London, one of the world's truly great cities has many tales to tell and this tour will not disappoint. This tour focuses on London's Waterways and features a combination of interesting museum visits, a river cruise and a relaxing canal boat trip, in addition to free time to explore at leisure.
PLEASE NOTE: The walk on the Wednesday requires a level of fitness. The coach can get you from the museum to Camden if you would prefer.
Monday We head East with a stop in St Albans, a cathedral city with history dating back to Roman times.
Tuesday Into central London for a 75 minute river cruise on the Thames from Westminster to Royal Greenwich, which became a royal borough following the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012. We then visit the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre at the Royal Naval College. It tells the story of Maritime Greenwich and its links to Henry VIII. The remainder of the day is free to explore Greenwich. Options include the recently restored Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum or the Queens House (none of these optional admissions are included).
Wednesday This morning we explore the London Canal Museum, learning about the historic importance of London's waterways, followed by a guided walk along the towpath to Camden Town. Following free time to browse Camden's famous market, we take the London Waterbus for a scenic canal journey to London's Little Venice, where the Regent and Grand Union Canals meet.
Thursday We return home with an extended stop in Windsor. You could maybe cross the River Thames to see Eton as well.
- Return coach travel
- Tours as indicated
- Admissions: 2 Cruises, Guided Walk and 2 Museums
- Hotel accommodation of bed, breakfast and evening meal
Marriott Hotel Waltham Abbey
4 star hotel with great leisure facilities and bordering Epping Forest.
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