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This meetup group will create a community of people that will go on adventure trips, share adventure stories, organise dinner events to share trip experiences and evening events to bring like-minded people together to learn more about the different cultures and communities that make up London and its communities. The group aims to share people's knowledge of their international travels from both a linguistic, culinary, cultural and historic perspective.

Upcoming events (5+)

Smuggler`s Cove & Scenic Cliffs of Cornwall-Easter Adventure

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£103.50

Join us for a weekend of Hiking and Sightseeing in stunning Southern Cornwall. The Roseland Heritage Coast is a walker’s paradise. Fall in love with walks along dramatic clifftops, through secluded valleys and alongside stunning waterways. Discover tiny fishing villages, smuggler’s coves, dramatic cliffs, and coastlines, plus beautiful countryside. What`s included: Accommodation-3 nights (dorms), breakfasts, packed lunches, guided hikes. What`s excluded: transportation Price: Early Bird £199 for payments up till the end of January, £229 after. Once the deposit of £100 + PayPal fees have been paid, you can transfer the remainder at your convenience but no later than a month before the trip. If it`s more convenient for you, we also accept bank transfers. Our bank details can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/ADVENTURE-TRIPS/pages/28043704/Bank_account/ Roseland Heritage Coast Few places in Cornwall can compare with the Roseland - one of the most picturesque and unspoiled parts of the British Isles. Lovely beaches and cliffs, delightful rivers and countryside, pretty villages and hamlets all make the Roseland the perfect holiday setting. Accommodation-quad rooms With miles of beautiful coastline and smaller, more private beaches on its doorstep, the hostel provides an ideal base for walkers and nature-lovers. Please contact us if you are interested in a twin room/single room upgrade. Transportation. Not included. The best and the cheapest way of getting to Cornwall is driving and you can take advantage of our comments section to organize car shares. ITINERARY Friday Transfer to Cornwall (not included). For those who will arrive earlier-a walk to Caerahys Castle. Caerhays Castle and Gardens is located in a sheltered valley overlooking Porthluney Cove on the south Cornish coast halfway between Truro and St. Austell. Entrance fee: £9. Saturday Breakfast at the hostel. St. Agnes Head Hike This circular walk is 6 miles long. It starts in the rough rectangular car park that overlooks the sea at St Agnes Head. The cliff views at St Agnes Head are some of the most spectacular in Cornwall. Sunday Breakfast at the hostel. Hike to Mevagissey: approx 6 miles The route follows an attractively wooded valley inland then climbs around the edge of the estate of the Lost Gardens of Heligan. It then descends into the Pentewan Valley which is followed to the old port of Pentewan. Mevagissey is an attractive village on the south coast of Cornwall. Its narrow streets clustered around its harbor with houses rising steeply around make it the perfect example of the Cornish fishing village. The village is first recorded in 1313 and has been involved in fishing for many centuries. Monday Breakfast at the hostel. Day trip to Truro: Truro to Roseworthy circular-approx 6.4 miles The walk begins beside the Court House and follows the leats to their source on the River Kenwyn. The walk then follows the Kenwyn Valley through New Mill to the woods at Treworder and crosses into the tributary valley at Roseworthy. The route returns along the tributary valley via Penrose Water Gardens to Ninnis at the confluence of the streams. The return to Truro is via Victoria Gardens. Terms&Conditions: https://www.meetup.com/ADVENTURE-TRIPS/pages/28043697/Terms_and_Conditions/ Cancellations: https://www.meetup.com/ADVENTURE-TRIPS/pages/28043712/What_to_do_if_you_can_no_longer_attend_an_event/ Contact: If you have any doubts, queries or would like to chat with anyone about the best options for you, please contact us via email on [masked] or phone:[masked]

