Every weekend, you will travel to historic sites to make sure you see the best that England has to offer.
Best of London: Part 1
Discover one of the world’s most exciting international cities, whose history dates back to Roman times. This trip is designed to give you an overview of all that London has to offer with a bus tour, a visit to Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guard and a stop at Covent Garden for shopping and food.
Best of London: Part 2 (Session 1 Only)
Experience London’s must-see attractions on our second visit. Explore the Tate Modern art gallery, visit the Tower of London and the Crown Jewels, tour St. Paul’s Cathedral or wander through Harrods for souvenirs.
Explore the 18th century palace and its extensive grounds, home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Tour the palace and then take a turn in the classic hedge maze in the garden.
Broughton Castle (Session 1 Only)
Discover one of England’s most beautiful castles, where the films The Scarlet Pimpernel and Shakespeare in Love were filmed. The property has a beautiful garden tea shop and the Lord of the manor, Lord Saye & Sele, is often seen pruning the hedges and taking tea among the flowers.
The Summerfuel Oxford team will work closely with students to determine their interests and fill the afternoons and evenings with varied options around Lady Margaret Hall and Oxford. Each day the Activities Director plans several activities in the afternoon, from cricket on the lawn to Harry Potter tours, and one or two larger community events in the afternoon. Past favorites have included outdoor movies, Oxford ghost tours, Casino night and the annual visit from our guest hypnotist. Suggestions are always welcome!
Past favorites include:
High tea, Croquet, Cricket, Formal dinner, Harry Potter Tour, Soccer, Tennis (courts on-site), Shakespeare performances, Basketball, Punting, Spa night, Casino night, Ice skating, Trivia night, College admissions workshops, British food tours.
For more information about program activities, check out last summer's program blog:
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Summerfuel provides the following optional trips at an extra cost to a limited number of students. Alternate activities are always provided for students who chose not to participate in these “optional extras.” Further details and registration instructions are sent in the late winter.
London Bike Tour, $75
Visit Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Royal Parks, Kensington Palace, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square – and learn about their history. This leisurely and comfortable tour is open to bike riders of all levels.
Paris Extension: July 22 -26, $1,695
What better way to complement your month abroad in Europe than to travel to one of the continent’s cultural capitals? Enjoy a five-day visit to the City of Lights, featuring organized tours and activities highlighting Paris’ greatest monuments and some of its more off-beat attractions. Climb the Eiffel Tower, visit Notre Dame and experience some of Europe’s greatest museums. In the evenings, take a cruise on the River Seine, explore Île Saint Louis or just watch the world go by from a Parisian café. The extension fee is all-inclusive and includes travel to Paris, full room and board (three meals per day) and all activities and excursions.