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Virgin's 7 Day 4 Star London with Downton Abbey (Thursday Departure)


Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip Virgin Atlantic flights NYC-London
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 5 nights First Class accommodations
    • 3 nights London
    • 2 nights Bracknell
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 6 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout

Special Features

  • Welcome Drink
  • Highclere Castle
  • Champagne Reception at the Highclere Castle
  • Christchurch College
  • Stonehenge
  • Roman Bath
  • Vintage Harrods Open Bus Tour & Tower of London

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for England. Your flight includes meals, drinks and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in London
Arrive in London and transfer to your hotel. Upon arrival to the hotel, enjoy a welcome drink. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: London

DAY 3, Saturday - Vintage Harrods Open Bus Tour & Tower of London
This morning join the included guided tour of London on a vintage Harrods Bus. The tour includes famous London landmarks such as Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. Enjoy a stop for pictures at Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, St. Paul’s Cathedral. Next, enjoy a leisurely cruise on the River Thames for views of Shakespeare’s Globe, Cleopatra’s Needle and London Bridge. With a little bit of luck there will be the opportunity to witness the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at the Buckingham Palace. The tour ends at the magnificent Tower of London. The Tower was built nearly a thousand years ago and is now home to the Crown Jewels protected by the famous Beefeaters. The remainder of the day is free to discover London independently
Overnight: London
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Full Day in London
Enjoy the day at leisure to explore the capital of the United Kingdom and one of the world's premier financial, commercial, and cultural cities
Overnight: London
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Monday - Full Day Stonehenge & Bath Tour
Today, depart London and head to the circles of Stonehenge. Visit the most famous prehistoric monument in the world, and now a World Heritage Site. The first stone was placed here 5000 years ago and the structure was finally completed 1400 years later. Next, continue to Bath's Georgian Crescents to find elegant stone buildings with terraces, crescents, and graceful squares. Following our guided tour of the city, there will be plenty of time to shop and explore. You could visit the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge, the Jane Austen Centre and the elegant Assembly Rooms built in 1771. And you can shop, explore and take afternoon tea in the Pump Rooms while listening to the live classical music
Overnight: Bracknell
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Oxford Tour and Downton Abbey Private Reception*
This morning, visit the University city of Oxford, the "City of dreaming spires". Upon arrival, enjoy a tour of Christchurch established in 1564. Tour the grounds of Oxford College, the setting for films such as Harry Potter, Brideshead Revisited and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Admire the college’s architecture, including ivy-clad walls, beautiful chapels, halls, and libraries while learning of the traditions surrounding the institution and the famous students who have studied here. Returning to the hotel, lunch is at your leisure, with plenty of time to change into cocktail attire for an early evening visit to Highclere Castle, the filming location for the award-winning Downton Abbey Series. You will be among the guests at an exclusive and private benefit champagne reception with the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon from 6 - 8:30 pm*. The benefit is in honor of the Newbury Cancer Trust. Enjoy the public rooms of the Castle including the main hall, the library, the sitting rooms and the saloon which will be open for your enjoyment. Highclere Castle guides will be available to answer your questions. As time permits, wander through the surrounding parklands
Overnight: Bracknell
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday - Return to the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Cocktail attire is required.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.




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