Fees Family London Adventure - Final Information

John & Jill Fees, Gerald & Charlotte Cyrus

Wednesday 5th June – Sunday 9th June 2024

Number of Travellers: 4
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Highlights

  • Explore some of London's most iconic landmarks with an expert guide
  • Delve into the Roman history of Bath & marvel at the picturesque Castle Combe village
  • Taste the gastronomic delights of London's oldest markets & public houses

Day by Day

Day 1 - Wednesday 5th June - Welcome to London

On arrival into London St Pancras, meet your private transfer to take you to your centrally located hotel and take some time to relax ahead of your first evening in the city. Enjoy lunch at the gastronomic paradise of Harrods before a leisurely walk to Kensington Palace. Explore the home of Royals for over 300 years, including the birthplace of Queen Victoria and follow in her footsteps. This evening, immerse yourself in the West End uplifting musical comedy ‘Six’, a tale about the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives. 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 | Mandarin Oriental
Room Type: Deluxe

Day 1 - Train Details Read More +

Travel Date: June 5, 2024 | Rail Operator: Eurostar
Departure Train Station: Paris Gare du Nord | Departure Time: 09:12
Arrival Train Station: London St Pancras | Arrival Time: 10:30

Booking reference: HT2GGD

Day 1 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C2132
Pick Up Location: London St Pancras | Pick Up Time: 10:30 | Approx Duration: 0.5 hrs
Phone: +44 (0)20 3327 6606

Your driver will meet you at the Eurostar Information desk with the passenger’s name board

Day 1 - Lunch Details Read More +

Restaurant: Gordon Ramsey Burger | Location: 4th Floor, Harrods
Reservation Time: 12:30 | Booking Reference: 5LYR5CYY
Phone: +44 (0)20 7225 6800 | Website: https://www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com/gordon-ramsay-burger-harrods/

Reservation name: Mr John Fees

Please note that this is a Table Reservation only. Please pay directly.

Day 1 - Kensington Palace Read More +

Activity: Kensington Palace
Booking Reference: 42403111509
Phone: +44 (0)333 320 6000

Self guided tour of Kensington Palace. Clients to make own way.

Day 1 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Wild Honey | Location: St James
Reservation Time: 17:15 | Booking Reference: 39FTFEBDL
Phone: +44 (0)20 7389 7820 | Website: https://www.wildhoneystjames.co.uk/

Reservation name: Mr John Fees

Please note that this is a Table Reservation only. Please pay directly.

Day 1 - Six the Musical Read More +

Activity: Six the Musical
Vaudeville Theatre:
| Start Time: 19:30
Booking Reference: 16374272

You will be contacted by the theatre 48 hours before the performance with instructions on how to check in and retrieve your e-ticket. If you do not receive your e-tickets, please contact 0330 333 4815 or [email protected]

Day 1 - Connaught Bar Read More +

For pre-post show cocktails. Please note the Connaught Bar only accept’s walk-ins.
Contact number: +44 (0)20 7314 3419

Day 2 - Thursday 6th June - Gastronomic Delights

After breakfast, check out the famous Borough Market, one of London’s largest and oldest food markets, sampling delights from local and international traders. In the afternoon, meet your expert guide and get to know the real London as you discover the local’s favourite spots sharing insider secrets to the best spots to eat and admire this vibrant bustling city. Your guide will take you on a journey through time from the oldest of London’s pubs & ale houses. Eat & drink in the footsteps of Charles Dickens, Agatha Christie, or enjoy a pint in Gandalf the Greys’ very own hostelry. End the day with a quintessentially British dinner.

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

Day 2 - Guide Details - Helena McColl Read More +

Name: Helena McColl
Contact Number: +44 (0)7786521207
Meeting Place: The Southwark Tavern, Borough Market | Meeting Time: 13:30

Meet your expert guide Helena at Borough Market for an afternoon of gastronomic history as you make your way round some of London’s oldest pubs. Prepare for a tipple or two before finishing back at your hotel around 5:30pm.

Day 2 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Gymkhana | Location: 42 Albemarle Street
Reservation Time: 20:30 | Booking Reference: 8TVMNP365
Phone: +44 (0)20 3011 5900

Reservation name: Mr John Fees

Please note that this is a Table Reservation only. Please pay directly.

