London Gateway4 days & 3 nights, Spotlight Journey
Custom Adventures with Cox & Kings Spotlight Journeys
From the cultural capitals of Europe and the historic Middle East to the islands of the Indian Ocean and the forests of the great Amazon, explore the highlights of the world at your own pace with Cox & Kings Spotlight Journeys. Designed by our Destination Experts, these single-destination short itineraries make it easy to extend your Private Journey with a few extra nights in a world-class destination. Alternatively, you can combine several Spotlight Journeys to create a unique adventure that's perfect for you.
Perfect to extend any of our regional British journeys by comfortable rail, London Gateway offers the opportunity to explore one of the most-visited cities in the world. Enjoy the storied past and vibrant present of London. You will travel past famous monuments, statues and houses that all have significant meaning to times and places in history that have had a huge effect on not only Britain, but the world. Catch a glimpse of royalty at Buckingham Palace and discover the infamous Tower of London. Visit the Queen's favorite weekend home, steadfast Windsor Castle.
Day 1Arrive London
Upon arrival in London by air or rail from other areas of Britain, you will be welcomed by your Cox & Kings local representative and accompanied to your hotel.
Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure to rest up from your travels or begin your explorations of one of the world's greatest cities.Preferred: Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
Elite: The Milestone Hotel - 3 Nights
Join your expert guide who will accompany you on a guided visit of London. See the Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kensington, Kensington Gardens, then continue to Buckingham Palace and see the ceremony of the Changing of the Guard. Your panoramic sightseeing includes Trafalgar Square, the House of Parliament with Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Christopher Wren's St. Paul's Cathedral. Continue on to visit the Tower of London, a magnificent fortress which has stood on the banks of the River Thames for over 1,000 years. Your guide will regale you with incredible tales and you can admire the stunning Crown Jewels on display.Preferred: Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
Elite: The Milestone Hotel (B)
This morning, with your guide continue your sightseeing to visit the Windsor Castle. Explore this half day by visiting this ancient royal castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and has been home of the British kings and queens for almost 1000 years. During your visit you would have the opportunity to visit the wonderful state apartments with their magnificent collection of art and antiquities. Enjoy some of the parks and gardens or some local shopping and pubs before returning to London where the remainder of your day is at leisure.Preferred: Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
Elite: The Milestone Hotel (B)
Day 4Depart London
Today, you are accompanied to the airport or railway station for your onward journey.(B)