ITINERARY

Please refer to the "West Memphis Camp" page for details regarding the rehearsal camp and for the July 3 Flight Day Itinerary

CURRENT ITINERARY

Updated June 1, 2024

Times to be adjusted as needed


*Check out the website’s destination pages for more information about where we’ll be and what there is to do.


Thursday, July 4

6:25a Arkansas flights arrive at Heathrow airport

Border Control/Passport Check

Baggage Claim

Customs

8:30a Load instruments & luggage / Board motorcoaches / Depart

TBA Arrive Windsor

Sightseeing

Lunch (on your own)

1:30p Board coaches / Depart Windsor

5:00p Group Dinner at THE CUMBERLAND

Explore area after dinner - many options

6:30p Board coaches / Depart

7:15p Check in to TRAVELODGE DOCKLANDS CENTRAL

Freshen up in rooms / meet downstairs

TBA Group walking excursion before sunset

TBA Return to Hotel

11:00p Room Check / Get some sleep!!



Friday, July 5

7:45a Breakfast shift #1

8:15a Breakfast shift #2

Shifts will be assigned to assist kitchen staff

9:30a Depart hotel for Sightseeing

Will not return to hotel until late night

TBA Attend CHANGING OF THE GUARD at BUCKINGHAM PALACE

TBA Transfer to TOWER OF LONDON

Boxed lunches before visiting the Tower (provided)

TBA Split into evening activity groups / Take Tube from Tower to other sites

10:00p (or after theatre performances)   Meet at EMBANKMENT  (tube station very close)

10:15p Coaches begin shuttling folks back to hotel

*We will not be in red, yellow & orange coach groups for this trip.

Much more detail on this to come

11:00p (or upon return from theatres)  Room Check



Saturday, July 6

7:45a Breakfast shift #1

8:15a Breakfast shift #2

9:00a Depart hotel

Performance Day - be in uniform and have performance needs

9:45a Arrive Embankment / Dedicated sightseeing in the area

(Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Westminster)

11:15a Meet at Victoria Embankment Gardens

Box Lunches (provided) - Picnic in garden grounds

12:00n Instrument truck arrives / unload instruments & equipment


12:30p ARKANSAS AMBASSADORS OF MUSIC BAND in Concert


TBA Load / Depart 

TBA Arrive St. Matthew’s Church - Bayswater


3:00p ARKANSAS AMBASSADORS OF MUSIC CHOIR in Concert


TBA Coaches return to Embankment; groups split up for evening activities

10:00p Meet at Embankment to catch coaches back to the hotel

11:00p Room Check

Sunday, July 7

5:00a Luggage to coaches / Pick up boxed breakfast

5:30a Depart hotel / Transfer to St. Pancras Train Station

TBA Unload coaches / Begin Customs & Border process

8:01a Eurostar train departs London for Paris (we’ll move ahead 1 hour en route)

11:20a Arrive at Paris Gare du Nord train station

11:45a Load coaches / depart

12:15p Visit MONTMARTRE

Lunch on your own

2:30p Load coaches / depart

4:00p CRUISE on the SEINE RIVER through central Paris

5:30p Load coaches / depart

TBA Arrive & check in to NOVOTEL PARIS EST

7:30p Group Dinner and Orientation with City Coordinators

11:00p Room Check



Monday, July 8

7:30a Breakfast at hotel

8:30a Load coaches / depart

BAND performs today - make sure you have all your stuff!

10:00a Entrance to THE LOUVRE MUSEUM

TBA Free time to find lunch in the area

1:00p Load coaches / depart

TBA Arrive at JARDIN D’ACCLIMATATION

2:30p Meet at performance venue to unload, set up, and warmup


3:30p ARKANSAS AMBASSADORS OF MUSIC BAND in Concert


5:00p Load coaches / depart

7:00p Group Dinner at LE SOLFERINO

8:00p Load coaches / return to hotel

11:00p Room Check



Tuesday, July 9

7:30a Breakfast at hotel

9:00a Depart for an orientation tour

CHOIR performs today - make sure you have all your stuff!

TBA Arrive EIFFEL TOWER

Free time to explore and find lunch

2:00p Load coaches / depart

3:00p Arrive at EGLISE DE LA MADELEINE

Set up / Warm up


4:00p ARKANSAS AMBASSADORS OF MUSIC CHOIR in Concert


5:15p Load coaches / depart

7:00p Group Dinner at LA MANIFATTURA

8:00p Load coaches / return to hotel

11:00p Room Check


Wednesday, July 10

7:00a Breakfast at hotel

8:15a Luggage at coaches

8:30a Load coaches / depart

TRAVEL DAY TODAY

There will be some rest stops for breaks, lunch 

(et pour utiliser les toilettes)

