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Windsor, Bath and Stonehenge Tour from London: including attractions such as the Royal Crescent

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Windsor, Bath and Stonehenge Tour from London: including attractions such as the Royal Crescent

Visit the best sights of the West country and the nearby town of Windsor. Including a guided tour of the city of Windsor and free time, guided tour of the city of Bath and its main attractions such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and more. Finally, enter the 6000+ years old monument, Stonehenge, a UNESCO Heritage site (includes entrance) which also includes an audio-tour of the site. You will have free time at each place visited. You will travel on an executive, modern coach with the company of a friendly and experienced tour guide.

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Highlights
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Comprehensive tour of the city
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Depart London and start your journey to the first destination, Windsor. After a 1-hour drive to the city, start a 45-minutes walking tour. You will finish the tour right in front of the castle, then you will be able to enjoy 1-hour free time in this historical small town.

Depart towards the Georgian city of Bath, built with the magnificent ‘Bath Stone’ which is found nearby – giving it a romantic Champagne colour. Enjoy a 1-hour tour with your guide, who will introduce you to the rich history of this city. You will then finish the tour in the city centre and proceed to enter the Roman Baths. After the visit one of the best preserves Roman baths in the world, you will have free time to enjoy.

You will then have a drive of approximately 45 minutes to Stonehenge. You will enter the prehistoric site and enjoy a guided audio-tour (available in 12 languages – included). The new Exhibition centre is available to be visited after the stones. Excellent souvenir shopping is also available at the attraction.

Then start the journey back to London. The drop-off point will be Hammersmith Station at approximately 8pm.
Lunch available at all places (not included).

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21/07/2017 |

Small-Group Tour: Windsor Castle Express Tour by Train – xplore this authentically English town with your enthusiastic guide

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Small-Group Tour: Windsor Castle Express Tour by Train - xplore this authentically English town with your enthusiastic guide

Spend 4 hours walking in the footsteps of royalty on this fully-escorted half-day trip from London. Explore Windsor castle and discover the magnificence of Her Majesty’s home at your own pace, complete with ornate State Rooms, historic St. George’s Chapel, and delicate Doll’s House of Queen Mary all included in your comprehensive visit. Ensure personal service with a small-group tour of 15 people or fewer. Learn about the Windsor Castle with your audio guide and avoid ticket hassles with included round-trip train tickets.

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Highlights
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
All entrance fees included
Round-trip train fares
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Small-group tour
Meet your guide at a central London station at 1:30pm and board the train to the quaint village of Windsor with pre-booked tickets. Relax as the scenic English countryside drifts by and you listen to your guide’s entertaining introduction to Windsor and its proud royal history. On arrival at Windsor, you will explore this authentically English town with your enthusiastic guide. Meander through cobbled lanes bordered by black and white Tudor edifices and peek through traditional blown-glass windows as your guide offers fascinating insight into life alongside the British Royal Family. They are not the only beloved English figures to have an association with this picturesque town, however – Shakespeare walked these very streets and used them as the setting for his play The Merry Wives of Windsor.

More tales of the luminaries of British life await as your guide show you Eton, home of the most famous school in England, Eton College. This charming town was the playground of some of the most recognizable figures in British history as young boarders at Eton – Prime Ministers, writers George Orwell and Ian Fleming, and of course, Princes William and Harry. Your guide will educate you on what life is like for these schoolboys, as well as enlightening you about some of their more eccentric traditions still in use today.

Having seen the town where the young princes lived, it’s now time to visit the home of their grandmother – Windsor Castle. This is the longest occupied palace in Europe, having housed all British monarchs since Henry I, and is favored by Queen Elizabeth II as her weekend retreat. A treasure trove of royal history, the splendor of this palace will reveal itself to you as you are expertly steered through its rooms by your audio guide.

Explore the ornate State Apartments where visiting dignitaries are hosted among artworks by Rembrandt and Rubens. Delight in Queen Mary’s Doll’s House, a perfect miniature of an aristocratic home lavishly furnished with the finest of tiny handmade artifacts. Admire the intricate Gothic architecture of St. George’s Chapel, final resting place of monarchs including King Henry VIII. At the turn of every palatial corridor, another royal jewel lays waiting to be unearthed by you. During your tour of Windsor Castle, you will be accompanied by an audio guide to ensure that you don’t miss a detail.

Your tour will conclude after your visit to Windsor Castle around 5:45pm and you will be free to revisit places of interest or explore even further before returning to London at your leisure using your flexible train tickets.

