London Discovery

5 days from $2,705 per person*
  • See London from all angles during a Thames cruise and trip up the London Eye.
  • Explore the royal palaces of Hampton Court and Windsor, Elizabeth II’s favorite haunt.
  • See St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, and other world-renown landmarks on a privately guided walking tour.
  • Taste traditional English food at its finest.
  • Expertly selected hotels & private transfers throughout.
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Who says you need more time to see all the sights of London? Not us! Discover the absolute best the city has to offer as you stroll along the bustling streets of the West End and Covent Garden, wander the grounds of royal palaces, and pop in and out of pubs and tea houses. In the evenings, relax in comfortable accommodations in the heart of it all. Later, meet your private guide and discover the historical treasures and elaborate grounds of Hampton Court Palace, then drop in for a visit at Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite palace-away-from-home.

Kensington Tours creates private trips from the world’s finest ingredients. Tailor-made with care by your personal Destination Expert, your personalized trip is always a one-of-a-kind experience made just for you. Expert local guidance and 24/7 service come standard.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 London
    London
    • Airport Meet & Greet - Assistant (Off-Hours)
    • Private Transfer - Heathrow Airport (arrival) - Vehicle/Driver- Mercedes Viano
    • England - London Welcome Package
    • Self-Guided - Hop-on/Hop-off Orientation Tour - Coach/Guide
  • Day 2 London
    London
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Central London Walking Tour (4 hrs) - Guide
    • Attraction: The London Eye - Fast Track - Admission
  • Day 3 London
    London
    • Shared Tour - 1/2 Day Shakespeare in London Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide (max 6 pax)
  • Day 4 London
    London
    • Private Tour - Hampton Court Palace & Windsor Castle (9 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 5 London
    London
    • Private Transfer - Heathrow 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

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.

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.

Enjoy hop-on-hop-off access aboard a double-decker sightseeing tour bus today, allowing you the freedom of exploring London at your own pace as you leave and re-join the bus as often as you’d like over a 24-hour period. Departures are every 5-15 minutes all day, until late evening. Take in all the main sights as you sit on the open-top upper deck of a London bus, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tower of London, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Hyde Park with its infamous Speakers’ Corner, Marble Arch, Royal Albert Hall, and the fanciful Queen’s residence Buckingham Palace. Choose from 3 main routes covering all the main sights of London, and listen to a live guide pointing out the main sights with tidbits of information as you go.

Accommodation: Grosvenor Hotel (4*)

Relax in Victorian splendor at the heart of central London at the Grosvenor Hotel (4*). Built by the Victorian railway pioneers in 1862, The Grosvenor Hotel Victoria ushered in a Golden Age of travel. Located within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, this Grade II listed building has been restored to its former glory following a multi-million pound refurbishment. Combining modern touches with unique period features, the spacious rooms offer scenic views of Buckingham Palace Road, the Royal Mews, the Palace Gardens and the broad span of Victoria Station itself. Adorned in the finest Victorian architecture, they boast iPod docking stations with surround sound, Egyptian cotton linen and large plasma-screen TVs. Be it the exquisite cuisine of the newly instated Grand Imperial Restaurant, or a signature cocktail at the stunning Réunion bar,  the Grosvenor Hotel welcomes you to London.

London Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  London
London
London Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Grosvenor Hotel
Grosvenor Hotel

Day 2: London

Be sure to wear some quality walking shoes as you depart on foot with a private guide for a half-day walking tour of sightseeing in Central London. One of the world's great cities, London manages to shine in the grayest weather, and its diversity defies a simple definition. Depending on the location of your hotel, and your particular interests, your guide will happily tailor the tour so you can get the most out of your day. Wander the cobblestone streets, gardens and markets, and be a Londoner for a day. Walk through renowned Trafalgar Square, explore Soho, and check out some stalls at historic Covent Garden Market. See the Queen’s residence, Buckingham Palace, take some photos of iconic clock tower Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, see Hyde Park’s lively Speakers’ Corner. Using the Oyster card provided in your London Welcome Package, perhaps even take the Tube to cover more ground, allowing you to view the UNESCO-listed Tower of London, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, and more.

