Immerse yourself in the unparalleled allure of “London Unveiled,” a meticulously crafted tourism program that unveils the perfect fusion of history, culture, and contemporary charms in the heart of this iconic city. Embark on a captivating journey through the storied streets, where every step reveals centuries of rich history interwoven with the vibrant pulse of modern life. From the regal splendor of Buckingham Palace to the timeless beauty of the Tower of London, and the dynamic energy of Covent Garden, this program promises an immersive exploration of London’s diverse tapestry.
Indulge in world-class museums, savor culinary delights at renowned eateries, and stroll along the serene banks of the Thames. With expert guides leading the way, discover hidden gems, iconic landmarks, and the distinctive neighborhoods that make London an incomparable destination. “London Unveiled” invites you to experience the perfect blend of past and present, creating memories that will linger long after your exploration of this remarkable city.
DEPARTURE TO LONDON
After the passport and baggage check-in, we will depart for the UK capital of London by air. It is the largest city in the UK and the second largest in Europe. It impresses with its unique atmosphere, monuments and history.
Arrival in London and the first meeting with this unusual, magical and vibrant city. Travel by coach or minibus through the streets of the most multicultural European capital, where modern skyscrapers rise next to beautiful monuments. London is probably the only such city where such a combination is delightful. Transfer to the hotel, accommodation and time for dinner. For those interested, going out to one of London’s iconic pubs.
WESTMINSTER - BUCKINGHAM - LEICESTER SQUARE - TRAFALGARSQUARE - NATIONAL GALLERY
London is the largest city in Europe after Moscow and Istanbul. Today we will find out about the power of this place by visiting the City of Westminster, or “the center of power”.
We will walk past the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and then through the beautiful St. James, towards Buckingham Palace, where perhaps we will meet King Charles III, and for certain we will feel his presence.
Then we will go to Leicester Square – the entertainment center of London, where you can always count on street artists, and from there to Trafalgar Square – the most important square in London, which is a permanent symbol of this city. At Trafalgar Square, there is the National Gallery, where we will see among others famous “Sunflowers” by Vincent van Gogh. It is time for dinner. For those interested, going out to the pub.
THAMES CRUISE - GREENWICH - PRIME MERIDIAN - COVENT GARDEN - WEST END
The next day will be filled to the brim with unusual places related to the history and culture of London.
We will begin with a cruise on the Thames, affectionately called “Father Old Man” by the English. The Thames is one of the landmarks of the capital of England. The river meanders through central London before flowing into the North Sea. The banks of the Thames are connected by about 200 bridges, and the most famous of them is, of course, the Tower Bridge.
Then we will visit Greenwich, a beautiful palace center that includes the Maritime Museum and Queen’s House. We will visit one of the most important places to see during your stay in London – the Prime Meridian, also called the Greenwich Meridian, where the west meets the east.
Another place where, like nowhere else, we will feel the unique atmosphere of the city will be Covent Garden located in London’s West End. Free from car traffic, full of atmospheric restaurants serving European cuisine, pubs, craft stalls, a place where you can spend time wonderfully watching performances of street artists, whom you can always count to see here.
We will spend the evening in one of the many nearby theaters – a feast for the senses, a West End musical! Time for dinner, and for those interested, a visit to the pub.
BRITISH MUSEUM - MADAME TUSSAUD'S - BAKER STREET – PARK REGENTA - SKY GARDEN
Another day full of excitement and unforgettable views awaits us.
We will start with a tour of the British Museum, the largest museum in Britain and one of the largest in the world – here you can admire as many as 8 million exhibits from 200,000 years of human history! An extraordinary place – the whole world under one roof!
After that we will go to the world-famous Madame Tussaud’s Wax Gallery, where a photo session with the stars of film, sports, politics and even the royal family awaits us!
The next point on our map is Baker Street 221B, the famous seat of Sherlock Holmes.
From here we will go for a walk to one of the largest and most beautiful parks in London – Regent’s Park, and finally we will admire London from the Sky Garden located on the 35th floor of one of the skyscrapers in the heart of the city.
Time for dinner and for those interested a visit to the pub.
WINDSOR – HAMPTON COURT – LONDON EYE
Today we will get to know the unusual places associated with the royal family.
At the beginning, we will go to Royal Windsor, overlooked by the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world – the weekend home of the royal family. We will visit the castle interiors, the Chapel of St. James, royal and state apartments. It is difficult to imagine, but the castle has over 1,000 rooms, 300 fireplaces, and houses much of the Royal Collection, including furniture, paintings, and armor.
Then we will go for a walk around the town of Windsor, full of English charm, where there will be a relaxing time to feel the unusual atmosphere of this charming town.
Then we will drive to Hampton Court Palace, where we will learn the history of one of its most famous residents, King Henry VIII. We will visit the palace interiors and gardens. Finally, we will return to the center of London to admire the amazing panorama of the city from the London Eye from a height of 137 meters!
Time for dinner and for those interested an opportunity to visit a pub.
TATE MODERN – MILLENIUM BRIDGE – LONDON’S MUSEUM
Today, an extraordinary meeting with contemporary art – we will visit the Tate Modern, whose full name is the British National Museum of Modern Art. Works of modern art can be seen here since 1900.
The Tate Modern is one of the most visited modern and contemporary art galleries in the world, surpassing the MoMA in New York and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. It is also a place with an amazing view of the Thames, St. Paul Cathedral and the Millennium Foot Bridge (Harry Potter Bridge), which we will take a walk on after leaving the gallery.
On the way, we will see The Globe – Shakespeare Theatre, and finally we will visit the London Museum, which will bring us even closer to the history of this extraordinary city.
Time for dinner and going to the pub.
CANTERBURY – CABTERBURY CATHEDRAL
Today we leave London and invite you on a journey to the uniquely atmospheric medieval town of Canterbury – one of the visited places in all of England. And no wonder about it! To find out, just stroll through the narrow streets lined with charming tiny houses, and then visit Canterbury Cathedral – the commune of the Archbishop of Canterbury, a spiritual ecclesiastical church. The cathedral has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is definitely a must see when visiting the islands.
We will then head to the Canterbury Tales Museum where we will hear famous stories of pilgrims traveling from London to Canterbury, described by Geoffrey Chaucer.
Return back to London. Time for dinner and an opportunity to visit a pub.
LONDON – HOMETOWN
On the last day we will find time to do some shopping and say goodbye to the city.
You are probably wondering what is worth buying in London? It is worth purchasing gin, sherry or good whiskey from London. Also noteworthy are typically English cookies – shortbread and Cadbury sweets. Those of us who appreciate peculiar flavors can buy, for example, vinegar-flavored crisps. And of course tea; many to choose from, take your pick! Following the shopping madness, transfer to the airport.
Flight back to home.
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