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At A Glance:
  • Upcoming Departures:
    June 24–July 1, 2018

    Tour begins:
    Poitiers, France

    Tour concludes:
    Lincoln, England

    Price:
    $3,495/person (DO)
    $3,990/person (SO)

    Can Combine With:
    Dante's Italy

     


  • Tour Highlights

    • An evening tour of the caves of the Ladubay House, producers of fine sparkling wines that use the same methods as Champagne, followed by a tasting
    • Full exploration of Fontevraud Abbey, which provided the nursery education for King John and houses the burial tomb effigies of Henry II, Eleanor, and Richard I
    • Three nights stay at the historic Saint-Lazare Priory, founded by Henry II and Queen Eleanor and located inside the walls of Fontevraud Abbey
    • Visit to the fascinating rock-cut Chapel of Sainte Radegonde, including wall paintings with the most authentic depictions of the Plantagenet royal family
    • Visit to the magnificent late Romanesque Cathedral of Saint-Pierre where Henry, Count of Anjou, married the beautiful Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, in 1152
    • Sojourn leader Dr. Pamela Marshall is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a noted researcher, lecturer, and author who specializes in the archaeology and history of buildings
    • Enjoy three days amid the verdant orchards and vineyards of the Loire Valley region, made a UNESCO World Heritage site for its great beauty and historic cities and towns
    • Visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites of Chartres Cathedral and Canterbury Cathedral
    • Full explorations of the Plantagenet castles at Chinon and Angers—the latter including the medieval treasure “The Tapestry of the Apocalypse”
    • Privately guided tours of the historic castles in Dover and Lincoln, including the Magna Carta Exhibition
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