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: Grosvenor Hotel (4*)
London Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Big Ben
Big Ben
London Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  London Eye
London Eye

Day 3: London

In a small group of no more than six, set out on a unique, guided walking tour for lovers of Elizabethan London and fans of William Shakespeare alike, the world's greatest playwright. This tour is not meant to be a literary tour per se, but rather to uncover the social history of the Elizabethan times and Shakespeare’s remarkable role as actor, playwright and theatrical producer. That said, you'll certainly learn more about what Shakespeare wrote over the course of the half-day tour. Experience the famous Ferryman’s Seat, site of the Rose Theater, the site of the original Globe Theater, and the ruins of Winchester Palace. You'll walk by the original Clink Prison, admire the Southwark Cathedral with its beautiful Shakespeare stained glass window, and tour the splendid Globe Theater built by Sam Wanamaker. Let your personable guide show you lanes walked by the great Bard, church pews where he worshiped, and pubs where he drank with fellow actors, as you peel back the onion on Elizabethan London. Please note, this tour operates with a minimum of 2 guests, and a maximum of 6.

Accommodation: Grosvenor Hotel (4*)
London Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Globe Theater
Globe Theater

Day 4: London

Meet your private guide and driver and embark on a full day tour to Hampton Court and Windsor Castle. You’ll first set your sights on the 16th century Hampton Court Palace, driving via the royal Richmond Park where if you’re lucky, you may catch glimpses of deer on the way. Arriving when Hampton Court Palace opens its doors, you’ll enjoy a visit of both the palace and gardens. Described as 'The Greatest Palace in Britain', Hampton Court has 500 years of history within its walls. Set in 60 acres of gardens, the palace was the center of Royal life from Henry VIII to George II. The palace houses some of the finest paintings from the Royal Collection, with art from the 16th, 17th and early 18th centuries on display. From there, head to Windsor via Runnymede and pass the site where the Magna Carta was signed in 1215. In the afternoon, you’ll arrive to Windsor Castle where you’ll be dazzled with a visit of what is amazing both the oldest and the largest occupied castle in the entire world. The castle's dramatic site encapsulates 900 years of British history. It covers an area of 26 acres and contains, as well as a royal palace, a magnificent chapel and the homes and workplaces of a large number of people. The magnificent State Apartments are furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Canaletto, and Gainsborough. Afterward, take a panoramic drive around Windsor, passing Eton College before returning to London.

Important note:
Unlike your other admissions, admission tickets for Hampton Court specifically must be printed in advance, and are therefore provided upon arrival in your Welcome Package. Please ensure you bring them along with you on your tour today. 

Accommodation: Grosvenor Hotel (4*)
London Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle

Day 5: 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.

Grosvenor Hotel (4*) : London

Relax in Victorian splendor at the heart of central London at the Grosvenor Hotel (4*). Built by the Victorian railway pioneers in 1862, The Grosvenor Hotel Victoria ushered in a Golden Age of travel. Located within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, this Grade II listed building has been restored to its former glory following a multi-million pound refurbishment. Combining modern touches with unique period features, the spacious rooms offer scenic views of Buckingham Palace Road, the Royal Mews, the Palace Gardens and the broad span of Victoria Station itself. Adorned in the finest Victorian architecture, they boast iPod docking stations with surround sound, Egyptian cotton linen and large plasma-screen TVs. Be it the exquisite cuisine of the newly instated Grand Imperial Restaurant, or a signature cocktail at the stunning Réunion bar,  the Grosvenor Hotel welcomes you to London.

London Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Grosvenor Hotel
Grosvenor Hotel
London Discovery Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Grosvenor Hotel Lobby
Grosvenor Hotel Lobby

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.
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    Two international experiences with Kensington and was thrilled with both!

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    We had a wonderful trip. Everything was on schedule as planned. Everyone we dealt with was friendly, polite and knowledgeable.

  • John C. — April 07, 2018 — Europe

    Our consultant Adam, provided excellent service and developed a thorough trip plan. This was our second trip with Kensington. Accommodations, guides and drivers were top notch. Thank you Kensington!

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    Incredible trip, absolutely seamless. We loved every moment. From the planning to guides, drivers, accommodations, beautiful destinations.

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  • LaTisha S. — January 16, 2018 — Europe

    We had a wonderful time! The quality of the guides and service were top notch. We loved having the shared tours but with very small groups. Thank you for planning such a great experience.

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    We greatly enjoyed dealing with Kensington, from pre-trip planning, through the experience itself. Our advisor, Julienne Bourgeois was very helpful and responsive. All the arrangements went off without a hitch. We like all our drivers and guides and the trip was well balanced, exciting, easy and fun. All the accommodations were wonderful. It was a memorable trip!

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.

* USD per person, double occupancy. Custom designed personal tour. Prices subject to change.

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