Big Ben

May 12 – 18, 2022

Spotlight on London

Don't miss this spotlight tour to London!

Booking Deadline: February 25, 2022

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Pricing

Occupancy Rates Per Person
Double $3,289
Single $3,789
Triple $3,259

All non-members must add $60 to the above rates.

Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 15 passengers.

Desired pick-up location is not guaranteed until passenger minimums are met.

Included Features

  • Free parking with roundtrip transfers to Washington Dulles International Airport
  • Roundtrip airfare – Washington, Dulles to London, England
  • Roundtrip transfers – airport/hotel
  • Five night hotel accommodations
  • Sightseeing as stated in itinerary by luxury coach
  • Services of a Professional AAA Member Choice Vacations driver/guide
  • Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Same hotel stay for the entire trip
  • Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager

Highlights

  • Buckingham Palace
  • East End Culinary Tour
  • London Underground
  • Choice of London Theater or Afternoon Tea
  • Kensington Palace
  • Tower of London
  • Greenwich

Itinerary

Thursday, May 12: Depart for England

Motorcoach from Central PA to Washington Dulles International Airport for an overnight flight to London, England.

Friday, May 13: London, England

Welcome to London, a sophisticated metropolis with a timeless style all its own. It’s bustling city streets are lined with beautiful gardens, fascinating museums, celebrated monuments and grand theaters, and you’ll be a part of it all! This evening, experience a classic British pastime when you join your fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner. Hotel: Tower Suites Hotel by Blue Orchid, London (Dinner)

Saturday, May 14: London

Experience London the way you’ve always imagined it, when you take a panoramic tour on a retro double decker bus. Cruise through the West End with a local expert, taking in Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and Big Ben. The tour will end with a visit to Harrods, London’s most iconic store. Then, travel like a true Londoner and hop on the famous Underground, known to locals as “the Tube.” Become acquainted with London’s trendiest borough on a walking culinary tour of the East End. Discover a world of English favorites, tasting the city’s Indian influence with a sampling of curries, and experience East London’s “pub of the year” for an ale tasting. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Sunday, May 15: London

This morning enjoy a walk through the neighborhoods of Kensington and Knightsbridge, known for their iconic shops and famous residents. Explore the beautifully manicured Kensington Gardens before venturing inside Kensington Palace, once the home of Queen Victoria and Princess Diana. Personalize your afternoon because it's your choice! Enjoy a matinee performance at one of London’s many theatres OR get a glimpse into British culture when you sit down for afternoon tea at Covent Garden. (Breakfast)

Monday, May 16: London & Greenwich

Peek into the city’s storied past with a visit to the Tower of London, uncovering the secrets of this 11th century fortress. See the Tower from a different perspective and hop on a cruise along the River Thames to Greenwich. Explore Greenwich Market, a lively collection of local stalls, specialty treats, and charming venues for lunch and shopping. Test your seafaring prowess onboard the Cutty Sark, a Victorian style ship that served as a tea clipper. Return to London where the evening is yours to explore on your own. (Breakfast)

Tuesday, May 17: London

It’s your last day in London. Spend your time independently exploring more of London’s treasures, or consider an optional excursion to Windsor Castle. Originally built to guard the city of London, Windsor Castle has been the home of kings and queens for 9 centuries, and is the oldest residence still in use today. Tonight, gather for a special farewell dinner at a favorite London restaurant and toast to the end of a wonderful getaway. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Wednesday, May 18: Depart for USA

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight and transportation back to Central PA. (Breakfast)

Hotels and itinerary are subject to change at any time without notification and/or compensation.

Tour Activity Level: 3
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs, or on uneven walking surfaces, should be expected. 

General Information

Travel Documents 

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank visa page for visa stamp(s) is required for this tour.

Payment

Deposit of $600 per person will confirm your reservation. Final Payment is due to AAA by February 25, 2022.
Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $100

 

 

 

 

 

Cancellation/Penalties

Deposit date to day of departure $25 per person, plus...

From November 13, 2021-March 12, 2022- $600 per person, plus additional suppliers’ fees
From March 13-April 26, 2022- 30% per person, plus additional suppliers’ fees
From April 27-May 11, 2022- 50% per person, plus additional suppliers’ fees

After May 11, 2022- NON-REFUNDABLE

*Airfare is non-refundable after final payment.

Insurance

For your protection AAA Recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.

Flight

Air arrangements are handled by the tour operator. Seat assignments cannot be confirmed until the tour operator releases names to the airline(s) 30 days prior to departure. Specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Some flights may contain code share agreements.

Clothing/Climate

Temperatures for London in May average in the 60s with cooler evenings. Pack for a variety of temperatures. Casual clothes that can be layered work best. Comfortable walking shoes and a small umbrella are recommended.

Baggage

One suitcase per person will be allowed. You may also bring a carry-on bag small enough to fit under your seat. Baggage fees are not included in the price of the trip. Baggage fees and other charges may be directly assessed by airlines or airport.

Travel Assistance

For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.

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