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Kentucky vs Michigan

TOUR ITINERARY
November 30 - December 5

To ensure that all goes smoothly, please read the following tour information carefully, as it will provide valuable information about your trip. 

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Daily Itinerary

Wednesday, November 30

Flight Departure

5:45 pm EST

Titan Airways Flight #5441 departs Cincinnati for London

Meal Service: Dinner, Breakfast

Flight Check-in

2:45 pm EST

Terminal  Level 3 - Ticketing

Since this is an International flight, it is recommended that you arrive at the airport three (3) hours prior to departure. 

Your Total Sports Travel Tour Host will be available at check-in for any assistance you may need and to collect one (1) passport copy from each member of your travel party. You will receive your official event credential at this time. In order to quickly identify you as part of the K Fund/Total Sports Travel group, please wear your event credential for any tours and game transportation during your trip.

Thursday, December 1

Flight Arrival

6:20 am GMT (London is 5 hours ahead of EST)

Titan Airways Flight #5441 arrives London Stansted Airport

Upon deplaning, you will pass through customs and into baggage claim. Once you have claimed your luggage, we will proceed to the arrival hall area to meet our local tour guides who will direct us to awaiting motorcoaches.

Airport Transfer

Transfer from the airport to The Landmark Hotel will be approximately one hour, depending on traffic.

Hotel Check-in

Upon arrival at The Landmark Hotel, bellman will assist with your luggage. Key packets will be distributed in the Marble Hall Entrance. At your convenience, please give a credit card to the front desk for any incidental charges you may incur during your stay.

Upon receiving your room key, you may go to your room to relax, have breakfast, or head out to explore. Baggage will be delivered to your room.

Tour Hospitality Desk

A K Fund / Total Sports Travel Tour Hospitality Desk will be available in the Marble Hall lobby each morning during your stay to answer any questions you may have.

Departure for Group Dinner

7:30 pm

Meet in the Marble Hall lobby for departure to Smith & Wollensky.

Welcome Dinner

8:00 pm

Dinner at Smith & Wollensky with fellow travelers along with Coach Cal and the team.

Motorcoaches will return to The Landmark Hotel following dinner.

Friday, December 2

Breakfast

Starting at 7:00 am

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before heading out for a day of touring.

Tour Hospitality Desk

8:00 am - 8:30 am

A K Fund / Total Sports Travel Tour Hospitality Desk will be available in the Marble Hall lobby to answer any questions you may have. If you decide not to join today's tour, please let them know in advance.

London City Tour

8:15 am

Meet in the Marble Hall lobby. Local guides will assist with your motorcoach boarding as you set out for a day of touring.

St. Paul's Cathedral

9:00 am

Wedding venue of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, and location for the funerals of Lord Nelson and Winston Churchill, throughout its remarkable history, St. Paul’s has served as a key location for several important events in British history, but there’s so much more to this landmark than its reputation as venue-extraordinaire! 

London Eye

11:15 am

take a ride on London's most popular attraction, the London Eye. With an overall height of 443 feet, this cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames allows you to enjoy amazing 360-degree views of the city.

Lunch

12:00 pm

Enjoy a 3-course lunch at The Skylon, overlooking the river Thames before continuing on for an afternoon of tours.

Tower of London

3:30 pm

Few parts of the UK are as steeped in legend, superstition and extraordinary historical moments as the notorious Tower of London. 

Return to hotel

Approximately 5:00 pm

Motorcoach will arrive back to The Landmark Hotel.

Saturday, December 3

Breakfast

Starting at 7:00 am

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before heading out for a day of touring.

Tour Hospitality Desk

8:00 am - 8:45 am

A K Fund / Total Sports Travel Tour Hospitality Desk will be available in the Marble Hall lobby to answer any questions you may have. If you decide not to join today's tour, please let them know in advance.

Windsor Castle Tour

8:45 am

Meet in the Marble Hall lobby. Local guides will assist with your motorcoach boarding as you set out for a day in Windsor.

