ECCMID 2012 ESCMID

Tours

An attractive choice of guided tours has been prepared for all delegates and accompanying persons. Below you find the respective schedule and short descriptions. Please note that during all tours you will be accompanied by knowledgeable English speaking guides. The organiser reserves the right to cancel any tour in case of less than 20 registered persons. Full refunds will be made if an activity is cancelled due to lack of participants. Onsite requests for tours are welcome but cannot be guaranteed.

If you require further information on any of the tours, please contact:

Congrex UK Ltd.
Ms Therese Dolan
26-28 Hammersmith Grove
London W6 7BA, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 20 8834 10 14, Fax: +44 20 8834 11 51
E-mail: therese.dolan@congrex.com

Tour 1: London Orientation

Date/ Time: Sunday, 1 April 2012, 9.30
Length: 2.5 hours
Meeting point and departure from: ICC ExCel, main entrance
Price: EUR 49 per person
(incl. coach transport and English speaking guide)

The tour will take you by coach to all the major panoramic areas of London such as the City, including St Paul's Cathedral, and the Tower of London, The Houses of Parliament with Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square.

Tour 2: River Thames Cruise

Date/Time: Sunday, 1 April 2012, 9.30
Length: 2.5 hours
Meeting point and departure from: ICC ExCel London, main entrance
Price: EUR 69 per person
(incl. coach, single trip on cruise vessel and guide)

See and experience the impressive sights of London from the River Thames. You will be taken on a coach from ExCel to Greenwich and from there a boat will take you to Westminster Pier, central London. As the River Thames weaves its way through the heart of London there is history around every bend. You will pass iconic London sites such as Canary Wharf, the majestic Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and many more. Once in Westminster you will then be free to explore London at your own leisure.

Tour 3: London Eye & Westminster Abbey

Date/Time: Monday, 2 April 2012, 9.30
Duration: 5 hours
Meeting point and departure from: ICC ExCel, main entrance
Price: EUR 87
(incl. coach, guide, flight on London Eye and entrance fee Westminster Abbey)

A flight on the London Eye is a breathtaking experience as you can see up to 40 kilometers in all directions of London's skyline. As a result of this, it has become one of the most spectacular and popular attractions in the World, drawing visitors from far and wide.The tour will then continue by foot to Westminster Abbey for a guided tour through the traditional place of coronation and burial site of English monarchs.

 

 

Tour 5: London 2012 Olympic Site

Date/Time: Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 9.30
Duration: 3 hours
Meeting point and departure from: ICC ExCel, main entrance
Price: EUR 64 per person
(incl. coach and guide)

With the clock ticking fast towards the opening ceremony, now is the time to visit the area where the London 2012 Games will be taking place. A vast urban regeneration programme is currently transforming East London on an unprecedented scale. Construction in the Olympic Park is nearing completion so there is plenty to see - the impressive 80'000 seat Olympic stadium, the Olympic village, the Aquatics Centre and the Velodrome. The East London skyline has changed forever!

Tour 6: Hampton Court Palace

Date/Time: Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 9.30
Duration: 7 hours
Meeting point and departure from: ICC ExCel, main entrance
Price: EUR 87 per person
(incl. coach, guide and access to the Palace, Maze and Gardens)

Home of the Kings and Queens of Britain since the time of Henry VIII, Hampton Court Palace is one of the most famous visitor attractions in the country. It is outstandingly rich, beautiful and steeped in history. Highlights not to miss on this visit are the Chapel Royal; a beautiful chapel in continous use for over 450 years, the Great Hall and the magnificent State Apartments of Henry VIII and William III. Then we recommend that you explore the 60 acres of immaculate riverside gardens and the Privy Garden, restored to its former glory. Lastly for a challenge and a bit of fun, why not lose yourself in the world famous maze. Lunch and refreshments can be purchased in one of the restaurants or cafés.

Tour 7: Hever Castle

Date/Time: Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 9.30
Duration: 8 hours
Meeting point and departure from: ICC ExCel, main entrance
Price: EUR 87 per person
(incl. coach, guide and entrance to the Castle and Gardens)

Hever Castle is an important historic castle on the English landscape, set in picturesque countryside on the border of Kent and Sussex. It was the home of the family of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, and is a delightful example of a small 14th century castle, surrounded by magnificent Italianate gardens. You will be able to enjoy your lunch in one of the two restaurants onsite, the Pavilion Restaurant near the lake and Italian gardens or the Moat Restaurant, over looking the castle.

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