Popp London Adventure V3

Jim Popp

Thursday 9th May – Sunday 19th May 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights

Highlights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Thursday 9th May - Welcome to London - Self-Guided

On arrival at the airport, you will be met by a private driver who will transfer you to your city centre hotel, The Savoy. Upon arrival, indulge in the splendour of your river-view room, where panoramic vistas of the Thames welcome you with open arms. After settling in, the excitement continues as you meet your private transfer to the London Eye to see the city from a whole new perspective. Step into your exclusive pod, where panoramic views of London’s skyline unfold before your eyes. As you ascend, landmarks such as Big Ben, the Tower of London, and the Shard become miniature marvels below, offering a bird’s-eye view of the bustling metropolis. The remainder of the afternoon is yours to explore at your leisure.

Overnight: London | The Savoy
Room Type: Superior Room
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Friday 10th May - Artistic London - Fully Guided

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the vibrant streets of London with your private guide leading the way. Begin your day with a visit to the iconic Tate Modern, where contemporary art captivates and inspires. From there, marvel at the grandeur of St. Paul’s Cathedral, a timeless symbol of London’s rich history. Refuel with a delectable lunch at Borough Market, savouring a variety of culinary delights amidst the bustling atmosphere. As the day unfolds, treat yourself to a late afternoon private cruise along the serene waters of the River Thames, take in the panoramic views of the city’s iconic landmarks and indulge in a bottle of Moët & Chandon and snacks as you listen to your guide. Let the magic of London sweep you away on this unforgettable adventure.

Overnight: London | The Savoy
Room Type: Superior Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Saturday 11th May - Gastronomic London - Fully Guided

Immerse yourself in the heart of London’s culinary scene as you embark on a gastronomic adventure through the city’s neighbourhoods, all while travelling in the comfort of a traditional Black Cab. Delight your taste buds with a tour of Portobello Road, where eclectic flavours and aromas mingle in the bustling market stalls. Then, wander through the historic cobblestone streets of Leadenhall Market, savouring the sights, sounds, and tastes of this hidden gem. Get to know the city like a true local as you uncover its culinary treasures with your guide.

Overnight: London | The Savoy
Room Type: Superior Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Sunday 12th May - Wartime London - Self-Guided

Prepare for a day of reflection and discovery as you delve into the rich history of wartime London on a self-guided tour. Begin your journey at the Churchill War Rooms, where the underground nerve centre of Winston Churchill’s wartime operations offers a glimpse into the strategic decisions that shaped history. From there, wander through the city streets, exploring other significant war sites such as the Imperial War Museum and the Cenotaph, paying homage to the sacrifices of generations past. As you immerse yourself in the stories and artefacts of wartime London, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the resilience and courage of those who lived through these tumultuous times.

Overnight: London | The Savoy
Room Type: Superior Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Monday 13th May - Historic London - Fully Guided

Continue your enriching journey through London’s storied past as you join your private guide for an immersive day in the City. Begin by unravelling the mysteries shrouding the Tower of London, where centuries of intrigue and royal drama await discovery within its formidable walls. From there, indulge in a spot of lunch before delving into the rich tapestry of history at Westminster Abbey, where the echoes of coronations, weddings, and significant events resonate through its majestic halls. With your expert guide leading the way, unlock the secrets and stories woven into the fabric of these iconic landmarks, gaining insight into London’s captivating history like never before.

Overnight: London | The Savoy
Room Type: Superior Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Tuesday 14th May - Academic Oxford - Partially Guided

Your morning transfer awaits to whisk you away to Paddington Station, where a first-class train will transport you to the historic city of Oxford. Upon arrival, your local guide will lead you on a captivating tour through the city’s storied streets. Marvel at the architectural wonders of Oxford’s renowned colleges, delve into its scholarly heritage and uncover hidden gems known only to locals. The afternoon is yours to wander at your leisure, perhaps indulging in a stroll along the River Thames or perusing the city’s charming shops and cafes. As the day draws to a close, board the evening train back to London, where your transfer eagerly awaits to escort you back to the comfort of your hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of your enchanting day in Oxford.

