After disembarkation and collection of your luggage, you'll start your tour with a drive towards central London. The panoramic drive around London will take you past many of the city's magnificent and historic highlights: faithful Big Ben and the Victorian Gothic buildings of the Houses of Parliament; the 11th century Westminster Abbey, London's greatest Gothic church where British Kings and Queens are crowned; Downing Street, home of the British Prime Minister; bustling Piccadilly Circus; and Trafalgar Square with its 185-foot Nelson's Column.
The old City of London is where it all began, a historic square-mile enclave, which has been the nation's major commercial and financial center for centuries. As you tour these ancient byways, you'll pass the Stock Exchange, the monument to the Great Fire of London of 1666, the Lord Mayor's mansion house and the Bank of England, founded in 1694. Admire the awesome dome of grand old St. Paul's Cathedral, second only in size to St. Peter's in Rome. Built between 1675 and 1720, this magnificent Baroque structure is the crowning achievement of architect Sir Christopher Wren. Before heading to Heathrow International Airport, you'll have some free time near The Tower of London. Participants staying in the city will be dropped off at Victoria Station.Note: This tour ends at Heathrow International Airport. Participants are responsible for ensuring this tour is compatible with their departure flight times. We suggest that guests with international flights be at the airport at least 3-4 hours before their flight departure time. Please allow extra time in case of unforeseen delays, and note that the tour will still run in its entirely.