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6 days London Daytripper 2024

Make London your home away from home

Enjoy the perfect combination of stay and play. On this innovative tour, make yourself at home in London, then venture out on incredible day trips to must-see attractions and experiences in southern England.

Day Location Description
1 London Tour | Tower of London Your tour departs from your hotel at 2:00 PM. Head out on a panoramic tour of London, taking in the sights of this magnificent city: Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, and so much more. Visit the Tower of London, once a royal residence and an infamous prison. See the Crown Jewels, the guardian Beefeaters with their Tudor-era regalia, and the ravens that tradition says protect the Crown and the Tower. Share a welcome drink with your group at your hotel, and then your evening is free to dine independently.
2 Stonehenge | Windsor Castle Travel to Stonehenge to view one of England’s most mysterious landmarks. Created between 3000 BC and 2000 BC, these massive stone monoliths each stand 13 feet high, seven feet wide, and weigh approximately 25 tons. Depart for Windsor and enjoy a panoramic tour of this charming town on the River Thames. Visit Windsor Castle, the official residence of the King. Built in the 11th century, it is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. Marvel at its architecture, sumptuously appointed apartments, and extensive art collection. Head back to London, where you’ll have a free evening to explore the city as you wish. (B)
3 Greenwich Sightseeing | Cruise Discover Greenwich, a scenic riverside borough of London, on a panoramic tour followed by free time for independent exploration. Greenwich is famed for its important role in maritime history and the Greenwich Meridian, which gives Greenwich Mean Time its name. The Cutty Sark, an old tea clipper ship, and the National Maritime Museum are in the area, along with cafes and a historic market. Next, take a scenic cruise on the River Thames to Westminster; glide past London landmarks like Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge, and the London Eye. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you wish: sightsee, shop, or even take a trip to the theatre. (B)
4 Oxford | Stratford-upon-Avon Explore Oxford on a guided walking tour with your tour director, discovering this city and the famed university, founded in the 12th century. Next, drive through the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, past the charming thatched-roof cottages and English gardens nestled along the route, as you head to Stratford-upon-Avon. Enjoy some free time for lunch before visiting Shakespeare’s Birthplace, a museum exploring The Bard’s early years and life in the 16th century. Return to London, where you are free to explore as you wish for the evening. (B)
5 Canterbury Cathedral | Leeds Castle Visit Canterbury Cathedral, one of the oldest and most important Christian structures in England, famed for its beauty as well as its historic and literary importance. Journey on to Leeds Castle in Kent, once owned by an Anglo-American heiress, who transformed the Castle into one of the most desirable country houses of the 20th century. Return to London for a farewell dinner with your group. (B | D)
6 Tour Ends in London Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)