The Athens State University Alumni Association is sponsoring a trip to England in the spring of 2016. A presentation about the trip, British Landscapes and Sherlock Holmes Highlights, will be held at 6:00 pm on Monday, June 22 with light refreshments served. To RSVP for the presentation, call the Office of Alumni Affairs at 256-233-8185 or email .
Dr. Kevin Dupré, Athens State Professor of English who teaches British literature courses, will serve as guide for the trip that is schedule for March 17-26, 2016. Dr. Bob Glenn, Athens State President and avid lifelong fan of Sherlock Holmes, will also share his expertise on Sherlock Holmes at the trip presentation.
The price of the 10 day trip includes round trip airfare from Huntsville, hotel transfers and 12 meals. Rates start at $3,599 per person for double occupancy accommodations, if booked by September 11th, 2015. Extra fees may apply for the Sherlock Holmes excursions.
Sleepy villages where sheep wander the grassy hillsides, lakes set amidst mountains that inspired centuries of literature, and cities thriving with arts and culture — these are the landscapes of Britain. Discover them on this 10-day journey through England, Scotland and Wales. Sleep in a historic castle. Visit the university town of Cambridge. Soak up the pastoral landscapes of the Cotswolds. Walk in the footsteps of William Shakespeare and enjoy dinner at Hall’s Croft, a 400-year-old Shakespeare-family home. Explore London and Edinburgh. Experience the wonder of Stonehenge. Stroll through historic York.
Sherlock Holmes’ enthusiasts will be invited on specialized side excursions including to 221B Baker Street, the Criterion, Simpson’s-in-the-Strand, and the Lyceum Theatre. Also, various Holmes’ statues, museums, tributes, and bridges traversed by Holmes and Watson will add to resolving many mysteries for fans of London’s (and the world’s) most famous (fictional) detective.