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Trafalgar London Explorer Summer 2018 (LONK)

8 Days starts and ends in London Print
Tour Style: At Leisure
Europe At Leisure 2018
Visits: London, Westminster Abbey, Stonehenge, Bodleian Library, Kensington Palace, Borough Market, The Shard, UK

The Union Jack waves its greeting as you amble through London's avenues and lush green spaces, tracing centuries of heritage and historical landmarks from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace on this At Leisure holiday. Marvel at castles, cathedrals and palaces, see the picturesque Cotswolds and indulge in a traditional English cream tea.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in London
  • Scenic cruise on the Thames from the London Eye down to Greenwich
  • Orientation of Borough Market and Greenwich
  • 3-day London Oyster card pass
  • View Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace
  • 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

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 Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate 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

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive London (7 Nights)
Embrace the pomp and pageantry of a city that was once the centre of a global empire and today marches to its very own vibrant cosmopolitan tune - yours to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception to kick off your grand At Leisure exploration of one of Great Britain's greats.Welcome Reception
Day: 2 London Sightseeing and At Leisure or Tower of London Optional Experience
Ease into London's energetic pace this morning before embarking on an included half-day sightseeing tour with your Travel Director featuring Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, the final resting place of kings and queens, poets and politicians. 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. Ramble through the Royal Parks, shop for quintessentially British treats on Carnaby Street 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, we enjoy a delicious meal at Heddon Street Kitchen in the heart of the West End - one of famous Chef Gordon Ramsay's most-celebrated London eateries.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day: 3 Excursion to Windsor Castle and Stonehenge
English 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 and a working royal residence with a proud history dating back to the 11th century. Visit the superb Georgian State Apartments and St. George's Chapel before free time for lunch in this historic market town. Our next stop sees us delve into the fascinating history of the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe - the ancient circle at Stonehenge. Admire the formidable stones, whose myths and origins have yet to be solved, and visit the world-class exhibition and visitors centre before returning to the humming cityscape that is London.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 out 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 fa├žades 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 for a walk through its cobbled streets to admire the towering spires of cathedrals, churches and colleges. Get a real taste of the city this evening with Trafalgar's exclusive VizEat Optional Experiences. Consider sharing delicious traditional flavours with a local family in their home.Full Breakfast
Day: 5 Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace with English Cream Tea
Imagine the pomp and ceremony of centuries of coronations and weddings, the kings and queens that have glided gracefully up the 13th century mosaic floor of Westminster Abbey which we will have an opportunity to explore this morning 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 for a Cultural Insight into the lives of the Royal Family. Tour the Royal Palace that 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 Orangery surrounded by beautiful formal gardens before returning to your hotel.Full Breakfast
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. Your Travel Director will take you on a leisurely walk for a Cultural Insight into the daily lives of Londoners and the fascinating market traditions which have been passed down for generations. Embrace your inner foodie and indulge in the flavours of the best of British, before spending the rest of the day at leisure 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, visiting the British Museum whose global treasures are symbolic of the extent of the Empire in centuries past, and the Imperial War Museum, sharing the story of modern warfare from World War I to today.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 with a toast to your unforgettable week.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 At Leisure holiday in one of the world's greatest cities. London Airport Transfer services are available to purchase to London airports. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast

Available Room Types: Single, Twin, Triple

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04/29/2018 $2,650.00
05/06/2018 $2,650.00
05/13/2018 $2,650.00
05/20/2018 $2,650.00
05/27/2018 $2,650.00
06/03/2018 $2,650.00
06/10/2018 $2,650.00
06/17/2018 $2,650.00
06/24/2018 $2,650.00
07/01/2018 $2,650.00
07/08/2018 $2,650.00
07/15/2018 $2,650.00
07/22/2018 $2,650.00
07/29/2018 $2,650.00
08/05/2018 $2,650.00
08/12/2018 $2,650.00
08/19/2018 $2,650.00
08/26/2018 $2,650.00
09/02/2018 $2,650.00
09/09/2018 $2,650.00
09/16/2018 $2,650.00
09/23/2018 $2,650.00
09/30/2018 $2,650.00
10/07/2018 $2,650.00
10/14/2018 $2,650.00
10/21/2018 $2,650.00
10/28/2018 $2,650.00
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