Hystorical / Hysterical Tour 2018

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Thursday - 5/18/2017
11:30 PM
- Lunch


1:00 PM
- Globe Theatre

Then a visit to the Globe Theatre - famous site of many of Shakespeare’s plays. Most of his plays had both a prologue and an epilogue. Sometimes, these could stand on their own as the "bare bones" of the story of the play. Twelfth Night will be presented while we are there and we can discuss attending... or perhaps some other production/show in the evening.

Address: 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT, UK

 



2:30 PM
- Charles Dickins Museum
30 minute walk or 20 minute underground and 10 min walk from The Globe 
 
Welcome to the Charles Dickens Museum in London. This is where the author wrote Oliver Twist, Pickwick Papers and Nicholas Nickleby. It’s where he first achieved international fame as one of the world’s greatest storytellers.
 
Visit us to discover the Dickens family home. Uncover the private world behind the author’s public image. Explore his study, the family bedchambers, and the servants’ quarters below stairs. See treasures including Dickens’s desk, handwritten drafts from the novels he wrote here, and his young wife’s engagement ring. Walk through rooms dressed with their furniture, table ware, portraits, marble busts, china ornaments and paintings.
 
Address48 Doughty St, London WC1N 2LX, UK
Hours
Open today · 10AM–4PM

 



3:30 PM
- Rest of Day Free

The Hostel is a short 10-12 minute walk from the Dickens Museum

Dinner on own

Perhaps a show in the evening.- We can see what other shows are playing.

Twelfth Night is at the Globe - VERY limited seating --only the corners of the middle gallery - not great seats
 



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Thursday Night
London

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Day # 3
Friday
London
Friday - 5/19/2017
8:00 AM
- Breakfast at Hostel


- Day on your own

Free day in London. There are MANY places one may visit.



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Friday Night
London

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Day # 4
Saturday
London/ travel to Canterbury
Saturday - 5/20/2017
7:30 AM
- Breakfast at Generator Hostel


8:30 AM
- Train to Canterbury

Train from Kings Cross Station to Canterbury East. Close to a two hour ride.



10:15 AM
- Arrive in Canterbury - Transfer to YHA Canterbury

Short Taxi to YHA Canterbury & drop bags.

Address54 New Dover Rd, Canterbury CT1 3DT, UK

 



10:30 AM
- Walk to Canterbury Cathedral


10:45 PM
- Tour Canterbury Cathedral

Self-guided, recorded tour of Canterbury Cathedral.

The city is steeped in both religious and literary history. There is an enjoyable "street fair" ambiance with many "busking" performers, food carts and interesting sights.

Hotel check in is at 2:00 PM, so we will drop our bags and head to the Cathedral for a tour. There is much history in this lavish old cathedral. The massive ceilings tower over visitors and there are many displays of the riches of the church. There are many preserved artifacts, such as the armor of Edward, Prince of Wales, known as the Black Night.



12:15 PM
- Lunch

Many places to eat



1:30 PM
- Eastbridge Hospital

Eastbridge Hospital/Hostel

The Hospital of St Thomas the Martyr of Eastbridge was founded in the 12th century in Canterbury, England, to provide overnight accommodation for poor pilgrims to the shrine of St Thomas Beckett. Was also considered an insane asylum.

Address25 High St, Canterbury CT1 2BD, UK

 



2:30 PM
- Roman Museum

Discovered remains of Roman pavement and artifacts.

The museum contains a reconstructed Roman house with kitchen, and a Roman market place - probably situated in the forum - with cobbler, haberdasher, greengrocer and fast food seller. The cobbler exhibit is a consequence of archaeologists finding cut-out pieces of leather for sandals. The original cut-out leather pieces are exhibited along with reconstructions of the sandals being made. 

AddressLongmarket, 11A Butchery Ln, Canterbury CT1 2JR, UK
Hours
Open today · 10AM–5PM

 



3:30 PM
- Free Time

The rest of he day is free to discover the town and wander. We can check in at the hostel anytime.
I believe there is Evensong at the Cathedral.

Perhaps a little busking and stories???



- Dinner
On your own


Accommodations
Saturday Night
Canterbbury

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Day # 5
Sunday
Canterbury
Sunday - 5/21/2017
8:00 AM
- Breakfast

The kitchen and breakfast room are downstairs, so we will need to get breakfast for Sean and bring it up.



9:00 AM
- *Optional - Morning Services at the Cathedral


10:00 AM
- Canterbury Tales Experience

The Canterbury Experience (a “walk through” of several of the Canterbury Tales). You may recognize some of the stories both told and represented by the characters in the displays. Perhaps you didn't know they came from Chaucer's famous book. Or maybe you did, and are aware of the mutations they have gone through.

AddressSt Margaret's St, Canterbury CT1 2TG, UK

Hours
Open today · 10AM–5PM

 



11:30 PM
- Lunch


1:00 PM
- Canterbury Heritage Museum
This remarkable building, housing the museum’s vast collection, has lived through six centuries of the city’s history. Rebuilt in its current form in 1373, it stands today as one of Canterbury’s  finest surviving medieval buildings.
 
