Final Information - Simon & Melody - London Extension

Tuesday 14th May – Monday 20th May 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights

Overview

Exploring London’s iconic landmarks and unique character will be an unforgettable adventure. Delve into the Royal grandeur of Buckingham Palace and spot classic British locations. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere as you enjoy the artisanal delights of the food lover’s paradise, the historic Borough Market. Step into the enchanting world of Harry Potter witnessing iconic props and sets from the films. Then end your trip with an exhilarating ride in an iconic Mini Cooper exploring angles of London which you won’t see from anywhere else.

Highlights

  • Explore London’s iconic highlights, including the making of Harry Potter
  • Exclusive Borough Market Food & Drink experience
  • Enjoy a famous West End show in London’s theatre district

Day by Day

Day 1 - Tuesday 14th May - Welcome To London

On arrival at London King’s Cross you’ll be met by your private transfer driver and taken to your hotel in the heart of the city and the rest of the day is free for you to use as you wish. Maybe relax and take in the views over the city of London from your hotel rooftop terrace, or head out to start exploring. This could be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the delectable delights of a quintessential British Afternoon Tea.

Overnight: London | AMANO Covent Garden
Room Type: 'Roomy' Super-King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 1 - Train Details Read More +


Departure Train Station: Kingussie | Departure Time: 8:47 am
Arrival Train Station: London King's Cross | Arrival Time: 3:49 pm

Day 1 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C2183
Pick Up Location: London King's Cross | Pick Up Time: 3:49 pm | Approx Duration: 0.5 hrs
Phone: +44 (0) 2033 276 606

Your driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and will have a board with your name on it.

Day 2 - Wednesday 15th May - Iconic London With A Private Guide

Your expert private guide will lead you on a fascinating journey through the heart of London today, taking in some of the iconic sights where history and luxury come together. Marvel at the majestic Buckingham Palace and if times align you can witness the iconic Changing of the Guard. Admire Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament as you hear the stories of these historical streets.

Visit the nearby Royal Church of Westminster Abbey to soak in the unique atmosphere and stories as you explore with your guide. This World Heritage Site has witnessed many historic events over its thousand years of history. Maybe decide to finish your day with some luxury shopping as you discover the treasures of Harrods or explore the upscale shops of Bond street.

Overnight: London | AMANO Covent Garden
Room Type: 'Roomy' Super-King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 2 - Private Walking Tour Read More +

Activity: Private Walking Tour
Expert City Guide: Mike Whalley
Start Location: AMANO Covent Garden Hotel Reception | Start Time: 9:00 am | Approx Duration: 8 hrs

Phone: +44 (0) 7711 078 700

Day 3 - Thursday 16th May - The Magical World Of Harry Potter

Spend a magical day exploring the wizarding world of Harry Potter with a Deluxe Tour.  From the streets of Diagon Alley to the vaults at Gringotts, you can soak in the world of Harry and his friends on this fully immersive tour of the Warner Brothers Studios. From the breathtaking sets to discovering how the magical creatures were created, you will find magic and wizardry round every corner. Return to your hotel at the end of the day full of the tastes of butterbeer and magic sweets.

Overnight: London | AMANO Covent Garden
Room Type: 'Roomy' Super-King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C2129/C
Pick Up Location: AMANO Covent Garden | Pick Up Time: 10:00 am | Approx Duration: 0.5 hrs
Phone: +44 (0) 2033 276 606

End Destination; Euston War Memorial to meet your Harry Potter Tour.

Day 3 - Warner Bros Studios - Harry Potter Tour Read More +

Activity: Warner Bros Studios - Harry Potter Tour
Start Location: Euston War Memorial - https://goo.gl/maps/yUgwunQbEvtZopeQ8 | Start Time: 10:50 am | Approx Duration: 5 hrs

Booking Reference: 4076487
Phone: +44 800 098 8019

Your Harry Potter Studio Tour Experience (through City Wonders Tours)

Please ensure that you have a paper or electronic copy of your booking voucher to present at the starting meeting point.

