Friday, March 18, 2011

Visit London

Celtic Tours London Program is an excellent way to see all the famous sites of London. Visitors will enjoy this great itinerary:

Day 1 Arrival

Arrival to Heathrow Airport. Meet you driver for the transfer to the hotel. Free time.

Day 2 London

This morning, after your breakfast, enjoy a short walking tour of the City of London. See sights such as Parliament Square, Downing Street and Trafalgar Square.

The afternoon is free for you to explore London at your leisure. Take a flight on the London Eye, visit the Tate Gallery, enjoy people watching Hyde Park or celebrity spotting on Primrose Hill.

Day 3 Tower of London

Today you will visit the tower of London, the ancient stones reverberate with dark secrets, priceless jewels glint in fortified vaults and ravens strut the grounds. The Tower of London, founded by William the Conquerer in 1066-7, holds some of the most remarkable stories from across the centuries. Despite a grim reputation as a place of torture and death, this powerful and enduring fortress has been enjoyed as a royal palace, served as an armoury and for a number of years even housed a zoo! Gaze up at the massive White Tower, tiptoe through a kings' medieval bedchamber and marvel at the priceless Crown Jewels. The famous Yeoman Warders have bloody tales to tell; stand where heads rolled and prisoners wept. The Tower held many famous prisoners, from the highest levels of society; some in astonishing comfort and others less so… Visit the places of their confinement and read the graffiti left by prisoners from over 500 years ago. From 26 July 2008 replicas of mighty siege weapons will be positioned in the Moat, you may even be able to help shoot one! Imagine what it was like to attack and defend this powerful fortress, learn the stories of the Tower under attack and of the soldiers who defended it.

Day 4 Bath & Stonehenge

Your first stop of the day will be at the mystical and monumental site of Stonehenge. 5,000-year-old Stonehenge is Europe's most famous prehistoric site and, though we know from the stone's alignment that worship of the sun and moon took place here, the rituals themselves and the methods of construction are still shrouded in mystery. After your visit, continue on to the beautiful town of Salisbury. You will have free time for your own lunch, shopping in the quaint old streets, and perhaps your own visit to Salisbury Cathedral, one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Britain and the tallest in England (123m/404ft). Started in 1220 it was completed by 1258 to reflect the glory of God in stone and glass, and it has always been a setting for great occasions. Continue on to Bath; Bath is Jane Austen country and this ancient city retains so much of its Georgian charm that Austen fans will recognise many streets and squares from her novels. You will view the magnificent Royal Crescent, perhaps the most attractive street in the country, and visit the preserved and fascinating Roman Baths.

Day 5 Departure

Meet your driver for the transfer to Heathrow Airport

Visit Celtic Tours website to learn more about our London Program.

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