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State Farm Employee Activities/Goldtimers

Discover England & France

Featuring London, Paris

and WWII sites

May 14—25, 2012

Join us for an informational meeting,

November 3, 4:30 pm

State Farm Beach House


Rates per person: Double $3999.00 Single $5099.00 Triple $3969.00

Highlights….

London, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Bath, Stonehenge,

Euro train to Paris, Normandy Coast, Loire Valley, Paris,

Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysee, Montmartre, La Basilique du Sacre Coeur

Day 1: Overnight flight to London via British Airways

Imagine the vibrant energy of London, be part of our greatest generations WWII history, picture the rolling countryside

of the Loire Valley and feel the vibrancy of Paris.

Day 2: London

Your adventure begins in London where you will stay for the next two nights. This evening enjoy dinner with your

fellow travelers.

Dinner is included.

Day 3: London

This morning our local guide will take us on a journey to some of the great sites London has to offer. Visit the

Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels. View Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and

Westminster Abbey.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4: London - Stratford-Upon-Avon

Today we journey by motorcoach to Stratford-Upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, England’s most

famous playwright. Walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps, visiting his birthplace as well as his wife, Anne Hathaway’s

thatch-roofed home. This afternoon enjoy a private tour of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Courtyard Theatre.

Learn about the unique history and exciting future of this theatre. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a dinner at

the magnificent and historical 1,000 year old Warwick Castle.

Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 5: Stonehenge - Bath

Journey through some of England’s most beautiful countryside. Stop in the ancient Roman Town of Bath—


enowned for more than 2,000 years for its spas and natural hot springs. Visit the Roman Baths Museum

to see the elaborate spas, valued since Roman times for their curative properties. Finally, no visit to Britain

would be complete without a visit to Stonehenge of Celtic and Druid lore.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6: Stratford-Upon-Avon—LondonParis—Bayeux, France

Sit back and relax as you depart England and travel on the innovative Euro star High Speed Train (one of

the most remarkable examples of human engineering on the planet) as we travel to France. Take an amazing

journey at nearly 200 miles per hour travelling through the English Channel Tunnel—known as the

“Chunnel”. The trip takes 2.5 hours compared to nine to ten hours utilizing train and ferry combined.

Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 7: Normandy Coast

World War II Sites: The Normandy coast was the sight of the largest single-day invasion of all time.

More than 130,000 Allied troops landed in France on June 6, 1944 during the pivotal D-Day Invasion during

WWII. Begin at Utah Beach and visit St. Mere Eglise with the famous church spire where paratrooper

John Steel hung for two hours as the battle unfolded beneath him. We will show you Pointe du Hoc, scene

of the legendary action by the Second Rangers, who scaled the 100 foot sheer cliffs. You will stand amidst

the remnants of the German gun bunkers the Rangers attacked. Omaha Beach is the landing site portrayed

in the movie “Saving Private Ryan” where thousands of Americans where killed during the invasion’s first

day. Next is the Omaha Beach Cemetery, here you will visit the new interpretive center, to see the Stars

and Stripes raised over the graves of the valiant soldiers who gave their lives in the Battle of Normandy.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8: Bayeux, France - Loire Valley - Tours, France

Today we journey south to the Loire Valley, brimming with chateaux and parks. The beauty of Loire Valley

was once the setting for the French court. Visit Chateau de Chenonceau on the banks of the Cher river,

a jewel of Renaissance architecture with traditional French gardens.

Breakfast is included.

Day 9 Tours, France - Loire Valley

Today we embark on a tour of Chateau du clos Luce, where Leonardo da Vinci spent his last three years,


of his life. It is now a museum showcasing his early inventions. Then we proceed to the picturesque center of

Amboise for free time to explore the colorful market street. Enjoy a tour and tasting at a well-known winery in

Vouvray.

Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 10: Tours, France - Paris, France

Today we travel to Paris, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. On our way to Paris we will stop in

Versailles to visit Louis XIV’s magnificent Palace of Versailles and it’s gardens. A strong characteristic of the

French people is the respect they have for their history and the restoration of their national monuments. The

result of this preservation of the past has greatly contributed to the beauty of the city of Paris today. Today we

will have the opportunity to see additional great sights such as: Place de la Concorde, Avenue Champs-Elysées,

Arc de Triomphe, a area near the Bois de Boulogne, a park boasting to be 2.5 times the size of central Park in

New York.

