LAWRENCE, Kansas -- Maupintour said it was forced to cancel a tour
stop at Althorp, the childhood home in England of Diana, Princess
of Wales, as part of the firm's 12-day English Gardens summer
A statement received by the company from the Spencer family
stated that "due to exceptional circumstances, we regret that coach
parties will not be admitted to Althorp in 1998." Groups will be
welcome to the estate in 1999 after the necessary facilities are
completed, it said.
Maupintour said it will replace the planned tour of Althorp with
a visit to Eastnor, a Norman Revival castle located at the edge of
the Malvern Hills in the South Midlands region.
Maupintour can be reached at (800) 255-4266.