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Christmas in London 2018

7 days with Collette Vacations   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Overnight Flight
Board your overnight flight to London, United Kingdom.

Day 2 London, England - Tour Begins
Welcome to London at Christmastime, a metropolis filled with light, laughter and the excitement of the holiday season. Whether perusing the city’s many Christmas markets for handmade gifts and colorful decorations, or basking in the scent of mulled wine and cinnamon, this will surely be a Christmas you’ll never forget. This evening, experience a favorite holiday pastime and join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner at a traditional pub. (D)

Day 3 London
Join a local expert on a panoramic city tour. See Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace. At Westminster, see the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. A Christmastime visit to London wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Harrods, the city’s most iconic department store. Find yourself exploring a wonderland of glorious holiday displays and its incredible food hall – a piece of gourmet heaven! This afternoon, perhaps you will join us on an optional excursion to celebrate the season at Windsor Castle: originally built to guard the city of London, Windsor Castle has been the home of Kings and Queens for nine centuries; make your way through the impressive State Apartments, adorned for the season with a stunning array of garlands, bedecked Christmas trees, and an array of festive decorations. (B)

Day 4 London
Enjoy a leisurely morning before setting off to explore London’s charming Christmas markets. Peruse the sea of wooden chalets offering a plethora of unique handmade crafts, artisan goods and local treats. Continue on to Bond and Oxford streets, known worldwide for their elegant department stores, posh galleries and the season’s stunning Christmas decorations. Admire the latest fashions before capping off your afternoon with one of London’s finest theatre performances. (B)

Day 5 London - Oxford - Blenheim Palace - London
Travel across England’s beautiful countryside en route to the historic city of Oxford, home to the prestigious University of Oxford. Join a local expert on a privately-led walking tour before exploring the city’s Christmas market. As you browse the stalls filled with handmade crafts, the sounds of Christmas carols and the smell of holiday treats fill the air and immerse you in holiday cheer. The festivities continue with a visit to Blenheim Palace, one of England’s most magnificent homes, that shines even brighter at Christmas. The birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, this UNESCO World Heritage site will give you a glimpse into the life of English royalty. (B)

Day 6 London
It’s your last day in London. Spend the day independently exploring more of London’s treasures. Or perhaps join an optional excursion featuring Bath (UNESCO), one of England’s most beautiful cities. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner inspired by the Christmas season and toast the end of a wonderful tour. (B,D)

Day 7 London - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many pleasant holiday memories. (B)
Map
All This Included
Delve into the Christmas season in London, one of the world’s most iconic metropolises decorated with holiday cheer. Explore London’s colorful Christmas markets, beautifully decorated department stores, and bustling streets. Join a local expert on a privately guided panoramic tour of the city. See the Norwegian fir in Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, and the festive lights adorning Buckingham Palace. Travel to magnificent Blenheim Palace, an extra special experience at Christmastime. Stroll the Christmas markets in the university town of Oxford. Explore the world famous shops of Oxford and Bond Streets. Immerse yourself in holiday spirit at one of London’s finest theatres. Finally, toast to the end of wonderful journey with a festive Christmas dinner at a traditional British pub.
  • 7 meals
  • Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip
  • Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours
  • Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees"
  • Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life
  • Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour
  • Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway)
Highlights
  • Stroll through Oxford’s historic Christmas market.
  • Visit Harrods, London’s most iconic department store.
  • Explore some of London’s famous Christmas markets.
Accommodations
London: Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt 
Pre and Post Add-ons
Pre Night Hotel:
  • Grange Fitzrovia Hotel
Notes
  • This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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