France & Italy 2016
England & Birmingham Miniatura 2016
Christmas Markets Along the Rhine 2016
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44421 Adare Manor Square, Ashburn, VA 20147
Molly Cromwell presents…
Travel Opportunities with Kindred
SEPTEMBER 25 ~ OCTOBER 3, 2016
ENGLAND & BIRMINGHAM MINIATURA SHOW
~ London ~ Buckingham Palace State Rooms ~ Covent Garden ~ Newby Hall Exhibit of Caroline Hamilton & Jane Fiddick’s Dollshouses
~ Castle Howard ~ Hardwick Hall ~ York ~ York Minster & Fairfax House
~ The Lake District ~ Windermere ~ Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House
~ Beatrix Potter World Attraction ~ Artisan Visits ~ Miniature Shops
~ Travel by Private Coach ~ Charming Hotels ~
~ Breakfast & Dinner Included Each Day ~
~ Two Days at the World Famous Birmingham Miniatura Show ~
Please join me for this exciting fall adventure as we explore our way from London to Birmingham! Plan to arrive Heathrow Airport London on Monday, Sept 26 between 6:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. proceed through customs and immigration and go directly into the Arrival Hall where you will be met by me and an agent from my booking company. We'll board our private coach and proceed on our trip.
The first and last days are travel days. Breakfast and dinner is included each day at our well located, charming hotels. Airfare is not included as our travelers join us from across the USA and even, in the past, New Zealand and Australia! Some want to arrive a day or two early or remain for a couple of days of some independent travel.
Buckingham Palace/State Dining Room
Before our two days at the show, we'll be visiting Covent Garden and Buckingham Palace in London, the Queen is still on vacation in September! Then we’ll travel to the Lake District, visiting Beatrix Potter's Hill Top House and the enchanting World of Peter Rabbit Attraction in Windermere - you will love it! One of the grandest Treasure Houses of Britain is Castle Howard...and we'll visit it as well as Hardwicke Hall, built by Bess of Hardwicke, four times a widow - the only woman in England richer at the time was Elizabeth I and they despised each other! Bess was totally into stitching - even visited Mary, Queen of Scots, when she was under house arrest...and stitched with her to keep her company!
Beatrix Potter's Hill High House
Newby Hall has a must-see exhibit...the iconic dollhouse collection of Caroline Hamilton (who founded the Kensington DH show) and Jane Fiddicks. Then it's on to the medieval walled city of York, fought over by the Vikings and Romans but finally held to become the amazing city is still is. York Minster/Cathedral is just inside the city wall - the hotel where we stay is so well located! It's where, in medieval days, the monks, at a monastery outside the wall, processed each day for prayers through the gate...in Old English, called a Bar - so the hotel we stay in each time we visit, located at that same gate is called the Monk Bar Hotel/Monk Gate. We have admission to Fairfax House - listed in most of the guide books as "the most beautiful Elizabethan Town House in England. It has a fantastic collection of fine furniture, tall clocks (grandfather, to us!), porcelain and silver. Many of the shops in York are so old their roofs almost touch across some of the old cobbled pedestrian walkways, but now are full of lovely shops! We've come to love a button shop that has old as well as new buttons!
Our last two days will be spent at the Birmingham show - almost forgot, there are two miniature shops in York, another good reason to visit it! I can hardly wait! Hope you can join us! I'm receiving $500 deposits now - will have the finalized itinerary and projected per person cost by week's end. Cost is based on two persons sharing a room. Or, there is a single supplement available.
Please get back to me as soon as possible, letting me know if plan to join me and other kindred spirits on this wonderful trip! Space is limited. I will be accepting $500pp deposits now and until July 24. Make payable to Molly Cromwell Presents Tours, 44421 Adare Manor Square, Ashburn, VA 20147
Brochure & Tour Itinerary
2016 Christmas Markets along the Rhine
From Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland
December 3 ~ 12, 2016
Give a gift to yourself!
If you've always wanted to join me and other kindred spirits on one of Grand Circle Cruise Line's magical Christmas Markets cruises - this is your lucky break...and chance to make your bucket list wish become a reality!
I'm thrilled to tell you that our original departure date for the 2016 Rhine River Christmas Markets Cruise, from Amsterdam to Basel Switzerland has been changed to December 3-14, with optional pre and post-cruise extensions. The pre-trip is to Brussels, with Markets deemed among the very best, I've been told by some of my travelers who've been there - who call them "fabulous"! The post optional extension trip is to the wonderful city of Basel, home to not only great watches, chocolate, fondue, and wonderful Markets, but also the incredible museum of antique toys, dolls, dollhouses and miniatures that you see every month in our favorite US miniature magazines.
Prices are per person, River Cruise option only, based on double occupancy, and choice of deck and cabin selection - all outside cabins, compared to many other cruise ships! Traveling solo? I'll find you a kindred spirit to share with!
With yet another option, letting Grand Circle's air department book your round trip flights for you, for example, $1,000 round trip per person out of New York, Newark or Boston.LaGuardia, $1100 per person departing from Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Miami or Washington Dulles, and $1,200 per person flying from Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle....or book your own airfare, using accrued mileage in your airline mileage packages. Additional departure cities are available.
Regional dealers bring their wares and join us for dinner onboard the ship in Amsterdam before we set sail - so we start the miniatures part of this trip from the get go. We have an optional gift exchange that everyone loves. If you're a Dealer or Artisan who has always wanted to come on this cruise - bring your product to sell at our onboard mini miniatures show. If you stay for the Basel extension, I'll introduce you to the famous museum's curator, who loves to stock her museum shop's shelves with your incredible work. Ask Josephine Meyer, Carl Bronsdon, Karen Markland and Lady Bug about their experiences! You can even teach an onboard workshop - are you clicking up the tax benefits available, by joining us!
MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT TODAY…with Grand Circle Cruise Lines and choose your deck and cabin.
Call 1 800 597 2452, press 2 and give them my Group's Code: "G6 20068" All cabins are double occupancy, except for very few singles, available...they go quickly. But if you're traveling solo, let me know. I'll match you with another kindred spirit...or call your sister, your BFF or your DH and ask them if they want to share the trip of a lifetime you...bring your camera, there are castles galore on this route...you will have included tours in Nijmegen, oldest town in the Netherlands, then glorious towns in Germany: Cologne - fabulous for its Christmas Markets, Roman ruins, plus its magnificent Gothic Cathedral - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We'll explore the Markets in Koblenz, enjoy the grand architecture of Mainz and its Gutenberg Museum, visit Speyer or take an optional visit to Heidelberg. Travel through the Black Forest to Baden-Baden, enjoy a boat trip in Strasbourg, another UNESCO World Heritage Site then enjoy their Markets, and finally, the fairy tale city of Kaysersburg, France, with wonderful Markets plus visit the Albert Schweitzer Museum...and finally, Basel, Switzerland, where you'll board a flight to return home. Stay over with me for the optional extension, you'll love it.
Get back to me with any questions ~ I’d love to send you a brochure – call me at 703.978.5353 or my cell: 703.200.5341. I so look forward to sharing this incredible journey with you.
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