Arrive London, England
Arrive in London, capital of England, where you are met and transferred to your hotel in the center of the city. Tonight, join your Resident Tour Director and fellow guests for a welcome dinner.
London | Palaces & Masterworks
Enter Kensington Palace, longtime home of royals, from Queen Victoria to Princess Diana, for an exclusive before-hours visit. Continue to the Wallace Collection, one of the finest private art collections ever assembled in Britain, where a curator guides your introduction to these masterpieces. Next, ascend The Shard, the tallest building in the European Union, and enjoy lunch overlooking the London skyline. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure, relaxing or exploring this legendary city.
London | Gala New Year’s Eve Celebration
Enter London’s storied Victoria & Albert Museum for a special tour of some highlights of their collection, paying particular attention to the great British tradition of tea. Enjoy time at leisure in the busy Covent Garden area before attending a matinee performance at one of London’s famed theaters. Follow the performance with another great British tradition, taking Champagne high tea at Fortnum & Mason, grocer to the Queen. Draw upon what you learned about tea during this morning’s museum tour to savor the experience all the more. This evening, ring in 2018 at an exclusive party at One Whitehall Place, a historic venue with thrilling views of the Thames River. Take your seat in a ringside viewing area for the city’s spectacular fireworks display, and raise a toast as the New Year arrives at the chimes of midnight.
London | London’s Brilliant Parade
Take a leisurely morning to welcome the New Year after the excitement of the previous night. Then, settle into a reserved grandstand seat at London’s famous New Year’s Parade, which has traversed the city each January 1st for more than 30 years. Participants come from around the world for the privilege of marching in this event. This evening, gather with your fellow guests for a farewell dinner.
After breakfast, bid farewell to London as you transfer to the airport for your departing flight.