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21/07/2017 |

Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip from London with Early Access to Hampton Court Palace: including lunch

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Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip from London with Early Access to Hampton Court Palace: including lunch

This unique tour includes a tour of Hampton Court Palace before it opens to the public. You will also visit the prehistoric ruins of Stonehenge with lunch included on site. The excursion will then visit to the magnificent Georgian city of Bath, with a panoramic drive and guided walking tour providing a great intro to one of the UK’s must-see locations.

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Highlights
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
All entrance fees included
Lunch included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
The morning begins with a private tour of Hampton Court before it opens to the public. An expert State Apartment Warden will give a unique insight to the waking palace taking the group through the tranquil gardens and into the courtyards and cloisters of the magnificent Tudor palace once the favourite residence of Henry VIII. The tour of Hampton Court Palace will include some courtyards and cloisters not accessible to the public during the day as well as the fascinating Tudor Kitchens where Henry’s banquets were prepared.

The most famous prehistoric monument in the world. Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years. Who were the people who carried and carved these 40 ton rocks? Come and unlock the secrets for yourself. Then you will have time to enjoy a picnic style lunch at the new Visitors Centre restaurant.

Finally head for the Georgian city of Bath. Bath is a beautiful Georgian city with delightful crescents, terraces and architecture. Following our scenic drive into the heart of the city and a short walking tour with your guide, there is free time to explore. Perhaps visit the Roman Baths that were built nearly 2,000 years ago, visit Bath Abbey or simply treat yourself to an afternoon tea in one of the many quaint tea houses.

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14/07/2017 |

Eltham Palace – The Art Deco Jewel In London’s Crown – private tour

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Join us on a private tour to the beautiful and entirely unique Eltham Palace. For centuries a Royal Palace sat atop of a hill overlook beautiful countryside and more latterly in the leafy London suburbs. There is nowhere else quite like Eltham Palace where the Medieval meets the Art Deco.

Join us on a private tour to the beautiful and entirely unique Eltham Palace. For centuries a Royal Palace sat atop of a hill overlook beautiful countryside and more latterly in the leafy London suburbs.

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There is nowhere else quite like Eltham Palace. Situated in SE London, it is a unique marriage between a medieval and Tudor palace and a 1930s millionaire’s mansion. From the 14th to the 16th century it was an important royal palace, where monarchs often stayed and hunted in the surrounding parks.

Much of Eltham Palace fell into disuse and large sections of it had to be taken down but happily the Great Hall remains and it is one of the finest in the country, up with that at Westminster Palace and Hampton Court Palace.

What really makes Eltham Palace unique however is that after centuries of neglect, Eltham was leased to Stephen and Virginia Courtauld in 1933 and they spent £20 million on building a state of the art home here that incorporated the Great Hall with their magnificent Art-Deco creation. The result was a masterpiece of 20th-century design.

Finally, Eltham surrounded by beautiful gardens, a wonderful moat and ancient brick bridge which anywhere else would be a tourist destination in its own right.

The tour will end with us returning by car back to our starting point.

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13/07/2017 |

Chester Independent Day Trip by Train from London: Located in the North West of England

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Chester Independent Day Trip by Train from London: Located in the North West of England

Enjoy a mix of the classical and the contemporary on this day trip to one of Britain’s great heritage destinations. With 2,000 years of history the beautiful walled city of Chester is brimming with quirky architecture and endless shopping opportunities. Located in the North West of England, in the county of Cheshire, this unescorted train tour offers a fantastic taste of Chester’s unique character and memorable landmarks.

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Highlights
Round-trip train fares
Great overview and orientation of the city
Rail Tour
Don’t miss a fantastic opportunity to visit one of Britain’s great heritage cities.

You will be met at Euston Station and provided with all your travel documents for the day. Check-in is at 07:40 and your train arrives in Chester at 10:15am.

On arrival hop aboard one of the City Sightseeing buses for a one hour circular tour that offers the perfect way to get your bearings. There are 16 stops around the City and frequent departures.

Chester is a city full of historic treasures, including the most complete City Walls in Britain, dating from the Roman occupation 2,000 years ago.

You can walk right around the city along the walls, crossing over ancient gateways and exploring its magnificent towers.

A bustling market town since the Middle Ages, Chester continues to offer the best in shopping opportunities, and the unique Rows galleries offer a literally different level of retail therapy.

As well as stores at street level there’s an upper tier of shops sheltered from the elements, offering a perfect vantage point for people watchers. Check out too the ancient cellars below street level, where bars and restaurants flourish – and look out for the oldest shopping façade in England, on Bridge Street.

