England Family Fun

7 days from $5,439 per person*
  • See the signature sights of London on a private tour.
  • Embark on a scavenger hunt through the city, and see a theater performance of "Matilda."
  • Enjoy a private tour of the Harry Potter studio.
  • Spend a full day exploring Warwick Castle and the Cotswolds in private.
  • Family-friendly accommodations.
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With London as your home base, there's never a dull moment for the family as you experience the sights and sounds of England's finest.

A blend of group and private tours bring you and your loved ones into the heart of England, with a full itinerary crafted to delight travelers of all ages. Explore London with a unique and engaging hi-tech scavenger hunt activity for the family, and take a ride in the massive London Eye, giving you a true 360-degree view of the city. Set out to see the city's signature sights with a private guide, and enjoy a theatrical performance of Matilda. Visit the Warner Brothers studios for Harry Potter, and get an insightful behind-the-scenes perspective on this thrilling series. Devote a full day to exploring the grounds of Warwick Castle and the charming Cotswolds on a privately guided tour, and take a private day trip to the renowned seaside resort Brighton. With family-friendly accommodations and daily fun, you're bound to have a family adventure full of lasting memories.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 London
    London
    • England - London Welcome Package
    • Airport Meet & Greet - Assistant
    • Private Transfer - Heathrow Airport (arrival) - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 2 London
    London
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Highlights (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Attraction: The London Eye - Fast Track - Admission
  • Day 3 London
    London
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Black Cab London's Hidden Treasures (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Transfer - Theater (Round-Trip) - Vehicle/Driver
    • Theatre: Matilda - Ticket (Tue-Thu)
  • Day 4 London
    London
    • Private Tour - Warner Bros Studio Harry Potter Experience (6 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 5 London
    London
    • Private Tour - Warwick Castle and the Cotswolds (9 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 London
    London
    • Private Tour - Brighton Tour (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    • Optional: Football Tickets, more
  • Day 7 London
    London
    • Private Transfer - Gatwick Airport (departure) - Vehicle/Driver- Mercedes Viano
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: London

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful, will be provided to you on your first day in destination.

For your added comfort, a Meet & Greet assistant will be waiting for you in the Arrivals Hall of the airport after you pass through customs. They'll direct you to your transfer, assist in the hotel check-in process, and take you through your travel documents.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.

Accommodation: Citadines Trafalgar Square (4*)

Set in the pulsing heart of Central London's City of Westminster, the Citadines Trafalgar Square (4*) is steps away from Nelson’s Column, and within walking distance of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Set over 9 floors, select from a choice of sleek and modern air-conditioned apartments. Each serviced apartment is fitted with a fully-equipped modern kitchenette, separate sleeping corner or room, en suite bathroom and well-partitioned living area. No dining options are on-site, though an array of pubs and eateries are right on Citadines’ doorstep. Alternately, walk 10 minutes to Covent Garden to get a taste of some of Central London's oldest pubs and catch a West-End musical, or try ultra-hip Soho, known for its entertainment venues and bustling nightlife. With its laid-back apartment style, and options to sleep up to 6 guests in a room, enjoy London as a family from Citadines Trafalgar Square. Breakfast included.

England Family Fun Tours 2019 - 2020 -  London
London
England Family Fun Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Citadines Trafalgar Square
Citadines Trafalgar Square

Day 2: London

Departing with a private guide and driver, you’ll set out on a half-day tour to experience the highlights of London, with opportunities to see many of the iconic sights of this global metropolis. Discover the West End, home to some of the world’s most prolific theaters, where you’ll pass by the renowned Royal Albert Hall before traveling through the City of Westminster and the City of London, the oldest part of the capital, and home to the financial district. See Marble Arch, historically used for royal processions, as well as the serene Hyde Park, with its lively Speakers’ Corner. Stop at Buckingham Palace, home of the Queen and site of the daily ‘changing of the guards’, an icon of British pageantry. View Harrods in Knightsbridge, and renowned squares like Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square with Nelson’s Column. You’re welcome to discuss with your guide if there’s a sight of particular interest that you’d like to view during your tour.

Skip the largest part of the queue today at The London Eye with your exclusive Fast Track admission, and take to the skies for a unique perspective over the city of London below. At a height of 443 feet, The London Eye is the largest cantilevered observation wheel in Europe, and receives over three million visitors each year. Your near 30-minute ride will complete after one full rotation of the wheel, allowing for a pleasurable pace as you ascend and descend, with plenty of opportunity to spot several iconic landmarks from an elevated vantage point on the south bank of the River Thames.

