DAY 1 - ARRIVE LONDON ( 7 NIGHTS )
Welcome to London, one of the world’s most important business, financial, and cultural centres in Britain. Relax after check-in at your centrally located hotel or take a stroll down Oxford Street - the most famous shopping streets in the world. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception/dinner at a traditional London pub, Mediterranean Restaurant or a Pearsian Cussine.
Welcome Reception Hotel: Hilton
DAY 2 - LONDON SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE OR LONDON OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
This morning your Local Guide takes you on an included morning sightseeing tour featuring Big Ben beside the River Thames, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. See the Changing of the Guard (if held), Whitehall's mounted horseguards, the Prime Minister's Downing Street, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus. Your sightseeing trip ends in central London, with time to explore on your own this afternoon. Shopping in some of the most famous department stores, take a leisurely walk through famous London Hyde Park or join an Optional Experience to the Tower of London to see the magnificent Crown Jewels and meet the Yeoman Warders of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress popularly known as Beefeaters. This evening enjoy a delicious meal at a traditional London pub, Italian and Mediterranean Restaurant or a Persian Cussine.
Full Breakfast/ Dinner
DAY 3 - EXCURSION TO STONEHENGE AND WINDSOR CASTLE
Today enjoy a full-day excursion from London. Visit Windsor Castle - one of the homes of the Queen and a working royal residence with a proud history. Windsor Castle has been home to the royal family for over 900 years and is still an Official Residence of the Queen. Visit the State Apartments and St. George's Chapel or Take a short walk through the Windsor Town to see why it's the Queen's favourite weekend residence. Later discover the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe - the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge. Admire the stones and visit the world-class exhibition and visitors centre before returning to London.
DAY 4 - LONDON AT LEISURE OR FULL DAY OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Your Local Guide will give you suggestions and recommendations on how to spend your day. Call in at Madame Tussauds or browse through the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Department stores line Oxford Street and Regent Street. Famous fashion houses are to be found on Bond Street and Sloane Street. Knightsbridge is home to Harrods and many other stylish shops and boutiques. Antiques and curiosities can be found on Portobello Road, Kings Road in Chelsea and at Camden Market. Make the most of your stay by planning a selection of optional excursions with our Local Experts. There are many great attractions to choose from. London Tours package also includes tickets for the London City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off tour plus the added bonus of three days’ included free travel on the city's central bus and Underground network.
DAY 5 - WESTMINSTER ABBEY AND KENSINGTON PALACE WITH ENGLISH CREAM TEA
This morning visit one of the most important churches in London on a guided tour with a Local Specialist. Westminster Abbey has been the setting for coronations since 1066 as well as royal weddings. It is the burial place of monarchs, famous scientists, writers, composers and politicians. Find out why this church lost its cathedral status and pay your respects at the Tomb to the Unknown Soldier. Later visit Kensington Palace for a tour of the royal palace once home to Diana, Princess of Wales and now housing the private apartments of her son Prince William and his wife Kate. Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens in London. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century. Enjoy a delicious English cream tea in the orangery before returning to your hotel.
DAY 6 - LONDON BOROUGH FOOD MARKET AND ICONIC MUSEUMS
There are 20 markets that are all within easy reach of central London. Borough Market is London's most renowned food market; a source of exceptional British and international produce. Your Local Guide will take you on a walk for a Cultural Insight into the daily lives of Londoners and the market traditions which have been passed down for generations. It is a haven for anybody who cares about the quality and provenance of the food they eat - chefs, restaurateurs, passionate amateur cooks and people who just happen to love eating and drinking. This afternoon you may wish to visit one of the iconic museums which are free to visit. Your Guide will offer two different drop-off options - either the Tate, British Museum or Thames riverside. Otherwise you may wish to explore South Bank of the city and use your Oyster card to explore more on your own.
DAY 7 - LONDON AT LEISURE AND FAREWELL DINNER IN GREENWICH
Your last full day in London is yours to enjoy. Do last minute shopping or take a trip up the Shard - New London and Europe's tallest building - for spectacular views out over the city. This evening meet with your London Travel Agency Director and travel companions for a cruise down the Thames to Greenwich. Sail under the famous Tower Bridge before enjoying a Farewell Dinner at a historic pub with a toast to your unforgettable week.
Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
DAY 8 - DEPART LONDON
After breakfast, say farewell to London and your newfound friends as you prepare to return home after a fabulous week in one of the world's greatest cities. London Airport Transfer services are available to purchase to Heathrow airport. Conditions apply.
# WHAT'S ALWAYS INCLUDED
- View Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London
- Visit the Stonehenge, Roman Baths, Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace
- Orientation of Borough Market and Greenwich
- Cruise on the Thames from the London Eye down to Greenwich
- Free Walking Tour of Bath
- Entrance to the delightful Georgian Pump Room
- Admissions to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Roman Baths
- Tickets for the Original London Sightseeing 'Hop-on Hop-off' tour and River Thames Cruise to Greenwich
- FREE off-peak travel on central London's buses and Underground (subway) in zones 1 & 2 for three days
- Complimentary hotel pick up from one of the Central London Hotels
- 3 dinners (London traditional Pubs and Mediterranean Restaurants)
- Hand-picked 4 & 5 star hotels
- All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
- Hand-picked Insider Experiences
- Optional Experiences and free time
- An professional Tour Guide and separate Driver
- VIP entry to many sights and top Attractions
- Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
- The services of a London Travel Agency Local Host at your London hotel
- A range of services and tickets for day trips and local attractions in London
- Luxury air-conditioned Coach with WiFi
Experience a week in London. See all the sights in London, Cruise along the River Thames, Visit the Roman Baths in Bath, Stonehenge and Royal Windsor Castle. Discover London by fully Guided Tours including London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, Hyde Park, Madame Tussauds, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus. Shop in famous boutiques and arcades. Enjoy a West End show, ride on a double-decker bus and lose yourself in marvellous museums!
- Hand-picked 4 star accommodation