TWU: ENGLAND & BELGIUM
May 19 – 28, 2024
Initial Deposit Per Person
Per Person (inc. roundtrip airfare)
50% of the balance is required by December 29, 2023.
100% of the balance is required by February 29, 2024.
FULL OF ACTIVITIES, EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Arrive in London and meet your tour leader with a transfer to the hotel. Check out East London & The City by exploring around the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and then walk along the bankside to see where London Burning started in 1666. Hop on a London bus on a short ride to one of the oldest English Traditional pubs (rebuilt 1667 after the Great Fire of London Burning) for a welcome dinner. Return to the hotel to rest and recover. Sleep in London for 3 nights.
Visit Neville Blanche School or Frank Barnes School for the Deaf. Free time afterwards.
Visit Deaf School – Heathland School for the Deaf (St Alban) and a workshop of British Sign Language (BSL) to be taught by Deaf tutor. Return to London and walk along the canal to Camden Town and explore the city’s punk scene and the Camden Market and have free time on your own.
Hop on a Eurostar train to Brussels, the EU’s capital city of Belgium and transfer to the hotel. Have a little rest with self-lunch. After lunch, a visit to the School of Deaf Kasterlinden with a tour guide by Deaf School tutor and a workshop of Flemish Sign Language at School to be taught by Deaf students. Sleep in Brussels for 3 nights.
In the morning, a visit to the School of Deaf Kasterlinden with a tour guide by Deaf School tutor and a workshop of Flemish Sign Language at School to be taught by Deaf students.
A day trip by train to Ghent, the largest capital of the East Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium with a visit to Deaf Flemish Elementary School in the morning. Afterwards, have lunch at Deaf-owned Soup restaurant. After lunch, meet a local deaf tour guide by seeing its canals, cobbled streets, and the historic buildings and free time afterwards. Return to Brussels in the evening.
Transfer to London in the morning and after check-in the hotel, explore the West of London all afternoon – an outdoor view of Buckingham Palace on the way to Westminster Abbey, Big Ben/Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, 10 Downing Street and Trafalgar Square. Free time afterwards by exploring around Piccadilly Circus/Leicester Square/Covent Garden. Sleep in London for 3 nights.
Take a day trip to Windsor Castle and afterwards, walk along Long Walk Road with a view of the long driveway to the castle. Have lunch before heading back to London.
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HERE ARE ALL THE DETAILS ABOUT THE TOUR
- Hands On Travel will be responsible for purchasing group international roundtrip airfare from Dallas Fort Worth airport.
- Obligatory travel insurance will be provided at an additional fee. It will cover trip cancellation & interruption, emergency medical & dental, medical evacuation, travel delay and baggage delay.
- It is essential to consult the HOT school tour terms and conditions before booking.
- Substantial amount of walking is expected during the tour. Appropriate physical fitness is strongly encouraged.
- Please consult the most recent version of the HOT terms and conditions. – https://handson.travel/terms-edu.pdf
- Tour itinerary and price are subject to change, especially at the time of all deposits received to confirm this tour.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE?
IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
The goal of group tour companies is to provide safe travel experiences for their passengers. Hands On Travel will diligently only work with Covid-19 Safety Protocol vendors: Motor Coach Operators; Restaurants; Attractions; Museums; Hotels; Public Transportation; Facilities; etc. Hands On Travel will provide necessary information to passengers on what to expect on their trip as well as any protocols Hands On Travel is following. It is the responsibility of the passengers or group leader to communicate and seek what protocols are in place to ensure safety of all passengers and ensure a level of comfort in group travel.
Hands On Travel will provide their Crisis Management Plan to the group leader and/or their educational institution.
Hands On Travel continues to follow the recommendations, alerts, crisis management, crisis response and more by the following below:
U.S. Dept. of State: https://travel.state.gov/
U.S Embassy & Consulates in United Kingdom: https://uk.usembassy.gov/
US. Embassy in Belgium: https://be.usembassy.gov/
ABOUT OUR EDUCATIONAL TOURS
Our American Sign Language Tour is specifically designed for ASL and Interpreter Training Programs for any high school and post-secondary program (colleges, community colleges, universities).
This thematic tour is a wonderful opportunity for ASL and ITP teachers to bring their students outside of the classroom and to new places, where they will be able to expand their horizons by interacting with Hands On Travel’s guides and managers in ASL in addition to interacting with local deaf people in their own sign language, learning about deaf culture and history in different countries, and finding new ways to communicate and get immersed into ASL and sign language in general.
In 2013, our pilot ASL Tour was met with such positive reviews, as the ITP and ASL students on the tour remarked on how much their sign language skills improved in such a short time. They got to practice their sign language from morning to night every day and learn & practice ASL in a new atmosphere.
We are motivated to offer memorable experiences to any ASL and ITP program and will be working closely with administrators and/or teachers throughout the process to ensure a smooth outcome. Our consultation services include assistance with the administrative tasks that are required to make the trip a success – such as fundraising, insurance, general liability-legal issues, necessary policies/rules for dealing with students abroad, and dealing with administration/parents.
Past ASL Programs using our ASL Tours:
Central Michigan University, Michigan (recurring client)
Rochester Institute of Technology, New York (recurring client)
William Woods University, Missouri
Tulsa Community College, Oklahoma
Medina Valley ISD, Texas (recurring client)
Maumee Valley Country Day School
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A $500 deposit per person is required to reserve space on this tour.
The deposit is refundable until the tour is confirmed. Only one adult will need to be responsible for filling out this tour reservation form and making a deposit (first payment) now and additional payments in the future.
Please do not purchase travel insurance or make flight reservations until further notice from your tour manager. For more information about the tour itinerary or our refund policy, please refer to the following links: