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0330 160 7700
10am - 3pm

View From The Shard & Royal Greenwich

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

Itinerary

Day One

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.

Day Two

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.
Departure county Pick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Hull Port
Bristol
Bristol Bristol
Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, St Neots, Wisbech
Cheshire
Cheshire Altrincham, Chester, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Knutsford Services M6, Macclesfield, Northwich, Poplar 2000 Services M6 M56, Runcorn, Sale, Stockport, Warrington, Wilmslow
Clwyd
Clwyd Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Mold, Queensferry, Rhyl, Wrexham
Cornwall
Cornwall Bodmin, Launceston, Liskeard, Penzance, Redruth, Saltash, St Austell, Truro
Derbyshire
Derbyshire Chesterfield, Derby, Ilkeston
Devon
Devon Barnstaple, Bideford, Dawlish, Exeter, Exeter Services M5, Exmouth, Honiton, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Paignton, Plymouth, Tavistock, Tiverton, Torquay, Totnes
Dorset
Dorset Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridport, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
Dyfed
Dyfed Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli
East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Riding Of Yorkshire Beverley, Hessle, Hull
Essex
Essex Barking, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Chalkwell, Chelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Hadleigh, Harlow, Leigh On Sea, Romford, Saffron Walden, Southend On Sea, The Elms, Thorpe Bay, Thurrock Services M25, Westcliff On Sea, Witham
Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Stroud, Tewkesbury
Gwent
Gwent Abergavenny, Chepstow, Cwmbran, Magor Services M4, Newport
Gwynedd
Gwynedd Bangor
Hampshire
Hampshire Aldershot, Andover, Basingstoke, Cosham, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet Services M3, Havant, Portsmouth, Ringwood, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Waterlooville, Winchester, Winchester Services M3
Herefordshire
Herefordshire Hereford
Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire Bishops Stortford, Hertford
Lancashire
Lancashire Accrington, Ashton Under Lyne, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Eccles, Lancaster, Leigh, Manchester, Middleton, Oldham, Preston, Prestwich, Rawtenstall, Rochdale, Wigan
Leicestershire
Leicestershire Coalville, Donington Park Services M1, Hinckley, Leicester, Leicester Forest Services M1, Loughborough
Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Boston, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grantham Services A1, Grimsby, Lincoln, Louth, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Stamford
Merseyside
Merseyside Birkenhead, Liverpool, Southport, St Helens
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, Sarn Services M4, Swansea
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Harrogate, Northallerton, Ripon, Selby, Skipton, Thirsk, York
Norfolk
Norfolk Dereham, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich, Thetford, Wymondham
Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire Hucknall, Mansfield, Newark, Nottingham, Retford, Sutton In Ashfield, Worksop
Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire Abingdon
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff, Cardiff West Services M4
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield, Woodall Services M1
Shropshire
Shropshire Shrewsbury, Telford
Somerset
Somerset Bath, Bridgwater, Bridgwater Services M5, Clevedon, Frome, Glastonbury, Gordano Services M5, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Staffordshire
Staffordshire Burton Upon Trent, Cannock, Keele Services M6, Lichfield, Newcastle Under Lyme, Stafford, Stoke On Trent, Tamworth, Uttoxeter
Suffolk
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Sudbury
West Midlands
West Midlands Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Halesowen, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Bradford, Dewsbury, Ferrybridge Services A1 M62, Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley, Leeds, Pontefract, Shipley, Wakefield, Woolley Edge Services M1
Warwickshire
Warwickshire Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Warwick
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea City
Wiltshire
Wiltshire Amesbury, Chippenham, Leigh Delamere Services M4, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge
Worcestershire
Worcestershire Bromsgrove, Evesham, Hopwood Services M42, Kidderminster, Malvern Link, Redditch, Worcester

Thistle City Barbican Hotel ★★★★

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.

Thistle City Barbican Hotel ★★★★

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.

Further Information

Viewing conditions

We cannot be held responsible for any adverse weather that may restrict your view.

Security

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.

Meal arrangements

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.

Triple rooms

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.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged.

Disabled access

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.

View From The Shard & Royal Greenwich reviews verified by reevooReevoo

View From The Shard & Royal GreenwichScores 8.4 out of 10 based on 41 reviews
(10 out of 10)

ALAN

Brixham Single traveller
Excellent coach tour , really enjoyed it thanks
Confirmed traveller: 17 October 2016
Published on: 03 November 2016
(9 out of 10)

BARBARA

Blandford Couple
Due to being part of a added on Theatre trip to long spent waiting around when we could have been taken to the Hotel.
This meant we arrived late for our evening meal with very little information where we could eat apart from the Hotel which was expensive.
Also added stop at Covent Garden knowing we would be caught up in Traffic resulting in arriving back at least an Hour late. No excuse for this drivers and courier running this late.
Confirmed traveller: 17 October 2016
Published on: 02 November 2016
(6 out of 10)

Derek

Salisbury Friends
4 and a half hours in Greenwich too long. All was well until we had to wait for the people who went to the theatre, it would have been better to have less time in Greenwich and then taken to hotel, and the others picked up later. Far too late to get to the hotel - gone 8pm. For a four star hotel, only one beer, in fact that was lager, and because no other eateries were local the hotel main meal was very expensive. The only good thing about the hotel was the excellent choice for breakfast.
Confirmed traveller: 17 October 2016
Published on: 02 November 2016

Thank you for your feedback. we did anticipate that customers would want at least four hours in Greenwich. We are reviewing combining this tour with Theatres as it does not run as smoothly as we had hoped.

(9 out of 10)

PIETRO

Hayling Island Friends
As serious responsible international photographers (with International accreditations), the concern was that we could not arrange to go on the top platform of the Shard to unable us to have a clear view without the obstructions and reflections from the glass.
This is despite contacting the Shard helpdesk as instructed by a notice within the actual door to the said platform. This was to our disappointment.
Confirmed traveller: 17 October 2016
Published on: 02 November 2016
(8 out of 10)

PHILIP

Blandford Forum Dorset Couple
Enjoyed the weekend felt the visit to cvent garden unecessary as only an hour there and eveyone would have been happy to start their journey home. But enjoyed the rest of the itinerary.
Confirmed traveller: 17 October 2016
Published on: 01 November 2016
(4 out of 10)

JEREMY

Romsey Couple
Too much time at Greenwhich and too little time at the Shard.
Confirmed traveller: 17 October 2016
Published on: 01 November 2016
(9 out of 10)

Pamela

Gloucestershire Friends
We had a very nice break, the tour guide was very informative on the places we passed while going through London, and in guiding us safely to the Shard across busy roads. We were very appreciative of the drivers skill in driving through the very congested streets of London. Also, the hotel accommodation was to a high standard, very comfortable. And to add to it all the weather was beautiful. Thank you.
Confirmed traveller: 03 October 2016
Published on: 13 October 2016