Overnight: London | The Savoy
Room Type: Junior Suite River View
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Wednesday 15th May - Legal London - Partially Guided

Journey into the heart of legal history as you explore the Royal Courts of Justice and the Inns of Court. Begin your day by marvelling at the grandeur of the Royal Courts, where the weight of significant legal judgments hangs in the air. Delve into the secrets of its Victorian construction and uncover the tales of the characters who have shaped its halls. Don’t forget to peruse the barristers’ and judges’ wigs on sale, a unique souvenir of your visit. Then, immerse yourself in the labyrinthine alleyways and tranquil courtyards of the Inns of Court, which barristers have long called home. Follow in the footsteps of legal luminaries, soaking in the architectural splendour and rich history. From Charles Dickens’ commentary to the secrets of Mrs. Lovell’s pies, your guide will ensure a day filled with intrigue and discovery, leaving you with lasting memories of London’s legal legacy.

Overnight: London | The Savoy
Room Type: Junior Suite River View
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Thursday 16th May - National Gallery and Royal Parks - Self-Guided

This morning take a serene walk through the lush Royal Parks, where verdant landscapes and tranquil pathways await your exploration. Begin your day with a stroll through Hyde Park, admiring the beauty of its iconic landmarks such as the Serpentine Lake and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. Continue your peaceful wanderings into Green Park, revelling in the serenity of its open spaces and majestic trees. As the day unfolds, make your way to the renowned National Gallery, where an unparalleled collection of masterpieces awaits. Lose yourself in the artistry of Van Gogh, Monet, and Da Vinci as you meander through its hallowed halls, soaking in the beauty and inspiration that surrounds you. From nature’s tranquillity to the timeless treasures of art, this day promises a harmonious blend of relaxation and cultural enrichment amidst the splendour of London.

Overnight: London | The Savoy
Room Type: Junior Suite River View
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9 - Friday 17th May - Shakepeares London - Self-Guided

Savour a leisurely morning at your own pace, basking in the charm of London’s vibrant streets before immersing yourself in the timeless magic of Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre. As the sun reaches its zenith, make your way to the iconic Globe for a mid-afternoon performance of “Much Ado About Nothing,” Shakespeare’s beloved comedy. Nestled along the banks of the River Thames, the Globe offers a unique theatrical experience, transporting you back to the Elizabethan era with its open-air stage and authentic atmosphere. Prepare to be swept away by the wit and romance of Shakespeare’s timeless tale, an afternoon filled with laughter, love, and theatrical delight awaits.

Overnight: London | The Savoy
Room Type: Junior Suite River View
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 10 - Saturday 18th May - London at Leisure - Self-Guided

Embrace the freedom of a day to wander at your own pace through the dynamic streets of London. Begin your adventure with no set agenda, allowing the city to unfold before you with each step. Whether you choose to stroll along the serene banks of the River Thames, explore the bustling markets of Covent Garden, or marvel at the iconic landmarks of Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus, the possibilities are endless. Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of London’s diverse neighbourhoods, stopping to indulge in culinary delights or browse unique boutiques along the way.

Overnight: London | The Savoy
Room Type: Junior Suite River View
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 11 - Sunday 19th May - Departure

A private transfer will collect you from your accommodation and take you to London St Pancras to make your onward journey to Paris. Waving farewell for now but taking with you, the special memories and wonderful stories of your explorations.

Eurostar Business Class – 11:31 – 14:48

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 10 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced on 3 Guided days
  • All transfers in a private vehicle
  • Airport Transfer on Arrival Day
  • Airport Transfer on Departure Day
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Entry to St Pauls Cathedral with a private guide
    • Entry to Tate Modern with a private guide
    • Entry to the Tower of London with a private guide
    • Entry to Westminster Abbey with a private guide
    • Private Pod on the London Eye
    • Entry to the Imperial War Museum
    • Entry to Churchill’s War Rooms
    • Return First Class train travel to Oxford
    • Private Afternoon Cruise on the Thames with Guide (2 Hours)
    • Afternoon performance of Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeares Globe
    • Tour of the Inns of Court and Old Bailey with a private guide
  • 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
Terms & Conditions Read More

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Accommodation

The Savoy

The Strand | London |
WC2R 0EZ | England
Web: thesavoylondon.com