Morgan State University Class of 1970’s August 2015 Trip
In observance of their 45th graduation anniversary, members of the MSU Class of 1970 invite travelers to accompany them on a 12-day trip to France and England in August 2015. All adults are welcome.
The trip is arranged and managed by Philadelphia's Cultural Heritage Alliance (CHA), the nation's oldest educational tour operator. It was established in 1969 to offer travel opportunities to college and high school students and faculty.
In addition, two separate, optional tours will be offered at nominal fees. One tour is Black Paris, led and managed by Ricki Stevenson, a black American woman in France. Travelers are given an all-day tour to sites and venues frequented by many black Americans, including Josephine Baker, James Baldwin, Frederick Douglass, Bricktop, Paul Robeson, Countee Cullen, Richard Wright, Claude McKay, and W.E.B. DuBois. The other optional tour is to Buckingham Palace. Advance payment is required.
The total per person double occupancy cost for 12 days with a minimum of 20 travelers should be approximately $4,500, including U.S. and Foreign Airport Taxes, Fees & Surcharges (subject to change), airfare, three- or four-star hotels, two meals daily (lunch is eaten out), the services of a full-time licensed tour guide, a bus driver, and coach, all ground transportation in France, passage across the English Channel, ground transportation in England, and entrance to all museums and French palaces. Enrollment beginning in 2014 brings a $100 cost reduction. Final payment is by May, 2015. Travelers over 20 will lower the tour cost.
Travelers will begin in Paris with a walking tour, seeing Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, the famed Champs-Elysees, and spending an afternoon in the magnificent Louvre Museum, home of the Mona Lisa, among other wonderful sights. Next will be a visit to The Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral, the Loire Valley palaces, the Bayeux tapestry, one of the wonders of the Middle Ages, to Normandy to the breathtaking abbey of Mont St. Michel and the D-Day landing sites of World War II.
Travelers go by bus to London after a ferry trip across the English Channel. Walk to experience the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Harrods Department Store, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul's Cathedral. Another day will take the group to Oxford University and the town of Oxford. Following that will be a stop at Stratford-upon-Avon, the hometown of William Shakespeare, where travelers will tour Shakespeare's birthplace home and the cottage of Ann Hathaway, his wife.
You will be able to view the trip itinerary if you don't have one by going to www.cha-tours.com. In the blank space on the upper right hand corner, type in France and England, the name of our trip. You will be able to enroll on line, or I can send an enrollment form for 2015 once I receive them in 2014. For further information, contact Paul Evans at 410-728-6421, or e-mail Pauliswriting@hotmail.com. The trip tour consultant at CHA is Irena Prus, 1-800-323-4466, extension 2423.