Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are only examples for this vacation. These may or may not be offered and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some prices are provided in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

London Excursions
The London Eye - Fast-Track (Anytime Excursion) — starting at £29.50 GBP

Duration: This excursion typically takes 0.5 hours

Time: This excursion is available between 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM on the days listed.

The London Eye offers breathtaking views of London from high above the River Thames. See Big Ben towering above the Houses of Parliament, follow St. James Park as it sweeps down to Buckingham Palace. Is the Queen at home? You'll spot the flag flying if she is. A flight on the London Eye lasts for approximately 30 minutes, the time it takes for the London Eye to revolve completely. Relax in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules and enjoy the London skyline at your leisure. At weekends, during Bank Holidays and during school holidays the London Eye is at its most popular. Fast Track tickets for the London Eye allow you to skip the queue, and check in just 15 minutes before your flight. Fast Track tickets are ideal for individuals, couples and groups who want to make the most of their day.

Flights are available daily from 10:00am to 9:00pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or over. Transfers to / from the hotel not included.

Important Note: You are responsible for coordinating your schedule to verify that the time available for this excursion will not conflict with any other excursions you have booked for this day. Please review the above description for duration and operating times.

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Kensington Palace — starting at £15.90 GBP

Duration: This excursion typically takes 2 hours

Time: This excursion is available between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM on the days listed.

Generations of royal women have shaped this stylish palace and elegant gardens from Queen Mary to Victoria, and more recently Princess Diana who made Kensington Palace her home. Sir Christopher Wren lavishly improved the original house, turning it into a palace for William III and Mary II. It remained a royal home and was the birthplace of Queen Victoria. Most recently, Prince William and Princess Kate confirmed that Kensington Palace would become their London home. The splendid State Apartments and Court Dress Collection are on view to the public as well as special exhibitions.

Transfers from/to hotel are not included. Kensington Palace opening times are: March - October from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (last admission at 5:00 pm), and November to February, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (last admission at 4:00 pm).

Important Note: You are responsible for coordinating your schedule to verify that the time available for this excursion will not conflict with any other excursions you have booked for this day. Please review the above description for duration and operating times.

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre — starting at £13.50 GBP

Duration: This excursion typically takes 1.5 hours

Time: This excursion is available between 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM on the days listed.

Explore the remarkable story of the Globe theatre, which brings Shakespeare's world to life. As a visitor to the exhibition you'll discover how shows were produced in the theatres during Shakespeare's time, from writing and rehearsals to music, dance and performance. Then enjoy a guided tour of the theatre where guide-storytellers take you on a fascinating half-hour tour of the auditorium and on a journey through time to Elizabethan London.

Tours available every half hour on the hour and half hour, between 9:00 and 12:30 (9:00 - 11:30 on Sundays) and last approximately 60 minutes. Transfers to/from hotel are not included. Please note that the journey from your hotel to the Theatre may take from 10 to 60 minutes depending on which hotel you are staying at and whether you go by Tube or by Bus.

Important Note: You are responsible for coordinating your schedule to verify that the time available for this excursion will not conflict with any other excursions you have booked for this day. Please review the above description for duration and operating times.

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Stonehenge and Roman Baths in Bath — starting at £75.00 GBP

Duration: 12 Hours

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The most famous prehistoric monument in the world, and now a world heritage site, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years and it has been home to pagan religion and spiritual worship, not to mention public debate ever since. What was this vast collection of stones intended for? Was it observatory of the moon, a temple to the sun, or an elaborate cemetery? Who were the people who carried and carved these 40 ton rocks? Come and unlock the secrets for yourself and marvel at this remarkable and mysterious feat of ancient engineering and design. Fast track entrance to the site is included in the price - your guide will walk you right to the front of the line! And we're in no hurry - there will be plenty of time to explore the site, take photos and buy souvenirs before rejoining the coach and heading off to Bath where we will arrive in time for lunch (not included). With fabulous restaurants, tea houses, sandwich and coffee shops, not to mention all the classic British pubs, you will be spoilt for choice of places to eat. Bath is a beautiful Georgian city with delightful crescents, terraces and architecture. Following our scenic drive into the heart of the city, there will be plenty of time to explore at your leisure. Your ticket includes entrance to the Roman Baths that were built nearly 2,000 years ago. Built on Britain's only natural hot water spring lies the magnificent Roman public bath complex and Roman temple. At the heart of the World Heritage Site you can walk around the steaming pool on the Roman stone paving and admire the ancient Roman statues and architecture. See also Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge overlooking the river Avon cascading over the weir. And you can shop, explore and take afternoon tea in the Pump Rooms while listening to the live classical music.

