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London: 8 Day Tour

United Kingdom

London: 8 Day Tour

United Kingdom

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Destination: United KingdomType: EducationalSubject: General

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This tour of London hits all the highlights: Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London. Students can also explore London's great neighbourhoods such as Soho, Covent Garden and Notting Hill for a real taste of London life. Stroll among the city’s famous parks, tour one of the world-class museums and take in the spectacular views from the famous London Eye. See the ancient side of England with a trip to the Roman Baths and the mysterious Stonehenge.

Highlights

  • Visit to Buckingham Palace
  • Visit to the Tower of London
  • Visit to Stonehenge
  • SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1

Board your overnight flight for London

Day 2

Guided Tour of London

Experience a half day guided walking tour of London which will include famous landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. 

Enjoy a Trip on the London Eye

Take a turn on this fascinating landmark, the largest Ferris wheel in all of Europe, enjoying a fantastic view out across the city from the bank of the River Thames.

Overnight in London

Day 3

Visit to Buckingham Palace

Throw yourself into the pageantry of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, both the office and London residence of Her Majesty the Queen. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today, patrolled by the famously regimented Queen's Guard. 

Audio Tour of the British Museum

Get lost in this amazing museum which houses a collection of seven million objects representing the rich history of human cultures and mirrors the city of London's global variety. 

Visit to the Tate Modern Gallery

Travel down the river to this impressive gallery housed in the former Bankside Power Station. The gallery is a spectacular display of international modern art, dating back from the 1900's to the present day. 

Overnight in London

Day 4

Visit to the Tower of London

Take the Underground to visit this breathtaking landmark, one that has served a variety of functions in its time, being utilized as everything from a royal palace to a prison. 

Tour of the National Gallery

This magnificent gallery features one of the world's greatest collections of Western European paintings. Artists from Giotto, of the late thirteeth century, to Picasso, of the early twentieth, are all represented in this skillfully arranged collections. 

Leisure Time in London

The rest of the day is yours to spend how you see fit, shopping at the fashionable London boutiques, having an extravagent dinner of continuing to take in the sights and sounds of the city. 

Overnight in London

Day 5

Transfer to Windsor

Visit to Windsor Castle

Together with Buckingham Palace in London and Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, this castle is one of the three principal official residences of Queen Elizabeth II, and a beautiful piece of architecture ripe for experience. 

Visit to Eton College for Boys

This prestigious school has hosted many of Britain's most illustrious personalities, including the current Prime Minister. Experience its magnificent grounds and learn about the school's fascinating history. 

Cruise on the River Thames

This 40 minute river boat cruise takes you down the famous River Thames, twisting and winding throughout central London for a truly relaxing and scenic experience.

Visit to Stonehenge

This famous landmark remains shrouded in mystery to this day. Was it a temple for sun worship, a healing centre, a burial site or perhaps a huge calendar? How did our ancestors manage to carry the mighty stones from so far away and then, using only the most primitive of tools, build this amazing structure? While these questions may never be answered, the wonderment of this site will remain throughout history. 

Transfer to Bath

Overnight in Bath

Day 6

Visit to Number 1 Royal Crescent

This magnificently restored town house attempts to recreate a picture of life in Georgian Bath. This authentic residence imitates the old city, which was once a hub of activity in ancient times. 

Tour of the Roman Baths

The heart of this World Heritage Site, the Roman Baths give you a sense of how this wonderful city earned its title. Here, around Britain's only hot spring, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex that still flows with natural hot water. See the water's source and walk the same path the Romans once did on the ancient stone pavements around the steaming pool. 

Walking Tour of Oxford

This tour gives you a sense of one of the oldest and most storied areas of England. The highlight of your experience is the Bodleian Libraries, the oldest in the whole of Europe. 

Transfer to Stratford

Overnight in Stratford

Day 7

Walking Tour of Stratford

This town is regarded as one of Britain's most important cultural centres, known as the birthplace of none other than William Shakespeare, considered the greatest playwrite in the English language. Here you will be able to walk around the city where the famous author was born, and visit all five houses in which he lived and was inspired to create his prolific work. 

Transfer to London

Overnight in London

Day 8

Transfer to Airport for Return Flight

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