Historic Royal Palaces

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

from $1150 Per Person

Starting: 08/30/2016

Through: 12/31/2017

# of Nights: 5

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Day Destination
1 Arrive London
2 London
3 London
4 London
5 London
6 London Departure

6 Days | 5 Nights | Thursday arrivals

 

Experience Includes

 

  • 5 nights accommodation at the Royal Park Hotel or similar
  • Breakfast daily
  • Round trip private car transfers
  • Comprehensive sightseeing including:
    • Half-day “Royal London” tour
    • Visit to the “London Eye” with Fast Track access
    • Medieval Banquet dinner
    • Hop On / Hop Off Tour Bus pass including walking tours and a FREE Thames River Cruise
    • Entrance ticket to Kensington Palace
    • Entrance ticket to Hampton Court Palace
    • Entrance ticket to Banqueting House
  •  Hotel taxes and service fees

 

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Hotels:
Royal Park Hotel

6 Days | 5 Nights | Thursday arrivals

 

Experience Includes

 

  • 5 nights accommodation at the Royal Park Hotel or similar
  • Breakfast daily
  • Round trip private car transfers
  • Comprehensive sightseeing including:
    • Half-day “Royal London” tour
    • Visit to the “London Eye” with Fast Track access
    • Medieval Banquet dinner
    • Hop On / Hop Off Tour Bus pass including walking tours and a FREE Thames River Cruise
    • Entrance ticket to Kensington Palace
    • Entrance ticket to Hampton Court Palace
    • Entrance ticket to Banqueting House
  •  Hotel taxes and service fees

 

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Day Destination Experience
1 Arrive London

Upon arrival in London, your driver and private car will meet you and transfer you to your hotel in London. The balance of the day is free to explore the city.

2 London

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel you’re off to experience London using your Hop On / Hop Off bus tour pass. Our routes serve over 60 stops along the routes covering all the main central London sights including; See Buckingham Palace Trafalgar Square Tower Bridge Big Ben St Paul’s Cathedral and so much more as your live guide informs and entertains every step of the way! With our free River Thames Boat Ride you can have a break from the bus and spend some time sightseeing from the water! This relaxing boat ride passes some top London riverside attractions giving an attractive alternative perspective on the city. (Valid one way from Embankment or London Eye Pier to Tower Pier or vice versa.) Your pass also includes the option to explore London on foot with the Royal Walking Tour!

3 London

Today is yours to plan as you wish. We suggest visiting any of London’s great museums but especially the Victoria & Albert (V&A) the British Museum National Portrait Gallery and/or The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace. You may wish to use your prepaid entrance ticket to Kensington Palace (don’t miss Queen Victoria’s wedding gown) and enjoy a stroll in the surrounding gardens). Make your way to the London Eye where your prepaid Fast Track ticket gets you to the front of the line for a truly exciting turn on the Eye to see the best vistas of the city!

4 London

Today a unique opportunity to experience “Royal London”  See the best that royal London has to offer in a single morning! Begin your day at the famed and somewhat infamous Tower – former prison and execution site of three Queens of England. Our early morning visit means you will be among the first to enter the Jewel House and view the spectacular crown jewels, which have been held here and locked up for safekeeping every night for the last 600 years. These are the official regalia and vestments used by the Sovereign of the United Kingdom during the coronation ceremony and other noble appearances. This priceless collection includes magnificent orbs, swords, rings, and of course, crowns and sceptres. During your visit you will also be able to see the famous white tower, where it is said that the ‘Princes in the Tower’ were held and supposedly murdered by their Uncle Richard III to usurp the throne from their father, King Edward IV.   Then it’s time to step aboard a relaxing river shuttle as the tour heads up the Thames. Enjoy the sights as your guide points out major landmarks as you coast by. Arrive at the embankment and follow your guide on a short stroll to see the changing of the guards. This world-famous ceremony takes place either at Buckingham Palace or at Horse Guards Parade depending on the day. Your guide will make sure you are in a prime position to enjoy the best views at this crowded event. Your guide will bring this experience to life with colorful commentary that other travelers miss regarding the history and pageantry behind the ceremony as the Queen’s Foot Guards with their red tunics and unmistakable bearskin hats march to Buckingham Palace. (Please note that this experience is subject to weather conditions and days held.) End your tour at Buckingham Palace the residence of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. See the famous balcony where the royal family appears during major events. This tour is the best way to spend a morning in London – learning and laughing along with your local guide. Today might be a good time use your prepaid entrance and visit Banqueting Hall the oldest remaining structure of the famous (and no longer standing) Whitehall Palace.

5 London

If you’re ready for a truly royal experience have your hotel concierge can assist you with securing rail tickets and depart for Henry VIII’s “Hampton Court Palace.” No royal experience is complete without a visit to this monumental palace where history comes alive at every turn. Use your prepaid entrance ticket and step back in time as you wander the same halls as Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth I. If you’re traveling with children make sure to visit the children’s area where costumes and games await! This evening the Medieval Banquet Dinner awaits as a perfect royal farewell to London.

6 London Departure

Your driver and private car will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport.

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Dates & Rates
$1150 per person based on double occupancy