2024 London Band Week - Ohio University Guest Tour

Itinerary and Registration Form

Please complete one registration per traveler. If you are registering more than one traveler, you may return to this page.

Current Itinerary (subject to change)

Monday, June 24, 2024
Depart USA on self-arranged flight(s)

Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Independent arrival in London with transfers on own to the London tour hotel.  Meet your full-time tour manager at the group dinner in the hotel this evening.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Breakfast in the hotel, then transfer to Buckingham Palace for the pomp and pageantry of the Changing of the Guard. Continue on a guided walking tour through the heart of London and Westminster, seeing The Mall, St. James’ Park, Horse Guards Parade, Downing Street, Big Ben, Parliament, and Westminster Abbey.  The day concludes with a guided inside visit to Westminster Abbey, followed by dinner on own.

Thursday, June 27, 2024
Breakfast in the hotel, then embark on today’s excursion to the nearby town of Windsor.  Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Built in the 11th century, it has been a royal residence for over 1,000 years and is best known as having been the favored residence of Queen Elizabeth II. Take a guided tour of the Castle, including the State Apartments and St. George’s Castle, then enjoy lunch on own and free time to explore this charming British town. Return to London for dinner and the evening on own, with an opportunity to take in an exciting West End show (cost of tickets not included).

Friday, June 28, 2024
Breakfast in the hotel, then walk to the Tower of London. Situated along the River Thames in central London, this historic fortress has a rich and often dark history. Built by William the Conqueror in 1066, it has served as a royal palace, prison, and treasury. Its iconic White Tower is the central structure and displays an impressive collection of armor, weaponry, and the Crown Jewels. The Tower’s guardian, the Yeomen Warders (Beefeaters), adds to its unique charm. After visiting the Tower of London, have lunch on own and cross the Tower Bridge to Potters Fields Park, for an exciting, picturesque outdoor performance by the Ohio University Marching 110. The day continues with dinner in a local restaurant, then attend an evening concert featuring the Ohio University Wind Symphony.

Saturday, June 29, 2024
Breakfast in the hotel, followed by the morning and early afternoon at leisure. Consider visiting one of London’s fine museums, such as the British Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, or the Tate Modern, or take a stroll through and relax in one of the city’s great public parks. In the afternoon, attend the VIP pre-show reception before taking your prime seats at The London Tattoo. The Marching 110 will perform alongside an international slate of bands, including His Majesty’s Royal Marines Band. Following the Tattoo, enjoy a late dinner on own in London.

Sunday, June 30, 2024
Breakfast in the hotel, followed by a transfer to Hampton Court Palace. One of King Henry VIII’s favored residences, Hampton Court is a splendid Tudor palace and a prime example of English Baroque architecture. Renowned for its intricate Tudor and Baroque design elements, the palace boasts stunning architecture, magnificent gardens, and the famous Hampton Court Maze. After an inside visit to the Palace, attend the Palace Parade Review & DrumLine London: The Battle of Flower Pot Gate, both featuring the Ohio University Marching 110. Return to London and enjoy a farewell dinner cruise with the student musicians and directors of the Marching 110 and Ohio University Wind Symphony.

Monday, July 1, 2024
Breakfast at the hotel, followed by hotel check out.  Transfer on own to the airport for your return flight to the USA, or continue your summer journey in England or beyond!

Tour Price
$2,695 per person in double occupancy
$1,170 per person single supplement
* a limited number of triple rooms are available for travelers sharing a room with a minor. The cost per person in triple occupancy is $2,395

Airfare is not included for this tour. Some group airfare may be available once the student registration has closed and they have all identified their air needs and departure cities. You may indicate your interest in group airfare on the registration form.

Payment Methods
Deposit: paid by credit card at the time of registration
Subsequent payments: are priced for payment by check or ACH; credit card payments can be made with a 3.5% processing fee

Payment Schedule
$250 due December 31, 2023
$1,000 due March 1, 2024
Balance due May 1, 2024

Cancellation Schedule
(penalties are not cumulative)
$250 penalty through March 1, 2024
$750 penalty from March 2, 2024 through May 1, 2024
From May 2, 2024, all payments are non-refundable


Tour Inclusions

  • 6 nights accommodation at the Novotel London Tower Bridge, including daily breakfast
  • Full-time tour manager
  • Luxury, private motor coach transfers to activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • VIP reception and seating at The London Tattoo
  • Attend the Palace Parade Review, Drumline London, performance by the Marching 110 at Tower Bridge, and concert by the Ohio University Wind Symphony
  • Entrance to
    • Tower of London
    • Windsor Castle
    • Hampton Court Palace
    • Stonehenge (optional, additional fee)
  • 3 dinners, including a farewell cruise with the band members
  • Dedicated pre-departure staff in the USA
  • Welcome pack, souvenir accreditation, participation memento, and detailed “Survival Guide” outlining how to make the best of your time in London

Tour Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Meals on own, en route, or otherwise not specified above
  • Expenses of a personal nature (snacks, souvenirs, cleaning, etc.)
  • Passport acquisition (passports must be valid through January 1, 2025)
  • Visa acquisition, if necessary (U.S. citizens do not require visas to enter the UK)
  • Trip protection, trip cancellation, or overseas health insurance
  • Any item not specifically included above

The trip is currently forming a waitlist.  We expect some seats to be released soon. Please join the waitlist by filling out the form below.

Note: if you are registering a band member, please go here instead