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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,100

Discover London on a quick trip over the pond. Head on the original sightseeing tour to take in the biggest landmarks like Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace before touring historic pubs and heading outside the city proper to see Stonehenge, Bath, and Windsor Castle.


This 4-day London vacation showcases the many sides of England’s capital, from the historic pubs that supply its folksy charm to the ruins and castles that define its neighbouring regions. It’s a perfect city stay for globetrotters wanting to experience London’s many-faceted charms.

Your England vacation centres on London, one of the most-visited cities on the planet—and justifiably so. With history stretching back to Roman times and some of the finest architecture, galleries, and culture on the planet, people have been prioritizing London vacations for centuries. Start with the original London sightseeing tour, which flits you around the city aboard a Hop-on Hop-off bus tour, stopping off at the most iconic landmarks, including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace. Next up is the Historic Pub Walking Tour, which takes you to three of the city’s most famous pubs, including the Anchor Bankside where river pirates and smugglers would swap stories of their exploits. Close out your time in downtown London by riding the Cola-Cola London Eye. This spectacular Ferris wheel whisks you 135m above the city, where you can admire London’s world-famous architecture with unobstructed, 360-degree views.

Continue your England vacation by popping outside of London to see the nearby highlights. First stop is Stonehenge, the mystical rock formation that is at least 5,000 years old and was likely a site of worship for ancient Britons. Next up is Bath, home to Britain’s only hot springs and a site of ancient Roman ruins. Here you’ll be able to enjoy the 46.5°C waters and learn about the Romans at the Roman Baths Museum. Your final stop is Windsor Castle, home to Queen Elizabeth II and the largest and oldest continuously-occupied castle in the world. Marvel at the castle’s size and admire some of its many treasures, from Queen Mary’s elaborate dolls house to the tombs of Henry VIII and Charles I. Then back London proper, where you can have one last pint and fit in some fish and chips if you haven’t already. Consider extending your stay in London, as it’s a city you’ll want to explore in full.

This London vacation gives you a taste of the iconic sights the city has to offer.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,100

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Day 1

London Heathrow or City Airport to London Central Hotel

Duration45 Minutes

The Grosvenor Hotel

Stay in splendour in the heart of central London. Built by the Victorian railway pioneers in 1862, The Grosvenor Hotel Victoria ushered in a Golden Age of travel. Restored to its former glory, this Grade II listed building combines modern luxury, including free WIFI throughout the hotel, with unique period features. Enjoy the best of London from the 4-star Grosvenor Hotel, located within walking distance of Buckingham Palace.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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The Grosvenor Hotel

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    The Grosvenor Hotel



    Stay in splendour in the heart of central London. Built by the Victorian railway pioneers in 1862, The Grosvenor Hotel Victoria ushered in a Golden Age of travel. Restored to its former glory, this Grade II listed building combines modern luxury, including free WIFI throughout ...

    Stay in splendour in the heart of central London. Built by the Victorian railway pioneers in 1862, The Grosvenor Hotel Victoria ushered in a Golden Age of travel. Restored to its former glory, this Grade II listed building combines modern luxury, including free WIFI throughout the hotel, with unique period features. Enjoy the best of London from the 4-star Grosvenor Hotel, located within walking distance of Buckingham Palace.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Concierge
    • Bar
    • Gym
    • Limousine Services
    • Restaurant(s)
    • WiFi

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The Original London Sightseeing Tour (Hop On and Hop Off)

The Original London Sightseeing Tour provides more than just a great way to travel around London. Founded in 1951 it has now become established as the essential introduction to London. It is the only sightseeing tour to offer you total choice and flexibility. The Hop-on Hop-off service allows you to board any of our tour routes at over 80 different stops with a commentary in English or a wide choice of other languages. The Kids' Club provides an educational but fun alternative for 5-12 year olds. The services are frequent and reliable with tours running daily, every 15-20 minutes. The Original Tour allows you to experience all the magical sights and sounds of London in a comfortable and secure environment. Sit back, relax and take in the sights, sounds and iconic views of the city, both ancient and modern. The fantastic value 24-hour ticket offers a truly comprehensive London sightseeing experience: on foot, by boat and on board a marvellous fleet of London’s famous red buses.

