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Old 08-27-2012, 10:28 PM   #31
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We just booked the week before you AJMlovesRLM! We'll arrive 5/31 thru 6/7, but booked another night to visit DLP. We've never been to England, so we're really looking forward to the trip. This will be our second ABD, did the Viva Italia Signature last year, our best family vacation ever. We will arrive early on 5/31, so we will have a full day to explore. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I was thinking about the London eye, then a boat down the Thames to London Bridge, visit the Borough (sp?) market, etc. Maybe have lunch in a gastropub some where? For our free night, we want to catch a show. Looking forward to meeting any fellow travelers. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
We spent our first day at Kensington Palace and it was beautiful. As a fan of Queen Victoria, it was wonderful to walk through the rooms she did, as well as Princess Diana. The gardens are glorious, even in the rain. We had lunch at the Orangery on the grounds of the Palace. We took the tube back to Chancery Court and freshened up for our welcome reception and dinner. It was one of the many highlights of our trip!

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Old 08-29-2012, 09:47 AM   #32
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I want to book this trip for next summer! We would probably arrive a few days before the trip to visit with relatives and friends in London and maybe take the train to Edinburgh.

I do have a couple of questions for anyone that has been. How long do you spend at the Louvre? And do you tour Versailles or have time to do it on your own?

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Old 08-29-2012, 09:56 AM   #33
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I want to book this trip for next summer! We would probably arrive a few days before the trip to visit with relatives and friends in London and maybe take the train to Edinburgh.

I do have a couple of questions for anyone that has been. How long do you spend at the Louvre? And do you tour Versailles or have time to do it on your own?

Thanks!!
We spent quite a while at the Louvre, but could have spent DAYS! Lol. We had a great tour of the "must sees", then had some time on our own to explore We toured Versailles with our local guide, had lunch all together and rode bikes as a group around the grounds. You could choose to walk the gardens instead of bike. Versailles was very crowded inside. It was good we had "fast passes" lol. We were there in the middle of May. Best trip of our lives!! :-)

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:58 AM   #34
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Thank you for responding! That is exactly what I wanted to know! I have been reading the trip reports and staring wistfully at the photos. Now to work on convincing the husband. You would think after being married for 14 years he would just automatically agree with whatever I want by now.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:40 AM   #35
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Sept 20, 2013 - anyone else?

DH and I are signed up for the Sep 20, '13 London & Paris tour
Anyone else going then?

Looking forward to reading the recent trip reports. Sounds like the tour schedule is evolving. Would like to know what to expect so we can plan our per trip stay in London. Post tour we're already planning Mont St. Michel.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:57 PM   #36
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OMG amazing. This will be my next vacay!
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:58 PM   #37
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We have been on the Adventure to Peru which was marvelous and now deciding on our next adventure. This looks like a winner!
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:17 PM   #38
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I would do this trip again in a heartbeat!! DH, DD19, and I had the time of our life! Our ABD guides made it magical! Enjoy!!!

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:46 PM   #39
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My sister and I are considering this for Sept/Oct 2014 - I didn't even think of going with Disney at first, we were going to do things on our own or use another tour company, but now we're leaning towards this one - the reviews and comments on here are so positive, it definitely sounds like it would be worth the extra money.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:47 PM   #40
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My sister and I are considering this for Sept/Oct 2014 - I didn't even think of going with Disney at first, we were going to do things on our own or use another tour company, but now we're leaning towards this one - the reviews and comments on here are so positive, it definitely sounds like it would be worth the extra money.
Welcome to the Adventures by Disney Forum, Aust!

I have to say, I definitely thought it was worth the extra money! I had a totally fabulous time!

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Old 12-07-2012, 05:10 AM   #41
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I am considering this trip. I have a question for those who have taken this adventure before.

At Stonehenge. Did ABD have an inner circle tour? Or were you outside the fence?
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:46 AM   #42
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I am considering this trip. I have a question for those who have taken this adventure before.

At Stonehenge. Did ABD have an inner circle tour? Or were you outside the fence?
I'm interested in the answer too!
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:26 PM   #43
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I am considering this trip. I have a question for those who have taken this adventure before.

At Stonehenge. Did ABD have an inner circle tour? Or were you outside the fence?
The tour is outside the fence, with a headphone taped tour. It was long bus ride from Fox Hills.
No one is permitted in the inner circle unless it is the day of the Summer Solstice. DH had a terrible sinus headache that morning, so I stayed with him at Fox Hills and DD18 went along to Stonehenge with the group. She was happy to say she has been there, but wasn't a major highlight of an otherwise fantastic trip. I think she had a better time on the long bus ride, joking with the guides. ;-)
(Later that day, we went to Windsor, which was one of our favorite stops. Would have loved to have spent even more time in the castle and in the little village. So wonderful!)

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Old 12-08-2012, 06:58 AM   #44
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There are tours offered for the inner circle during the year. They seem to be very early in the morning and late in the evening, like before/after general opening. But from what I have read they seem to be limited. I don't know enough about Stonehenge (just started researching) to know if the inner circle offered anything special making it worth doing over a regular tour, and if it was worth doing - if you could with ABD.

Thank you so much for the information!
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No one is permitted in the inner circle unless it is the day of the Summer Solstice.
Looks like the trip I'll be on (June 17, 2013) tours Stonehenge ONE day before the solstice. Bummer!
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