On March 10, Thirteen students and staff from the Austine School for the Deaf will embark on a 9 day interpreted journey to Europe: London & Paris.
Our students (Lexi, Jake, Bryer, David, Greta and Tressah) have been planning and studying for this trip for two and a half years. Others undertaking this adventure are Trip Leaders Pete Rausch and Michele Miller-Rausch, Interpreters Virginia Clark and Joan Pellerin, Family members Sarah Husted, Kilee and Jane McDougall.
We will fly overnight to England and meet our Tour Director Eric Thompson from EFTours in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who will lead us throughout our trip.
Arriving in London, during our second day, we will begin our walking tour of London and visit the following places:
The Strand, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strand,_London
Trafalgar Square http://www.touruk.co.uk/london_squares/trafalgar_square1.htm
Leicester Square http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leicester_Square#History
Covent Garden http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covent_Garden
The third day, we will have a guided tour of:
Big Ben http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Ben
Houses of Parliament http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_Westminster
Piccadilly Circus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piccadilly_Circus
St. Paul's Cathedral http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Paul's_Cathedral
Windsor Castle http://www.royal-windsor.com/windsorcastle.htm
The fourth day we will visit:
Oxford and Stratford. Location of Williams Shakespeare's birthplace and of the famous British College.
Brasenose College: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brasenose_College,_Oxford
Gardens at Anne Hathaway's cottage: http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/content/view/365/365/
Shakespeare's birthplace: http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/content/view/47/47/
Day five, we will travel to Kent and take in a guided tour of Canterbury Cathedral and visit the Dover Castle.
On day six, we will leave England, cross the English Channel by ferry from Dover to Calais, and continue on to Paris. We will have a walking tour of Paris in the evening.
Day seven, we will visit the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and the Palace at Versailles.
Day 8, for our last day in Paris we will visit the world famous Louvre and do a walking tour of Paris's Latin Quarter and visit the Notre Dame Cathedral.