Jeanne & Dave in London V3

Wednesday 12th June – Tuesday 18th June 2024

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

Day by Day

Day 1 - Wednesday 12th June - Welcome to London

On arrival in London, transfer to your centrally located hotel and take some time to relax ahead of your first night in England. An unmissable destination for travellers, the capital city is an international melting pot that brims with culture, history and iconic landmarks. Draw the curtains on the twinkling lights of the city to enjoy a good night’s sleep ahead of an exciting day of exploration tomorrow.

Overnight: London | Mandarin Oriental
Room Type: Mandarin Family Room

Day 2 - Thursday 13th June - Mini Cooper and a Free Afternoon

This morning your driver will meet you at your hotel to tour the city in a classic Mini Cooper, a symbol of British heritage. Your expert driver-guide becomes your storyteller, weaving tales of London’s transformations over the past few decades. Listen intently as your guide shares captivating stories about the city’s changing skyline, from the revitalisation of the East End to the evolution of London’s iconic landmarks like the Shard and the Gherkin. Make a pitstop at the Royal Residence, Buckingham Palace before dashing through more streets. This immersive experience not only offers a thrilling ride but also provides a fascinating glimpse into the dynamic narrative of London’s recent history, making your journey through the city’s streets truly unforgettable.

Enjoy an afternoon of leisure.

Overnight: London | Mandarin Oriental
Room Type: Mandarin Family Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Friday 14th June - City of Dreaming Spires

This morning, meet your private transfer and head into Oxford, the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’. With your local expert guide, stroll through the city’s cobbled streets lined with charming cafes and bookshops, all offering a glimpse into the intellectual and cultural vibrancy that defines Oxford. Visit historic landmarks such as the Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera, and Christ Church College, where you can explore hallowed halls steeped in academia and literary tradition.

In the afternoon, bid farewell to your guide and explore in your own free time, before meeting your private transfer to take you back to your hotel in London for the evening.

Overnight: London | Mandarin Oriental
Room Type: Mandarin Family Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Saturday 15th June - Life of a Royal

Today, meet your expert local guide and visit the Tower of London. Sharing captivating stories of its rich history, from its role as a royal palace to its function as a notorious prison. The Crown Jewels will glitter in their vault as your guide unveils centuries of opulence and tradition. Afterwards, in Westminster Abbey, you’ll be awed by the grandeur of its architecture and the solemn beauty of the tombs of monarchs and eminent figures throughout British history, all while your guide enriches the experience with fascinating tales of the past.

Later this afternoon, experience an enchanting journey to Neverland with a Peter Pan-themed afternoon tea at The Shard in London, where delicate pastries and savoury treats are served, all set against breathtaking views of the city skyline. Let your imagination take flight as you indulge in a culinary adventure fit for Wendy, Peter, and the Lost Boys high above the clouds.

Clients to make their own way back to the hotel in the evening.

Overnight: London | Mandarin Oriental
Room Type: Mandarin Family Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Sunday 16th June - Churchill War Rooms & James Bond Experience

Embarking on a visit to the Churchill War Rooms, meet your guide and immerse yourselves in the heart of World War II history, exploring the underground bunker where Winston Churchill and his wartime cabinet made critical decisions. With interactive exhibits and authentic wartime artefacts, enjoy an educational and thrilling experience. Walking through the cramped corridors and command center, gain a profound appreciation for the resilience and leadership that shaped the course of history.

Continue your adventure feeling like James Bond as you experience a high speed RIB cruise on the River Thames aboard a sleek boat. With the wind in your hair and the iconic London skyline as a backdrop, listen to your guide as you pass stunning landmarks and learn about their provenance, even navigating under the Tower Bridge. Every moment will be filled with excitement and cinematic charm, making it an unforgettable journey through the heart of the city.

Overnight: London | Mandarin Oriental
Room Type: Mandarin Family Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Monday 17th June - South Bank and the London Eye

As you embark on your walking tour past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, you’ll be mesmerised by the grandeur of these iconic landmarks, steeped in centuries of history and political significance. Admire the picturesque views as you cross Westminster Bridge, one of the River Thames oldest bridges with it’s green hue to match the seats in the House of Commons.

Continuing your South Bank adventure, you’ll board a private capsule on the London Eye, ascending high above the city’s skyline. From the panoramic views stretching across the River Thames to the bustling streets below, every moment in the pod will fill you with awe and wonder, offering a unique perspective of London’s beauty and charm.

Overnight: London | Mandarin Oriental
Room Type: Mandarin Family Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Tuesday 18th June - Depart

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

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 6 nights accommodation in the Mandarin Family Room, as stated in the itinerary above
  • All breakfasts, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from Day 2 to Day 6
  • Airport Transfer on Arrival Day
  • Airport Transfer on Departure Day
  • Local expert guides from Day 2 to Day 6
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Private 2 Hour Mini Cooper Tour
    • Entry to Tower of London
    • Entry to Westminster Abbey
    • Afternoon Tea at The Shard
    • Entry to Churchill War Rooms
    • Private pod on the London Eye
    • High speed experience RIB ride on the River Thames
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
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 2 clients on an Mandarin Family Room basis, and including a £12 per person conservation contribution is:

  • £12,550 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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