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Remembering "The People's Princess"
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death. And, opening in February 2017, a new exhibition at Kensington Palace will celebrate her life and the evolution of her image and style. The palace was a place of unique significance in the Princess's life and the focus of a worldwide tribute following her death as thousands of people left an unforgettable sea of flowers at the gates. Echoing this tribute 20 years on, the palace gardeners will celebrate the Princess's life with a beautiful White Garden reflecting the seasons from spring to late summer.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
- Entry to Kensington Palace and the Diana: Her Fashion Story exhibition
- A visit to Royal Windsor
- One night's bed and English breakfast accommodation in a three-star standard hotel in London
- Coach travel throughout
- The services of a friendly Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Leaving your local pick-up point, this morning we'll head to Royal Windsor. Wander the pretty streets, and explore the tea rooms, art galleries and boutiques of this lovely riverside town. Alternatively, visit Windsor Castle - the largest inhabited castle in the world (entry payable locally). See the lavish State Apartments including St George's Hall, the Grand Reception Room and the new Lantern Lobby. There's also a fascinating exhibition about the 1992 fire and the subsequent restoration.
In the late afternoon we'll continue to London and our hotel.
This morning we'll head to Kensington Palace, which is about a 15 minute walk through Kensington Gardens from the coach drop-off point. Like Windsor, it remains a working royal residence as the official London home of Prince William and his family, as well as other members of the Royal Family. See some of the finest in the Royal Collection, which hang in pride of place along the King's Gallery, and the surprisingly intimate Queen's Apartments. Learn about life in the Stuart and Georgian royal courts, and marvel at the Palace's new exhibition - Diana: Her Fashion Story.
The highlight of your visit, the exhibition charts the Princess's changing style and image over the years. See items from her wardrobe that were selected to complement a range of different occasions - whether formal, charity or glamorous galas. From late April, you'll also have the opportunity to stroll through the new, commemorative White Garden and past the paved terraces ornamental pond and brilliant beds of the Sunken Garden.
We'll leave London in the mid-afternoon, arriving back at your original pick-up point by mid-to-late evening.
|Departure Date||Price From|
|Sun 19 Mar 2017||£125.00|
|Sun 26 Mar 2017||£125.00|
|Sun 02 Apr 2017||£125.00|
|Sun 09 Apr 2017||£125.00|
|Sun 23 Apr 2017||£125.00|
|Sun 07 May 2017||£125.00|
|Sun 14 May 2017||£125.00|
|Sun 21 May 2017||£125.00|
|Sun 04 Jun 2017||£125.00|
|Sun 11 Jun 2017||£125.00|
|Sun 18 Jun 2017||£125.00|
|Sun 25 Jun 2017||£125.00|
|Sun 09 Jul 2017||£125.00|
|Sun 17 Sep 2017||£125.00|
|Sun 08 Oct 2017||£125.00|
|Sun 15 Oct 2017||£125.00|
|Sun 22 Oct 2017||£125.00|
|Sun 29 Oct 2017||£125.00|
White Garden opening dates
The White Garden at Kensington Palace is due to open in late April 2017.
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.
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. 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.
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