The Culture Capital of the Modern Era
London’s calling, and tells a story of one of the world’s great modern cities with an undeniably mesmerizing Old World charm. This cultural capital is brimming with excellent art museums, historic buildings, majestic churches, grand palaces, food markets featuring British fare and ethnic food alike, and some of the world’s greatest shopping! It is said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” As one of our favorite locations, we couldn’t agree more!
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“It All Starts with a Conversation!”
Together, in our detailed consultation we create the vision of your very own personalized itinerary. We determine how much time to spend in each destination, choose from our favorite hotels, arrange appropriate transportation and create unique experiences with our dynamic local guides! Relax while our team brings everything to life. Our customized travel app gives you easy access to all itinerary details, plus suggestions for your free time and some dining ideas! We seamlessly integrate technology, experience and attention to detail to create your very own custom-tailored “Trip of a Lifetime!”
OUR SAMPLE ITINERARY
Arrive in London
On arrival, spend time orienting yourself with your carefully selected central hotel. Later, you will be met by a local expert guide to begin getting to know with this wonderful city. A great intro is a visit to the Museum of London which tell of the city’s long history from Roman London, to the Great Fire of 1666, to London’s influence in art, fashion and technology. Enjoy dinner in London’s thriving and ever-evolving culinary scene, whether you want a high-end Michelin star restaurant or fish & chips at a local pub!
There are more things to do in London than can be done in a lifetime, but iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace with the Changing of the Guards, Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square are incredibly impressive in person! Spend a few days with your guide exploring the city’s hotspots as well as its hidden gems, such as Shepherd Market, the Kew Gardens or Windsor Castle
Diverse Neighborhoods All Around
Continue your London exploration with a day out and about dedicated to traversing the many diverse neighborhoods that gives London its incredible flair. From the posh shopping in Chelsea, to grand Victorian homes in Knightsbridge, to the colorful homes and quaint bookshops in Notting Hill, you will see all of the neighborhood’s unique personalities that make this city so special!
Stonehenge & Bath Excursion
Get ready for an exciting day of ancient history, gorgeous scenery and impressive architecture. Together with your private guide and driver, visit the iconic Stonehenge and learn about the history of this mysterious UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, venture to Bath to discover the hidden secrets and gems of the city, especially the renowned Roman baths
Arts & Culture
Enjoy some of London’s culture by spending time in world-class art and photo galleries and elite museums! For contemporary art lovers, the Tate Modern is a must-see. Or, make a trip to the National Portrait Gallery to view the most extensive collection of portraits in the world! And for history buffs, a trip to the Churchill War Rooms in an unforgettable experience. With over 170 museums in the city, you’re sure to find one that excites you!
Visit Neighboring Greenwich
A short boat ride to neighboring Greenwich on the banks of the River Thames is an excellent way to spend the day! Visit the Royal Museums of Greenwich, the celebrated sailing ship Cutty Sark, and the Royal Observatory where you can stand on the Meridian Line and learn about the importance of clocks and navigation. A trip to Greenwich is a delight with a variety of attractions in a beautiful riverside setting!
A Trip to the English Countryside
The English countryside’s charming reputation precedes itself! With your private guide and driver, why not make a jaunt outside the city is a trip to Highclere Castle, the filming location of Downton Abbey! The castle is a stunning example of grand English architecture. For fans of Harry Potter, don’t miss the WB-HP Studio or Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station!!
Transfer to airport for your homebound flights. Same-day arrival in the USA. Welcome home!
When should I go?
London is a year-round destination, enjoying a mild winter temperature! Buckingham Palace State Rooms are open to visitors for 10 weeks each summer and on selected dates during winter and spring.
Our professional and experienced travel team knows London/England and with our in-country network of drivers and guides we are uniquely able to craft a personalized itinerary for you and your family! Have extra time?? Why not extend your trip? There’s enough to do and see in London to last a lifetime, but it is also an ideal starting point to visit other nearby European cities such as Paris or Amsterdam! Or, if the Anglophile in you is wanting to explore more of England, we love a several-days trip through the countryside to the charming Cotswolds, Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon, the academic city of Oxford, and so much more! Please give us a call so we can help plan a London vacation catered to your desires! We will gladly tailor your vacation to your heart's desire! Remember! Our specialty is listening to YOU as we work together to craft the very best itinerary, pace and hotel selections for you and your family!