Antiquity, Architecture and the Abbey, London

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10025
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$5,500 USD
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History Comes to Life in London, England (Europe) for Six Days & Five Nights at Citadines Holborn-Covent Garden, Citadines South Kensington or The Royal Park Hotel for Two, Including a Best of Royal London Tour and a Tour of Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament (Land Only)

Immerse yourself in the rich history, glory and culture of London, one of the most visited cities in the world! The striking architecture of the city tells the captivating story of its past, and some of its most iconic attractions and instantly recognizable landmarks. Two tours will introduce you to the best of London, from the monumental Tower of London to 1,000 years of history and modern politics in the Houses of Parliament.

Stay in one of two stylish apart'hotels, which feature elegance in residence spaces with all the amenities you'd expect from a hotel. Between Central London's business district and the bustling West End, the Citadines Holborn-Covent Garden London is in the prime location for exploring. Or, nestled in the elegant neighborhood of South Kensington, bordering the renowned shopping and eating districts of Chelsea and Knightsbridge, Citadines South Kensington London is the perfect luxurious retreat. Shopping is aplenty at Knightsbridge, where a visit to Harrods is a must-do. Or escape to the intimate luxury of the Royal Park Hotel, a boutique hotel in central London. Located just a block away from Hyde Park, The Royal Park is within easy walking distance of London attractions such as Kensington Palace, The Royal Albert Hall, Oxford Street, Park Lane, High Street Kensington and Portobello Road.

London's fascinating history comes to life on the Best of Royal London tour, which begins with VIP access to the Tower of London, a royal palace and an infamous prison! Be dazzled by the breathtaking crown jewels, a world-famous collection of 23,578 gemstones that are still used in royal ceremonies today. You'll also have the rare chance to see the Opening Ceremony. Next, hop aboard a Thames River cruise boat, and glide along the river into Central London. Capture snapshots of London's legendary landmarks, such as Shakespeare's Globe, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and St. Paul's Cathedral.

The comprehensive half-day Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament tour introduces you to two of London's most iconic, history-steeped monuments. While gaining fascinating insight into the royal history of Great Britain, you'll absorb the grandeur of Westminster Abbey's interior, the monumental monarch-owned church where British royals are both crowned and laid to rest. Then you'll head inside the Houses of Parliament, home of Big Ben, where you can see highlights like the House of Commons and Lord's Chamber.

Your trip for two includes:
• 6 days/5 night accommodation at either Citadines Holborn-Covent Garden, Citadines South Kensington in a Deluxe Studio or The Royal Park Hotel
• Daily breakfast is included at The Royal Park Hotel
• 4-hour Best of Royal London tour, including early access to Tower of London and a scenic river shuttle up the Thames
• 3-hour Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament tour, including entrance fees
• All room-related taxes (including VAT)
• Free concierge reservation service


Terms and Conditions
Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Passport required for travel outside the U.S. Travel is valid through 03/3½020. Hotel may be substituted with equal or similar accommodations. Breakfast is not included at Citadines Holborn-Covent Garden or Citadines South Kensington as kitchenette facilities are provided in room. London city taxes are the responsibility of the passenger and required to be paid directly to hotel upon check out. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required.