SEACREST COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL CHOIR A Performing Tour to GREECE & ITALY – APRIL 2012
Casterbridge Tours <ul><li>Our Vision For Every Program:   </li></ul><ul><li>Learn To Travel </li></ul><ul><li>- </li></ul...
Casterbridge Concert Tours bring the words of a musical master to life:  <ul><li>“ My Language is Spoken Throughout the Wo...
Casterbridge Hall <ul><li>Casterbridge was Founded in 1979 by Educators, for Educators </li></ul><ul><li>Located in the So...
You Will Always Have   Your Own Private Tour
Custom-Design Your Own Personalized Itinerary <ul><li>Your Chosen  </li></ul><ul><li>Destinations </li></ul><ul><li>Your S...
We Spend Time Off the Bus
All Admission Costs Are Included  in Advance <ul><li>Maximize the Travel  </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>L...
A Tour Manager/Guide with the  Group 24 Hours Per Day Ultimate Peace of Mind <ul><li>Meets the Group at the  </li></ul><ul...
So What has Happened Since 1979? <ul><li>We have put together a staff of world travelers and former educators </li></ul><u...
We have a New West Coast Office at historic  Castle Green in Pasadena
We operate tours in Continental Europe... Spain Italy France Germany
Eastern Europe and Russia... Czech Republic Poland Russia Hungary
Multiple Destinations In Asia China Japan India Thailand
Africa and Australasia Egypt Tunisia Australia South Africa
Central and South America Costa  Rica Peru Mexico Argentina
Private Tours in North America Washington Hawaii New York Canada
Every Year Over 200 Groups  Travel On Casterbridge Programs <ul><li>Choirs, Bands, and Orchestras </li></ul><ul><li>School...
Where do Casterbridge groups perform?
Prestigious Sacred Venues <ul><li>Options Include: </li></ul><ul><li>Kaiser Wilhelm Church in  Berlin </li></ul><ul><li>St...
Local Churches <ul><li>Options Include: </li></ul><ul><li>St Michael’s Church   in  Haworth </li></ul><ul><li>St Nicholas’...
Public and Social Venues <ul><li>Options Include: </li></ul><ul><li>The Pump Rooms in  Bath   </li></ul><ul><li>Letensky C...
Include FORMAL PERFORMANCES
...and TIME TO REHEARSE...
...as well as possible informal performances along your tour itinerary.
Possible venues: Mitropoli Cathedral in Athens
Bari: Basilica of St. Nicholas
Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome
Rome’s Trinita dei Monti
View from Trinita dei Monti View of Rome from Trinita...
Easter Sunday at Rome’s Santa Maria degli Angeli?
Casterbridge: Royal Recognition  in 2002 <ul><li>The Queen’s Award recognizes the best companies in Great Britain </li></u...
The Advantages of a Private and  Custom-Designed Performing Tour <ul><li>The Best Concert  Arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>...
What is our Aim  at the End of Every Casterbridge Tour? <ul><li>Give All Participants a  Rewarding and Enjoyable  Experien...
See the World From a  Musician’s Perspective…
Travel to Europe on a  comfortable overnight flight.
Meet your full-time  GUIDE AND DRIVER at the airport...
...and transfer into historic ATHENS.
Our first stop: CAPE SOUNION
Home of the TEMPLE OF POSEIDON
SUNSET AT CAPE SOUNION The Cape is known for beautiful sunsets  over the Aegean Sea.
Next up: A tour of Athens’ MONASTIRAKI
Day 3: THE ACROPOLIS
ENTERING THE ACROPOLIS
THE PROPYLAIA
TEMPLE OF ATHENA NIKE
ERECTHEION
THEATER OF HERODES ATTICUS
The iconic PARTHENON
PARTHENON CLOSEUP
This evening, we will enjoy an Athens SOUND & LIGHT SHOW
CULTURAL CONNECTIONS:  WHERE WILL WE BE STAYING? <ul><li>Three Star or Superior 2-Star </li></ul><ul><li>Tourist Class Hot...
