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Key Features
Tour type: Coach Tour
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Tour feature: Full sightseeing programme - no extra excursion costs!
Starting: Central London
Tour Highlights
Towns and Cities: Bath, Canterbury, London, Portsmouth
  1. Day 1 Arrival and Independent London Sightseeing

    Arriving in London make your way in to the city and check in to your central London Hotel. The balance of your day is free for independent touring in the city using your voucher for the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. Choose from multiple tour routes to see famous London landmarks such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, and more. In the evening we come together to meet your guide and group and enjoy a welcome drink and dinner at your hotel.

    Overnight: Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge, London

    Meals: Dinner included

  2. Day 2 Kensington Palace, Afternoon Tea and the London Eye

    This morning we'll see Hyde Park on route to visit the majestic Kensington Palace, former home of Princess Diana and whose estate is now also home to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We then head to the National Gallery where we enjoy a very "English" tradtion and take a classic afternoon tea. Our final stop of the day is on the Banks of the Thames as we ride the London Eye to gain panoramic birds-eye views over Westminster. Your evening is free to explore London and dine at your own leisure.

    Overnight: Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge, London

    Meals: Breakfast included

  3. Day 3 Bristol Sightseeing, Bath and Roman Baths

    Departing London we head West making our way to the bustling city of Bristol; here we'll spot hallmarks of the industrial revolution and learn about the history of the city on a walking tour. Then we head for the nearby UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath where we'll take in the elegant Georgian architcture on a brief walk through the city before visiting the famous Roman Baths. Tonight we enjoy a group dinner together at our hotel.

    Overnight: MGallery Francis Hotel, Bath

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  4. Day 4 Chavenage House and Blenheim Palace

    Today is dedicate to visiting two opulant country estates. Following a journey through the rolling countryside of the Cotswolds, our first stop is Chavenage House. You may recognize this elegant Elizabethan manor house as it is frequently used as a location for film and television productions, most recently in the renowned “Poldark” series. Next up is a visit to Blenheim Palace, the birthplace and childhood home of Winston Churchill which today houses interesting exhibitions relating to his life and pivotal role in World War II.

    Overnight: MGallery Francis Hotel, Bath

    Meals: Breakfast included

  5. Day 5 Stonehenge and Portsmouth's Mary Rose Museum

    This morning we head out on to the eerie Salisbury Plain to visit the famous prehistoric standing monoliths of Stonehenge. We'll explore the visitor centre and walk around the stones themselves to try to unravel the mysteries of this ancient site. Later we head to England's South coast; in Portsmouth we visit the intriguing Mary Rose Museum where we'll learn about the history of this Tudor warship that sailed as part of Henry VIII's navy, was lost at sea in 1545 but later recovered in 1982. We then continue along the coast to Brighton where we enjoy a dinner together at our hotel.

    Overnight: Malmaison Brighton, Brighton

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  6. Day 6 White Cliffs and English Gardens

    This morning we see the iconic Seven Sisters chalk cliffs before visiting the elegant town of Royal Tunbridge Wells where we enjoy free-time to explore and take lunch. By afternoon we'll visit a traditional English country garden; depending on departure date we'll visit either Sissinghurst Castle Garden, the country home of novelist Vita Sackville-West, or Scotney Castle, a 14th-century moated castle and gardens. Later we travel on to our hotel in Maidstone for dinner.

    Overnight: Chilston Park Hotel, Maidstone

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  7. Day 7 Leeds Castle and Canterbury Cathedral

    This morning we make our way to Leeds Castle, a quintesential English fortress which dates back 900 years and stands proud on an island in the centre of a lake. Then we continue to the stunning Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a history of murder, treason and intrigue. By afternoon we visit the nearby Shepherd Neame Brewery for a tour and to sample some of their traditional beers and ales. Finally, we return to London for a final dinner with your group.

    Overnight: The Tower Hotel, London

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  8. Day 8 Tour Ends and Return Home

    Your touring programme ends after breakfast this morning. There are group transfers available to return you to Heathrow however alternatively you may choose to continue exploring London independently or make onward travel to other destinations in the UK.

    Meals: Breakfast included

*Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

Unique experiences

  • Visit Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill.
  • Sample award winning ales at a traditional English brewery.
  • Rise over 400 feet above London in a private capsule on the London Eye.
  • Visit Kensington Palace, the childhood home of Queen Victoria and home to many notable royals over the last 300 years.

What's included

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation, as detailed on itinerary
  • Full breakfast each morning
  • All transportation by luxury motor-coach
  • The services of your professional tour director
  • 5 x evening dinners.
  • Complimentary welcome drink on the first day of your tour
  • Full Sightseeing tour programme and admissions to include:
    • London hop-on-hop-off bus tour tickets
    • Kensington Palace
    • Flight on the London Eye
    • Roman Baths & Pump Room
    • Chavenage House
    • Blenheim Palace
    • Stonehenge
    • Marie Rose in Portsmouth
    • Sissinghurst OR Scotney Castle
    • Leeds Castle
    • Canterbury Cathedral
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Expert local advice during the planning of your trip.
  • Postage of your vacation documents pack

Tour feature

This tour includes a complete sightseeing programme - there are no unexpected costs for extra excursions during your tour!

Optional extras

  • Pre or post tour hotel accommodation in central London.
  • Private airport transfers or transport to/from your departure/return cities.
  • Onward rail travel to other parts of the UK.

Departure Dates 2019/20

Please select your preferred tour date from the list below.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice
(per person)*
 
May 8, 2020
May 15, 2020
Guaranteed departure
from
£
1700
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June 5, 2020
June 12, 2020
Small group - Guaranteed
from
£
1985
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July 3, 2020
July 10, 2020
Small group - Guaranteed
from
£
2020
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September 21, 2020
September 28, 2020
Guaranteed departure
from
£
1735
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October 9, 2020
October 16, 2020
-
from
£
1555
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* Prices are per person based on two people sharing either a double room or twin room. A single supplement will apply for those bookings where a single room is required.

Pricing 2019/20

Single Supplement: from £580.

This tour starts at 2.30pm on the first day of travel and ends after breakfast on the final day of travel.  If you require pre or post tour accommodation in central London, please let us know.

Pricing Notes

  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room.
  • Prices are for land only tours and all tours are subject to availability.
  • Prices are correct at the time of publishing to website but are subject to confirmation at time of booking.
  • Prices are in British Pounds Sterling (GBP£) for approximate costs in other currencies please contact us.
  • All trip details are correct at time of publishing to website however are subject to change.
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