TBA Cross into SWITZERLAND

6:30p Arrive Crans-Montana

Coaches will separate to go to assigned inns

TBA Group Dinner in your inn

TBA Time to relax and explore your Alpine home town

10:00p Return to inns

11:00p Room Check



Thursday, July 11

7:00a Breakfast at your inn

TBA More time to explore, shop, and find lunch

12:00n Load coaches / depart

2:00p Tour the CHATEAUX DE CHILLON

TBA Walk the Promenade on the shore of LAKE GENEVA

TBA Free time in MONTREAUX to visit the JAZZ FESTIVAL and find lunch

TBA Load coaches / depart

TBA Arrive Crans-Montana / Free time

6:00p Group Dinner at your inn

7:00p Gather at L’ORANGERIE in town center / set up / warm up


8:00p ARKANSAS AMBASSADORS OF MUSIC CHOIR in Concert

ARKANSAS AMBASSADORS OF MUSIC BAND in Concert

10:00p Return to inns

11:00p Room Check



Friday, July 12

7:00a Breakfast at your inn

7:45a Load coaches / depart

TBA Arrive in TÄSCH to catch train to ZERMATT

While in Zermatt, we’ll have a short orientation, followed by a funicular ride through the mountain up to the SUNEGGA area.  After viewing THE MATTERHORN, there will be free time to explore and find lunch.

TBA Gather outside Zermatt train station for return to Täsch & Crans-Montana

7:00p Group Dinner Party with traditional Swiss entertainment and food

10:00p Return to inns

11:00p Room Check

Saturday, July 13

6:00a Breakfast at your inn

6:45a Luggage to coaches

7:00a Load coaches / depart

TRAVEL DAY TODAY; Rest breaks and chance to find lunch

Cross border into GERMANY

TBA Arrive in ROTHENBURG AUB DER TAUBER

Check in to assigned hotels 

TBA Group dinner at your hotel / time to explore

10:00p Return to your hotel

11:00p Room Check



Sunday, July 14

8:00a Breakfast at your hotel / Free time to explore, shop, and find lunch

1:00p Gather at the FRANZISKANERKIRCHE ROTHENBURG / set up / warm up


2:00p ARKANSAS AMBASSADORS OF MUSIC CHOIR in Concert


TBA Transfer up the street to the MARKTPLATZ


4:00p ARKANSAS AMBASSADORS OF MUSIC BAND in Concert


5:30p Return to your hotel

TBA Group Dinner at your hotel / Free time in town

10:00p Return to your hotel

11:00p Room Check

Monday, July 15

6:30a Breakfast at your hotel

7:15a Luggage to the coaches

7:30a Load coaches / depart

10:30a Visit DACHAU CONCENTRATION CAMP

TBA Load coaches / depart

TBA Group Lunch at DREI ROSEN

2:30p Load coaches / depart

Cross border into AUSTRIA

6:30p Arrive in BAD HOFGASTEIN

Check in to assigned hotels

TBA Group Dinner at your hotel

TBA Welcome meeting with city coordinators at ALPEN ARENA

TBA Return to your hotel

11:00p Room Check



Tuesday, July 16

6:30a Breakfast at your hotel

8:00a Load coaches / depart

TBA Arrive SALZBURG / Tour with city guide

12:00n Find Lunch in the area / explore & shop

3:00p Load coaches / depart

5:00p Arrive BAD HOFGASTEIN / Free time

7:30p Group Dinner at your hotel / Free time

10:00p Return to your hotel

11:00p Room Check



Wednesday, July 17

7:00a Breakfast at your hotel

8:00a Load coaches / depart

TBA Arrive at HELLBRUNN CASTLE / SOUND OF MUSIC TOUR by coaches

12:00n Arrive in MONDSEE / Free time and find lunch

2:00p Load coaches / depart

4:00p Arrive BAD HOFGASTEIN / dress 

TBA Transfer to ALPENARENA / set up / warm up


5:30p ARKANSAS AMBASSADORS OF MUSIC CHOIR in Concert

ARKANSAS AMBASSADORS OF MUSIC BAND in Concert


TBA Group Farewell Dinner in the Great Hall of the GASTEIN ALM

TBA Return to your hotel

TBA Room Check


Thursday, July 18

TBA Luggage to Coaches

2:00a! Flight Group 1 Load Coaches / Depart

Grab bagged breakfast to go

3:30a! Flight Group 2 Load Coach / depart

Grab bagged breakfast to go

TBA Arrive MUNICH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Check-in Procedure

Security Screening

Any additional Customs/Border procedures

9:10a Flight Group 1 Departs

10:25a Flight Group 2 Departs

1:05p Flight Group 1 Arrives Charlotte

Border Control / Customs / Recheck luggage

2:50p Flight Group 2 Arrives Detroit

Border Control / Customs / Recheck luggage

5:30p Flight Group 1 Departs Charlotte

6:14p Flight Group 1 Arrives Memphis

7:45p Flight Group 2 Departs Detroit

8:05p Flight Group 2 Arrives Memphis


THE TOUR IS OVER UPON ARRIVAL IN MEMPHIS


WELCOME HOME!