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Treat yourself to this standout in our selection of England tours! The 6-Night London and South Downs begins and ends in England’s cosmopolitan capital, with ample time to explore the beauty of the ancient English countryside in between. Your tour includes elegant accommodations in both London and Eastbourne (with breakfast), and unique, quintessentially British experiences.

Enjoy a classic black cab transfer to your London accommodation in the upscale Kensington area of London, where Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge reside in Kensington Palace. With close proximity to Hyde Park, we invite you to relax and unwind in one of the park’s quiet places, get your feet wet in the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, and enjoy a nosh at a waterside cafe. Day Two includes an Afternoon Tea Bus Tour, with delectables to savor as you see London’s iconic landmarks.

On Day Three, collect your rental car for a trip down south, with sights including Kew Gardens to see along the way. South Downs National Park, one of “Britain’s Breathing Spaces” and close to East Sussex, is where you’ll spend Days Four and Five. Included in your tour is a special “People, Place and Produce” experience, meshing the extraordinary with the everyday local way of life. You’ll have ample leisure time to explore Eastbourne, a resort town with stunning ocean views on England’s southeast coast.

Wrapping up your tour, visit the Queen’s residence, Windsor Castle, and Runnymeade, the riverside site where the Magna Carta was sealed. 

Included Unique Activities

South Downs - People, Place & Produce

South Downs - People, Place & Produce

Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Black Cab Meet & Greet Transfer - Heathrow Airport to City

Black Cab Meet & Greet Transfer - Heathrow Airport to City

Accommodation

2 Nights

The Queen's Gate Hotel London

3 Nights

Hydro Hotel Eastbourne

1 Night

Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow Airport

Transportation

  • Iconic London Black Cab Airport Transfer on arrival
  • Rental Car with Automatic Transmission For Your Time Outside of London

Dining Options

  • Sumptuous Full English Breakfasts Each Morning

Points of Interest

  • Spend Two Nights in the Upscale Kensington District of London
  • Marvel at the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace
  • Visit Westminister Abbey & Big Ben
  • Explore the Tower of London & London Bridge
  • Get Lost in the Most Diverse Botanical Collection in the World at Kew Gardens
  • Visit Chartwell House - Winston Churchill's Country Estate
  • See the Stunning Royal Residence - Windsor Castle
  • Enjoy Riverside Walks, Secluded Meadows, and Historic Memorials at Runnymede

Day at Leisure in London, UK

London, UK

Westminster Abbey, London

Big Ben, London

Buckingham Palace, London

The Tower of London, London

Chartwell House, South East Region

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

Jan - Mar | Nov - Dec

From $1,298 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

Apr - May | Sep - Oct

From $1,348 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - August

From $1,498 per person


**Begin this exact itinerary on a Tuesday or Wednesday or customize to create your own**

 

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 2 Nights 4 Star London Hotel in the Prestigious Kensington Area
  • 3 Nights 4 Star Historic Seaside Hotel Overlooking the South Downs National Park
  • 1 Night 4 Star Airport Hotel

TRANSPORTATION

  • Iconic London Black Cab Airport Transfer on arrival
  • Rental Car with Automatic Transmission For Your Time Outside of London

DINING

  • Sumptuous Full English Breakfasts Each Morning

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Classic Red Bus Tour with Afternoon Tea
  • South Downs National Park Experience (departs Saturdays)

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Spend Two Nights in the Upscale Kensington District of London
  • Marvel at the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace
  • Visit Westminister Abbey & Big Ben
  • Explore the Tower of London & London Bridge
  • Get Lost in the Most Diverse Botanical Collection in the World at Kew Gardens
  • Visit Chartwell House - Winston Churchill's Country Estate
  • See the Stunning Royal Residence - Windsor Castle
  • Enjoy Riverside Walks, Secluded Meadows, and Historic Memorials at Runnymede

Prices Based On

  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Traveling Alone? No Problem. Just Ask Us for a Single Supplement Price.

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SC

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Kellie H.

Texas

We have just booked our 3rd trip with Lauren to Wales next summer and we expect that as usual it will be amazing. Lauren has previously sent my husband and I to Ireland and Scotland and we know that with her everything will go absolutely perfect. She really goes above and beyond to tailor our trips to our personalities and she knows what we like to do. Every hotel or B&B we've stayed in have been perfect. We have never worried about logistics etc... It is so wonderful to go on a trip and know that when you get there absolutely everything is taken care of and all there is left to do is enjoy! We will continue to call upon Lauren for future vacations and cannot wait for our next adventure!

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Thank you, Josi! What a wonderful trip it was. I cannot tell you how happy we are you made dinner reservations. We ate at all the best spots, but we watched them turn away customer after customer because they were over booked. Great weather! It snowed a bit the day we arrived, and was in the 70’s/80’s and sunny the rest of the time. Just beautiful. Did you order the weather too? Spring Creek was great. The Yellowstone tour was awesome (Bison, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Elk, Moose). Paddleboard company was great. Also, the Hotel in Salt Lake is 5 star. I’ve stayed in the nicest hotels in New York, Chicago, LA and this one is a classic. My appreciation to you!

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Nicole A

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"Driving through history"

Ed

Edmonton

We had an excellent trip. Absolutely no problems with bookings that Donna arranged. Driving Ireland and seeing it at your own pace lets you stop to admire ruins not normally on a tour. Only thing we would do differently is upgrade the car. As someone who enjoys driving I regret not having something a little more sporty!

"Christmas in Ireland"

William

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"An epic solo road trip!"

Anthea O.

Singapore

Just want to say a big thank you to Anna for all her help and patience in supporting my free and easy solo road trip across Ireland, chasing writers poets and thin places. The bed and breakfast choices were fantastic. I don't usually go through an agent to help with booking accommodation etc. but I had little to do so myself so am glad that I had Anna to take that load off me. I appreciate too that Anna was on WhatsApp with me and very responsive. I felt very supported. Thank you.

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