Panorama in London
Sights in London
Choose a morning or evening tour when booking, and then leave central London to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Stonehenge, free from its daytime crowds. Visitors arriving at the site during the peak daylight hours are not permitted to have direct access to the intriguing stone circle. However, your ‘private viewing’ tour enables your group to walk inside the roped-off circle, and admire the stones close up.
Hear the secrets and mysterious stories about Stonehenge from your expert guide, and experience the site at its atmospheric best! Depending on the time of year you visit, you may even be lucky enough to catch the sunset or sunrise; it’s sure to make your Stonehenge viewing an unforgettable experience. Read on for more details of each option; both tours finish with a drop-off at Victoria in central London.
After exploring the stones with your guide, travel onward to the nearby village of Lacock, a place often cited as one of England’s most picturesque villages. Hear of Lacock’s past as a Saxon dwelling, and learn about its use as a setting for many movie and TV programs including the adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Stretch your legs on a walk with your guide, and then head inside the George, a 14th-century pub, for breakfast (own expense).
Continue to Bath, a UNESCO-listed city in the county of Somerset. Enjoy a tour of the Roman Baths, visit Bath Abbey, and learn some more about Jane Austen, who was born in the city. If you wish, enjoy a short walking tour to see where the legendary novelist Charles Dickens lived and worked as a young man, and sample fresh cheese from a local dairy. Alternatively, make the most of some free time to explore independently.
From London, travel first to the city of Bath to explore the Roman Baths and visit Bath Abbey, as described for the Morning Tour. Continue to Lacock for a walk around the picturesque village, and then enjoy dinner at the George pub (own expense). Last, but not least, travel to Stonehenge for your tour of the stones when the day-trippers have left the site.
Board a coach at the Victoria Coach Station and relax on the 1-hour drive south to Leeds Castle. Built in 1119 as a Norman stronghold, Leeds Castle is beautifully situated on an island in a lake.
Enjoy a private viewing of this famous castle before it opens to the public. Learn how the property has changed hands and transformed over the years, from a 13th-century royal palace for King Edward I to the residence of Henry VII’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon, in the 16th century all the way up to the last private owner, American heiress Lady Baillie, who is credited for the castle’s remarkable preservation and redecoration.
Following a guide, explore the galleries, bedrooms, chapel, banquet hall and courtyards. Then take time to explore the surrounding gardens, walk around the lake and find your way through the famous maze.
Re-board the coach for a coastal drive to the White Cliffs of Dover, a chalky cliff face that lines part of the English Channel. As you’ll learn, these cliffs are symbolic throughout Britain, as they were the entry point for past war invasions and formed the first sight of England for travelers coming from Continental Europe.
Drive up and over the cliffs to Canterbury. Here you’ll visit Canterbury Cathedral, one of the most important Christian churches in the world and today a UNESCO World Heritage site. Immortalized by Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales, this striking Gothic church is nearly 1,700 years old!
After a guided tour of the cathedral, enjoy free time to explore the old town and have lunch at one of the many cafés or restaurants (own expense).
Continue your journey to the London borough of Greenwich, notable for its maritime history and as the birthplace of many English rulers from the House of Tudor. Take a walking tour to learn about Greenwich’s history, architecture, palaces and parks.
Arriving back in central London in the evening, hop on a boat and savor the views on a relaxing sunset cruise along the Thames River. Have your camera ready as you pass top London attractions including Tower Bridge and the Tower of London against the sparkling city skyline.
Arrive at Embankment Pier to conclude your trip.
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With your e-voucher to hand, head to your chosen starting point London to begin exploring. With a combined ticket for two of the city’s most popular attractions — a Thames River cruise and entrance to The View from the Shard — you’re free to take in the sights at your own pace.
During your Thames River sightseeing cruise, hop-on and hop-off at any of four conveniently located piers — Greenwich Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Pier, and Westminster Pier — and choose between trips lasting from 30 minutes to three hours.
With departures every 30 minutes in all directions throughout the year, admire top London attractions such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, the Oxo Tower, Shakespeare's Globe, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London from the waves. Alight at your leisure near The Shard and head to the top for panoramic city views.
Cruises include a live or recorded commentary in English on the major riverside sites. Audio guides are available in Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin), French, and German.
See all of London from incredible heights at the top of Western Europe’s tallest building. Your dual entry Day & Night Experience tickets will allow you access to London’s highest viewing platform standing at 800ft (244m) tall anytime between 10am and 6pm, then return two hours later after-dark to see the city sparkle at night!
The View from The Shard’s unrivalled 360 degree panoramic views, stretching over 40 miles of London’s skyline will give you a prime view of the Capital’s landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the London Eye. Enjoy an informative digital telescopes to take you through the Capital’s past, present and future. For a multi-sensory experience, head up to the “open-air” skydeck on level 72 where you can feel the breeze and hear the subtle sounds of the city below.
Experience London from a new perspective — from the tallest building in Western Europe. This ticket is your chance to get access to The Shard. With a height of 1,016 feet (310 meters), The Shard redefines the capital's skyline with its unique design consisting of glass facets inclining toward the top, which is open to the sky.
Renowned architect Renzo Piano designed the dynamic building in 2000 and construction started in February 2009. The Shard is situated in the historic London Bridge Quarter among trendy bars and top-end restaurants and near the Borough Market.
Simply bring your voucher to the entrance and you'll be allocated the next available time slot. Then, via a high-speed elevator, you will be transported to 'The View,' located at the top of The Shard on floors 68, 69 and 72. Take in unobstructed views of London's best sites including Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the Gherkin, the London Eye and much more. Interactive telescopes in 11 languages enable you to get background information on what you are seeing, as well as get an understanding of London's past, present and future like you’ve never experienced them before. Level 72, where the top of the building opens to the sky, offers you unbeatable 360-degree views.
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Pick up your London Flexi Attractions Pass from one of the central London redemption points or Heathrow Airport and choose from some of the city’s most popular attractions, tours, West End theater shows and restaurants. With the flexibility to choose from a 3-, 5-,7- or 10- Attractions Pass (each with a 1-month validity), the card allows you to experience London’s top attractions at your own pace.
Use your complimentary full-color London information map to plan your schedule. Packed with helpful information about each attraction, with highlighted attraction maps to help you find your way around with ease.
Head to the View from the Shard for unparalleled views of London’s famous skyline or visit the London Zoo.
Round off an evening with a visit to a West End theater show. Several select musicals and plays are included with the pass. While these change frequently, typical shows include War Horse, Mamma Mia! and The 39 Steps.
Your card includes admission to three, five, seven or 10 London attractions; simply choose from the list below.
*Attractions are subject to change
Tour departs London at 8.30am, arrive in Salisbury at approximately 10.30am. On arrival in Salisbury you’ll visit Salisbury Cathedral where entrance is included. You'll then have free time in the town to explore and for lunch.
Leave Salisbury and drive to Bath via Stonehenge, we will view Stonehenge enroute (site is closed so we cannot include a visit today).
On arrival in Bath, you’ll have free time in the Roman city, until around 5pm when we will then make our return journey to London
Tour arrives back to Earls Court only approximately 8.30pm.
Please note the itinerary is intended as a guide and some details may be subject to change.