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London Sightseeing Tour – 3 days

Join us on this fantastic trip to see the sights of London.

On day one we visit the Tower of London. The 900-year-old castle and fortress in central London is notable for housing the crown jewels and for holding many famous and infamous prisoners.   Throughout its history, the tower has served many purposes: it housed the royal mint (until the early 19th century), a menagerie (which left in 1835), a records office, an armory and barracks for troops. Until the 17th century, it was also used as a royal residence.

On day two we take a half day guided walking tour exploring Bloomsbury, Holborn & ending in Covent Garden.  Then in the afternoon we visit Kensington Palace, the royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.   It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century, and is currently the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

On our last day we take a ride on the London Eye, a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is Europe’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel, is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.75 million visitors annually, and has made many appearances in popular culture.

We are staying at The Royal National Hotel on a B&B basis.  The Hotel is situated within easy reach of the West End and the City as well as Theatreland and the main shopping areas of London.

Mamma Mia – Plymouth

Join the ultimate feel-good party at Mamma Mia!, the world’s sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical!

Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA. Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget.

This irresistibly funny show has been thrilling audiences all around the world and now the party continues at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, so there’s never been a better time to see this unforgettable musical. Whatever age you are, you can’t help but have the time of your life at Mamma Mia!

RHS Chelsea Flower Show & Wisley Gardens

RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW & RHS WISLEY GARDENS

22 May & 23 May 2020

Hotel –  Novotel London, Heathrow

Day 1           RHS WISLEY GARDENS

Depart Devon enjoying a coffee stop en route to RHS Wisley.  Although free to roam the Gardens to your heart’s delight, a visit to the Glass House – which was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth in June 2007 – is highly recommended.  Among other treasures to be found are the spectacular rose garden; individually themed gardens; the cactus house; fruit gardens and the national fruit tree collection, woodland walks which lead down to the highly-perfumed trial gardens; to mention a few.  Late afternoon we re-board the coach and continue the journey to our hotel, where there will be time to freshen up before our evening meal.

 Day 2             CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

After breakfast, we re-load our luggage and board the coach to drive to RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  It has been held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea since 1913.  We re-board the coach late afternoon for our homeward journey to Devon, making a comfort stop along the way.

Price:             £215 per person for a twin or double room (single supplement £30)

Includes:      Hotel accommodation with full English breakfast & 3 course evening meal.  Entry to RHS Wisley Gardens and Chelsea Flower Show

 

 

Cinderella – Plymouth Theatre Royal

Don’t miss the magic of next year’s must-see production of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes!

You and your family shall go to the ball with yet another spectacular family panto, packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients you have come to expect from Plymouth’s biggest festive production.

Cinderella will feature star casting, laugh-out-loud comedy, jaw-dropping special effects, stunning song and dance and plenty of boos and hisses as the ultimate pantomime is brought magically to life.

Leading the Cinderella cast is The King of Comedy himself, Brian Conley!

Post Christmas Round Robin

When the Christmas festivities have died down and you feel like getting out and about for some fresh air why not join us for our Post Christmas Round Robin.   Itinerary to be confirmed.