Summer Adventure in London V6 - Final Information

Michael and Joshua Banner

Sunday 16th June – Saturday 22nd June 2024

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

Highlights

  • Explore some of London's most iconic landmarks with an expert guide
  • Head into the idyllic Wiltshire countryside to discover more about some of Englands Neolithic history
  • Absorb the vibrant city life of London as you explore by foot and soak in the culture

Day by Day

Day 1 - Sunday 16th June - Welcome to London - Partially Guided - 3 Hours

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. After dropping off your luggage, meet your foodie guide for a short walk to Soho, where the vibrant food scene mirrors the city’s diverse culture. With your guide leading the way, you explore hidden gems and renowned eateries, savouring the aromas of freshly baked pastries, exotic spices, and sizzling street food. Indulge in the rich, buttery goodness of traditional British scones, sample the finest artisanal chocolates, and relish the mouthwatering flavours of international cuisines, all carefully curated by your guide to represent London’s gastronomic diversity. Each bite tells a story, and your guide weaves tales of culinary traditions, local ingredients, and the passionate chefs behind each dish. With taste buds tingling, you navigate through bustling markets and quaint cafes, experiencing the city’s food culture in its truest form. This three-hour adventure not only fills your belly with scrumptious delights but also leaves you with a deeper understanding and appreciation for London’s rich and varied culinary heritage. Meet your driver for a quick trip back to your hotel in the late afternoon. 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.

Arrival
Depart Raleigh Durham Airport, Delta Airlines 5308 at 16:35pm (15/06/24)  – Arrive London Heathrow at 9.25am (16/06/24)

Transfer
Transfer Supplier: Littles Chauffeur Service
Contact Number: +44 (0) 141 883 2111
Pick Up Location: Heathrow Terminal
Pick Up Time:

Foodie Tour
Provider: Chubby Fellow Private London Food Tours
Contact:  +44 (0) 7508 000 450
Meeting Location: Fitzroy Kimpton Hotel
Meeting Time: 11:00am

Transfer
Transfer Supplier:
Contact Number:
Pick Up Location: to Fitzroy Kimpton Hotel
Pick Up Time: 14:00pm

Dinner
By own arrangement. A driver can be arranged directly from the hotel – please speak to the Concierge desk to arrange this

Restaurant Recommendations – LONDON

Overnight: London | The Kimpton Fitzroy
Room Type: Sleeping Room

Day 2 - Monday 17th June - A Royal Palace, Afternoon Tea and a Mini Adventure - Full Day - Partially Guided 3 Hours

Start the day by meeting your morning transfer to whisk you away to the elegant Kensington Palace, stepping into the grandeur of royal history. Walking through the ornate halls and lush gardens, be captivated by the stories of kings and queens that once graced these grounds. With a sense of regal charm absorb the atmosphere and delights of the palace and leave in awe of the palace’s magnificence. Following your visit, stroll across Hyde Park and make your way to Soho to indulge in a whimsical Harry Potter-themed afternoon tea experience. Adorned with magical decorations, and a menu featuring delightful treats inspired by the wizarding world. Soak in the magical ambience, coupled with the delectable themed pastries and sandwiches, making for an enchanting afternoon that perfectly blends your love for Harry Potter with the elegance of London’s culinary scene. With a free afternoon, the city is yours to explore at your leisure. After your scrumptious lunch meet your dapper driver for a tour around London in a traditional Mini Cooper, don your house scarf and visit iconic filming locations as you even through the streets and access streets only a mini cab take! Return to your hotel for a lovely evening in the city.

Transfer
Transfer Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Contact Number: +44 (0) 2033276606
Pick Up Location: Kimpton Fitzroy London
Pick Up Time: 09:30am
Drop Off Location: Kensington Palace

Activities are scheduled as follows:
10:00 – Tour of Kensington Palace
11:30 – Walk from Kensington Palace to Cutter and Squidge Common Room (1hr 20)
13:00 – Harry Potter Afternoon Tea Experience at Cutter and Squidge Common
14:00 – Mini Cooper Harry Potter London Tour
Provider: Small Car Big City
Contact: +44 (0)2078396737
Meeting location: Cutter and Squidge Common Room
17:00 – Mini Cooper tour ends at Kimpton Fitzroy London Hotel

Dinner: By own arrangement. A driver can be arranged directly from the hotel – please speak to the Concierge desk to arrange this

Overnight: London | The Kimpton Fitzroy
Room Type: Sleeping Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Tuesday 18th June - Historic London - Full Day - Guided - 8 Hours

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. Next, you find yourself in the hallowed halls of Westminster Abbey, where every corner resonates with centuries of British history. The solemn beauty of this place will leave you in awe, as you explore the final resting place of kings, queens, poets, and statesmen. After a delightful lunch at a nearby charming cafe, venture towards the breathtaking London Eye as the afternoon unfolds. Board one of its capsules and prepare for a panoramic view of the city. The River Thames, the distant skyline, and the bustling life below all come into view, painting a vivid picture of London’s vibrancy. With every rotation, the city unveils its charm, leaving you with memories to cherish from your trip to London.

Your private driver will be available to whisk you between locations if the weather changes.

Transfer
Provider
: Pink Berry Cars
Contact Number: +44 (0) 2033276606
Meeting point: Your city driver will be ready at 09:00am from Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel

Private Expert Guide:
Name & Contact: Helena McColl, +44 (0) 786521207
Timings: Your guide will meet you at Tower Hill Memorial opposite The Tower of London at 09:30am

Activities are scheduled as follows:
09:30 – Tour of Tower of London
12:00 – Lunch at Coppa Club Tower Bridge. Reservation: Michael Banner
13:00 – Transfer from Tower of London to Westminster Abbey:
Provider: TBC
13:30 – Tour of Westminster Abbey. Walk to London Eye with Guide: 25 minutes
Flexible: London Eye, Flexi Fast-Pass
17:00Transfer 
Provider: Pink Berry Cars
Meeting Point:
The London Eye taxi rank
Drop Off Location: Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel where Private Expert Guide leaves clients

Dinner: By own arrangement. A driver can be arranged directly from the hotel – please speak to the Concierge desk to arrange this

Overnight: London | The Kimpton Fitzroy
Room Type: Sleeping Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Wednesday 19th June - The Standing stones of Wiltshire - Full Day - Guided - 8 Hours

Leave the bustling city of London to the picturesque landscapes of Wiltshire for a day filled with ancient wonders. Your adventure begins with a scenic drive to the mystical Stonehenge, where you’ll marvel at the colossal stone circles that have stood for centuries, shrouded in mystery and history. Continue your exploration to Avebury Stones and stop for a delightful lunch in a local pub along the way. Avebury, an enchanting site where ancient stones are nestled within a charming village. As you wander through these awe-inspiring megalithic monuments, you’ll find yourself transported back in time with your local guide. After a day of discovery, bask in the sense of wonder and knowledge you’ve gained before heading back to the vibrant city of London, cherishing the memories of this extraordinary day trip.

Transfer
Provider: Pink Berry Cars Chauffeur.
Meeting point & Time: Your driver will be ready at 09:00am from The Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel
Notes: The Chauffeur will stay with the clients all day and although times have been given, will be on standby for full flexibility.

Activities are scheduled as follows:
09:00: Transfer from The Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel to Stonehenge Visitor Center (2h30m)
10:30: Visit Stonehenge – Via the bus (Frequently, 5-10mins) Lunch recommendation: Stonehenge Cafe
13:30: Transfer from Stonehenge Visitor Center to Avebury National Trust Car Park (45 mins)
14:15: Private Expert Guide
Name & Contact: Graham Horne, +44 (0) TBC
Activity: Tour of Avebury Stone Circle
16:30: Transfer
Meeting Point:
Avebury National Trust Car Park to The Kimpton Fitzroy for 19:15pm
Dinner: By own arrangement. A driver can be arranged directly from the hotel – please speak to the Concierge desk to arrange this

 

Overnight: London | The Kimpton Fitzroy
Room Type: Sleeping Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Thursday 20th June - London Lifestyle Tour and Free Afternoon - Partially Guided - 4 Hours

