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Reader Holidays - Buckingham Palace from Kingston Guardian
Departing August - September 2016
*Price shown: 17 Sep 2016 - BHC
A capital royal break
In the year that the Queen celebrates her 90th Birthday, step inside Buckingham Palace to discover its many treasures and magnificent state rooms, plus 'Fashioning a Reign'- a special celebration of Her Majesty's 90th birthday. You'll also visit picturesque Royal Windsor, and have the chance to enjoy wonderful tours of the Queen's Gallery or Clarence House.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
- Admission to Buckingham Palace and the 'Fashioning a Reign' exhibition
- A short Royal London sightseeing tour
- A visit to Royal Windsor
- One night's bed and continental breakfast accommodation at a three-star standard hotel in the Heathrow/Slough area
- Return coach travel from your chosen pick-up point
- The services of a friendly Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Leaving the local area in the early morning we'll head to Royal Windsor. Wander the pretty streets of this lovely riverside town, or pre-purchase tickets to Windsor Castle to see the magnificent State Apartments.After a pleasant afternoon in Windsor we'll continue to our overnight hotel.
After breakfast we'll return to London. Our day in the capital begins with our trip to Buckingham Palace. Marvel at the State Rooms - lavishly furnished with many of the greatest paintings, porcelain, sculptures and furniture from the Royal Collection - and visit the Fashioning a Reign exhibition: a unique celebration of the Queen's style for her 90th birthday. Don't miss the West Terrace's Garden Cafe, which boasts views over the famous lawn, or the exclusive range of merchandise available in the Royal Collection Shop.Depending on your departure date you'll also be able to pre-book a tour of Clarence House (August), home to the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, or the exquisite Queen's Gallery (September), which houses treasures from the Royal Collection as well as fascinating exhibitions of Scottish artists and Maria Merian's Butterflies Exhibition. Afterwards, we'll take a short sightseeing tour of some of London's other royal sites before beginning our journey home.
Coach seating arrangements
Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)
Joining your holiday
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
If you have any special needs regarding accessibility, it is important that you let us know at the time of booking so that we can request the appropriate arrangements at Buckingham Palace.
The following hotels are offered with this holiday (subject to availability and supplementary pricing)
Heathrow/Slough Area Hotel
You will be allocated a good hotel in the Heathrow/Slough area, such as the Holiday Inn Slough, and the Jury's Inn, Heathrow. The rooms will all have private facilities, telephones, TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, trouser presses and hairdryers, and all the hotels will have good bars and restaurants.Further Hotel Information
You will be allocated a good hotel in the Heathrow/Slough area, such as the Holiday Inn Slough, and the Jury's Inn, Heathrow. The rooms will all have private facilities, telephones, TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, trouser presses and hairdryers, and all the hotels will have good bars and restaurants.Hide Hotel Information