Day 2 - The American Bar, Savoy Hotel Read More +

For post dinner cocktails. Please note the bar only accepts walk-ins.
Contact number: +44 (0)20 7420 2111

Day 3 - Friday 7th June - Exploring Bath & Lacock

This morning, you’ll board the train and enjoy a scenic First Class journey through the Southern landscapes and arrive into the city of Bath, famous for it’s imposing Roman architecture. Meet your guide to enjoy a wonderful historical walking tour of the city. As the beautiful Georgian architecture presses honey-yellow against the blue sky, soak in the sights and sounds of a city founded by the Romans for well-being and relaxation. Perhaps a visit to the Victoria Arts Gallery, a tranquil and thought-provoking place beyond the colourful and bustling streets. Afterwards, visit Lacock, a village with well-preserved medieval architecture, idyllic countryside views, and picturesque streets create a magical ambience that captivates visitors. End your visit with a relaxing tipple & dinner.

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

Day 3 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C2133
Pick Up Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel | Pick Up Time: 07:45
Phone: +44 (0)20 3327 6606

Day 3 - Train Details Read More +

Travel Date: June 7, 2024 | Rail Operator: Great Western Railway
Departure Train Station: Paddington | Departure Time: 08:30
Arrival Train Station: Bath Spa | Arrival Time: 09:46

Day 3 - Guide Details - Maeve Hamilton Hercod Read More +

Name: Maeve Hamilton Hercod
Contact Number: +44 (0)7770 316486
Meeting Place: Bath Spa Train Station | Meeting Time: 09:46

Meet your local expert guide Maeve for a walking city tour of Bath followed by the picturesque village of Lacock

Meeting location:  Red phone box opposite train station exit (what3word.com/rank.backs.doors)

Day 3 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: In and Beyond Bath
Pick Up Location: The Architect, Bath, BA1 1LP | Pick Up Time: 13:30 | Approx Duration: 4 hrs
Phone: +44 (0)800 074 7949

Your chauffeur will meet you and your guide for a transfer to the Cotswolds village of Lacock and bring you back Bath at the end of the afternoon in time for your dinner at Beckford Canteen.
Driver name details will be confirmed 48-72 prior.

Day 3 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Beckford Canteen | Location: 11-12 Bartlett Street, Bath
Reservation Time: 18:00 | Booking Reference: BF3P7L49
Phone: +44 (0)1225 338470

Please note that this is a table reservation only. Please pay directly.

Day 3 - Train Details Read More +

Travel Date: June 7, 2024 | Rail Operator: Great Western Railway
Departure Train Station: Bath Spa Arrival Train Station: 20:13 | Arrival Time: 21:35

Day 3 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C2134
Pick Up Location: Paddington Station | Pick Up Time: 21:35
Phone: +44 (0)20 3327 6606

Your drive will meet you outside the shop Oliver Bonas and transport you back to the hotel.

Day 4 - Saturday 8th June - Life of a Royal

John & Jill: Meet your private transfer and journey to the Royal Botanic Kew Gardens to experience the vast arboretum, remarkable indoor rainforest and rustic charm of Queen Charlotte’s Cottage. On return to the city, stop at Portobello Road and discover iconic markets, pastel houses from movie scenes and a huge range of pubs and restaurants.

Gerald & Charlotte: The morning sun casts a warm glow upon the iconic Westminster Abbey.  Your first stop of the day where you will meet your local guide. Admire the English architecture and follow the footsteps of Royal coronations and weddings at one of the UK’s most beautiful churches. Journeying along the Thames, you’ll reach the Tower of London. Steeped in history, this ancient fortress whispers tales of royalty, intrigue, and ancient artefacts. Marvel at the grandeur of the White Tower and the medieval architecture that surrounds you. Next, at the Tower Bridge, your expert tour guide will bring the iconic structure to life, combining key facts from the Bridge’s fascinating history with curious, interesting anecdotes.

After an elegant dinner, reconvene for a group viewing of the Tower of London’s Ceremony of the Keys, a 700 year old ancient tradition. The guards footsteps echo in the darkness and the sentry cries out to the Yeoman Warder to secure the jewels. After this, return to the hotel for a peaceful nights rest.

