England’s Landmarks – 7 Days
Seven days exploring London’s History & Landmarks
You’ll visit some of the most famous landmarks in England on your history and landmarks tour. You’ll start your tour in London, the capital of England and home to some of the most iconic landmarks in the world. Then you’ll tour Oxford where the Harry Potter series is king and you’ll finish with the beauty and ancient history of Bath which has been a draw to visitors for 2000 years.
Program Highlights & Inclusions
- Professional ETA Tour Manager throughout your trip
- Transportation throughout your trip
- Guided panoramic London city tour
- Ride on the London Eye
- Guided tour at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
- Admission to the Tower of London
- Free time in London
- Admission to the British Museum
- Shopping time on Oxford Street
- Guided walking tour in Oxford
- Admission to the Oxford Castle’s “Unlocked” tour
- Admission to Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon
- Admission with self-guided audio tour at the Ancient Roman Baths
You’ll start in London and visit Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon on this Castle’s and Kings Tour.
Today you’ll start your adventure to England to make unforgettable memories.
Upon arrival in London, you’ll meet your local Tour Manager and head into the city for a guided tour of the city. You’ll see Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, London Bridge and more. After your tour you’ll head to your hotel for check in and a break before dinner.
This morning, you’ll head down to the South Bank of the Thames River for a ride on the famous London Eye. You’ll see fantastic views of the city of London from this 443 foot tall Ferris wheel that is now the UK’s most popular paid attraction. After your ride you’ll take a walk along the South Bank to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. You’ll take a guided tour here and learn about Shakespeare’s career as a playwright in London and learn about how and why he became popular and how his legacy lives on today. After the tour you’ll take a break for lunch and then continue your walk to the Tower Bridge and then to the Tower of London. In the afternoon you’ll visit the Tower of London. This historic castle on the North Bank of the Thames River was founded in 1066. Throughout the centuries it has served as a castle, a prison, an armory, the Royal Mint and more. Today it is home to the Crown Jewels. After your tour you’ll have some free time before dinner in the evening.
After breakfast, you’ll head to the British Museum for a visit. Its permanent collection is among the finest, most comprehensive and largest in existence with over eight million works in its permanent collection. The museum features works of man from prehistoric to modern times and some of the highlights include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and the mummies of Ancient Egypt collection. After your visit you’ll head to Oxford Street for some free time to shop in this bustling area.
You’ll start the day with a tour in Oxford. This fascinating city established in the 9th Century and home to many prestigious universities and colleges for the past 800 years has a multitude of interesting places to visit. You’ll learn about the history of Oxford and it’s university as you walk through the heart of the historic city center. You’ll also learn about the numerous famous authors that lived in Oxford including C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Lewis Carroll. You’ll also see some of the well known “Harry Potter” sites which some of the movie sets were modeled from. Then you’ll visit Oxford Castle for the “Oxford Castle Unlocked” tour and learn about the history of the centuries old prison and how it operated throughout the ages. After your tour you’ll have some free time before dinner.
In the morning you’ll start your journey from Oxford over to Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace and childhood home of William Shakespeare. Here you’ll visit and tour the home of Shakespeare. After your visit you’ll take a break for lunch and then depart for the drive to Bath. When you arrive you’ll head to the site of the Ancient Roman Baths for a self-guided visit including an audio tour. You’ll see the ancient Roman ruins built upon the natural hot springs that have supplied hot natural spring water to this area for thousands of years. Then tour the remains of the excavated bath houses built thousands ago by the Romans during their occupation of Britain.
Today your England adventure comes to an end as you journey back home.