London Explorer

London Explorer

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London Explorer

8 Days Starting and ending in London

Visiting: London, Stonehenge, Greenwich

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

LONKZN19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 54

Physical rating:

Low

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

UK tours by Coach

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Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of London with the "London Explorer" tour. This meticulously crafted experience invites you to delve into the rich tapestry of London's history, culture, and iconic landmarks alongside a Local Specialist. From the ancient mystery of Stonehenge and the regal splendor of Windsor Castle to the architectural marvels of Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace, every day promises a new adventure. Enjoy a scenic cruise on the Thames from the London Eye to Greenwich, savor the flavors of Borough Market, and choose from a plethora of fantastic free museums, including the Imperial War Museum and the British Museum. With luxury coach transportation, cherry-picked hotels, and an included Oyster Card for convenient travel across the city, this tour offers an unparalleled exploration of London's most cherished sights. Whether you're a history buff, a foodie, or simply in love with London, this tour is designed to create lasting memories and a deep connection with one of the world's most vibrant cities.

Highlights

  • Explore London with a Local Specialist

  • Discover Borough Market and Greenwich

  • Visit Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, Kensington Palace, and a choice of fantastic free museums including the Imperial War Museum and the British Museum

  • View Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace

  • Scenic Cruise on the Thames from the London Eye to Greenwich

  • Tickets London Oyster Card (Public Transport) pass

Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To London

Location: London

Accommodation: The Tower

Accommodation Name: The Tower Hotel London

Meals Included: Dinner

Embrace the pomp and pageantry of a city that marches to its very own vibrant tune – yours to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers later this evening for a Welcome Reception to kick-start your grand exploration of London.

Day 2: Journey To Prehistoric Stonehenge And Windsor

Location: Stonehenge

Accommodation: The Tower

Accommodation Name: The Tower Hotel London

Meals Included: Breakfast

Regal 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.

Day 3: London Your Way

Location: London

Accommodation: The Tower

Accommodation Name: The Tower Hotel London

Meals Included: Breakfast

Armed with your travel pass, London truly is your oyster. Your Travel Director will give you suggestions on how to make the most of your full day at leisure. Walk through 'The City' exploring the oldest part of London – the imposing dome of Christopher Wren's St. Paul's Cathedral, Leadenhall Market's ornate façades and the Tower of London, with its grim history and extraordinary royal heritage. Pay tribute to Admiral Nelson in Trafalgar Square and wander down The Mall to Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the UK's sovereigns since 1837. Alternatively, consider a full-day Optional Experience to the enchanting Cotswolds, visiting Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, with a stop in the university town of Oxford to admire the towering spires of cathedrals, churches and colleges.

Day 4: Discover Multicultural London

Location: London

Accommodation: The Tower

Accommodation Name: The Tower Hotel London

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 5 : Experience London’S Markets And Museums

Location: London

Accommodation: The Tower

Accommodation Name: The Tower Hotel London

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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.

Day 6 : Explore Westminster Abbey And Kensington Palace

Location: London

Accommodation: The Tower

Accommodation Name: The Tower Hotel London

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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.

Day 7: Cruise The Thames To Greenwich

Location: Greenwich

Accommodation: The Tower

Accommodation Name: The Tower Hotel London

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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 taste of sustainable London Gin at the Old Royal Naval College during a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experience. Toast to your unforgettable week on a Farewell Dinner at a historic pub.

Day 8: Cheerio London!

Location: London

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, say a fond farewell to London and your newfound friends as you prepare to return home after a memorable holiday in one of the world's greatest cities.

What's Included

  • Expert Travel Director and Professional Driver

    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver to guide you through your journey.

  • Local Host Services in London

    The services of a Trafalgar Local Host when you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel.

  • Cherry-Picked Hotels

    Stay in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted for a comfortable and relaxing stay.

  • Gratuities and Taxes

    All porterage and restaurant gratuities, as well as all hotel tips, charges, and local taxes are taken care of.

  • Meals

    Enjoy breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals during the tour.

  • Sightseeing and Extras

    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras included to enhance your experience.

  • Audio Headsets

    Audio headsets provided for flexible sightseeing.

  • Luxury Coach with Wi-Fi

    Travel in comfort in a luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys).

  • Optional Experiences and Free Time

    Enjoy optional experiences and free time to explore at your own pace.

  • London Oyster Card

    Tickets for the London Oyster Card (Public Transport) pass included for convenient travel around the city.

What's Not Included

  • International Airfare

    International airfare is not included with this tour.

  • Airport Transfers

    Airport transfers are not included.

Mode of Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

Accommodation

Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

Check out our Q&As

  • What type of accommodation is provided?

    The tour provides cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted for a comfortable and relaxing stay.

  • Are there any exclusions I should be aware of?

    Yes, the exclusions include international airfare and airport transfers.

  • Are gratuities included?

    Yes, all porterage and restaurant gratuities, as well as all hotel tips, charges, and local taxes are taken care of.

  • What transportation is used during the tour?

    The tour uses a luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys).

  • What are the highlights of the London Explorer tour?

    The highlights of the London Explorer tour include exploring London with a Local Specialist, discovering Borough Market and Greenwich, visiting Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, Kensington Palace, and a choice of fantastic free museums including the Imperial War Museum and the British Museum, viewing Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace, scenic cruise on the Thames from the London Eye to Greenwich, and tickets for the London Oyster Card (Public Transport) pass.

  • What are the optional experiences available?

    The tour offers optional experiences and free time to explore at your own pace.

  • Is there a local host service included?

    Yes, the services of a Trafalgar Local Host are included when you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel.

  • Does the tour include meals?

    Yes, the tour includes breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals during the tour.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

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Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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