Reader Holidays - Buckingham Palace from Your Local Guardian
Departing August - September 2013
*Price shown: 02 Aug 2013 - BHC
A capital royal break
Step inside Buckingham Palace to discover its many treasures and magnificent state rooms, and a special exhibition which celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation. You'll also visit picturesque Royal Windsor, and have the chance to enjoy wonderful tours of the Queen's Gallery or Clarence House.
What The Price Includes
- Return coach travel from your chosen pick-up point
- One night's bed and continental breakfast accommodation at a three-star standard hotel in the Heathrow/Slough area
- Admission to Buckingham Palace and The Queen's Coronation 1953 exhibition
- A short Royal London sightseeing tour
- A visit to Royal Windsor
- The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
- Government taxes and service charges
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Leaving the local area in the early morning we'll head to Royal Windsor. Wander the pretty streets of this lovely riverside town, or pre-purchase tickets to Windsor Castle to see the magnificent State Apartments.After a pleasant afternoon in Windsor we'll continue to our overnight hotel.
After breakfast we'll return to London. Our day in the capital begins with our trip to Buckingham Palace. Marvel at the State Rooms - lavishly furnished with many of the greatest paintings, porcelain, sculptures and furniture from the Royal Collection - and visit the spectacular Queen's Coronation 1953 exhibition, which includes The Queen's Coronation Dress (designed by Norman Hartnell) and Robes. Don't miss the new Garden Cafe on the West Terrace, which boasts views over the Garden's famous lawn, or the exclusive range of merchandise available in the Royal Collection Shop. Depending on your departure date you'll also be able to pre-book a tour of Clarence House (August), home to the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, or the exquisite Queen's Gallery (September), which houses treasures from the Royal Collection as well as a fascinating exhibition about Tudor and Stuart fashion. Afterwards, we'll take a short sightseeing tour of some of London's other royal sites before beginning our journey home.
If you have any special needs regarding accessibility, it is important that you let us know at the time of booking so that we can request the appropriate arrangements.
The following hotels are offered with this holiday (subject to availability and supplementary pricing)
Heathrow/Slough Area Hotel
You will be allocated a good hotel in the Heathrow/Slough area, such as the Holiday Inn Slough, and the Jury's Inn, Heathrow. The rooms will all have private facilities, telephones, TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, trouser presses and hairdryers, and all the hotels will have good bars and restaurants.Further Hotel Information »
You will be allocated a good hotel in the Heathrow/Slough area, such as the Holiday Inn Slough, and the Jury's Inn, Heathrow. The rooms will all have private facilities, telephones, TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, trouser presses and hairdryers, and all the hotels will have good bars and restaurants.Hide Hotel Information »