***PLEASE NOTE: that no pick-ups and no drop-offs are provided if you are staying at the Grosvenor Victoria Hotel as the general meeting point for the excursion is a short 5mn walk away from your hotel. Transportation provided throughout; operated by Premium Tours Ltd. No lunch included. Some walking involved. Entrance to the Roman Baths is included.

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Luxury Paris Day Trip (Standard) — starting at £245.00 GBP

Duration: 15.5 Hours

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Meet your guide for the day who will escort you on the Eurostar to Paris travelling at speeds of up to 186mph and arriving in just 2 hours and 15 minutes. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, taking in the major sites including the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees before arriving at the magnificent Eiffel Tower. Fast track entry to your reserved seats in Altitude 58 restaurant to enjoy a glass of champagne and a fabulous meal with sensational views across Paris. In the afternoon, take a cruise on the River Seine, enjoying spectacular views of Notre Dame, before free time is available at the Louvre when you have the option of an inside visit to see the world famous Mona Lisa (not on Tuesdays as the Louvre is closed). In the early evening, travel back to Gard du Nord for the Eurostar back to London.

This tour is highly popular and sells out quickly. Purchases within 14 days of tour departure may not be available. No transfers to/from hotel included. Guests must make their own way to St Pancras station, to check-in for 6.00am at the very latest. No meals included on the Eurostar. Lunch on the Eiffel Tower included. The Louvre is an optional which can be booked with your Paris Guide. Tour operated by Premium Tours Ltd.

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Luxury Paris Day Trip (Standard Premier) — starting at £385.00 GBP

Duration: 15.5 Hours

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Meet your guide for the day who will escort you on the Eurostar to Paris travelling at speeds of up to 186mph and arriving in just 2 hours and 15 minutes. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, taking in the major sites including the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees before arriving at the magnificent Eiffel Tower. Fast track entry to your reserved seats in Altitude 58 restaurant to enjoy a glass of champagne and a fabulous meal with sensational views across Paris. In the afternoon, take a cruise on the River Seine, enjoying spectacular views of Notre Dame, before free time is available at the Louvre when you have the option of an inside visit to see the world famous Mona Lisa. In the early evening, travel back to Gare du Nord for the Eurostar back to London.

This tour is highly popular and sells out quickly. Purchases within 14 days of tour departure may not be available. Transfers to / from hotel not included. Guests must make their own way to St Pancras station, to check-in for 6.00am at the very latest. No meals included on the Eurostar; snacks only. Lunch on the Eiffel Tower included. The Louvre is an optional which can be booked with your Paris Guide. Tour operated by Premium Tours Ltd.

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Day Trip to Liverpool (First Class) — starting at £199.00 GBP

Duration: 14.5 Hours

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Leaving from London Euston Station, journey to the sea-port City of Liverpool made famous by the Beatles. Arriving at 10:15am at Liverpool Lime Street, explore this Victorian City as you stroll towards the world famous waterfront. The beautifully restored dock warehouses are now home to a dazzling collection of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. The award winning "Beatles Story" is the largest attraction in the world focused on the lives and times of the Beatles: John, Paul, George and Ringo. Take an exciting journey, starting with their childhood and the early years of the band through to Beatlemania, the break-up and an in-depth look at their solo careers. Hear the story unfold through the free Audio Guide narrated by John Lennon's sister, Julia. In the afternoon, join the "Magical Mystery Tour." This two hour tour takes you round all the landmarks in the lives of the Fab Four including their homes, schools, birthplaces, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and many other significant spots. Your tour ends with a visit to legendary Cavern Club where the Beatles story all began. The train departs Liverpool Lime Street at 6:48pm and arrives back into London Euston station at 9:05pm.