 

Nestled in the spectacular Berkshire landscape atop a crag one hundred feet above the river Thames sits the inimitable Windsor Castle, largest occupied castle in the world, iconic British landmark for almost one thousand years. You'll tour St. George's Chapel, final resting place of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. In the State Apartments you’ll explore ceremonial rooms that are used today by the Royal Family and you’ll discover historical rooms that were built for Charles II and his Queen, Catherine of Braganza.

Lunch

Enjoy a 3-course lunch in the nearby town of Eton.

Time to Explore

After lunch, take some time to explore the shops and pubs of Windsor and Eton before boarding the coach back to London.

Return to hotel

Approximately 5:30 pm

Motorcoach will arrive back to The Landmark Hotel.

Sunday, December 4

Breakfast

7:00 am - 11:30 am

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.

Tour Hospitality Desk

8:00 am - 9:00 am

A K Fund / Total Sports Travel Tour Hospitality Desk will be available in the Marble Hall lobby to answer any questions you may have.

Departure for Pre-game Cruise

12:45 pm

Meet in the Marble Hall lobby. Local guides will assist with your motorcoach boarding.

Pre-game Cruise

1:45 pm

Embark the Elizabethan for a private cruise and pre-game reception on the river Thames to the O2 Arena. 

4:00 pm

Disembark at the O2 North Greenwich Pier. 

Tip-off

6:00 pm

Kentucky vs. Michigan

GO CATS!

Return to hotel

Following the game

Meet tour staff outside of the O2 Arena for motorcoach transfer back to The Landmark.

Monday, December 5

Breakfast

Starting at 6:00 am

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.

Airport Departure

6:45 am

Meet in the Marble Hall lobby. Local guides will assist with your motorcoach boarding.

Please double-check that you have collected everything from your hotel room, have emptied your room safe, and have your passport with you.

Flight Departure

11:00 am GMT

Titan Airways flight #5442 departs London for Cincinnati.

Arrival in the US

3:15 pm EST

Flight arrives in Cincinnati. Proceed through customs and on to baggage claim to retrieve your luggage.

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Know Before You Go!

Travel Documents

U.S. citizens require a valid passport to enter England - check that yours is valid six months past the date of your return to the U.S. Always keep your passport safely with you while traveling - never pack it in your suitcase. You will need to present it at all airports. Once you arrive at your destination it is a good idea to secure your passport safely in your room and carry a photocopy with you when you are out and about. Visitors from the U.S. do not need a visa to enter England but other nationalities should check visa requirements with their nearest United Kingdom embassy or consulate.

Please bring two (2) color photocopies of your passport. One copy will be collected by your tour host at airport check-in and the other should be kept with you.

Tour Hosts

Morris Capouya    (334) 324-1102                          Kelly Capouya       (334) 324-1103

Weather

In early December the daily highs in England run in the upper 40s to low 50s while evening temperatures are typically in the upper 30s. ​

Clothing

As temperatures may vary, we suggest dressing in layers. There is no specific dress code for any of the program inclusions other than your UK gear!​

Baggage

To ensure proper handling of your baggage, please follow the instructions below:
 

  1. Make sure you have identification on each of your bags including your name, address and cell phone number​

  2. Limit yourself to one (1) carry-on item and one (1) small, personal item that must fit in the overhead compartment or beneath the seat.

  3. You may check two (2) bags. Standard checked bag allowance is a total of 62 inches (Length + Width + Height) and must weigh 50 lbs per bag.

  4. Items such as jewelry, cash, electronics, business documents, prescription drugs, car/house keys, irreplaceable photographs or similar items should not be placed in checked baggage but should be kept in the passenger’s personal possession at all times.

  5. All vital medications including insulin, pills, and other medicines must be in your carry-on or personal item.

Meals

Meals, unless otherwise specified, are not included in your package price. When planning meals please allow enough time to be on time for scheduled group departures​​​.​​

Credit Cards

Before leaving the U.S. contact your bank/credit card company to inform them that you will be traveling out of the country. Typically, your card company will place a hold on your account if they detect unusual spending patterns. Also, remember to request a contact number in case any transaction problems arise on your trip or if you need to report your card lost or stolen. Keep in mind that it’s good practice to travel with two different credit cards in your possession.

