Waterways of London
London, one of the world's truly great cities has many tales to tell and this tour will not disappoint. This tour focuses on London's Waterways and features a combination of interesting museum visits, a river cruise and a relaxing canal boat trip, in addition to free time to explore at leisure.
London River Cruise • Discover Greenwich • Canal Museum • Camden Lock • London Waterbus
Day 1 Travel to the hotel in Essex for a 3 night stay.
Day 2 Enjoy a 75 minute river cruise from Westminster to Royal Greenwich, which became a royal borough following the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Visit the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre at the Royal Naval College. It tells the story of Maritime Greenwich and its links to Henry VIII. There is a micro brewery on the site of the Royal Hospital's 1717 brewhouse. Visitors can also independently explore the fascinating Painted Hall and Chapel. Admission to the recently restored Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum or the Queens House can also be included for an additional charge.
Day 3 This morning, explore the London Canal Museum, learning about the historic importance of London's waterways, followed by a guided walk along the towpath to Camden Town. Enjoy time at leisure browsing Camden's famous market. This afternoon take the London Waterbus for a scenic canal journey to London's Little Venice, where the Regent and Grand Union Canals meet.
Day 4 Homeward journey. If time allows and you wish to continue the waterways theme, stop in Henley-on-Thames for a visit to the River and Rowing Museum.
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Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel
Bordering the ancient woodlands of Epping Forest, this modern hotel is conveniently located within easy reach of central London. The stylish bedrooms all have air conditioning and the hotel has a garden and patio.
• 4 star • 162 bedrooms
• No lift, but plenty of ground floor rooms
• Leisure club
• Indoor swimming pool and spa
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 3 nights half board in Waltham Abbey with:
Full English breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• River cruise from Westminster to Greenwich
• Visit to Discover Greenwich
• Entrance to London Canal Museum and guided tour of Camden Lock
• London Waterbus from Camden to Little Venice (not available on weekends)
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