This tour is unescorted. Transfers to / from hotel are not included. Guests must make their own way to Euston station to check in at 7:30am at the very latest (train departs Euston at 8:07am and arrives Liverpool at 10.15am). In the evening the train departs Liverpool at 6:48pm and arrives at Euston station at 9:06pm. Guests must make their own way back to their hotel. Fab Four Experience ticket included for the Beatles Story Exhibition. This tour is operated by Premium Tours.

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The London Dungeon (Anytime Excursion) — starting at £20.50 GBP

Duration: This excursion typically takes 2 hours

Time: This excursion is available between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM on the days listed.

Delve into the blood-curdling parts of history that your teachers never taught you - learn the torturous methods used by unscrupulous characters to the grisly details of our most prolific killers. In the dark and dingy underbelly of the capital the London Dungeon dwells; waiting to scare the life out of you and any willing visitors brave enough to cross the threshold. Confront your fears, face your worst nightmares and uncover the gory truth behind some of history's most horrific events! The Dungeon offers visitors a thrill like no other attraction.

The Dungeon is not suitable for people with nervous disposition or very young children. Parts of the London Dungeon are not recommended for pregnant women or people with heart conditions. Some areas have strobe lighting. Due to the nature of the attraction, some floor surfaces are uneven. The Boat Ride is not wheelchair accessible. Transfers to / from the hotel are not included. Last admission approximately 60 minutes prior to closing time.

Important Note: You are responsible for coordinating your schedule to verify that the time available for this excursion will not conflict with any other excursions you have booked for this day. Please review the above description for duration and operating times.

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London Zoo (Anytime Excursion) — starting at £22.50 GBP

Duration: This excursion typically takes 4 hours

Time: This excursion is available between 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM on the days listed.

Set in leafy Regent's Park, London Zoo is the perfect day out for the whole family. Visit the exhibit 'Into Africa' where you will come eye to eye with some of Africa's most unusual animals including giraffes, zebras and African hunting dogs. You can 'Meet the Monkeys'; an exciting monkey walk-through experience, or enter Butterfly Paradise, where you'll have the chance to enjoy the beauty of butterflies as they fly around you.

Transfers to / from the hotel are not included. Last admission approximately 60 minutes prior to closing time.

Important Note: You are responsible for coordinating your schedule to verify that the time available for this excursion will not conflict with any other excursions you have booked for this day. Please review the above description for duration and operating times.

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Hampton Court Palace — starting at £17.50 GBP

Duration: This excursion typically takes 8 hours

Time: This excursion is available between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM on the days listed.

Henry VIII's magnificent Tudor palace was updated with Baroque additions by Sir Christopher Wren for William III and Mary II. Henry VIII and the palace's subsequent royal occupants have ensured the palace has fabulous furnishings, tapestries and paintings. The Palace is set in extensive gardens and parkland on the banks of the River Thames.

Transfers to/from hotel are not included. Please note that depending on which hotel you are staying at it may take you over one hour to travel to/from Hampton Court Palace. Open 01 April to 31 October 10:00am - 6:00pm (last admission at 5:00pm), and 01 November to 31 March 10:30am - 4:30pm (last admission at 3:30pm)

Important Note: You are responsible for coordinating your schedule to verify that the time available for this excursion will not conflict with any other excursions you have booked for this day. Please review the above description for duration and operating times.

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Warwick Castle, Statford, Oxford and The Cotswolds — starting at £89.00 GBP

Duration: 12.5 Hours

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First visit mighty, medieval Warwick Castle, with a history dating back over 1,000 years. Take a relaxing stroll through the castle's beautiful gardens. Then onto Stratford-upon-Avon, a charming market town set in the heart of rural England and the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The tour includes a visit inside Shakespeare's birthplace before stopping in the picturesque Cotswolds for lunch (not included). Following lunch travel to Oxford "the city of dreaming spires" which boasts one of the greatest and oldest universities in the world. Enjoy a unique tour through the heart of Christ Church College before viewing the spectacular dining hall, chosen as a key location in the Harry Potter films.