Day 4: DISCOVERING  THE WONDERS OF ANCIENT DELPHI
We will walk THE SACRED WAY...
...by ancient temples...
...to the  SANCTUARY OF APOLLO
The Temple of Apollo: Home to the great Oracle
We will enjoy great views of the valley below...
...and explore the DELPHI THEATER, which could seat 5,000 people.
We will also explore the treasures of the DELPHI ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM.
Next up: OVERNIGHT FERRY FROM PATRAS, GREECE TO BARI, ITALY
BARI: A historic port on the Adriatic Sea
We will explore the Barivecchia,  strolling along the  Old City’s walls.
Bari’s BASILICA DI SAN NICOLA
Home to the  TOMB OF ST. NICHOLAS  ( yes, the inspiration for Santa Claus! )
Next stop:  The Ruins of POMPEII
We will enjoy a guided tour of Pompeii...
...with the foreboding Mt. Vesuvius never far away.
Explore the STREETS OF POMPEII
POMPEII STREETS
POMPEII HOMES...
A restaurant...
...the ruins of a Basilica...
...a ruined GYMNASIUM
...and yes, a PLASTER CAST BODY.
We will also explore the VILLA OF THE MYSTERIES... ...home to historic murals.
Day 7:  A TOUR OF THE BEAUTIFUL  AMALFI DRIVE
The breathtaking sights of the AMALFI COAST
THE AMALFI COAST
We will stop in the towns of AMALFI...
...and POSITANO
Day 7: On our way to Rome, we will stop at historic CASSINO.
Home to a beautiful Abbey.
CASSINO offers splendid Byzantine mosaics...
CASSINO MOSAICS 3
CASSINO CHAPEL
CASSINO ALTAR
Next, we arrive at ROME: THE ETERNAL CITY
Our introductory walking tour begins at CASTEL SANT ANGELO...
...crossing over the historic TIBER RIVER...
...and finishes at PIAZZA NAVONA.
PIAZZA NAVONA Home to Bernini’s  Fountain of Four Rivers
Casterbridge tours focus on AUTHENTIC CUISINE
Lunch is always on your own.  Pizza anyone?
LUNCH IN ITALY Your Tour Manager/Guide can help you find  great lunch spots, including trattorias...
...while breakfast and dinner are  always included in your tour price.
ROME RESTAURANT
And don’t forget the GELATO!
Day 8 begins at the monumental COLOSSEUM.
FLORENCE NEPTUNE FOUNTAIN GUIDED TOUR INSIDE THE COLOSSEUM
Afterwards, we walk by the ARCH OF CONSTANTINE...
...on our way to the ROMAN FORUM (where Julius Caesar once stood!)
We will also see what remains Seacrest 2010 left of the TEMPLE OF CASTOR AND POLLUX...
...and we will visit ancient Rome’s best preserved building,  THE PANTHEON
PANTHEON INTERIOR Burial place of kings  and the great Raphael...
PANTHEON CEILING ...but don’t forget to look up! The Pantheon’s  OCULUS
We will also see the great  VICTOR EMMANUEL MONUMENT...
...hang out at THE SPANISH STEPS...
...and visit the famous TREVI FOUNTAIN...
TREVI FOUNTAIN
...where everyone should ensure a SAFE RETURN TO THE  ETERNAL CITY!
And as you look back at your  wonderful program in Greece and Italy...
Remembering DELPHI
ROME AT NIGHT
COLOSSEUM The great COLOSSEUM
THE ROMAN FORUM
VITTORIO EMANUELE AT NIGHT And the Victor Emmanuel Monument...also known as  “ The Wedding Cake” and “Mussolini’s Dentures”!
We at Casterbridge look forward to welcoming the Seacrest Choir on a most rewarding tour of GREECE AND ITALY in 2012!
A Seacrest tour webpage is now available! Check it out at http://bit.ly/hrMhug
CASTERBRIDGE TRAVEL INSURANCE A Comprehensive Coverage that Includes: <ul><li>Trip Cancellation & Interruption </li></ul><...
