Berlin, Prague, Krakow and Budapest 2014

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This is an official MDCPS field trip. Therefore you must bring a Parent Permission form signed by all your teachers and all sections filled out by your parents.

If you can, I recommend that IN ADDITION TO EUROS you also obtain local currency from the countries were are visiting: Czech Republic (koruna), Poland (złoty), Hungary (forint). You can do so at a Currency Exchange International. If you mention MAST Academy then you will not be charged a transaction fee at their Aventura, Dadeland or Dolphin Mall locations.

Meet me at the British Airways counter (concourse F) by 3:30pm
British Airways baggage information

You do NOT need to go to school Tuesday - it is an Excused Absence.
Here is our flight itinerary:
Depart Miami MIA Tuesday March 18 at 6:10pm on British Airways flight #206 to London, arrive London (Heathrow) at 6:25am.
Depart at 8:35am on BA flight #992, arrive Berlin at 11:25am.
Depart Budapest Thursday March 27 at 8:15am on British Airways flight #865 to London, arrive London (Heathrow) at 10:00am.
Depart at 1:35pm on BA flight #209, arrive Miami MIA at 7:20pm.

We are combining our trip with Krop Senior High School - so we have 2 buses.
Bus 1 <- sharing with Krop
Bus 2 <- all MAST

NOTE DATE CHANGE: We now depart Miami for Berlin one day earlier TUESDAY 3/18 where we will spend two nights (Wed-Thurs 3/19-20). Then overland through Dresden and onto Prague, Czech Republic for two nights (Fri-Sat 3/21-22). Then we head through the Slovakian mountains to Krakow, Poland for two more nights (Sun-Mon 3/23-24). And finally to Budapest, Hungary for our last two nights (Tues-Wed 3/25-26), and then fly back to Miami Thurs 3/27.
Entrance fees to • Checkpoint Charlie Museum • St. Vitus Cathedral • Golden Lane • Auschwitz and Birkenau • Wawel Cathedral • Matthias Church are all included in your cost.

Hotel information

Wed & Thurs 3/19-20/14 in Berlin, Germany
at the Ibis Berlin
Messedamm 10 Germany
Telephone: 49 30 30 39 30

Fri & Sat 3/21-22/14 in Prague, Czech Republic
at the Amedia Express Praha
Turkova ul. 5a/2318 Prague 14900
Telephone: 420 234 623 109

Sun & Mon 3/23-24/14 in Krakow, Poland
at the Ibis Krakow Centrum
ul. Syrokomli 2 Krakow 30-105
Telephone: 48 12 299 33 00

Tues & Wed 3/25-26/14 in Budapest, Hungary
at the Best Western Hotel Hungaria
Telephone: 36 1 8894400

This trip will be carefully chaperoned by Dr. Julie Hood, Ms. Lindsey "Mama Kitty" Peters, Mr. Gregory Darrall, Ms. Lilia Avendano, Ms. Ruth Gutierrez, Ms. Jen Garnett and Principal Otero!

Here is a list of what you should bring!

The cost is of this trip is $2715 for students, $2985 for adults, which covers airfare, all hotels costs, transportation throughout cities and from city to city, full-time tour director, entrance fees to museums and other attractions, all breakfasts and dinners, and the all-inclusive travel & medical insurance package...

ALL program fees will be collected at MAST Academy throughout the fall except for the $95 enrollment fee which you already paid directly to EF Tours
DO NOT sign up for any of the additional excursions (like Potsdam and/or the Hungarian Horse Farm) EF Tour #1359902ME
Tour leader: Dr. Julie Hood
If you have any questions you can contact me directly:
Payment schedule: $95 Enrollment Fee directly to EF Tours
The total balance of $2620 must be collected No Later than January 15, ideally *before* Winter Break.
The first $1000 in check or money order to MAST Academy is due by November 1. Bring this directly to Dr. Hood and she will issue a receipt and deposit this with the school treasurer. This serious deposit will reserve your seat.
Second $1000 by December 13.
Balance of $620 (or $575 if you registered early) by January 15.

Parent meetings were: Thursday September 26 at 6 pm and/or Wednesday October 2 at 4:30 pm in room 67! If you can't make it here's the informational flyer I gave out.

This trip is open to all MAST Academy students :-)
Yes, parents are invited, too! But parents need to contact Dr. Hood first - do not sign up thru EF Tours until you contact me!
You can get added to the wait list: 877-205-9909

Interested in another great Spring Break adventure?
Spring Break 2015
Europe's Mediterranean Coast: Milan, Italy to Barcelona, Spain along the French Riviera!
It's never too early to plan for next year's trip! Sign up for Tour #1520689NA
Any questions: CONTACT ME

Last Spring Break we went to Spain. Here is a link to our pictures!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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