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Christmas in London

Christmas in London

Christmas Markets, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, & More!

Christmas in London

  • London & Oxford, England

  • Buckingham Palace, Harrods at Christmas, Big Ben, and more!

  • December 1-7, 7 Days, 8 meals

 

Feel the holiday spirit when you experience the Christmas season in London, a world within a city!

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 colorful decorations, or basking in the scent of mulled wine and cinnamon, this will surely be a Christmas you'll never forget. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner.

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Day 3

London City Tour, Harrods, Optional Excursion to Windsor Castle
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, you may choose an optional excursion to Windsor Castle, home to Britain's Kings and Queens for nine centuries. Make your way through the impressive State Apartments, adorned for the eason with an array of festive decorations (additional fee).

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Day 4

Oxford, Blenheim Palace
This morning, travel to the historic city of Oxford, home to the prestigious University of Oxford. Enjoy a leisurely walk to admire the iconic architecture followed by time at leisure to explore the quaint shops filled with handmade crafts and local treats.

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.

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Day 5

Christmas Markets, Covent Garden
Set off to explore London's charming Christmas markets. Peruse the sea of wooden chalets offering a plethora of unique crafts, artisan goods, and local treats. You'll also take in Bond and Oxford streets, known worldwide for their elegant department stores, posh galleries, and some of the most stunning Christmas decorations in the city.

In Covent Garden, enjoy a traditional English tea complete with delicious finger sandwiches and homemade pastries. Later on, take in one of London's finest theatre performances.

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Day 6

The Underground, Guided Tour of Westminster Abbey
Hop on London's famous Underground, known to locals as "the Tube." Opened in 1863, this engineering marvel was the world's first metro system. Travel to Westminster Abbey, the towering Gothic church that has been home to royal coronations and weddings. Take in a guided tour of this historic building before enjoying an afternoon at your leisure to explore the city.

Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner inspired by the Christmas season and toast the end of a wonderful tour.

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Day 7

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

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

DEPOSIT: $600 per person at time of reservation; final payment is due September 2, 2022. Once payments have been received, stringent cancellation penalties apply.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS: Overnight flight (1 night); Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge, London, England (5 nights).

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS: Collette tour director, roundtrip motorcoach/airport/resort transfers, roundtrip air, luggage handling at hotel, admissions/attractions, and 8 meals, including 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners.

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Optional, but highly recommended; available at booking only for $399 per person.

 

PASSPORT REQUIRED: Passport must be valid for 6 months upon departure from London, England.

 

ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 / HEAVY WALKING: Physical stamina required. Stair climbing, longer periods of walking and/or standing may be involved, along with higher elevations and longer days. Participants must be able to keep up with group.

 

ADDITIONAL FEES: Airline luggage fees and fuel surcharges (if applicable) are additional and vary by airline.

 

OPTIONAL EXCURSION:

Day 3 - Windsor Castle; $65 per person.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Janesville, WI Van Galder Terminal
3120 N. Pontiac Dr., Janesville WI
Madison, WI Dutch Mill Park & Ride
4545 East Broadway, Madison WI
Rockford, IL Van Galder Terminal
7559 Walton St., Rockford IL
South Beloit, IL Fas Mart/McDonald's ($3 per day)
Hwy 75 and I90, South Beloit IL
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