Castles and Kings - 7 Days

London History & Landmarks

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


Daily Itinerary

Day 1- Departure
You’ll depart in the evening for your overnight flight to Edinburgh.

Day 2- Arrival, London
Upon arrival in London you’ll meet your local tour manager and head into the city. After a short break for breakfast you’ll begin 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. In the evening you’ll have dinner and then return to your hotel.

Overnight in London

Day 3- London, Tower of London, South Bank, London Eye, London Bridge
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 vies of 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. You’ll 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.

Overnight in London

Day 4- London, Oxford Street, British Museum
This morning you’ll have breakfast at your hotel and then head to the British Museum for a visit. It’s 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 Panthenon 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. In the evening you’ll have dinner and then return to your hotel.

Overnight in London

Day 5- Oxford
This morning you’ll check out of your hotel rooms and then head to Oxford for a tour. 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. After the tour you’ll take a break for lunch. Then you’ll visit Oxford Castle for the “Oxford Castle Unlocked” tour. You’ll 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 evening you’ll head to your hotel for check in.

Overnight in Oxford

Day 6- Bath
This morning you’ll check out of your hotel and take a drive 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. You’ll tour the remains of the excavated bath houses built thousands ago by the Romans during their occupation of Britain. After your tour you’ll have dinner and then check into your hotel for the evening.

Overnight in Bath

Day 7- Departure
This morning you’ll have breakfast, check out of your hotel and then head to the airport for your return flight home.





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