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Florida Music Ambassadors is an opportunity for high achieving music students to represent the state of Florida with a performance in London, England and to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day with a performance at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial.



Sample Itinerary

Subject to Change


 

Tuesday, June 4th

  • TBA- Depart MCO for London (dinner on airplane)


London/Paris Trip Begins

 

Day 1 – Wednesday, June 5th

(Meals provided Breakfast and Dinner)

  Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Morning

  • Arrive in London in (breakfast on flight)

  • Group arrival at London Heathrow Airport. Meet your group tour director and transfer from the airport to the hotel

  • Sightseeing will depend on flight time arrival

  • Visit Windsor Castle - Windsor Castle has been the family home to British kings and queens for over 1,000 years. It is the oldest occupied Castle in the world and where Her Majesty The Queen chooses to spend private weekends.

Afternoon

  • Free time for lunch in Windsor Town (on your own)

  • Check in to hotel

Evening

  • Dinner at the hotel

 

  Day 2 – Thursday, June 6th

(Meals provided Breakfast and Dinner)

Morning

  London Parliament & Big Ben

London Parliament & Big Ben

  • Panoramic tour of London including:

    • Westminster Abbey (interior) Westminster Abbey is a must-see and a significant structure in British history. This beautiful gothic church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site popular with many visitors to London. Complete with paintings, stained glass windows and other religious artefacts, Westminster Abbey owns the most important collection of monumental sculpture anywhere in Britain.

    • Houses of Parliament

    • Big Ben

    • Parliament Square Park

    • Buckingham Palace to watch Changing of the Guard

  • Free time for lunch at Trafalgar Square (on you own)

 Afternoon/Evening

  • Trafalgar Square is one of London’s most vibrant spaces in the middle of the city. It surrounded by museums, galleries, cultural spaces and historic buildings.

  • The National Gallery home to Britain’s best collection of paintings. Here we will see works from some of the great arts including Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Raphael and many more.

  • Dinner at local restaurant

 

 Day 3 – Friday, June 7th

 (Meals provided Breakfast and Dinner)

Morning

  Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

  • Tower of London - The Tower represent the ultimate power of the monarch. There we will see Crown Jewels, Halls of Armor and Weapons, White Tower Museum, and walk the wall.

  • Tower Bridge - Take a walk on the famous Tower Bridge across the River Thames.

  • Free time for lunch at Leadenhall Market (on you own)

Afternoon

  • The British Museum is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence.  It documents the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.  Here we will see mummies from ancient Egypt, the Rosetta Stone, Sculptures from Parthenon, and much more

Evening

  • Dinner at local restaurant

  • Visit Leicester Square - Here student will see street performers and have an opportunity to souvenir shop before the show.

  • Dinner in the West End Area

  • West End Show TBA - London’s West End is like NYC Times Square. It is the epicenter of musicals and plays in London.

 

Day 4 – Saturday, June 8th

(Meal provided Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Morning

  Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

  • Rehearsal/Performance

  • Lunch (included)

Afternoon/Evening

 

Day 5 – Sunday, June 9th

(Meal provided Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Morning

  Stonehenge

Stonehenge

  • Depart London for Portsmouth

  • Stonehenge - Perhaps the world’s most famous prehistoric monument built about 4,000 to 5,000 years ago.

  • Lunch Included

Afternoon

  • Visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

  • Mary Rose exhibition and HMS Victory,

  • Nelson’s Flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar etc.

  • Dinner in Portsmouth.

Evening

·       Overnight: FERRY - Portsmouth to Caen

 

Day 6 – Monday, June 10th

(Meal provided Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Morning

  Normandy American Cemetary

Normandy American Cemetary

  • Disembark ferry. Transfer to Colleville sur Mer.

  • Performance at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial (in Colleville-Sur-Mer)

  • This cemetery honors the American Troops who died in Europe during World War II. The cemetery is located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach and the English Channel.

  • Lunch Provided

 

Afternoon/Evening

  • Tour beaches and memorial/cemetery visits

  • Depart later this afternoon for Paris

  • Dinner at hotel or local restaurant

  • Check in to hotel

 

Day 7 – Tuesday, June 11th

(Meal provided Breakfast and Dinner)

 

Morning

  Historic Notre Dame Cathedral

Historic Notre Dame Cathedral

  • Panoramic sightseeing tour of Paris including Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees etc.

    • The Notre Dame Cathedral is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in the world. The cathedral treasury contains a reliquary, which houses some of the catholic most important relics, including the purported crown of thorns, a fragment of the True Cross, and one of the Holy Nails.

    • Champs Elysees is an avenue in Paris, running between the Place de la Concorde and the Place Charles de Gaulle, where the Arc de Triomphe is located. It is known for its theatres, cafés, and luxury shops, for the annual Bastille Day military parade, and as the finish of the Tour de France cycle race. The name is French for the Elysian Fields, the paradise for dead heroes in Greek mythology.

  • Free time for lunch (on your own)

Afternoon/Evening

 

Day 8 – Wednesday, June 12th

(Meal provided Breakfast and Dinner)

Morning

  Musée d'Orsay

Musée d'Orsay

Afternoon/Evening

  • Performance in Paris, France (Location TBA)

  • Dinner at local restaurant

 

Day 9 – Thursday, June 13th

(Meal provided Breakfast and Dinner)

Morning

  Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum

  • Guided tour of the Louvre Museum

  • Free time for lunch (on your own)

Afternoon/Evening

  • Walking tour of Palais Royal district and hidden passages

  • Afterwards a guided visit to George Pompidou Centre

  • Farewell dinner at local restaurant

 

Day 10- Friday, June 14th

(Meal provided Breakfast and Dinner)

Morning

  Montmartre, including the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur

Montmartre, including the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur

  • Visit Montmartre and Sacré-Cœur Basilica for amazing views of Paris

  • Free time for lunch (on your own)

Depart Paris:

  • Group transfer to CDG Airport

Arrive Home

  • Tuesday Night or Early Wednesday Morning

  • Parents Pick up student from Airport