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WILSON EUROPEAN VISIT 2018

Possible itinerary based on travel first full week of June (arriving June 3 and departing June 10)

Arrive in London morning of June 3

The LondonPass is a great deal entry card to see all the ‘pay sites’ in London. It is worth the investment if you
want to see the major attractions. There are typically discount codes available online ranging from 10%-20%.

The 3 day suggested itinerary from LondonPass.com gives a good idea of what can be accomplished with a 3
day pass (https://www.londonpass.com/london-attractions/london-itineraries.html). I would modify that
itinerary as follows:

All costs for the following, minus meals, are included with the LondonPass

Day 1 (June 3)
- 8 – 11:30 am: Arrive and settle into hotel. Meet up with Josh and Ashley as free ‘expert’ tour guides.
- 11:30 am – 12 pm: Pick up LondonPass.
- 12 – 1:30 pm: Tower of London
- 1:30 – 2:15 pm: Lunch
- 2:30 – 3:15 pm: Tower Bridge
- 3:15 – 3:30 pm: Beer at local British pub because the British way of life is pints throughout the day.
- 3:45 – 5 pm: Shakespeare’s Globe Tour
- 5 – 6:30 pm: View from the Shard building (tallest building in Western Europe) and go to dinner.
- 6:30 – 7:15 pm: Thames River Cruise in evening.

Day 2 (June 4)
- 8 – 9:30 am: Depart hotel, travel to Paddington train station and get morning train to Windsor Castle by
national rail train.
o This is a must see during England visit and train fare covered by LondonPass. It takes 45 minutes by
train and the typical tour last 2-3 hours.
- 9:30 am – 12:00 pm: Tour Windsor Castle.
- 12 – 1 pm: Lunch and pints at local 450-year-old pub/restaurant in Windsor. Great fish and chips.
- 1 – 2 pm: return to London via Paddington train station. Refresh at Hotel.
- 2 – 3 pm: Tour Kensington Palace.
- 3 – 4:30 pm: Natural History Museum visit
- 4:30 – 5:30 pm: Tour Notting Hill and Portobello Road area near Josh and Ashley’s house.
- 5:30 - 7 pm: Dinner

Day 3 (June 5)
- 9:00 -10:30 am: Tour Westminster Abbey where all Kings/Queens have been coronated since roughly 1,000
AD.
- 10:30 – 11:30am: Churchill War Rooms. Preserved underground bunkers where Churchill coordinated the
UK’s wartime efforts after Germany began bombing London.
- 11:30 – 1 pm: Lunch and Abby Road Studios visit.
- 1 – 3 pm: Visit London Zoo and walk around Regent’s Park (the Queen’s Park).
- 3 – 4:30 pm: Walking tour through central London; see Josh’s school and Ashley’s store. Walk through
West End Theatre area and go to oldest licensed Pub in UK (established 1261).
- 4:30 – 6 pm: Visit King’s Cross Rail Station to see Harry Potter Platform 9 ¾; tour of Camden Market.
- 6 – 7:30 pm: Dinner
Estimated costs for family of 4 to visit Paris and Rome: $1560 - $1660.
- Travel: $585 - $660
- AirBnB: $240 - $300
- Dining and attraction costs: roughly $600 - $700.

Day 4 (June 6) (PARIS)

London – Paris Train Tickets: 55-70 GBP per person (roughly $260 – $300).
AirBnB for family of 4 should be around 100 – 125 Euro per night ($120 - $150).

- 7 am: Depart London St. Pancras International Rail Station on Eurostar.


- 9:30 am: Arrive in Paris and check in to AirBnB (or Marriott Hotel if using points). Grab quick bite to eat.
- 10am – 12 pm: Visit the Louvre Museum, see Mona Lisa and other rare items in collection.
- 12– 1:30 pm: Visit Eiffel Tower, go to top for spectacular views.
- 1:30 – 3 pm: Lunch near Notre Dame Cathedral; 30 minute visit of Notre Dame Cathedral.
- 3 – 4:30 pm: Visit Paris Catacombs. A unique experience.
- 4:30 – 5 pm: Travel back to central Paris, see Arc de Triumph (monument to Napolean).
- 5 – 7 pm: relaxing dinner, perhaps some escargot.

Day 5 (June 7) (ROME)

Flights for 4 people from Paris to Rome will cost 120 GBP total (roughly $160).
AirBnB for 4 people should be same as Paris, 100 – 125 Euro per night ($120 - $150).

- 8 am: Flight to Rome. Flights are about 1.25 -1.5 hours. Train to center of Rome is 30 minutes.
- 10 am: Arrive in Rome city center.
- 10 – 11 am: Check in to AirBnB or hotel and grab late breakfast.
- 11 am – 1:30 pm: Tour Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
- 1:30 – 3 pm: Relaxing lunch.
- 3 – 4 pm: Visit the Pantheon (nearly 2000 year old church).
- 4 – 6 pm: Walk around Rome to see all the historical buildings. End at Spanish Steps before dinner.
- 6 – 8 pm: Dinner

Day 6 (June 8) (ROME/LONDON)

Flights for 4 people departing Rome after 4 pm but arriving in London before 10:30 pm are 32-44 GBP
per person, total 128 – 176 GBP ($165 - $230).

- 8 am – 12 pm: Early morning tour of Vatican City to see St. Basilica and Vatican Museums, including
Sistine Chapel, famous for Michelangelo’s ceiling.
- 12 – 1 pm: Lunch.
- 1 – 2:30 pm: depart for airport to return to London.
- Flight some time between 4 – 8 pm.
- Arrive back in London by 9 – 10 pm.

Day 7 (June 9) (Last day in London)


- Catch up on anything you want to see before you return to the US.