Bardavon London Theatre Tour
5 Days/4 Nights Trip Includes:
· Roundtrip airfare on Virgin Atlantic Airways
· Roundtrip transportation to both airports
· Hotel accommodations at the historic, 4 star Jolly Hotel St. Ermins Hotel
· A panoramic city tour of London
· Theater tickets (a musical and a drama ~ tba)
· Backstage Tours at Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the Royal Opera House
· A day at Stratford-upon-Avon including Shakespeare’s birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s cottage
· A day at the Globe Theatre
· Pre-theatre dinners
· Continental breakfasts
Monday, April 18
New York to London
This evening we depart, New York’s JFK International Airport on Virgin Atlantic Airways. Meals and refreshments will be served in-flight. (Anyone who needs special meals, please advise Rita Frei, Travel Agent).
Tuesday, April 19
Meet and greet service at the airport. Since we will not be able to check in before noon, we will take a panoramic tour of the city. We arrive at the Jolly St. Ermins Hotel and check in after the tour. Relax during free time in the early afternoon. Mid afternoon we depart (by bus) for Drury Lane Backstage Tour at 4:45pm. Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the oldest playhouse in the world offers a “Through the Stage Door Tour” led by a professional actor. After the tour we will depart for dinner at one of London’s oldest pubs with a fine carvery, the Albert Pub. The rest of the evening is free.
Wednesday, April 20
After breakfast, we will depart for the Royal Opera House. We will take a guided tour of this newly reformed and modernized opera house. The afternoon will be free before we depart for dinner and a show.
Thursday, April 21
Today after breakfast we will board the bus for an all day excursion to Stratford-Upon-Avon. A full day walking tour of Stratford hosted by a local actor including Shakespeare’s birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Dinner is on your own this evening ~ but our tour guide will be happy to help with suggestions!
Friday, April 22
After breakfast this morning we board the bus for the Globe Theatre. Shakespeare’s Globe was founded by Sam Wanamaker and is dedicated to the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance. In the afternoon we will have a cocktail reception with a personality in the theatrical world. Tonight we will enjoy our last evening with dinner and a show.
Saturday, April 23
After breakfast enjoy some free time (maybe for last minute shopping?) before we depart for the airport to return home.
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