The William and Kate Tour
Day One – Arrival in London

Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to London for hotel and dinner.

Day Two – Total London Experience

A chance to get the full London experience. On this tour you will take part in the following activities:

  • Panoramic tour of London
  • See the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • Exclusive visit to the Household Cavalry Museum
  • Optional Lunch by the River Thames
  • Entry to Tower of London
  • Entry to St. Paul’s Cathedral 
  • Thames River boat ride
  • Spectacular experience on the London Eye
  • Walking Tour

Day Three – The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace and The Goring Hotel

Breakfast followed by morning at leisure. Then an afternoon tour of the The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace. This is where the State vehicles are housed - both horse-drawn carriages and motor cars used for coronations, State Visits, Royal Weddings, the State Opening of Parliament and official engagements. Visitors can see the Gold State Coach which was last used during The Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002 to carry Her Majesty and Prince Philip to the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral.

For most of the year the stables are home to the working horses that play an important role in The Queen's official and ceremonial duties. They are mainly Cleveland Bays, the only British breed of carriage horse, and the Windsor greys, which by tradition always draw the carriage in which The Queen is travelling. As they may be on duty, undergoing training or having a well-deserved rest away from London, the horses are not always on view.

Dinner tonight will be at the Goring Hotel where Kate Middleton and her family stayed the night before the famous wedding.

Day Four – Kensington Palace and Shopping on Kensington High Street

Breakfast followed by morning tour of Kensington Palace.

From Queen Mary to Queen Victoria and Princess Margaret to Princess Diana, it is the feminine influence of generations of Royal women that has shaped this stylish palace and its elegant gardens. Bought in 1689, the house was adapted for royal residence by Sir Christopher Wren and for the next 70 years it played host to the courts of William and Mary, Queen Anne, George I and George II. It was also the childhood home of Princess Victoria and the place where she found out she had become Queen. Explore the finery of this stylish palace, and the stories behind it.

Afternoon shopping in Kensington High Street and then back to the hotel for dinner.

Day Five –Runnymede, Windsor and Hampton Court

Breakfast followed by full day tour to Runnymede, Windsor and Hampton Court.

Runnymede: Hear about the site where King John was forced to seal the Magna Carta in 1215.

Windsor and Eton: Windsor – bursting with natural beauty, discover the 17th century magical monuments which line its cobbled streets. Highlights include; The Old Kings Head famed for where William Shakespeare wrote “The Merry Wives of Windsor”, Windsor Bridge and Sir Christopher Wren’s House. Cross over the bridge and sample the delights of Eton and see its College, founded in 1440, during the reign of Henry VI.

Windsor Castle: Steeped in history, visit the home of Queen Elizabeth II and enjoy a through the keyhole experience of the world’s largest and oldest castle. Enjoy the spectacular State Apartments at your leisure and marvel at its lavishly furnished surroundings. Used for State occasions to this day, be a part of where these regal traditions take place whilst admiring world renowned artworks. Visit St. George’s chapel, where the tombs of numerous kings and queens reside, notably Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour.

Hampton Court Palace - State Apartments: Have a ball at Hampton Court Palace! One of the earliest remaining buildings dating back nearly 500 years, learn how Henry VIII rebuilt and extended the buildings. Hampton Court Palace became the royal residence until the imprisonment of Charles I during the Civil War. Set in over 60 acres on the banks of the River Thames, take in the state apartments and admire the artworks from the Queen’s collection, before wandering around the stunning gardens. Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of Henry VIII’s accession to the throne, the new exhibition Henry’s Women provides a fascinating insight into his life with his six wives where you can view rarely seen portraits.

Hampton Court Gardens: Marvel at the manicured masterpieces! From the Privy Gardens completed in 1702 for William III to the East Front Gardens, gardening lovers will be in their element! Feast your eyes on the stunning South Gardens and the Lower Orangery. Test your navigation skills in the 18th century maze. New for 2009 will be Henry’s garden, inspired by the Tudor Court Garden.

Back to the hotel for dinner.

Day Six - Royal Wedding Walk and Westminster Abbey

Breakfast followed by a morning Royal Wedding Walk with Entry to Westminster Abbey.

Royal Wedding Walking Tour: Wander in the footsteps of Catherine and William. Be captivated by the fascinating mixture of places you visit connected to the Royal Family and the Royal Wedding. Listen to the stories of our professional guide to learn everything you need to know about the Royal Couple's romance. You will not only see amazing places like the birthplace of Queen Elizabeth II, St. James's Palace, Queen's Chapel and Buckingham Palace but also spots like the favourite club of the young Royals and the famous Royal Jewellers, just to mention a few.

Westminster Abbey: Complete your regal tour with a visit to magnificent Westminster Abbey, where the wedding of Prince William and Catherine, the Dutchess of Cambridge was hosted in April 2011. This extraordinary structure holds a long tradition as a renowned site for many royal weddings Please note: Westminster Abbey tour is not running on Sundays due to religious services.

Afternoon at leisure and dinner at the hotel.

Day Seven – The Cotswolds

Breakfast and then full day tour to the Cotswolds as we do not want you to go back home without seeing this most beautiful part of England -you will be truly smitten!

The Cotswolds: Bursting with history and heritage, the Cotswolds is a charming blend of breathtaking natural beauty, bustling market towns and sleepy villages. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the Cotswold’s picturesque villages.

Blenheim Palace* and Woodstock: Drive through the quaint village of Woodstock and be seduced by its beauty. Bask in the beauty of Blenheim Palace! Built in the early 1700’s, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill is a mind field of magnificence. (*From 17th December to 16th February, instead of visiting Blenheim Palace we will visit several Cotswold villages and include Cotswold cream tea.)

Lunch in Burford – built on a steep high street leading to the River Windrush and its medieval bridge. Tantalise your taste buds in a traditional English pub and admire the quaintness of this old wool town.

Bourton on the Water: Renowned as the “Venice of the Cotswolds”, this picturesque village boasts many of the Cotswolds traditional features, from its elegant low bridges to a magnificent Main Street.

Stow-On-The-Wold: The highest town in the Cotswolds and bursting with charming traditional houses!

Dinner at the hotel.

Day Eight – Departure from London

Breakfast followed by transfer to airport.

Prices from:

Hotel Rating/Standards 4****
25 persons or above £1199.00
12 - 24 Persons £1299.00
5 - 11 Persons £1399.00
Single supplement per day £70

The price is per person for the tour and based on two guests sharing one twin/double room and it includes: Meet and great at Heathrow airport with in and out transfers, 7 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels with breakfast, 2 pub lunches and 7 three course dinners (6 dinners in the residence hotel and 1 dinner at the Goring Hotel) and guided tours with entrances to attractions as listed in the itinerary above.

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