TRIP CANCELLATION & INTERRUPTION <ul><li>Normal Valid Grounds for Cancellation Include: </li></ul><ul><li>Sickness, Injury...
PRE-EXISTING CONDITION WAIVER! For full details of the coverage, please visit:   www.travelguard.com/casterbridge <ul><li>...
HOW MUCH IS THE TRAVEL INSURANCE? STUDENT RATE (Age 30 or Younger)   Trip of 10 or Fewer Days $71 ADULT RATE (Age 31 or Ol...
 
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  1. 1. SEACREST COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL CHOIR A Performing Tour to GREECE & ITALY – APRIL 2012
  2. 2. Casterbridge Tours <ul><li>Our Vision For Every Program: </li></ul><ul><li>Learn To Travel </li></ul><ul><li>- </li></ul><ul><li>Travel To Learn </li></ul>
  3. 3. Casterbridge Concert Tours bring the words of a musical master to life: <ul><li>“ My Language is Spoken Throughout the World” </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph Haydn </li></ul>
  4. 4. Casterbridge Hall <ul><li>Casterbridge was Founded in 1979 by Educators, for Educators </li></ul><ul><li>Located in the Southwest of England in the Village of Templecombe </li></ul><ul><li>Former Grounds of the Knights Templar </li></ul>Where Our Touring Philosophies Evolved...
  5. 5. You Will Always Have Your Own Private Tour
  6. 6. Custom-Design Your Own Personalized Itinerary <ul><li>Your Chosen </li></ul><ul><li>Destinations </li></ul><ul><li>Your Specific Cultural </li></ul><ul><li>or Musical Theme </li></ul><ul><li>Your Exact Dates </li></ul>
  7. 7. We Spend Time Off the Bus
  8. 8. All Admission Costs Are Included in Advance <ul><li>Maximize the Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Less Spending Money </li></ul><ul><li>Needed on Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Group Admission Rates </li></ul><ul><li>Many Admissions Are </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-Booked To Avoid </li></ul><ul><li>Wasting Time in Lines </li></ul>King Arthur’s Grave at Glastonbury Casterbridge Has No Optional Admissions or Excursions!
  9. 9. A Tour Manager/Guide with the Group 24 Hours Per Day Ultimate Peace of Mind <ul><li>Meets the Group at the </li></ul><ul><li>Arrival Airport </li></ul><ul><li>Leads Daily Sightseeing </li></ul><ul><li>Handles All Logistical </li></ul><ul><li>Aspects of the Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Suggests and Arranges </li></ul><ul><li>Evening and Spare </li></ul><ul><li>Time Activities </li></ul>
  10. 10. So What has Happened Since 1979? <ul><li>We have put together a staff of world travelers and former educators </li></ul><ul><li>We have opened a new Head Office in Sherborne, England, and have a US Office in Staunton, Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>We have grown due to word of mouth and have acquired a reputation for quality </li></ul>We Now Operate Tours on Six Continents!
  11. 11. We have a New West Coast Office at historic Castle Green in Pasadena
  12. 12. We operate tours in Continental Europe... Spain Italy France Germany
  13. 13. Eastern Europe and Russia... Czech Republic Poland Russia Hungary
  14. 14. Multiple Destinations In Asia China Japan India Thailand
  15. 15. Africa and Australasia Egypt Tunisia Australia South Africa
  16. 16. Central and South America Costa Rica Peru Mexico Argentina
  17. 17. Private Tours in North America Washington Hawaii New York Canada
  18. 18. Every Year Over 200 Groups Travel On Casterbridge Programs <ul><li>Choirs, Bands, and Orchestras </li></ul><ul><li>Schools, Colleges, and Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Church Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Adult and Family Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Museums, Clubs, and Institutions </li></ul>TRAVEL AS YOUR OWN PRIVATE GROUP WITH AS FEW AS 10 PARTICIPANTS
  19. 19. Where do Casterbridge groups perform?
