Duration: 8 hours
Start your tour at Windsor to see the largest and oldest Castle in the world, a royal residence for over 900 years. Enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch in an "old world pub" overlooking the Castle.
After lunch you will return to London for a panoramic tour of the city - passing The House of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and much more.
All venues are closed on Christmas Day, you will see them from the outside only. ... read more »
Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes
Why not have Christmas lunch aboard the Millennium Thames cruiser and experience the sights of London from the river while enjoying your traditional Christmas lunch.
Lunch Menu (subject to change at any time without notice):
- Welcome drink on arrival
- Three course traditional Christmas Lunch, including roast turkey with herb and onion stuffing, bacon rolls and chipolatas, roast potatoes and a selection of vegetables. Vegetarian option is available.
- White and dark chocolate gateaux with cream, mince pies, coffee and mints
- Seasonal decorations and a Christmas cracker
Duration: 9 - 9.5 hours
Spend Boxing Day exploring in the Cotswolds, discovering some of the prettiest villages including Great Tew, Bourton on Water, Moreton in Marsh. A traditional English lunch will be served in a pub in one of the villages.
Great Tew. When you think of a typical Cotswolds village Great Tew must be it. The thatched roofs of the cottages and the local pub and post office give the village an atmosphere of times gone by.
Bourton on the Water is often described as the Venice of the Cotswolds because of the bridges that span the crystal clear River Windrush which meanders through the center of this quintessentially English country village.
Moreton in Marsh located at the head of the beautiful Evenlode Valley, Moreton is a thriving market town, dating back 1,000 years to the Saxon era. ... read more »
Duration: 9 - 9.5 hours
A warm welcome awaits you at medieval Warwick Castle. You will be able to visit the Waxwork exhibition, which depicts life in the castle over the centuries, the State Apartments, dungeons, and the rampart walk with its magnificent views over the river and surrounding countryside. After a tour of the castle, you will enjoy a traditional English lunch.
On to Stratford-Upon-Avon, home of the world's greatest playwright - William Shakespeare. There will be a photo stop at Ann Hathaway's Cottage and Shakespeare's Birthplace.
Traveling through the picturesque Cotswolds you will arrive in Oxford. Oxford is a vibrant, multi-cultural city full of history and heritage, and is known as "the City of Dreaming Spires". It is home to the oldest English speaking university in the world, renowned museums, charming shops and cafes, beautiful gardens and much more.
In Oxford you will take a walking tour through the streets, passing many of the famous colleges, and visit Christchurch where much of Harry Potter has been filmed. ... read more »
Duration: 9 - 9.5 hours
En-route to Leeds Castle, you will pass through Greenwich, which has a wealth of maritime history. You will see the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Naval College and the Old Royal Observatory.
Enjoy a traditional 3 course lunch with wine, served in the castle's Fairfax Hall in Leeds Castle. The Castle was described by Lord Conway as "The loveliest castle in the world" and spanning the centuries, it has had many lady owners so is now sometimes referred to as the "Ladies Castle".
After a tour of the castle, there will be time to explore the grounds where you will find the "Lady Baillie Garden" with views over the lake, an aviary and maze.
In the afternoon, you will continue to Canterbury. Canterbury Cathedral is the most important church within the worldwide Anglican faith. You will be amazed by its stunning architecture, dating back over 900 years.
Finally, to Dover to see the famous white chalk cliffs and Dover Castle, overlooking the busy harbor and the English Channel. Enjoy the fresh sea air before returning to London. ... read more »
Duration: 9 - 9.5 hours
Start your tour at Windsor where you will have the opportunity to take photographs of the famous Windsor Castle.
Continue to Stonehenge where you can view the ancient stone circle, which was erected between 3,000BC and 1,600BC. Stonehenge remains a place of wonder and mystery. Who were the people who built it? Why did they build it? This 5,000 year old mystery confounds experts and visitors to this day.
Next travel to Salisbury, where you will see one of England's finest medieval cathedrals. Construction on the Cathedral started in 1220 and took 38 years to complete. It boasts the highest spire in England at 404 feet (123 meters). Lunch in Salisbury is included.
After lunch, travel to Bath, a spectacularly beautiful city which stands on the River Avon. The city's compactness and striking architecture of Roman baths and sweeping Georgian terraces, combine to produce one of the most elegant sights in Europe. Here you will have a walking tour highlighting some of the buildings for which Bath is famous; the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge. the Roman Baths and the spectacular Bath Abbey. ... read more »
Skip The Lines! Book your VIP ticket for the Tutankhamun and The Golden Age of the Pharaohs Exhibition ahead of time to take advantage of jumping the queue. Don't waste time waiting in lines on vacation!
Marking the first time the treasures of King Tutankhamun have visited London in over 30 years, an extensive exhibition of more than 130 artifacts from the tomb of the celebrated Pharaoh and other Valley of the Kings ancestors will visit London from 15 November 2007. London is the only European city to host the treasures.
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs is a collection of artifacts from the tomb of King Tutankhamun and other ancient royals. The exhibition is organized into 11 different galleries in the "bubble" at Londons O2 complex, and takes guests on a chronological journey of King Tutankhamun's period in the 18th dynasty.
Unlike the 1970's exhibition, which drew 1.8 million visitors to the British Museum, the current exhibition includes objects from King Tutankhamun's ancestors and relatives. Key items include King Tutankhamun's Royal Diadem (crown), King Tutankhamun's Coffinette, Tjuya's S-rcophagous (thought to be King Tutankhamun's grandmother), and many other priceless treasures and jewelry. All objects in the exhibition date back to the 18th dynasty and are more than 3,300 years old. The London exhibition marks the final time any objects from King Tutankhamun's tomb will travel outside of Egypt. So, don't miss this unique opportunity! ... read more »
Duration: 4 hours
Join a London Bicycle Tour and take a ride to London's finest antiques market - Portobello Road Market. On the way to the Notting Hill market you will stop to see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace (subject to operation).
After the famous procession has ended, you will continue to cycle though London's green corridor - St James's Park, Green Park and Hyde Park - bearly a car in site!
On arrival at Portobello Road Market you will park the bikes and meander with the crowds past the hundreds of stalls. Pick up a bargain or two and grab a bite to eat from one of the varied foreign food stalls. Keep your eyes open you might recognize some of the famous film locations of recent years such as Notting Hill. You will spend approxiimately 1 hour at the markets. ... read more »