Join us in England for our Downton Abbey experience, explore the infamous Tower of London, cruise down the Thames, ride the London Eye, marvel at prehistoric Stonehenge, indulge in an afternoon tea, tour historic Bath, and more!
When: September 3-12, 2020
Registration Deadline: Reopened due to date change – will closed when filled.
Tower of London*
St. Paul’s Cathedral
Shakespeare’s Globe Theater
Thames River Cruise
Buckingham Palace Changing of the Guard Ceremony
Tour of Parliament & Afternoon Tea
Churchill War Rooms
Downton Abbey film locations, including Highclere Castle
Warner Brothers Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter
*These are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The list of sites isn’t complete. We’re waiting for reconfirmation (due to date change) for several sites, so our itinerary is subject to change.
In addition to the sites listed above, you’ll have free time to have a picnic in Hyde Park, visit your choice of museums such as Natural History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum, British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, and more.
If you’ve traveled with me before, this trip is more similar to my New York, Washington DC, Boston, and Philadelphia trips than my international trips. We’ll stay in one hotel and use a variety of transportation methods to get around – the Tube (underground), buses, and our feet!
Some tours will be guided, some will have audio guides, and others will be self-guided. All will be fun!
We’ll rely a lot on public transportation while touring London, so plan to bring along your patience if there are last-minute changes or delays. Also, London’s tube system doesn’t seem to be wheelchair- or scooter-friendly, so I don’t recommend this trip for anyone with mobility issues, or for those who can’t walk for extended periods during the day. (You’ll need to start a walking program before this trip.)
Due to the amount of walking and logistics required for this trip, I’m limiting it to ages 9 and up.
Our hotel will have two double beds and will sleep up to two adults and two children. If you have more than that, you’ll have to get an additional room. ( Each room must include an adult throughout the stay.) If you have more than two adults in your room, there will be an additional cost to the prices listed below.
Price and What’s Included
The price includes your registration fee, hotel for nine nights, breakfast each morning from September 4-12, all tours scheduled on our itinerary, and bus transportation for our day trips from London.
The final price doesn’t include airfare, airport transfers, tube/underground transportation while touring the city, all meals other than those noted above, anything you do on your own, and trip insurance.
Estimated prices are per family, not per person:
Family of 2: $5,410
Family of 3: $6,465
Family of 4: $7,520
If you have more in your family, combine prices above. For example, if you have a family of 6, combine the cost for two families of 3.
Payment, Cancellation, and Refund Policy
A deposit of $4,000 per family, per room is due within 7 days of my email confirmation of your spots. The final balance is due by May 30, 2020.
Please read carefully: Due to strict contract requirements and issues resulting from COVID-19, deposits and payments are not refundable, for any reason, unless I have a family on my waiting list to replace yours by May 30, 2020. A $500-per-person cancellation fee will be deducted from all refunds. Your spots are not transferable to others outside of my waiting list. This trip was rescheduled from April/May 2020 due to COVID-19. If it is still not safe to travel in September, we will reschedule for sometime in 2021, so you must be willing to reschedule.
Please make sure you understand this before you register and make your payments. Your signed registration form, waiver, and payment acknowledges your understanding and agreement with my cancellation and refund policy for this trip.
Please wait to purchase non-refundable airfare until closer to our travel dates (due to COVID-19). I have no control over airline refund policies.
I accept checks, bank checks, and bank transfers using the Zelle transfer method (check to see if your bank participates). I don’t accept PayPal or credit card payments for this trip.
Travel insurance that covers your expenses if you cancel the trip is recommended. Thoroughly research policies to make sure of the reasons you can cancel, and that it covers emergencies and any unforeseen circumstances such as sickness, death of a loved one, and acts of God (natural disasters, etc.).
- Children ages 17 and under must be accompanied by their parents on all tours.
- Children ages 17 and under may not be left in hotel rooms while parents tour.
- Each room must include an adult throughout the stay.
- A cell phone and international data plan with unlimited texting for one adult in your party is required for this trip.
You must list any special needs (food, physical, mental, etc.) on your registration form. I’ll check to see if your needs can be accommodated before you mail payment. (No money will be refunded, and no special accommodations can be made due to allergies or other special needs if you don’t tell me about them when you register.)
Want to go?
- First, please read the FAQs for this trip.
- Make certain you’re committed to the trip before registering. Travelers who register for trips without following through will be automatically waitlisted when they register for future trips.
- To register, submit this form.
- If you don’t receive a confirmation with payment information within 3 days, please email me.
- Your deposit will be due within 7 days of receiving my confirmation email.
- I’ll email a confirmation when I receive your payments, and send you periodic trip updates via email.
- And that’s it! Email me if you have any questions.