Christmas in London

December 5 – 11, 2024 | 7 days

$2949 per person, double occupancy

 

 

 

 

Feel the holiday spirit when you experience the Christmas season in London, a world within a city. Explore London’s colorful Christmas markets, beautifully decorated department stores, and bustling streets. Join a local expert on a panoramic tour. See the Norwegian fir in Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the festive lights adorning Buckingham Palace. Explore the majesty of Westminster Abbey. Visit the historic university town of Oxford decked out in holiday splendor. Travel to magnificent Blenheim Palace, an incomparable display at Christmastime. Feel the holiday warmth at one of London’s finest theatres. Enjoy afternoon tea in charming Covent Garden. Embark on a relaxing journey as you discover the colorful history and regal pageantry only found “across the pond.”

7 Days | 8 Meals | 5 Breakfasts| 1 Lunch | 2 Dinners

HIGHLIGHTS: Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Christmas Markets, Covent Garden, Traditional English Tea, Oxford, Blenheim Palace, Tower of London

HOTEL: Doubletree by Hilton London – Tower of London, London

FULL ITINERARY

Day 1 | December 5, 2024 | Overnight Flight

Get ready for a festive getaway to London. “The Big Smoke” glistens during the holidays and makes for a timeless setting for your Christmas journey.

Day 2 | December 6, 2024 | London, England – Tour Begins

Welcome to London at Christmastime! There’s nothing like the city when it’s bursting with the excitement of the season. Feel the holiday spirit as you shop the Christmas markets for handmade gifts and colorful decorations. Bask in the scent of warm, mulled wine and cinnamon – a drink that warms the soul on a wintery night in London. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 3 | December 7, 2024 | London

A local expert leads a panoramic and walking city tour. See Trafalgar Square, the Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace. At Westminster, see the Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben. End your tour in the bustling Covent Garden, one of London’s oldest marketplaces. Perhaps you’ll be entertained by a street performer – after all, Covent Garden is a popular scene. With some free time, explore Covent Garden before sitting down for a traditional English Afternoon Tea. Finger sandwiches and homemade pastries add flavor to this tasty experience. (B, L)

Day 4 | December 8, 2024 | London – Blenheim – Palace – Oxford – London

Visit Blenheim Palace, one of England’s most magnificent homes and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. At Christmas, this UNESCO World Heritage site becomes a true winter wonderland. Stop at Oxford, one of England’s most prestigious universities, and take time to explore its grounds and iconic architecture. (B)

Day 5 | December 9, 2024 | London

Climb aboard the local Clipper boat en route to Greenwich, seeing the Tower from the east side along the river. Dock in Greenwich, known as the village of London. Shop the local stalls (perhaps bargaining like a local), or use your included Freedom Pass to pop into local attractions. The rest of your day is yours – you can choose to take the Clipper boat back to the west end, or further explore Greenwich. No matter where you spend your free time, the festive atmosphere will add joy to your discoveries. (B)

Day 6 | December 10, 2024 | London

Today, set off to visit the Tower of London, the jewel in London’s crown. This World Heritage Site is extra magical at Christmas with festive installations illuminating its 1,000-year history. Enjoy some time to shop in this iconic city for last minute Christmas gifts. This evening, go with your new friends to a traditional English pub, for a farewell dinner. Toast the end of a festive trip to an amazing city. (B, D)

Day 7 | December 11, 2024 | London – Tour Ends

It’s time to head home, full of warmth and memories of your Christmastime London adventure. (B)

 


“Book Now” Rates Dbl/Tpl- $2949, Sgl $3549.  After 6/1/24, rates increase $250 per person.

Over water business class – $4290 per person additional.