***PLEASE NOTE: that no pick-ups and no drop-offs are provided if you are staying at the Grosvenor Victoria Hotel as the general meeting point for the excursion is a short 5mn walk away from your hotel. Transportation provided throughout; operated by Premium Tours Ltd. Some walking involved. Lunch is not included.

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The London Eye - Standard (Anytime Excursion) — starting at £20.70 GBP

Duration: This excursion typically takes 0.5 hours

Time: This excursion is available between 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM on the days listed.

The London Eye offers breathtaking views of London from high above the River Thames. See Big Ben towering above the Houses of Parliament, follow St. James Park as it sweeps down to Buckingham Palace. Is the Queen at home? You'll spot the flag flying if she is. A flight on the London Eye lasts for approximately 30 minutes, the time it takes for the London Eye to revolve completely. Relax in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules and enjoy the London skyline at your leisure.

Flights are available daily from 10:00am to 9:00pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or over. Transfers to/from the hotel are not included.

Important Note: You are responsible for coordinating your schedule to verify that the time available for this excursion will not conflict with any other excursions you have booked for this day. Please review the above description for duration and operating times.

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Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms (Anytime Excursion) — starting at £16.35 GBP

Duration: This excursion typically takes 1.5 hours

Time: This excursion is available between 9:30 AM and 6:00 PM on the days listed.

The Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms are dedicated to the life of the 'greatest Briton', Sir Winston Churchill, and the secret underground headquarters that were the nerve centre of Britain's war effort. The first London museum of its kind, the Churchill Museum covers all ninety years of Winston Churchill's life, divided into five chapters: his early years as British Prime Minister starting May 1940; his later years; his childhood; his early political career and the period famously known as the 'Gathering Storm'.

Transfers to / from the hotel are not included. Last admission approximately 60 minutes prior to closing time.

Important Note: You are responsible for coordinating your schedule to verify that the time available for this excursion will not conflict with any other excursions you have booked for this day. Please review the above description for duration and operating times.

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Tour of the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios — starting at £63.00 GBP

Duration: 6.5 Hours

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This unique walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world. Learn even more with behind-the-scenes secrets with a private, extended session in the Great Hall with a Studio Tour expert.

This tour is highly popular and sells out quickly and we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment. Operated by Premium Tours. Transfers to / from the hotel are not included. Guests will need to join the excursion at Victoria Coach Station (half an hour prior to departure time at the latest). The tour will also end at Victoria and guests must make their own way back to their hotels. The 8:15am slot ONLY has a start time then hotel pick-up only is included.

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Medieval Banquet — starting at £50.00 GBP

Duration: 5 Hours

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A four course feast awaits you with unlimited beer and wine in King Henry's Banqueting Halls. The regal banquet takes place in the atmospheric vaulted cellars of Ivory House, just a stone's throw from the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Accompanying King Henry VIII are fighting knights, strolling players and dancing wenches, providing a magical medieval pageant for your delight. After the show, there is music and dancing, after which, you could take a two minute walk to Tower Bridge and enjoy a panoramic view of London by night.

Transfers to / from the hotel are not provided. Guests must make their own way to the Medieval Banquet which is situated close to Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Vegetarian options must be requested in advance. Doors open at 7:15pm (Sundays 5:15pm). Entertainment and meal commence at 7:45pm (Sundays 6:00pm). Entertainment finishes at 10pm (Sundays 8:15pm). Disco until 11:30pm (Sundays 9:30pm).