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

Day 4 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C2135
Pick Up Location: Mandarin Oriental | Pick Up Time: 08:45
Phone: +44 (0)20 3327 6606

John and Jill: Your transfer will meet you at the hotel to whisk you to Kew Gardens

Day 4 - Guide Details - Mary Drysdale Read More +

Name: Mary Drysdale
Contact Number: +44(0)7850 144470.
Meeting Place: Mandarin Oriental | Meeting Time: 08:45

John and Jill: Meet your local guide at the hotel this morning for a private transfer and tour of Kew Gardens including the charming Queen Charlotte’s Cottage, to finish at Portobello Road

Day 4 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C2136
Pick Up Location: Kew Gardens | Pick Up Time: 12:45
Phone: +44 (0)20 3327 6606

John and Jill: Your driver will meet you and take you onwards to Portobello Road

Day 4 - Guide Details - Stephen Rhind Read More +

Name: Stephen Rhind
Contact Number: +44(0)7904291460
Meeting Place: Mandarin Oriental | Meeting Time: 09:30

Gerald and Charlotte: Stephen will meet you at your hotel for a guided tour of Westminster Abbey, Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

Day 4 - Lunch Details Read More +

Restaurant: The Cow | Location: 89 Westbourne Park Road
Reservation Time: 14:00 | Booking Reference: 5WHDBW96F
Phone: +44 (0)20 7221 0021

Table reservation for John and Jill booked under Mr John Fees

Please note this is a table reservation only. Clients to pay directly.

Day 4 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Whitechapel Gallery | Location: 77-82 Whitechapel High Street
Reservation Time: 18:45
Phone: +44 (0)20 7522 7896

Reservation booked under Mr John Fees.

Please note this is a table reservation only. Clients to pay directly.

Day 4 - Ceremony of the Keys Read More +

Activity: Ceremony of the Keys
Start Location: Tower of London | Start Time: 21:53

Please bring your e-tickets and ID. Visitors will be admitted to the Tower under escort at 21.30 precisely. It is recommended to arrive as early as possible. Late arrivals will not be admitted. The meeting point for the Ceremony of the Keys is the main entrance to the Tower of London, West Gate.

The ceremony concludes at 22.05 after which all visitors are escorted to the exit.

Day 5 - Sunday 9th June - Depart

On your final morning in London after a leisurely breakfast, prepare to bid farewell to the vibrant streets as a private driver awaits to escort 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.

Day 5 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C2137
Pick Up Location: Mandarin Oriental | Pick Up Time: 08:00
Phone: +44 (0)20 3327 6606

Drop off location: Heathrow Airport Departures

Terminal 2 (John and Jill)

Terminal 3 (Gerald and Charlotte)

Day 5 - Flight Details Read More +

Travel Date: June 9, 2024 | Airline: United Airlines | Flight Number: UA919
Departure Airport: London Heathrow | Departure Time: 12:15
Arrival Airport: Washington Dulles International Airport | Arrival Time: 03:20

Flight for John and Jill Fees

Day 5 - Flight Details Read More +

Travel Date: June 9, 2024 | Airline: American Airlines | Flight Number: AA733
Departure Airport: London Heathrow | Departure Time: 12:15
Arrival Airport: Charlotte Douglas International Airport | Arrival Time: 03:55

Flight for Gerald and Charlotte

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 4 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Breakfast each morning, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from Day 2 to Day 4
  • All transfers in a private vehicle
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Eurostar transport to London
    • Entry to Kensington Palace
    • Theatre Tickets to Six the Musical
    • Guided Tour of Kew Gardens
    • Guided Tour of Tower of London
    • Guided Tour of London Bridge
    • Guided Tour of Westminster Abbey
    • Entry to Ceremony of the Keys
    • 1st Class return train to Bath
    • Guided tour of Bath & Castle Combe
    • Historic pub tour
  • 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

Useful Contacts

24 hour in-country support (Wilderness England):  +44 (0)17687 21210, or out with regular office hours +44 (0)7482 170401 (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.

Luggage Notes

Please note that we expect travellers to bring an average of One Large Holdall or Suitcase and up to Two smaller day-bags or hand-luggage sized pieces. If you expect to bring more than this then please let us know well in advance of arrival so that we can ensure there is capacity for this (additional charges will apply if separate luggage transfers are required)

Important Additional Information Read More
  • Eurostar Tickets - PDF: View Now
  • Six Tickets - Booking Confirmation - PDF: View Now
  • London Paddington Map - PDF: View Now
  • Train tickets - Paddington to Bath Spa - PDF: View Now
  • Train tickets - Bath Spa - Paddington - PDF: View Now
  • Kensington Palace Tickets - PDF: View Now
  • Ceremony of the Keys Tickets - PDF: View Now
  • England - General Information Guide - PDF: View Now
Terms & Conditions Read More

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