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Discover London and the Countryside

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 789

Enjoy London at your pace for four nights before leaving the city on an overnight tour. This small group tour explores Bath, Oxford, and the Cotswolds before returning to London. It's an ideal combination for England first-timers, or return visitors wanting to go beyond its timeless capital city.


This 7-day trip to London is ideal for a first-timer or return visitor who wants to take the city at their own pace, choosing their own itinerary, before embarking on an organised overnight trip to Avebury, Oxford, the Cotswolds, and the Roman ruins of Bath.

It’s been said time and again that (s)he who is tired of London is tired of life. The British capital offers endless things to see and do and is going to be a little different for every traveller who visits. You might want to spend the day sightseeing the big attractions like the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, or the British Museum. Perhaps take a day trip out to Hampton Court Palace or Windsor Castle. You’ll have three full days to enjoy the city, not including your arrival day, so make of London what you will before embarking on your trip out to Avebury.

Your next two days are all about the incredible history of southwest England, starting with Avebury and its famous stone circle. You’ll also see the Cherhill White Horse, a figure cut into a local chalk hillside in the late 18th century. Visit the lovely village of Wilshire on your way to historic Bath. You’ll have time to explore here on your own, soaking up the legacy of the ancient Romans before overnighting in Cirencester. The following day, it’s time to explore the Cotswolds, and the classic view of old England they portray. Explore the rivers and perfectly preserved villages that have remained largely unchanged for centuries. On the way to Oxford, stop in Bampton, a frequent filming location for Downton Abbey. It’s then time to explore the renowned 900-year-old university itself before returning to London for your final included night.


 

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Accommodation in London

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    Novotel London City West



    Discover the contemporary elegance of Novotel London West. Whether you choose this hotel for business or leisure, you are sure to be tempted by the international cuisine. Just minutes from three of London's main tube lines, it is the perfect location for successful meetings. Experience ...

    Discover the contemporary elegance of Novotel London West. Whether you choose this hotel for business or leisure, you are sure to be tempted by the international cuisine. Just minutes from three of London's main tube lines, it is the perfect location for successful meetings. Experience West London at Novotel.

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    DoubleTree by Hilton London Heathrow Airport



    Just minutes away from Heathrow terminals 1, 2 and 3 and 24-hour public transport links, this Heathrow hotel is outside the London congestion charge zone with easy access to central London and the motorways. Our hotel is only five minutes from the nearest Tube station ...

    Just minutes away from Heathrow terminals 1, 2 and 3 and 24-hour public transport links, this Heathrow hotel is outside the London congestion charge zone with easy access to central London and the motorways. Our hotel is only five minutes from the nearest Tube station and 10 minutes from Hayes & Harlington station. Enjoy a famous DoubleTree cookie upon arrival at the hotel and take advantage of on-site parking. Unwind after a busy day or a long trip in a modern sound-proofed guest room complete with complimentary WiFi access, flat-screen TV with over 100 Freeview channels and 24-hour room service.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Luggage Storage
    • Parking
    • Restaurant

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 789

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Day 1

London Heathrow to London Central Hotel Zone 1

Duration1 Hour

Novotel London City West

Discover the contemporary elegance of Novotel London West. Whether you choose this hotel for business or leisure, you are sure to be tempted by the international cuisine. Just minutes from three of London's main tube lines, it is the perfect location for successful meetings. Experience West London at Novotel.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
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Novotel London City West

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    Novotel London City West



    Discover the contemporary elegance of Novotel London West. Whether you choose this hotel for business or leisure, you are sure to be tempted by the international cuisine. Just minutes from three of London's main tube lines, it is the perfect location for successful meetings. Experience ...

    Discover the contemporary elegance of Novotel London West. Whether you choose this hotel for business or leisure, you are sure to be tempted by the international cuisine. Just minutes from three of London's main tube lines, it is the perfect location for successful meetings. Experience West London at Novotel.

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Day 2

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 3

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 4

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 5

Depart London and spend the night in Avebury

Leaving the great city of London behind you today you head west. You will arrive at the pretty village of Avebury. Here you will be able to wander amidst the largest stone circle in the world - part of a World Heritage Site. Nearby is also the site of the Cherhill White Horse, which was cut out of the chalk hillside in 1780. Not far from here, set in rural Wiltshire, is Lacock village, famous for its picturesque streets, historic buildings and its more recent role as a television and film location. The Abbey, located at the heart of the village within its own woodland grounds, is a quirky country house of various architectural styles. You will spend some time in the afternoon in Bath, full of relics of its Roman past and of course its famous Bath. From here you will continue to Cirencester, set in the heart of the Cotswolds, which is so quintessentially English. Cirencester was the second largest town in Britain during Roman times.

Duration1 Night
Day 6

Depart Avebury before returning to London

You will discover some more of the Cotswold scenery and villages. You will see some outstanding countryside with river valleys, water meadows and beech woods, sleepy ancient limestone villages and historic market towns, famous for being 'typically English', where time has stood still for over 300 years. Your visits will include Bibury a picturesque village with many of the traditional features unique to this area. Next stop will be Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds and packed with charming traditional houses. On route to Oxford we make a stop in Bampton, the village that features in many episodes of the worldwide hit TV series Downton Abbey. Later in the afternoon we visit Oxford, renowned for over 900 year as a centre of academic excellence. Discover at your own pace the college courtyards, unspoilt narrow alleys and the historic town square. Harry Potter fans might want to see Christ Church, where many scenes from the films have been shot. The grandeur of the Great Hall has formed the basis of Hogwarts Hall.

Later that day we return to London arriving at approximately 7:00pm.

Hilton London Heathrow Terminal 4

Relax at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport hotel, the only London Heathrow Airport hotel offering direct access to Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 via a covered walkway. Ride the Hotel Hoppa service that operates between Terminal 5 and the hotel. Opened in June 2014, London Heathrow Terminal 2 - The Queens terminal, is within easy reach of the hotel. Travel to Terminals 1, 2 or 3 by riding the complimentary Heathrow Express from Terminal 4. Have a glass of wine on the hotel's stunning artificial beach terrace or relax with alfresco dining. Keep fit in this London hotel's complimentary 24-hour fitness center. Take a swim in the hotel pool, or relax in the sauna or steam room.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Hilton London Heathrow Terminal 4

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    Hilton London Heathrow Terminal 4



    Relax at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport hotel, the only London Heathrow Airport hotel offering direct access to Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 via a covered walkway. Ride the Hotel Hoppa service that operates between Terminal 5 and the hotel. Opened in June 2014, London Heathrow ...

    Relax at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport hotel, the only London Heathrow Airport hotel offering direct access to Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 via a covered walkway. Ride the Hotel Hoppa service that operates between Terminal 5 and the hotel. Opened in June 2014, London Heathrow Terminal 2 - The Queens terminal, is within easy reach of the hotel. Travel to Terminals 1, 2 or 3 by riding the complimentary Heathrow Express from Terminal 4. Have a glass of wine on the hotel's stunning artificial beach terrace or relax with alfresco dining. Keep fit in this London hotel's complimentary 24-hour fitness center. Take a swim in the hotel pool, or relax in the sauna or steam room.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Business Facilities
    • Cable TV
    • Hairdryers
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Mini Bar

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Day 7

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

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DEPARTURES:

Sunday
Book By: 31 March, 2018

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival Transfer,
  • 4 Nights 4-Star Novotel City West Hotel
  • 1 day hop on hop off ticket
  • London Eye - Fast track Ticket
  • 2 full days of touring from London, including 1 night in Cirencester, 1 night at the Double Tree Hilton Airport. 

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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