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Getaway: London Locals

5 days with CIE Tours   Rating: First Class

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Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Arrival Day
Your adventure begins with meeting your local host in the the lobby of your hotel this afternoon. They will be there beginning at 2 pm to get you started and offer plenty of tips to point you in the right direction by giving you the know-how to make the most of your time in this cosmopolitan city.

Day 2 Concierge Planning and Independent Sightseeing
Your local host will meet you in your hotel lobby to answer any questions you may have about planning out your days in London and maximize your fun. You will have three days to use your vouchers to London’s most popular “Hop-On, Hop-Off” tour bus to see more of the city at your own pace. 

Day 3 Independent Sightseeing
Today, you might like to take one or more of the walking tours included with your Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. You’ll have a choice of three: Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace to experience this traditional 500-year-old ceremony; the Rock ‘n Roll tour, which will take you to the heart of London’s musical heritage; and the Jack the Ripper tour, to see the streets where the infamous 19th-century killer walked as the police desperately tried to track him down.

Day 4 Independent Sightseeing
You might choose to spend your final day of sightseeing on a cruise down the River Thames, viewing famous attractions such as the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.

Day 5 Return Home
Your vacation ends today after breakfast. (B)
All This Included

There’s so much to do and see in London – Soak in some culture in one of the many museums, see a West End musical or enjoy a concert. Shop the sales, or relax in a cozy pub with some fish and chips. Get your skate on at one of the festive skating rinks around town, or take a stroll in one of the city’s famous parks.

The city breaks in our Getaway collection give you the freedom of independent travel, but with the added bonus of access to the expert knowledge only CIE Tours can provide. We’ll help you get up to speed quickly and hit the city!

Your trip includes:
  • A local host to act as your private concierge in your hotel on the afternoon of the first day and morning of the second day, to point you in the right direction and help you plan the rest of your trip. 
  • Accommodations in a centrally located hotel
  • Three days of access to local “Hop-On, Hop-Off” bus tours, bringing you to all the top sites you’ll want to see
  • Getaway departures available November through March!

Authentic Local Experiences:
  • Begin your stay with a local host to orient you to the city
  • Explore London to your heart’s delight, on your own schedule
Dining Experiences:
  • 4 hot breakfasts at your hotel
London: Thistle City Barbican Hotel
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.