England & Scotland – A Cultural Journey
May 15–25, 2013
This journey introduces the traveler to the multifaceted culture of England and Scotland.
Our adventure begins in London. home to Big Ben, Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, and the Tower of London.
Other highlights of the England portion of the educational travel program include:
- London's best-known museums include the British Museum, National Gallery, and Tate Gallery. We will attend world-class performances of carefully selected musical theatre. London, site of the 2012 summer Olympics, is one of the world's most livable cities and a perfect springboard for our trip to England and Scotland.
- England has a rich heritage of fascinating history, celebrated culture, and scenic beauty. Windsor castle and state apartments reflect royalty and pageantry.
- The mysteries of Stonehenge have fascinated historians and tourists for centuries. The serenity of Salisbury cathedral matches its pristine setting. The royal crescent in Bath is an artistic treasure.
- Blenheim’s immaculate palace perpetuates the legacy of Winston Churchill. The Cotswolds villages are charming and picturesque. Anne Hathaway’s cottage outside Shakespeare’s beloved Stratford-upon-Avon is the most photographed home in England.
- Warwick castle provides the ultimate interactive glimpse of life in medieval times. Chester, with its black-and-white architecture and well-preserved Roman walls, is truly photogenic. Our spring sojourn in England concludes with an hour’s cruise on tranquil Lake Windermere in the beautiful Lake District.
Highlights of the Scotland portion of the educational travel program:
- Scotland is a perfect complement to England. Although the two countries share commonalities, the differences are vast – ranging from rugged scenery to the cherubic faces and red hair of some of the friendliest people on the planet!
- Edinburgh is a study in contrasts with the Royal Mile’s historic castle and palace in close proximity to the stately architecture of its Georgian new town.
- Inverness is the prosperous hub of the highlands and host of the world’s biggest highland games. Scotland’s vibrant history will be viewed in well-preserved castles, stately homes, and remnants of famous battlefields.
- Our final day in this country includes a scenic drive past Loch Lomond and Loch Ness (keep an eye open for "Nessie"). We bid fond farewell to Scotland from its largest city, Glasgow.
Del Parkinson, Professor of Music, will lead this program. He has successfully led numerous travel programs to New York City, South America, China, London, and Europe.
Cost is $5,000* and includes:
- Round trip airfare from Boise** plus airport transfers***
- Nine nights of hotel accommodations****
- Daily breakfast buffet plus additional meals
- Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
- Tickets to selected musical theatre in London
- Entrance fees to museums and historical sights
- Professional local guides
- Credit or non-credit fee (graduate credit additional fee)
* Price is subject to adjustment due to exchange rate fluctuation and/or low enrollment.
** Departure from other cities may be arranged for an adjustment in cost.
*** Participants traveling independently are responsible for meeting up with the group.
**** Hotel rate is based on double occupancy. Single supplement is an additional $570.
Payment and Refund Policy:
Non-refundable deposit of $1,000 or more due by September 12.
First payment of $2,000 due by October 12.
Final payment due by November 12.
All payments are made to Boise State University Extended Studies, (208) 426-3293.
Please make checks payable to BSU Educational Travel Programs.
Late registrations will be considered on a space-available basis.
Participants traveling independently are responsible for meeting up with the group.
Prior to November 12, refunds will be issued minus one-half of payments (not including deposit).
After November 12, no refunds will be given.
*We strongly recommend that trip cancellation /interruption insurance be purchased at the time of deposit. Any applicable refunds are processed through travel insurance companies.
Register now! Enrollment is limited.
For reservations, please call:
Boise State Educational Travel Programs at (208) 426-3293;
(Press "5" for Extended Studies in the phone options list and ask to be connected to Linda Berntsen.)
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