London: The City Experience with Martha Reed

with London extension
Oct 5-11, 2019 / 7 DAYS

Discover everything Great Britain’s most dynamic city has to offer.

London was once considered the capital of the world—and it shows. It has a history that stretches back 2,000 years, and a culture as rooted in the loc…

Your package includes

  • 5 nights in a well-located hotel
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners with beer or wine, including a signature farewell dinner experience and ride on the London Eye
  • Expert Tour Director
  • Sightseeing tour with a local guide
  • 4-day Tube pass
  • Private deluxe motor coach

Included highlights

Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, ride on the London Eye, Covent Garden, charming pubs & eclectic eateries

Tour pace

On this guided tour, you’ll walk for about 1.5 hours daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with few hills o…

Itinerary

Map of tour of England

Overnight Flight / 1 NIGHT

Oct 05: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to London today.

London / 5 NIGHTS

Oct 06: Arrival in London

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to London! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Oct 07: Sightseeing tour of London

Included meals: Breakfast

View the regal landmarks of England’s vibrant and cosmopolitan capital on a guided sightseeing tour.  • Pass the grand Trafalgar Square and Baroque-style St. Paul’s Cathedral, perched atop Ludgate Hill • See Westminster Abbey, the setting for royal coronations, weddings, and funerals • View icons like Big Ben, the London Eye, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London • Stop by Buckingham Palace, where you may catch the Changing of the Guard Enjoy a free afternoon in London or add an excursion.

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Windsor Castle
5 hours
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Led by a Blue Badge Guide, you’ll travel to Windsor for a guided tour of the world’s largest and longest-inhabited castle. Founded by William the Conqueror in 1070, Windsor has been the British Royal Family’s preferred retreat for the past 900 years. Step inside the State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel, where the Knights of the Garter ceremony takes place. View the exhibit of royal treasures on display within the castle. You’ll then have time to stroll through the town of Windsor and have a look at Eton College, a prestigious prep school attended by Princes William and Harry. Please note: Windsor Castle is occasionally closed when in use by the Royal Family; a visit to Henry VIII’s Hampton Court will be substituted when necessary. Additionally, St. George’s Chapel is closed to the public on Sundays.5 hours and departs in the afternoonSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 20 days before your tour departs.

Oct 08: Free day in London

Included meals: Breakfast

Get to know London on your own or add an excursion.

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Stonehenge & Salisbury
7 hours
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After a scenic drive through gently rolling countryside, arrive at Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of England’s most recognizable icons. Get an informative overview of the prehistoric site’s history at the visitor’s center before exploring the monument. Then, head to the nearby town of Salisbury to peruse the famed Salisbury Charter Market and visit Salisbury Cathedral, home to one of the four original copies of the Magna Carta.7 hours and departs in the morningSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 20 days before your tour departs.

Oct 09: Free day in London

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend the day exploring London on your own or add an excursion.

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Westminster Abbey & Afternoon Tea
5 hours
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Visit Westminster Abbey, the famous Gothic church near the Houses of Parliament. With a local guide leading the way, you’ll discover Westminster’s storied history. Learn about its service as a coronation church for the monarchy since 1066 and resting place of many important Britons, from Queen Elizabeth I to Isaac Newton and Charles Dickens. Then, sit down for afternoon tea in an elegant tasting room. Enjoy the classic English tradition accompanied by specialties like finger sandwiches, scones and clotted cream, and pastries. Please note: This excursion requires advance reservation and must be booked at least 20 days prior to departure.5 hours and departs in the afternoon with tea and snacksSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 20 days before your tour departs.

Oct 10: A ride on the London Eye & farewell dinner

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Explore London on your own today or add an excursion. This evening, take in spectacular views of the city’s skyline from the London Eye. Take a tour through the Covent Garden area of the West End before saying goodbye to your group at a farewell dinner.

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Tower of London & Thames River Cruise
6 hours
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Enter the Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its dark history of treason, imprisonment, and beheadings. With a local Blue Badge Guide leading the way, you’ll explore the nooks and crannies of this royal castle, seeing ancient coin collections, suits of armor, and the glittering Crown Jewels as you go. Later, step aboard a riverboat for a cruise down the Thames and take in views of the London skyline, Tower Bridge, Southbank, and more from the water.6 hours and departs in the morningSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 20 days before your tour departs.

Oct 11: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to continue exploring London.

Extension / Starting from $449 pp

London / 2 NIGHTS

A city that loves to be explored, London beckons with world-class (and often free) museums and galleries, quirky shops, outstanding restaurants, royal pageantry, charming neighborhoods, and an unconquered heritage of more than 2,000 years of history.

Oct 11: Free day in London

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend a free day exploring London at your own pace or add an excursion.

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London Home-Hosted Dinner
3 hours
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Join a local at their home in London to enjoy modern-day dishes and dine like a true Londoner. During this dinner, you’ll receive an authentic understanding of your host’s day-to-day life while learning about English culture and traditions from a new perspective.3 hours and evening with dinnerSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 20 days before your tour departs.

Oct 12: Free day in London

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy another full free day to explore the city on your own. This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Oct 13: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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