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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

Get the inside story of one of the most exciting capital cities in the world with Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace your backdrop. Also visit Royal Windsor and mystical Stonehenge.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… walking through trendy Borough Market as Londoners do to purchase delicious fresh and seasonal produce. Or having dinner at one of Chef Gordon Ramsay's newest London restaurants in the heart of the action.


Trip type: At Leisure i

Trip code: LONK

7 Nights

accommodation

11 Meals
  • 7 full breakfasts.

  • 1 cream tea.

  • 3 dinners.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown. All transfers shown.

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 at a traditional London pub.

Meal(s)
Welcome Reception
Hotel
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2. London Sightseeing and Free Time 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

Optional Experiences

London Eye Experience

You’ll experience incredible views of London with a ride on the famous London Eye. Open from 10am - 6pm.

Adult Price: £22.50

London Dungeon Visit

Discover London’s dark and criminal past on this visit to the famous London Dungeons. Open Daily 10am - 5.30pm.

Adult Price: £23.20

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

3. Excursion to Stonehenge and Windsor Castle

Today take a full day excursion to visit the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe – the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge. You will have time to admire the stones and visit the world-class exhibition and visitors centre. Later 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 returning to London.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Afternoon Tour: Royal Delights

You’ll explore the Royal Mews, be dazzled and amazed at the State Coach and enjoy a relaxed walking tour of Buckingham Palace, where you'll visit the state rooms and throne rooms of this fully occupied working palace. This optional operates daily (except Sunday) during August and September only.

Adult Price: £30.00

London Illuminations By Night

This spectacular guided open-top tour will show you some of London’s best sights, including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, The London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral, and many more famous landmarks, all lit up in splendour. Departs from Piccadily, next to the Ritz Hotel and is fully guided in English. Operates nightly.

Adult Price: £18.00

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

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

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 a tour of the royal palace 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. Your Travel Director will offer two different drop-off options – either the Tate or the British Museum. 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

Optional Experiences

Wimbledon Tour & Museum

Take a 90-minute tour of the Grounds of Wimbledon with a qualified Blue Badge Tour Guide which will include access to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum. Your tour will also include the 3D cinema and a free audio guide for the Museum.

Adult Price: £35.00

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

The Trafalgar Difference

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in London

    • Orientation of Borough Market and Greenwich

    • Visit the Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace. You will also have a choice of fantastic free museums to visit including the Tate and British Museum

    • View Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace

    • Scenic cruise on the Thames from the London Eye down to Greenwich

    • 3 day London Oyster card pass


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 full breakfasts.

    • 1 cream tea.

    • 3 dinners.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • 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

    • VIP entry to many sights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • 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


    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.


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Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 25 Reviews

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : I was very impresses with the knowledge, courtesy and skill shown by our guide while touring around the country. I was also very impressed with the skill of the driver handling the bus in some very tight spaces and a lot of heavy traffic.I also like the way Trafalgar tours are

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : The tour director, Tony, was simply amazing. He grew up in London and had worked as a taxi driver, so he was very familiar with the city. Tony provided us with the history of each area that we visited, and helped us experience the life of a Londoner. He pointed out unusual

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : Great eats,tours,stores,museums,guides,tour director and driver. Would have stayed longer if we knew about the burning of London celebration. A lot of bang for your bucks/pounds. Tony was right on it when asked about something and got right back to us.Product : Cannot say

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Tony was an experienced director trying to meet the needs of all the customers. As I had seen most of the sights last year on a different tour, the requested tour was cancelled but this was partly acceptable with the parts that I had not seen. The comments spoken by Tony was much appreciated

  • Trip:

    Service:

    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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