This is just to let EVERYBODY know what we discussed at the meeting we had yesterday, August 31, with 24 travellers present and 5 parents.
For those going to Paris:
* It was difficult to get the 20 seats on the plane back for February 4, and the system got the 20 seats for the plane on February 5, which means that we will be staying ONE MORE NIGHT, and one more day in Paris. And this also means that there is ONE MORE night at the hotel we'll be staying, so it is impossible to keep the same price for the total amount of expenses.
The proposal was: either staying on a waiting list for February 4 (which is rather risky) or accepting the extra night.
The agent in England proposed paying for the 5th night but NOT paying then for the expenses the tour to Paris originally included. I am checking out how much this will be exactly, but believe it will not be more than 100 dollars.
Parents present at the meeting thought the second choice is a better one, but I need to know what you ALL think about this, so please, tell your parents and let me know.
EXTRA EXCURSIONS for all.
With the school we will visit London once, then Oxford and then Cambridge during the three Saturdays we will be there.
So I have sent an email to Discovery Tours in Brighton to have THREE more day trips during the three Sundays we will have free.
And these are the options with the aproximate prices:
* London (a second visit, as one will NOT be enough!) 25 pounds
* Stratford and the Cotswolds 30 pounds
* Leeds Castle and Canterbury 35 pounds
I am also thinking of going to the theatre in the Theatre District in London, to see Billy Elliot, a famous play worth watching.
And we might also visit Bath if you agree. In this case I would ask permission to be absent from school one day.
PLEASE, let me know what you all think, and I will proceed accordingly.