Currency Exchange

Traveling to the UK (London) calls for your converting currency to the Sterling Pound. 

The most cost-efficient way to exchange currency for international travel is to do so prior to your trip and to use the services of your bank or credit union. 

 

Current conversion rate from US dollar to British Pound

Cell Phone Service

If you expect to make/receive cell phone calls or texts while traveling in Europe, you’ll need to contact your wireless provider and add an International Calling/Data Plan to your service.

Power Connections

England's common electric power standard operates on 220 volts and requires the use of a three-rectangular-prong plug. For standard American 110-volt personal appliances—including phones—you’ll need to bring a converter as well as a wall adapter. While dual voltage appliances require only the wall adapter.

Covid-19

Masking
Flying internationally from the U.S. to/from England no longer requires wearing a mask. Depending on your risk tolerance, and for your peace-of-mind, you may want to consider carrying a mask, for use within the airports and on the jetways—if not while in flight.

Testing

Though recommended, it is no longer mandatory that you have a viral test before traveling abroad. Should you elect to do so, however, you should take the test within three days prior to your departure and within 3-5 days after your return home.

If you are a non-U.S. Citizen, please check with your country's Embassy or Consulate for applicable regulations. 

Tour Credential

To help our tour hosts identify you as part of the K Fund/Total Sports Travel, we ask that you wear your official event credential for the any tours and game transfers. Credentials will be distributed upon airport check-in.

Game Tickets

There will be no paper tickets dispatched for the 2022 London Showcase at the O2 Arena. All tickets will be digital and will need to be downloaded to your smartphone.

 

If you purchased game tickets as part of the travel package, you will receive a separate email with links to download your tickets 48 hours prior to game time. If you need assistance, please see your tour hosts.

Charter Flight Information

Flight Itinerary

Date:

Wednesday, Nov 30

Flight:

Depart:

ZT5441

Cincinnati (CVG)

Meal Service:

Dinner, Breakfast

Time:

5:45 pm EST

Arrive:

London Stansted (STN)

Time:

6:20 am GMT Thursday, Dec 1

Date:

Monday, Dec 5

Flight:

Depart:

ZT5442

London Stansted (STN)

Meal Service:

Lunch, Snack

Time:

11:00 am GMT

Arrive:

Cincinnati (CVG)

Time:

3:15 pm EST

The Landmark London   5

an oasis of luxury, in the heart of the world's finest city

The Landmark London is a magnificent, historic and iconic hotel that blends contemporary flair with classic style. The spacious, elegant rooms and spectacular suites provide comfort, peace, and privacy along with all the sumptuous amenities one could wish for. An array of charming spots to dine and unwind include the enchanting Winter Garden Restaurant in the hotel's breathtaking central atrium. The Great Central is a favorite for its relaxed bar and stylish dining while the chic Mirror Bar is famous for fabulous cocktails. The sensuous spa and well-equipped health club features a gorgeous 50-foot chlorine-free pool. Personable world-class service with distinct London charm ensures that every guest experience in this haven of serenity is exceptional.

The Landmark Hotel

The Landmark Hotel

Hotel Entrance

Hotel Entrance

Lobby

Lobby

Marble Hall

Marble Hall

Original stained glass window

Original stained glass window

Great Central Bar and Restaurant

Great Central Bar and Restaurant

Great Central Bar and Restaurant

Great Central Bar and Restaurant

Great Central Steak

Great Central Steak

Great Central Food

Great Central Food

Great Central Cocktail

Great Central Cocktail

The Mirror Bar

The Mirror Bar

The Mirror Bar

The Mirror Bar

Drinks at the Mirror Bar

Drinks at the Mirror Bar

Garden Terrace

Garden Terrace

Winter Garden

Winter Garden

Garden Terrace Coffee

Garden Terrace Coffee

Room Service

Room Service

Spa

Spa

Spa

Spa

Spa

Spa

Spa

Spa

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For More Information:

Larry Cash

Email: Larry.Cash@uky.edu

Office: 859-257-8018

Questions:

Total Sports Travel

Email: info@tstrav.com

Office: 814-272-6368 or 814-272-6363

GO CATS!

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