Accommodation: Citadines Trafalgar Square (4*)
England Family Fun Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Big Ben
Big Ben
England Family Fun Tours 2019 - 2020 -  London Eye
London Eye

Day 3: London

Your professional cabbie will come and collect you from your hotel and then take you on a magical sightseeing journey through London’s signature sights and hidden treasures. Stop for a photograph and historical explanation as you take in iconic sights like in Tower Bridge, the UNESCO-listed 11th century Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace; residence of the Queen. View Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral – where Sir Winston Churchill’s funeral was held, along with Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament, and several places that visitors to London rarely get to experience. You’ll wander alleyways and hear tales of murder and mystery. See odd spots like the smallest house in London, the smallest square in town, wander into Henry VIII's cow shed and tennis court. This tour takes you to both the landmark sites of London and the unusual for a unique, well-rounded experience.

Meet your private driver for a transfer to the theater for your scheduled show. They will also pick you up and take you back to your hotel after the show.

Enjoy ticketed entry to Matilda The Musical, a family-friendly, multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. Matilda The Musical is the story of Matilda Wormwood, a child with an incredible talent for learning. Despite being hampered by unscrupulous, uncaring parents who care neither for their daughter or for education, she excels intellectually and even discovers a rather unique talent. Each time her parents treat her badly, the young Matilda teaches them a lesson.

Accommodation: Citadines Trafalgar Square (4*)
England Family Fun Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Tower Bridge on the River Thames
The Tower Bridge on the River Thames
England Family Fun Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical

Day 4: London

Depart with a private driver and vehicle on an excursion where you'll discover the Making of Harry Potter exhibit at the Warner Bros Studio London, providing an incredible opportunity to explore the magic of the most successful film series ever. With your included admission, enjoy previously unheard anecdotes from the expert staff members before setting off on your own self-guided, behind-the-scenes discovery, as you explore a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. You may also unearth some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world. Here are just some of the things you can expect to see and do: Step inside and discover the actual Great Hall. Explore Dumbledore’s office and discover never-before-seen treasures. Step onto the famous cobbles of Diagon Alley, featuring the shop fronts of Ollivanders wand shop, Flourish and Blotts, the Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, Gringotts Wizarding Bank and Eeylops Owl Emporium. See iconic props from the films, including Harry’s Nimbus 2000 and Hagrid’s motorcycle. Learn how creatures were brought to life with green screen effects, animatronics and life-sized models. Rediscover other memorable sets from the film series, including the Gryffindor common room, the boys’ dormitory, Hagrid’s hut, Potion’s classroom and Professor Umbridge’s office at the Ministry of Magic. A perfect day for any Harry Potter fan!

Accommodation: Citadines Trafalgar Square (4*)
England Family Fun Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Warner Bros Studio Harry Potter Set
Warner Bros Studio Harry Potter Set

Day 5: London

Set out with a private guide, vehicle and driver, and embark on a full day tour out to medieval Warwick Castle, and the Cotswolds. Approximately 2.5 hours outside of London, arrive to the magnificent Warwick Castle, an 11th century relic from William the Conqueror, set in the beautiful rolling Warwickshire hills. With your guide, step through its 1,000-year history as you enter over the footbridge to a bygone world of banquets, battles and ceremony to visit the magnificent interiors of the Great Hall & State Rooms, climb the Towers and Ramparts for an archer’s view of the historic town of Warwick, and enter the multi-sensory Kingmaker attraction, journeying back to 1471 as Richard Neville prepares his army for battle. After your tour of the castle, spend the next few hours journeying through the Cotswolds, with stops en route via Moreton in March, Chipping Camden, Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water, and Burford, before returning to London. The Cotswolds are one of England's most picturesque and scenic rural areas, with rolling hills dotted with thatched medieval villages highlighted with historic markets and strips of cottages built of a distinctive yellowish limestone.

Accommodation: Citadines Trafalgar Square (4*)
England Family Fun Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle

Day 6: London

With your private driver-guide, make your way to Brighton today for a tour of this renowned seaside resort city. Approximately 2 hours due south of London, Brighton has become a hip, and popular day-trip option from the city, popular with locals and visitors alike. View the stunning 19th century Royal Pavilion, former home of the Prince Regent, and see the city’s 530-foot observation tower, standing taller than London’s The London Eye. Walk some of Brighton’s 5.4 miles of shingle beach, check out the arcade halls of the Palace Pier, and see the historic Grand Brighton Hotel, where the IRA attempted to assassinate then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1984. Explore the city’s quirky shopping, admire the Regency-era buildings, and more.

