HOBY Alumni International Tour Program Across the English Channel: London and Paris April 16 – April 23, 2011 Across the English Channel Trip Itinerary: London and Paris Saturday, April 16 Travel to Philadelphia • Pre-departure orientation • Leadership Activities Spring Break – April, 2011 Sunday, April 17 Fly overnight to London Monday, April 18 Arrive in London HOBY kicks off our Alumni International Tour Program Take a walking tour of London: • The Strand with a spring break trip to London and Paris. • Trafalgar Square HOBY has partnered with EF Tours, one of the largest educational tour • Leicester Square companies in the world to offer international travel opportunities to • Covent Garden HOBY Alumni. Tuesday, April 19 Spend your 2011 Spring Break with HOBY Alumni from across the Take a guided tour of London: country on this 8 day adventure to London and Paris. • Big Ben and Houses of We’ll gather together in Philadelphia for pre-departure orientation and Parliament • Piccadilly Circus HOBY Leadership Activities before we head off to London and Paris. • St. Paul’s Cathedral This trip is open to all high school age HOBY alumni. • Westminster Abbey What’s included in this Visit the Tower of London For More Information Contact: • London Eye Tour Package? Cheryl Brenn • Cruise the Thames The cost of this tour is $2,970 Director of International Programs Included in this package price is: firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday, April 20 • Airfare from Philadelphia to London Travel on the Eurostar train to Paris • Airfare from Paris to Philadelphia • Overnight accommodations in Philadelphia (pre-departure), London and Paris Thursday, April 21 • Breakfast and Dinner each day • ALL entrance fees and tours outlined in the itinerary Take a guided tour of Paris: • ALL airport transfers and ground transportation including Eurostar High Speed Train • Place de la Concorde • Travel Insurance • Champs-Élysées • ALL tour gratuities • Arc de Triomphe • HOBY Staff and HOBY trained chaperones • Les Invalides • EF Tours backpack & luggage tags • Eiffel Tower • EF Tours Professional Tour Director and licensed tour guides Take a guided tour of Versailles NOT included in the package price: • Domestic travel to Philadelphia Friday, April 22 • Spending money (Recommend $40 per day, each student will be responsible for their own lunch each day) Visit the Louvre Take a walking tour of Paris: To find out more about this trip or to ENROLL go to • Latin Quarter the EF Tours Website: www.eftours.com Visit Notre Dame Cathedral Tour # 576232 Saturday, April 23 Deadline to Enroll: December 27, 2010 Travel from Paris to Philadelphia Space is limited, so enroll early to ensure your space! Travel home from Philadelphia Frequently Asked Questions: 1. Is this trip supervised? YES. HOBY staff and volunteers will be meeting students upon their arrival in Philadelphia. The student to chaperone ratio is 6:1. HOBY staff and chaperones will be with the students for the entire trip. 2. Is there a payment plan for the tour? YES! $95 Enrollment fee is due upon enrollment to secure your spot $1150 is due at the enrollment deadline of Dec. 27 $863 is due January 26th $862 is due February 25th 3. What is the cancellation policy for this trip? Up to the enrollment deadline of December 27: • Full refund less the $95 Enrollment Fee, a $450 cancellation fee and the $135 insurance policy premium December 18 – March 16: • Full refund less the $95 Enrollment Fee, 50% of the program fee and the $135 insurance policy premium After March 17: • No refund will be issued 4. What type of accommodations will the group be staying in? We will be staying in hotels (not hostels) in each city. These are “student standard” hotels, with private baths in each room and all meet the criteria of safe, clean and comfortable. Students will be staying 3-4 to a room depending on the room configuration. As European hotels are a bit different than traditional American hotels, they typically have single beds, and may or may not have a television or phone in the room. 5. Is there a limit to the amount of luggage that can be taken? It’s highly recommended that all tour participants pack light! International air carriers will allow for a single checked bag, and carry-on. ANY additional luggage fees (extra pieces or overweight bags) will be the responsibility of the student. Students will be responsible for their own luggage and that includes carrying it through the airport, to and from the ground transportation and in the hotel (keep in mind many European hotels do not have elevators). 6. What sets the HOBY tours apart from other school tours? With HOBY’s emphasis on leadership, you can plan on having elements woven into the tour as time allows. Students should plan on daily reflection time as well as a variety of leadership activities throughout the trip. 7. Are there any “hidden costs” we should now about? NO. The ONLY costs outside of the Tour Cost of $2970 is domestic travel to and from Philadelphia, lunch money each day and any spending money for gifts or souvenirs and any hotel “incidentals” such as phone calls or room service. ALL other costs are factored into the tour package. 8. Who can I talk to about this? You can contact Cheryl Brenn, HOBY’s Director of International Programs at 818-851-3980 ext 309 or via email at email@example.com; OR you can go to the EF Tours website and enter tour number: 576232.
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