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London Explorer

Duration 8 days

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History comes alive on this most epic of London trips. You’re in for a royal time at Windsor Castle and the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. See life unfold from the water as you cruise to Greenwich and feel the buzz and spirit of one of London’s oldest markets – Borough Market.

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DAY 1

Arrive London (7 Nights)
Embrace the pomp and pageantry of a city that marches to its very own vibrant tune – yours to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception to kick-start your grand exploration of London.
Hotel: Cumberland/Hard Rock
Meal: Welcome Reception

DAY 2

London Sightseeing and At Leisure or Tower of London Optional Experience
Ease into London’s energetic pace before embarking on an included half-day sightseeing tour with your Travel Director, which features Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. See the stately Changing of the Guard before your sightseeing tour finishes in central London. Spend the rest of the day enjoying a slice of London culture, 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. This evening, we enjoy a delicious meal at Heddon Street Kitchen in the heart of the West End – one of Chef Gordon Ramsay’s most-celebrated London eateries.
Meal: Full Breakfast,Regional Meal

DAY 3

Excursion to Windsor Castle and Stonehenge
Regal traditions and ancient monuments take centre stage today as we embark on a full-day excursion from London. Visit Windsor Castle, one of the Queen’s elegant homes, including the superb Georgian State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel. Then spend some free time for lunch in this historic market town. Our next stop sees us delve into the history of the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe – the ancient circle at Stonehenge, before returning to London.
Meal: Full Breakfast

DAY 4

London At Leisure or full-day Optional Experience to Oxford and the Cotswolds
Armed with your 3-day travel pass, London truly is your oyster. Your Travel Director will give you suggestions on how to make the most of your full day at leisure. Walk through ‘The City’ exploring the oldest part of London – the imposing dome of Christopher Wren’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, Leadenhall Market’s ornate façades and the Tower of London, with its grim history and extraordinary royal heritage. Pay tribute to Admiral Nelson in Trafalgar Square and wander down The Mall to Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837. Alternatively, consider a full-day Optional Experience to the enchanting Cotswolds, visiting Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, with a stop in the university town of Oxford to admire the towering spires of cathedrals, churches and colleges.
Meal: Full Breakfast

DAY 5

Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace with English Cream Tea
Imagine the kings and queens who have glided gracefully up the 13th-century mosaic floor of Westminster Abbey. We’ll have an opportunity to explore this architectural wonder on a guided visit with a Local Specialist. Find out why this church lost its cathedral status and pay your respects at the Tomb to the Unknown Soldier. Later, visit Kensington Palace and ‘Dive Into Culture’, gaining insights into the lives of the Royal Family. Tour the Royal Palace, which was once home to Diana, Princess of Wales, and now houses the private apartments of her son Prince William and his wife Kate. Indulge in a delicious English cream tea in The Pavillion surrounded by beautiful formal gardens before returning to your hotel.
Meal: Full Breakfast,Lunch

DAY 6

London Borough Food Market and Iconic Museums
Saunter past the buzzing stalls of Borough Market, London’s most renowned food market which has been feeding locals for centuries. Dive into Culture and rub shoulders with the locals who buy the best of British produce here. Spend the rest of the day visiting London’s extraordinary museums, many of which are free to visit. Use your London Oyster card to traverse the length and breadth of London. Perhaps visit the British Museum, whose global treasures are symbolic of the extent of the Empire in centuries past, or the Imperial War Museum, sharing the story of modern warfare from World War I to today.
Meal: Full Breakfast

DAY 7

London At Leisure and Farewell Dinner in Greenwich
Enjoy one last full day in the lively city streets of London. Consider taking a trip up the Shard – Europe’s tallest building, admire England’s proud history reflected in its monuments to great men and victories, or see the treasures of the British Library. This afternoon meet with your Travel Director and travel companions for a leisurely cruise down the Thames to Greenwich. Sail under the famous Tower Bridge before enjoying a Farewell Dinner at a historic pub to toast to your unforgettable week.
Meal: Full Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

DAY 8

Depart London
After breakfast, say a fond farewell to London and newfound friends as you prepare to return home after a memorable holiday in one of the world’s greatest cities. Airport Transfers to London Airports are available to purchase. Conditions apply.
Meal: Full Breakfast

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in London
  • ORIENTATION of Borough Market and Greenwich
  • VISIT Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace. You will also have a choice of fantastic free museums to visit including the Imperial War Museum and the British Museum
  • VIEW Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace
  • SCENIC CRUISE on the Thames from the London Eye to Greenwich
  • TICKETS 3-day London Oyster Card (Public Transport) pass

Dining Highlights

  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 1 cream tea
  • 3 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Use of Trafalgar’s London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your Trafalgar London hotel
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfers page link below for details
  • VIP entry to many sights
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London Explorer

History comes alive on this most epic of London trips. You’re in for a royal time at Windsor Castle and the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. See life unfold from the water as you cruise to Greenwich and feel the buzz and spirit of one of London’s oldest markets – Borough Market.