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ACIS - The Londoner - Educational tour to England

Experience many different facets of the city on the Thames during this in-depth visit to London, all at a great value.


DAY 1: Overnight Flight

Depart from the USA.

DAY 2: London

Welcome to London! Meet your ACIS Tour Manager, relax, unpack and begin to explore the city's unique neighborhoods. Perhaps check out the street markets along Portobello Road in Notting Hill; explore the paths of Hyde Park or the mansions of nearby Belgravia; visit museums in South Kensington; or stroll along the artsy South Bank.

DAY 3: London

This morning, learn about London's majestic past and fast-paced present on your guided sightseeing tour. Take in sites like Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament—along the way, our guide will point out more modern landmarks like the Gherkin, the Shard, and the Cheese Grater—all new buildings changing the London skyline. Another highlight of the day is a tour inside St. Paul’s Cathedral. Sir Christopher Wren's architectural masterpiece is an enduring symbol of London, the seat of the Church of England and famed for its dome. Climb up it to try the famed Whispering Gallery and then descend down to explore the Crypt. Tonight enjoy a theater performance in London's famous West End.

DAY 4: London

Your tour manager will have you in the best place to catch the delightful pageantry of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. After you’ll have time to explore more of London at your own pace. Stroll along under the London Eye or drop by the National Gallery for eye-opening art. Or you may choose to add our optional full-day excursion to Oxford and the Harry Potter Studio Tour. Tonight, whether you hanker for fish and chips or curry or Yorkshire pudding, you’ll get a chance to eat like the locals with restaurant vouchers and insider tips on the best places to go. Then this evening's activity will have you soaring with your timed reservation to the London Eye. On your 30 minute “flight” to a height of 443 feet, you’ll be amazed at how the London landscape unfolds below you and the engineering marvel of the Eye itself.

DAY 5: London

One highlight of the Tower of London is witnessing the opening ceremony, and we get there early before the crowds arrive to catch it with our famously boisterous Beefeater guide. Since its construction, the castle has been used as a treasury, palace and prison—today it houses 1,000 years of Royal history and the Crown Jewels. After, we head to the Globe Theatre for a guided tour of this historic recreation of the original theater. It’s been a busy morning so far, so we head to London's Bankside neighborhood for a fish and chips lunch. After lunch you may wish to explore the art of the nearby Tate Modern's excellent collection. Tonight, venture out into the evening on a special Jack the Ripper tour.

DAY 6: London

The day is yours to check off more of London’s myriad sights from your bucket list, perhaps visiting Kensington's Victoria and Albert Museum or Science Museum. Or you may decide to go on an optional full-day excursion to Stonehenge and Bath. The trip includes the mysterious, prehistoric monuments of Stonehenge and a sightseeing tour of Bath highlights: the Royal Crescent, Circus, Pulteney Bridge and entrance to the Roman Baths. Tonight celebrate the end of a wonderful journey with a final evening in London.

DAY 7: Departure

Depart for the USA.



Optional Extensions and Extra Nights:

Further immerse yourself in the culture and delights of England's capital with an extra night in London, including the services of your ACIS Tour Manager.

Enhance your European experience with a two-night extension from London to historic Paris via the Eurostar—discover the city's past and present with included sightseeing.

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EXCEPTIONAL DIFFERENCES

Central Hotels
    Central Hotels
  • 10 hours saved without a daily commute from a suburban budget hotel
 
  • 5 evenings for more exploring in town
Local Restaurants
    Local Restaurants
  • 4 delicious, multi-course dinners at local favorites
 
  • Meal times tailored to maximize your experience in the city
Smart Trip Design
    Smart Trip Design
  • Climb to the top of the dome in St Paul's as part of your included entrance
 
  • Enjoy the convenience and savings of a prepaid 3-day London Oyster card

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Students will learn about the current royal family and the role of the monarchy in British government and society.
  • Students will learn about the history of St. Paul's Cathedral and its architect, Sir Christopher Wren.
  • Students will learn about the Tower of London's many roles from palace and prison to zoo.
 

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