London for the feast of the Holy Spirit!

London for the feast of the Holy Spirit!

5 days, 20 – 24 June, from 1060 €/person.

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Day 1: Greece – London – City tour – British Museum

Meet at the airport and depart for London. Arrival at London airport. We then head towards the centre of Europe’s multicultural metropolis where we will begin by taking a panoramic tour of the city’s most important sights. The famous author Samuel Johnson once said that if you are bored of London then you are bored of living. During our tour we will pass by the Albert Memorial and the Royal Albert Hall, the famous Hyde Park with its 640 acres of land bordered by the gardens and Kensington Palace, then from Marble Arch ( Marble Arch ) the only marble monument in London and crossing the famous Park Lane and passing Green Park we reach the hallmark of London’s evening life Piccadilly square. Then we will pass by Trafalgar square which is also called the navel of London because from here all distances to other cities in England and abroad are officially measured.Continuing on the famous Whitehall street we will see the Buckingham Palace where King Charles resides where his mother Queen Elizabeth II used to live, and then we will pass in front of the entrance to the official palace of the monarchy which is St James’ Palace, but because it was relatively small the Royal Court decided in 1837 to move to the neighbouring Buckingham Palace. We continue the panoramic tour passing by the famous Parliament building, an amazing building built in two different centuries, the 11th and 19th century. Parliament houses the House of Lords and the House of Commons and of course we can see the famous Big Ben, the clock tower of Parliament. Opposite Parliament is St Margaret’s Church and next to it is the amazing Westminster Abbey. The tour ends with a visit to the famous British Museum where, among other things, we will see the wing of Greek antiquities where the unique beauty of the Parthenon sculptures are exhibited and admire numerous other antiquities including the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and the Temple of Artemis. Then transfer and check-in at our hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 2: London – Free day for shopping (Optional evening city tour)

English buffet breakfast and a free day for shopping and sightseeing as the city is inexhaustible in shopping, art and entertainment. As is well known London is truly the fashion capital of the world. The famous Oxford Street, Bond Street, Regent’s Street with its countless department stores such as Selfridges, with its famous high fashion houses and high end shops are a shopping attraction for millions of visitors to London. Also not to be forgotten is the Harrods department store attraction in Knightsbridge for similar luggage. Alternatively, we suggest a stroll through London’s famous markets such as Portobello’s in the Notting Hill area, Spitalfields and Camden market with its shops and dozens of stalls selling second-hand antiques and other folk art items that may be bargains. For a good meal for those who like Chinese cuisine the options are many as the traditional Chinese Quarter (China Town) has countless Chinese restaurants and next to the Chinese Quarter there are so many restaurants of all nationalities such as the Argentinian Gaucho Piccadilly for steaks, the British traditional classics Rules & Simpsons and the luxurious The Wolseley in Mayfair. In the evening you can join a night out on the town and experience the heart of London’s nightlife. You will see Soho with its narrow streets and many bars and cabarets, the famous Leicester Square with its cinemas hosting world premieres and the famous Shaftesbury Avenue where the world’s most famous musicals are performed. We will then have the opportunity to enjoy the city’s most famous monuments and the Thames bridges, illuminated. We will also enjoy the Old City of London or the City of London which is just one square mile in area but houses the largest shipping and insurance companies on earth and many, many banks. So this is essentially where the economic heart of Europe beats. After a short stop at the Tower of London, we will continue and see the Tower Bridge over the River Thames, which is a meandering river. The Stock Exchange and the Bank of England are located here in the centre of the old city of London as well as one of Christopher Wren’s masterpieces St Paul’s Cathedral. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 3: London – Free day (Optional Greenwich, Maritime Museum, Catty Sark, Thames Cruise)

English buffet breakfast and free day. For those who wish can participate in the optional excursion. After a relatively short drive We will end up in Greenwich with the most famous Royal Observatory in the world, we will see the 0 o’clock point and the point where the eastern and western hemispheres are separated. We will visit the Royal Maritime Museum and the fastest sailing ship of the 19th century era, the Cutty Sark. We will then board a ferry at Greenwich Docks to enjoy a one-hour cruise to central London. Overnight stay.

