Travel Planning
Combining the England and Normandy/Paris Tours
Subject to change

  1. The England tour begins in Eastbourne on Monday, June 5, 2017

  2. Schedule your flight from your U.S. point of origin to fly into London Gatwick (LGW) or London Heathrow (LHR).
    • Please contact us before you purchase your airline tickets so we can review the itinerary with you. 
    • LGW is the closest airport to Eastbourne so is your preferred airport.
    • If you can’t find a flight that lands at LGW, then use London Heathrow (LHR).
      • There are generally more flights from the U.S. that land at LHR rather the LGW.
      • Frequent and direct airport shuttle buses are available between LHR and LGW.
      • One way bus fares are approximately £20 per person, travel time is 45-90 minutes depending on traffic.
    • It is recommended that you do not fly into other London or UK airports, as they are a long way from Eastbourne.
  3. It may be possible to share ground transportation with others going on this tour.
    • Prior to your departure, Nigel will contact you with suggestions for your ground transportation options from your London airport to Eastbourne.
    • Ground transportation to the tour hotel in Eastbourne is on your own and at your own cost.
  4. On Monday, June 12, the last day of the England tour
    • Nigel, Janet and Ray will help make arrangements for your transportation to your own destination.
    • Your next PDA tour does not start for a full week.
    • During this week you will be on your own and at your own cost at any location you wish.
  5. The Normandy/Paris tour begins in St. Malo, Brittany on Monday, June 19, 2017
    • Ground transportation to the tour hotel in St. Malo is on your own and at your own cost.
    • Depending on where you are, you will have a variety of options to get to St. Malo. Refer to the web site Getting to St. Malo for transportation options, including ferries from the south of England. 
  6. On Monday, June 26, the last day of the Normandy/Paris tour
    • In the morning, the airport shuttle will arrive at the tour hotel in Paris to take the group to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG).
  7. Schedule your flight home to depart from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) in the afternoon.


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