Experience London like never before in the company of Drs. Madison & Debra Sowell
Dr. Madison U. Sowell and Dr. Debra H. Sowell have more than 60 years of combined experience as teachers, scholars and researchers — specializing in Italian culture and performing arts, respectively. They have a great love and extensive knowledge of European art, literature, and culture and have directed more than a dozen study abroad programs in Europe.
Experience the acclaimed theatrical productions of London’s West End and the Royal Shakespeare Company. During your stay in England, you will have the opportunity to see four theatrical performances including “Matilda the Musical” and Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice.” Where possible, backstage tours will be offered following the live performances.
Enjoy the best of London’s cuisine during your entire visit. In addition to starting each day with a full English breakfast, you will have the opportunity to indulge in a fine dining experience every evening. Fare will range from a traditional high tea to the flavorful Indian cuisine for which London has become so famous.
Rejuvenate in a central London boutique hotel or bed and breakfast after each busy day exploring the best that the majestic city has to offer. Your excursion will include a total of nine nights in four-star accommodations.
Learn about England’s rich cultural history while touring prominent sites including the Tower of London, the Globe Theatre and St. Paul’s Cathedral. You will also enjoy day trips to both Oxford and Stratford. The trip to Oxford will include a private tour of Christ Church College, the University of Oxford and The Ashmolean Museum. In Stratford, you will have the opportunity to see Shakespeare’s birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s cottage.
Explore the world-renowned museums of London and enjoy the unique insights of Madison and Debra Sowell — lifelong scholars and art collectors — as you visit a variety of both artistic and historical collections, including the National Gallery, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Tate Gallery.