There’s time to visit the majestic 1,000 year old Chester Cathedral, with its fine collection of Medieval carvings, enjoy the black and white Victorian architecture of Northgate, and make an obligatory photo stop at the Eastgate Clock, probably the most iconic clock in England after Big Ben, built to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897.

Your train from Chester departs at 17:35 and returns to London at 19:40.

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07/07/2017 |

London Alternative Tour – experience the Real East End

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London Alternative Tour - experience the Real East End

Away from the shiny sites that you find on souvenirs and postcards, join us in the London where street art represents the voice of the people, where gentrification battles the anti-establishment, and where London’s rebellious streak was born and still lives. This is the Real East End.

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While other tours here just scratch the surface by skipping over the street art, we’ll put that street art into context, giving you an insight into what was happening in the world when it was created. Yet while the street art is the most visible aspect of this area, to really understand the East End you have to go further.

This tour starts at Liverpool Street Train Station, take the Bishopgate West exit near platform 14 and meet outside in front of the clock tower. Look out for the red umbrella!

Highlights
Led by a local guide
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Great overview and orientation of the city
Perfect for all ages and skill level
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
This tour is every Wednesday and Saturday at 3.30pm and is available in English and Spanish.

This tour starts at Liverpool Street Train Station, take the Bishopgate West exit near platform 14 and meet outside in front of the clock tower. Look out for the red umbrella!

Away from the shiny sites that you find on souvenirs and postcards, join us in the London where street art represents the voice of the people, where gentrification battles the anti-establishment, and where London’s rebellious streak was born and still lives. This is the Real East End.

While other tours here just scratch the surface by skipping over the street art, we’ll put that street art into context, giving you an insight into what was happening in the world when it was created. Yet while the street art is the most visible aspect of this area, to really understand the East End you have to go further.

This 2½-hour* walking tour covers:

Old Spitalfields and Petticoat Lane markets
The Shoreditch art scene
Brick Lane
The immigrant generations
Cockney culture
Gangsters and the criminal underworld
Radical thinkers and social reformers
Whitechapel
The foundry that produced Big Ben and the Liberty Bell
The battle of Cable Street
…and much more!

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06/07/2017 |

Guided Paris Day Trip from London: including a visit to Arc de Triomphe

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Guided Paris Day Trip from London: including a visit to Arc de Triomphe

Embark on a 14-hour day trip from London to Paris by high-speed train. Your guide will show you the best sights on a panoramic city tour, including the Arc de Triomphe and Moulin Rouge. Then, take a 1-hour cruise along the Seine River to see the sights from the water. In the afternoon, you will have free time to adventure on your own before returning to London. This is a shared tour with an average of 40 travelers in the group.

Guided Paris Day Trip from London: including a visit to Arc de Triomphe

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Highlights
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Round-trip train fares
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Meet your guide at 6am in London’s St Pancras Station and hop aboard a high-speed train to Paris. Relax and watch the scenery fly by your window during the approximately 2 hour journey. Once you arrive in Paris, explore on a 1.5-hour panoramic city tour, visiting major sites like the Opera House, Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Moulin Rouge, Le Louvre, and more.

Arrive by the pier, next to the Eiffel Tower, for a 1-hour river cruise along the Seine. Enjoy the views of Notre Dame, Musee D’Orsay, Grand Palais, Statue de la Liberté, and the Assemblée Nationale. In the early afternoon, spend some free time visiting sights on your own. Your guide will give tips on what to see and do as you venture out on your own.

You might head to the shopping district or soak up the atmosphere with a lunch (own expense). Later, return to Gare du Nord 45 minutes prior to the train’s scheduled departure time for your return journey to London. Your train departs at around 7pm, and will arrive back in London at about 8:30pm.

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03/07/2017 |

White Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Cathedral Tour From London: including a visit to the Battle of Britain memorial

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White Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Cathedral Tour From London: including a visit to the Battle of Britain memorial

Enjoy the world-famous White Cliffs of Dover, and visit Canterbury Cathedral in one great Day Tour from London! We enjoy beautiful countryside and coastal views as we drive through Kent to the Dover coastline! Enjoy spectacular views and an optional coastal walk on the Cliff paths.

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We continue to Canterbury city, one of the most beautiful cities in England. We enjoy a visit to Canterbury Cathedral, as well as a walking tour and free time to explore Canterbury!

We begin at 8am from Gloucester Road tube station, in the convenient Kensington area of Central London! We travel by luxury midi-coach, with a maximum group size of 28 for a more enjoyable tour! We make our way to the Kent coast with our guide entertaining you on the way with stories from the area! We stop at the Battle of Britain memorial on the Kent Coast! From here we enjoy amazing coastal views, and our first views of the Dover Cliffs! We continue to the White Cliffs Visitor Centre on the top of the spectacular chalk cliffs!