  20. 20. Prestigious Sacred Venues <ul><li>Options Include: </li></ul><ul><li>Kaiser Wilhelm Church in Berlin </li></ul><ul><li>St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin </li></ul><ul><li>St. Paul’s Cathedral in London </li></ul><ul><li>St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Domkirche in Salzburg </li></ul><ul><li>St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice </li></ul><ul><li>St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna </li></ul>Notre Dame St. Vitus Cathedral
  21. 21. Local Churches <ul><li>Options Include: </li></ul><ul><li>St Michael’s Church in Haworth </li></ul><ul><li>St Nicholas’s Church in Galway </li></ul><ul><li>Franciscan Church in Rothenburg </li></ul><ul><li>Bach Church in Arnstadt </li></ul><ul><li>St Thomas’s Church in Prague </li></ul>
  22. 22. Public and Social Venues <ul><li>Options Include: </li></ul><ul><li>The Pump Rooms in Bath </li></ul><ul><li>Letensky Château in Prague </li></ul><ul><li>The Sampson Centre in York </li></ul><ul><li>Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg </li></ul><ul><li>Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh </li></ul><ul><li>The Spanish Steps in Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Schools, Colleges, and </li></ul><ul><li>Embassies around the World </li></ul>Luxembourg Gardens Schonbrunn Palace
  23. 23. Include FORMAL PERFORMANCES
  24. 24. ...and TIME TO REHEARSE...
  25. 25. ...as well as possible informal performances along your tour itinerary.
  26. 26. Possible venues: Mitropoli Cathedral in Athens
  27. 27. Bari: Basilica of St. Nicholas
  28. 28. Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome
  29. 29. Rome’s Trinita dei Monti
  30. 30. View from Trinita dei Monti View of Rome from Trinita...
  31. 31. Easter Sunday at Rome’s Santa Maria degli Angeli?
  32. 32. Casterbridge: Royal Recognition in 2002 <ul><li>The Queen’s Award recognizes the best companies in Great Britain </li></ul><ul><li>Casterbridge was the only travel company to win the Queen’s Award in 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>We are only the fourth tour operator to be honored since 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>The award was presented to our Head Office by Prince Edward & his wife Sophie </li></ul>
  33. 33. The Advantages of a Private and Custom-Designed Performing Tour <ul><li>The Best Concert Arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>Greater Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Intimate Atmosphere Is a Safer Recipe for Success </li></ul><ul><li>The Potential for More Fun on Tour </li></ul><ul><li>A Truly Musical and Cultural Experience </li></ul>
  34. 34. What is our Aim at the End of Every Casterbridge Tour? <ul><li>Give All Participants a Rewarding and Enjoyable Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the Educational, Musical and Cultural Goals of Each Group </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a Unique Insight into the Local Culture, People, and Way of Life </li></ul>
  35. 35. See the World From a Musician’s Perspective…
  36. 36. Travel to Europe on a comfortable overnight flight.
  37. 37. Meet your full-time GUIDE AND DRIVER at the airport...
  38. 38. ...and transfer into historic ATHENS.
  39. 39. Our first stop: CAPE SOUNION
  40. 40. Home of the TEMPLE OF POSEIDON
  41. 41. SUNSET AT CAPE SOUNION The Cape is known for beautiful sunsets over the Aegean Sea.