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Day Trip to Liverpool — starting at £139.00 GBP

Duration: 14.5 Hours

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Leaving from London Euston Station, journey to the sea-port City of Liverpool made famous by the Beatles. Arriving at 10:15 am at Liverpool Lime Street, explore this Victorian City as you stroll towards the world famous waterfront. The beautifully restored dock warehouses are now home to a dazzling collection of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. The award winning "Beatles Story" is the largest attraction in the world focused on the lives and times of the Beatles: John, Paul, George and Ringo. Take an exciting journey, starting with their childhood and the early years of the band through to Beatlemania, the break-up and an in-depth look at their solo careers. Hear the story unfold through the free Audio Guide narrated by John Lennon's sister, Julia. In the afternoon, join the "Magical Mystery Tour." This two hour tour takes you round all the landmarks in the lives of the Fab Four including their homes, schools, birthplaces, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and many other significant spots. Your tour ends with a visit to legendary Cavern Club where the Beatles story all began. The train departs Liverpool Lime Street at 6:48 pm and arrives back into London Euston station at 9:05 pm.

This tour is unescorted. Transfers to / from hotel are not included. Guests must make their own way to Euston station to check in at 7:30 am at the very latest (train departs Euston at 8:07 am and arrives Liverpool at 10.15 am). In the evening the train departs Liverpool at 6:48 pm and arrives at Euston station at 9:06 pm. Guests must make their own way back to their hotel. Fab Four Experience ticket included for the Beatles Story Exhibition. This tour is operated by Premium Tours.

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Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and Tour — starting at £24.00 GBP

Duration: 3.5 Hours

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An opportunity to experience the traditions, triumphs and emotions of this unique sporting institution. On your guided tour gain access to areas normally closed to the public, including No 1 Court, the press interview room and television studio. The Wimbledon Tennis Museum includes interactive displays, guided tours, fashion, photography exhibitions and a unique cinema. Experience Wimbledon past and present with interactive touch screen consoles and an archive of classic championship matches. An innovative cinema at the museum features a unique 200 degree screen, allowing viewers to become immersed in a film about the science of tennis.

Selection of times available. 10:30am and 2:30pm. Transfers to/from hotel are not included. Time at Wimbledon is approximately 90 minutes. Please note that the journey from your hotel to Wimbledon may take up to an hour depending on which hotel you are staying at.

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Madame Tussauds (Anytime Excursion) — starting at £26.20 GBP

Duration: This excursion typically takes 2 hours

Time: This excursion is available between 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM on the days listed.

Experience the glittering world of fame for a day at Madame Tussauds. Brave the paparazzi and mingle with Brad, Angelina and all the other stars in your own A-list party before visiting the chamber of horrors. Then address the world alongside Barack Obama before accepting your music award on stage with One Direction and Justin Timberlake.

The Chamber of Horrors is not recommended for very young children, pregnant women, people with heart conditions or people with nervous dispositions. The "Spirit of London" ride is not wheelchair accessible. Transfers to/from the hotel are not included. Last admission approximately 60 minutes prior to closing time.

Important Note: You are responsible for coordinating your schedule to verify that the time available for this excursion will not conflict with any other excursions you have booked for this day. Please review the above description for duration and operating times.

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River Cruise Experience (Anytime Excursion) — starting at £13.25 GBP

Duration: This excursion typically takes 0.75 hours

Time: This excursion is available between 10:45 AM and 6:45 PM on the days listed.

Take a London Eye River Cruise and see London from a different perspective. Enjoy a unique 40 minute circular sightseeing cruise on the River Thames with fascinating live commentary that brings the city to life, presented by specialist guides. Highlights include Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

Selection of times available: 10:45am***, 11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm, 4:45pm, 5:45pm***, and 6:45pm***. *** These cruise times are available April to October only. Transfers to / from the hotel are not included. You can choose your preferred start time once you are in London.

Important Note: You are responsible for coordinating your schedule to verify that the time available for this excursion will not conflict with any other excursions you have booked for this day. Please review the above description for duration and operating times.

