Experience both London: ancient and modern, funky and elegant, the city of royalty, art, theatre, and the hip British style, and the fairytale English countryside with its gardens, castles, prehistoric monuments, grazing sheep, tiny Cotswolds villages and hearty pub food. During this very special tour, you'll get to know and love London, as you visit the Tower of London, the British Museum and the Westminster Abbey, ride the ultra modern London Eye, enjoy a West End theatre show and a cruise up the Thames River to visit the dreamy Kew Gardens. Enjoy atmospheric English pubs and the elegant afternoon tea, shop for flowers and treasures at neighborhood markets and for the latest fashions at Harrod's. As you set out to explore the English countryside, you'll visit Stonehenge and the ancient Roman town of Bath, synonymous with Jane Austen's novels, hike in the Cotswolds, by picture book perfect villages, streams and open meadows, and see a multitude of castles, palaces, manor houses and hunting lodges. But mostly, you'll create lifelong memories as you enjoy international dining, world art and history, and connect with new, like-minded friends.
HIGHLIGHTS: Touring the Tower of London ● Visiting the Hampton Court Palace and Gardens ● Westminster Abbey ● Cruising on the Thames River ● Taking an elegant afternoon tea ● Dining at a traditional English pub ● British Museum and the National Gallery of Art ● Riding the London Eye ● Admiring the botanical displays at Kew Gardens ● Seeing a play at a West End theatre ● Visiting the Windsor Castle, the largest castle in the world ● Strolling through colleges in Oxford ● Hiking in the fairytale Cotswolds hills ● Exploring the prehistoric monuments in Stonehenge ● Walking in the footsteps of Jane Austen in Bath ● Getting lost in the small-town atmosphere of Stow-on-the-Wold
Itinerary specifics subject to change.