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Embark on an unforgettable journey starting and concluding in the captivating city of London! Immerse yourself in the rich culture and heritage of England with our immersive 8-day Winter London Exploration. This comprehensive tour will take you through the vibrant city of London, as well as three other mesmerizing destinations within England. With the London Explorer (Winter, 8 Days) itinerary, your tour package encompasses top-notch accommodation, the guidance of an expert tour guide, delicious meals, convenient transportation, and a host of other incredible experiences. Get ready to create cherished memories and delve into the heart of England’s captivating charm on this remarkable adventure.
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Embark on an extraordinary London journey where history truly comes alive. Prepare for an enchanting experience as you witness the grandeur of Windsor Castle and immerse yourself in the iconic Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Indulge in the scenic delights of a captivating river cruise to Greenwich, where you can witness life unfolding along the water. Feel the vibrant energy and immerse yourself in the rich heritage of one of London’s oldest markets, the legendary Borough Market. Brace yourself for a royal time filled with unforgettable moments, as you delve into the fascinating history and vibrant spirit of this incredible city.
Discover the wonders both within and around London as you immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythm of a city that celebrates its unique pomp and pageantry. Delight in the freedom to explore this captivating city at your own pace, embracing the diverse experiences it has to offer. Later in the evening, join your esteemed Travel Director and fellow adventurers for a warm Welcome Reception, marking the commencement of your grand exploration of London. Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey filled with unforgettable moments as you uncover the hidden treasures and iconic landmarks that make this city truly remarkable.
In and around Windsor, StonehengeRegal traditions and ancient monuments take centre stage today as we embark on a full-day excursion from London. Our first stop sees us delve into the history of the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe – the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge. Then enjoy some free time for lunch before visiting Windsor Castle, one of the King’s elegant homes, including the superb Georgian State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel.
Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.
Ease into London’s energetic pace before embarking on an included sightseeing tour with your Travel Director, which features Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. See the stately Changing of the Guard before your sightseeing tour finishes in central London. Spend the rest of the day enjoying a slice of London culture, or join an Optional Experience to the St. Paul’s Cathedral and Tower of London to see the magnificent Crown Jewels and meet the Yeoman Wardens of Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress.
Saunter past the buzzing stalls of Borough Market, London’s most renowned food market which has been feeding locals for centuries. Dive Into Culture and rub shoulders with the locals who buy the best of British produce here. Spend the rest of the day visiting London’s extraordinary museums, many of which are free to visit. Use your London travel pass to traverse the length and breadth of the city. Perhaps visit the British Museum, whose global treasures are symbolic of the extent of the Empire in centuries past, or the Imperial War Museum, sharing the story of modern warfare from World War I to today. This evening you’ll enjoy dinner and Connect With Locals at an exclusive Be My Guest experience.
Imagine the kings and queens who have glided gracefully up the 13th-century mosaic floor of Westminster Abbey. We’ll have an opportunity to explore this architectural wonder on a guided visit with a Local Specialist. Find out why this church lost its cathedral status and pay your respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. Later, visit Kensington Palace and Dive Into Culture, gaining insights into the lives of the Royal Family. Tour the Royal Palace, which was once home to Diana, Princess of Wales, and now houses the private apartments of her son Prince William and his wife Kate. Indulge in a delicious English cream tea in The Pavillion surrounded by beautiful formal gardens before returning to your hotel.
In and around Greenwich. Enjoy one last full day in the lively city streets of London. Consider taking a trip up the Shard – Europe’s tallest building, admire England’s proud history reflected in its monuments to great men and victories, or see the treasures of the British Library. This afternoon meet with your Travel Director and travel companions for a leisurely cruise down the Thames to Greenwich. Sail under the famous Tower Bridge before enjoying a Farewell Dinner at a historic pub and toast to your unforgettable week.
Bid adieu to the bustling city of London and the cherished companions you’ve made along the way, as you embark on your journey back home, carrying with you the memories of an unforgettable holiday in one of the world’s most magnificent cities. As you prepare for departure, relish the final moments of your stay and reminisce about the captivating experiences you’ve had. For your convenience, airport transfers to the various London airports are available for purchase, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free conclusion to your remarkable adventure. Cherish the memories and the magic of London as you head towards your next destination, taking with you the spirit of this extraordinary city.