Classic week in London (6 nights)
This offer is ideal for a first time visit to this great world city
Day 1. Arrival day
Your chauffeur will meet you inside the arrivals hall, assist with luggage and escort you to vehicle. The journey time from London Heathrow airport to central London varies greatly depending on the time of day. In most cases the it takes 45 minutes. Your chauffeur will make sure you are aware of nearby amenities, such as ATM’s, pharmacies and restaurants. If you have not already, this is a good time to download our visitor app, available from Google play and Apple stores.
Day 2. Classic London Safari - Guide only
Boats, buses, taxis and tubes… and your own two feet!
Explore the city like a real Londoner with an expert tour guide by your side. Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and conduct the tour using different modes of transport. It’s the eco-friendly, exhilarating and flexible way to experience one of the world’s greatest cities. The diverse, vibrant and bustling city of London is full of culture and history. The city has the perfect balance of modern and contemporary qualities, whilst keeping tradition and heritage intact. London is the capital city of England and the main base for the monarchy and parliamentary system of the United Kingdom. Enjoy an authorised, private tour inside Westminster Abbey, burial place of kings, queens, poets, statesmen and actors. Westminster Abbey was once a Benedictine monastery and monastic architectural details remain, such as the arcaded stone cloisters, Chapter House and Strong Room. The Abbey is one of London’s most impressive buildings architecturally, with its breath-taking vaulted chapels and monuments.
Lunch can be a traditional pub, smart restaurant or cafe. It’s entirely up to you. But, we will recommend a great place away from tourist crowds. You must experience our London Underground, the oldest in the world, dating back to 1863. It served a major survival purpose during the Blitz to shelter civilians. Head above the surface and travel the vibrant heart of London viewing traditional and modern landmarks such as Big Ben and the London Eye, get-off-the-beaten-path with your guide. Finish your day with a tour Her Majesty’s Tower of London - Royal Palace, fortress and once a notorious state prison. The Tower of London is the centre of London’s ghost stories and presents chilling historic accounts of the infamous prison. Individuals of significance were detained inside the Tower of London including Anne Boleyn, Thomas Cromwell, Princess Elizabeth and Guy Fawkes. Your guide will offer a private tour inside the individual towers and precincts. See the world-famous English Crown Jewels including the Great Star of Africa (at 530.2 carats, the world’s largest diamond), armour and haunted prison quarters! You will be touring with your own private and professional guide, this will enable you to get-off-the-beaten-tourist-path and see some of London’s hidden gems. Flexibility comes as standard on this tour.
Day 3. Parks, Museums and the London Eye With the help and information received from you guide the day before, you should feel confident enough to explore on your own. You are very welcome to schedule another service for this day. The London Eye tickets have been included on this day and your can choose any time you wish, FAST TRACK tickets of course.
Day 4. The British Museum and St Paul’s Cathedral - Guide only
Boats, buses, taxis and tubes… and your own two feet!
The British museum is so big and overwhelming, you do need a guide to help you navigate and show the highlights at least. An act of parliament established the museum in 1753. The collection is worldwide in origin and relates to places and people from the past two million years. The different cultures that can be found within the museum ranges from the Aztecs and Native North America to Ancient Egypt, Imperial China, Anglo-Saxon and Renaissance Europe - the list is simply endless! Your guide can tailor a tour of the British museum that will focus on your interests or take you on a highlights tour and you will see the famous objects. The highlights tour can include; The Elgin Marbles, the mummies of ancient Egypt, the Rosetta Stone, the key to the mysterious hieroglyphs, Anglo-Saxon treasure and Greece and Roman artefacts.
St Paul’s is lesser known than say Westminster Abbey as a place to visit, but certainly not less impressive, St Paul’s Cathedral is one of Europe’s greatest churches architecturally, historically and probably most loved by Londoners.
Enjoy a private tour inside, see the beautiful interior of the dome, one of the largest and most beautiful in the world. The church was constructed from gleaming white Portland stone almost 300 years ago and, after a ten-year cleaning project, it has been returned to its former magnificence. If you are feeling energetic, climb the 533 steps to the top of the dome for incredible views of London. If you are fit enough, this really is a must and quiet an experience.
Day 5 - Evening at Theatre
We can recommend and reserve at a restaurant based on your requirements.
Day 6 - Use of a chauffeur for the day for shopping or more
Your chauffeur will be with for an 8 hour period. He or she can assist with bags, whisk you off to restaurants and recommend specialist shops. Your chauffeur can than drop you at your hotel with all of your bags safely, and in time for relaxation before dinner.
Day 7 - Transfer to London Heathrow
Your chauffeur will be with you 10 minutes before you need to leave and will assist with luggage.
What is included
- All Entrance tickets
- Theatre tickets
- Airport transfers
- Deluxe room at the Levin Hotel, Knightsbridge
Price from £1,845 GBP per person, based on two people sharing.
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About Luxury Vacations UK
Since 2002, we have created British travel experiences for individuals, families, groups and corporations. Driver-Guided Tours, Chauffeur-Driven Transfers and Behind-the-Scenes Tours, Unique Accommodation, Customised Group Programmes and VIP Experiences, Premium Tickets to Theatres, Sporting and Cultural Events
And why we do it!
Our aim is always to be an ‘upgrade’ to anything else available, but without going ‘over the top’ with our prices. We started our business by offering simple day tours and deliver them well. It was not long before our clients were asking us to include more services and events – this we took as a compliment and felt it showed they trusted us and had confidence that we would deliver to a high standard, without the fuss.