  42. 42. Next up: A tour of Athens’ MONASTIRAKI
  43. 43. Day 3: THE ACROPOLIS
  44. 44. ENTERING THE ACROPOLIS
  45. 45. THE PROPYLAIA
  46. 46. TEMPLE OF ATHENA NIKE
  47. 47. ERECTHEION
  48. 48. THEATER OF HERODES ATTICUS
  49. 49. The iconic PARTHENON
  50. 50. PARTHENON CLOSEUP
  51. 51. This evening, we will enjoy an Athens SOUND & LIGHT SHOW
  52. 52. CULTURAL CONNECTIONS: WHERE WILL WE BE STAYING? <ul><li>Three Star or Superior 2-Star </li></ul><ul><li>Tourist Class Hotels with </li></ul><ul><li>Private Facilities Guaranteed </li></ul><ul><li>Clean & Comfortable Hotels </li></ul><ul><li>Display the Charm & Character of the Area </li></ul><ul><li>Twin Rooming (on occasion a </li></ul><ul><li>triple may be used if there is </li></ul><ul><li>an odd number) </li></ul><ul><li>Centrally Located Hotels </li></ul><ul><li>in Athens & Rome </li></ul>
  53. 53. Day 4: DISCOVERING THE WONDERS OF ANCIENT DELPHI
  54. 54. We will walk THE SACRED WAY...
  55. 55. ...by ancient temples...
  56. 56. ...to the SANCTUARY OF APOLLO
  57. 57. The Temple of Apollo: Home to the great Oracle
  58. 58. We will enjoy great views of the valley below...
  59. 59. ...and explore the DELPHI THEATER, which could seat 5,000 people.
  60. 60. We will also explore the treasures of the DELPHI ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM.
  61. 61. Next up: OVERNIGHT FERRY FROM PATRAS, GREECE TO BARI, ITALY
  62. 62. BARI: A historic port on the Adriatic Sea
  63. 63. We will explore the Barivecchia, strolling along the Old City’s walls.
  64. 64. Bari’s BASILICA DI SAN NICOLA
  65. 65. Home to the TOMB OF ST. NICHOLAS ( yes, the inspiration for Santa Claus! )
  66. 66. Next stop: The Ruins of POMPEII
  67. 67. We will enjoy a guided tour of Pompeii...
  68. 68. ...with the foreboding Mt. Vesuvius never far away.
  69. 69. Explore the STREETS OF POMPEII
  70. 70. POMPEII STREETS
  71. 71. POMPEII HOMES...
  72. 72. A restaurant...
  73. 73. ...the ruins of a Basilica...
  74. 74. ...a ruined GYMNASIUM
  75. 75. ...and yes, a PLASTER CAST BODY.
  76. 76. We will also explore the VILLA OF THE MYSTERIES... ...home to historic murals.
  77. 77. Day 7: A TOUR OF THE BEAUTIFUL AMALFI DRIVE
  78. 78. The breathtaking sights of the AMALFI COAST
  79. 79. THE AMALFI COAST
  80. 80. We will stop in the towns of AMALFI...
  81. 81. ...and POSITANO
  82. 82. Day 7: On our way to Rome, we will stop at historic CASSINO.
  83. 83. Home to a beautiful Abbey.
  84. 84. CASSINO offers splendid Byzantine mosaics...
  85. 85. CASSINO MOSAICS 3
  86. 86. CASSINO CHAPEL
  87. 87. CASSINO ALTAR
  88. 88. Next, we arrive at ROME: THE ETERNAL CITY
  89. 89. Our introductory walking tour begins at CASTEL SANT ANGELO...
  90. 90. ...crossing over the historic TIBER RIVER...
  91. 91. ...and finishes at PIAZZA NAVONA.
  92. 92. PIAZZA NAVONA Home to Bernini’s Fountain of Four Rivers
  93. 93. Casterbridge tours focus on AUTHENTIC CUISINE
  94. 94. Lunch is always on your own. Pizza anyone?
  95. 95. LUNCH IN ITALY Your Tour Manager/Guide can help you find great lunch spots, including trattorias...
  96. 96. ...while breakfast and dinner are always included in your tour price.
  97. 97. ROME RESTAURANT
  98. 98. And don’t forget the GELATO!
  99. 99. Day 8 begins at the monumental COLOSSEUM.
  100. 100. FLORENCE NEPTUNE FOUNTAIN GUIDED TOUR INSIDE THE COLOSSEUM
  101. 101. Afterwards, we walk by the ARCH OF CONSTANTINE...