Optional / Not Included
Our family-friendly day tour suggestions are subject to your individual tastes, and can be interchanged with other great activities. Interested in football tickets for the whole family, or something else? Please let your travel consultant know if you'd like to alter particular elements of your itinerary.

Accommodation: Citadines Trafalgar Square (4*)
England Family Fun Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Brighton Pier
Brighton Pier

Day 7: London

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Citadines Trafalgar Square (4*): London

Set in the pulsing heart of Central London's City of Westminster, the Citadines Trafalgar Square (4*) is steps away from Nelson’s Column, and within walking distance of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Set over 9 floors, select from a choice of sleek and modern air-conditioned apartments. Each serviced apartment is fitted with a fully-equipped modern kitchenette, separate sleeping corner or room, en suite bathroom and well-partitioned living area. No dining options are on-site, though an array of pubs and eateries are right on Citadines’ doorstep. Alternately, walk 10 minutes to Covent Garden to get a taste of some of Central London's oldest pubs and catch a West-End musical, or try ultra-hip Soho, known for its entertainment venues and bustling nightlife. With its laid-back apartment style, and options to sleep up to 6 guests in a room, enjoy London as a family from Citadines Trafalgar Square. Breakfast included.

England Family Fun Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Citadines Trafalgar Square
Citadines Trafalgar Square
England Family Fun Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Citadines Trafalgar Square Lounge
Citadines Trafalgar Square Lounge

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Mary W — May 05, 2019 — Europe

    My Kensington Tours Destination Expert, Jessica Clements, was so helpful and patient as we planned our trip. She was so helpful in recommending things based on her experience and so patient as our dates changed, and we had more ideas about what we wanted to see. Once we got to Greece, our pickups and transfers were seamless. Our tour guides, drivers and destination greeters were all so warm and welcoming. The hotels were fantastic in terms of service and location. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I have already recommended Kensington to several friends.

  • Rita B — April 24, 2019 — Europe

    Our entire visit to Poland was outstanding, first-class. Booking the tour with Karolina Stringer made it so easy. All I did was tell her the places we needed to visit and what was the feel we wanted for the visit. Not only did we want to see the landmarks of Poland, but we also wanted time to walk the squares, sit in the cafes, take public transportation. Everyone we encountered in Poland was top-notch. Our guide for Gdansk was Ewelina Danecka. This amazing woman enchanted us with her knowledge and her joy in sharing her country with us. On our first day, I requested we reverse the first two days of our plan and she was totally flexible. I gave her the name of a very obscure town and she and the driver found it! Ewelina acted as my interpreter with the parish priests of the two towns we specifically needed to visit for our family research. She and our driver stayed with us an extra two hours after they were scheduled to be done for the evening and because of their generosity we saw Wawel Castle, which wasn't on our schedule, we loved it! Our three days with Ewelina were so intense and emotional that we felt we were leaving family when we said goodbye to her. The Hanza Hotel was wonderful, overlooking the riverfront. Warsaw was waiting for us and so was Agnieszka Tomazuk. Agnieszka was wonderful. We were specifically interested to visit the Warsaw ghetto and the war monuments commemorating the valor of the Poles during the WW2. And we were very interested to know about the Polish life under communism. I specifically requested a "good" Chopin concert. We didn't get good, we got a brilliant concert given by Agnieszka Przemyk-Bryla, in the Szuster Palace, not some impersonal concert hall. Her passion for the music combined with her technical ability made that evening unforgettable. The Polonia Palace Hotel was very nice, though not quite within walking distance to the Warsaw town square. On the way to Krakow we stopped at Jasna Gora to see the Madonna. We were guided and educated by one of the nuns of the Monastery. Totally awesome. We could not have done Krakow without our guide, Marta Bochenek. She made sure we knew not just what we were getting into when we went into the Wieliczka Salt Mine, but how to get out and meet up with her, since there were not one, but two exits from the mine. And when we went to Auschwitz, Marta very wisely said that she would be waiting if we decided not to go to the Birkenau portion of the concentration camp visit. Respectfully and reverently done as it was, Auschwitz was so powerful, we decided not to go on to Birkenau. I'm so glad we did go to Auschwitz. The Sheraton Krakow was very fine. Our first cup of "real" coffee in Poland. Most of the hotels' coffee is made from Nescafe or some instant coffee. The coffee at the Sheraton Krakow was really whole roasted coffee. Kensington Tours is contracting with the first class tour agency in Poland. We could not be more satisfied with our entire experience. The mood of our tour exactly matched the attitude I relayed to Karolina at the very beginning of our planning. This trip felt like it was planned just for us. This is our second time using Kensington Tours. Like the first trip, this was OUR tour.