Start your day with a delightful breakfast, sipping on freshly brewed coffee before meeting a local expert who knows the city’s pulse inside out. Your adventure begins in the heart of Soho, where the lively atmosphere and eclectic mix of people set the perfect tone for your day. Dive into the world of mixology as you visit some of the trendiest bars in the area, sipping on expertly crafted cocktails and soaking in the bohemian ambience. Allow your guide to introduce you to hidden gems, where the city’s creative energy truly comes to life. After indulging in Soho’s charm, venture towards Kensington, a neighbourhood synonymous with elegance and sophistication. Here, you’ll explore chic cocktail bars nestled among upscale boutiques. Enjoy the refined flavours of artisanal drinks and engage in lively conversations about life in the city. With your guide leading the way, you’ll not only taste the essence of London but also gain insight into the city’s social fabric, making your experience both delightful and culturally enriching. Cheers to a day filled with exquisite drinks, fascinating stories, and the allure of London’s diverse lifestyle! Return to your hotel for an evening at the West End to catch one of their fabulous London shows, Les Mis, Lion King or perhaps Mathilda.

Activities are scheduled as follows:
10:00 – Private expert guide (young and lively guide) meets clients at The Kimpton Fitzroy. Transfer via Taxi from The Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel to Soho
10:30 – Private expert guide gives bar tour (cocktails & coffee requested) of Soho and / or Kensington TBC
13:00 – Private expert guide leaves clients at TBC
Free afternoon for clients
Dinner: By own arrangement. A driver can be arranged directly from the hotel – please speak to the Concierge desk to arrange this

West End Performance – Phantom of the Opera.
Timings:  The performance is scheduled to start at 19:30
Transfer: TBC Location: His Majesty’s Theatre.
Notes: Tickets will be given to you via TBC
Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable point during the performance
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes, including an interval

Overnight: London | The Kimpton Fitzroy
Room Type: Sleeping Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Friday 21st June - The Eras Tour

As you step onto the bustling streets of London, your senses will awaken to the vibrant energy of the city. With your day free before the Eras Concert this evening head to Covent Garden or Portobello Road to wander through colourful markets where artisans peddle their wares, filling the air with the scent of exotic spices and freshly brewed coffee. Returning to your hotel mid-afternoon, take some time to relax before your eventful evening.  Dressed in anticipation, start your journey to Wembley Stadium for Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour. As anticipation builds, sharing stories of past concerts and dreams of the evening ahead arrive at the venue where palpable energy, a harmonious blend of excitement and music fills the air. The concert, a dazzling display of talent and creativity will fill your night.

Free day for clients 

Overnight: London | The Kimpton Fitzroy
Room Type: Sleeping Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Saturday 22nd June - Onwards Travel

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

Departure: Delta Airlines 5922 – Depart: Heathrow 16:20pm – Arrive: Raleigh-Durham International Airport at 11:20pm (22/06/24)
Transfer: clients making their own way to Heathrow Airport

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 7
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable UK-qualified guide on guided days. Day 3, 4 & 5.
  • Ground transportation on Days 3, 4, 5
  • Private transfer from the Airport to the Hotel
  • Private Foodie tour of Soho on D1
  • Private Harry Potter-themed tour of London in a traditional Mini Cooper
  • Entry to Kensington Palace
  • Afternoon Tea – Harry Potter Themed
  • Entry to the Tower of London
  • Entry to Westminster Abbey
  • Entry to Stonehenge
  • Entry to Avenbury Stones
  • Flexi Fast Pass onto London Eye
  • West-End Theatre show – Phantom of the Opera
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • Snacks throughout the trip
  • Map and trip dossier
  • 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
Pricing Read More

Pricing:

The NET EXC VAT price for this itinerary, based on 2 clients on a twin-share basis:

  • £10,570 GBP
  • This includes a £12 per person conservation & community contribution which can be opted out of if wished, please see notes below.

Conservation & Community Contribution

This voluntary donation of £12 per person goes towards conservation & community projects in the locations we operate.  If you would like to opt out just let your trip designer know.

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