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Mr. and Mrs. Adams and 36 Wooster High School Band students traveled through Europe in the Summer of 1999. Students were selected by nomination and audition to perform with a Band and Choir made up of students from throughout Ohio.

Sponsored by American Music Abroad, the trip was centered around performances in concert halls and public venues throughout Belgium, Germany, France, England, and Wales..

Itinerary

June 17-19:  Oberlin College.

• Rehearsals and Farewell Concert.

June 20-22:  Brussels, Belgium; Bonn, Koblenz & Rudesheim, Germany.

• Arrive and then board coach for travel to Bonn.

• Guided tour of Beethoven's House and Museum.

• Visit Marksburg Castle on the Rhine River.

Our quaint hotel in Koblenz
 

• Concert in a spa town near Wurzburg.

At Bad Bruckenau: Meeting the locals...

June 23-24:  Wurzburg & Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany.

• Sightseeing in Wurzburg.

• Concert in Rothenburg's Markt Platz.

• Sightseeing and walking tour of Rothenburg.

June 25:  Heidelberg Germany; Strasbourg, France.

• Visit ancient castle overlooking Heidleberg.

• Concert in the beautiful Alsace region of France.

Fabulous

Notre Dame Cathedral

in historic Reims.

A local artist at work...

June 26-27:  Paris, France.

• Shopping and sightseeing in Paris.

• Concert in the famous Luxembourg Gardens.

• Evening cable car ride up the Eiffel Tower.

• Visit the Musee d'Orsay.

The staff enjoys lunch in a Paris cafe. The waiter was a hoot.

 

• "Painter's Square" area of Montmarte.

• Guided tour of Paris viewing all the famous sites.

• Dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe Paris.

• Evening cruise on the Seine River.

"Photo, photo!"
 
"I'm the king of the world!!"

June 28-29:  London, England.

• Chunnel train crossing of English Channel.

• Dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe London.

• Guided sightseeing tour of London.

• See the "Changing of the Guard" at Buckingham Palace.

Standing in the rain waiting for the guard to change...
 

• Attend a live theatre performance in London's West End.

June 30:  Stonehenge & Bath, England; Wales.

• Stonehenge.

• Roman Baths and museum.

• Travel to Wales and attend civic reception.

July 1-2:  Wales; Stratford-upon-Avon.

• Visit Cardiff Castle.

• Trip down "The Big Pit", an ancient coal mine.

• Guided tour of Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's home.

• Friendship concert with Welsh student musicians.

July 3:  Gent, Belgium.

• Cross the Channel to Calais and travel to ancient city of Gent.

• Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

The Wooster coach...
 
"ALWAYS know where your luggage is at all times!" ;-)

Links

An extremely bad joke (you've been warned...)

General Interest

Systran Online Translation - Translate sites in foreign languages, or any text.

Sabena Airlines

Universal Currency Converter - How much are Marks, Francs, & Pounds actually worth?

France

Paris Convention & Visitors Bureau

@Paris Travellers Guide

All About Paris

Fodor's City File - Paris

Your Own Private Paris

Strasbourg On Line

United Kingdom

UK Travel Guide

Virtual London

Traveller's Guide to London

An Alernative London

Fodor's City File - London

Wales

Neath, Wales

Shakespeare's Stratford On The Web

Stonehenge

Germany

Rothenburg

Wurzburg

Heidelberg

Bonn

Belgium

Gent

 

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