London & Country

London & Country (GA)

7 Day Tour from London to London

2018 Tour Details

With historic monuments, royal treasures, amazing museums, fantastic shopping, some of the world's most famous landmarks, an unrivaled theater scene, and beautiful parks—London has it all! On this escorted 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 cities surrounding it.

With an expert Local Guide who will bring the destination to life with firsthand, in-depth knowledge, enjoy sightseeing of London's most famous landmarks as well as a visit to St. Paul's Cathedral, with its iconic dome and fascinating history. Pay homage to Shakespeare on an excursion to his birthplace 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 special experiences to bring a local perspective to this London vacation. Enjoy dinner at an historic London pub; take a relaxed, narrated, night-time cruise on the Thames River; and enjoy tickets to a West End show. 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 guided tour of London is sure to delight all of your senses!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

LONDON
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Welcome dinner at a historic London pub, followed by a relaxed, narrated, nighttime river cruise on the Thames; guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral; visit Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Buckingham Palace (July 29-September 16 only); Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell dinner and West End show
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace
OXFORD
Walking tour through the university city
STONEHENGE
Visit the prehistoric monument
BATH
Visit the Roman relics

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; 2 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menu, including dinner at a traditional pub and farewell dinner at a London restaurant

 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

After a hearty English breakfast, morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside River Thames, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. In the afternoon you might enjoy an optional excursion to the 900-year-old Tower of London with its fabulous Crown Jewels.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 LONDON

Today offers you the opportunity to explore London on your own. For departures 0729 to 0916, a morning visit to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite BUCKINGHAM PALACE is included (dates are subject to unexpected closures). You will see the magnificent State Rooms, richly furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection and used by the Royal Family for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining. The afternoon is free for you to sightsee on your own or to join an optional excursion to Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, where you’ll see the magnificent State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 LONDON. EXCURSION TO SHAKESPEARE COUNTRY

Set out for an exciting day of sightseeing. In Stratford-upon-Avon, take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE, with time afterwards to 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. The final highlight is a walking tour through Oxford that takes in the colleges where Britain’s elite receives its outstanding education.

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.

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. For the finale of your London vacation, join your Tour Director and newfound friends for a delicious Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite three-course farewell dinner, followed by TICKETS for one of London’s leading theater productions.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

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 your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is 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

London

London

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Superior First-Class

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge 200 Westminster Bridge, London,  United Kingdom

200 Westminster Bridge
London, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This contemporary hotel is located within minutes of London's famous landmarks in the heart of city. Dining options include Brasserie Joël, Ichi Sushi & Sashimi, 1WB Lounge & Patisserie and Primo Bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness centre with 15-metre pool and Mandara Spa. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guest throughout the hotel.

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Pool
  • Ice Machine
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Pay Movies
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Voicemail

 Optional Excursions

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).

Price Ranges

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


London

London

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: $

Tower of London & Crown Jewels

Tower of London & 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: $

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: $

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

Visit the underground command station of Britain's war effort, which contains the world's only museum dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill.

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 and Court Dress Collection are on view to the public as well as special exhibitions.

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: $$$$

Day Trip to Liverpool: The Beatles Experience

Day Trip to Liverpool: The Beatles Experience

Journey to Liverpool for an exciting day trip that focuses on the lives and times of the Fab Four. Between the Beatles Story in the morning and the afternoon's Magical Mystery Tour, you'll walk in their footsteps and come away with a real understanding of just what made the Beatles tick. Round-trip train tickets with reserved seats are included.

Price Range: $$$$

Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

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.

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: $$

Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle

Visit stunning Highclere Castle where the Downton Abbey TV series was filmed. Soak up the atmosphere of Oxford and hear about life in the famous university town.

Price Range: $$$$

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

From Henry VIII and "Bloody" Queen Mary to the ghostly Grey Lady and the puzzling hedge maze, you'll be positively captivated by rich history and infamous characters during your half-day visit of magnificent Hampton Court Palace.

Price Range: $

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

A visit to the home of the old and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, that includes both the museum and a guided tour.

Price Range: $

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