Boys celebrate end of their time at King’s with tour of Europe

Former King's boys Rushan Silva, Oliver Shipston Sharman and Myles Bell at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.

Former King's boys Rushan Silva, Oliver Shipston Sharman and Myles Bell at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.

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A group of King’s School boys have enjoyed more than three weeks touring the Continent to mark the end of their school days.

The eight boys have now parted ways and started university but have a whole host of memories from their interrailing adventure and aim to keep in touch.

Four of the boys - Rushan Silva, Myles Bell, Toby Mills and Ollie Shipston Sharman - first flew out to Istanbul where they saw the magnificent Blue Mosque. They then took the train to Bulgaria, followed by Belgrade in Serbia and Budapest, Hungary, where they visited the famous Turkish baths.

In Prague they visited the medieval castle and Charles Bridge and then in Berlin they saw the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie.

The rest of the group - Jake Mitchell, Jac Heanen, Linton Taylor and Chris Wharmby - then joined them and they moved on to Vienna, Venice and Rome where some of the boys recreated scenes from Gladiator in the Colisseum!

The final leg of the trip took in a couple of days in Nice and Monaco, before taking the train to paris and on to Amsterdam for a final couple of nights and the ferry back to England.

The boys covered 7.000km in 24 days. Myles said the highlight for him was Budapest. He said: “It was not so touristy, but there was lots of history, the Grand Square and the baths were amazing.”

Pictured in front of the Blue Mosque are, from left, Rushan Silva, Oliver Shipston Sharman and Myles Bell.