  102. 102. ...on our way to the ROMAN FORUM (where Julius Caesar once stood!)
  103. 103. We will also see what remains Seacrest 2010 left of the TEMPLE OF CASTOR AND POLLUX...
  104. 104. ...and we will visit ancient Rome’s best preserved building, THE PANTHEON
  105. 105. PANTHEON INTERIOR Burial place of kings and the great Raphael...
  106. 106. PANTHEON CEILING ...but don’t forget to look up! The Pantheon’s OCULUS
  107. 107. We will also see the great VICTOR EMMANUEL MONUMENT...
  108. 108. ...hang out at THE SPANISH STEPS...
  109. 109. ...and visit the famous TREVI FOUNTAIN...
  110. 110. TREVI FOUNTAIN
  111. 111. ...where everyone should ensure a SAFE RETURN TO THE ETERNAL CITY!
  112. 112. And as you look back at your wonderful program in Greece and Italy...
  113. 113. Remembering DELPHI
  114. 114. ROME AT NIGHT
  115. 115. COLOSSEUM The great COLOSSEUM
  116. 116. THE ROMAN FORUM
  117. 117. VITTORIO EMANUELE AT NIGHT And the Victor Emmanuel Monument...also known as “ The Wedding Cake” and “Mussolini’s Dentures”!
  118. 118. We at Casterbridge look forward to welcoming the Seacrest Choir on a most rewarding tour of GREECE AND ITALY in 2012!
  119. 119. A Seacrest tour webpage is now available! Check it out at http://bit.ly/hrMhug
  120. 120. CASTERBRIDGE TRAVEL INSURANCE A Comprehensive Coverage that Includes: <ul><li>Trip Cancellation & Interruption </li></ul><ul><li>Trip Delay </li></ul><ul><li>Baggage & Personal Effects </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Expense </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Medical Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Accidental Death & Dismemberment </li></ul>
  121. 121. TRIP CANCELLATION & INTERRUPTION <ul><li>Normal Valid Grounds for Cancellation Include: </li></ul><ul><li>Sickness, Injury or Death of the participant or a member of the Immediate Family </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Default of an Airline, Cruise Line or Tour Operator </li></ul><ul><li>Inclement Weather causing cancellation or interruption of the trip </li></ul><ul><li>A Terrorist Incident in a City listed on the group’s Itinerary within 30 days of the </li></ul><ul><li>group’s scheduled arrival date. </li></ul><ul><li>Unforeseen Strike resulting in the cessation of travel services </li></ul><ul><li>Insured Participant’s principal residence being made uninhabitable by fire, flood, </li></ul><ul><li>vandalism, burglary or natural disaster </li></ul><ul><li>Insured participant being subpoenaed, required to serve on a jury, hijacked or </li></ul><ul><li>quarantined </li></ul><ul><li>Termination of employment or layoff affecting the insured or his/her traveling companion. </li></ul><ul><li>(Must have been with the same employer for 3 consecutive years) </li></ul>Full Tour Cost Covered in the Event of Cancellation
  122. 122. PRE-EXISTING CONDITION WAIVER! For full details of the coverage, please visit: www.travelguard.com/casterbridge <ul><li>We will waive the pre-existing medical </li></ul><ul><li>condition clause from the cancellation </li></ul><ul><li>portion of the travel insurance for any </li></ul><ul><li>participants that purchase the travel </li></ul><ul><li>insurance at the time of the initial </li></ul><ul><li>deposit. </li></ul><ul><li>You must provide the $500 deposit plus </li></ul><ul><li>the amount for the travel insurance. </li></ul><ul><li>The cost of the Travel Insurance is non- </li></ul><ul><li>refundable and non-transferable. </li></ul>
  123. 123. HOW MUCH IS THE TRAVEL INSURANCE? STUDENT RATE (Age 30 or Younger) Trip of 10 or Fewer Days $71 ADULT RATE (Age 31 or Older) Trip of 10 or Fewer Days $112 INSURANCE = PEACE OF MIND

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