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Welcome to London! Your Tour Director will meet you upon your arrival at the hotel, and is available to help you make the most of your stay. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or start exploring the lively British capital. This evening, enjoy LF a three-course dinner, followed by a private, narrated CRUISE on the Thames River to admire some of the capital’s most beautiful illuminated sights.
. Start your day with a LF walking tour past some of London’s most remarkable landmarks. Your Local Guide will bring you to Parliament Square where you’ll see the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the Church of St. Margaret’s—all part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, pose for photographs with the statues of famous statesmen who oversee the comings and goings of today’s politicians: Sir Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, just to name a few; and of Millicent Garrett Fawcett, a leading suffragist who campaigned tirelessly for women’s rights. Today’s highlight is a guided visit to WESTMINSTER ABBEY, one of the most famous and spectacular Gothic churches in the world with over a thousand years of history. You will learn about royal coronations and weddings that took place here, including the modern-day nuptials of Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. This is where Britain’s monarchs and many honorable national figures like Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Stephen Hawking are buried. This afternoon, why not join an optional excursion to the Tower of London with its fabulous Crown Jewels? And later, you could take in one of London’s West End theater shows complete with a three-course pre-theater dinner.
Today offers you the opportunity to explore London on your own, or to join an optional excursion. You could travel to Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, were married, for a tour of the magnificent State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel. In August and September, you might like to visit Buckingham Palace and stroll through the magnificent State Rooms, used by the Royal Family for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining.
Set out for an exciting day of sightseeing. In Stratford-upon-Avon, your Tour Director will take you to LF SHAKESPEARE’S SCHOOLROOM, where William was educated and inspired to become one of the world’s greatest playwrights. Afterwards, enjoy this pretty Elizabethan town at your own pace. Then, take a drive into the Cotswold Hills and through picturesque villages and idyllic rolling English landscapes. Today’s final highlight is a walking tour through Oxford to see the colleges where Britain’s elite receives its outstanding education.
Today’s Distance: 216 mi / 348 km
Today’s excursion brings you to mysterious, prehistoric STONEHENGE. First, explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then take the shuttle to the stone circle and admire the magnificence of the monument up close. Travel on to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. Following a scenic drive into the heart of the city, visit the ROMAN BATHS, built nearly 2,000 years ago. You will also have time to enjoy the city on your own and stroll past Bath Abbey and along the Avon River before returning to London.
Today’s Distance: 238 mi / 383 km
Another day with time for independent activities. A variety of optional excursions is offered: you could stroll through Hyde Park and stop for a visit of Kensington Palace, home to Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; or you might consider an excursion to the Warner Bros. Studios, where the famous Harry Potter films were produced. This is an amazing opportunity to walk through the iconic set across the original stone floor of the Great Hall, or along Diagon Alley to see the array of wonderful wizarding shops.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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Situated opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge places guests at the heart of central London. Dining option include Brasserie Joël, Ichi Sushi & Sashimi, 1WB Lounge & Patisserie, and Primo Bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness center with a 15-meter pool and Mandara Spa. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guest throughout the hotel.
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