The following is the itinerary for the MBCC Senior Choir's 2002 United Kingdom Tour, 26 June to 14 July 2002. As we traveled, I added links to pages of an online journal describing each day's adventures. (Final itinerary and travel arrangements by Ambassador Tours, 148 East Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI USA, 1-800-247-7035. Large flag images on this page copyright The Flag Institute, used by permission.)

Wednesday & Thursday, 26 & 27 June: Fly from Los Angeles to London Heathrow on Virgin Atlantic Flight #8, visit Windsor Castle, then travel to Oxford. (The Holt Hotel, phone 011 44 (0) 1869 340 259, fax 011 44 (0) 1869 340 865)

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Friday, 28 June: Tour and explore Oxford, with an informal afternoon concert at Christ Church Cathedral, St. Aldates.

Saturday, 29 June: Visit Stonehenge and Bath, then travel to Cardiff, Wales, and enjoy a medieval banquet at Cardiff Castle. (Holiday Inn Cardiff, phone 011 44 (0) 870 400 8140, fax 011 44 (0) 292 037 1495)

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Sunday, 30 June: Participate in service at Wesley Methodist Church in Cardiff, then visit St. Fagans Museum of Welsh Life, and in the evening sing with the Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir, a traditional Welsh male chorus.

Monday, 1 July: Free day in Cardiff, concert with Cardiff Ardwyn Singers in the evening at St. Augustine Church in Penarth.

Tuesday, 2 July: Travel through the Wye Valley, and Central and North Wales, to Mold. (Beaufort Park Hotel, phone 011 44 (0) 1352 758 646, fax 011 44 (0) 1352 757 132)

Wednesday, 3 July: Visit Chester and Conwy, and tour Conwy Castle; formal evening concert at the STIWT Theatre in Wrexham.

Thursday, 4 July: Travel to Dunkeld, Scotland, via the Lake District of Northern England, stopping at Bowness-on-Windermere on the shores of Lake Windermere. (The Birnam House Hotel, phone 011 44 (0) 1350 727 462, fax 011 44 (0) 1350 728 979)

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Friday, 5 July: Explore Dunkeld, then tour St. Andrew's Castle and Cathedral.

Saturday, 6 July: Visit Edinburgh, with informal noon concert at St. Giles Cathedral.

Sunday, 7 July: Tour Dewar's Scotch Whisky Distillery in Aberfeldy, visit Pitlochry, return for evening formal concert in Dunkeld Cathedral.

Monday, 8 July: Travel to York, stopping in Durham along the way. (Monkbar Hotel, phone 011 44 (0) 1904 638 086, fax 011 44 (0) 1904 629 195)

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Tuesday, 9 July: Morning informal concert in York Minster Cathedral, then a day to tour and explore York.

Wednesday, 10 July: Return to London via Cambridge, with an informal afternoon concert at St. Mary's Church. (Thistle Bloomsbury, phone 011 44 (0) 207 242 5881, fax 011 44 (0) 207 831 0225)

Thursday, 11 July: Full day to tour and explore London.

Friday, 12 July: Visit Canterbury, with a tour of the Canterbury Cathedral and an evening formal concert at St. Mildred's Church.

Saturday, 13 July: An entire day free to explore London.

Sunday, 14 July: Fly from London Heathrow to Los Angeles on Virgin Atlantic Flight #7.

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new 18 May 2002, revised 13 July 2002