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England & France for school groups

You will visit England and France.

Cost:

9 days start from $2295
11 days start from $2595
(all inclusive)

Add airfare: $950-$1200

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Literature
Theatre
Cinema
Architecture
French language
Cuisine
Politics
History
Art and Music
And much more

England and France Itinerary

This is an example of the England and France itinerary.

Remember: We are very happy to customize this itinerary to accommodate your group specific interests. We can make it longer or shorter and adjust the cost to fit different budgets.

Day 1
Athens

Afternoon        Arrivals at the airport and hotel

Evening            Welcome group dinner. Take a walking tour of Athens at the beautiful neighborhood of Plaka District and the famous monumental Temple of Olympian Zeus

Meals included: dinner

Day 2
Athens

Morning        Take a guided tour of Athens at Olympic Stadium, part of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex

Afternoon     Visit the Acropolis Parthenon, a former temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. Explore the Temple of Athena Nike, built around 420 BC, being the earliest fully Ionic temple on the Acropolis. Local olive tasting, and free time to walk around the city and marketplaces

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3
Santorini

Morning        Travel to Santorini. Walking tour of Santorini, the classic Greek Thera island

Afternoon     Explore the beautiful white houses and colorful views around the city, Fira, Oia and other places. Free time to visit local restaurants, beaches, and stores.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch 

Day 4
Mykonos

Morning      Take a ferry from Santorini to Mykonos, about 2.5 hours.

Afternoon     Walk around the Little Venice and its neighborhood with elegant old houses, experiencing the romantic and traditional atmosphere. Free time to explore the museums and the beaches, and enjoy a traditional Greek lunch

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5
Samos

Morning        Walk tour at Panagia Spiliani Church. Explore the Eupalinos Aqueduct, part of World Heritage in Greece

Afternoon     Free time at Pappa Beach to relax, enjoy the best restaurants, and if you like, try the famous Samos wine, which has won international awards. Take a ferry from Samos to Kusadasi, about 1.5 hour.

Evening         Free evening

Meals included: breakfast

Day 6
Kusadasi

Morning        At Güvercinada, or the Pigeon Island as it is also known, a short walk along the coast to explore the castle and history

Afternoon     Walk around the Kus island and have a free time

Evening         Flight to Konya

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 7 
Konya

Morning        Visit the Mevlâna Museum at the heart of the city

Afternoon     Have a free time with an optional walking tour to see the best attractions in the city

Evening         Drive to Cappadocia

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 8
Cappadocia

Morning        Explore the center of Cappadocia, and have the famous Turkish coffee and desserts

Afternoon     Visit the rock formations in underground cities in Kaymakli. Hot air balloon tour to experience the amazing views from the high (optional) and have a free time

Evening         Go to Istanbul

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 9
Istanbul

Morning         Visit the Blue Mosque, the only mosque in Istanbul that has six minarets. Go to the basilica Cistern, Yerebatan Saray, a place that was the setting for the James Bond film

Afternoon      Explore Santa Sofia, the basilica built between 532 and 537 to be the cathedral of Constantinople. Walk around the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, and have a free time

Evening         Goodbye dinner

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner   

Day 10 
Istanbul

Departures

Meals included: breakfast 

Tour Operator

info@colibriboston.org

Sylvia  +1 617-301-1237 

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Greece – Country Code +30 | Police 112 | American Embassy: (+30) 21 0721 2951 Address: Leof. Vasilissis Sofias 91, Athina 115 21, Greece

Turkey – Country Code +90 | Police 100 | American Embassy: (+90) 312-455-5555 Address: 110 Atatürk Blvd. Kavaklıdere, 06100 Ankara,Turkey

Accommodation

Our hotels and casas are centrally located and we usually place 2 students per room. Teachers are placed in single rooms. We offer discounted or complimentary spots for parents and chaperons.

Air condition

Towels and soap

Hair Dryer

Safe

Example from past accommodations

Inclusions

What’s included?

What’s not included

Why teachers and students love our educational trips

Low cost

Our prices include everything listed on itinerary, all meals etc.

Rich itinerary

Designed to create more travel experiences customers love.

Centrally located hotels

We stay in 3-4 stars hotels, mostly 2 students per room

Scholarships for students

We offer full or partial scholarships for the students with financial need.

Interaction with locals

Joint activities or dinner discussions with local students, teachers, artists, entrepreneurs.

Teachers and parents travel

Teacher travel for free and parents/chaperons receive 200-300 USD discount.

Essential Travel Information

school trips to England and France

visa requirements, health, currency and more

▹ Visa requirements for school trips to England and France

✔︎ There are no special visa requirements for US citizens entering England and France for less than 90 days. Please make sure your passport is valid for at least another 6 months and has empty pages. 


▹ Health, Vaccinations

✔︎ All travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to manage and enjoy our style of travel. Please note that if in the opinion of our group leader or local guide any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, we reserve the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund. You should be able to walk at least 2-3 miles a day and be able to climb at least two sets of stairs.
✔︎ You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations before departure.
✔︎ There are no major health risks associated with traveling to England and France.
✔︎ At least 30 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
✔︎ If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour and any possible delays ( we recommend additional 1-2 weeks of supply).
✔︎ If you tend to get motion sickness please travel with appropriate medication. If you have a sensitive stomach consider bringing imodium as well.

Health Insurance: international health insurance, evacuation or cancelation insurance are not included. We recommend purchasing those before the trip. See the insurance box on the sidebar of this page.


▹ Electricity

✔︎ France operates on the European standard 220-240 volts and use Types C, E, or F plugs with two small, round pins.
✔︎ England operates on 240 volts and uses Type G plug with three large, flat pins.

▹ Connectivity, Internet

✔︎ The Internet is available in all hotels although speed may vary.
✔︎ Please consult your phone plan provider for phone call and text messages, international charges and plans.


▹ Time zones

✔︎ England is 5 hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET). 12 pm in New York is 5 PM in England.
✔︎ France is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET). 12 pm in New York is 6 PM in France.

 

▹ Currency, cash, credit cards

✔︎ The currency in England is Pound sterling and in France is Euro.
✔︎ Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas
✔︎ ATMs are  available in all major towns and cities and credit cards are generally available in tourist shops and restaurants. Visa and MasterCard are better than American Express, Diners.  Smaller venues accept cash only.

 

▹ Baggage allowance

✔︎ Our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights. Additional baggage can be a subject of extra fees. Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights.
✔︎ We recommend that you make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents and a set of clothes, pijamas and cosmetics (travel size) in your carry-on bag in case of baggage delays. ber of your first hotel printed out.

 

▹ Tipping

✔︎ It’s customary to offer your guide and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
✔︎ We recommend tipping the equivalent of $10 per day per person and giving the tips to tour leaders to distribute between drivers, guides etc.
✔︎ Tips can only be paid in cash.

 

▹ Itinerary

Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travelers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour.

 

We LOVE to talk about travel. If you have any questions please give us a call: 617 301 1237 or email us: info@colibriboston.org.

We are always happy to talk to our travelers and answer the questions!

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Cost:

9 days start from $2295
11 days start from $2595
(all inclusive)

Add airfare: $950-$1200

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