London – 10 Day
Date: Monday, August 21 to Thursday, August 31, 2023
Departes: 12 noon from Boston
Meals: Breakfast each morning, except day of arrival 2, three-course dinners in local pub and restaurant in L
DAY 1 USA / LONDON, ENGLAND: Depart on your overnight flight to London.
DAY 2 ARRIVE LONDON: Welcome to London! After collecting your bags, you will meet with your transfer driver in the arrival’s hall and shortly afterwards, your private transfer will depart and make its way towards your London hotel.
PLEASE NOTE: Check-in at London hotels is normally 2:00pm. The hotel will try to accommodate earlier arrival, but this is not guaranteed. The remainder of your day and evening are at leisure in London. (B)
DAY 3 LONDON: Enjoy breakfast before departing on a full-day of sightseeing in London. Your guided tour will include views of London landmarks such as Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben), Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, The Shard, and others. Visit the Tower of London, where the Beefeaters guard the dazzling Crown Jewels, and where you will gain excellent views of Tower Bridge from the Medieval Palace. Enjoy an Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Thames. Visit Westminster Abbey, a must-see and a significant structure in British history. This beautiful gothic church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site popular with many visitors to London. Complete with paintings, stained glass windows and other religious artefacts, Westminster Abbey owns the most important collection of monumental sculpture anywhere in Britain. Later, return to your hotel for overnight. This evening enjoy dinner in a local pub or restaurant within walking distance of the hotel. (B/D)
DAY 4 WINDSOR: Enjoy breakfast. Depart on a half-day excursion to Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world, and the Queen’s favorite residence. Subject to opening restrictions, you may see the State Apartments, St. London, within walking distance of the hotel.George’s Chapel, and Queen Mary’s Doll’s House. Afterwards, visit the charming old town to peruse some of the boutiques and cafes. Return to London where the remainder of your day is at leisure. (B)
DAY 5 STONEHENGE & BATH: Enjoy breakfast. Afterwards, depart on a full-day excursion to Stonehenge and Bath. Your first stop will be to visit Stonehenge, arguably the most famous prehistoric site in Europe, it inspires wonder at the effort it must have taken to drag the enormous stones over the land and erect them in circles. Onwards to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, often regarded as one of the loveliest cities in all of England. From its beginnings as a Roman camp in the first century AD, Bath developed through troubled centuries to emerge in the 1700?s as a fashionable “spa” resort. Some of England’s bestpreserved Georgian architecture is housed here, together with fascinating relics of earlier eras. You will tour the Roman Baths that were discovered in an excellent state of preservation near to Bath Abbey church and see the magnificent Palladian architecture for which the city is renowned (seen at its best in the Circus and the Royal Crescent). Later, return to London for overnight. (B)
DAY 6 EXCURSION TO OXFORD: Enjoy breakfast. Depart from London and make your way towards Oxford, home to England’s oldest university, where you may take a walk through the impressive buildings that are still home to the university’s main ceremonial and educational functions. Visit Christ Church Cathedral, the smallest cathedral in England and the seat of the Bishop of Oxford. It is unique in serving not only as a cathedral but as the chapel of Christ Church College. Afterwards, depart and return to London for overnight. (B)
DAY 7 LONDON AT LEISURE: Enjoy breakfast followed by a full-day at leisure in London. (B)
DAY 8 LONDON AT LEISURE: Enjoy breakfast followed by a full-day at leisure in London. (B)
DAY 9 LONDON AT LEISURE: Enjoy breakfast followed by a full-day at leisure in London. This evening, enjoy dinner in a local restaurant within walking distance of your hotel. (B/D)
DAY 10 LONDON / USA: After breakfast in the hotel, you will have a private group transfer to your London airport for your return flight to the USA. (B)