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    Literary London Educational Tour

    May 26 - June 3, 2017

    Would you like to learn about British literature while visiting London?
    Would you like to see a Shakespearian play at the Globe Theater?
    Would you like to walk in the footsteps of authors such as Dickens, Orwell, Woolf, Forster, and Rowling?

    If so, join Greenville Technical College professors and college students on an unforgettable trip to Literary London.

    What is included?

    The tour fee includes:  

    • Round-trip airfare from Charlotte
    • 7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (double or triple/quad occupancy)
    • European breakfast daily
    • 4 dinners
    • Services of a professional Tour Director
    • Tips for Tour Director and Bus Driver
    • Visits to select attractions as per itinerary
    • Experiential learning through activities coordinated with Greenville Technical College professors
    • Travel insurance

    Tour costs

    Tentative Tour Costs:

    $  200 Registration fee payable to Greenville Technical College Economic Development and Corporate Training
    $    35  Background check payable to SR&I
    $3,585 (triple/quad) OR $3,795 (double) Payable to travel provider

    $3,820 (triple/quad) OR $4,030 (double) Total *


    *Additional fees for passport, travel to Charlotte, airline-imposed luggage fees, meals not included in itinerary, snacks, and drinks while on tour are not included.

    How to sign up

    1. Complete preliminary registration with Registration Fee of $200 for the Literary London Educational Tour online below or at Economic Development and Corporate Training, 216 South Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607 or by calling (864) 250-8800.
      (Greenville Technical College Faculty and Staff should contact Anne Doyle at anne.doyle@gvltec.edu or (864) 250-8246 for registration Information.)
    2. Complete Background Check Permission with SR&I.  (Physical address for in-person delivery: 5 Century Dr., Suite 210, Greenville, SC 29607)
        •  Go to https://srandi.com/start/
        • Click “Student”
        • Select the state: “South Carolina”
        • Select college or school name: “Greenville Technical College”
        • Select college program: “International”
        • Select “1st year”
        • Leave Student ID blank
        • Complete the “Authorization for Release of Information”
        • Complete payment
    3. When you are notified that your Background Check has cleared, you will be contacted by tour organizers and given tour registration information, including the GTC Trip ID.
    4. You may then visit the tour provider website, using the GTC Trip ID, to begin your registration process. There you will find informational materials, schedules, fees, and an FAQ section.

    Registration Questions?
    Contact Anne Doyle at anne.doyle@gvltec.edu or (864) 250-8246

    Tentative tour itinerary includes:

    • Thames River, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery visit, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Soho
    • Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral
    • Dickensian walking tour
    • British Museum and King's Library
    • Tower of London tour
    • Shakespeare’s Globe Theater tour and performance
    • West End theatre performance
    • Castle visit
    • Guided tour of Oxford
    • Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon
    • Stratford-upon-Avon tour
    • Anne Hathaway’s Cottage visit
    • Shakespeare's birthplace visit
    • Stratford theater performance

    Tour Questions?
    Contact Chuck Baker at Chuck.Baker@gvltec.edu or (864) 250-8123, Kathryn Hix at Kathryn.Hix@gvltec.edu or (864) 250-8217, or  Dr. Bonnie Smith at Bonnie.Smith@gvltec.edu or (864) 250-8856.