England & London in 3 days - Royals, Romans and Rulers
England & London in 3 days - Royals, Romans and Rulers
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- Short break package to help you to enjoy the best of London
- Fantastic hand picked 3* or 4* London City Centre hotels
- Two nights hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis
- Attractions (Tickets Included) : Tower of London, Hop on Hop off 24 hour bus tour, walking tour, Thames River cruise and Kensington Palace
- Fully guided day trip to Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge
This package has been designed to enable you to enjoy a stay and save money in a quality London hotel, together with 3 days sightseeing and 2 nights accommodation included. The itinerary below is an example of how to make the most of your short stay. The fully guided day trip to Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge will be day 2, then days 1 and 3 with the attraction tickets you will have the opportunity to enjoy the fantastic selection of attractions this amazing city has to offer.
3* The Reem Hotel, 50-51 Prince's Square, London W2 4PX (Standard)
4* Park City Grand Plaza Kensington, 18-30 Lexham Gardens, Kensington, London W8 5JE (Upgrade)
Day 1 - Key Attractions Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament
With your package you have a 24 hour Hop on Hop off Bus tour included. Use your bus tour on day 1 for travel in London (with sightseeing commentary) and then towards the end of the day enjoy a river cruise (included with your bus ticket) from the Tower of London to Houses of Parliament.
Morning - Hop on Hop off Bus and St.Pauls Cathedral
Climb aboard your London sightseeing bus for the journey to St.Paul's Cathedral. Designed by Sir Chistopher Wren and built between 1675-1710, the Cathedral sits on Ludgate Hill, the highest point of the City of London. For those wanting to explore inside: Discover tombs and memorials, check the acoustics in the Whispering Gallery and climb the Golden Gallery. St.Pauls has been home to many events including the funeral of Winston Churchill and the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.
Lunch - Explore one of London’s Hidden Gems.
At the Inns of Court between the Embankment and Fleet Street you can enter a fascinating world of Georgian squares, small courts with fountains and gardens and narrow alleyways free from the bustling crowds where most visitors go. Almost hidden away from curious eyes is the late 12th century Temple Church, built by the Knights Templar. This quiet area is an ideal stop for lunch away from the crowds. Try The Old Bank of England at the west end of Fleet Street or The Old Cock Tavern a few doors further down.
Afternoon - Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress
Standing on the banks of the Thames is the majestic Tower of London. Over the years it has been a Royal Palace, prison, place of execution, Royal menagerie and home of the Crown Jewels. Built on the orders of William the Conqueror from 1078 to establish his power over recently invaded England and now a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of London's most popular attractions.
Directly outside the Tower you will find the pier for your sightseeing cruise. End the day sailing down the Thames from the Tower of London to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, passing many of London's most famous sites on the way.
Day 2 - Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge
This is a fully guided day trip with a professional guide. All entrances included.
Royals, Romans & Ruins. Discover many aspects of our long and illustrious past. You will visit Royal Windsor Castle and discover a montage of monarchs from Saxons and Normans to our present-day Queen; then travel to the delightful city of Bath forever linked to the ancient Romans and those opulent Georgian playboys; and venture to the world famous ruins at Stonehenge heading further back in time to prehistoric cultures and mysterious civilisations.
Day 3 - Royal Palaces, Churches & Changing of the Guard
Morning - Royal Palaces and Changing of the Guard
In one small area you will find a cluster of Royal Palaces that provide a London home for the monarchy and for Kings and Queens over several centuries. Beginning with the 16th century St James's Palace, next door is 19th century Clarence House and then make your way down The Mall to Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the Queen. From here you can see the wonderful sight of the Queen's Household Cavalry Changing of the Guard.
After the ceremony walk through delightful St James's park, pass Horseguards Parade and onto Whitehall to see 10 Downing Street. Continue down Whitehall until you see Big Ben and Houses of Parliament on your left before you arrive at Westminster Abbey, the very location of Royal Coronations, marriages and burials. See the coronation chair, the tomb of Elizabeth I, find graves and memorials to Chaucer, Dickens, Darwin and Newton.
Lunch - London's West End
A short walk from Westminster to another world!! Theatres, Chinatown, Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. With food from all over the world to taste and enjoy
Afternoon - The Home of Princes Diana, and the future King
For the afternoon we visit Kensington Palace. The house has been a Royal home for over three centuries and is the official residence of Prince William and Princess Catherine, along with Prince Harry. It's long association with Diana, Princess of Wales began with her marriage to Prince Charles and remained her official residence up until her untimely death in 1997.
For visitors to Kensington Palace there are visual displays, interactive experiences and a whole host of antique furniture and opulent rooms to visit around every corner.
- Two nights London City Centre Hotel accommodation. Based on twin/double room, all rooms ensuite. Bed & Breakfast basis
- Fully guided day trip to Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge. Entry included to Windsor Castle, Roman Baths and Stonehenge Centre
- Tickets to top London Attractions: Tower of London, 24 hour Hop on Hop off Bus, Thames River Cruise and Kensington Palace. (*Please check individual attraction websites to ensure opening times fit your schedule*).
Please note - This package does not incldue a guide for the London sightseeing aspect. Your 24 hour Hop on Hop off Bus ticket comes with commentary.