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Includes air & taxes, hotel, breakfast and sightseeing tours
Packages are roundtrip, per person, based on 2 people traveling, including all taxes & fees. Restrictions and additional bag fees may apply.

On Sale Now! from $1399 per person

Travel January 1 to February 28, 2014

Travel November 1 to December 15 and March 1 to March 31 for only $100 more per person.

Add two extra nights at the Kensington Close Hotel for only $200 more per person.

Silver Package Upgrade: For only $125 more per person add the Royal London and City of London tours.

Gold Package Upgrade: For only $275 more per person add the Royal London, City of London, and the Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Bath tours.

Platinum Upgrade: For only $450 more per person add the Royal London; City of London; Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Bath; and Liverpool & The Beatles tours (not available December 4-January 5).

 

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Enjoy the best London has to offer with luxury accommodations and your choice of sightseeing options, with this five-night London City Experience Vacation!

You'll spend five luxurious nights at the 4-star Kensington Close Hotel.  Be treated like royalty at the hotel enjoying first-class service and amenities.  Each morning enjoy a delectable full breakfast including traditional English scones with clotted cream.  The hotel is conveniently situated within walking distance of major London attractions.  View must-see attractions by double-decker bus using your included London Big Bus Tour -  such as the majestic Buckingham Palace, with its famous Changing of the Guard.  Visit The Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament, historic architecture and more - plus enjoy world-class shopping at Harrods. Also included is the See London by Night Tour - a spectacular live, guided open-top bus tour of some of the very best sights of London at night!

What's Included:

  • Roundtrip economy class airfare from New York (JFK) to LHR
  • 5 nights accomodations at the Kensington Close Hotel
  • London Big Bus Tour
  • See London by Night Tour
  • Full breakfast daily
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges, carrier and government taxes/fees/facility charges on airfare. Meals (other than as noted) and gratuities are NOT included.

Travel November 1 to December 15 and March 1 to March 31 for only $100 more per person.

Add two extra nights at the Kensington Close Hotel for only $200 more per person.

Silver Package Upgrade: For only $125 more per person add the Royal London and City of London tours (see below for tour details).

Gold Package Upgrade: For only $275 more per person add the Royal London; City of London; and the Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Bath tours (see below for tour details).

Platinum Upgrade: For only $450 more per person add the Royal London; City of London; Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Bath; and Liverpool & The Beatles tours. (Not available December 4-January 5).

 

 

Royal London Tour – A panoramic guided morning tour of London – including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
 
City of London Tour – An afternoon tour of London, including a guided tour of St. Paul’s Cathedral, a visit to the Tower of London and the Crown Jewels, and a Thames River Cruise
 
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Bath – A fascinating full-day guided visit of three of England’s national treasures: Windsor Castle (home of the Royal Family, and including a tour of the State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel), the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge, and the beautiful Georgian city of Bath.
 
Liverpool & the Beatles A full-day rail trip to the historic city of Liverpool – the birthplace of The Beatles – including tickets to the Beatles Story Exhibition and a 2-hour “Magical Mystery Tour” that visits their birthplaces, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, the Cavern Club and many other significant spots
 
 
 
 
 

Terms and Conditions:

Advertised package prices are based on select departures as noted on the booking calendar and were available via the Great Value Vacations website and may not represent current prices.

Packages include roundtrip economy class airfare on valid transatlantic services as noted in specific package inclusions and as indicated on booking engine calendar which may also include code share flight agreements between carriers as indicated during the booking process; carriers may vary based on city of origin.

Other departure dates and origins are available at slightly higher rates. Prices are per person based on two people traveling together (unless specified otherwise) based on 7 day advance purchase and include roundtrip economy class airfare including carrier and government-imposed taxes and fees including the September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect some taxes or fees.

 

Packages are subject to availability and are capacity controlled and may not be available on every date or on all flights and may be restricted to certain hotel room and car categories. Fares apply to North American originating passengers only. Full payment is made at the time of reservation. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights. Higher fares may also be available throughout travel period. Cannot be combined with any other discount/promotion. Not eligible for accrual of frequent flyer points/mileage. Child/infant discounts not available. Stopovers are not permitted. Valid for new bookings only. Offers may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice. Sightseeing tours operated in cooperation with Evan Evans Tours.  

Cancellations /Changes: Fares are non-refundable. Substantial restrictions apply for cancellation/change and depend upon the package type.

Travel Trip Protection (including Pre-departure Trip Cancellation Waiver) will be offered during the booking process and if purchased you will be allowed to cancel/change your trip once for any reason up to 72 hours prior to departure and receive a refund of your payments made, less Travel Trip Protection costs and fees. Additional coverage for trip delay; missed connection; baggage and medical protections; and 24 hour worldwide assistance services are also included. If you have not purchased Travel Trip Protection, all bookings are non-refundable.

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Kensington Close Hotel - London, United Kingdom
Kensington Close Hotel

LOCATION:

Kensington Close Hotel in London is an elegant property situated in one of the most sought after areas in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. This well-placed, unique Kensington accommodation blends chic and efficiency in perfect harmony, and is ideal for shopping, with High Street Kensington on its doorstep.

