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SSUSA presents a Special 25th Anniversary Tour

London - Normandy - Paris

June 17 – June 30, 2014

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL SUSAN RUTH AT SUSAN@WERUTH.COM

OR CALL 206-930-7091

 

FOR PDF DOCUMENT OF ITINTERARY PLEASE CLICK HERE

 

 

Day # 1 Tuesday June 17

In flight from USA to London England.

 

Day # 2 Wednesday June 18                                                          D

Morning arrival In London’s Heathrow Airport. Transfer by Motor coach to Central London. Check in time for the hotel will be 3:00pm. On arrival at the hotel your luggage will be placed in a secure room ready for check in after 3:00pm.

Late morning/early afternoon visit to the British Museum and introduction to London’s underground transportation system. (The Tube)

Late afternoon check into your hotel for the next 5 nights

Hotel Novotel London West

Dinner to be taken in the hotel or local restaurant

Remainder of the day free to relax and adjust to the time change. (+ 5 Hours EST)

 

Day # 3 Thursday June 19                                                               B

Breakfast in the hotel

Full day city tour of London with motor coach and step on Blue Badge London guide.

This morning our tour will take us to all the historical sites in London including the Bank district, Buckingham Palace with the Changing of the Guard, The Parliament Buildings, Westminster, and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Free time for an independent lunch before we continue to the Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

Return to the hotel by late afternoon

Remainder of the day free at leisure

 

Day # 4 Friday  June 20                                                                   B

Breakfast in the hotel

Transfer to Ball field for a morning softball practice.

Remainder of the day free at leisure for personal sightseeing and shopping

 

Day # 5 Friday  June 21

Breakfast in the hotel

Full day Softball Tournament.

Remainder of the day free at leisure.

 

Day # 6 Sunday  June 22                                                                B

Breakfast in the hotel

Full day Softball Tournament  

Remainder of the day free at leisure.

 

Day # 7 Monday  June 23                                                               B,D

Breakfast in the hotel

Morning departure from London and drive south the Channel port of Dover.

Here we check in for our mid-morning sailing from Dover to Calais in France.

Our coach will drive on board the ferry where we will disembark and make our way to the upper decks to relax and enjoy the 1 ¼ hour crossing to France. The ferry will have lounge areas, upper deck outside viewing areas, a full restaurant and snack bars, duty free shopping and a fully stocked bar area.

On arrival into France we will be one hour ahead of the UK (+ 6 hours EST)

Our drive from Calais to Normandy will take us through Boulogne-Sur-Mer, Abbeville, and Rouen.

In Rouen a short stop will be made to view the old historical city center where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake on 30 May 1431.

Continuing our journey to the Normandy area we pass by Le Havre and into the Caen / Bayeux area and check into our hotel for the next 3 nights.

Hotel Best Western Malherbe Caen

Dinner in the hotel.

Remainder of the day free at leisure.

 

Day # 8 Tuesday  June 24                                                              B

Breakfast in the hotel

After breakfast, a tour of the Normandy landing beaches, starting with Ouistreham, where the British & French Commandos and Canadian 1st Airborne units secured the eastern flank of the landing beaches early in the morning of June 6, 1944. Here we will visit “Pegasus Bridge” and the museum, which is dedicated to this daring feat of bravery. Continuing west we drive the coastal route making various stops along the way through the British and Canadian landing zones on June 6, 1944 Sword, Juno & Gold Beaches. A longer stop in Arromanches is planned for a visit to the D-Day Museum and viewing the Mulberry Harbor, which was specially built in England and towed across the channel to be put in place for the landing of supplies after the main landings.

A late afternoon return to our hotel is planned.

Remainder of the day free at leisure.

 

Day # 9 Wednesday June 25                                                          B

Breakfast in the hotel.

After breakfast we continue our tour of the “Operation Overlord” area, taking us into the American theatre of operations. Driving west our first stop of the day will be in St. Mere Eglise. It was here that the west flank of the landing beaches had to be secured early in the morning of June 6, 1944. Here we will visit the Airborne Museum dedicated to the 101st Division “Screaming Eagles” and the 82nd Division “All American” We will also visit the church to view the beautiful stained glass windows also dedicated to these 2 divisions. A parachute still dangles precariously from the steeple with an effigy of an 82nd airborne trooper, John Steele, who was entangled there after the drop.

On leaving St. Mere Eglise our tour will continue into S. Marie du Mont and drop down onto Utah Beach. Here we will have time to view the memorial before continuing over to Omaha Beach & Pointe du Hoc. On arrival at Omaha beach we have time to reflect on the bloody slaughter of many young Americans that took place here. On visiting Omaha beach we will climb the bluffs to overlook the beachhead area and visit St .Laurent-sur-Mer American Military Cemetery.

We continue on to visit Point Du Hoc and the Ranger Monument. Point du Hoc has been left much as it was in June of 1944, a standing monument to the sacrifices and heroism of the 2nd Rangers.

Returning to our hotel by late afternoon.

Remainder of the day free at leisure.

 

 

Day # 10 Thursday June 26                                                            B,D

Breakfast in the hotel.

Departing the hotel we drive south, leaving Normandy and arrive in Paris by late morning. Free time for an independent lunch in Paris before we start our afternoon city tour with our local step on guide.