What’s Included

  • Fully guided tour of Warner Bros. Studios in English, with an expert Harry Potter tour guide
  • Small groups of 8 people or fewer
  • Admission with timed entry to Warner Bros Studios
  • Transportation to and from the meeting point

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Making of Harry Potter on our fully-guided Warner Bros. Studio Tour in English. As a Warner Bros. Studio Tour London preferred partner, we’re the only tour company that allows you to learn about the real-life movie magic used to create the beloved film series from an official, Studio Tour guide.

Start your magical journey in Central London, where you’ll meet a City Wonders representative to collect your return train tickets directly to Watford Junction Station. After arriving at Watford Junction, you’ll be taken to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London via an official shuttle bus.

Once you arrive at the Studios, you’ll enjoy timed access and a greeting from a dedicated English-speaking Studio Tour guide, who will reveal the wonders you’ll encounter throughout your tour of the original sets, props, and costumes from the Harry Potter™ film series. Next, view a short introductory film before being led into the most iconic set of the series: the Great Hall.

From there, your Studio Tour guide will begin to share production secrets and inside information, as well as highlight the processes used to bring the films to life. As the only fully-guided tour, this experience is completely unique and the best way to explore the behind-the-scenes magic of the Harry Potter film series as you walk along the famous cobbled street of Diagon Alley™, featuring the shop fronts of Ollivanders™, Flourish and Blotts™, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, Gringotts™ Bank and Eeylops Owl Emporium™.

You’ll also visit the original Hogwarts Express locomotive and a re-creation of Platform 9 ¾ where you can climb aboard the train’s carriage and pose for a photo with a luggage trolley as it disappears through the platform wall. Enjoy other memorable sets from the Harry Potter film series, including the Gryffindor common room, the boys’ dormitory, Hagrid’s Hut, the Potions classroom, and Dumbledore’s office – all while being captivated by the secrets and insights shared by your guide.

Once your guided tour comes to an end, you have the option to re-enter and explore the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London at your leisure, find a special Harry Potter souvenir at the Studio Shop or enjoy a coffee in the Studio Tour Cafe. When you’re ready to head back to central London, your City Wonders representative will provide train tickets and all necessary information for an easy journey.

This unique, fully-guided tour at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter is the only tour of its kind and is sure to create the memory of a lifetime!

(Your booking voucher is included in the Important Additional Information section below)

Day 3 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C2130/C
Pick Up Location: Warner Bros Studio Taxi Pick Up Point | Pick Up Time: 5:00 pm | Approx Duration: 1.5 hrs
Phone: +44 (0) 2033 276 606

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Day 4 - Friday 17th May - Exclusive Foodie Tour In Borough Market & Wicked Show

Embark on a sumptuous food and drink journey in one of London’s most famous markets with an expert private guide.  Spend your morning savouring some of the finest artisanal delicacies and gastronomic delights from exquisite truffles to delectable cheeses, while enjoying the unique setting and vibrant atmosphere. After having delighted your taste buds and enchanted your senses, the rest of the day is free for you to enjoy as you wish. Maybe take the free afternoon to relax at your hotel, or visit one of the world-renowned galleries or quirky museums in town. Then finish your day with a captivating performance of ‘Wicked’ as you take in a big show in London’s famous West End theatre district.

Overnight: London | AMANO Covent Garden
Room Type: 'Roomy' Super-King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Private Borough Market Tour Read More +

Activity: Private Borough Market Tour
Foodie Guide: Cara
Start Location: Mallow 1 Cathedral St, London SE1 9DE | Start Time: 9:30 am
End Location: Bedales wine bar: 5 Bedale St, London SE1 9AL | End Time: 12:30 pm
Phone: +44 (0) 7760 472 618

Day 4 - Wicked West End Show Read More +

Activity: Wicked West End Show
Start Location: Apollo Victoria Theatre, 17 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG UK | Start Time: 7:30 pm | Approx Duration: 3 hrs

Booking Reference: 28241753

Seats: Stalls G24 and G25
Please ensure that you have a copy of your tickets to show. These are included in the attachments in the Additional Important Information section below.

Foyers and bars open 90 minutes before the show

Day 5 - Saturday 18th May - Free Day To Connect With Family

Today you have a full free day to spend time with your family in the city and enjoy reconnecting as you relax together.

Overnight: London | AMANO Covent Garden
Room Type: 'Roomy' Super-King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Sunday 19th May - Discover The Best Of British London Museums

Spend a fascinating day with a Private Expert Guide exploring the best of the classic London Museums. Start in the iconic British Museum and discover the layers of history in the halls and exhibitions. Then head over the river and step back in time at the Imperial War Museum. Imagine how life was for all facets of society affected by the World Wars as you explore the recreated trenches, see the military vehicles and the heroes created by these challenging times. Depending on the time, you can also soak in the wonders of nature in the Natural History Museum, marvelling at the unique exhibits of the earth, water and skies. Your knowledgeable guide will advise what will be the best fit for your curiosity and the day.

Overnight: London | AMANO Covent Garden
Room Type: 'Roomy' Super-King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Private Guide For Museum Visits Read More +

Activity: Private Guide For Museum Visits
Expert City Guide: Mike Whalley
Start Location: AMANO Covent Garden Reception | Start Time: 9:15 am | Approx Duration: 8 hrs

Phone: +44 (0) 7711 078 700

Day 7 - Monday 20th May - Depart

A private transfer will take you to London Heathrow this morning to catch your onward travel. Depart London carrying cherished memories and unforgettable experiences of this unique and many-layered city.

Day 7 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C445504
Pick Up Location: AMANO Covent Garden | Pick Up Time: 1:30 pm | Approx Duration: 1 hrs
Phone: +44 (0) 2033 276 606

Day 7 - Flight Details Read More +

Airline: United Airlines | Flight Number: UA 921
Departure Airport: London Heathrow | Departure Time: 6:00 pm
Arrival Airport: Newark Liberty International

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 6 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Airport Transfer On Arrival Day
  • Airport Transfer on Departure Day
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Private Full Day London City walking tour with Expert Guide
      • Includes Entrance Fees as per interest (Up to 4)
    • Warner Bros Studios Deluxe Harry Potter Tour
      • Including private transfer from your hotel to meeting point & return
    • Private Morning Foodie Tour with Borough Market Guide
    • Tickets for ‘Wicked’ West End Show
      • Best Seats Available in The Stalls
      • 19:30 17th May 2024
    • Private Expert Guide for the Day to share the best of the British Museum, Imperial War Museum & the Natural History Museum (if time allows)
      • Entry & Donations to museums included & transport between
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Train Travel
  • 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

Useful Contacts

24 hour in-country support (Wilderness England):  +44 (0)1479 420 120, or out with regular office hours +44 (0) 7482 170 401 (urgent calls only)

Emergency services:  999 or 112
NHS 24 (24 hour free medical advice):  111

 

Tipping Guidelines

For tipping our guides – We don’t generally recommend a set amount as tipping is not expected in the same way that it is in North America. However, similar North American travel companies generally suggest something along the lines of £10-30 per person per day for your guide, which is a wide range to choose from. Generally, we would encourage you to ask yourself what you were expecting from your guide, and then think about how they have exceeded those expectations and choose an amount you are comfortable with.

For local services such as restaurants again tipping is not expected but if you receive great service then 10-15% of the bill is normal.

Important Additional Information Read More
  • Where To Eat - London - PDF: View Now
  • Warner Bros Studio - Harry Potter Tour with City Wonders - 4076847 - PDF: View Now
  • Wicked Tickets - PDF: View Now
Terms & Conditions Read More

Please see our booking terms here.


Accommodation

AMANO Covent Garden

Drury House, 34-43 Russell St | London |
WC2B 5HA | England
Phone: +44 (0) 20 3739 8900
Web: amanogroup.com/en/hotels