London: Europe in Motion

A Once in a Lifetime Experience

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London is the Best of Europe Without the Language Barrier

London, England is a site of rich cultural history. Not for the weary or the faint of heart, London will immerse and amaze from art to modern culture. Every site is steeped in history yet breathing with life. London is a must-see for any serious traveler.

Departure Travel

Wednesday, March 11th, 6pm-7am

Heathrow Airport, London Borough of Hillingdon, United Kingdom

Leaving from ATL in Atlanta, travelers will arrive in London bright and early at 7 a.m., ready to start their English Excursion.
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Adventure Agenda

Day One

7:00 Arrival at LHR

7:15 Car Pick-up

8:00 Check in

9:00 Breakfast

10:00 Royal Mew

11:15 Buckingham Palace

12:00 St. James's Park

12:30 10 Downing Street

12:45 Admiralty Arch

13:00 Lunch

13:50 Nelson's Column

14:00 Traflager Square

14:30 National Gallery London

17:00 Benjamin Franklin House

17:30 London Eye

17:45 Westminster Bridge

18:00 Big Ben

18:10 Dinner

19:00 Houses of Parliment

20:00 Westminster Abbey

21:30 Retire

Benjamin Franklin House

The last standing residence of one of America's most important Founding Fathers, the Benjamin Franklin House on Craver Street is a popular tourist museum. The historical tour provides an extensive overview of both Benjamin Franklin's life as well as the architecture of the home. London became home to many a great American, and Franklin was no exception.
Benjamin Franklin House - London, England

Big Ben

See the poster child of London. From postcards to figurines, Big Ben is the Eiffel Tower of London. Exclusive tours are offered to permanent UK residents only, and tourist demand is high. Every hour on the hour, the unique chimes of Big Ben resound throughout London; even on the Tube the ringing can be heard.
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Day Two

7:00 Breakfast

8:00 Harrods

10:00 Victoria and Albert Museum

12:30 Lunch

13:00 Natural History Museum

17:00 Science Museum

20:00 Royal Albert Hall for Ballet and Dinner

22:00 Retire

Royal Albert Hall

Experience the Royal Ballet in Royal Albert Hall as it was meant to be seen. Exclusive VIP tickets provide a pre-show meal prepared by a local 5-star restaurant followed by 5th row seats to view the opening show of Romeo and Juliet by the Royal Ballet. Live the dream of Shakespeare through dance and live-orchestra accompaniment.

Day Three

7:00 Breakfast

8:00 Kensington Palace

10:00 Kensington Gardens

11:00 Albert Memorial

11:15 Serpentine Gallery

13:00 Claridges for Afternoon Tea

15:30 Hyde Park

18:00 Peter Pan Statue

18:30 Diana Memorial Playground

20:00 Dinner

21:00 Retire

Kensington Gardens

The very essence of the quintessential English Garden, the Kensington Gardens do not fail to amaze. Bike the trails, throw Frisbee with new friends, or ride the carousel; the options are endless. The summer months are ideal for visiting the gardens; the sun is warm with unbelievably blue skies, and the patter of feet swirl with the lilts of foreign languages to create a portrait of Europe.
Kensington Gardens - London August 2013

Peter Pan Statue

A whimsical statue of the little boy who wished to never grow up set in Hyde Park near the Diana Memorial Playground featuring a variation of the same fantasy theme. A crowd favorite, pictures are necessary but must be taken from a distance. The base, when examined, features many characters from the original novel in addition to Peter Pan at the peak.

Day Four

7:00 Breakfast

8:00 Tower of London Ice Rink

10:00 Tower of London

12:00 St. Katharine Docks

12:30 Tower Bridge

12:45 London Bridge

13:00 Borough Market for Lunch

14:00 Globe Theatre

16:00 Tate Modern

17:30 Millenium Bridge

18:00 The Blackfriar for Dinner

20:00 Retire

Tower of London Ice Rink

Ice skate in the middle of summer at the Tower of London Ice Rink. Morning visits on a weekday provide seclusion and serenity. Tickets are nearly impossible to acquire, but for this vacation they are promised. Join the ranks of those having skated on the Tower Ice and become the envy of London.
Tower of London Ice Rink (2nd January 2012)

Borough Market

A favorite of foodies, the Borough Market holds delights for every palate. A must try is the Gelato Creamery. Located next to a fresh cheese shop, the Gelato Creamery offers freshly made ice-cream every hour, and flavors requests are taken. The most popular item is the Frozen Greek Yogurt made from fresh goat's milk provided by the private creamery of the most famous cheese shop in Europe. Fresh indian cuisine and traditional English meat pies share stall space; the world of food is discovered in the Borough Market.

The Blackfriar

A delightful pub that boasts to be the best restaurant in all of London, The Blackfriar will amaze and delight the senses. Reservation only, the atmosphere of the pub screams old England, and the food is exquisite. For those eighteen years of age and older, The Blackfriar also holds the greatest collection of ales in all of London.

