2021 DSA Vocal Fringe Program
August 1, 2021 -
August 12, 2021
Tentative travel dates
Airfare not included in program tuition
|Deadline(s):||Please note that the program tuition and international airfare are separate|
There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan. Follow whichever works best for your family.
Program Tuition: $4,290
Pay in Full
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 allow travelers to gain insights into the heritage, history and modern realities of their destination by offering a broad diversity of experience. We rely on the expertise of our local staff to plan itineraries which not only explore the prominent sites but also make time for the lesser-known local gems and are intentional about regular interaction with local people.
Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!
Perform at Fringe!
Take a workshop and watch a performance at The Globe Theatre
We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs 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.
|August 1||General||USA - LHR||Board your overnight flight to London!||Airplane|
|August 2||General||London||This 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 3||General||London||Today, 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 4||General||London||This 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 5||General||Stonehenge/Bath/Windsor Castle||This 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 6||General||London||Today 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 7||General||London||Today 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 8||General||London-Edinburgh||Today 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 9||General||Edinburgh||Festival programming.||Hotel in Edinburgh|
|August 10||General||Edinburgh||Festival programming.||Hotel in Edinburgh|
|August 11||General||Edinburgh||Festival programming.||Hotel in Edinburgh|
|August 12||General||Edinburgh - USA||Today we will say goodbye to the United Kingdom and head home with memories that will last a lifetime. Cheers!||Your own bed, eventually!|
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Our daughter is planning a high school junior year as an exchange student abroad, and your program was partly a ‘test the waters” of her being abroad. It was a tremendous success, thank you!
Parent of Della, traveler on 2017 program to Thailand
Your Adventure Includes
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. Once confirmed, you will be invoiced for the flight roughly 75 days prior to travel.
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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