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Leeds Castle, Dover, Canterbury and Greenwich — starting at £89.00 GBP

Duration: 12.5 Hours

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Described as "the loveliest castle in the world," Leeds Castle was once a Royal residence for six of England's medieval queens, a palace for Henry VIII, and a retreat for the rich and powerful. Explore the chapel, galleries, courtyards and banqueting hall during a private viewing before the castle opens its doors to the public. Following a drive along the old coastal road you will see the famous white cliffs of Dover. Visit the ancient city of Canterbury and its magnificent cathedral, infamous as the setting for the murder of Thomas Beckett in 1170. Canterbury became the center of one of the most important medieval pilgrimages in Europe immortalized by Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales. Then visit historic Greenwich and its connections with sea, science, sovereigns and time, and hear tales of the Cutty Sark. Finally enjoy excellent views of Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, and St. Paul's Cathedral as you cruise on the River Thames. Your tour ends at Embankment Pier.

***PLEASE NOTE: that no pick-ups and no drop-offs are provided if you are staying at the Grosvenor Victoria Hotel as the general meeting point for the excursion is a short 5mn walk away from your hotel. Tour operated by Premium Tours Limited. Some walking involved. Tour ends at Embankment Pier. Pick-up from the hotel only is included, guests must make their own way back to their hotels in the evening. Lunch is not included.

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Jack the Ripper — starting at £25.00 GBP

Duration: 3 Hours

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Your tour begins with a coach drive direct to the dark side of London. See the Old Bailey - the site of numerous public hangings, the Royal London Hospital where the Elephant Man lived, the Wallace Plaque where Braveheart was tortured and hear tales of gangland warfare, butcherous barbers and great train robbers. Then on to London's East End, a hotbed of crime and vice in the 19th century. During the autumn of 1888, terror struck when Jack the Ripper came out of the fog and dimly lit alleys just long enough to stalk; and butchered his five victims. Walk his death trail inspecting the murder sites, deciphering the evidence and discussing his suspects. To this day the case remains unsolved. Come and investigate the case for yourself - who was Jack the Ripper? Your evening ends at The Sherlock Homes pub which contains a unique collection of the great investigator's memorabilia.

Not suitable for children under 14. Operated by Premium Tours. Transfers to / from the hotel are not included. Guests will need to join the excursion at Victoria Coach Station for 6:45pm at the latest. The tour will end at the Sherlock Holmes pub (no food/drinks included) near Trafalgar Square.

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Sea Life London Aquarium (Anytime Excursion) — starting at £19.00 GBP

Duration: This excursion typically takes 2 hours

Time: This excursion is available between 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM on the days listed.

The mysterious experience starts in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the journey, a stunning glass tunnel walkway offers guests an unforgettable experience by strolling underneath a tropical ocean. There is plenty of interaction along the way, from feeding the rays and watching diving displays to touch pools and discovery zones. Other stars of the show include green turtles, seahorses, octopus, zebra sharks and the ever popular clown fish. The true highlight however, commences as guests complete their journey in the deeper darker zone of the Pacific Ocean - take a walk on the wild side and watch 6 species of shark swim beneath your feet from a floating glass platform.

Transfers to / from the hotel are not included. Last admission approximately 60 minutes prior to closing time.

Important Note: You are responsible for coordinating your schedule to verify that the time available for this excursion will not conflict with any other excursions you have booked for this day. Please review the above description for duration and operating times.

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England in One Day — starting at £95.00 GBP

Duration: 12.5 Hours

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First head directly to Stonehenge, the most popular prehistoric monument in the world. Marvel at the huge 40 ton Sarsens and the volcanic blue stones that were brought from Preseli Mountains over 280 miles away. Discover the mysteries that surround the slaughter stone and see the numerous earth barrows where the Beaker people lie buried. Continue over Salisbury Plain to Bath, a World Heritage Site, with its Roman heritage and beautiful Georgian crescents and terraces. Time to shop and explore before driving through the Cotswolds to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, the greatest writer in the English language, and home to the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. Your visit includes an exclusive visit to Shakespeare's birthplace before we enjoy Champagne and Strawberry scones, served in his picturesque garden.

