View From The Shard & Royal Greenwich
- Duration: 2 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW19416
- Travel Type: Coach
1 nights. June - October 2017. From £139.00.
Unrivalled views across London
Don't miss your chance to join us on London's highest viewing platform, atop the tallest building in Western Europe. On this wonderful break you'll also visit beautiful and historic Greenwich, on the bank of the River Thames.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
Entry to The View from the Shard
Time to explore Greenwich
One night's bed and buffet breakfast accommodation at the four-star Thistle City Barbican
Coach travel throughout
The services of a friendly Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Leaving the local area, early this morning we'll travel to Greenwich. We'll arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the early afternoon, and you'll be free to explore. Stand astride the Mean Time Meridian, visit the world-famous Royal Observatory, newly renovated and reopened Queen's House, or the National Maritime Museum - London's only planetarium - and the last surviving tea clipper, the Cutty Sark.
After time to explore, we'll continue to our hotel.
The glittering spike of the Shard towers 306 metres above London's streets, and has become the city's most iconic modern landmark. Today we'll take the high-speed lift to the 69th Level's indoor viewing gallery. Here, Guest Ambassadors will be able to point out major landmarks in the jaw-dropping panorama of the capital and the countryside beyond.
You'll also be able to continue up the spire to Level 72's outdoor viewing gallery just beneath the summit of the tower.
Descending from the heady heights, we'll reboard our coach and head home, arriving back at your pick-up in the mid to late evening.
AccommodationThistle City Barbican Hotel
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This popular hotel is ideally located in the heart of London. The nearest underground stations are Barbican and Old Street, which are approximately 10-minute walks from the hotel.
There is a wide range of food and drink available in the hotel's brasserie and bars. There is also a leisure club with a heated indoor swimming pool.
Each of the 467 comfortably furnished bedrooms has a private bathroom, tea- and coffee-making facilities, a telephone, satellite TV, a trouser press and a hairdryer. Premium rooms are of a higher standard and also have air conditioning and complimentary bathroom toiletries.Back to top
We cannot be held responsible for any adverse weather that may restrict your view.
Strict airport-style security is in operation at The View from The Shard, and large bags and/or rucksacks, and open containers of food and drink, are not permitted inside the building.
Coach seating arrangements
Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver 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.
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.Back to top