Buckingham Palace and Royal Windsor
Follow in the footsteps of the Royals with our tour to two of the finest regal destinations, where thousands of years of unrivalled history are waiting to be discovered. Be welcomed to Buckingham Palace for a tour of the State Apartments, which exclusively opens to the public each summer. It is your chance to step inside The Queen’s official London residence which remains one of the world’s few working palaces and serves as a lavish backdrop for many national celebrations. We also feature a visit to Windsor. This regal town abounds with history and tradition, with top-class restaurants, and high-quality shops and boutiques in the old streets. Defined by the iconic Castle and Long Walk, it gives Windsor a unique atmosphere.
Day 1 Departure: 0700-0800 hrs. Travel to London. Visit Buckingham Palace at 1330 hrs (time to be confirmed). Tour the 19 magnificent State Rooms that form the heart of the working palace and are used regularly by the Royal Family for official entertaining and State Functions. Walk up the Grand Staircase, adorned with portraits of Queen Victoria’s immediate family. Highlights include exquisite collections of paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto and some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection. The White Drawing Room may be the grandest of them all, providing a Royal reception room for the Royal Family. Hotel check-in. Dinner included at hotel.
Day 2 Breakfast. Depart hotel. Morning/early afternoon at leisure in Windsor. The smart town enjoys a typically English setting where its compact-size makes it easy to explore. The Long Walk is an iconic scene stretching three miles on The Great Park which gazes up to the castle. Maybe arrange a visit to Windsor Castle (cost not included). It is the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world where 900 years of history echoes throughout. Located on Windsor Castle’s grounds is the famous wedding venue, St George’s Chapel (subject to opening times), which is a fine example of Gothic architecture and awe-inspiring history. Depart mid-afternoon. Arrive home: mid-evening.
• Return coach travel
• 1 night accommodation
• Hot buffet and continental self-service breakfast
• 3 course (3 choice) carvery dinner
• Admission to Buckingham Palace
• Windsor visit
Holiday Inn Heathrow M4, Junction 4
A contemporary hotel with 615 en-suite spacious bedrooms – close to Heathrow Airport with 3 restaurants, bars, al fresco dining, fitness centre, air conditioning. Buckingham Palace is approximately 15 miles and Windsor approximately 10 miles.
Bedrooms: Sound-proofed, en-suite with TV, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, iron and board, radio and free Wi-Fi.
Facilities: Bar. Lounge. Restaurant. Night porter.
Mobility Information: Lift serves all 10 floors. No ground floor bedrooms.
Single room supplement £25.00
Tea/coffee after dinner £3.00 per person
Hotel porter service £1.50 per bag each way
Lunches are at extra cost
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