NEW BRITAIN-The New Britain Sister City Committee is planning two trips to Europe this summer for local residents.
The first trip is to Rastatt, Germany on Monday, May 28. Guests will return on Wednesday, June 6.
Part of the trip includes attending the largest international street theater festival in German called the Tête-à-Tête (face to face).
Twice a year international professional artists from all over Europe attend the six-day festival to transform the city into a modern public theater. This year the festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
The visit will also include several day trips from Rastatt to nearby German cities Heidelburg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and Baden-Baden as well as Strasbourg, France.
The trip will include air and land transportation as well as hotel accommodations breakfast and tickets to daily Tet-e-Tet events. All other expenses will be on your own.
Costs for the entire trip – including ground transportation – are estimated at $4,000 (single) and $7,000 (double). Reservations and deposit are due by March 15.
To make your reservation or for additional information, contact Gary Robinson at the New Britain Sister City Committee by calling 860-224-4958 or email GetGary@aol.com.
The second trip is to Greece on Aug. 26. It will include 14 days traveling from Boston to Athens and then touring north by bus to visit Delfi, Sounion, Meteors, Giannitsa, Aegae, Edessa, Thessaloniki (Saloniki), and an overnight trip to the island of Thasos.
Exact plans and costs are to be determined. Land costs are estimated at $175 per day.
For more information contact George Rados at 860-635-5602 or 860-918-4594.
New Britain has five sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International. Those include Atsugi, Japan; Pultusk, Poland; Rastatt, Germany; Giannitsa, Greece; and Solarino, Italy.