London Study Tour Details

After a year of studying the literature of Great Britain, students travel abroad and visit the story settings and homes of the writers and poets.  There is no greater experience for students than to travel independently abroad and gain additional insight into another culture and a taste of independence.  They come home full of stories and insights into themselves, the works they have studied, and a whole new perspective on what it is to be a citizen of the world.

Our trip is 10 days long, consisting of 7 days in London and 3 days in Stratford-upon-Avon.  Of the many things we will be doing, Below are a few highlights:

  • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour and Performance
  • Canterbury Tales Inn
  • The Sherlock Holmes Museum
  • Tower of London
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Borough Market
  • Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park
  • The British Museum
  • National Gallery
  • ​Ride the London Eye
  • ​Tour the Harry Potter Studios
  • Day trip to Stonehenge
  • Visit Warwick Castle
  • The Stratford-upon-Avon Trip includes:

                   Attending a performance at the Royal Shakespeare Company's home theatre, 

                   High Tea at a 16th-century tea house and dinner at a 15th-century, thatched-roof pub,

                   Visits to Shakespeare's birthplace, grave, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Mary Arden Farms, Shakespeare's

                   Schoolroom, etc...


The cost is approximately $3,500-4,500 per student (I am still working on costing out the trip. This will be our first Post-Covid travel in the UK. Prices are higher by a significant amount than it was Pre-Covid.)   This cost covers airfare, lodging, 3 meals per day, transportation, entrance fees, theater tickets, etc...  The only additional cost is pocket money for your kids to buy souvenirs and snacks/candy/soda/coffee.  The cost is paid as follows:  the first installment of $1500 is due by July 1 to purchase tickets and trip insurance, the remainder is paid with tuition installments through the year.  Each year I rent a home in London that houses up to 11 people (3 Chaperones and up to 10 students).  Hotels in London are incredibly expensive, and I want all of the kids under one roof to be able to supervise adequately.  We have a great time hanging out and continuing discussions when we all share a space.  Each child will have a roommate, but a bed to themselves.  We travel by private coach to and from the airport, after a late performance at The Globe, and round trips to Stonehenge, Bath, and Stratford-upon-Avon.  Theater tickets are for excellent seats.  In all ways, we try to provide a high-quality experience that is also safe and remarkable.

While this is not cheap, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel and learn with friends.  Many students take on part-time jobs to help pay for their trips, and many grandparents are more than happy to pitch in to make it happen.  (My mom was a contributor to my daughter's trip!)  It also provides for a whole year of gift-giving ideas - Christmas, Hanukkah, birthday, un-birthday, you name it!

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Trip dependent on COVID status at time of travel.