Go to London in April 2010

11/18/2009

Join us for a theatre tour to London and see the premiere of Andrew Lloyd Weber's sequel to Phantom of the Opera ... LOVE NEVER DIES

 

 


Lakewood Theatre Company

400 YEARS OF THEATRE IN 1 WEEK! 

SPRING THEATRE TOUR

APRIL 24 - MAY 1, 2010

 

The many and varied appeals of London in the Spring... -its history, culture, theatre and art, warm and friendly people, pageantry and flowering landscapes-are such that you cannot help but fall under its mystical spell.

Of course, England and "Theatre" are almost synonymous... And this year, in addition to a selection of new productions at The Royal National Theatre and on the West End, London will be host to the most talked-about new musical to open in years, the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to Phantom of the Opera...LOVE NEVER DIES.

All this, together with some of the most treasured sights... in the world, such as Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Tower of London, Windsor Castle, and an excursion to Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, make this trip a truly unforgettable experience.

$2995 plus applicable taxes and fuel charges

NOTE: The cost of the tour does NOT include U.S. and British government airline taxes and any airline fuel surcharges. Currently these total charges are approximately $395

 

Click here to download a reservation form and send together with your deposit of $1,000/person.


THEATRE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Round-trip Air from Portland
  • 7 Days/6 Nights 1st-Class Hotel
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Full English Breakfast Daily
  • Guided Walking Tours
  • 3 Theatre Productions including:

                  Love Never Dies... Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to Phantom, a West End Production, and a  Royal National Theatre Production

  • Excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Excursion to Windsor Castle
  • Tour of Royal National Theatre
  • Tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
  • Afternoon Tea & Theatre Discussion

Dear Lakewood Patron,

Join us for an extraordinary Springtime Theatre Tour to England. This very special tour will be a perfect educational opportunity to capture the flavor of London's majestic history, magnificent sights, fascinating people and unsurpassed pageantry. For those who love theatre, there will be three exceptional shows, featuring the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, along with a new production at The Royal National Theatre and a West End comedy or drama. We will also be traveling outside of London to Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon.Another day will take us to Queen Elizabeth's magnificent residence,Windsor Castle, just outside London. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or a first-timer, you can be sure to have a fantastic time with Lakewood staff and a great group of fellow theatregoers. Join us for the time of your life as we sip a cup of tea in "Jolly Olde England."

Sincerely,

Kay Vega, Executive Producer

 


Please note: This is only a SAMPLE itinerary. A final itinerary will be issued approximately 30 days prior to departure. 

 

Saturday April 24 In the late afternoon you will depart from Portland on United Airlines via San Francisco on your overnight flight to London.

Sunday April 25 Arrival at London's Heathrow Airport in the morning. Transfer by coach to the first-class Millennium Gloucester Hotel, located just a few blocks from Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. After check-in, some refreshing tea and biscuits, and a few hours for relaxing. In the afternoon you will be taken on a private coach tour of London. The evening will be free.

Monday April 26 In the morning, you will divide into small touring groups of 10 and meet with your guides for your own personalized tour of London. Some of the sights today might be St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, followed by a tour of the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, newly recreated on its original site along the River Thames. Afterwards, you can wander in and out of the adjacent streets and lanes and get a feeling for the way London used to be in times gone by. Tonight, you will be seeing the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to Phantom of the Opera, LOVE NEVER DIES.

 

Tuesday April 27 After meeting with your guides again, you're off to the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. It's then a short walk to Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square. The perfect place for lunch is Covent Garden, once the site of London's main flower, fruit and produce market and now dominated by shopping, street performers and entertainment, flagship fashion stores, craft markets, and diverse bars, restaurants and cafes. In the afternoon, a backstage tour of the Royal National Theatre is scheduled followed by a walking tour of the West End Theatre District. Your show tonight will be a new production at the Royal National Theatre. (TBA)

Wednesday April 28 In the morning, it's off to Stratford-upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare. After passing through the beautiful scenery just outside of London, you will immediately feel how England's countryside is different from the hectic pace of its capital. Along with time to explore this beautiful historic town, there will be guided walking tours visiting a number of the historic Shakespeare Trust Properties including Shakespeare's birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Stratford's secluded and quiet church. You will arrive back to London in the early evening. The remainder of your evening is free.

