Most days will begin with a group breakfast and end with evening activities including dinner and free time. Below is the general itinerary for the week.
Day 1 - Welcome to the United Kingdom!
- Meet your Tour Leader at the airport and transfer by private bus to your hotel to check in and have a welcome lunch.
- Walk London’s West End including Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Nelson’s Column & Trafalgar Square, the original London Visitor’s Center, and the National Gallery.
- Group welcome dinner and return to hotel
Day 2 - Globe Theatre and Tate Modern
- Start the day with a self guided tour of the Tate Modern, Britain's national gallery of international modern art.
- Guided tour of Shakepeare's Globe Theater, a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599 where many of Shakespeare's plays were performed.
- In the afternoon, you'll take part in an exciting theater workshop led by experienced actors, combining insight into Shakespeare and local community drama projects.
- Enjoy a group dinner and your first West End theater production.
Day 3 - Stonehenge & Bath
- Day-trip. Visit the world famous prehistoric monument of Stonehenge where a guide will walk you through the ancient landscape and provide insight into Neolithic life.
- Continue to the historic city of Bath. Tour the Roman Baths, visit the Fashion Museum, and soak up the atmosphere of the town.
Day 4 - Tower of London & British Museum
- River cruise from Westminster Pier. Many of London’s landmark buildings are built along the Thames and a guided cruise offers a fresh perspective. The cruise will take us to the Tower of London where you will learn the history of this fascinating castle and see the incredible Crown Jewels!
- Tour the British Museum dedicated to human history, art, and culture with incredible artifacts and relics from all over the world!
- Second West End theater production.
Day 5 - Stratford & Oxford
- After breakfast, head to Stratford-upon-Avon for a tour of the childhood homes of both Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway.
- On the way back to London, stop in the university town of Oxford, the oldest English-speaking university in the World. Many of England’s thinkers and writers have attended Oxford including Sir Walter Raleigh and Dr. Seuss, as well as modern day prime ministers.
- Group dinner and overnight stay back in London
Day 6 - Westminster and Victoria & Albert Museum
- Tour of some of London’s finest and most famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. James’ Palace and St. James’ park.
- Take a short journey to South Kensington for a tour of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects.
- Farewell dinner.
Day 7 - Return home
- After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight.