V4 - Questad Family Adventure in England - Final Information

Wednesday 8th May – Sunday 12th May 2024

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

Day by Day

Day 1 - Wednesday 8th May - Welcome to London

On arrival in London, transfer to your centrally located hotel and take some time to relax ahead of your first evening in England. 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 | St Ermin's
Room Type: Family Room with Sofa bed
Meals Included: None

Day 1 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C1937
Pick Up Location: Eurostar Information Desk, St Pancras Station | Pick Up Time: 1:30 pm | Approx Duration: 0.5 hrs
Phone: (+44) 20 3327 6606

Day 1 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Bocconcino | Location: Mayfair
Reservation Time: 6:30 pm | Booking Reference: 2109983653
Phone: +44 (0)20 7499 4510

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

Day 2 - Thursday 9th May - Historic London

As you begin your London adventure, be greeted by your affable local guide who will lead you on the London Underground to the Tower of London. Prepare to be regaled with tales of kings and queens, setting the stage for a day filled with cultural exploration. Your journey continues at Borough Market, a gastronomic paradise where you indulge in a delightful lunch, savouring an array of culinary treasures. With satisfied taste buds, you venture to the awe-inspiring Westminster Abbey, marvelling at its grandeur and rich history. The London lifestyle tour that follows immerses you in the city’s eclectic neighbourhoods, providing insights into local life. Before returning to your Hotel, step into a pod of the London Eye for a bird’s eye view of the city with your guide. As the sun begins to set, the tour gracefully concludes, and your black cab chauffeurs you back to the comfort of your hotel, leaving you with a day of cherished memories in the heart of London.

Overnight: London | St Ermin's
Room Type: Family Room with Sofa bed
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 2 - Guide Details - Martin Brown Read More +

Name: Martin Brown
Contact Number: (+44) 7811116232
Meeting Place: St Ermin's Hotel | Meeting Time: 9:00 am

Day 2 - Tower of London Tour Read More +

Activity: Tower of London Tour
Start Location: Westminster Abbey | Start Time: 9:30 am | Approx Duration: 2 hrs

Day 2 - Food Tour of Borough Market Read More +

Activity: Food Tour of Borough Market
Start Location: Borough Market | Start Time: 11:50 am | Approx Duration: 1.5 hrs

Day 2 - Westminster Abbey Tour Read More +

Activity: Westminster Abbey Tour
| Approx Duration: 2 hrs

Day 2 - Pod on the London Eye Read More +

Activity: Pod on the London Eye

Day 2 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Dishoom | Location: Covent Garden

Please note, Dishoom only accepts walk-ins. Clients to pay directly.

Day 3 - Friday 10th May - Exploration of Liverpool

As the morning sun casts a warm glow over your family of four, meet your private transfer to Euston Train station to begin your journey to Liverpool. The station bustles with the energy of fellow travellers, but your focus is on the adventure ahead. Arriving in Liverpool, a friendly guide will lead you through the iconic footsteps of The Beatles. From the vibrant streets to the legendary Cavern Club, you immerse yourselves in the rich musical history of the city. The highlight of the day is the Beatles Story Museum, where the band’s journey comes to life through exhibits and memorabilia. As the afternoon sun begins to wane, you catch a train back to London, hearts filled with the memories of a magical day exploring the legendary legacy of The Beatles.

Overnight: London | St Ermin's
Room Type: Family Room with Sofa bed
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C1939
Pick Up Location: St Ermin's Hotel | Pick Up Time: 6:50 am | Approx Duration: 0.5 hrs
Phone: (+44) 20 3327 6606

Day 3 - Train Details Read More +

Travel Date: May 10, 2024 | Rail Operator: Avanti West Coast
Departure Train Station: London Euston | Departure Time: 7:43 am
Arrival Train Station: Liverpool Lime Street | Arrival Time: 10:04 am

Reference number: VT8060 – The guide will give the train tickets to the clients

Day 3 - Guide Details - Paul Sherlock Read More +

Name: Paul Sherlock
Contact Number: 0776 224 0034
Meeting Place: Entrance to the platform on arrival | Meeting Time: 10:04 am

Beatle’s Themed Tour around the city

Day 3 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Duke Street Food and Drink Market | Location: 46 Duke Street
Website: https://www.dukestreetmarket.com/

No reservation required. Clients to pay directly.

Day 3 - Train Details Read More +

Travel Date: May 10, 2024 | Rail Operator: Avanti West Coast
Departure Train Station: Liverpool Lime Street | Departure Time: 6:43 pm
Arrival Train Station: London Euston | Arrival Time: 9:03 pm

Reference number: VT8710

Day 3 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C1938
Pick Up Location: Marks & Spencers, London Euston | Pick Up Time: 9:03 pm | Approx Duration: 0.5 hrs
Phone: (+44) 20 3327 6606

Day 4 - Saturday 11th May - Exploration of the City

Start the morning with a self-exploration of the Kensington Palace, the home of Royals for over 300 years, including the birthplace of Queen Victoria and follow in her footsteps. 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. Afterwards, indulge in a quintessentially British experience with Afternoon Tea at the iconic Milestone Hotel. Savour delicate sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and an array of exquisite pastries, all served in the elegant surroundings of this historic establishment.

Later this afternoon, brace yourselves for an adrenaline-packed adventure as you meet your dapper drivers to weave through the city in traditional Mini Cooper’s. will be placed right in the cover shot at the famous Abbey Road Studios crossing; die-hard Beatles followers always take their shoes off! What better way to see these iconic sights, than from the very same perspective as the Fab Four. Paul, George, John and Ringo all drove Minis! Your finish point will be the David Bowie Museum to continue your Musical Exploration of the city. After your city excursions, return to your hotel for your final evening in the city.

Overnight: London | St Ermin's
Room Type: Family Room with Sofa bed
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C1940
Pick Up Location: St Ermin's Hotel | Pick Up Time: 10:00 am
Phone: (+44) 20 3327 6606

Day 4 - Self Guided Tour of Kensington Palace Read More +

Activity: Self Guided Tour of Kensington Palace
| Start Time: 10:30 am | Approx Duration: 2 hrs

Booking Reference: 42403200732

Please note: the tickets will be given to the Blue Badge Guide to pass on to the guests.

Day 4 - Afternoon Tea Details Read More +

Restaurant: The Milestone
Reservation Time: 1:00 pm | Booking Reference: DMN-16854757310
Phone: +44 20 7917 1000

Dress code: Smart-Casual

Day 4 - Mini Cooper Beatles Tour Read More +

Activity: Mini Cooper Beatles Tour
Small Car Big City:
Start Location: The Milestone Hotel | Start Time: 2:30 pm
End Location: Victoria and Albert Museum | End Time: 4:30 pm
Booking Reference: B-GENN35N
Phone: +44 2078 396 737

Day 4 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Poppies Fish and Chips | Location: Soho
Reservation Time: 6:30 pm | Booking Reference: #17231

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

Day 5 - Sunday 12th May - Onward Travel

Waking in the city, meet your private driver for a seamless journey through to the airport for your onward travel.

Day 5 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C1941
Pick Up Location: St Ermin's Hotel | Pick Up Time: 7:00 am | Approx Duration: 1 hrs
Phone: (+44) 20 3327 6606

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 4 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide on Day 2 and Day 3
  • All airport transfers in a private vehicle
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Return train travel to Liverpool
    • Entry to the Beatles Museum
    • London Travel Pass
    • Entry to the Tower of London
    • Entry to Westminster Abbey
    • Entry to London Eye (Public pod)
    • Entry to Kensington Palace (unguided)
    • Afternoon Tea at the Milestone Hotel
    • Entry to V&A Museum
    • Private Mini Cooper Tour of London – Beatles Theme (2 Vehicles)
  • 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

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).