London Forever & Ever

DAY 1: Arrival at London

Arrival at London airport, meet the local rep and take in a panoramic tour of the most cosmopolitan city in Europe on the way to the hotel. Admire some iconic sights, such as the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs. Drive past BuckinghamPalace, city residence of the royal family and finish in Trafalgar Square, with the amazing National Gallery in the background. Check in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 2: The city & the Tower

After breakfast in the hotel, meet the local guide and travel through the City to reach the Tower of London, perhaps the most important of the London monuments. The Tower of London has played a prominent role in English history. It has been besieged several times, served as an armoury, treasury, menagerie, and to date is the home of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. The Tower has also been a fortress, prison and a place of torture. The history of this place never fails to fascinate: Three queens of England, Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard and Jane Grey, and two saints of the Roman Catholic Church, Sir Thomas More and John Fischer, are buried here.  Their headless bodies were buried under the nave or chancel without memorial until the 19th century when remains found in the nave were re-interred in the crypt. Time for lunch and afternoon free, before returning to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 3: Windsor & Kew Gardens

After breakfast in hotel, meet the guide and depart for Windsor. Located south of the river Thames, Windsor was slowly built around the castle, which is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. William the Conqueror first chose the site for WindsorCastle, beginning to build it around 1070, completing it 16 years later. It has been the family home of British kings and Queens for almost 1,000 years and is the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Not to be missed is Saint George’s Chapel, a fine example of Gothic architecture and still hosting the tombs of ten sovereigns, including Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour. Time for lunch in Windsor before heading back to London via Kew Gardens, the Royal Botanical Gardens, the world’s largest collection of living plants. The living collections include more than 30,000 different kinds of plants, while the herbarium, which is one of the largest in the world, has over seven million preserved plant specimens. One of the most spectacular plants to be found in the wet tropics zone of Kew Gardens is the TITAN ARUM with its huge flowering structure rising over 2.5 m above the ground with its single immense leaf. It certainly is a giant among plants, as its name suggests. Back to London for dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

DAY 4 :  Departure

After breakfast, the morning is dedicated to a visit of the British Museum or the National Gallery, two of the most important and iconic museums/galleries of the capital. Time for lunch and according to flight schedule, transfer to airport for departure home.

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