Christmas in London

City of London, United Kingdom · About Escorted or Guided Tour

Delve into the Christmas season in London, one of the world’s most iconic metropolises decorated with holiday cheer.

Christmas in London

$2089* pp

Dec. 6th 2017 • 7 Days • 7 Meals

*Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy, tour inclusions and available options may vary based on departure date. Flights extra, please inquire about the price from your departure airport.

HURRY! LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE.

Delve into the Christmas season in London, one of the world’s most iconic metropolises decorated with holiday cheer. Explore London’s colourful Christmas markets, beautifully decorated department stores, and bustling streets. Join a local expert on a privately guided panoramic tour of the city. See the Norwegian fir in Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, and the festive lights adorning Buckingham Palace. Travel to magnificent Blenheim Palace, an extra special experience at Christmastime. Stroll the Christmas markets in the university town of Oxford. Explore the world famous shops of Oxford and Bond Streets. Immerse yourself in holiday spirit at one of London’s finest theaters. Finally, toast to the end of wonderful journey with a festive Christmas dinner at a traditional British pub.

Must-See's

  • Experience an eye-opening panoramic tour of London.
  • Enjoy a private tour of Blenheim Palace adorned for the season.
  • See one of London's finest theater performances.

Culinary

  • Gather for a special dinner at a traditional English pub.
  • Feast upon a dinner inspired by the Christmas season.

Day 1

Overnight Flight

There’s nothing like London during the holiday season.

Day 2

London, England - Tour Begins

Welcome to London at Christmastime, a metropolis filled with light, laughter and the excitement of the holiday season. Whether perusing the city’s many Christmas markets for handmade gifts and colourful decorations, or basking in the scent of mulled wine and cinnamon, this will surely be a Christmas you’ll never forget. This evening, experience a favourite holiday pastime and join your fellow travellers for a special welcome dinner at a traditional pub.

  • Dinner
  • High 7° Low 2°
  • 1"
  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt

Day 3

London

Join a local expert on a panoramic city tour. See Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace. At Westminster, see the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. A Christmastime visit to London wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Harrods, the city’s most iconic department store. Find yourself exploring a wonderland of glorious holiday displays and its incredible food hall – a piece of gourmet heaven! This afternoon, perhaps you will join us on an optional excursion to celebrate the season at Windsor Castle: originally built to guard the city of London, Windsor Castle has been the home of Kings and Queens for nine centuries; make your way through the impressive State Apartments, adorned for the season with a stunning array of garlands, bedecked Christmas trees, and an array of festive decorations.

  • Breakfast
  • High 7° Low 2°
  • 1"
  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt

Day 4

London

Enjoy a leisurely morning before setting off to explore London’s charming Christmas markets. Peruse the sea of wooden chalets offering a plethora of unique handmade crafts, artisan goods and local treats. Continue on to Bond and Oxford streets, known worldwide for their elegant department stores, posh galleries and the season’s stunning Christmas decorations. Admire the latest fashions before capping off your afternoon with one of London’s finest theatre performances.

  • Breakfast
  • High 7° Low 2°
  • 1"
  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt

Day 5

London - Oxford - Blenheim Palace - London

Travel across England’s beautiful countryside en route to the historic city of Oxford, home to the prestigious University of Oxford. Join a local expert on a privately-led walking tour before exploring the city’s Christmas market. As you browse the stalls filled with handmade crafts, the sounds of Christmas carols and the smell of holiday treats fill the air and immerse you in holiday cheer. The festivities continue with a visit to Blenheim Palace, one of England’s most magnificent homes, that shines even brighter at Christmas. The birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, this UNESCO World Heritage site will give you a glimpse into the life of English royalty.

  • Breakfast
  • High 7° Low 2°
  • 1"
  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt

Day 6

London

It’s your last day in London. Spend the day independently exploring more of London’s treasures. Or perhaps join an optional excursion featuring Bath (UNESCO), one of England’s most beautiful cities. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner inspired by the Christmas season and toast the end of a wonderful tour.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • High 7° Low 2°
  • 1"
  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt

Day 7

London - Tour Ends

Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many pleasant holiday memories.

  • Breakfast

Hotel: Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt

Tour Activity Level

This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobble stoned streets.

Optional Excursions

Windsor Castle - $75
London
Duration: 4.5 Hours
Your transportation is included
Step into the formal world of the British Monarchy when you visit the stately and expansive Windsor Castle. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II uses Windsor as both a private home and as a Royal residence where formal duties of state are performed. Windsor’s 1,000 rooms comprise the largest inhabited castle in the world. It dates back to the 1070s, when William the Conqueror built the original wooden structure, now replaced by the grand stone edifices. Explore one of Britain’s most visited historic buildings, its precincts, and the State Apartments, which house a delightful collection of Royal art treasures. Enjoy time for lunch in the quaint town of Windsor before heading back to London. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the castle that houses so much British history and lore is not to be missed!

An Afternoon in Bath - $183
Bath
Duration: 8 Hours
Your transportation is included
There is no better way to see England than by train, so climb aboard, sit back, and enjoy being whisked through stunning countyside to the historic city of Bath. This iconic city is a melting pot of Roman ruins, Georgian architecture, boutique shops and sidewalk cafes. Travel from London’s iconic Paddington Station and in a quick 90 minutes find yourself in one of Britain’s most beautiful cities. Founded by the Romans as a thermal spa, Bath gained popularity as an elegant resort town in the 18th century. The city is home to England’s grandest Georgian architecture and today is one of Northern Europe’s most impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites. Upon arriving in Bath Spa, join a local guide for a leisurely walking tour through the city. See the famous ‘circus’ and ‘Royal Crescent’, and learn why writers from Jane Austin to Mary Shelly visited this special place. Enjoy some free time to explore before visiting the Roman Bath Museum to see the city’s ancient Roman Bath complex, a popular place for socializing in the year 70AD. Be sure to leave some time to peruse Bath's beautiful shops and cafes before returning to London in the late afternoon.


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Oxford

Oxford

Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire. It is the 52nd largest city in the United Kingdom, and one of the fastest growing and most ethnically diverse. Oxford has a broad economic base. Its industries include motor manufacturing, education, publishing and a large number of information technology and science-based businesses, some being academic offshoots. The city is known worldwide as the home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Buildings in Oxford demonstrate notable examples of every English architectural period since the late Saxon period. Oxford is known as the "city of dreaming spires", a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold.

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