London Explorer (4 nights)
Want to do London at your own pace? Take time to explore London before or after your Contiki trip. With this 5 day package at the Royal National or Imperial hotels, grab a great value collection of extras, activities & accommodation. The London Explorer package is a bit different from our other trips, as it does not include a Trip Manager. Instead, we give you all the info you need to squeeze the max out of the city & to do it on your terms. With your included London info booklet, hit the streets & dive into the buzz - there are so many things to see, do & experience in London. From the iconic Big Ben to the Houses of Parliament & Buckingham Palace, there are photo opportunities at every corner. An included open top bus sightseeing ticket is a great way to experience the city from a different angle as you ride past the sights. It’s also a hop on hop off trip, so you can enjoy the sites at your own pace. Stop off in between, maybe visit a museum, take a walking tour or just take in the vibes. We’ve also included a 2 day Tube & bus pass to make getting around the sights of London even easier. London is famous for it’s shopping, with the streets of the central city providing a haven for shopaholics. Head to Knightsbridge for a look into the most famous department store in the world, Harrods. Check out the array of delicious food on offer in their enticing foodhalls & amazing displays, then maybe head to Oxford Street for some high street shopping & big name brands. While you’re in the area, drop by the quirky Carnaby Street where you might see some street performers or grab a coffee & take in the atmosphere. Seeing a famous West End musical whilst you’re here is a must-do & with an included ticket to a show, you will. From the dancing sensation ‘Billy Elliot’ to rocking it out to Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’ there is something for everyone. You’ll see more of the English countryside on an included day trip to the mythical boulders of Stonehenge. Get up close to these structures as you get a feel for the area & learn about its history. You’ll also stop by the cute little Somerset town of Bath with its little side streets & shops. Take a guided tour of the city’s most famous attraction, the Roman Baths, where you’ll see steaming water & learn about the history of this site. Bath is also famous as the home of the Sally Lunn bun’s, so maybe see if you can try one while you’re here. Back in London, for a historical fix, jump on the Tube & maybe make your way to the Tower of London. Take a guided tour with one of the Yeoman Warders around one of the most famous fortified buildings in the world. You could also try the British Museum, National Gallery, the Tate or jump on the London Eye for amazing city views. There’s always something going on here, so make sure that you ask at the Contiki Basement for some other tips on must see sights & things to do.