ITINERARY – Carpets, Castles and Cathedrals

Carpets, Castles & Cathedrals Itinerary : 16-25 May 2014

Master Rug Cleaner Course UK:  Wales/May 14-16, 2014  (Wed-Fri)

Key:  KEY-B (breakfast),  KEY-L  (lunch), KEY-D (dinner) included

 16 May Friday:  Individuals depart for Heathrow Airport, London



17 May Saturday:  Individuals arrive at Heathrow and take a cab to the hotel in Windsor.  Check into Hotel;  walk High Street for shopping and Eton to see the “public school” grounds.  KEY-B
Hotel: 
Mercure Windsor Castle Hotel  


18 May Sunday:  tour Windsor Castle; balance of day on your own; optional activity: boat ride on the Thames.  KEY-L 

19 May Monday:  depart by private bus and tour Hampton Court;  visit textile conservation and restoration facility where the Ardabil rug was cleaned for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London ???  ; depart for Cambridge; visit cathedral and Cambridge colleges.    KEY-B KEY-L KEY-D

Hotel:  University Arms
20 May Tuesday:  visit Pierre & Laurence cleaning facility, The Art of Clean, in Cambridge. Depart for Kidderminster after lunch.  Arrive Kidderminster and take The Carpet Walk.KEY-B KEY-L KEY-D

Hotel:  Premier Inn


21 May Wednesday :  Tour The Carpet Museum and Victoria Carpet Mill. KEY-B KEY-L KEY-D

22 May Thursday:  Depart for Wells with stop at Stonehenge; visit Wells cathedral and bishop’s quarters  next door to the cathedral.  KEY-B KEY-L KEY-D

Hotel: Wookey Hole Hotel
23 May Friday:   depart Wells to Trowbridge (26 miles) and tour  woolen cloth museum.  Depart Trowbridge to Wilton (28 miles) for an afternoon tour Wilton House .  Drive 4 miles to Salisbury and see the cathedral and chapter house with Magna Carta.  KEY-B KEY-L KEY-DHotel:  Mercure Salisbury White Hart Hotel
24 May Saturday:  Depart for London;  see the Ardabil rug at the V&A Museum.  Balance of the day on your own.  You may want to walk the Portabella Antique Market, visit a rug shop, or see a play in London’s West End. KEY-B KEY-L 

Hotel:  The Villa Kensington*


25 May Sunday:   Fly home or stay.


8 nights.

* If you want to stay another night or two at The Villa Kensington in London, we suggest you make reservations IMMEDIATELY at www.booking.com  as availability of rooms is very limited.    

 

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