Delve into the Christmas season in London, one of the world's most iconic metropolises decorated with holiday cheer. Explore London's colorful 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 theatres. Finally, toast to the end of wonderful journey with a festive Christmas dinner at a traditional British pub.
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- Offer valid through 9/30/2017
- 6 Days
|Day 1||London||Overnight Flight: There's nothing like London during the holiday season.|
|Day 2||London||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 colorful 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 favorite holiday pastime and join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner at a traditional pub.|
|Day 3||London||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.|
|Day 4||London||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.|
|Day 5||London||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.|
|Day 6||London||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.|
|Day 7||London||London - Tour Ends: Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many pleasant holiday memories.|
- Grange Fitzrovia Hotel London, United Kingdom
- Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt London, United Kingdom
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.