Enjoy unrivalled views of the White Cliffs of Dover and the English Channel, and maybe even see France in the distance on a clear day! Take an optional short walk along the cliff-top paths for more spectacular views! Our next stop is Canterbury, a wonderful historic city! Our guide will take you on a walking tour, before allowing time for lunch and exploring the city! Your admission to the breathtaking Canterbury Cathedral is included!! We arrive back to London at 6.30pm approx after a fun-filled day!

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29/06/2017 |

3-Day Edinburgh Weekend Break by Rail from London: includes a visit to Edinburgh Vaults under South Bridge

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3-Day Edinburgh Weekend Break by Rail from London: includes a visit to Edinburgh Vaults under South Bridg

Visit one of Britain’s most beautiful cities and the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh, in this perfect weekend break. This trip includes return train travel, a guided sightseeing tour with a local Scottish guide, two night bed and breakfast with ensuite accommodation, optional extra trips, plenty of free time to explore, and the services of a tour manager.

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Highlights
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Get inside tips from a local
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Round-trip train fares
Fully narrated tour
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Led by a local guide
Multi-Day Trip
Breakfast included
After meeting your tour manager in Euston Station, you will depart by train at approximately 8am to Edinburgh’s Waverley Station via Virgin Trains. Upon arrival to the city, meet your local guide and begin a sightseeing tour of the capital. They will be able point out all of the popular attractions you can visit during your stay, such as The National Museum of Scotland or The Royal Museum (admission is free).

Once the tour is over, check in at your hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure. However, you may enjoy taking our extra excursion and join us for a Ghosts and Ghouls Walking Tour. In this tour you will be taken to the Edinburgh Vaults under South Bridge in the Old Town, which is reported to be one of the most haunted sites in the UK. The tour is available in a number of different languages and is around one hour long (not included).

Begin your second day in Edinburgh roaming the city. Or take part in a day trip to Loch Ness (extra charges apply – please note this is a full-day tour from approximately 8am to 2pm). Start by visiting the town of Stirling, where you will have time to visit the famous Castle and admire the beautiful view from the esplanade. Make your way to Loch Katrine. Here you can take a cruise on the loch, have lunch by the water’s edge, or take a short bike ride to see the beautiful surrounding. Travel through Trossachs, where you will stop for photos before arriving at Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queens of Scots. Then return to Edinburgh via the Forth Bridges with photo stops.

On the final day in Edinburgh, you will have a free morning to explore the city one last time. At approximately 11:30am you will meet your tour manager at the hotel for the transfer to the station to catch the 12:51pm train back to London. Arrive back at Euston Station at approx 6:39pm.

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26/06/2017 |

Bicester Village Shopping Trip from London: Gift Card, Lunch and VIP Discounts

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Bicester Village Shopping Trip from London: Gift Card, Lunch and VIP Discounts

Enjoy a day of shopping at Bicester Village with a 50-GBP gift card, 2-course lunch, VIP discount card and round-trip transport from London! The luxury shopping outlet is home to more than 130 shops spread around a large outdoor mall, and many big-name brands such as Burberry and Ted Baker offer discounts of up to 60 percent. Use the gift card to maximize your spending power, and enjoy an additional 10 percent off in select boutiques with the VIP discount card.

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Excellent value for money
Lunch included
Receive discounts at selected restaurants, shops and attractions
Meet your host in central London, and then hop aboard your luxury coach for your journey to Bicester Village, the luxury shopping outlet roughly 1 hour away. On arrival, leave your coach and head inside to enjoy 6 hours of shopping at leisure.

Explore the spacious outdoor mall independently and browse the wares at more than 130 luxury shops, discovering mens’ and womens’ clothing, sportswear, accessories, cosmetics and more. The village boasts a range of international brands including Matthew Williamson, Ted Baker and Yves St Laurent, and many shops offer savings of up to 60 percent. Use your 50-GBP gift card to shop ‘til you drop!

As an additional bonus, your shopping experience includes a VIP discount card, which entitles you to a further 10 percent off in select boutiques.

Take a break from shopping by paying a visit to one of the outlet’s eight cafes, each offering a range of food and drink to suit your appetite and budget. A delicious 2-course lunch with water at Villandry Grand Café is included.

At the prearranged time, meet your host back on board the coach and then travel back to London where your day trip finishes.

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23/06/2017 |
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