London & Country (GA)

7 Day Tour from London to London

2020 Tour Details

Historical monuments, royal treasures, amazing museums, fantastic shopping, some of the world's most famous landmarks, an unrivalled theatre scene, and beautiful parks—London has it all! On this London tour you'll have the opportunity to spend six nights in London with the chance to explore the city and some of the more famous sites surrounding it.

With an expert Local Guide who will bring the destination to life with first-hand, in-depth knowledge, enjoy a walking tour through Parliament Square with views of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben as well as a visit to Westminster Abbey, the coronation church for the British Monarchy since 1066. Pay homage to Shakespeare on an excursion to his schoolroom in Stratford-upon-Avon, a beautiful town that offers a glimpse into life in 16th-century England. Enjoy a walking tour of Oxford, a city steeped in history and home to some of England's most famous colleges. A highlight of this London & Country tour is an excursion to prehistoric Stonehenge, where you can try to figure out how these huge stones were placed there over 4,000 years ago. You'll also travel to Bath to see the fascinating Roman ruins built roughly 2,000 years ago for bathing and socializing.

Globus has also included a special experience to bring a local perspective to this London vacation. Enjoy dinner at a historic London pub and take a relaxed, narrated, nighttime cruise on the Thames River. Plenty of leisure time in London will also give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the city. From its historical landmarks and monuments to its cultural attractions, this London tour is sure to delight all of your senses!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

LONDON
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Welcome dinner followed by a relaxed, narrated, nighttime river cruise on the Thames; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite guided Westminster walking tour, visit Westminster Abbey
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit Shakespeare’s schoolroom
OXFORD
Walking tour through the university city
STONEHENGE
Visit the prehistoric monument
BATH
Visit the Roman relics

Notes:

  • Your sightseeing may be moved to an alternate day due to events in the city

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Westminster Palace (Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church)

Transportation:

Motorcoach; Thames River cruise

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full English breakfast daily; a three-course dinner with wine and choice of menu

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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.

DinnerDinner

Day 2 LONDON

Start your day with a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 LONDON

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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 LONDON. EXCURSION TO SHAKESPEARE COUNTRY

Set out for an exciting day of sightseeing. In Stratford-upon-Avon, your Tour Director will take you to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 LONDON. EXCURSION TO STONEHENGE & BATH

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

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 AT LEISURE IN LONDON

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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 LONDON

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

JULIE ANNE BARNETT

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

People sometimes ask if I ever tire of the same scenery and routine. The answer is no! Every group has a unique personality based on the people, the itinerary, the time of the year, and even the weather. I never get bored and neither will you!

Tour Director - JULIE ANNE BARNETT

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


London

London

Tower of London and Crown Jewels

Tower of London and Crown Jewels

From the opulent Crown Jewels to the uniformed Beefeaters and infamous ravens, this fascinating excursion introduces you to the Tower of London, one of the country's most famous castle fortresses.

Price Range: $$

London Eye

London Eye

At 135 metres, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel, with 40 kilometre panoramic views on a clear day. The gradual rotation in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules takes approximately 30 minutes offering spectacular views of London and its famous landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square.

Price Range: $

Jack The Ripper

Jack The Ripper

This evening excursion takes you through the dark side of London, where you hear about the murderous activities of the infamous Jack the Ripper and other notorious, dark characters.

Price Range: $

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds

Walk the red carpet at the legendary Madame Tussauds London and meet the world's most famous stars from Hollywood to Bollywood, and The Royal Family to Rock Royalty.

Price Range: $

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

A thousand years of royal history await at Windsor Castle on this fascinating peek behind the scenes at the Queen's favorite castle.

Price Range: $$

Ticket to Ride: The Beatles in London

Ticket to Ride: The Beatles in London

Over 50 major Beatles sites are visited, charting the Beatlemania years from 1962 to 1970, and their solo years thereafter. No other London Beatles tour covers as many central London sites and locations in a single tour.

Price Range: $$

Luxury Paris Day Trip

Luxury Paris Day Trip

Travel by high-speed Eurostar train through the Channel Tunnel to Paris. After a guided city orientation tour, take a ride up the Eiffel Tower for a champagne lunch. Then cruise on the River Seine and enjoy free time to explore Paris on your own before catching the train back to London.

Price Range: $$$$

Lunch in the Cotswolds

Lunch in the Cotswolds

A fully guided day in the Cotswolds includes lunch, and takes in some of the most beautiful English villages.

Price Range: $$$

The London Dungeon

The London Dungeon

Delve into the blood-curdling parts of history that your teachers never wanted to tell you. Live actors, scary rides, shows and special effects, transport you back to those black, bleak times. Are you brave enough?

Price Range: $

Classic Rock and Beatles Tour

Classic Rock and Beatles Tour

Learn what made London swing in the `60s and rock in the `70s and `80s on this exciting guided excursion that focuses on the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and many other music legends.

Price Range: $$

Sea Life London

Sea Life London

With 17 themed zones and over 600 species of marine life, SEA LIFE London Aquarium will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing sea creatures, from sharks to rare Green Sea Turtles, from jellyfish to rays, from clownfish to blue tangs.

Price Range: $

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace was once Princess Diana's 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. The splendid State Apartments are on view to the public.

Price Range: $

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $1,216*
18 guests in a party: $153*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2019 travel year. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.

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* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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