London Explorer Winter 2018/19

London Explorer Winter 2018/19


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Please note that vacations must be booked at the same time. The discount is per person only and does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights' accommodation, extensions and airfares, taxes and fees, and airport transfers. Europe - excludes all Eastern Mediterranean vacations except the Greek Island Hopper, the Best of Greece (without cruise), the Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and the Best of Turkey. Autumn, Winter and Spring Europe - excludes Real Britain, Jordan, Egypt and Israel. Asia - excludes Highlights of China and the Yangtze, and China Tibet and the Yangtze.

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Young travelers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure, and must be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveler Discount per room). Please see below for a detailed breakdown of age groups for individual brochures. Asia 5 - 11, At Leisure 5 - 18 (5 -15 for Australia and New Zealand), Australia and New Zealand 5 - 15, CostSaver 5 - 17, Europe and Britain 5 -17, Family Experiences 5 - 17, Hidden Journeys 5 - 18 (5 - 11 for Asia), South America 5 - 17, trips to Costa Rica and Panama 5 - 12, trips to Mexico 5 - 12, USA and Canada 5 - 17.

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Triple room reductions are based on sharing a twin or a double bedroom with an extra bed, which may be a roll-away. Discount may not apply to all itineraries, countries, regions or travel types, ask your travel consultant for full details. Additional restrictions may apply.

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Please note that there is no guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If you are unable to be matched, you will be provided a single room at no extra cost. This service does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights' accommodation and all Eastern Mediterranean vacations - with the exception of Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and the Best of Turkey. Additional restrictions may apply.

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Not applicable to Hidden Journeys, Israel, vacations with trains, Greek Island Hopper, Solo Traveler Discount and extra nights’ accommodations. Discount is combinable with Triple room and Young Traveler discounts. Discount limited to one group per coach.

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

England

Tour Itinerary

The Union Jack waves its greeting as you amble through London's avenues and lush green spaces, tracing centuries of heritage and historical landmarks from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace on this At Leisure holiday. Marvel at castles, cathedrals and palaces, see the picturesque Cotswolds and indulge in a traditional English cream tea.

Day 1 - Arrive London (7 Nights)
Embrace the pomp and pageantry of a city that was once the centre of a global empire and today marches to its very own vibrant cosmopolitan tune - yours to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception to kick off your grand At Leisure exploration of one of Great Britain's greats.Welcome Reception
Accommodation: The Tower
Meals: 1 Welcome Reception

Day 2 - London Sightseeing and At Leisure or Tower of London Optional Experience
Ease into London's energetic pace this morning before embarking on an included half-day sightseeing tour with your Travel Director featuring Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, the final resting place of kings and queens, poets and politicians. See the stately Changing of the Guard before your sightseeing tour finishes in central London. Spend the rest of the day enjoying a slice of London culture. Ramble through the Royal Parks, shop for quintessentially British treats on Carnaby Street or join an Optional Experience to the Tower of London to see the magnificent Crown Jewels and meet the Yeoman Warders of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress popularly known as Beefeaters. This evening, we enjoy a delicious meal at Heddon Street Kitchen in the heart of the West End - one of famous Chef Gordon Ramsay's most-celebrated London eateries.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Regional Meal

