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London Explorer

8 Days 1 Country 3 Cities

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

"Absolutely wonderful experience"

David

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8 Days 1 Country 3 Cities

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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' or AMEX 'Amsterdam Explorer'.
    • Autumn, Winter, Spring (WLON): Departures from 05 November 2017 to 26 March 2018 are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2017. Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for departures 24 December and 31 December 2017. Join us in Britain to celebrate the Festive Season.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
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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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    London, UK

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    London, UK

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      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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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' or AMEX 'Amsterdam Explorer'.
      • Autumn, Winter, Spring (WLON): Departures from 05 November 2017 to 26 March 2018 are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2017. Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for departures 24 December and 31 December 2017. Join us in Britain to celebrate the Festive Season.
      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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. 

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      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. 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

      • 3 dinners

      • 1 cream tea

      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 Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, 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

        • 3 dinners

        • 1 cream tea


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      What's Included

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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)

        • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your Trafalgar London hotel

        • Use of Trafalgar's London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions

        • 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)

      Welcome to London, capital of Great Britain. Relax after check-in at your centrally located hotel or take a stroll down Oxford Street - one of the most famous shopping streets in the world. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception.

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      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      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

      This morning after a leisurely start, your Travel Director takes you on an included half-day morning sightseeing tour featuring Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. See the Changing of the Guard before the sightseeing tour finishes in central London. You may decide to go shopping in some of the most famous department stores or take a leisurely walk through picturesque Hyde Park. Alternatively 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 enjoy a delicious meal at Heddon Street Kitchen in the heart of the West End - one of Chef Gordon Ramsay's newest London eateries.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Optional Experiences

      Tower of London and St Paul's

      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 died here. You'll also see the world-famous Crown Jewels, still in use by the monarchy today. Then we're off to St Paul's for a visit to this 1,400-year-old iconic cathedral.

      Adult Price: £61.00

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Excursion to Windsor Castle and Stonehenge Day 3 - Excursion to Windsor Castle and Stonehenge

      Today enjoy a full-day excursion from London. Visit Windsor Castle - one of the homes of the Queen and a working royal residence with a proud history. Visit the State Apartments and St. George's Chapel before free time for lunch in this picturesque town. Later discover the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe - the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge. Admire the stones and visit the world-class exhibition and visitors centre before returning to London.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      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

      Utilise your 3-day London Oyster card Pass. Your Travel Director will give you suggestions and recommendations on how to spend your day. Call in at Madame Tussauds or browse through the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Department stores line Oxford Street and Regent Street. Famous fashion houses are to be found on Bond Street and Sloane Street. Knightsbridge is home to Harrods and many other stylish shops and boutiques. Antiques and curiosities can be found on Portobello Road, Kings Road in Chelsea and at Camden Market. Alternatively you may 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 the cobbled streets.

      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

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace with English Cream Tea Day 5 - Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace with English Cream Tea

      This morning visit one of the most important churches in London and in the country on a guided visit with a Local Specialist. Westminster Abbey has been the traditional location of the coronation of kings and queens and the burial site for the English, and later, the British monarchs. 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 for Cultural Insight into the lives of the Royal Family. Tour the Royal Palace that was once home to Diana, Princess of Wales, and now housing the private apartments of her son Prince William and his wife Kate. Enjoy a delicious English cream tea in the orangery 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

      Borough Market is London's most renowned food market; a source of exceptional British and international produce. Your Travel Director will take you on a walk for a Cultural Insight into the daily lives of Londoners and the market traditions which have been passed down for generations. It is a haven for anybody who cares about the quality and provenance of the food they eat - chefs, restaurateurs, passionate amateur cooks and people who just happen to love eating and drinking. This afternoon you may wish to visit one of the iconic museums which are free to visit. The Imperial War Museum or the British Museum are two recommendations. Otherwise you may wish to explore the South Bank of the city and use your Oyster card to explore on your own.

      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 a leisurely free morning. Perhaps do some last-minute shopping or take a trip up the Shard - Europe's tallest building - for spectacular views out over the city. At lunchtime meet with your Travel Director and travel companions for a 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 farewell to London and your newfound friends as you prepare to return home after a fabulous week in one of the world's greatest cities. London Airport Transfer services are available to purchase to Heathrow airport. Conditions apply. Perfect Combinations - 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' or AMEX 'Amsterdam Explorer'.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 8

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/eu/tours/london-explorer for the latest discounts & departure information.

      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

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      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 Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, 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

        • 3 dinners

        • 1 cream tea


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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)

        • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your Trafalgar London hotel

        • Use of Trafalgar's London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions

        • 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


      Why Trafalgar?

      The Trafalgar Experience

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      Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 99 Reviews

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        Service rating : Your tour director, Antony is the one and the only reason I give Trafalgar 4 stars.Product : Good historical places help delivering memorable in a single city trip.

      • Trip:

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        Service rating : Very knowledgeable and caring tour director. Local guides also very good.Product : Lots of places to see, liked the options of additional touring or time at leisure.

      • Trip:

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        Excellent Tour Guide, Very good choice of sites to tour on the scheduleGood selection of extra choices to see

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        Service:

        I absolutely LOVED the "single city" experience and hope you offer more trips like that. I came home after 7 days in London feeling like London is now a part of me!Housekeeping at Cumberland was very inconsistent. Something was forgotten every single day. One day, it was a clean glass. The

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        Service rating : the travel director had no knowledge of the tour was not organized and when out and about was always walking too fast for most of the group to keep up and did not slow down after repeated request to do so.It was like he was part of the tour as he was always out and about taking

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