2021 DSA Vocal Fringe Program

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2021 DSA Fringe Program. We have created two webpages dedicated to this exciting program so that travelers are as informed as possible throughout the process. The first page, Pre-Enrollment, is meant to share exciting details, highlights and pertinent info that participants will want to know before enrolling. Once enrolled, the Post-Enrollment page, is meant to prepare travelers for participation on the adventure ahead. Please be sure to review the information on the appropriate page thoroughly and we can't wait to start our enriching adventure!
Travel Dates: August 1, 2021 - August 12, 2021
Tentative travel dates
Group Organizer(s):
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Program Tuition: $4,290 USD - or - $4,190 USD with discount if paid in full
Airfare not included in program tuition
Estimated Airfare: $1,100
Deadline(s): Please note that the program tuition and international airfare are separate

Tuition Calculator

There are two options for payment, including an easy installment plan.  Follow the option which works best for your family.

Program Tuition: $4,290

Pay in Full

Pay in full at the time of enrollment and receive a $100 discount off your program tuition! Payment with the discount would be:

$4,190.00

due today

Payment Plan

Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment and establish a monthly payment plan. If you enroll today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:

$473.75

per month

* This is an approximate price. Your exact total will be confirmed by the Admissions Team upon enrollment.

All prices in United States Dollars.

Fringe Festival Program

Welcome to the biggest and most internationally recognized performing arts festival in the world.  The Edinburgh Fringe Festival comprises 55,000 performances in over 3500 shows in over 300 venues.  In 2019, there were just over 3,000,000 tickets sold to performances during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  On the way to the Fringe, students will visit London, where highlights include hands on experiences at The Globe, immersing in history, visit Stratford on Avon.  These amazing places are quintessential in the life and times of William Shakespeare.  This, together with preparing shows and traveling them to the Fringe Festival create an incredible opportunity to travel, have first hand experiences, and learn about theatre and the world.

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys provide deep insight into the history, culture, and natural heritage of our host countries through authentic immersive experiences. Students will explore ancient ruins, sample new foods, and develop valuable leadership skills.

Program Highlights


Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!

Perform at Fringe!

Visit Stratford-upon-Avon

Take a workshop and watch a performance at The Globe Theatre

The Itinerary


We work hard to create safe, engaging, and immersive itineraries for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group. 

DateDayLocationDescriptionLodging
August 1GeneralUSA - LHRBoard your overnight flight to London!Airplane
August 2GeneralLondonThis morning we will start our day with a hearty English breakfast and our orientation meeting. Once we are settled, we will embark on a tour inside the Houses of Parliament (when Parliament is not in session). We'll continue to Buckingham Palace, home of the Queen , where we will witness the Changing of the Guard . From there, we'll have a quick lunch, and continue our tour through St. James's Park, to 10 Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, Benjamin Franklin's House, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. We will have time this afternoon to shop and explore Covent Garden . And tonight we'll enjoy a musical show in London's West End !Hotel in London
August 3GeneralLondonToday, we'll continue our tour of London at the Tower of London . Home to many prisoners over two millennia, this massive fortification is still home to the stunning Crown Jewels. Next, we'll cross the Tower Bridge and walk along the Thames past City Hall, the HMS Belfast, and the Globe Theatre. We'll also cross the Millennium Bridge to marvel at St. Paul's Cathedral. This evening, we will board the London Eye, one of the largest ferris wheels in the world , and enjoy a stunning view overlooking the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames. Finally, we'll finish up our busy day with an authentic Indian meal - did you know that chicken tikka masala is the national dish of England?Hotel in London
August 4GeneralLondonThis morning we will start our day at the British Museum, one of the most important museums in the world. Among 8 million artifacts, the original Rosetta Stone calls this museum home. We'll continue to Borough Market for lunch and have time to explore this local market. In the afternoon, we will explore the Churchill War Rooms , a magnificent series of bunkers beneath central London, where the British government continued operations during the Battle of Britain during World War II.Hotel in London
August 5GeneralStonehenge/Bath/Windsor CastleThis morning we visit Windsor Castle, vacation home of the Royal Family. We continue onto Stonehenge, which stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years and it has been home to pagan religion and spiritual worship, not to mention public debate ever since. Next we head to Bath and arrive in time for lunch. We'll enter the Roman Baths that were built nearly 2,000 years ago. Built on Britain's only natural hot water spring lies the magnificent Roman public bath complex and Roman temple. At the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site you can walk around the steaming pool on the Roman stone paving and admire the ancient Roman statues and architecture.Hotel in London
August 6GeneralLondonToday we will start by touring the famous Royal Academy of Music in London. This museum boasts an expansive collection of musical instruments from around the world, and throughout time. We will also participate in a musical workshop in the late morning. After leaving the museum, we will walk past the famous Sherlock Holmes residence, and settle into Regent's Park for a picnic lunch. We'll tour this beautiful park known for its vast gardens and quiet in the midst of a bustling city. In the evening, we will take a river cruise down the Thames! Hotel in London
August 7GeneralLondonToday we will visit the largest park in London, Hyde Park! We will start the day by visiting Kensington Palace, which is currently home to Prince William and Kate Middleton, and was former home to Princess Diana and many more royalty. After exploring the palace and the beautiful gardens, we will walk over to the Serpentine and rent some paddle boats to admire the park from the water. When we finish, we will head over to the Royal Albert Music Hall for a BBC Proms performance! Tonight we will share our final dinner in London together and have some free time to prepare for our trip to Scotland tomorrow.Hotel in London
August 8GeneralLondon-EdinburghToday we will travel north to Edinburgh by train or airplane to meet up with the rest of the DSA group! Afternoon/evening activities will vary.Hotel in Edinburgh
August 9GeneralEdinburghFestival programming.Hotel in Edinburgh
August 10GeneralEdinburghFestival programming.Hotel in Edinburgh
August 11GeneralEdinburghFestival programming.Hotel in Edinburgh
August 12GeneralEdinburgh - USAToday we will say goodbye to the United Kingdom and head home with memories that will last a lifetime. Cheers!Your own bed, eventually!

Safety and Support


 EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

This was our daughter’s 2nd trip with Walking Tree. In 2016, she took her school’s first trip with Walking Tree to Ecuador, and absolutely loved it. Once again, the Walking Tree representative was excellent. My daughter said Ben really made the trip, and worked hard to keep the group happy. Other positives: communication before the trip, website outline, daily blogs and trip photos. Very professional organization. We feel very secure sending our student out into the world with Walking Tree.

Andrea
Parent of Olivia, traveler on California Cultural Journey

Your Adventure Includes

Estimated Airfare

In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. You will be invoiced for the flight once we are able to secure the group’s airline contract.

Program Tuition Excludes: Premiere Travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.

 

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Resource center

Resource Center

Why should high school students travel abroad? What happens if a participant gets sick? How quickly do we need to enroll? We’re sure you have plenty of questions and we’ve got you covered! Visit our Resource Center to discover the answers to your most pressing questions and contact us anytime with additional questions.

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