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National Society Magna Charta
Dames and Barons

June 2006 Educational Tour

Program for the National Society of Magna Charta Dames & Barons

 Educational Tour June 13 - June 22, 2006


Tuesday June 13th 2006

  Departure from the U.S.A. for England. Your overnight flight includes dinner, continental breakfast and in-flight entertainment for your journey. Gate1 Travel can arrange your flight from your nearest home city. (Note: Airfare is not included in the basic tour cost).

Wednesday June 14th 2006 - Friday June 16th 2006 (3 days) in Lincoln

    Arrive in London or Manchester this morning.   For those arriving at Heathrow Airport or Manchester Airport by 9:00 am, transportation will be provided to the hotel by bus.  Drive to Lincoln for three days when we will have the services of a guide and bus.

     The three days in Lincoln include a ground tour of the Cathedral, a roof tour of the Cathedral, a visit to the Magna Charta in the Castle and a tour of the library. On Wednesday evening there will be a Magna Carta Lecture in the 13th Century Chapter House presented by Reg Weaver, President of the National Education Association. On Thursday  evening there will be a Tastes of Lincolnshire Banquet in the Chapter House. On Friday evening there will be a concert by the Halle Orchestra with American themes. These events will form part of the Lincoln Magna Carta/USA Week Celebration. Additional information about the program will be provided as the planning for the celebrtation is finalized.

    We will also have the opportunity to enjoy the Cathedral's summer 2006 "Da Vinci Code" exhibition and tour of the locations used in the making of the film. 

Welcome drinks party at the hotel.

Webcam Lincoln Cathedral:

    The cost of an evening reception, the banquet in Lincoln and tours in Lincoln are included in the cost of the Tour. Breakfast is included each day.

    Overnight at the Lincoln Hotel, Lincoln (3 nights).   Full English Breakfast each day, reception, banquet and entrance fees.

Saturday June 17th 2006

  This morning transfer to London.

    Arrive in London.   This morning stroll across Green Park to watch the TROOPING THE COLOUR.   The hotel should be within walking distance of Buckingham Palace. If possible seats will be obtained to watch the ceremony at additional cost.   HM The Queen and members of the Royal Family attend this ceremony, which commemorates the official birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.

   This is an amazing spectacle, showing the best of  British pomp and ceremony!

   Lunch and afternoon at leisure.

   Evening at leisure.

   Overnight at a London Hotel, London.   Full English Breakfast.

Sunday June 18th 2006

   Day at leisure.

    A special optional activity may be offered at additional cost.

   Overnight at a London Hotel, London.   Full English Breakfast.

Monday June 19th 2006

    A private coach will pick up the group at the Hotel.

    A guide accompanies the group for a visit to RUNNYMEDE, the site of the sealing of the Magna Charta.

    A three course pub lunch has been arranged in Windsor.

    The GARTER DAY is traditionally held at Windsor Castle on the Monday following the Trooping of the Colour. This annual ceremony of the Most Noble Order of the Garter consists of the Garter Procession of the Sovereign, Companions and Officers of the Order and the Garter Service of Thanksgiving. Members of The Friends of St George’s may apply individually for a ticket expressing a preference to sit in the Chapel and attend the Service, to sit in the Stand and view the Procession or stand on the Lawn and view the Procession; also for a Badge to attend the Garter Tea afterwards in the Vicars’ Hall – all subject to availability.  (The Service is broadcast outside.)

    Those seeking membership of The Society should apply as soon as possible to The Honorary Secretary, The Friends of St George’s Chapel, I The Cloisters, Windsor Castle, SL4 1NJ, United Kingdom

Panoramic View of Windsor Castle

     Those not viewing the procession may tour Eton College for a modest additional charge.

    Return to London for dinner at leisure.

   Overnight at a London Hotel, London.    Full English Breakfast.

Tuesday June 20th 2006

    The Ascot Race Meeting is scheduled from Tuesday through to Friday.

    Royal Ascot Vouchers must be individually arranged with contact information available. Lunch and dinner on the day of Ascot is not included.


   You are driven from the hotel by bus to the Races at Windsor, dressed of course, in  top hat and tails for the gentlemen and wonderful hats for the ladies.

   You will  be able to experience the rich pageantry and excitement of the ROYAL ASCOT RACES where one can observe Royalty and see Her Majesty the Queen and her family  walking around amongst the other guests. Those with letters of entrance will be able to go into the Royal Enclosure. [Note: to apply for letters of entrance please contact the Society Office].

    Following the races we are planning for dinner at leisure in London.

   Lunch and dinner at leisure.

   Overnight at a London Hotel, London.   Full English Breakfast.

Wednesday June 21st 2006

   A special optional activity may be offered at additional cost.

   Lunch and dinner at leisure.

   Overnight at a London Hotel, London.   Full English Breakfast.

Thursday June 22th 2006

   Departure Day!   Full English Breakfast. Transfer to Heathrow Airport for your return flight home.   Bon Voyage!


Please contact the Society at 215-836-5022 for further information The full itinerary plus the price and terms and conditions, prepared by Gate1 Travel, will be sent to you by the Society. Once you have decided to participate, you will be referred to Gate 1 Travel for reservations and payment. This itinerary is for informational purposes only and is subject to change. The Tour Operator and Seller of Travel for this Tour is Gate1 Travel.

It is not necessary to be a member of the Society to participate.

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