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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

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.


Trip type: At Leisure i

Trip code: LONK

7 Nights

accommodation

11 Meals
  • 7 full breakfasts

  • 3 dinners

  • 1 cream tea

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London Explorer

Your Itinerary

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.

Meal(s)
Welcome Reception
Hotel
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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.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Regional Meal

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.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

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.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

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.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

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.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

7. London At Leisure and Farewell Dinner in Greenwich

Your last full day in London is yours to enjoy. Do last-minute shopping or take a trip up the Shard - Europe's tallest building - for spectacular views out over the city. This evening 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.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

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.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

Guest Reviews and Ratings

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    Service rating : Tony Perry was an excellent guide. We saw everything we were hoping to see and a few surprises that we would have missed without his knowledge of the areas we visited. In my opinion, he went above and beyond during the tour and also pointing out possible points of interest and

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    Tony was the best tour guide. He always made us aware of where and how to get everywhere. He added in a few attractions when we had time. Even bought us a special treat.

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    Service rating : My trip was amazing from arriving at the airport in Chicago. Even though our flight was delayed, it was a smooth ride and I felt safe. At London Heathrow customs was a little slow but to me, it was all part of the experience. Trafalgar set up transportation for me from the

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    Service rating : How good the service is depends 100% on how good your tour guide is. Ours, (Tony Perry) was fantastic! Great sense of humor + terrific knowledge of London = a really fun time. More than the normal tour because we got all the little-known insider info from Tony that I bet you'd

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  • 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

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What's Included

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 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


What's Included

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)

    • 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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Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


Taste

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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'.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • 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.
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