Duration3 Hours
Day 2

Historic Pub Walking Tour

Your adventure begins at The Centre Page; partially destroyed by The Great Fire of London this beautiful pub was famously referenced in Charles Dickens' The Pickwick Papers and was rumoured to be where Guy Fawkes held Gun Powder Plot meetings.

Then it's on to the Anchor Bankside, once a favourite with river pirates and smugglers, it was also from where Samuel Pepys watched the Great Fire of London and where Doctor Johnston wrote part of his dictionary.

Your final stop is the Old Thameside Inn; an old spice warehouse located by the remains of Cardinal Wolsey's Winchester Palace and proud neighbour to the full-scale replica of Sir Francis Drake's ship; The Golden Hind.

Duration2 Hours

The Coca-Cola London Eye (Fast Track Entry)

Enjoy the benefits of getting your tickets just 15 minutes before your experience and bypassing the majority of the queue. At 135m, Coca-Cola London Eye is the world's largest cantilevered observation wheel. It was conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects and was launched in 2000. It has already won over 85 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement. The observation wheel turns slow enough for people to embark while it is moving. A complete turn takes about thirty minutes. Thanks to the construction of the glass capsules on the outer side of the rim, you will have a great 360 degree view over London. Many famous landmarks are clearly visible, including Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament. On a clear day you can see as far as forty kilometers (25 miles). Make sure you get your tickets in advance, lines can be very long, both the lines for embarking and for ticket purchases. It's less crowded at night when the views are even more spectacular.

Duration30 Minutes
Day 3

Royals, Romans and Ruins - Small Group Tour

Taking the very essence of those well loved periods of English history, we spend our time on this tour discovering many aspects of our long and illustrious past, enjoying subtle changes from one era to the next, as old gives way to new and the new in turn becomes old, our guides will bring to you a harvest of history'.

You will have the option to visit Windsor Castle and discover a montage of monarchs from Saxons and Normans to our present-day Queen; we travel to the delightful city of Bath forever linked to the ancient Romans and those opulent Georgian playboys; and drive down country by-ways and leafy lanes to Stonehenge heading further back in time to prehistoric cultures and mysterious civilizations. By operating the tour in the opposite direction to the bigger coach tours from London we strive to give you a chance to see these wonderful sites before or after most of the crowds have arrived and left.

We make our first call at Stonehenge, travelling through mysterious Wessex, arriving before the crowds in the mid-morning. Facts and theories abound at this ancient site, why and how? Who were the builders? What was its purpose? During our guided tour we learn about the different periods of building, stretching back over 5,000 years. We learn of the people who worshipped there, of the various ideas behind the alignments and use.

From here we head westwards to the golden limestone-clad city of Bath. People have been coming to Bath for centuries owing to the hot springs that bubble up to the surface at several locations in the city. At a constant temperature of 46.5C, the only hot springs in the country, the Romans enjoyed this place when they settled here almost 2,000 years ago, naming the resort Aqua Sulis. The city was beautifully re-invented in the 18th century when it became the fashionable place to see and be seen. Elegant crescents, squares and terraces were built as the rich and famous travelled from London for the season to relieve themselves of rheumatic diseases, stiffness of the joints and gout. This fully guided tour includes admission to the Roman Baths museum and a tour of the highlights of Georgian Bath, including the Royal Circus, Assembly Rooms and Pulteney Bridge.

Departing Bath we head along the Cotswold edge with views of the estuary of the River Severn and the distant mountains of Wales (weather permitting!) and onwards to Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world. After a guided introduction to the town itself there is time to go inside and visit the Royal apartments, see Queen Mary's dolls house and gaze upon the last resting place of Henry VIII and Charles I in St George's chapel. Lavishly furnished rooms, a wonderful gallery of world famous art and views from the battlements across the Thames valley await the visitor as we wander around inside. We end the day driving by Runnymede, long ago this was a Saxon meeting place but more importantly, after long drawn out negotiations between the barons and King John, the place where Magna Carta was agreed upon in 1215, before driving back to central London.

Duration12 Hours
Day 4

London Central Hotel to London Heathrow or City Airport

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Shared Roundtrip Transfers
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in a First Class Hotel
  • Full breakfast daily
  • Half day walking tour of London
  • London Eye ticket with Fast Track
  • Small group tour of Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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24 Oct 2018
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