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Guided Tours Christmas Day & Boxing Day 2015

Plus A New Year Hogmanay tour to Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands


Christmas Lunch

London at Christmas Time

If you are in London on Christmas Day then what to do is a big issue.

No attractions will be open, no public transport will be running and the shops will be closed. Only a few restaurants will be open, most of these will be of the “ethnic” variety although this aspect improves very slightly each year.

The day after Christmas Day (December 26th) is another national holiday called Boxing day. On Boxing Day, most of the major attractions like the museums and the Tower of London are also closed. (Many of these will also be closed 24th December).


This shut down is not unique to London, it is a very similar story all over the United Kingdom, so out of town attractions like Stonehenge and Windsor Castle are also closed.


The good news is that these days are just about the cheapest days of the year for hotel rooms. On Christmas Day you will have London if not all to yourself, you will be one of the few out and about on Christmas Day. Exploring London on foot Christmas Day can be a great experience.

Tours On Christmas Day & Boxing Day

The fact that most of the main attractions will be closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day doesn't stop tours operating.

The destinations the tours visit are similar to the other normal days through the year. Of course because nothing will be open the tour itinerary will be adapted. Major attractions will be drive bys or short photo stops, or if a major attraction is in a town/city then there is normally a rewarding walking tour to be had around the town/city.

The centrepiece of most day tours on Christmas Day is a full traditional English Christmas Dinner.

Given there is no public transport in London on Christmas Day the hotel pick-up service covering all of Central London's major hotel districts comes into its own.

Christmas Day (December 25th) Tours 2015

Classic London highlights and optional Christmas day lunch cruise

Board a vintage double-decker bus and view London without any traffic or crowds!! Enjoy great views of Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye as we meander through the streets and history of our great city, all brought to life by our expert guide.

At lunch time board an elegant lunch cruise giving another perspective of London whilst you indulge in a 4 course Christmas dinner.

Classic London highlights and Christmas day lunch cruise - More details


Day Tours Outside London with traditional Christmas lunch

All the attractions may be closed but that doesn't mean you can't have a rewarding tour on Christmas Day

The highlight of the day for many is a traditional English Christmas Lunch normally at a historic pub or atmospheric inn.

Walking and panoramic driving tours make it in an interesting day without the crowds.

There is a choice of tours visiting the most famous English towns and cities outside London.

Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath with traditional Xmas lunch - More details

Oxford and Stratford plus Christmas Lunch in the Cotswolds - More details

Stonehenge, Stratford, Bath plus Christmas Lunch in the Cotswolds - More details

Canterbury, Dover and Rochester plus traditional Christmas Lunch - More details

4 Day Tours To Paris or Amsterdam Leaving London December 24th 2014

4 Day Tour To Paris Departing December 24th

A fully guided 4 day Paris tour over the Christmas holidays, with an optional day trip to Disneyland® Resort Paris for the Christmas parade and the stunning Palace of Versailles.

There is a choice of tour with the London - Paris leg by fast Eurostar train or an alternative coach transport tour that is slower but cheaper.

4 Day Tour To Paris Departing December 24th by Eurostar Train - More details

4 Day Tour To Paris Departing December 24th by Touring Coach - More details


4 Day Tour To Amsterdam with visits to Brussels and Bruges Departing December 24th

A fully guided 4 day Amsterdam coach tour over the Christmas holidays also viisting Bruges and Brussells.

See Van Gogh Museum, take the Red Light District walking tour, join the excursion to the Cheese and Clog makers, taste a beer at the Heineken Brewery, tour Anne Frank House or simply experience the cafe culture. On day one we include a visit to Brussels, and on day 4 a visit to medieval Bruges.

4 Day Tour To Amsterdam Departing December 24th - More details

Boxing Day (December 26th) Tours 2014

On Boxing Day many of the main attractions are still closed, others are open. A variety of tours are available, similar to the Christmas Day tours above, but without the large festive Christmas lunch.

Boxing Day (December 26th) Tours 2014 - More details

New Years Day (January 1st) 2014

On new years day, things are pretty much back to normal. Most places will be open and public transport will be running near normal. As the main attractions are now open after Boxing day the tour operators run a normal programme of tours from the 27th December, (see table at foot of page).

4 Day New Year Hogmanay tour to Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands Departing December 30

Celebrate the New Year in style on our traditional Scottish Hogmanay tour.

The tour includes travel to Edinburgh by fast train in a journey time of just under 5 hours from London and accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis. As well as a guided tour of Edinburgh and transfers to your hotel a Hogmanay Street Party Pass is also included.

There is also an optional day tour exploring the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh available during your stay.

4 Day New Year Hogmanay Tour Departing December 30th - More details


Private Day Tours From London
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With Adult Fares Stated & Links To Tour Detail Pages

Visiting Stonehenge and/or Bath and/or Windsor

Stonehenge Morning Or Afternoon Half Day Tour- £47

Stonehenge & London Day Tour - £49

Windsor Castle Morning Half Day Tour - £39

Windsor Castle & Hampton Court (Apr to Oct) - £87

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (inc Lunch, no adm Roman Baths) - £82

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (No Lunch, inc adm Roman Baths) - £87

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (Small Group - Max 16 people) - £129

Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge admission only) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - £52

Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge & Baths adm) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - £59

Stonehenge & Avebury - £65

Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford - £87

Windsor, Stonehenge & Salisbury - £65

Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury - £92

Stratford, Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge - £98

Visiting Cotswolds and/or Oxford and/or Stratford and/or Warwick

Oxford, Stratford & Warwick Castle - £82

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch - £85

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch (Small Group) - £99

Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey Village & Cotswolds Tour - £76

Stratford, Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge - £98

Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford - £87

Downton Abbey & Blenheim Palace - £129

Visiting Canterbury, Leeds Castle & Dover

Leeds Castle, Dover & Canterbury with river cruise - £82

Leeds Castle, Dover & Canterbury (Small Group Apr - Oct) - £129

Dover Castle, White Cliffs & Canterbury - £65

Special Theme Tours

Stonehenge Special Access (Walk Among Stones) Tours

Downton Abbey + Highclere Castle Tours

Harry Potter Tours

Small Group Tours (Maximum 16 people)

Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath - £129

Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Avebury - £129

Salisbury, Stonehenge & Avebury - £129

Lacock, Bath & Stonehenge - £129

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch (Small Group) - £99

Oxford, Cotswolds & Stratford - £129

Leeds Castle, Dover & Canterbury (Apr to Oct) - £129

1,2 & 3 Day Breaks To Paris, Scotland & Amsterdam

Day Trip To Paris - from £155

3 Day Paris - from £249

3 Day Edinburgh & Scotland - from £259

3 Day Amsterdam - from £239



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