A capital treat
Visit two of London's most fascinating attractions. See the rooms from which Churchill directed British operations during the Second World War at the Cabinet War Rooms, discover the hidden history of the Palace of Westminster, and enjoy an unforgettable afternoon tea in the riverside rooms of the House of Commons.
Leaving the local area, this morning, we'll travel to the capital. We'll arrive at your centrally located hotel in the late afternoon, and once there you're free to relax and explore. Wherever you turn in the city you'll find excellent restaurants, elegant squares and unexpected green spaces, and cafes and bars waiting to welcome you.
After a coach trip of London's main sights, we'll head to the Palace of Westminster. Starting at the Sovereign's Entrance, your 90-minute audio tour passes through the Robing Room into the spectacular Royal Gallery and on to the Chambers of the two Houses themselves - set on opposite sides of the Central Lobby.
After the tour you'll be treated to afternoon tea, created by Parliament's award-winning chefs and served in a purpose-built heated marquee overlooking the Thames. You'll then be free to explore London until our coach arrives to carry you back to the hotel in the evening.
This morning we'll visit the Cabinet War Rooms. In this cramped and spartan refuge Churchill and his War Cabinet worked, slept and survived the ferocious air attacks on London. It was from here that he directed British operations, and there is a real sense of stepping back in time as you explore these unique, historic rooms.
On the same site, the Churchill Museum offers a fascinating chance to discover the man behind the legend. Combining cutting edge technology with key documents, objects, film and sound recordings, the Museum tells the story of Churchill's 90-year life.
In the mid-afternoon we'll head home, arriving back at your original coach pick-up by mid-to-late evening.
The tour involves a lot of walking and standing, though there are places to stop and sit along the route.
Houses of Parliament tour
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.)
Coach seating arrangements
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.
Joining your holiday
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.