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Total London Self Guided Tour, Britain + UK Vacation Packages - England, Scotland and Wales Travel Tours 2012

Total London Self Guided Tour

Prices From: $473
Days: 5 days
Summary
One of the world's most exciting capital cities, London needs no introduction. Spend 5 days exploring London's host of iconic landmarks, attractions, world-class museums and get panoramic city views with a complimentary flight on the London Eye.
Itinerary

One of the world's most important and exciting capital cities, London needs no introduction. Spend 5 days exploring London's host of iconic landmarks, attractions and world class museums not to mention excellent shopping and vibrant nightlife. Along with your myguideBritain selected accommodation, also included are your transfers and a flight on the world famous London Eye.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 - Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square.

Arrive in Heathrow or Gatwick and transfer to the city centre with your Express Rail Transfers tickets. Spend today exploring on foot to get some excellent snaps of the iconic landmarks including Buckingham Palace, the Thames River, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, London Bridge and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Take a stroll down Whitehall seeing No. 10 at Downing Street home of our British Prime Minister before arriving at Trafalgar Square the official centre and very heart of London. Here you will find Nelson's Column as he stands looking out over the city.

Overnight Central London.

Day 2 - London's Museums and Galleries

London is home to some of the World's greatest museums and galleries and the beauty here is that all State owned museums offer free entry. Spend today taking advantage with visits to the British Museum , Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum all exhibiting artefacts from throughout the ages and the many sides of British history. If art is your thing, don't miss out on a visit to London's array of galleries including everything from paintings of Britain's many monarchs in the National Portrait Gallery , to the masterpieces of some of the European greats including DaVinci, Rembrandt and Van Gogh in the National Gallery to the more recent works in the Tate Modern . Finally round off your day mingling with the stars including the Beckhams and the Royal Family with a visit to Madame Tussauds Waxworks museum.

Overnight Central London.

Day 3 - Oxford Street, Covent Garden and the West End

Your third day in the English Capital should begin with a stroll around one of London's public parklands such as Hyde Park before indulging in a spot of shopping in the world famous Harrod's store or along Oxford Street. Take the tube to the bustle of Picadilly Circus and the statue of Eros for more big name shopping before making your way to one of many London Markets or Covent Garden where you can while away the hours watching some of the Street performers who travel here from all over the world. In the evening explore London's fashionable West End with a meal in Soho and choose form one of the many spectacular musical performances in the local theatres.

Overnight Central London.

Day 4 - Tower of London, St Pauls Cathedral and the London Eye

Your first stop this morning should be Tower Bridge , a piece of impressive Victorian architecture spanning the Thames. After a brief visit to the interactive exhibition make your way to the Tower of London and one of the city's most important and most visited landmarks. This imposing citadel dates back to William the Conqueror and has been the setting of torture and imprisonment, of the murder of Royal heirs and the executions of Tudor Queens. St Pauls Cathedral is next today as you take in this magnificent structure built in the 17th century by Sir Christopher Wren following the Great Fire of London. Finish your London vacation in style with an evening flight on the London Eye taking you high above the city skyline for spectacular views across the cityscape and offering birds eye photo opportunities of some of the landmarks you have spent the last days exploring.

Overnight Central London.

Day 5 - Return Home

Return home taking with you memories of the a World Class city at the cutting edge of global culture and economics.

Optional Extras

  • Spend a day in the French capital on a fully guided Paris Tour from London.

Customize your Tour

  • Take the Total London Tour at the beginning or end of one of our other Britain Self Drive Tours.

Total London Self Drive Tour

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