London is a major world destination and a fascinating city. Edinburgh and Manchester are exciting and easy to enjoy, and Krakow is simply enchanting. Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland are awesome destinations. Here are a few ideas to help you plan and get started, and remember we’re happy to provide any further resources for you at any time.
There is nothing not to enjoy in London!
On the Friday before the London Fairs Camp America staff is available in the morning to help you navigate some of the basics like the underground, taxi, hop-on & hop-off tours, or just to get to places you’ve always wanted to see. Or, of course, you could just do it yourself… but the first thing to remember is which way to look when you cross the road. Remember they drive on the left in the United Kingdom!
Just a short walk from the Holiday inn Kensington Forum you will find the Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum of Natural History, Kensington Palace and great shopping in Kensington High Street. Just over the road from the hotel is the Gloucester Road tube stop on the Picadilly Line. Just a few station stops away are Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Picadilly Circus, and Trafalgar Square all within easy walking distance and well posted. From the square you may wish to stroll down the Mall to Buckingham Palace.
If you make your way to central London along the Thames (Westminster, Embankment, or Charing Cross tube stops), enjoy a self-guided walk without too much exertion. St. Paul’s Cathedral is a classic destination, as are Westminster Abbey, the National Gallery, Downing Street, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and the London Eye and the Globe Theatre.
Prefer to see a show? Like pubs? Of course there is the ever popular Tower of London off the Circle or District underground lines. Or go off the beaten path on a Thames cruise to Greenwich, or a day trip to Windsor, Chester, Oxford, Bath, or Canterbury.
Whatever you decide you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy all Britain has to offer before or after you recruit from some of its finest young human resources.
The city of Manchester is a true British experience.
Enjoy a thriving, vibrant metropolis and an opportunity to experience the heart of Great Britain. Browse the Museum of Science and Industry, the Gallery of Costume, Manchester Police Museum, and the Manchester Art Gallery. Just a bit further afield are the National Football Museum, Wythenshawe Hall, Stockport Art Gallery & War Memorial, and the Staircase House.
There is plenty more to do; take a look at Visit Manchester. Feeling a little more adventurous? Liverpool is just over thirty miles away with all its Beatles attractions and York, North Wales and the Peak District are well within striking distance.
Manchester Art Gallery
Enjoy Scotland’s capital!
There is so much in this unique and historic city to do and see that you will fall in love with it as soon as your feet hit the cobblestones. The Radisson Blu hotel is situated right on the Royal Mile that extends from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace. Take a detour to the Museum of Scotland or Greyfriars Bobby, or opt for an intriguing and educational walking tour. Head down to Princes Street for some browsing or shopping or over to Rose Street for some pub hopping. Enjoy a nice dish of haggis or just about any kind of restaurant you prefer. Live music sessions abound every night of the week.
The more adventurous may enjoy a walk up Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury Crags for some amazing views of the city and surrounding landscape. Day trips might include St. Andrews or Glasgow. Your newly hired staff will tell you exactly where to go, and maybe share a bit of their beautiful country along with you.
The Palace of Holyrood
Experience Poland’s gem of a city, Cracovia!
Krakow is one of Europe’s ancient cities that survived architecturally unscathed from World War II. The fascinating Old Jewish Quarter of Kasimierz is just blocks from our hotel and is intriguing to explore. Most venture onto the Main Market Square to explore the city center with its open plaza, market stalls, and the beautiful St. Mary’s Basilica. Meander quaint streets lined with shops, restaurants, and cafes. Its Historic Center rivals any in Europe, and ancient Wawel Royal Castle and Cathedral are must-sees for everyone.
You may wish to plan an excursion to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, the mountain village of Zakopane or a solemn visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau. These are common destinations that are easy to book and that provide unforgettable experiences.
Wawel Royal Castle
Warsaw is significant cultural, political and economic hub and has been called "Eastern Europe’s chic cultural capital” with thriving art and club scenes and serious restaurants. Situated along the river Vistula, it is a bustling metropolis and features an unforgettable history and a full fourth of its terrain is covered by parkland. No visit is complete without touring its unique Old Town with its historic attractions and plenty of markets, shops, and cafés. Check out this fascinating city’s Castle Square, museums, its ancient landmarks and so much more. Experience all that Warsaw has to offer!
Warsaw Old Town
Camp Kiwi and Aussie Adventure
Melbourne lays claim to Australia’s cradle of culture and has a flavor all its own. Sydney is crowned by its gorgeous harbor and cosmopolitan flair. Auckland is loaded with Kiwi charisma and charm. Participants in our trip down under have a way of enjoying a close-knit, fun-spirited adventure.
Wherever you decide to head with Camp America, we are proud to have you with us and we’ll make every effort to make the trip as enjoyable and productive as possible. We’re there for you at every turn and want you back year after year!
Westhaven Marina - Auckland, New Zealand