Friday 16th March
Leaving Devon early morning, we aim to get you into London with time to shop or visit a museum or gallery. After an afternoon spent in town, we will check into our hotel, the four star Park Plaza Riverbank which is situated on the Embankment just across from the Palace of Westminster. The evening is free for you to see a show or just have dinner in one of London’s fabulous restaurants.
Saturday 17th March
After a cooked breakfast we will cross the River Thames to visit the Cabinet War Rooms and the Churchill Museum. The visit takes 1-2 hours. See where Churchill and his War Cabinet met and step back in time in the Map Room, which has remained exactly as it was left on the day the lights were switched off in 1945.
From there it is a short walk to the Palace of Westminster where we will have an audio guided tour of the Houses of Parliament. This visit also takes 1-2 hours.
Find out how Parliament works as you travel through the Commons Chamber and the Lords Chamber, follow in the footsteps of the Queen at the State Opening and be inspired by Westminster Hall which is almost 1000 years old.
Afterwards we will take afternoon tea in one of the House of Commons rooms overlooking the river. Parliament’s award winning chefs have created a tempting seasonal menu of savouries and sweets made freshly on site which combines tradition with a modern twist. Beverages include a large selection of luxury teas and freshly brewed coffee.
Sunday 18th March
After a leisurely breakfast and checking out from the hotel, we will catch the Thames Cruise boat from Westminster Pier and head down the River to the Tower of London.
We will spend the rest of the day exploring this iconic symbol of London’s history. Built by William the Conquerer soon after 1066, it became a royal palace although today it is better known as a place of imprisonment and execution. Discover the secrets and dark deeds that took place here. And of course, you can’t not oooh and aaaah at the fabulous Crown Jewels.
The coach will pick you up around 4pm. to start the journey back to Devon. We aim to start our drop offs at around 8.30pm.
£296 per person
(Single Supplement £115)