Launching our new Festive Season tour to London » Launching our new Festive Season tour to London
Festive Holiday London Tour 19th – 26th Dec
19th Dec 2013
Meet at Malta International Airport for your flight to London on Air Malta. Arrival in London and transfer to our 4*London House Hotel.
We take our coach to go to The Annual Hyde Park Winter Wonderland – London’s Christmas Spectacular. At Winter Wonderland there’s something for everyone, whether you want to make your child’s dream come true at Santa’s Land, brave the exciting thrill rides, or just warm up on a mulled wine and join in the fun in the lively Bavarian Village. Come along early for a browse around the Christmas Markets, take a rest over some festive food and drink at one of the many eateries around the site, and enjoy some of the fantastic free live music. This year promises even more thrills, spectacle and Christmas magic. In this day you can wander through the park, soaking up the festive atmosphere and enjoy all the free entertainment on offer.
One can also opt to go Ice Skating, visit The Magical Ice Kingdom, take a ride in the Giant Observation Wheel or see a show at Zippos Circus. An entrance fee will have to be paid at the door should you opt for these entertainment options.
20th Dec 2013
Breakfast. We depart on our first Panoramic tour of London. This tour includes visiting some of the most internationally renowned sights travel such as Parliament Square, seeing the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben, then Westminster Abbey where Prince William married Kate Middleton in a lavish royal wedding ceremony. We will have time to admire prestigious government buildings at Whitehall and Downing Street, and then off to see the hustle and bustle that surround Nelson’s Column at Trafalgar Square. In our tour today we will also have time to visit Piccadilly Circus, the busy square in the heart of London. Famous for the fountain that was installed here at the end of the 19th century and for the neon advertising that turned the square into a miniature version of Times Square. We then proceed to discover the Chinatown area of London on to Leicester Square, west of the Charing Cross Road and concentrated around Gerrard Street and Lisle Street, through the Pagoda arches as we enter the area. In the evening we head of the shops for some late night shopping.
21st Dec 2013
After breakfast we start off our morning with a continuation of our London tour. We head to St James Palace, The Mall, St. James Park and Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the Queen. We walk around in front of the gates to see the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Have your cameras ready so as to capture the pomp and pageantry of the Queen’s Foot Guard as they march in their eye-catching red tunics and bearskin hats.
Later we proceed to The London Eye, a dominant feature on London’s landscape, the fourth-tallest structure in London, so the far-reaching views over London are spectacular. On a clear day you can see as far as Windsor Castle. And the slow speed of the rotation means there’s plenty of time to see everything and take lots of photos ( wheel ride optional). We head back to the hotel with enough time to enjoy the wonderful lights of the world acclaimed Oxford Street.
22nd Dec 2013
After breakfast our tour will take us to see the sights surrounding the Thames. In fact our tour will start off at the Tower of London which is best known for its Crown Jewels. The former prison and fortress, which looks out over the River Thames. This tower was specifically built to terrify potential invaders and Londoners alike. Steeped in centuries of murder and treason, the tower is fascinating to explore with its famous jet-black ravens and Beefeater guides (entrance fee not incl). Then onto Tower Bridge – one of the most recognizable bridges in the world. Its Victorian Gothic style stems from a law that forced the designers to create a structure that would be in harmony with the nearby Tower of London. We continue to see the majestic St. Paul’s Cathedral built by Christopher Wren between 1675 and 1711. It is one of Europe’s largest Cathedrals and its dome is only exceeded in size by that of the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome(Cathedral entrance fee not incl). In the afternoon we head to Covent Garden known for its many open-air cafés, restaurants, pubs, market stalls and shops. Famous are the many street performers who entertain the visitors on the pedestrianised piazzas. Plenty to do and surely a fantastic experience for all.
23rd Dec 2013
After breakfast join our tour leader for our Pre Christmas Shopping Spree.
We head to Oxford Street, then down Regent Street. For those with children, experiencing the world’s largest Toy shop, Hamley’s will be an unforgettable day for life. On the other hand for the young or young at heart, if you’re considering more glamorous and alternative entertainment, head to Leister Square or Piccadilly and burlesque cabaret club, Pigalle. A true excuse to dress up (the official code is smart/casual), dine out and dance away amongst many other entertainment options in the area.
24th Dec 2013
After breakfast drive to Marble Arch, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Knightsbridge where we will have our first stop at Harrods – London’s most famous department store. The luxurious store is on many tourists’ itineraries, who come to admire the magnificent interior and enormous selection. They often leave the store with a signature green bag; foreign visitors account for a significant part of the store’s sales.
We continue the day tour and head to another world renowned venue. Millions and millions of people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussauds since they first opened over 200 years ago and it remains just as popular as it ever was. Filled with 14 exciting, interactive zones and the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience, Madame Tussauds London combines glitz and glamour with incredible history. We walk down the red carpet and strike a pose with Kate Winslet, before challenging you to your favourite sport together with stars like David Beckham or Lewis Hamilton. Get up close to some music mega stars like Rihanna and Michael Jackson, before addressing the nation alongside Obama (entrance fee not included).
25th Dec 2013
It is Christmas Day and we have left the day at leisure. Christmas Day is the one day of the year when London practically shuts down. Major sights and shops close their doors, the Tube and buses come to a standstill, and most people are at home unwrapping presents. But it’s also the ideal time to take advantage of the crowd-free streets and go for a stroll and admire all the usually crowded sights. Also most churches hold services on Christmas Day, with those at St Paul’s, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Westminster Abbey among the most spectacular. On the other hand so as to keep with the true spirit of Christmas, one will find lots of warm and friendly London pub and eateries who open up their doors to loyal customers and millions of travelers visiting London on Christmas day.
26th Dec 2013
After breakfast we check out of our hotel and transfer to Shepherd’s Bush Westfield Shopping Centre which has the dubious honour of being London’s largest shopping mall, this monster mall houses 265 high end shops and 50 restaurants, supplemented by a luxury spa and 14-screen cinema. Surely plenty to do and enjoy on our last day in London.
In the afternoon we head to Heathrow Airport for our flight back to Malta.
The New ROCS Travel Tour includes:
- Return flights on Air Malta on KM 100 & KM 103
- 7 nights’ accommodation at The London House Hotel
- Daily Breakfast
- All taxes & charges
|Quad sharing:||€ 579|
|Triple sharing:||€ 639|
|Twin sharing:||€ 689|
|Child sharing:||€ 439|
Package of all excursions & transfers as listed above: € 139