Breakfast is included.

Day 11: Paris France

Today we have a late morning start. We begin at the Eiffel Tower, a puddled iron lattice tower, located on the

Champ de Mars in Paris. Built in 1889, it has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable

structures in the world. The tower is the tallest building in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the

world; millions of people ascend it every year. Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was

built as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair. We will visit the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower where we will

enjoy lunch and time to admire the superb panoramic view over Paris.

Tonight we visit Montmartre. Montmartre is to Paris what Manhattan is to New York! Second in popularity only

to the Eiffel Tower, a visit to this romantic city of Paris is not complete without a visit to the quaint little hillock

of Montmartre. Perched right on the highest point in Montmartre is the world famous Basilique du Sacre-Coeur,

whose grace and beauty awes everyone who visits here.

Montmartre was once home to famous artists like Monet, Van Gogh and other French Impressionist artists, who

despite their poverty, painted some of their most fascinating works of art right here. Even now, you will find artists

along the cobbled streets with their canvases and paintbrushes, painting up a riot of colors while the world

goes by.

Dinner tonight will be at the world famous Restaurant La Bonne Franquette, in the heart of Montmartre. You

will find this old house is more than four centuries old! This was the meeting place for Pissarro, Sisley, Cezanne,

Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Monet, Zola et Vincent and Van Gogh… just to name a few of the famous artists that

share the rich history of this establishment.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 12: Paris, France—Home

This morning we say goodbye to Paris and head for home. What an amazing journey we will have had!!!

Breakfast is included.


Deposit of $300.00 per person is required to secure reservations. Final Payment is due March 01, 2012.

If you sign up on November 3 you will qualify for a reduced deposit of $100.00 per person.

Package Includes: roundtrip transportation from Bloomington to Chicago, roundtrip air transportation

Chicago to London/Paris to Chicago via British Airways, 10 nights room accommodations, sightseeing as

mentioned in the day by day itinerary, 15 meals, a Suzi Davis Travel Host and English speaking local guides

throughout your journey.

Rates are per person, based on double occupancy, and do not include airport fees and fuel surcharges

(currently $145.00 per person). These fees are collected at final payment.

Once paid, all monies are non‐refundable, unless the package can be resold at full price. In such case, a full

refund, minus a $300 per person administration fee will be given. No exceptions.

Suzi Davis Travel highly recommends travel insurance which provides reimbursement coverage for trip

cancellation for covered medical reasons, and other benefits including Trip Delay, Missed Cruise Departure,

Accident Medical Expense, Sickness Medical Expense, Baggage & Personal Effects, Baggage Delay, Medical

Evacuation, and emergency, toll‐free travel assistance. Insurance is available and may be purchased at time

of deposit or final payment. Please note, if insurance is purchased at time of final payment, pre­existing

conditions are not covered. Insurance premiums vary and are based upon age so please contact your

Suzi Davis Travel representative for additional information.

Itinerary at a Glance…

May 14 Overnight Flight

May 15, 16 London, England Hesperia London Victoria

May 17, 18 Stratford‐Upon‐Avon Mercure Stratford Shakespeare

May 19, 20 Bayeux, France Novotel Bayeux

May 21, 22 Tours, France Holiday Inn Tours City Center

May 23, 24 Paris, France Mercure Paris Tour Eiffel Suffren

A valid passport is required for this trip and must have an expiration date of December 2012 or later.

QUESTIONS

Please contact Suzi Davis Travel, by phone at 309‐834‐3739, 866‐592‐0455

or by email to groups@suzidavis.com

RESERVATION FORM – England - France, May 14-25, 2012

Please return with your deposit to: Suzi Davis Travel, 2412 E. Washington Ste 4A, Bloomington, IL 61704

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Per Person Rates: □ Double: $3999.00 □ Single: $5199.00 □ Triple: $3969.00

Form of Payment: Enclosed please find my personal check for deposit. (Please make payable to Suzi Davis Travel)

ALL CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO A 3% PROCESSING FEE.

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