Thursday April 29 A visit to Windsor Castle is scheduled for today. Located just outside London, Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world. It is the Queen's official residence and was built by William the Conqueror in 1066 after his victory at the battle of Hastings. The castle was closed to visitors after the devastating fire of 1992. After a $63 million renovation, it re-opened in 1997. The damaged rooms gleam with gold gilt, sparkling chandeliers and silk damask wall coverings; and more parts of the castle are now open to the public than before the blaze. Viewing this magnificent castle will be quite a treat. Tonight's production will be a new production on the West End. (TBA)

Friday April 30 Today can be set aside for some of London's wonderful museums and shops. Visit the British Museum's Egyptian collection, the new "Tate Modern" along the Thames, the Victoria & Albert Museum's grand costume section, or the new museum of wine, Vinopolis. If your passion is shopping, you couldn't have chosen a better place with London's famous stores like Harrods, Liberty House, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, you will certainly get a taste of what British shopping is like. Upon returning to the hotel, afternoon tea will be served along with a theatre discussion by a leading theatre personality. Tonight, your evening is free.

Saturday, May 1 You will be departing in the morning for your flights from Heathrow Airport to Portland via San Francisco.

 

To be part of Lakewood Theatre's "Springtime Theatre Tour" to LONDON a deposit of $1000 per person is required at time of reservation. Balance is due by March 1, 2010.

 

Please make payment by credit card or check payable to: BREAK-AWAY TOURS - TRUST ACCOUNT

 

If booking as a single, the following options are available:

__ I would like to be assigned a roommate. I agree to pay 

the single room rate if no roommate is available for me.

___ I wish to have a single-bedded room. Please bill me an

additional $995.

 

Click here to download a reservation form and send together with your initial deposit of $1,000 per person.

 


GENERAL INFORMATION

EXCHANGE RATE AND PRICE INCREASE: The tour is based on the English pound conversion rate being equal to $1.75 as of November 1, 2009. Should the value fluctuate, the price may be adjusted.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE TOUR: Medical and cancellation insurance, meals and beverages not specifically stated, all items of a personal nature, and items not listed under the section "THE TOUR INCLUDES." All U.S. and British government airline taxes and airline "fuel surcharges." These total charges as of November 2009 range up to $395.

INSURANCE: Trip cancellation insurance is available and highly recommended for your protection. For further information, contact Break-Away Tours: (619) 232-1108 or (800) 962-7325.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: If a participant has to cancel after partial or full payment has been made, the following cancellation schedule will apply: Full refunds will be made if written cancellation is received at least 90 days prior to departure. Cancellations received between 60-89 days prior to departure will be subject to a cancellation fee of $500. Cancellations received between 45-59 days prior to departure will be subject to a cancellation fee of $1000. Cancellations received within 30-44 days prior to departure will be subject to a cancellation fee of $1500 per person, plus any applicable airline ticket cancellation charges. Cancellations within 15 days, no refund.

LIABILITY: Lakewood Theatre Company is acting solely as coordinator for this tour. All air and land arrangements are through Break-Away Tours. Lakewood Theatre Company is only the sponsor of the tour and shall not be liable or responsible in any way for loss, personal injury, or damage to or in respect of any person or property of those tour participants.

BREAK-AWAY TOURS (California Seller of Travel Registration # 2009390-40), has been in operation since 1971 and is a leader in providing quality theatre tours to New York City and England.

 

Lakewood Theatre Company receives $200 from Break-Away Tours for each tour member.

Click here to download a reservation form and send together with your initial deposit of $1,000 per person. 

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