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Getaway: Festivities & Fun

  • 2019/2020 Getaway: Festivities & Fun 5 days/4 nights
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Tour Highlights

Experience London During the New Year!

Begin the New Year in one of the most exciting cities in the world – London! You can choose from so many ways to celebrate: 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 skates on at one of the festive skating rinks around town, or take a stroll in one of the city’s famous parks.

Special highlights of the city’s celebrations include fireworks on New Year’s Eve or the parade on New Year’s Day. (If you’d like to reserve tickets for the best views of the fireworks, you can buy your ticket from an official vendor site later this year.)

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!

Trip Highlights:

  • Celebrate New Year’s Eve in London!
  • Begin your stay with a local guide, to orient you to the city
  • Explore London to your heart’s delight, on your own schedule

Dining Experiences:

  • 4 hot breakfasts at your hotel

Hotel:

  • Thistle City Barbican Hotel, London (4 nights)

Your trip includes:

  • A local host to act as your private concierge in your hotel on the afternoon of the first 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

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Thistle City Barbican Hotel, London

Thistle City Barbican Hotel, London Description:

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.

Itinerary

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2019/2020 Getaway: Festivities & Fun - 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 & 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 to see 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.

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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.

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Sunday Dec 29, 2019 from London Thursday Jan 2, 2020 to London 5 Days $1198 Book Now

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