England: World History

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Length

12 days

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Destinations

London

Program includes

  • 10 Nights of Accommodation
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Full Time Guide & Assistance
  • Day Trip to Leeds
  • Travelers Insurance

Program highlights

  • British Museum
  • Churchill War Rooms
  • London Bridge
  • Churchill War Rooms
  • Imperial War Museum
  • Bletchley Park
  • HMS Belfast
  • Leeds Industrial Museum
  • York Castle Museum
  • National Railway Museum
  • London Sightseeing Bus Tour & River Cruise

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure

  • Depart Home for London, England

Day 2 – London

  • Arrive in London, England
  • Airport Transfer
  • Westminster Walking Tour of London – Westminster is London at its grandest: the place where kings and queens are crowned, where they lived, and often were buried. It’s the forge of the national destiny, the place where the heart of the Empire beat, the Mecca of politicians throughout the ages. The past here is cast in stone and we take it all in: ancient Westminster Hall, the Houses of Parliament, the Jewel Tower, Westminster Abbey and more…
  • Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a variety of menu options to cater all diets

Day 3 – London

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Science Museum – Discover how London grew from a lively capital city to a global hub for trade, commerce, and scientific enquiry between 1550 and 1800.
  • Lunch Break
  • London Sightseeing Bus Tour – Our themed London tours are filled with non-stop fun and excitement from start to finish. You’ll see lots of famous landmarks and each tour has been designed to give you a unique London experience.

Day 4 – London

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • British Museum – The British Museum is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire.
  • Bricklane International Market – Over thirty stalls of international culinary delights. Cuisine from around the globe.
  • London Bridge – Increasing commercial and industrial development in the East End of London during the second half of the 19th century (brought on by the Industrial Revolution) meant that another bridge needed to be built across the Thames to ease the congestion on London Bridge and the nearby Tower Subway tunnel.

Day 5 – London

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train Transfer to Milton Keynes (approx. 1 hour)
  • Bletchley Park – Bletchley Park, once the top-secret home of the World War Two Code Breakers is now a vibrant heritage attraction.
  • Return to London
  • HMS Belfast – HMS Belfast is a Royal Navy light cruiser ship that played a role in both World War II and the Korean War.Launched in March 1938, HMS Belfast was commissioned by the Royal Navy in 1939, not long before the outbreak of World War II.

Day 6 – London

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Imperial War Museum – From the moment you step into the world-famous atrium to the countless discoveries awaiting you in the award-winning galleries, IWM London is a place to experience the continuing influence of war on the world – an experience that is as compelling and thought-provoking as it is unforgettable.
  • Lunch Break
  • Churchill War Rooms – Discover the secrets hidden beneath the streets of Westminster in the underground nerve centre where Winston Churchill and his inner circle directed the Second World War.

Day 7 – York

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train Transfer to York (approx. 2 hours
  • Check-in, Relax & Refresh
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tour of York – York Minster, Emperor Constantine, Richard III, The Multangular Tower, Guy Fawkes, The King’s Manor, Berden Hall, St Mary’s Abbey, York City Walls, Clifford’s Tower, Monk Bar, Fairfax House, York Castle Prison, Stonegate, St Williams College, War of the Roses and more…

Day 8 – York

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • National Railway Museum – Immerse yourself in the home of iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering brilliance at the National Railway Museum.The impact of the railways on York was dramatic. The stage coaches declined, but much of the rest of the city was rejuvenated.The rail revolution allowed people and products to be transported to and from York faster than ever before. Entrepreneurs were given access to new markets.
  • Lunch Break
  • York Castle Museum – The award-winning York Castle Museum, immerse yourself in over 400 years of York’s past. 1914:When the World Changed Forever is an exhibition that tells the terror of total war and its revolutionary impact on life globally is explored in this major exhibition marking the centenary of the First World War.

Day 9 – York

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Day Trip to Leeds (approx. 30 mins)
  • Leeds Industrial Museum – Leeds Industrial Museum contains exhibits from the 18th century to the present day and tells the history of manufacturing in Leeds, including textiles, clothing, printing and engineering. The Galleries and collections tell the story of a number of industries that have shaped the city we know and love today, from the recreated Victoria Cottages through to the waterwheel.
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion
  • Return to York

Day 10 – London

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train Transfer to London (approx. 2 hours)
  • Check-in & Refresh
  • Lunch Break
  • London Thames River Cruise – One of London’s most famous waterway to explore the city’s picturesque canals.

Day 11 – London

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Free Day in London
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 12 – Return

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart London, England for Home

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