This is one summer games no one is going to want to miss. When London hosted its second Olympic Games in the summer of 48, it was the first to be held after the lull during the war years. It was a time of great optimism. They had previously hosted the games in 1908, forty years earlier. This time, 2012, they ll make history as the only city to have been host to three separate modern Olympic Games. It promises to be a good one and you may want in. Here are a few tips regarding some 2012 summer olympics packages available.
The best advice is to make your first stop online, where you can search to your heart s content about London, England, the Olympics, the hotels and restaurants, the landmarks, the guided tours and, finally, the packages available. London is one of the largest and most frequently visited cities in the world. If you ve ever been there you KNOW it s busy normally. It s going to be REALLY busy in the summer of 12. You ll need reservations!
The 48 games in London was the first to be televised on home TVs. It was also the first to feature starting blocks for the short races (sprints). These next Olympics promise to have some firsts of their own, too. Ultra modern transportation will make sure that the ten thousand athletes from more than 200 countries get where they need to be on time. But you, caught up in the thrill and excitement of the city as well as the event, will be on your own. That is, unless you opt for a travel package that includes guidance every step of the way.
The Summer Olympics only happens every four years. This one s been on the books and in the planning stages for more than a decade. There was a bit of controversy in England when the hosting duties were bid for. There was a large group of those who thought it was a bad idea. But now, it seems, nearly everybody s on board.
You can bet there won t be any free rooms in London during the event. People will probably be renting out closet space. But if you plan in advance you should be okay. You ll notice that several of the tour package websites don t even have package deals for the Olympics on sale yet. They want you to leave your contact information on their site so they can reach you when they do go on sale.
Others are offering deals right now, including one that looked pretty interesting. For a little more than $5000 US, they have an all inclusive program which uses only the TOP rated hotels in the city. Sounds like a pretty swanky trip!
There will be 26 events contested during the 30th Olypiad. Basketball and softball were removed from the games by the IOC after Bejing. There will be more than two dozen different venues, including five olympic parks and the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, East London. It s designed to seat 80,000 people. You could be one of them!
Come to London for the Games. It ll be fun. Make it easy on yourself get one of the 2012 summer olympics packages and leave the details to them.