London Spotlight Tour With Downton Abbey Visit

Dates September 4-10, 2020
Destination London, England; Bath, England; Paris, France; Versaille;
Duration 7 days 5 nights
Price From 1,299

Religious Focus:*

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 SPECIAL AIR INCLUSIVE RATE $2298.00/Based on availability at booking

OK all you fans of Downton Abbey, Harry Potter, Jane Austen, Shakespear, Winston Churchill and ..... the list could go on but you get the idea!  THIS tour to London is FOR YOU!

London, the capital of England, was once considered the capital of the world—and it shows. With its history that stretches back more than 2,000 years, and a culture as rooted in the local pub as the iconic sites - The accents, the Royalty and the people have all been the subject of many of our favorite books, movies and music that we’ve grown up with.  

On this tour we will visit many of the “not to be missed” city sights that are iconic and celebrated as well as traveling outside the city center to visit the settings of many of our favorite pieces of literature!

The tour also gives you some free time to see the city at your own pace and own interest.  You can choose to spend time at one of the many museums, or shopping, strolling through Kensington Gardens or taking in a play on the West End.   

To really give yourself a treat, add on the tour extension to Paris!  Take the Eurostar Train through the Chunnel to “the city of lights”!  Spend 3 nights enjoying this capital city’s highlights with free time to explore as well as a day in the country to visit Versailles.  

This is an escorted tour by Wendy Fracchia from Morris Murdock Escorted Tours who manages our guided tours department. She's been traveling with groups for over 10 years now and loves to experience new places with like-minded "young at heart" people who love to go and explore. As she said, on this tour "We are going to have a wonderful adventure with memories to last a lifetime!"

TOUR ID # 9220I04

1=Light walking, moderate distance and short standing

2=Mid-level walking, 15-30 min duration with standing time, some uneven surfaces

3=High level of walking, full day tours with walking & standing, difficult surfaces

Day 1 and 2, Friday-Saturday, September 4-5th, 2020

USA to London/Harry Potter Studios

Today we will “cross the pond” to begin our exciting adventure in jolly old London Town.  Too much?  We are just getting started!  As we arrive and clear customs, we meet our tour guide outside the airport and immediately start our literary experience by discovering the film making magic of Harry Potter at the Warner Brothers Studios.  See the stunning costumes, sets and props all used during the films.  Afterwards we will travel to our hotel that will be our home for the next 5 nights to check in, rest and clean up from our travels before we enjoy a welcome dinner together at a local pub! 

Meals : Dinner
Day 3. Sunday, September 6, 2020

City of London 

Today we’ll view the regal landmarks of England’s vibrant and cosmopolitan capital on a guided panorama tour including a cruise on the River Thames.  We will pass the grand Trafalgar Square and Baroque-style St. Paul’s Cathedral, perched atop Ludgate Hill.  We will see Westminster Abbey, the setting for royal coronations, weddings, and funerals and witness the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace or the Horseguards Parade.  Big Ben, the London Eye, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London will all be seen as we navigate the city.   After our cruise from Westminster to Tower Pier we’ll see the city from a different perspective with audio commentary as we admire the monuments passed.  The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore on your own.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4. Monday, September 7, 2020

Stonehenge and Bath

Today we depart the city and travel to the most famous prehistoric monument in the world, Stonehenge which stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. After we ponder these stones, we head to the ancient ruins of Bath, where Jane Austen lived and used as setting in many of her books.  Our visit includes entrance to the Roman Baths that were built nearly 2,000 years ago and there will be plenty of time to explore at your leisure. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5. Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Highclere Castle and Bampton Village

Today will surely be a tour highlight!  Walking into history, we will find ourselves in the world of Downton Abbey as we make our way from London for a behind-the-scenes look at Highclere Castle, the setting of the record-breaking TV series and now motion picture.  After our castle visit we will continue to the charming village of Bampton, the “Yorkshire Village” of the series. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6. Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Free Day in London

Today is YOUR day!  Do with it what you will.  There are many suggestions such as an optional tour to Oxford, going to Tea at a local hotel, see the Crown Jewels in the infamous Tower of London.  There is so much to see that it will be hard to choose your “must do” features!  Tonight, we will gather together again, one last time for a farewell dinner. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Thursday, September 10, 2020

Return Flights Home

Today we will be gathered from our hotel and returned to the airport for our flights home, with memories to last a lifetime......Unless you've added the Paris extension! (KEEP READING)  

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7: POST TOUR, Thursday, September 10, 2020

London to Paris via Train

Today we will check out of our home in London and travel to the St Pancras Station for our Eurostar Train to Paris!  Upon arrival we will be met by our guide and taken to our hotel to leave our bags and the afternoon will be yours to explore.  Our centrally located hotel will make it easy to choose fine dining or entertainment all with in walking distance. 

