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Eurostar Train: London To Amsterdam In 3 Hours! PDF Print E-mail


Starting April 4, travelers will be able to zoom from London’s St. Pancras Station over land, under the Channel and up again. After dashing through France and Belgium, they’ll arrive at the Dutch capital just in time for the annual tulip blossoming.

Two daily passenger trains will ride the cross-channel high-speed rails, with fares starting at $47 each way. Tickets go on sale February 20. For more info and reservations, go to www.eurostar.com

 
Disney Prices Climbing Higher Than Magic Mountain PDF Print E-mail


If you’re planning a family trip this season to one of the Disney parks, be prepared to spend a lot of money. Your travel4seniors.com editor’s memories of our very first trip to the Florida park in the mid 70s, just a few years after its debut.

An adult day pass then was $5, lunch $7, hotel room $30. With ever-rising prices, today’s visit would cost at least $100, $30 and $250. Also, ticket pricing and other charges vary according to expected crowds. It will be more expensive during heavy attendance dates, such as holidays, spring break and summer months.

When planning your visit, be sure to first scan internet offers from Disney and other travel sources. Look for the most economical times, special deals and other ways to reduce the ever-rising costs as much as possible.

 
Senior Learners: Oxford University Summer School For Adults PDF Print E-mail


Also called Do-It-Yourself Learning Vacation, the famous institution offers 40 one-week courses at its celebrated campus in the United Kingdom. This year’s schedule includes creative writing, Shakespeare, philosophy, British literature and poetry.

The program’s first week begins July 13, and final one on August 3. Applications are accepted from early February to May 1. Fees start at about $800 per course. If you book on-campus accommodation at Rewley House, your room, board and tuition are all included in your quoted rate. Other nearby accommodations are available in the city of Oxford. Airfare and ground transportation are not included. For more info, go to www.conted.ox.ac.uk/about/oussa

 
Singapore Celebrates Bicentennial Of First British Colonists PDF Print E-mail


The island city-state, one of the world’s top travel destinations, is commemorating the arrival in 1819 of explorer Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles and his modernization efforts. The luxury Raffles Hotel there has been the subject of movies and many stories about the lively Singapore lifestyle.

The festivities begin on Monday, January 28, and continue throughout the year. Included are exhibitions at the Asian Civilizations Museum, National Museum of Singapore, National Gallery of Singapore, National Library Board and the Fort Canning Center. The British Crown Colony ended in 1963 when Singapore became part of Malaysia. In 1965 it became the independent Republic of Singapore.

 
New York NY: American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog PDF Print E-mail


Man’s best friend exhibit shows off a new home when the AKC-sponsored opening happens in Manhattan on February 8. The museum, formerly in St. Louis MO, will exhibit famous paintings, sculptures, demonstrations and other art featuring man’s best friend.

Entry is $15 for adults, $5 for kids under 12, and $10 for students, seniors, youth, and military. Of course, dog visitors are welcome for free. The museum is at 101 Park Avenue, and visiting hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. museumofthedog.org

 
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