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London Explorer 4 Day

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The one that keeps it short and sweet, hitting the key London highlights over 4 days

Travel Style

Short Trips & Festivals

Take your time and explore in-detail each destination on this trip. Find out more

  • Duration

    4 days

  • Places

    1 place

  • Meals

    3 Breakfasts

  • Group Size

    Unescorted

  • Team

    Unescorted

London

London Explorer 4 Day

2 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • 3-Choice London Explorer Pass
  • Windsor, Stonehenge & Bath Day Trip

0 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

Where I'll Stay?

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  • 3 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    3 nights in Hotel

    Snooze in your choice of top-quality hotel (Royal National or Imperial Hotel) for 4 fabulous nights. Sleep two or three to a room if you're happy to share with your new besties, or throw a few extra pounds down to treat yourself to single-share accommodation.

About this trip

The gateway to Europe can be a maze of confusion for the new kid in town. Skip the weeks of fumbling with maps, catching wrong trains, & accidentally eating at all the wrong places with Contiki's London Explorer. Inclusive of a London Explorer Pass providing you access your choice of three of some of the top attractions in the city, a guided tour of the Roman Baths & plenty more, these 4-days will leave you like a true local.

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    London

DAY 1 - London

London

London's calling! Welcome to this historic capital of culture and commerce, as you settle into your fancy digs at the Royal National Hotel (or similar). This is an unguided tour, but it's all about seeing this concrete jungle at your own pace. Once you've settled in you'll receive your 3-Choice London Explorer Pass, your gateway to some of the city's coolest activities. Plus, you get a day trip to the regal Windsor and ancient Stonehenge, to take at your leisure.

Stay

Royal National Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • 3-Choice London Explorer Pass

DAY 2 - London

London

Good morning London! How you spend your day is up to you - use your included pass to check out eerilly lifelike celebrity waxworks at world famous Madame Tussauds, opt to see the skyline from a peerless perspective on the London Eye, get spooked out at the London Dungeon and more. In the evening, have some fish and chips and a pint in a local pub. After all that exploring, you've earned it.

Stay

Royal National Hotel (or similar)

DAY 3 - London

London

This morning, why not take your day trip to the regal beauty of Windsor, where Harry and Meghan recently tied the not in opulent style, followed by a trip to the mysterious ancient site of Stonehenge?

Stay

Royal National Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Windsor, Stonehenge & Bath Day Trip

DAY 4 - London

London

Another day of London exploration awaits.From Kensington Palace to St Pauls Cathedral, your pass can show you this richly historic city in all its glory. London, it's been a blast. Why not join our Great Britain and Ireland trip to uncover even more of these fascinating isles?

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Royal National Hotel (or similar)

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What health and hygiene protocols are in place on trip?

The health and wellbeing of everyone who travels with Contiki has been, and always will be, our top priority. That’s why we’ve rigorously evaluated our experiences, training and protocols to make sure we not only meet our travellers wellbeing expectations, but exceed them in every single way. We sought guidance from the World Health Organisation and government agencies, and, as members of the World Travel and Tourism Council, we’ve been involved in defining global protocols. Due to our diligent work during this time, we’ve been awarded the WTTC safe travels stamp - meaning we’re a business which has adopted global, standardised health and hygiene protocols. You can find details about how we’re prioritising your wellbeing when you travel with us here.

What documents do I need to travel?

Dependent on where you’re travelling and your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter into certain countries - please check this well in advance of your trip departure date. The majority of our Europe trips travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries - e.g. Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada - can travel in the Schengen area without a visa. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area you only need to obtain one visa which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries. For non-Schengen countries, you may be able to obtain a visa upon arrival, depending on your nationality. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

IMPORTANT
1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged.
2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part or all of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience.
3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent or local consular services before you leave home.
4. Contiki will provide you with visa contacts from our London base at the Royal National Hotel, if necessary.

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our European trips, you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20kg (44lbs) to be stored in the hold & one small day bag to take on board. Your day bag should be a backpack, duffel bag or satchel only (no small luggage cases or suitcases with wheels on board the coach).

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. 
Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your Drivers are the experts on getting you from A to B efficiently and safely in Europe. They know their way around better than google maps & they’ll drop you at your door & unload your bags for you. Local Guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

Aside from essentials like flights, how much spending money you’ll need will depend on the duration of the trip and how much you anticipate spending on personal expenses like alcohol or shopping. Before you travel, it’s also a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen European destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a local taxi
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot


In all areas of the service industry in Europe, from restaurants, bars, hotels & taxis, it is common practice to tip if you feel that the service received has been excellent.
The same goes for your Contiki Team. If you feel that your Trip Manager & Driver’s service has been exceptional, then feel free to tip them if you feel they’ve done a great job. If you choose to tip, we recommend around 2 Euros per day, however whether or not you choose to tip (& how much) is completely up to you.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

Yes! Our fleet of modern, sleek coaches are kitted out with WiFi in all places except Greece, as are most hotels & hostels across the continent, so you’ll always be able to effortlessly get online and update everyone back home about your incredible adventure.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. From street tours that support local residents, refugees and the vulnerably housed, to dining experiences that support local farmers, our consciouc travel experiences let you see things from a different perspective. Find out more at https://www.contiki.com/uk/en/about/contiki-cares.

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