A fabulous sea-faring celebration
Enjoy a real carnival atmosphere as the Thames waterfront comes alive with maritime celebrations. See up to 50 of the world's most beautiful sailing ships - with their distinctive shapes and huge masts - as Royal Greenwich hosts the 150th, spectacular Tall Ships Regatta, and the unforgettable Parade of Sail.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
- A visit to the Tall Ships Regatta in Greenwich
- Time to enjoy the Parade of Sail
- A panoramic sightseeing tour of London
- Leisure time in London
- Two nights' bed and continental breakfast accommodation in a comfortable hotel within a 60-minute drive of Greenwich
- Return coach travel from your pick-up point
- Return coach transfers from your hotel to Greenwich
- The services of a friendly Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Leaving the local area this morning, travel to the London area and arrive at your hotel by early evening.
After breakfast, today, we'll transfer you to Greenwich where you'll be free to spend the day enjoying the 150th Tall Ships Regatta. The area's fun-filled celebration of its great maritime tradition will have two main festival sites, linked by a clipper service. Enjoy music, street theatre, art, activities and special maritime-related demonstrations. Browse local produce, crafts and Tall Ships souvenirs, or simply relax and take it all in.
You'll also have the chance to join an optional river cruise past both Tall Ship mooring sites (in Greenwich and Woolwich) as you listen to the on-board commentary. The excursion also includes a single 'flight' on the Emirate's Cable Car for an aerial view of the Regatta.
Later this afternoon, watch the breathtaking 'Parade of Sail' as the full fleet of Tall Ships heads out in full sail, then perhaps have an early dinner (payable locally) before we return to the hotel.
This morning we'll head for central London and our included sightseeing tour of its world-famous attractions - Big Ben, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. You'll then have time to explore the city before we begin our journey home in the mid afternoon.
We'll arrive back at your original pick-up point in the mid-to-late evening.
Programme of events
The final entertainment/schedule for the Tall Ships Regatta was not yet confirmed at the time this package went on sale.
Changes to your itinerary
This information was correct at time of publishing.
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.
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.