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Program #20935RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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David & Donna Poole Jul 05, 2014 at 06:26 PM

I'm reading Some neg reviews about the Millenium Glouchester. We had been a bit concerned about the change of hotels, away from one that apparently had the river and Tower Bridge views, and closer walking distances from some of the more famous sites....

Janet Deaver Jun 05, 2014 at 12:53 PM

My husband are going to Independent London
Aug 23rd to Aug 31. Anyone leaving from
Atlanta for that trip?

Denise Pott Apr 26, 2014 at 09:06 AM

I attended a London Program in 2011 and fell in love with the city. Our guide was phenomenal; I can't wait to go back.
Denise Pott Apr 26, 2014 at 09:09 AM

PS: I will be on the September 6-14 Tour

Eleanor Mak May 15, 2013 at 03:50 PM

I am Eleanor,going to participate Independent London: Roman Walls and Historic Royal Palaces, May 25-June2. I will arrive London Heathrow Airport by British Airway at 1:40PM. Is there any participant of the same program arriving the same time want to share a ride to get to The GuomanTower Hotel?

Jeanette Huettner Mar 20, 2013 at 10:44 AM

I found the hotel by googling it and then getting a map online. I am sure that our tour guide will be helpful, but remember that is why this trip is "moderately challenging." I took the Independent Paris trip and we did went to several sites on the Metro. However, since I once lived in NYC I am used to subway travel. As I recall, the walking wasn't so bad on the Paris trip.
Rose Arnold Mar 20, 2013 at 03:10 PM

Thanks. I don't mind walking alot but don't like long walks from hotel to metro and metro to hotel. Want to do all my walking at the sights. One reason I asked the question is that when I googled the hotel and read reviews, a number of people said it was rather inconvenient getting from the hotel to the majority of sights in London. I would love to know the distance from hotel to metro in blocks and if its then a straight shot to the west end and various sights. I also talk the Paris independent and really enjoyed it. At the time, our hotel was only a block or block and a half to the metro and we found it very easy to get all around the city by metro.

Rose Arnold Mar 17, 2013 at 05:35 PM

Hi, Anyone familiar with the location of the Tower Hotel? Great for the tower but sounds as if it is some distance from the West End and sightseeing by the underground but the trip from the hotel to to other sights seems to involve a couple of underground transfers and a good deal of walking. A bit of a convoluted, inconvenient trip. I don't know London. Am I wrong about this?

Jeanette Huettner Mar 03, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Is anyone here going on the Independent London trip in late May? I am looking for attendees who would like to make an independent visit to the National Gallery while we are there.
Rose Arnold Mar 17, 2013 at 05:37 PM

Oops, sorry about my post. Don't know how I ended up with run on sentences. Anyway, just want to know how convenient/inconvenient it is to get to the sites that are not near the Tower. Thanks

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