Butler Family London Adventure V2

Wednesday 19th June – Tuesday 25th June 2024

Number of Travellers: 4
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights

Highlights

  • Discover awe-inspiring artefacts in some of the World's most famous museums
  • Walk the player's tunnel at Chelsea FC stadium
  • Marvel at the 'Dreaming Spires' and iconic university buildings of Oxford

Day by Day

Day 1 - Wednesday 19th June - Welcome to London

On arrival in London, your private transfer will transport you to your centrally located hotel and take some time to relax ahead of your first evening in England.

An unmissable destination for travellers, the capital city is an international melting pot that brims with culture, history and iconic landmarks. With a well-known and well-deserved reputation for an eclectic and globally diverse food scene, your dinner this evening is sure to be a thoroughly enjoyable affair. Later, draw the curtains on the twinkling lights of the city to enjoy a good night’s sleep ahead of an exciting day of exploring tomorrow.

Overnight: London | The Bloomsbury Hotel
Room Type: 2x Interconnecting Classic King Rooms
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Thursday 20th June - British Museum and Egyptian Archaeology

Meeting your local expert guide, embark on a captivating journey through ancient civilisations at the British Museum. Marvel at iconic artefacts like the Rosetta Stone, each offering a window into a distant era.

Next, visit the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology where you’ll delve into it’s rich history and treasure chest of artefacts. From the majestic wonders of ancient Egypt to the intricate artistry of ceramics, mummies, coffins and papyrus, transporting you back to Ancient Egypt and Sudan. Explore intimate collections curated by pioneering archaeologists, providing insights into the daily lives of ancient peoples.

Later, draw the curtains on the twinkling lights of the city to enjoy a good night’s sleep ahead of an exciting day of exploring tomorrow.

Overnight: London | The Bloomsbury Hotel
Room Type: 2x Interconnecting Classic King Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Friday 21st June - World of History and Science

This morning, meet your guide and embark on a journey through time and discovery at the Natural History Museum. Wander beneath the colossal skeleton of a diplodocus in the grand entrance hall, marvel at the intricate beauty of gemstones in the mineral gallery, and delve into the mysteries of the Earth’s evolution through captivating exhibits.

After immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring exhibits, be treated to a science-themed afternoon tea at the Ampersand Hotel. Delectable treats are served with a whimsical twist where you’ll indulge in delights inspired by the periodic table, DNA helixes, and celestial bodies, accompanied by a selection of fine teas.

Continue your exploration of wonders with an afternoon at the Science Museum. Engage your curiosity as you journey through the realms of technology, space exploration, and innovation, with interactive exhibits that inspire wonder and discovery at every turn. From the history of flight to the frontiers of artificial intelligence, immerse yourself in the fascinating world of science before bidding farewell to a day filled with exploration, learning, and delightful indulgence.

Please note: Afternoon tea is included

Overnight: London | The Bloomsbury Hotel
Room Type: 2x Interconnecting Classic King Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Saturday 22nd June - City of Dreaming Spires

This morning, a private transfer will whisk you to Oxford, to explore the City of Dreaming Spires. Your local guide will bring to life iconic buildings such as the historic Bodleian Library, one of the oldest libraries in Europe, where countless treasures of knowledge await. Wander through the enchanting cobbled streets of the city centre, admiring the stunning architecture of colleges like Christ Church and Magdalen. Pause for a moment of reflection at the Radcliffe Camera, a magnificent neoclassical building that stands as a symbol of academic excellence. Watch the tranquil punters along the serene River Cherwell, soaking in the timeless charm of this quintessentially Oxford sport before embarking on your journey back to the city of London for a relaxing evening.

Overnight: London | The Bloomsbury Hotel
Room Type: 2x Interconnecting Classic King Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Sunday 23rd June - Chelsea Football and London Symphony Orchestra

In the crisp morning air, meet your local guide and gather eagerly outside Buckingham Palace, awaiting the iconic Changing of the Guard ceremony. As the majestic procession unfolds with precision and grandeur, the stirring sounds of military bands and the synchronised movements of the Queen’s Guard create a spectacle that embodies centuries of tradition and pageantry.

After lunch, journey with your guide in a traditional black cab into the world of sports with a tour of Chelsea Football Stadium. Explore the legendary grounds where football history has been made, from the iconic pitch to the prestigious trophy room, immersing yourself in the passion and excitement of one of England’s most renowned football clubs.

This evening, your private transfer will collect you from the hotel and transport you to the Barbican Hall for an evening at the London Symphony Orchestra witnessing their rendition of Carmina Burana is an unforgettable experience filled with anticipation and excitement. As the orchestra takes the stage and the conductor raises the baton, the iconic strains of “O Fortuna” captivate the audience with their haunting melody. Throughout the performance, the orchestra’s precision and artistry shine, navigating the piece’s dynamic shifts and intricate rhythms with ease. Your private transfer will take you back to your hotel at the end of the performance.

Overnight: London | The Bloomsbury Hotel
Room Type: 2x Interconnecting Classic King Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Monday 24th June - Shakespear's Globe and The Cutty Sark

Today, meet your local expert guide and embark on a tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, where the timeless works of the Bard come to life in an authentic Elizabethan setting. Step back in time as you wander through the meticulously reconstructed theatre, soaking in the atmosphere of Shakespearean drama. Envisage the magic of live performances and discover the behind-the-scenes secrets of theatrical production.

Afterwards, you’ll venture to the historic Cutty Sark, a state-of-the-art majestic tea clipper ship that once sailed a dramatic life on the high seas. Explore its elegant decks and learn about its fascinating maritime history, immersing yourself in the adventurous world of 19th-century seafaring.

Overnight: London | The Bloomsbury Hotel
Room Type: 2x Interconnecting Classic King Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Tuesday 25th June - Depart

A private transfer will collect you from your accommodation and take you to the airport to make your onward connections to Munich. Waving farewell for now but taking with you special memories and wonderful stories of your explorations.

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 6 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from Day 2 to Day 6
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • Airport Transfer on Arrival Day, includes Meet & Greet
  • Airport Transfer on Departure Day
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Entry to the British Museum
    • Entry to the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archeology
    • Entry to the Natural History Museum
    • Science themed Afternoon Tea at the Ampersand Hotel
    • Entry to the Science Museum
    • Walking tour of Oxford with a local expert guide
    • Entry to the Bodelian Library and Radcliffe Camera
    • Chelsea Football Stadium Tour
    • Tickets to the Carmina Burana
    • Private transfer to the Royal Festival Hall
    • Tour of Shakespears Globe
    • Entry to the Cutty Sark
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for the main driver guide
Notes Read More
  • All suggested accommodations and services are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • A 20% deposit is required before any accommodation and services will be confirmed
  • This quote is valid for 14 days from the date quoted, after this time pricing may be subject to revision
Pricing Read More

Pricing:

The NET price for this itinerary, based on 4 clients on a twin-share basis, and including a £12 per person conservation contribution is:

  • £3,980 GBP per person

Conservation Contribution

This voluntary donation of £12 per person goes towards conservation projects in the locations we operate.  If you would like to opt out just let your trip designer know.

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