V4 - Summer Adventure in London - Final Information

Kivisto

Friday 19th July – Tuesday 23rd July 2024

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

Highlights

  • Explore some of London's most iconic landmarks with an expert guide
  • Absorb the vibrant city life of London as you explore by foot and soak in the culture
  • Enjoy luxury surrounding with your incredible city centre accommodation

Day by Day

Day 1 - Friday 19th July - Welcome to London

On arrival in London, meet your private transfer and be whisked away into the city to your centrally located hotel. 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 Clermont Victoria
Room Type: Studio Suite
Meals Included: None

Day 1 - Flight Details Read More +

Travel Date: July 19, 2024 | Airline: WS (Westjet) | Flight Number: WS18
Departure Airport: Calgary Arrival Airport: London | Arrival Time: 12:05

Day 1 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Little's Chauffeur Hire
Pick Up Location: London Heathrow | Pick Up Time: 12:05
Phone: +44 (0) 141 883 2111

Your driver will meet you in the arrivals hall holding a sign with your name.

Transfer Company system will send contact details for the chauffeur as an SMS 30 minutes prior to the reservation taking place, to the mobile number for the travelling passenger. If the client is unable to locate our chauffeur, they must call the mobile number provided, or call the Little’s Office on +44 (0)141 883 2111, which operates 24/7.

Day 1 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Bubala | Location: Soho, London
Reservation Time: 19:00 | Booking Reference: UUG5D39
Website: https://www.bubala.co.uk/soho

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

Name on the reservation is Meghan Kivisto.

Please note, this restaurant does not have a phone number, please send them an email if you wish to contact them.

Cancellation policy: We ask that any cancellation to your reservation be made no less than 24 hours prior. For no shows or late cancellations, you will be subject to fee of £30 per person that will be applied to the credit card on file.

Day 2 - Saturday 20th July - Exploring London's Highlights

After a leisurely morning, meet your dapper driver guide for a Panoramic Tour of London in a restored original Mini Cooper. After a few hours of seeing some of London’s iconic sights and accessing locations that only a mini can fit, your guide will bid adieu.

The remainder of the afternoon is yours to explore the city at your leisure.

Overnight: London | The Clermont Victoria
Room Type: Studio Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 2 - Mini Cooper tour of London Read More +

Activity: Mini Cooper tour of London
Small Car Big City:
Start Location: The Clermont Victoria | Start Time: 13:30 | Approx Duration: 2 hrs

Booking Reference: 20/0724
Phone: +44 2078 396 737

Your dapper driver will meet you at the reception of your hotel.

Day 2 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Firebird | Location: Soho, London
Reservation Time: 19:00 | Booking Reference: J4HRWV8
Phone: +44(0)7713 737813

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

Name on the reservation is Meghan Kivisto.

Cancellation poilicy: Our non-refundable £30 per person cancellation policy will apply for all no-shows and cancellations within 24 hours of your booking.

Day 3 - Sunday 21st July - Historic London

The morning sun casts a warm glow upon the iconic Tower of London, your first stop of the day where you will meet your local guide. 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.

Later, arrive at the docks where your private river boat will be waiting for you. Head down the Thames in true James Bond style – while enjoying all of the sites from a different angle but perhaps not being chased by villains!

Overnight: London | The Clermont Victoria
Room Type: Studio Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Full Day Guided Explorations Read More +

Activity: Full Day Guided Explorations
Expert Local Guide: Mary Drysdale
Start Location: The Clermont Victoria | Start Time: 09:00
Phone: +44 7850 144470

Your local expert guide Mary will meet you at the reception of your hotel and will have all of the information and tickets required for your day.

Day 3 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Duck & Waffle | Location: London
Reservation Time: 19:00 | Booking Reference: B3RHB5XK
Phone: +44 (0) 7850 144470

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

Name on the reservation is Meghan Kivisto.

Dress code: Our dress code is defined as Smart Casual. This means a casual style with a touch of formality. Smart trainers are permitted; however we request that our guests avoid wearing tracksuits, flip flops/sliders or beachwear. Please note, we reserve the right to refuse entry at our discretion.

Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your scheduled reservation time, to allow time to access the lifts. Should you be running late, please contact our team, as tables can be held for a maximum of 15 minutes.

Cancellation policy: Kindly note, 48 hour cancellation policy applies to all reservations. In the instance of a no-show or cancellation with less than 48 hours in advance of the visit, a charge of £20 per person will apply

Day 4 - Monday 22nd July - Churchill War Rooms

Today, visit the Churchill’s War Rooms, where you’ll step back in time and witness the nerve centre of Britain’s wartime operations. On your private tour absorb the atmosphere of this secret underground bunker, gaining insight into the crucial decisions made during World War II.

The afternoon is free to further explore the city.

Overnight: London | The Clermont Victoria
Room Type: Studio Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Churchill War Museum Private Tour Read More +

Activity: Churchill War Museum Private Tour
Churchill War Rooms:
Start Location: Imperial War Museums, Churchill War Rooms, King Charles St, London SW1A 2AQ | Start Time: 10:00 | Approx Duration: 1 hrs

Booking Reference: D5D79D3F6
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7416 5000

Make your way to the Churchill War Rooms (around a 20 minute walk) in time for your private tour.

Day 4 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Mandarin Oriental | Location: Mandarin Oriental, London
Reservation Time: 19:15 | Booking Reference: 6XKFUJWX
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7201 3833

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

Name on the reservation is Meghan Kivisto.

Dress code: Our dress code is smart casual and jackets and ties are not compulsory.

Cancellation policy: We ask that any cancellation to your reservation be made no less than 72 hours prior to your reserved time. For no shows or late cancellations, you will be subject to a fee of £50.00 per person which will be applied.

Day 5 - Tuesday 23rd July - Onwards Travel

Waking on your final day in London, enjoy a splendid breakfast before heading to your departure airport ready for your onward travel to Venice

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Little's Chauffeur Hire
Pick Up Location: The Clermont Victoria Hotel | Pick Up Time: 11:00 | Approx Duration: 1 hrs
Phone: +44 (0) 141 883 2111

Your driver will meet you in the hotel lobby to take you to the airport for your onward flight to Venice

Day 5 - Flight Details Read More +

Travel Date: July 23, 2024 | Airline: British Airways | Flight Number: BA468
Departure Airport: London Heathrow | Departure Time: 12:15
Arrival Airport: Venice Marco Polo Airport | Arrival Time: 17:25

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Services of a local expert guide for 1 day
  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • Private tour of London in a traditional Mini Cooper
  • Entry to the Tower of London (not private)
  • Private Thames boat trip
  • Private Churchill War Rooms
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24 hour 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
Notes Read More
  • Activities are only private if specifically stated

Notes On Weather & Flexibility

Weather – July in England can be a very wide range of weather, and very changeable. Suitable clothing and footwear is essential, as well as a flexible attitude. Plans may have to be changed to accommodate Mother Nature, and your guide will have back-up plans that they will discuss with you if required.

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 Contact Numbers Read More
Wilderness England Office | 9:00am – 5:30pm

UK: +44 (0)1768 721 210
US: 833 574 0690


Out of Office Hours | 5:30pm – 9:00am

+44 (0)7482 170 401


Emergency Services

999

Terms & Conditions Read More

Please see our booking terms here.


Accommodation

The Clermont Victoria

101 Buckingham Palace Rd | London |
SW1W 0SJ | England
Phone: +44 (0)20 7523 5055
Web: theclermont.co.uk