PROPERTY OVERVIEW:

Simple elegance springs up in your mind when you enter the Kensington Close Hotel, where comfort and character blend seamlessly with style and sophistication.  It offers a unique blend of contemporary style, designer classiness and calm, yet airy ambiance, along with a landmark London location. Recently fully refurbished, the hotel boasts comfortable and well-equipped accommodations, outstanding dining and lounge options, and the eMotion health club and spa, with a state-of-the-art fitness center and the largest indoor heated swimming pool in the Kensington area.

 

Hotel Amenities
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Spa services on site
  • Massage - spa treatment room(s)
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Concierge desk
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beauty services
  • Currency exchange
  • Tour assistance
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Elevator/lift
  • Wireless Internet access - surcharge
  • Express check-in
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property (fines apply)
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Full-service health spa
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Television in lobby
Room Amenities
  • Wireless Internet access (surcharge)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Voice mail
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Wake-up calls
  • Private bathroom
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Satellite TV service
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • In-room safe
  • Window opens
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free movie channels
Hotel Location

The capital and largest city of England, London is a modern multicultural megalopolis. Situated on the banks of the River Thames, the city's history goes back to its founding by the Romans and it remains a global capital of fashion, finance, politics and culture. History buffs will enjoy exploring the city's World Heritage sites, palaces, and churches, while art lovers and culture vultures will find plenty to do at the city's numerous museums, galleries and theaters.

Tower of London: Crowds flock to the Tower of London, where Beefeaters lead tourists around a complex that includes an ancient fortress, royal palace, prison and more. Marvel at the collection of Crown Jewels or become entrenched in the bloody history of the site. Nearly every inch of it has a (usually gory) story to tell. Learn more >

Big Ben and House of Parliament: The Gothic Revival buildings and trademark timepiece that make up the House of Parliament are two of the quintessential symbols of London. Watch debates for free from the Stranger's Galleries in both houses (usually mid-October through July), or just snap a picture of yourself with Big Ben in the background from the Westminster Bridge. Learn more >

Westminster Abbey: This early-English Gothic abbey is much more than just a place of worship: It is a shrine of the nation where most rulers were crowned and many important figures have found their final resting place (including Charles Darwin and Sir Isaac Newton, plus several Kings and Queens). More recently, it's where Prince William and Kate were wed. From the monumental etchings in the floor to the stained glass windows to the vaulted ceiling there is a lot to take in, so consider scheduling a tour so you don't miss anything. Learn more >

Victoria & Albert Museum: Considered the greatest decorative arts museum in the world, the V&A contains treasures that span a period of 5,000 years, so visitors will find everything from medieval artifacts to the "little black dress" made famous by Coco Chanel. From fashion to photography, there is something for everyone here. Learn more >

London Eye: Some 3.5 million people a year take a ride on this Ferris wheel on the southern bank of the River Thames. The draw is a spectacular 360-degree view of the city from one of the attraction's 32 air-conditioned compartments, as the wheel slowly rotates. Learn more >

Tate Modern: The Tate Modern is a revamped power station that contains one of the best collections of modern art in the world. If you tour the three levels of galleries using the museum's award-winning Multimedia Guide you'll hear artist interviews and art-inspired music. Learn more >

British Museum: Free to all visitors, the British Museum contains an astounding collection of art and artifacts from countries and cultures all over the world and throughout the ages. Since there is more to see here than can be done in a day (over seven million objects in all), visitors may want to be on the lookout for treasures such as the Rosetta Stone or the Elgin Marbles, which come from the Parthenon in Athens. Learn more >

Madame Tussauds: The mother of all wax museums, this original Madame Tussauds is named for wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. She sculpted figures of many famous people throughout her life, including the death masks from the guillotined heads of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Be sure to stop by the Chamber of Horrors, where all kinds of instruments of deaths are kept near the figures of their victims. Learn more >

Buckingham Palace and Changing the Guard: The official residence of Britain's sovereigns since 1837, the 775-room Buckingham Palace is the centerpiece of Britain's constitutional monarchy. In summer, when The Queen is not in residence, tours are offered of 19 impressively regal State Rooms. Or stop by for the Changing the Guard ceremony at 11:30am on select days from July to November to witness all the pomp and circumstance. Learn more >

St. Paul's Cathedral: Sitting at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in London, is this 17th-century church. Underneath the building's classical dome is the Whispering Gallery, where even the faintest whisper can be heard clearly on the opposite side. Climb to the top of the dome for a 360-degree view of the city. Learn more>

West End Theater: One of the most popular tourist activities is to visit a professional theater in London's "Theatreland," the West End. Each year, more than 13 million people see a stage show in London's version of New York's Broadway. Learn more >

Tate Britain: The most prestigious gallery in Britain, the Tate Britain contains the national collections, which cover British art from the 16th century to the present day. Stop by to see the Gainsboroughs, Turners and more. Learn more >

National Gallery: The centerpiece of Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery houses a collection of Western art from the late 13th to early 20th centuries. Collection highlights include pieces by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Botticelli, Bellini, Rubens, Seurat, Caravaggio and more. Learn more >

Tower Bridge: Quite possibly the most photographed bridge on earth, the Tower Bridge was built over the River Thames in 1894. it is often mistakenly referred to as "London Bridge" (which is actually the next bridge upstream). An exhibit inside the bridge's north tower takes visitors up to a high-level walkway, offering spectacular views of the city, and then down through the south tower into the bridge's original engine room. Learn more >