Day 3 - Excursion to Windsor Castle and Stonehenge
English regal traditions and ancient monuments take centre stage today as we embark on a full-day excursion from London. Visit Windsor Castle, one of the Queen's elegant homes and a working royal residence with a proud history dating back to the 11th century. Visit the superb Georgian State Apartments and St. George's Chapel before free time for lunch in this historic market town. Our next stop sees us delve into the fascinating history of the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe - the ancient circle at Stonehenge. Admire the formidable stones, whose myths and origins have yet to be solved, and visit the world-class exhibition and visitors centre before returning to the humming cityscape that is London.Full Breakfast
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 4 - London At Leisure or full-day Optional Experience to Oxford and the Cotswolds
Armed with your 3-day travel pass, London truly is your oyster. Your Travel Director will give you suggestions on how to make the most out of your full day at leisure. Walk through 'The City' exploring the oldest part of London - the imposing dome of Christopher Wren's St. Paul's Cathedral, Leadenhall Market's ornate fa''ades and the Tower of London with its grim history and extraordinary royal heritage. Pay tribute to Admiral Nelson in Trafalgar Square and wander down The Mall to Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the UK's sovereigns since 1837. Alternatively, consider a full-day Optional Experience to the enchanting Cotswolds, visiting Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon with a stop in the university town of Oxford for a walk through its cobbled streets to admire the towering spires of cathedrals, churches and colleges. Get a real taste of the city this evening with Trafalgar's exclusive Eatwith Optional Experiences. Consider sharing delicious traditional flavours with a local family in their home.Full Breakfast
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 5 - Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace with English Cream Tea
Imagine the pomp and ceremony of centuries of coronations and weddings, the kings and queens that have glided gracefully up the 13th century mosaic floor of Westminster Abbey which we will have an opportunity to explore this morning on a guided visit with a Local Specialist. Find out why this church lost its cathedral status and pay your respects at the Tomb to the Unknown Soldier. Later, visit Kensington Palace for a Cultural Insight into the lives of the Royal Family. Tour the Royal Palace that was once home to Diana, Princess of Wales, and now houses the private apartments of her son Prince William and his wife Kate. Indulge in a delicious English cream tea in The Orangery surrounded by beautiful formal gardens before returning to your hotel.Full Breakfast
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 6 - London Borough Food Market and Iconic Museums
Saunter past the buzzing stalls of Borough Market, London's most renowned food market which has been feeding locals for centuries. Your Travel Director will take you on a leisurely walk for a Cultural Insight into the daily lives of Londoners and the fascinating market traditions which have been passed down for generations. Embrace your inner foodie and indulge in the flavours of the best of British, before spending the rest of the day at leisure visiting London's extraordinary museums, many of which are free to visit. Use your London Oyster card to traverse the length and breadth of London, visiting the British Museum whose global treasures are symbolic of the extent of the Empire in centuries past, and the Imperial War Museum, sharing the story of modern warfare from World War I to today.Full Breakfast
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 7 - London At Leisure and Farewell Dinner in Greenwich
Enjoy one last full day in the lively city streets of London. Consider taking a trip up the Shard - Europe's tallest building, admire England's proud history reflected in its monuments to great men and victories or see the treasures of the British Library. This afternoon meet with your Travel Director and travel companions for a leisurely cruise down the Thames to Greenwich. Sail under the famous Tower Bridge before enjoying a Farewell Dinner at a historic pub with a toast to your unforgettable week.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Farewell Dinner

Day 8 - Depart London
After breakfast, say a fond farewell to London and newfound friends as you prepare to return home after a memorable At Leisure holiday in one of the world's greatest cities. Airport Transfers to London Airports are available to purchase. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in London
  • Scenic cruise on the Thames from the London Eye down to Greenwich
  • Orientation of Borough Market and Greenwich
  • 3-day London Oyster card pass
  • View Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace
  • Visit Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace. You will also have a choice of fantastic free museums to visit including the Imperial War Museum and the British Museum

Dining Highlights

  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 1 cream tea
  • 3 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Use of Trafalgar's London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your Trafalgar London hotel
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfers page link below for details
  • VIP entry to many sights

Notes

Why not extend your holiday by adding another City Explorer to this trip? For itinerary and departure details see WROM 'Rome Explorer' or WPAR 'Paris Explorer'.Shared Rooming: Room Share and triple rooms are not available on this trip.Christmas Day is celebrated in the United Kingdom on 25 December. The majority of businesses and organisations (except for hospitals) are closed on Christmas Day. Some smaller stores selling food may open however public transport services may not operate at all. Your itinerary may be affected and inclusions changed to accommodate closures.Mid November 2018 - Early January 2019 Get in the festive spirit and visit Hyde Park which hosts the annual Winter Wonderland extravaganza! This is a popular event which attracts people from all over the country, offering festive cuisine from all over the world, handcrafted gifts and unique experiences like enjoying a cocktail in Bar Ice, admiring the sculptures in The Magical Ice Kingdom or watching the spinning acrobats in the Circus Megadome. There is something for everyone!Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 23 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in London. And the 30 December 2018 departure will toast New Year's Eve in London. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.Valentines: Departure 10 February 2019 will be in London on Valentine's Day.

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


Note: AffordableTours.com is a travel agent for Trafalgar. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. All prices are USD per person and based on double occupancy. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. Please call us toll free at 1-800-935-2620 to confirm availability and current pricing on all our discounted specials. The prices on this website are not guaranteed until a deposit has been made. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in these prices until a booking has been confirmed by one of our agents. Some land prices may include an internal air component and discounts will not be offered on the internal air component. Discounts will not be offered on packages with a land price of less than $500.

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