Itineraries

Trafalgar Square
King's College
Cambridge
Ely Cathedral
Cambridge Canal

Festival Tour #1

London / Cambridge / Ely

 

Day One: Saturday, June 30, 2018

  • Departure via scheduled air service to London

 

Day Two: Sunday, July 1

  • Arrive in London
  • Meet your MCI Tour Manager who will assist the group to awaiting chartered motorcoach for a transfer to Cambridge via panoramic tour of London’s highlights including Whitehall and Trafalgar Square with Nelson’s Column, and Buckingham Palace, where you might see the Changing of the Guard. Drive by Westminster Abbey, where most English Kings and Queens have been crowned since 1066, and where many are buried. See Piccadilly Circus and pass Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament
  • Lunch, on own
  • Transfer to Cambridge
  • Late afternoon hotel check-in
  • Evening dinner and overnight

 

Day Three: Monday, July 2

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning rehearsal
  • Festival Welcome Lunch
  • Afternoon visit to Wimpole Estate. The Mansion at the heart of the estate is evidence of Elsie Bambridge’s success in creating a home. Intimate rooms contrast with beautiful and unexpected Georgian interiors, including Soane’s breathtaking Yellow Drawing Room and wonderful plunge bath
  • Dinner, on own
  • Evening rehearsal

 

Day Four: Tuesday, July 3

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning rehearsal
  • Lunch, on own
  • Enjoy a tour of Cambridge taking in the River Cam, St. John’s college, University of Cambridge, Cambridge American cemetery and memorial. Visit Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Also Visit King’s College and King’s College Chapel, which was built between 1446 and 1515. It is particularly famous for its vaulted roof, which weighs an enormous 2,000 tons! In addition, the stalls and screen are very fine. The Choir of King’s College Cambridge is famous throughout the world, due to their many recordings and highly televised Christmas service ‘Carols from King’s’
  • Attend evensong at Kings College Chapel
  • Dinner at the hotel
  • Evening rehearsal

 

Day Five: Wednesday, July 4

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Ely, a small but charming city dominated by monastic buildings, many medieval house and a jaw-dropping cathedral, which has its orgins in 672 AD when St. Ethelreda built an Abbey Church. Highly regarded by historians and architects from all over the world for its beauty and size, Ely Cathedral is the only UK building to be listed as one of the “Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages”
  • Lunch, on own
  • Afternoon dress rehearsal
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Great Britain Choral Festival Finale Concert
  • Return to the hotel for overnight

 

Day Six: Thursday, July 5

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to one of London’s airports for return flight