Extension: Experience Local Life in London

Experience the iconic city of London at your own pace before your Odyssey at Sea adventure begins, complete with a stay at a centrally-located hotel.
Program No. 23618RJ
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3 nights
2 meals
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Activity note: This program may be taken only as an extension of Program 23983: “Odyssey at Sea: Coasts of Northern Europe & Russia.” Please be aware that indicated times are approximate and that program activities and schedules could change due to local circumstances such as weather, traffic conditions, etc. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Hotel check-in from 2:00 p.m.

Arrive London, Check-In, Orientation
London, England
Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington

Activity note: Hotel check-in from 2:00 p.m.

Lunch: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.

Afternoon: Once checked into the hotel, we’ll have some free time to relax and unpack before our introduction meeting, during which we will meet our fellow Road Scholars and receive our attractions pass, which provides entry into multiple museums and cultural institutions in the city. Afterwards, we will set out on a brief walk with our Group Leader to become familiar with the area surrounding the hotel.

Dinner: On your own to enjoy what you like.

Evening: At leisure.

London Field Trip, Free Time
London, England
Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington

Activity note: Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 10 miles each way; approximately 2 hours total. Attractions passes are included for independent exploration. Minimal walking throughout the day; activity level dependent on personal interest.

Breakfast: At the hotel, the breakfast buffet includes a variety of choices such as eggs, breakfast meats, hash browns, tomatoes, mushrooms, muesli, cereals, pastries, toast, jams, and marmalade, plus milk, juices, tea, coffee, water.

Morning: We’ll board a motorcoach for a field trip with our Group Leader, during which we will pass through some of London’s iconic neighborhoods with highlights such as the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall and Trafalgar Square. Throughout the field trip, our Group Leader will provide commentary emphasizing the historical significance of these locations.

Lunch: On your own to sample the local fare.

Afternoon: Free time. This block of time has been set aside for your personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.

Dinner: On your own to enjoy what you like.

Evening: At leisure. Prepare for transfer to main program in the morning.

Extension Concludes, Transfer to Main Program
London, England

Activity note: Hotel check-out by 12:00 Noon. Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 35 miles, approximately 2 hours.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: After checking out of the hotel, we’ll transfer by motorcoach to the Aegean Odyssey at Tilbury, and board the ship. This concludes the extension.

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