***PLEASE NOTE: that no pick-ups and no drop-offs are provided if you are staying at the Grosvenor Victoria Hotel as the general meeting point for the excursion is a short 5mn walk away from your hotel. Transportation provided throughout; operated by Premium Tours Ltd. No lunch included. Some walking involved. Scones are only served from April to October. Entrance to the Roman Baths is not included.

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Lunch in the Cotswolds — starting at £82.00 GBP

Duration: 12 Hours

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Your full day tour of the Cotswolds begins in Burford, where the magnificent High Street, which slopes down to the River Windrush, holds every variety of Cotswolds stone. Time to visit the small tea houses before heading south to picturesque Bibury, described as the prettiest village in Britain by William Morris, where you enjoy a fabulous two course lunch at the Swan Hotel. The afternoon is spent exploring Burton-on-the-Water in the north of the Cotswolds, one of the most beautiful villages in the region.

***PLEASE NOTE: that no pick-ups and no drop-offs are provided if you are staying at the Grosvenor Victoria Hotel as the general meeting point for the excursion is a short 5mn walk away from your hotel. Transportation provided throughout; operated by Premium Tours Ltd. Some walking involved. Two course lunch (main & dessert). Main course is a choice between a fish dish and a vegetarian option. No drinks included.

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Royal London Morning Tour — starting at £59.00 GBP

Duration: 6 Hours

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Drive through the very heart of central London past some of the key landmarks including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye before driving along the Embankment with great views of the River Thames. Following our panoramic drive, we arrive at the Tower of London where we are met by our very own Yeoman Warder. Leading us into this world heritage site before it opens to the public our Beefeater will take us on our private guided tour explaining the history behind this fortress of imprisonment and torture. We will be the first group to see the Crown Jewels before enjoying some free time. And keep an eye out for the famous ravens! Tradition has it that if the ravens leave the Tower the monarch will fall! Then on to the Changing of the Guard ceremony: watch as one of the Queen's Foot Guard Household Regiment marches from St James's Palace to Buckingham Palace to military music. Finally enjoy a short cruise on the River Thames with excellent view of St Paul's Cathedral and the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

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Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath — starting at £95.00 GBP

Duration: 12 Hours

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After your courtesy pick-up we head out to the Queen's favourite castle where over 900 years of royal history are waiting for you. See the sumptuous State Apartments and take in St George's Chapel, the burial place of British Sovereigns. Windsor itself is a quaint, pretty town full of traditional shops and historic pubs. What better way to enjoy lunch than in a classic country pub? Relax and soak up the charming atmosphere while being served some delicious home cooked food. Why not try the fish and chips? Our next stop, Stonehenge dates back 5000 years and has been home to pagan religion and spiritual worship. Come and unlock the secrets for yourself and marvel at this remarkable and mysterious feat of ancient engineering and design. Bath is a beautiful Georgian city with delightful crescents, terraces and architecture. Following our short guided tour of the city, there will be plenty of time to explore on your own.

Transportation provided throughout; operated by Premium Tours Ltd. One course lunch included. Some walking involved. Entrance to the Roman Baths is not included.

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Stonehenge Direct (Afternoon tour) — starting at £47.00 GBP

Duration: 5.5 Hours

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The most famous prehistoric monument in the world, and now a world heritage site, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years and it has been home to pagan religion and spiritual worship, not to mention public debate ever since. What was this vast collection of stones intended for? Was it observatory of the moon, a temple to the sun, or an elaborate cemetery? Who were the people who carried and carved these 40 ton rocks? Come and unlock the secrets for yourself and marvel at this remarkable and mysterious feat of ancient engineering and design.

This excursion is unescorted but includes an audio guide tour at the site. No transfers to/from your hotel are provided. You must make your own way to/from Victoria Coach station. Tour departs Victoria Coach Station at 2pm sharp; we would recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure. Excursion operated by Premium Tours Ltd. Some walking involved. No food/drinks included. Please hand in your voucher to the coach driver.