Day Five

7:00 Breakfast

8:00 Selfridges

9:00 Bond Street

10:00 BBC Tours

11:30 Oxford Street

13:30 Lunch

14:30 Apple Store on Regents Street

15:00 Hamleys

16:00 Regent Street

17:00 Piccadilly Circus

17:30 Soho District

20:00 Dinner

21:00 Retire

Apple Store on Regents Street

The first Apple Store to ever be established in London, the Apple Store on Regents Street continues to be the largest outlet in Europe for the popular Apple Products. Not opened until 2004, it is a place of much interest for any tech-savy person. At the time of its opening, it was only one of four Apple Stores not in America, the other three having been opened in Japan. Since its successful introduction, many more Apple Stores have opened in Europe.
Apple Store Tour (London - Regent Street)

Hamleys

Established in 1760 in London, Hamleys is one of the largest toy stores in the world. No kids? No problem. Hamleys is a popular attraction for adults with or without little ones. Unleash the inner child and explore the exclusive toys and inventive contraptions Hamleys has to offer.
Hamleys - The Finest Toy Shop in the World!

Day Six

7:00 Breakfast

8:00 British Museum

11:00 Wallace Collection

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Baker Street

16:00 Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

18:00 Sherlock Holmes Museum

19:00 Dinner

20:00 Abbey Roads Studios

20:30 Retire

Sherlock Holmes Museum

For fans of the New BBC Sherlock Series or admirers of the old tales by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Sherlock Holmes Museum will be an exquisite memory to discover. Explore the flat of the man who never dies and shop in the peculiar curio shop. The serious fan may even purchase their own personal deerstalker.
Outside Sherlock Holmes museum, London

Day Seven

7:00 Breakfast and Checkout

9:00 Charles Dickens Museum

10:30 Skoob Books

11:00 The Brunei Gallery

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Pertie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

16:00 Wellcome Collection

18:00 Dinner

19:30 Car Drop

20:00 LHR Departure

Wellcome Collection

A rare find for the average traveler, the Wellcome Collection is a treasure of a museum mixing the passions of art with the facts of science. From exposing the roots of Sexology to the truths of Anatomy of Crime, the exhibits of the Wellcome Collection are constantly changing and challenging public opinions, but they are never anything less than tasteful. Become a true science connoisseur and learn to mix imagination with fact.
Forensics: the anatomy of crime

Return Travel

Wednesday, March 18th, 9pm-2am

6000 North Terminal Parkway

Atlanta, GA

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Accomidations

Plane Reservations

Round-Trip Economy Class Tickets

Delta Airlines

Car Booking

Mercedes Benz C-Class through Enterprise

  • Seats 5 with Full Trunk
  • AC and Automatic Transmission
  • Full to Full Fuel
  • Amendments, Collision Damage Waiver, and Theft Protection Included

Hotel Reservations

Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, London

Falconers One Bedroom Suite for Six Nights

  • AC and Free Internet
  • Full Bath and Full Kitchen
  • Washer and Dryer

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Financial Particulars

Total Cost of the Trip of Dreams

For 1 Person: $11, 969

For Party of 2: $16, 733

For Party of 3: $26, 201

For Party of 4: $32, 233

For Party of 5: $41, 701

Cost Analysis

Tickets: $1, 500 per person

Car and Fuel: $1, 150 (up to 5 people)

Hotel for Two: $5, 972

Hotel for Three: $10, 676

Hotel for Four: $11, 944

Hotel for Five: $16, 648

Meals: $1,056 per person

Spending Money: $754 per person

Attractions: $83 base + $1, 454 per person

Included Attractions

Royal Mews Tour $14

Buckingham Palace Admission $32

National Gallery $8 (donation)

Benjamin Franklin House Historical Tour $12

London Eye $33

Houses of Parliament Guided Tour $38

Westminster Abbey Admission and Audioguide $27

Victoria and Albert Museum $8 (donation) + $23 for special exhibit

Natural History Museum $8 (donation)

Science Museum $8 (donation) + $30 for special exhibit

Royal Albert Hall National Ballet and Dinner $754

Kensington Palace Admission $26

Serpentine Gallery $8 (donation)

Claridges Afternoon Tea $151

Tower of London Ice Rink $18

Tower of London Admission $33

Globe Theatre Exhibition and Tour $21

Tate Modern $8 (donation)

The Blackfriar and Dinner $151

BBC Guided Tour $21

British Museum $8 (donation)

Wallace Collection $8 (donation)

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum $45

Sherlock Holmes Museum $15

Charles Dickens Museum $12

The Brunei Gallery $8 (donation)

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology $8 (donation)

Wellcome Collections $8 (donation)

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Follow the Dream, Follow the Heart, Visit London