Here are my official plans for Spring Break! I have booked all of the possible travelling options, minus a few trains and begun to book hostels. I am really excited and cannot wait to get travelling! I included pictures of each site so you know what exactly I'm going to be seeing!
Sunday, March 14 - Catch the 1am bus from Gloucester Green, Oxford to Stansted Airport. Arrive at 4:10, then board plane for Prague at 7:15am. Arrive in Prague at 10:10am and go to our hostel. Melody and I will be staying at the Old Prague Hostel. Stay and tour Prague until Tuesday, March 16.
Wednesday, March 17 - Catch a train with Melody to Salzburg, Austria. It should be about a 7 hour train ride. We will tour the city and go on the tour of Hitler's Eagles Nest and the Sound of Music tour. We will be staying at Gasthaus Stadtalm hostel until the 18th.
Friday, March 19 - Melody leaves to go back to London and I catch a train to meet up with Sam Hill in Vienna. We will be staying at a friend's house in the city and sometime during the weekend make the journey to Auschwitz. We will leave on the 22nd.
Monday, March 22 - Tour Vienna for one last time before Sam and I catch a flight to Athens. We will be using Aegean Airlines and leave at 8:30pm and arrive in Athens at 11:45. For the next several days we will tour Athens and visit a beach. We will be staying at Athens Easy Access hostel for 4 nights.
Friday, March 26 - I will leave Sam in Athens and fly to Amsterdam to meet up with Anna, Josh, Deirdre, and Alvin. My flight leaves at 10:55am and arrives in Amsterdam at 1:30pm. We will tour the city, see Anne Frank's house, visit the Van Gogh Museum, and see the tulip gardens at Keukenhof, about an hour outside of Amsterdam. We will most likely stay at the Flying Pig Uptown hostel and leave on the 29th.
Monday, March 29 - We will catch a train from Amsterdam to Paris sometime in the afternoon, just in time to meet up with Melody again. We will go see the city, go up in the Eiffel Tower, tour the Catacombs, and meet up with Jerome. We will most likely stay at the Blue Planet Hostel. I will leave on the 2nd.
Friday, April 2 - I leave Paris on the EuroStar at 2:13pm and get into Oxford at 5:23pm. This will allow me plenty of time to rest before my parents arrive the next day.
Saturday, April 3 - My mom and dad arrive to Heathrow at 11:25am, meaning they will get to Oxford around 2pm. We will hang out in Oxford for 2 days.
Monday, April 5 - We will get a rental car to drive up to Chipping Campden and stay at a B&B. We will tour the Cotswolds and Lake District until the 9th.
Friday, April 9 - We will drive to Liverpool and fly to Dublin at 4pm and arrive at 4:50. There we will tour Dublin for the next day.
Sunday, April 11 - We will drive a rental car to the Cliff of Moher and tour the area. We will stay at Ballinsheen House
Monday, April 12 - We will go to the Dingle Peninsula and stay at the Ballyseede Castle.
Tuesday, April 13 - We will drive to the Rock of Cashel and stay at Joy's Rockside House.
Wednesday, April 14 - We will return to Dublin and tour for the day.
Thursday, April 15 - We will return the car at 6am and catch a 8:15am flight to Liverpool. Then we will get on the 10:50am bus to Oxford. There we will stay for the next day.
Saturday, April 17 - My mom and dad leave on a flight back to Wichita at 12:50pm. For the rest of the weekend I will relax and prepare for Nought Week.
So there are all my plans! I am very excited and cannot wait to be able to see all of these places!