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Visit Oxford, Bampton & Highclere Castle - as featured in The Downton Abbey TV Series — starting at £132.00 GBP

Duration: 12 Hours

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Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, boasts one of the world's greatest and oldest universities, as well as some of the finest architecture in Europe. The colleges themselves are amongst the architectural highlights, their ivy-clad stone walls protecting beautiful chapels, halls and libraries. A walking tour of Oxford with our guide is included before some free time to grab a bite to eat. After lunch (not included) we head for the beautiful village of Bampton, the setting for exterior village scenes in the TV series of Downton Abbey. Visit the church; see Matthew Crawley's mother's house, the hospital, the Post Office and various pubs. Beautiful cards, prints and mugs (done by a local artist) as well as books of the filming are all on offer to purchase. Leaving Bampton we now head for Highclere Castle where the Downton Abbey TV series was filmed. Built by Sir Charles Berry who also built the Houses of Parliament, this is the countryseat of the Earls of Carnarvon. The tour of the Castle's public rooms includes the magnificent public main hall, the library and sitting rooms in addition to other rooms featured in Downton Abbey. Spend time enjoying the parklands or indulge yourself with tea and cake at one of the tea rooms. A signed copy of Lady Carnarvon's autobiography will also be given to every customer on the tour. It makes for fascinating reading and a unique souvenir to remember the day.

This tour is highly popular and sells out very quickly. We recommend very early bookings to avoid disappointment (we would recommend to book at least 45 days in advance). Transportation provided throughout; operated by Premium Tours Ltd. Some walking involved. Lunch is not included. Please hand in your voucher to the guide.

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Dinner & Theatre - Matilda — starting at €75.00 EUR

Duration: 5 Hours

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A superb value evening to enjoy the best of London's West End. Your evening includes tickets to your choice of show, and a two course pre-theater meal at a specially chosen restaurant just a short distance from the theatre. Your meal will be served in a friendly efficient manner to ensure you reach the theatre in good time for curtain up. Full details of your restaurant will be given to you on arrival in London, along with relevant vouchers. Excellent value, with the package often cheaper than buying a theatre ticket alone. Matilda is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. Winner of 50 major international awards, including 12 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to delight audiences in London.

The seats are in the stalls (Orchestra) or the dress circle (Mezzanine). Transfers to / from the hotel are not included. The theatre and restaurant are within a short walking distance of each other; near Covent Garden. Please see your Local Host who will have your tickets and can help you with directions to the restaurant and to the theatre. Your Local Host will also give you your restaurant voucher and theatre tickets.

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London Full Day Private Guided Tour — starting at £320.00 GBP per group
Group Excursion for up to 7 passengers

Duration: 8 Hours

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Whether it is your first visit or if you have visited before a private tour with a professional fully qualified guide is the ideal way to discover London. See the sites that really interest you at a pace that suits you - after all it is your tour! Travel like a Londoner on the public transport system whether it be on the bus, the Underground, in a famous black cab or even by boat on the River Thames. Visit the famous sites, go shopping, take a break in a cafe or pub - the choice is yours! Alternatively take a trip outside of London to visit some of England's historic castles, famous palaces and spectacular countryside.

Note: Any entrance fees and travel expenses for travellers and guide must be paid by the traveller and are not included in the price. This guided tour is priced for up to 7 people. Meet your local guide at the hotel. Transportation is not included in the price.

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London Half Day Private Guided Tour — starting at £200.00 GBP per group
Group Excursion for up to 7 passengers

Duration: 4 Hours

Time: This excursion is available between 12:00 AM and 12:00 AM on the days listed.

Whether it is your first visit or if you have visited before a private tour with a professional fully qualified guide is the ideal way to discover London. See the sites that really interest you at a pace that suits you - after all it is your tour! Travel like a Londoner on the public transport system whether it be on the bus, the Underground, in a famous black cab or even by boat on the River Thames. Visit the famous sites, go shopping, take a break in a cafe or pub - the choice is yours!

Note: Any entrance fees and travel expenses for travellers and guide must be paid for by the traveller and are not included in the price. This guided tour is priced for up to 7 people. Meet your local guide at the hotel. Transportation is not included in the price.

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