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Get the inside story of one of the most exciting capital cities in the world on this At Leisure trip.

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    • Why not extend your holiday by adding another City Explorer to this trip? For itinerary and departure details see ROMK 'Rome Explorer', PARK 'Paris Explorer', MADK 'Madrid Explorer' or AMEX 'Amsterdam Explorer'.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • Get a real taste of the city with Trafalgar's exclusive Eatwith Optional Experiences. Visit Christabel at her North London home and enjoy a slice of her legendary salted caramel tart.
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    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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      • Why not extend your holiday by adding another City Explorer to this trip? For itinerary and departure details see ROMK 'Rome Explorer', PARK 'Paris Explorer', MADK 'Madrid Explorer' or AMEX 'Amsterdam Explorer'.
      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • Get a real taste of the city with Trafalgar's exclusive Eatwith Optional Experiences. Visit Christabel at her North London home and enjoy a slice of her legendary salted caramel tart.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      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.


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      Trip code: LONK

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      11 Meals
      • 7 full breakfasts

      • 1 cream tea

      • 3 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 full breakfasts

        • 1 cream tea

        • 3 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive London (7 Nights)

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      London Sightseeing and At Leisure or Tower of London Optional Experience

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      Excursion to Windsor Castle and Stonehenge

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      London At Leisure or full-day Optional Experience to Oxford and the Cotswolds

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      Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace with English Cream Tea

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      London Borough Food Market and Iconic Museums

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      London At Leisure and Farewell Dinner in Greenwich

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      Depart London

      Day 1

      Arrive London (7 Nights) 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.

      Hotel

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      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      The Cumberland

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      London Sightseeing and At Leisure or Tower of London Optional Experience 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.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Optional Experiences

      St Paul's and The Tower of London

      At St Paul's, we'll visit the iconic cathedral in Central London whose origins go back 1,400 years. Then, at the Tower of London, you’ll hear the legend of the Tower and the ravens from your Local Specialist and discover the story of the kings and queens who've died here. You'll also see the world-famous Crown Jewels, still in use by the monarchy today.

      Adult Price: £61.00

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Excursion to Windsor Castle and Stonehenge 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.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      West End Theatre Show

      Take the chance to see a West End theatre show, a must do in while in London! For more details, please speak to your Travel Director at the start of your trip.

      Adult Price: £50.00

      Day 3

      Day 4

      London At Leisure or full-day Optional Experience to Oxford and the Cotswolds 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 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 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 Eatwith Optional Experiences. Consider sharing delicious traditional flavours with a local family in their home.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Oxford & The Cotswolds

      Join us for a full-day tour of the Cotswolds. First, we'll visit Stratford-upon-Avon for an unforgettable visit to William Shakespeare's house. Then, we'll head to Oxford, where we will discover the delights of the city, with a Local Specialist, before enjoying a tour of Christ Church College.

      Adult Price: £45.00

      Eatwith Experience

      Eatwith is the world’s leading community for authentic food experiences with locals in over 130 countries. Choose between our hand selected hosts and dine like a local with a local. Fully immerse yourself in food and culture, meet other travelers at your table, and experience the magic of social dining. Transport is not included in this optional experience. £45 - £65

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      Day 5

      Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace with English Cream Tea 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.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 5

      Day 6

      London Borough Food Market and Iconic Museums 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.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 6

      Day 7

      London At Leisure and Farewell Dinner in Greenwich 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.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Depart London 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.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 8

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Cultural Insights
        Forage for the freshest food buys at Britain's most renowned food market - Borough Market and rub shoulders with royalty enjoying an English cream tea at Kensington Palace

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        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in London and a guided tour of Westminster Abbey

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 full breakfasts

        • 1 cream tea

        • 3 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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