Note:  Book now rates are valid on air-inclusive packages only

 

 

PRICE INCLUDES
Round Trip Economy Airfare from DFW
5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Air taxes and fees/surcharges
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Travel insurance, visas and items of a personal nature
Expense of any required PCR or Antigen tests
Upgrade your in-flight experience with Elite Airfare  Business Class Air is an additional $4,290, call to book

 

**Travel insurance is recommended**

PAYMENTS:   A non refundable deposit of $950 per person is due with reservation.  Final payment is due 9/27/2024. Payments may be made by check, cash, or zelle.  If paying with a credit card, a 5% fee is assessed. (We accept MC, VI & AX).

CANCELLATIONS: If cancelled on or after 9/27/24, package is totally non refundable.  INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENED.

FULL LEGAL NAMES: must be given as stated on PASSPORT. Please send us a copy of your passport.

 

ACTIVITY LEVEL 3: You’re an on-the-go traveler. You don’t want to miss a thing, so walking and standing for longer periods of time (2-3 hours) isn’t a big deal. A moderately paced two-and-a-half-hour walking tour, covering several miles, hills, and uneven surfaces, is no problem for you. Walking four miles over the course of a day is very doable, as is climbing into and out of various modes of transportation (tuk-tuk, cable car, zodiac, etc.). You can climb three flights of stairs easily and handle altitudes between 6,000 and 9,000 feet. Expect some longer days balanced with free time to recharge or set out on your own adventure. This level is not a fit for travelers who require mobility assistance devices.

INSURANCEInsurance is highly recommended.  Please contact Sharon Carr Travel for a quote.  SCT can book the insurance for you after your trip deposit is made.  Please note “cancel anytime” insurance must be done at the same time as the deposit.  It does have restrictions and only repays 80% of the trip cost.  Insurance does not cover a pandemic.

SHARON CARR TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEATHER-RELATED OR MECHANICAL DELAYS.
Any out of pocket expenses caused by airline delays are the sole responsibility of the client and any refunds due are at the sole discretion of the airline.  Client must contact the airline directly for any reimbursement.  Once again, INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

RESPONSIBILITY:  Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House offers retail travel services to customers, which are provided by separate and independent vendors of travel services. Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House does not operate, control, or otherwise provide the services of the independent travel vendors. Hence, customer agrees that Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House acts only as agent for the client in acquiring transportation, hotel accommodations, sightseeing, and other privileges, or services for the clients’ benefit, and on the express condition that Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House  shall not be responsible for any loss, accident, injury, delay, defect, pandemic, omission or irregularity which may occur or be occasioned, whether by reason of any act, negligence or default of any company or person engaged in or responsible for carrying out any of the arrangements, or otherwise in connection there with. The suppliers reserve the right to make minor adjustments to the itinerary.   Sharon Carr Travel /Journey House will not be held responsible should any of these suppliers fail to provide the travel services purchased, whether through default or any other cause.  Sharon Carr Travel /Journey House is not responsible for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air schedules or other causes.  All such losses or expenses will be the responsibility of the member of the tour.  Sharon Carr Travel /Journey House is not responsible for any loss or damage to luggage during the tour.  Also, Sharon Carr Travel /Journey House is not liable for any illnesses contracted during or after travel, is not liable for medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered during or after travel.  Acceptance of the Tour Contract will serve as a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement.  This agreement is binding on your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. If, for some reason, a trip must be rescheduled due to any of the above reasons, participants are bound by the new dates of travel, and can only obtain a refund if insurance has been purchased and insurer is contractually bound.  SHARON CARR TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEATHER RELATED OR MECHANICAL DELAYS.

NOTE TO TRAVELER: The traveler assumes and understands that there is a risk involved with travel and travel activities and/or excursions. The traveler is responsible for reading and abiding by all Health and Safety protocols of the vendor & the destination prior to travel, has reviewed the travel itinerary for accuracy, has been advised of all applicable fees imposed by Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House Travel and the suppliers, and has been offered the option of purchasing trip cancellation/interruption insurance. The traveler also understands that discounted fares and vacation packages typically involve restrictions and that changing any aspect of any travel arrangements may result in the payment of additional money.

 

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