APA Professional Study Tour to London
Sunday, June 15–Friday, June 20, 2014
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Travel and Accommodations
Tour registration includes accommodations at the Strand Palace Hotel for five nights; check in on June 15 and check out on June 20. Located in the heart of London's West End, the hotel is easily accessible via underground and bus and close by St. Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, the London Eye, and other attractions. APA will book the rooms and e-mail confirmations to tour participants. Prices may change depending on special occupancy requests.
Participants are responsible for arranging and paying for their transportation to and from London. Please make your travel plans after you receive confirmation of your registration. APA will send registration confirmations on March 31, 2014.
APA will arrange transportation to tour sites. This is included in the tour costs.
Life, Health, and Luggage Insurance
APA provides no personal or luggage insurance and strongly recommends that all tour participants purchase trip cancellation, emergency medical evacuation, luggage, accident, and medical insurance for the tour. Participants are responsible for the cost of insurance.
When you register for the tour, please notify International Program Manager Jennifer Graeff about any physical or mental condition that may require special accommodations, as well as any special dietary requirements. Menu choices will be offered for participants who are vegetarians or have food allergies.
U.S. citizens may visit England as tourists for up to six months without a visa, but a valid passport is required. To apply for or renew a U.S. passport, visit the U.S. Department of State website.
The local currency is the British pound. There are ATMs at London's main airports — Heathrow, Gatwick, and London City — and other airports in the area. APA is not responsible for currency exchange.
Weather and Dress
June is arguably the best time to visit London, as temperatures are mild and the city is in full bloom. Average daytime temperatures are in the mid- to high 60s (Fahrenheit). Many tour activities will be outdoors and walking shoes are recommended. For meetings with British officials, business-casual attire is appropriate.
Internet and Telephone Communication
Internet connections are widely available in hotels and cafes throughout London. APA is not responsible for Wi-Fi or the cost of roaming and fees for local or international phone calls placed overseas.