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London City Stay

United Kingdom
London City Stay

London City Stay

United Kingdom

Tour Snapshot

Destination: United KingdomType: EducationalSubject: Art, History, Literature, Science, College Prep, Social Studies

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As one of the first metropolises, the city that served mankind for thousands of year has plenty to offer travelers. From the ancient London Wall to Westminster Abbey, the London Tower to Buckingham Palace, London student travel immerses your group in the famed capital’s history. London student tours introduce students to elegant theater, medieval castles, Shakespearean tours and world-famous works of art. See the ancient side of England with a trip to the Roman Baths and the mysterious Stonehenge.

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Highlights

  • Visit the National Gallery
  • Tour the Tower of London
  • Visit Tate Modern
  • Visit the Globe Theatre
  • SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrive at the airport and prepare for your overnight international flight.

Overnight flight departs. Enjoy dinner and breakfast en route.

students at airport

Day 2

Arrival in London

Tour London on Foot

While wandering down the cobblestone streets between Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden, a knowledgeable guide will reveal the history of West End’s famous theaters and monument-filled squares. Peek into hip eateries and bustling shops.

Visit the National Gallery

Located in the historic Trafalgar Square, this neoclassical “Temple of the Arts” is home to some of the world’s most famous masterpieces, including Jan van Eyck’s The Arnolfini Portrait, Claude Monet’s The Water Lily Pond and Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

Check into Your Hotel

Enjoy dinner at local restaurant

Enjoy the London Eye

Towering above the surrounding South Bank buildings, the world’s largest Ferris wheel attracts 3.5 million yearly visitors with panoramic, awe-inspiring views of the city.

london eye

Day 3

Breakfast at your hotel

Guided Bus Tour of London

This millennia-old city comes alive with iconic sights such as Big Ben, the House of Parliament, the bustling Piccadilly Circus and the stunning St. Paul’s Cathedral. Don’t miss Buckingham Palace’s world famous Changing of the Guards.

Visit Tate Modern

The most visited modern art museum in the world, the galleries located in the former Bankside Power Station contain the national collection of British art from 1900 to the present day. Home to pieces by Dali, Warhol, Matisse, Duchamp and more, the museum also displays large, specially-commissioned exhibits.

Enjoy dinner at local restaurant

Buckingham Palace’s world famous Changing of the Guards.

Day 4

Breakfast at your hotel

Free time to explore London

Explore Stratford-upon-Avon (Optional)

A mecca for all literature lovers, the hometown of Shakespeare has inspired the likes of Charles Dickens and John Keats. Visit the homes that inspired the famous playwright.

Explore Oxford (Optional)

Presumably founded in the 9th century, the oldest English speaking University is also the filming location for Harry Potter. Learn how the University evolved alongside intellectual and cultural movements, and check out sights graced by everyone’s favorite wizards.

Enjoy dinner at local restaurant

london tour bus

Day 5

Breakfast at your hotel

Tour the Tower of London

One of London’s most infamous structures, the tower was founded as part of the Norman Conquest of England during the 9th century and has since served as a royal residence, a prison, an armory, a treasury and more. A sordid history of tortured prisoners and beheaded queens lives on alongside the impressive collection of crown jewels.

Free time to explore London

Enjoy dinner at local restaurant

Tour Jack the Ripper’s London

The gas-lit streets of London’s Whitechapel neighborhood set the scene for the world’s most infamous and enigmatic serial killer. Stalking prostitutes as they wandered through the poverty-stricken, largely immigrant area, the murderer brutally sliced his victims throats and mutilated their abdomens. At the locations of the crime, you’ll discover the details surrounding the events.

tower of london

Day 6

Breakfast at your hotel

Visit the Windsor Castle

Built after the 11th-century invasion of William the Conqueror, this royal residence is the world’s largest and oldest inhabited castle. Eclectic architecture ranges from remnants of a medieval fortification to lavish, neoclassical Georgian apartments.

Visit the Globe Theatre and Exhibition

Explore an academic reconstruction of Shakespeare’s favorite open-air theatre, the original of which burnt down during a 1613 production of Henry V. Discover Shakespeare’s London through a comprehensive exhibit.

Enjoy dinner at local restaurant

Watch a Performance at the Globe Theatre

globe theater

Day 7

Breakfast at your hotel

Free time to explore London and souvenir shop

Visit the Roman Baths (Optional)

These naturally warm springs have witnessed cultural and architectural evolutions since before the Roman invasion of England. Discover Roman relics and learn about the complex’s historical modifications.

Visit Stonehenge

Built between 3000 B.C. and 2000 B.C., this monument is one of the world’s most famous enigmas. Theorists have proposed that this ring of standing stones was everything from a center for Merlin’s magic to a sacred burial ground.

Enjoy dinner at local restaurant

West End Theatre show

Along with New York's Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English speaking world.

west end theater london

Day 8

Breakfast at your hotel

Transfer to Airport

Arrive home

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