On arrival visitors are taken on a journey through time from the days when mammoths walked our coastlines to the Second World War bombings in Canterbury.
 
From Anglo-Saxon treasures and rare Tudor finds to the ‘Invicta’ steam engine and even the original Bagpuss, this double-story museum and its collections capture the eclectic character of Canterbury and the wonderful things that make it the historical and cultural centre it is today.
AddressStour St, Canterbury CT1 2NR, UK

 



2:30 PM
- Mill Stream Boat Ride

We'll enjoy the flat bottom "punting" boat guided tour of the mill stream. Back in the day, it was a major thoughrofare for getting products to and from the mills and other businesses. 

There are some beautiful sights and we should get a bit of a short history lesson from the guides. We will assess the skills of the guide as it pertains to storytelling in interpretive settings.

AddressWater Ln, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, UK

Hours
Open today · 10AM–9PM

 



4:00 PM
- Free time

The rest of he day is free to discover the town and wander.

Perhaps a little busking and stories???



- Dinner

On your own



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Sunday Night
Canterbury

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Day # 6
Monday
Canterbury/ to Salisbury
Monday - 5/22/2017
7:30 AM
- Breakfast at YHA


8:30 AM
- Train to Salisbury

Taxi to train station.
Train into London Leaves: 9:09
Transfer at Waterloo
Transfer at Clapham Junction

Arrive Salisbury Arrives 12:42

Total travel time about 3 1/2 hours 



12:00 PM
- Arrive in Salisbury - Drop bags at Kings head

It's a short 8 minute walk from the train station.

Address1 Bridge St, Salisbury SP1 2ND, UK

 



12:15 PM
- Lunch (at Kings Head)

Reasonably priced and good food.

AFTER Lunch - Walk across the street to The Cornish Bakery for at least a pan aux raisin



2:00 PM
- Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury is our next stop, where one may eat a Salisbury steak (yet the Brits have a history of over-cooking meat).

Arrive and drop off bags at Sarum College - lunch.

After lunch Salisbury Cathedral, it bears the tallest spire in England, and is one of the five places that hold original copies of the Magna Charta. Recently finished renovations have both strengthened and restored this building which has no actual foundation set in the ground!

For those who want to brave the spire, there is a special tour for an extra 10 pounds.

 



4:00 PM
- Poundland

A visit to Poundland the English equivalent of the Dollar Store, will call upon your improv skills.

Afternoon - possible improve story workshop (or maybe free time)



Accommodations
Monday Night
Salisbury

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Address1 Bridge St, Salisbury SP1 2ND, UK

 



Day # 7
Tuesday
Salisbury
Tuesday - 5/23/2017
- Breakfast


9:00 AM
- Market Day in the Square

One of my favorites...Market Day. The town square turns into an open air market with baked goods, cheeses, meats, and produce. There are also vendors of many kinds, leather, clothing, watches, snacks and lots of chotchkis. You will hear many "hawkers" promoting their wares...expecially produce vendors barking out, "Pound-a-bowl!"




12:00 PM
- Lunch - Free time


4:30 PM
- Escape Rooms

A fun mystery to solve for the  whole team! We'll assess the claustrophobic concerns of Pam & Marian. No worries!

Address11A Fisherton St, Salisbury SP2 7SU, UK

 



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Tuesday Night
Salisbury

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Address1 Bridge St, Salisbury SP1 2ND, UK

 



Day # 8
Wednesday
Salisbury/ Travel to Bristol
Wednesday - 5/24/2017
7:45 AM
- Checkout & Breakfast


8:00 AM
- Train to Bristol

Be at the train station by 8:30

Leave 9:03 from Salisbury,
arriving at 10:28 in Bristol Temple Meads



10:30 AM
- Meet Up with Storyteller Tim Sheppard

-- Meet with Bristol Storyteller Tim Sheppard

A full day of visits to these venues
-- Bristol Ferry
-- The Mathew - Tall Ship
-- St Mary Redcliffe
-- Llandoger Trow 



5:00 PM
- Dinner Somewhere


6:30 PM
- Pam Faro's Story

We'll meet at the Hostel to hear Pam's story, "Uncle Olas Survives the Titanic". She has told this true story all over the world, including the Beyond the Borders Festival in Whales!



Accommodations
Wednesday Night
Bristol

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Address22 Nelson St, Bristol BS1 2LA, UK

Maybe some late night BOWLIING???



Day # 9
Thursday
Bristol/ Travel to Dublin
Thursday - 5/25/2017
- Breakfast

May or may not be viable as the flight leaves so early. we will get things organized Wednesday Evening!!!



7:00 AM
- Leave for the airport -Fly to Dublin

All flying together. We must Leave early for the Bristol Airport - It's a bit of a ride.

Ryan air Flight #FR505

Leaves: 8:05 am

Arrives Dublin: 9:05 am



- Head for Abbigails Hostel

Bus from airport to NEAR Abbigails

Head to the hostel - Drop bags



- Catch up - breakfast???

