Arrange your own air transportation to London, England; and your own transfer via taxi, tube, or train, from the airport to the The Kensington Close Hotel. No events scheduled, meals on your own - time to get acquainted with the hotel and the surrounding area.
The cost of the tour, exclusive of travel in and out of London and Edinburgh, is as follows:
Single Room: US$4,500 per person
Double Room: US$3,800 per person
A deposit of US$200 per person will be required during registration for each person planning to take the trip.
In connection with this tour, Sterling Travel Ltd will provide hotel accommodation for all tour participants at the Kensington Close Hotel (London) and the Ibis Hotel (Edinburgh), as follows:
Accommodation shall be provided in either double or twin bedded rooms (for occupation by two guests, sharing) or in single bedded rooms (for one guest).
The price for this 9 nights’ accommodation package, including full breakfast and lunch every day is included in the total cost of the Tour. Pricing includes dinners on Day 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9.
Transportation to and from the Tour is the responsibility of each traveler. Should any guests wish to extend their stay for up to three additional nights (prior to 16 May in London, and/or after 25 May in Edinburgh), rooms may be through the registration site and will be made available by the hotels, subject to availability. The price per night for any additional night's accommodation booked with Sterling Travel, including full breakfast, shall be:
Kensington Close Hotel (London)
Ibis Hotel (Edinburgh, Scotland)
A tour opportunity commissioned by the IEEE Life Member Committee in cooperation with Sterling Travel LTD, London. Please e-mail Scott Atkinson (Tour Coordinator) or George McClure (UK Tour Leader) with further questions about the Tour.
Sterling Travel Limited
Attn: Mr. Alan Mellins
78, Queen Street
SL6 1HY, England
This Tour includes the following:
Sterling Travel Ltd will be pleased to take advance reservations for optional activities that will be available at individual guests’ choice, and at supplementary cost, as follows:
T. Scott Atkinson, member of the IEEE Life Member Committee, was the prime coordinator for this tour between the IEEE and Sterling Travel. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the sub-committee organizing this tour include: George McClure (Chair of the Life Members Committee and UK Tour Leader) Aleksandar Szabo, Ross Anderson, and Ted Bickart (who organized and lead the Panama Technical Tour in 2010).
This Tour has been designed to be as cost effective as possible for the travelers and is not an opportunity to raise funds for the IEEE Foundation. However, that said, it is not designed to lose money either. Travelers must realize that there are many uncertainties in organizing functions months in advance where determining cost is very difficult, plus the exchange rate between countries’ currency is subject to change depending upon economic conditions at any given time.
Please note that travelers are responsible for ordinary incidents: trip cancellation for health reasons, weather cancellations, etc., many of which can be covered by travel insurance that you can purchase separately through a travel agency, which should be seriously considered.
The price for the tour is based on a price per person, either a single (US$4,500 pp) or a double (US$3,800 pp), which includes the hotel, as well as land costs. The contracted price is based on a minimum group size of 20 paying guests. If fewer than 20 guest wish to make the tour, Sterling Travel Ltd has reserved the right to adjust the price as may be necessary. If less than 20 have completed their full tour payments by 1 March 2011, those who have registered and paid will be contacted to explain any changes in the cost per person for the Tour. IEEE reserves the right to cancel the complete tour if insufficient individuals register for this Tour.
Individuals who register for this Tour agree to the following terms concerning Cancellations.
Individuals wishing to cancel as a result of unforeseen circumstances will be subject to the following penalties upon the specific dates and amounts listed:
1 Jan - 1 Feb
2 Feb - 15 Feb
16 Feb -->
1 Mar - 15 Mar
16 Mar - 15 Apr
16 Apr -->
Deposits / Balances
Optional Whiskey Tasting
Desire Optional Dinner / Theater
Balance due upon acceptance
50% of total Hotel rate
100% of total Hotel rate
$3,131 divided by # on Tour
40% of total expected cost divided by # on Tour
50% of total expected cost divided by # on Tour
*Applies when all balances have been paid
THE KENSINGTON CLOSE HOTEL (LONDON, ENGLAND)
London W8 5SP
Tel: 0870 751 7770
GETTING TO THE HOTEL FROM THE AIRPORT
When using satellite navigation, please use the postcode: W8 5SP
From Heathrow Airport HEATHROW (LHR): Heathrow Airport, 15 miles from central London, is regarded as the hub of the aviation world. Flying to over 180 destinations in over 90 countries, some 90 airlines have made Heathrow their base.
From Gatwick Airport(LGW), the second largest airport in the UK, located 45km (28 miles) south of London.
6 Hunter Square
Off Royal Mile
EH1 1QW – Edinburgh
Tel. : (+44)131/2407000
Fax. : (+44)131/2407007
GETTING TO THE EDINBURGH AIRPORT FROM THE HOTEL
Taxis: there are options for taking a taxi to the airport.
A journey to the airport from city centre typically takes about 25 minutes.
Many taxis are wheelchair accessible.
Pictured below are the members of the 2010-2011 Technical Tours Sub-Committee.
|George McClure||T. Scott Atkinson||Aleksandar Szabo||Ross Anderson||Ted Bickart|