DAY 1 - ARRIVE LONDON ( 7 NIGHTS )
Welcome to London, one of the world’s most important business, financial, and cultural centres. Relax after check-in at your centrally located hotel or stroll down Oxford Street - the most famous shopping street in the world. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception to kick-start your grand exploration of London.
Welcome Reception Hotel: Hilton Kensington
DAY 2 - LONDON SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE OR TOWER OF LONDON OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Your London Travel Agency Local Guide takes you on an included morning sightseeing tour showcasing 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 Royal Horse Guards, the Prime Minister's Downing Street, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus. Your sightseeing trip concludes in central London, with time to explore on your own during the afternoon. Shopping in some of the most famous department stores, take a leisurely walk through London spacious Hyde Park or join an Optional Experience inside the Tower of London to see the dazzling Crown Jewels and meet the Yeoman Warders of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress popularly known as Beefeaters.
Full Breakfast / Regional Meal
DAY 3 - EXCURSION TO WINDSOR CASTLE AND STONEHENGE
Today enjoy a full-day excursion from London. Visit Windsor Castle - 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 Windsor town to see why it's the Queen's favourite weekend getaway.
Later, discover the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe - the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge. You will have time to 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 TO OXFORD AND THE COTSWOLDS
Your Local Guide will give you suggestions and recommendations on how to spend your day. Call in at Madame Tussaud’s or browse the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Department stores line Oxford Street and Regent Street. Famous fashion houses pepper Bond Street and Sloane Street. Knightsbridge is home to Harrods and many other shops and boutiques for the connoisseur. Antiques and curiosities abound 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 Host. Westminster Abbey has been the setting for 38 coronations since 1066 as well as royal weddings. It is the burial place of 17 monarchs, plus famous scientists, writers, composers and politicians. Find out why this church lost its cathedral status and what it means to be a Royal peculiar. You can pay your respects at the Tomb to the Unknown Soldier. Later visit Kensington Palace, a royal residence since the 17th century set in Kensington Gardens London, not far from the Royal Albert Hall. You’ll tour of this former home to Diana, Princess of Wales, which now houses the private apartments of her son Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. Marvel at the beautiful sunken garden, a favourite of Diana’s. Enjoy a delicious English cream tea in the adjacent Orangery before returning to your hotel.
DAY 6 - LONDON BOROUGH FOOD MARKET AND ICONIC MUSEUMS
No fewer than twenty markets lie within easy reach of central London. Borough Market, London's most renowned food market presents an array 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 sourcing of the food they eat - chefs, restaurateurs, passionate amateur cooks and people who just happen to love eating and drinking. During this afternoon, you may wish to take advantage of free entry to one of London’s outstanding museums. Your Guide will offer two different drop-off options - either the Tate Modern, British Museum or Thames riverside. Alternatively, you may wish to see the 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 309-metre Shard – one of Europe’s tallest buildings - 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.
- View Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London
- Visit Stonehenge, Roman Baths, Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace
- Browse 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
- 1 LUNCH (traditinal fish & Chips)
- 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
- 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
- Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
- Luxury air-conditioned Coach with WiFi
Experience a week in London. See all the sights! Cruise along the River Thames, Visit the Roman Baths in Bath, Stonehenge and Royal Windsor Castle. Discover London ON 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 Tussaud's, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus. Shop in well-known boutiques and arcades. Enjoy a West End show, ride on a double-decker bus and lose yourself in marvellous museums!
- Hotel upgrades are available
- Please ask your London Travel Agency travel counselor more information.