The Loire Valley: Chateaux, Vineyards & Forests of France

A DALLIANCE INTO "THE GARDEN OF FRANCE" Celebrate 500 years of Renaissance in the Loire Valley in 2019! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtGGBSrmJmk The Loire Valley is an enchanted land of vineyards, flowers and rolling green hills dotted with more than a thousand chateaux. It is perhaps the charm of its gentle pace of life that has for centuries made it a sought-after location for poets and writers. It is also a step back through the history of some of France's finest works of art. This will be our 3rd visit to this area, feedback from other trips has been very good and is a must see location for those of you that want to combine countryside walks, amazing scenery, good food and wine and immerse yourself in French culture & history HIGHLIGHTS: • Walk around lakes and the forests within the Chateaux • Visit some of France's most famous Chateaux • Evening sound & light show • Indulge in a weekend of French food and wine THURSDAY MAY 2nd LEAVE LONDON Leave London St Pancras by Eurostar. Arrive in Paris. Take the TGV from Paris to Tours. Or fly to Tours Loire Valley Airport direct from Stansted. We then go on an evening walk & dinner in Tours FRIDAY MAY 3rd Walk around the world famous Chateau of Chenonceaux, which we will visit. Stroll around the Chateau and surrounding countryside. SATURDAY MAY 4th We visit Chateau Chambord. We then subject to the schedule have the possibility of enjoying some jousting shows or strolling in a boat on the beuvron river. https://www.chambord.org/en SUNDAY MAY 5th We start our leisurely day by visiting the Unesco world heritage gardens of Villandry, then move on to visit the unique Chateau d’Azay le Rideau. We will end our weekend on the Loire valley by a wine tasting in the Vouvray troglodyte cellar one of the most famous wines of the Loire Valley. http://www.chateauvillandry.fr/en/ http://www.azay-le-rideau.fr/en/ http://www.cavedevouvray.com/en/editorial/8/21/guided-tours MONDAY MAY 6th (BANK HOLIDAY IN THE UK) RETURN TO LONDON Travel recommendations* Train From London take the Eurostar into Paris Gard du Nord. From there go to Gare Montparnasse and take the TGV to Tours Central (1 hour). Then a taxi to the IBIS Hotel which is situated near the airport (about 3-4 miles from the station) Flights 2nd May, Ryanair FR8868, 14:40 - 17:00, STN London Stansted - TUF Tours 6th May, Ryanair FR8869, 10:50 - 11:15, TUF Tours - STN London Stansted Please note that this is only a suggestion and you can book any flights you want. *As we have minimum and maximum numbers for each trip, please email us on once you pay your deposit, to find out if your place has been confirmed and whether you can book the flights or train tickets before purchasing them. Price: £495 For payment up to March 28th, 2019 £525 For payment after March 28th, 2019 If it`s more convenient for you, we also accept bank transfers. Bank details are available here: https://www.meetup.com/ADVENTURE-TRIPS/pages/28043704/Bank_account/ Includes: - 4 nights accommodation (twin share, IBIS hotel) - 4 Breakfasts - All transportation during trips (Minibus / private car) - Entry fees to all Chateaux - Wine cellar visit & wine tasting Does not include: Flights, Airport transfer, Lunch & Dinner Terms&Conditions: https://www.meetup.com/ADVENTURE-TRIPS/pages/28043697/Terms_and_Conditions/ Cancellations: https://www.meetup.com/ADVENTURE-TRIPS/pages/28043712/What_to_do_if_you_can_no_longer_attend_an_event/ Contact: If you have any doubts, queries or would like to chat with anyone about the best options for you, please contact us via email on [masked] or phone:[masked]

Chernobyl and Kyiv - Post-Apoc­­alyptic Adventure

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£103.50

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is one of the most fascinating places on Earth. That’s why more than 20,000 tourists from all over the world visit the Chernobyl zone each year. This unique and out-of-this-world place is a must-see for every extreme traveller and adventurer. What's included: - 2 days guided Chernobyl tour - transportation from and back to Kyiv (yes, that is the correct spelling! “Kyiv” is translated from Ukrainian, which is the official language of Ukraine. It is also the language of historic Ukraine of which Kyiv is the capital) - breakfast - full board during 2 days Chernobyl tour - an overnight stay in the city of Chernobyl - Geiger-Müller tube (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geiger%E2%80%93M%C3%BCller_tube) - entry to all 3 safety zones of the Chernobyl exclusion zone - obligatory insurance - ticket to Chernobyl Museum in Kyiv - 2 nights in Kiev in twin/double rooms - airport transfers - guided tour in Kyiv - dedicated English speaking host from CKAC :-) What's excluded: - flights - travel insurance - lunches and dinners in Kyiv Price: £399.00 (for payment up to February 10th 2019) £445 (for payments from February 11th 2019) For the bank details please follow this link: https://www.meetup.com/ADVENTURE-TRIPS/pages/28043704/Bank_account/ Recommended flights*: 9 May 2019, Ukraine International PS112, 12:20 LGW London Gatwick - 17:40 KBP Kiev Borispol 12 May 2019, Ukraine International PS113, 20:05 KBP Kiev Borispol - 21:35 LGW London Gatwick Price is £61 (checked in September 2018) You can book, however, other flights. The transfer will not be provided, but it is not expensive in Kyiv. We can send you the details on request. *As we have minimum and maximum numbers for each trip and we are taking bookings through various platforms, please email Sylwia on once you pay your deposit, to find out if your place has been confirmed and whether you can book the flights before purchasing them. Itinerary (subject to change): Thursday Flight to Kyiv Airport transfer Dinner and drinks Friday Early breakfast On the first day of 2-days Chernobyl tour, you`ll experience the ghost city of Pripyat and the Chernobyl Zone in an unpredicted detail, both before and after the accident. With a Geiger counter in your hands, you will learn the secrets of the zone and experience the evacuation and the aftermath of it. Lunch and dinner included. Saturday The second day of Chernobyl tour brings you to the much iconic places of the zone by following the footsteps of the liquidators, from the machinery, through the buried villages and the red forest, to the first-hand stories of the Chernobyl Zone inhabitants and workers. This unforgettable journey will also bring you to the most mysterious places in the zone, such as Jupiter Factory, Bridge of Death or the Daga Radar System. Breakfast and lunch included Transfer to Kyiv Dinner in Kyiv (not included) Sunday Breakfast Guided tour in Kyiv Free time Airport transfer Flight to London Terms&Conditions: https://www.meetup.com/ADVENTURE-TRIPS/pages/28043697/Terms_and_Conditions/ Cancellations: https://www.meetup.com/ADVENTURE-TRIPS/pages/28043712/What_to_do_if_you_can_no_longer_attend_an_event/ Contact: If you have any doubts, queries or would like to chat to anyone about the best options for you, please contact us via email on [masked] or phone:[masked] .