Day 4: London – Free day (Optional Oxford – Stratford from Avon)

Breakfast at our hotel. Free today. Those who wish can join our optional day trip to Oxford and Stratford. First stop is Oxford, the foundation city of Anglo-Saxon education. We will see the magnificent college and university buildings in the world’s most famous and oldest 11th century campus. We will also see the clock tower of Carfax Tower and the Asmolian University Museum. We will then take a spectacular drive through nature, passing through picturesque hamlets whose houses were built of wood and brick, to reach the doll’s town of Stratford Avon. Stratford Avon, built on the River Avon, is also famous for being the birthplace of playwright William Shakespeare. The town centre is dominated by the eponymous theatre and Shakespeare’s childhood home. Return to London in the afternoon. Overnight stay.

Day 5: London – Excursion to Windsor Castle – Athens

English buffet breakfast. Departure for Windsor Castle, First we will pass by the Royal College of Eton founded in 1440 . The setting of the college that under its arched towers still nurtures princes, dukes, lords, earls, and aristocrats of every class. Eton College is an all-boys’ boarding school. It is one of the most prestigious educational institutions, with prestige and rules that resemble royal protocol, and its students – the offspring of the world’s elite – manage to get into a huge percentage of universities in the so-called Ivy League – and the prestigious institutions of Oxford and Cambridge in particular, and even a 30% admission rate. It is no coincidence that Eton College has graduated 20 Prime Ministers of Great Britain, including David Cameron and Boris Johnson, King Charles and many others. Some of the most famous alumni are still Princes William and Harry, and if we take a look back in time, we will meet personalities such as Ian Fleming, George Orwell and members of the Rothschild, Goldsmith and Vanderbilt families. We then pass over the River Thames which rises from the Welsh mountains and passes the Royal village of Windsor on its way. Windsor is a Royal Village because the castle is home to the summer palace of the Royal Family. The castle is notable for its long association with the English and later British royal family, but also for its architecture. The original castle of Windsor was built in the 11th century, after the Norman conquest of England under William I. Since the reign of Henry I it has been used by successive monarchs. The castle also includes the chapel of Agios Georgios, which was built in the 15th century and is the spiritual place of the castle. It is the most populous castle in the world, with more than 500 people living and working there. Queen Elizabeth II used the castle for her weekend residence, as well as a place for receptions and to receive foreign guests. Every year the Waterloo Ceremony, attended by the King, and the annual Order of the Perignite ceremony, held in St George’s Chapel, are held there. At the end of the tour leaving Windsor we will pass the back of the castle where we will see the road where Queen Elizabeth used to take which is an absolute one mile straight to attend every June and watch the Royal Ascot Horse Races. Continuing on we will pass through Runnymede Park where we will see the Magna Carta monument where in 1215 King John the Conqueror met with a group of barons in this small piece of countryside. Here he sealed the Magna Carta, seen by many as the symbolic first step on the road to modern democracy. Departure for the airport and flight back to Greece with the best impressions of our excursion.

What is included:

  • Economy class airline tickets with Sky Express.
  • One 8 kg carry-on bag and one piece of luggage up to 15 kg with Sky Express.
  • Transfers to and from London Airport.
  • Three or four nights’ accommodation at the HOLIDAY INN KENSINGTON HIGH STREET 4* hotel depending on the programme chosen.
  • English buffet breakfast.
  • Panoramic city tour with a visit to the British Museum on arrival.
  • Excursion to the city and Windsor Castle on departure.
  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Excursions tours, guided tours as mentioned in the program.
  • Experienced guide.
  • Liability insurance.
  • VAT.

Not included:

  • Airport taxes and fuel surcharges €250/person.
  • Entrance fees to museums – shows, gratuities, drinks, porterage and anything optional or suggested that is not included in the above offers.
  • Everything mentioned as optional or suggested.

Departures of the 5-day tour 

Hotel Nights Per’ person in double room Per’ person in single room Children up to 12 years old* Per’ person in triple room Family 
Holiday Inn Kensington High Street  4* 4 €1.060 € 1.630 € 560 € 1.060 € 4.045

*when sharing a room with 2 adults
*depending on date and availability, price may vary.

Indicative flights with Sky Express

DEPARTURE RETURN
FLIGHT TIME FLIGHT TIME
Athens – London 10:25-12:20 London – Athens 13:20-18:50
  • The above times are local for each country.

 

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