The Getaway Experience:
There’s so much to do and see in London – Soak in some culture in one of the many museums, see a West End musical or enjoy a concert. Shop the sales, or relax in a cozy pub with some fish and chips. Get your skate on at one of the festive skating rinks around town, or take a stroll in one of the city’s famous parks.
The city breaks in our Getaway collection give you the freedom of independent travel, but with the added bonus of access to the expert knowledge only CIE Tours can provide. We’ll help you get up to speed quickly and hit the city!
- Begin your stay with a local host to orient you to the city
- Explore London to your heart’s delight, on your own schedule
- 4 breakfasts at your hotel
- Thistle City Barbican Hotel (or similar), London (4 nights)
Your Getway includes:
- A local host to act as your private concierge in your hotel on the afternoon of the first day and morning of the second day, to point you in the right direction and help you plan the rest of your trip.
- Accommodations in a centrally located hotel
- Three days of access to local “Hop-On, Hop-Off” bus tours, bringing you to all the top sites you’ll want to see
- Getaway departures available November through March!
Thistle City Barbican Hotel, London
The Thistle City Barbican Hotel is the perfect base for your London stay. From this hotel in Shoreditch, you can easily explore the vibrant neighbourhoods of East London, such as Hoxton, visit the Museum of London, or take in a show at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. The Thistle City Barbican Hotel has 463 comfortable en-suite bedrooms, including deluxe and family rooms, all with free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV and coffee-tea making facilities. The hotel is equipped with both a gym and swimming pool plus two full-service bars and a contemporary Brasserie.
2019/2020 Getaway: London Locals 5 Days/4 Nights
All components of this tour (hotels, visits and attractions) for 2020 itineraries are subject to change until finalized in September 2019.
Day 1Arrival Day
Your adventure begins with meeting your local host in the the lobby of your hotel this afternoon. They will be there beginning at 2 pm to get you started and offer plenty of tips to point you in the right direction by giving you the know-how to make the most of your time in this cosmopolitan city.
Day 2Concierge Planning and Independent Sightseeing
Your local host will meet you in your hotel lobby to answer any questions you may have about planning out your days in London and maximize your fun. You will have three days to use your vouchers to London’s most popular “Hop-On, Hop-Off” tour bus to see more of the city at your own pace.
Day 3Independent Sightseeing
Today, you might like to take one or more of the walking tours included with your Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. You’ll have a choice of three: Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace to experience this traditional 500-year-old ceremony; the Rock ‘n Roll tour, which will take you to the heart of London’s musical heritage; and the Jack the Ripper tour, to see the streets where the infamous 19th-century killer walked as the police desperately tried to track him down.
Day 4Independent Sightseeing
You might choose to spend your final day of sightseeing on a cruise down the River Thames, viewing famous attractions such as the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
Day 5Return Home
Your tour ends after breakfast.
Dates and Prices
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All prices listed below are per person, double-occupancy.
If you would prefer a single room, there is a single-room supplement of US $300.
|Thursday Nov 7, 2019 from London||Monday Nov 11, 2019 to London 5 Days||$648||Book Now|
|Thursday Nov 21, 2019 from London||Monday Nov 25, 2019 to London 5 Days||$648||Book Now|
|Thursday Dec 5, 2019 from London||Monday Dec 9, 2019 to London 5 Days||$648||Book Now|
|Thursday Dec 19, 2019 from London||Monday Dec 23, 2019 to London 5 Days||$648||Book Now|
|Thursday Jan 23, 2020 from London||Monday Jan 27, 2020 to London 5 Days||$698||Book Now|
|Thursday Feb 6, 2020 from London||Monday Feb 10, 2020 to London 5 Days||$698||Book Now|
|Thursday Feb 20, 2020 from London||Monday Feb 24, 2020 to London 5 Days||$698||Book Now|
|Thursday Mar 5, 2020 from London||Monday Mar 9, 2020 to London 5 Days||$698||Book Now|
|Thursday Mar 19, 2020 from London||Monday Mar 23, 2020 to London 5 Days||$698||Book Now|
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