exchanges / Education and Service

Exclusive access to a former Member of Parliament

Go behind the scenes as you meet a former Member of British Parliament. This immersive experience will allow you to ask questions directly to the expert as your group discusses the current challenges faced by the UK and European governments about the impact of Brexit and the UK leaving the European Union.

The Secrets of French Cuisine

Push yourself as you enhance your cooking expertise with a lesson led by a professional French Chef. With guidance and small groups, put your skills to the test as you work on your own creations, and return home with some seriously impressive culinary abilities.

In the footsteps of Heroes

Learn more than any history book can teach you as you visit the World War II beaches of Normandy and pay your respects to the fallen in an American wreath laying ceremony. Discover how you can contribute to achieving a peaceful future, a theme at the very heart of People to People.

Fun and Adventure!

Participate in an Acting Workshop

Take part in an exclusive acting workshop with a professional actor from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and learn about the techniques used by the stars of the West End.

Let’s Go Cricketing

Immerse yourself in the idyllic British village lifestyle by taking on the challenges of the traditional past-time, cricket. Spend quality time with locals, learning how to play the popular sport before putting your skills to the test and taking them on in a game!

Thrilling Water Sports

Challenge yourself with outdoor water sport activities that build confidence and team building skills on a journey of self-development, including team challenges, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing. Take advantage of expert tutorials from our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides.

  • DAYS 1-2

    Welcome to Britain
    Following a meet and greet with your friendly local guide, it’s time for your first taste of London!
    Away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds, explore London by boat, cruising past the many world famous landmarks that line the banks of the River Thames including Tower Bridge and The Houses of Parliament. Head over to the Tower of London, home to the Crown Jewels and over a thousand years of fascinating history.
    Visit the John F. Kennedy Memorial at Runnymede. It was here in 1215, that King John sealed the Magna Carta. As you may remember from history class, the Magna Carta forms the basis of England’s present constitution.
  • DAY 3

    The Best of London
    During an in-depth tour of the very best of London, discover what the city has to offer from a professional guide, and then watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. For lunch, tuck into Britain’s most famous dish – fish ‘n’ chips!
    Join a drama workshop lesson on the works of the most celebrated playwright of all time. Spend the evening soaring above the city’s skyline on the Coca-Cola London Eye.
  • DAY 4

    Political and Cultural Leaders of Britain
    In an exclusive People to People moment, meet and ask your own questions to a Former Member of the British Parliament for a fascinating discussion, including the impact of Brexit on UK politics. For a further exploration of the impacts of history and politics on modern Britain, explore London’s celebrated museum quarter.
    Following lunch, study alongside talented peers from the school that produced the likes of Adele, Amy Winehouse and Jessie J. Hit the town in the evening for a pre-theater dinner before taking in a West End Show, the British equivalent of Broadway. It really will be a night to remember!
  • DAY 5

    Myths and Magic
    Step onto authentic sets, discover the magic behind spellbinding special effects and explore the behind the scenes secrets of the Harry Potter series at the Warner Bros. Studios where all eight films were brought to life. This really will make you the envy of all of your friends as you explore the Great Hall and The Hogwarts Express.
    Then it is off to Warwick where you will be transported back in time at a specially arranged People to People medieval encampment and re-enactment at Warwick Castle. Upon arriving at the Castle you will be greeted by Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, and his Knight of the Realm. Swear your allegiance to the Earl and join his army to take down the Lancastrian House to claim the Throne of England! This is your chance to see history come to life as you fire the world’s largest catapult and learn to swordfight allowing you the chance to take the ultimate selfie of the summer!
  • DAYS 6-8

    A True Taste of Europe
    Kick off an action packed two days by discovering the origins of Shakespeare, in his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon.
    Settle in with your homestay family, as you immerse yourself in the true life of a European. Live the local way, enjoying everything from food and regional traditions to social activities with students your own age. Thanks to this exclusive People to People moment, you’ll gain a truly fascinating insight, during a once in a lifetime experience, that showcases the day to day realities of your British peers. Don’t forget to practice that British accent!Immerse yourself in the idyllic British village lifestyle by taking on the challenges of the traditional past-time, cricket.
  • DAY 9

    Picture Perfect
    Get a real feel for British produce and past-times in the picturesque city of Oxford. Home to the famous university, ancient landmarks and stunning scenery, this really is what you imagine when you think of England’s rolling hills, countryside and picture perfect buildings.
    Tour an iconic British car factory, climb the Carfax Tower for incredible views of the city and pretend to be a British student for the day as you punt on the river and enjoy a quintessential afternoon tea. You’ll even see where parts of the Harry Potter were filmed as you explore around Oxford. Today will be a fantastic day to pick up mementos for your family and friends back home, whilst also grabbing a famous Oxford University sweater as a reminder of your travels.
  • DAY 10

    Romans and Stonehenge
    Explore the Roman town of Bath’s hidden gems during a tour inside the historic spa, a beautifully preserved Roman site once used for public bathing and socialising.
    Spend the afternoon snapping selfies at the iconic prehistoric monuments at Stonehenge. This could be the ultimate photo opportunity of the summer, as well as a fascinating insight into one of the region’s oldest monuments, still shrouded in mystery.
  • DAYS 11-13

    Action and Adventure
    After hopping on a ferry and crossing The Solent with your new friends, now it’s time to begin your three day, hands on adventure.
    During these action packed few days, experience the very best watersport activities at the UKSA, home of the Admiral’s Cup. Whether you want to try a team raft building challenge, kayaking, windsurfing or sailing you won’t be disappointed with the choice of sports available or the enthusiasm and knowledge of our fully-qualified instructors.Prepare yourself for your overnight ferry to France. Make sure you have brushed up on your French language and have the currency of mainland Europe – the Euro.
  • DAY 14

    In the Footsteps of Heroes
    Walk in the footsteps of the brave soldiers of WWII, at the Memorial de Caen site and Omaha Beach at Normandy. Enhance your understanding of the causes and origins of war as you discover how you can contribute to achieving a peaceful future, a theme at the very heart of People to People.
    Following a reflective picnic lunch, pay your respects during an official ceremony at the American cemetery above Omaha Beach, the landing site for so many on June 6th 1944
  • DAY 15

    Palace of Versailles
    Do as the French do… There’s no time to waste, as we use the time spent travelling to Paris to master a few key French phrases, you’ll be fluent in no time!
    Explore the extravagance of the Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a tour of the famous Hall of Mirrors. The lavish style of the palace is truly a site to behold. Marvelling at the gardens and architecture of this magnificent building is truly breath-taking. Spend the evening in the very heart of Paris, seeing the City of Lights in all its glory.
  • DAY 16

    The City of Lights
    Discover Paris during a specially arranged, expert orientation of the city. Take in the sights and sounds of the world renowned Champs Elysee, Arc de Triomphe and of course Notre Dame Cathedral. Explore the wealth of art and priceless artifacts on show in the World’s most famous museum, the Louvre, home to the Mona Lisa.
    Following a delicious French dinner, head over to the Eiffel Tower and its spectacular light show for a truly breath-taking display (and a fantastic photo opportunity) before settling down for the night in your Parisian Hotel. Experience French cuisine with a tasting of escargot and frogs legs, and discover the delights of this local delicacy.
  • DAY 17

    French Indulgences
    Indulge in celebrated French cuisine, revered the world over. Hone your skills with a masterclass from a French patisserie chef, before trying out your creations and returning home with a new found confidence and expertise.
    During the afternoon, meet with the artist Henri Landier for a fascinating insight into the celebrated world of Parisian art. Learn first-hand how to draw and sketch just like a professional, thanks to a host of top tips and tricks.
  • DAY 18

    Bon Voyage!
    Depart for home from your voyage of self-discovery with a wealth of memories and friendships that will last a life-time.

Traveler Details

Leaders for A Tale of Two Cities

June 27 to July 14, 2018 – Departs from New York (JFK)

Details of traveling Teacher Leaders will be confirmed shortly.

This program has been specially created for 8th Graders through to High School Students.

Duration in days

18