Maupintour to Enter Diana's Estate

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Maupintour's English Gardens tour will visit Althorp, the ancestral estate and burial site of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Although the estate is not allowing group tours this year, Maupintour had made arrangements to bring travelers to visit the princess' childhood home some months before her death last August, according to a spokeswoman for the firm. The estate is honoring its agreement, allowing the operator's groups to enter the estate next September, she added.

Althorp is located about 70 miles from London, near Northampton, England.

The 11-night itinerary has scheduled departures April through September. The English Gardens program is priced from $3,630 per person, double. For more information, contact Maupintour at (800) 255-4266; fax (785) 843-8351.

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