Travel & Tourism

London Explorer (5 Nights 6 Days)

Fri. 20 September 2019

7AM

England, London

free

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Activities Details / Description

Day 1 - Arrival

As this is going to be your first day of the trip, we have kept it light for you to start exploring the place on your own. Flights timings / Arrival timing by any other mode may wary . How ever , this package is
completely customizable . You can change hotel , change flight or even add activities by using
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Day 2 - London - London Thames River Evening Cruise / Royal London Sightseeing Tour with
Changing of the Guard Ceremony

Witness the beauty of London's highlights at dusk on this 2-hour evening cruise on the Thames River. Sip on a glass of sparkling wine and sink your teeth into a selection of moreish canaps as you glide past a host of top London attractions. Get up close to the likes of Big Ben, the London Eye and St Paul's Cathedral. See the Shard, the Gherkin and other recent additions to London's famous skyline, as well as history-steeped sights such as the Tower of London.

Make your own way to Westminster Pier in central London in the early evening, and hop aboard your cruise boat. Then, take a seat on the open-air upper deck, or settle into one of the window-side seats in the fully heated lower saloon area.

Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony:

This Royal Tour of London takes in many of the royal highlights of London, including Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton, where married on April 29, 2011. You will also see Kensington Palace, where Diana, Princess of Wales, lived. Finally, you will experience the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace, then spend the afternoon exploring London at your leisure.

Your morning tour of London begins with a panoramic drive up to Kensington Palace, once home to Princess Diana. Pop in your state-of-the-art Vox headphones as your tour starts and listen to your guide talking clearly about each site. Nearby you will see the stunning Royal Albert Hall - where famous London concerts are hosted, and the historic Albert Memorial.

Day 3 - London

Windsor Castle Admission with Transport from London
Duration: 5 Hrs

Explore Windsor Castle independently on a day trip from London, and hear its incredible history from an audio guide! While walking around at your own pace, visit rooms like the State Apartments and see
Queen Mary's Dolls House. Learn about King Henry VIII, who once lived in the castle, and see his final
resting place inside St George's Chapel before returning to London.
Board your luxury coach in Victoria, central London, and travel west out of the capital to Windsor - a
well-heeled little town that's best known as the home of Windsor Castle - the official residence of the
Queen. Blanketing an area of 13 acres (5 hectares), the castle grounds cover an impressive list of sights to see, like St George's Chapel, Queen Mary's Doll House and the plush State Apartments.

Head inside with your entrance ticket and explore at your own pace, learning about the castle's history that steeped into its stones. Pick up an audio guide, and listen to entertaining commentary as you amble around; learn about Sir Edwin Lutyets, the British architect who created Queen Mary's Dolls House for the young monarch in the early 1920s, and hear about the different monarchs who furnished
the impressive State Apartments according to their tastes.

Admire priceless work of art by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt, and explore St George's Chapel to discover the final resting place of various monarchs including King Henry VIII - one of the more flamboyant characters that have lived in the castle.

The Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place daily, so you can try to catch it while exploring the town. Usually accompanied by a military band, soldiers march up the high street to Windsor Castle in colorful red tunics and bearskin hats, representing the pomp and ceremony (some say eccentricity of the British Royal Family.

Meet your guide at the prearranged time and travel back to London in the comfort of your luxury coach. Your day trip finishes in the neighborhood of Kensington, central London, in the early evening.

Day 4 - London

Leeds Castle Private Viewing, Canterbury and Greenwich Day Trip from London
Duration: 11 Hrs

Spend a day touring the highlights of Kent on this day trip from London. Enjoy an exclusive private
viewing of beautiful Leeds Castle, visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Canterbury Cathedral, see the
White Cliffs of Dover and visit the historic city of Greenwich, all while enjoying informative commentary
from an expert guide. End with a relaxing sunset cruise along the Thames River.

Board a coach at the Victoria Coach Station or your London hotel and relax on the 1-hour drive south to
Leeds Castle. Built in 1119 as a Norman stronghold, Leeds Castle is beautifully situated on an island in a
lake.

Enjoy a private viewing of this famous castle before it opens to the public. Learn how the property has
changed hands and transformed over the years, from a 13th-century royal palace for King Edward I to the residence of Henry VII's first wife, Catherine of Aragon, in the 16th century all the way up to the last
private owner, American heiress Lady Baillie, who is credited for the castle's remarkable preservation and redecoration.

Following a guide, explore the galleries, bedrooms, chapel, banquet hall and courtyards. Then take time to explore the surrounding gardens, walk around the lake and find your way through the famous maze.

Re-board the coach for a coastal drive to the White Cliffs of Dover, a chalky cliff face that lines part of
the English Channel. As you'll learn, these cliffs are symbolic throughout Britain, as they were the entry
point for past war invasions and formed the first sight of England for travelers coming from Continental
Europe.

Drive up and over the cliffs to Canterbury. Here you'll visit Canterbury Cathedral, one of the most
important Christian churches in the world and today a UNESCO World Heritage site. Immortalized by
Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales, this striking Gothic church is nearly 1,700 years old!

After a guided tour of the cathedral, enjoy free time to explore the old town and have lunch at one of the many cafes or restaurants (own expense).

Continue your journey to the city of Greenwich, notable for its maritime history and as the birthplace of
many English rulers from the House of Tudor. Take a walking tour to learn about Greenwich's history,
architecture, palaces and parks.

Arriving back in London in the evening, hop on a boat and savor the views on a relaxing sunset cruise
along the Thames River. Have your camera ready as you pass top London attractions including Tower
Bridge and the Tower of London against the sparkling city skyline.
Arrive at Embankment Pier to conclude your trip.

Day 5 - London

Independent Stonehenge and Bath Afternoon Tour from London
Duration: 11 Hrs 30 mins

Sit back and relax as you travel by luxury air conditioned coach from London to the UNESCO World
Heritage-listed city of Bath. On your way, discover the iconic prehistoric stone formation of Stonehenge. Spend a full afternoon exploring Bath, and take advantage of the opportunity to see the ancient Roman
Baths or the Jane Austen Center.

After pickup from your central London hotel, travel by luxury air-conditioned coach to Stonehenge
(included). Hear interesting facts about this World Heritage Site from your expert guide and explore it
independently. Discover the intriguing significance of this mystic prehistoric monument. Its origins date
back nearly 5,000 years and it has been home to pagan religion and spiritual worship.

Next, head to the city of Bath, a famous English city in Somerset, 97 miles (156 km) from London. Bath
offers fabulous restaurants, tea houses and classic British pubs. Take some time on your own to enjoy a delicious lunch. Then, spend the afternoon discovering this UNESCO World Heritage-listed beautiful
Georgian city famous for its delightful terraces and impressive architecture.

You'll also have the opportunity to explore more sites independently, including the Roman Baths, built
nearly 2,000 years ago. Visit Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge, which overlooks the River Avon. Take a
tour of the Jane Austen Center featuring permanent exhibitions about the world famous author who lived in Bath. After your afternoon tour, enjoy a relaxing drive back to London.

Upgrade to include the Roman Baths
Roman Baths are one of the largest tourist attractions in South West London. The baths are the best
preserved Roman Spa from the ancient world. Learn about the history of the baths and how centuries
later, the baths were still a destinations for those who wanted to 'take to the waters.'

Day 6 - London
Departure :

This is your last day of the Tour. We advise that you should plan your activities for this day depending on your flight timing. In case you feel like exploring a local market or take an activity, customize the package.