Day 1 Richmond
Make your own way to Richmond and check into your hotel. Enjoy a welcome afternoon tea, take some time to relax in your room or explore the area - the hotel is located right on the edge of sprawling Richmond Park. This evening get to know your fellow travellers over dinner at the hotel.
Meals included: D
Day 2 Christmas Eve, Windsor & Kew Gardens
We're going to explore Windsor Castle today. Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it's the world's oldest and largest occupied castle and has been the home of 39 monarchs. Spend some time admiring the State Apartments, a grand collection of rooms at the heart of the castle and St George's Chapel, one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in England. During the winter months, the Semi-State Rooms, some of the most elaborate in the Castle, are also open to the public. These are the private apartments created for George IV and the Queen uses them today for official entertaining.
We'll head back to the hotel this afternoon and have an early dinner, leaving time afterwards to head to Kew Gardens to see their lovely Christmas lights in all their glory.
Day 3 Christmas Day, Richmond - at Leisure
We believe Christmas is all about relaxation, and you'll be doing plenty of that today. Unwind at the hotel or take the chance to go for a crisp winter walk around the vast, beautiful green space of Richmond Park. Just make sure you're back at the hotel in time to enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch with the rest of the group.
Spend the afternoon at leisure before a light dinner is served this evening.
Meals included: B,L,D
Day 4 Boxing Day, LondonToday we head to central London, where you have some free time to take in the sights. You could choose to browse the stalls at Borough Market and find some tasty treats for your lunch. Another option is to walk along the banks of the River Thames. We recommend you start at London Bridge, walk past City Hall on the South Bank and then head across Tower Bridge. From here, stroll along the Northbank, past the Tower of London to the Monument, where your coach will pick you up. We'll return to the hotel late this afternoon and get together for dinner again this evening.
Meals included: B,D
Day 5 RichmondAfter breakfast, it's time to check out of the hotel, say your goodbyes and make your way home.
Meals included: B