  • Marilyn R — April 22, 2019 — Europe

    The absolute best trip to Europe we have ever taken. The entire process was flawless: best hotels, best guides, etc. This experience was new to us, but now it’s the only when I will travel! Kensington tours was the best. A truly 5-star experience from beginning to the end!

  • Sharayu T — May 13, 2019 — Europe

    The Eastern Europe trip was fabulous. Everything went smoothly. The guides and drivers were excellent. We enjoyed the trip immensely. To begin with, our arrival at Budapest train station and meeting up with Mr. Sandor went flawlessly. We were a little anxious as the main train station was closed, but when we got down at Budapest Kelenfold, it was such a relief to see Mr. Sandor waiting for us. All our guides, Sandor, Bozena, Agnieszka, and Sandra were very knowledgeable, friendly, and adaptable. They intermixed personal stories and anecdotes that made understanding the history and culture at each place very gratifying. The accommodations were comfortable, and the locations were perfect. Eastern Europe with its old traditions and architecture, and the suppressed existence during Nazi and Russian occupations offers a very different and distinctive experience. Thanks to Jessica Clements for facilitating a unique travel itinerary.

  • Mary Ann C — April 09, 2019 — Europe

    Courtney was wonderful. She worked through all of my concerns and was very flexible when Delta caused a plan change. Her responses to my requests were promptly answered and her communication with me was excellent. Petur, our guide, was a delight. We enjoyed Iceland and his thorough knowledge helped us to experience all the country had to offer.

  • John C — April 20, 2019 — Europe

    Jiri, our driver/guide in Slovenia, really made our trip. He is knowledgeable, flexible, and responsive. Even has a university degree in art history! He connected many of the dots between Slovenia and what has been going on in the rest of Europe over the past centuries!

  • Diana S — May 25, 2019 — Europe

    The itinerary was perfect, considering we only had 5 days to fit in this extension of our 22 day Transatlantic Cruise. Hope did a great job in coordinating for us the highlights of Sicily. All the guides and drivers are always helpful and knowledgeable from Kensington. In Agrigento, our guide was an archaeologist who teaches at universities. He had notebooks with diagrams and maps to show us exactly what we were looking at. He answered questions so thoroughly, we felt that we had a tour and a history lesson. It was amazing and the pace of all the tou

  • Kathleen K — May 15, 2019 — Europe

    We enjoyed working with Jamie Boar. She was knowledgeable, communicated well, friendly, and professional. We got all we wanted from the personal tours planned and were impressed with the high quality of the guide. We will certainly use Kensington Tours again.

  • Cynthia D — April 20, 2019 — Europe

    I found Kensington Tours on Google. At my first visit to the site, I was contacted immediately by Julie Couturier. She made my inquiry seem like we were having coffee, and she just happened to know everything I needed to make me choose her as my representative and travel expert. I was recommended to other tour companies, by friends, but it was Julie that made me realize Kensington was the best choice. We started our discovery in 2018 and because I was traveling with my grandchildren, I wanted to ensure the trip was perfect. We had to make changes as we went along, first because we were able to confirm a suite at the Marriott Grand Residence on Park St. with reward points. Julie was quick to make all the necessary changes in our tours. We felt privileged to have had the tour guides that Julie set for us, each one was so very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour which kept our 13 and 11 years old interested. Julie suggested a play and what child can say the saw “Matilda” in London. We certainly would not have enjoyed our trip as much if we had tried to do this on our own. Julie suggested a visit to Warner Bros Harry Potter and it was worth every moment. I would have never gone there, so congrats again to Julie. She was also able to advise us as to where to purchase groceries for our room, having lived in London previously. I have had many friends travel around the world and I don’t know of one that speaks as highly of their tour company or their travel expert the way my family has. Thank you Kensington Tours and especially Julie.

  • Rena K — April 06, 2019 — Europe

    We were extremely impressed with every aspect of our trip. We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and it could not have been more perfect. Chantal, our Destination Expert, worked with us to make sure that my physical limitations were not a problem. Each guide and driver took such good care of us. They were so knowledgeable and helpful. We plan on booking with Kensington again in the future. The service and amazing itinerary could not have been better. Thank you for memories that will last a lifetime!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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