Our city tour will show us the highlights of this vibrant city. The Eiffel Tower. Champs des Ellyses, Triumphal Arch, Louvres, Sacre Coeur, and many more.

On completion of our city tour we check into our hotel for the next 3 nights

Hotel Novotel Est Paris

Dinner in the hotel

Remainder of the day free at leisure.

 

Day # 11 Friday June  27                                                                 B

Breakfast in the hotel.

Transfer to Ball field for a morning softball practice.

Remainder of the day free at leisure for personal sightseeing and shopping

 

Day # 12 Saturday  June  28                                                  B

Breakfast in the hotel.

Full day Softball Tournament.

Remainder of the day free at leisure.

 

Day # 13 Sunday  June  29                                                             B,D

Breakfast in the hotel.

Full day free in Paris for personal sightseeing and shopping

Farewell dinner cruise on the River Seine.

 

Day # 14 Monday  June  30

Breakfast in the hotel.

Morning group transfer to Charles De Gaulle International Airport for check in to respective airlines and flights back to the USA

 

 

B = Buffet Breakfast             D = 3 course group dinner

 

Tour Highlights

·      Full Day city tour of London

·      Visit the Tower of London, Westminster and St. Paul’s Cathedral

·      See the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace

·      ½ day softball practise

·      2 x full day softball tournament

·      Cross Channel Ferry Crossing Dover UK – Calais France

·      2 days touring the D-Day Landing Beached of Normandy with included museums

·      Visit Ste Mere Eglise

·      Visit Pointe du Hoc

·      Visit Utah & Omaha Beaches

·      Visit American Military Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach

·      ½ day City tour of Paris

·      Visit Paris

·      Farewell dinner cruise on the River Seine in Paris

 

What is included:

-12 Nights in 4**** Category Hotels          

-12 Full hot / cold Buffet Breakfasts                         

-3 dinners (3 courses excluding beverages)

-1 Farewell Dinner cruise on River Seine

-All excursions and sightseeing as per the Itinerary

-All transfers as per the Itinerary

-All entrances as per the itinerary

-Group Transfer from Heathrow Airport to Hotel in London

-Group transfer from Hotel in Paris to Charles De Gaulle Airport Paris

-Land transportation London – Paris by luxury coach with W.C & A/C

-All transfers to various Ball games Within the Itinerary

-Services of local guides / Assistance where applicable

-All road tolls, parking fees & taxes                                      

-All entrance fees as per the Itinerary    

-All rooms with en-suite facilities

-Cross Channel Ferry from Dover UK  to Calais France        

-Driver’s Accommodation

-Luggage handling (1 piece of main luggage on coach & Hotels)

-All Gratuities for group services. (Drivers, Long distance & Transfers, Local Guides, Maitre’d and Bellmen etc)

 

What is not included:

-Round trip airfare to and from the US gateway / London / Paris

-All items of a personal nature: i.e., telephone calls, laundry, pay TV, hotel mini bars, etc.

-All meals not specified in the Itinerary

-All entrances to museums, art galleries, etc. not specified in the itinerary.

-All private excursions not specified in the itinerary.

-Any public transport, taxi, local bus, rail or flights not specified in the itinerary.

-Luggage handling at the airport.

-Sports bag handlingat hotels or on coaches.

 

Tour cost per person:   $3,495.00  dbl occupancy       

The above rates are per person net to us. VAT and taxes included. All Gratuities have been included for the complete tour

To secure reservations for this tour we will require a non-refundable deposit of $500.00 per person by January 7, 2014

Full & Final payment should reach us no later than March 31st, 2014

**Currency Exchange Supplement

As of going to print August 27, 2013 the US dollar currency exchange rate against the Euro, is Euro 1.00 = US$ 1.35 Should the exchange rate fluctuate 2% above, this rate of exchange, International Sports Holidays/SSUSA reserves the right to charge clients the currency exchange supplement necessary.

Waiver

International Sports Holidays/SSUSA reserves the right to substitute, change or cancel any of the included excursions in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

I (We) have read through the Itinerary and fully accept the terms and conditions within, including the currency Exchange Supplement.

Responsibility

International Sports Holidays/SSUSA has contracted suppliers to provide transportation, accommodation and other services. International Sports Holidays/SSUSA or any employees thereof shall not be held responsible for accidents, loss, damage, delay and expenses arising from acts of God, wars, strikes, quarantine, weather, irregularity, failure of planes, government restrictions, personal liability or regulations, change in hotel accommodations, delays or other services and any other cause over which it has no control.

Terms & Conditions

Passport
All passengers are required to possess a passport valid for at least 6 months from departure date.  Be sure to secure this documentation well in advance of departure.

Flights
Flights leaving the US arrive in Europe the following day. Therefore, it will be necessary to fly out the day before the tour starts.

Itinerary Variations
We strive to improve tour itineraries. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries.

Single-Rooms
Single-rooms are available for an additional supplement. Please call for single room availability.

Cancellation
Non-refundable deposit
Cancellation 120 days out --all but deposit refundable
90 days out --50% refundable
60 days out --100% of trip cost is non-refundable
No refunds for unused portions once trip has begun.

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