Meals : Breakfast
DAY 8: POST TOUR, Friday, September 11, 2020

The City of Paris

Today we will enjoy the sights of Paris together such as the Arc de Triomphe, Moulin Rouge, Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.  We get to take a cruise down the Seine River as well, soaking up the city’s striking beauty, historic architecture and famous monuments.  The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore on your own.  Tonight, would be the perfect night to see the lights of the city while visiting the many bridges and café’s that make this city a constant cinematic backdrop. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 9: POST TOUR, Saturday, September 12, 2020

Versailles

Today we travel to the country and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Versailles!  This famous “Palace”, whole origins date back to the seventeenth century, was successively a hunting lodge, seat of power and since the nineteenth century, a museum.  We will visit the gardens and the King’s and Queen’s state apartments including the Hall of Mirrors.  Our tour in the country will also take us by the LDS Temple.  (No session)  Tonight, as we return to the beautify city of Paris we will enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10: POST TOUR, Sunday, September 13, 2020

Return flights home

Today we will be gathered from our hotel and returned to the airport for our flights home, with memories to last a lifetime.   

Meals : Breakfast

Included:

  • Deluxe/Air Conditioned motor coach transportation
  • Licensed Local guides in London
  • Experienced Morris Murdock Tour Director
  • Hotel accommodations in 4 Star deluxe-class hotels
  • Sightseeing tours as outlined on the itinerary
  • Breakfast daily with Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Entrance fees to all noted locations
  • Whisper headsets while touring
  • Document package with travel bag

Not Included:

  • Airfare from your home city to London Round trip/Groups air $999 RT from Salt Lake City!  
  • Any private sightseeing not included on the itinerary
  • Tour gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature (e.g. phone calls, room service, internet, etc.)
  • Travel insurance (plans start at $35)
  • Meals not included in tour outline

Optional Pricing:

  • Single Supplement/Private room $1799.00
  • ** Ask about our Single/Share Program **

Payment Terms:

  • $500.00 pp deposit due at time of booking for land only rate
  • Final Payment due June 6th, 2020
  • This tour is based on a minimum of 30 passengers
  • Tour can operate with 24 passenger for a $100 supplement

Optional POST TOUR:

PARIS HIGHLIGHT TOUR: $999 per person/Double

Day 7, Thursday, September 10, 2020 – Train to Paris

Today we will check out of our home in London and travel to the St Pancras Station for our Eurostar Train to Paris!  Upon arrival we will be met by our guide and taken to our hotel to leave our bags and the afternoon will be yours to explore.  Our centrally located hotel will make it easy to choose fine dining or entertainment all with in walking distance. (B)

Day 8, Friday, September 11, 2020 – City Tour, Canal Cruise and free afternoon

Today we will enjoy the sights of Paris together such as the Arc de Triomphe, Moulin Rouge, Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.  We get to take a cruise down the Seine River as well, soaking up the city’s striking beauty, historic architecture and famous monuments.  The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore on your own.  Tonight, would be the perfect night to see the lights of the city while visiting the many bridges and café’s that make this city a constant cinematic backdrop.  (B)

Day 9, Saturday, September 12, 2020 – Versailles

Today we travel to the country and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Versailles!  This famous “Palace”, whole origins date back to the seventeenth century, was successively a hunting lodge, seat of power and since the nineteenth century, a museum.  We will visit the gardens and the King’s and Queen’s state apartments including the Hall of Mirrors.  Our tour in the country will also take us by the LDS Temple.  (No session)  Tonight, as we return to the beautify city of Paris we will enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 10, Sunday, September 13th, 2020 – Return Flights Home

Today we will be gathered from our hotel and returned to the airport for our flights home, with memories to last a lifetime.