Norfolk Weekend: Coastal Hikes Roman Fort & Stately Homes

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£51.70

We did parts of this trip last year and found the whole area really interesting. It's well worth a visit Join us for this amazing trip to Norfolk where we'll: Hike along the Norfolk Coast Visit an ancient Roman fort Enter some amazing stately homes and estates We'll base ourselves in Norwich and do 2 day trips (Saturday & Sunday) At the moment I can take about 12 people (max). Will discuss with hike leader later if we can increase this number. FRIDAY EVENING May 17th ARRIVE IN NORWICH (BOOK TRAIN TICKETS EARLY. IF YOU SIGN UP EARLY THEN WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO ORGANISE A GROUP DISCOUNT AT A REASONABLE PRICE OTHERWISE EXPECT TO PAY A LOT MORE). DON'T BOOK THE RETURN TRAIN JOURNEY TO LEAVE NORWICH BEFORE 6.00PM SAT MAY 18th Leave Norwich and make our way to begin our hike from Wells-next-the-Sea HIKE: Wells-next-the-Sea - Holkham Hall - Wells-next-the-Sea Distance: 10 miles From the salt marshes and Wells port to the beautiful Holkham Hall and its surrounding area, our first hike will be an exciting coastal walk that will take in some of Norfolk's amazing coastal scenery and visit one of its treasures: Holkham Hall https://www.holkham.co.uk SUNDAY MAY 19th Leave Norwich to begin and make our way to Great Yarmouth / Burgh Castle Hike: Burgh Castle to Somerleyton Then get transport back to Norwich Distance: 9 miles Near Great Yarmouth lies an old Roman fort where nearly 2000 years ago Roman troops garrisoned and now we can still walk the same paths as they did. The late 3rd century 'Saxon Shore' fort at Burgh Castle was built as part of the Roman network of coastal defences, and probably abandoned just over a hundred years later. Three of its imposing stone walls survive, almost to their original height, making this one of the best preserved Roman monuments in Britain. The fourth wall collapsed into the surrounding marshes a long time ago. The land around the fort is a wildlife haven and offers panoramic views over Breydon Water. Somerleyton Hall & Gardens https://www.somerleyton.co.uk As we leave the fort we bear South following Angles way where we visit Somerleyton estate. A stunning estate with picturesque Gardens (with a Maze inside) and see a bit more modern history Cost: £195 (For payment up to April 30th) £225 (For payment from May 1st) If it`s more convenient for you, we also accept bank transfers. Our bank details can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/ADVENTURE-TRIPS/pages/28043704/Bank_account/ Once the deposit of £50 + PayPal fees have been paid, you can transfer the remainder at your convenience but no later than a month before the trip. Includes Accommodation in Norwich hotel for 2 nights (Twin share) 2 breakfasts Hiking guide for 2 days All transportation across Norfolk by car/taxi/minibus to hiking locations and back to Norwich Not included: Travel to Norwich Entry into stately homes (Somerlyton £10 Holkham Hall £16). We will visit both, but will only go inside one of them Lunch / Dinner Terms&Conditions: https://www.meetup.com/ADVENTURE-TRIPS/pages/28043697/Terms_and_Conditions/ Cancellations: https://www.meetup.com/ADVENTURE-TRIPS/pages/28043712/What_to_do_if_you_can_no_longer_attend_an_event/ Contact: If you have any doubts, queries or would like to chat with anyone about the best options for you, please contact us via email on [masked] or phone:[masked]

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THE HORSLEY JUBILEE TRAIL

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