We'll see what's happening and how people feel. Perhaps take a walk up O'Connel street, good bakery by the Spire.

My friend Carl Cooke (Cookie) is leading a Psychology tour and will be in Dublin on Today. We will try to meet up with them, maybe exchange stories, etc.



10:40 AM
- Tour of Trinity College
Authenticity Tours provides the official guided tour of the College campus. We offer a combined ticket which incorporates the cost of a guided tour of Trinity College Dublin and the admission fee to the Book of Kells and Old Library Exhibition.
 
The Book of Kells is Ireland's greatest cultural treasure and the world's most famous medieval manuscript. The 9th century book is a richly decorated copy of the four Gospels of the life of Jesus Christ.
 
Lasting 35 minutes, the tour encompasses the four major squares of the College. It provides visitors with an insight into the more than four-hundred-year history of the College, its buildings and their use, its traditions and its life today. All of our guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic students of Trinity College Dublin.
 
Monday - Friday
10:15, 10:40, 11:05, 11:30, 11:55, 12:20, 12:45, 13:15, 14:00


12:15 PM
- Lunch


1:45 PM
- Storytelling Bus Tour

Irish Storytellers and singers perform in several venues across the city.

Tour Departs outside Extreme Ireland College Green Tourist office daily at 1:45pm

This tour is 2 hours long



4:00 PM
- Free time

Free time & dinner on own



Accommodations
Thursday Night
Dublin

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Ashfield Hostel
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19/20 D'Olier Street
Phone: 00 (353) 1 679 7734
Room Type: 6 bed dorm ensuite
Breakfast
 

 



Day # 10
Friday
Friday - 5/26/2017
7:00 AM
- Breakfast


8:00 AM
- Tour Belfast & Titanic Museum

All-Day Tour

Returns to Dublin approximately 6:30 pm



7:00 PM
- Dinner Somewhere

A pub with irish singing and maybe dancing too!



Accommodations
Friday Night
Dublin

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Ashfield Hostel
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19/20 D'Olier Street
Phone: 00 (353) 1 679 7734
Room Type: 6 bed dorm ensuite
Breakfast
 
 

 



Day # 11
Saturday
Dublin
Saturday - 5/27/2017
- Breakfast


- Free Day in Dublin

Go Shopping, Wander around, Boook a tour to Blarney, Wicklow mountains or other places, ride the city train/tram to the end of the line - whatever tickles your fancy



Accommodations
Saturday Night
Dublin

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Ashfield Hostel
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19/20 D'Olier Street
Phone: 00 (353) 1 679 7734
Room Type: 6 bed dorm ensuite
Breakfast
 

 



Day # 12
Sunday
Dublin/ Depart for USA
Sunday - 5/28/2017
- Depart for USA

Every one on separate flights - Get to the airport EARLY!

US Customs is at the dublin airport. You go through the process HERE, not in Phoenix.



- FLY TO DUBLIN

Everyone has slightly different flights to Dublin. Please check your own itineraries for departure and arrival times on all flights and copy them to this page for easy reference.

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Day # 1
Sunday
Dublin
Sunday - 5/13/2018
8:30 AM
- ARRIVE IN DUBLIN
We arrive in Dublin on SUNDAY MORNING.

Arrive approx 8:30 am
 
Go through customs - no tomfoolery!
 
Go to Dublin Express Bus line Take this into the eity and get off at O'Connell street
Cross the bridge, veer left, and head down D'Olier Street to Ashfield Hostel


9:30 AM
- Arrive Ashfield Hostel

Arrive at Ashfield Hostel by Airport Bus

Drop Bags -

Go get breakfast - Orient to the area
 



10:00 AM
- Breakfast

Find a place for breakfast - Maybe KC Peaches



11:00 AM
- Walk About

Explore O'connel Street or the many touristy "chotchkey" shops near the statue of Molly Mallone

If you want lunch - on your own



1:45 PM
- Storytelling Bus

Irish Storytellers and singers perform in several venues across the city.

Tour Departs outside Extreme Ireland College Green Tourist office daily at 1:45pm

This tour is 2 hours long



4:00 PM
- Check in to the hostel

Check in at Ashfields - Then

Explore on your own or rest



6:30 PM
- Dinner

Approx 6:30 pm...

1st dinner on the tour. - My Treat!

We will find a suitable restaurant and dine together. Discuss plans for the next day, answer questions and perhaps have a story or two. Perhaps xx



Accommodations
Sunday Night
Dublin

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Ashfield Hostel
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19/20 D'Olier Street
Phone: 00 (353) 1 679 7734
Room Type: 6 bed dorm ensuite
Breakfast

First time at Ashfield



Day # 2
Monday
Dublin
Monday - 5/14/2018
6:00 AM
- Breakfast at Hostel

Breakfast for those who wish - FREE



6:50 AM
- Blarney Castle Tour

Tour Bus to Cork and Blarney Castle

Blarney Stone
 
The Blarney Stone is a block of carboniferous limestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney, about 8 kilometres from Cork, Ireland.
According to legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of the gab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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