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We will begin each day with breakfast in our hotel. Most days, the classic “Full English Breakfast” will be served, or you can select from a buffet.
Lunch will be on your own, but most days a light snack will suffice, since
our big meal each day will be afternoon tea, usually at 3:00. The tea rooms we visit will vary greatly in style and ambience. Comparing and contrasting the very different styles and experiences is one of the delights of the trip!
Dinners, other than the welcome meal on the first night, will be on your own. You might wish to relax in your room with a snack or try a quaint spot you discovered that day. In London, there are hundreds of restaurants within a few blocks of the hotel.
2017 TEA TOUR OF ENGLAND ~ DETAILS
We will have private bus transport between cities, except to London where we will have first class train seats. We will have a day trip to Blenheim Castle on the train as well. Hop-on-hop-off narrated bus tours will be utilized in Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and London. We will have a private bus shuttle us to the pottery factory tours and outlets.
In London, we will travel like locals with Tube and bus passes. Be prepared for lots of walking too, especially in London.
The West End theatre district of London has the largest concentration of commercial theatres in the English speaking world, with 38 venues in operation. Pretty much any big show you can think of is playing there, including Phantom, Wicked, Beautiful, Le Mis, Jersey Boys and more. We recommend stopping at one of the half-price ticket stalls in the Leicester Square to take advantage of last minute ticket deals.
The fine hotels we have selected are centrally located to make it easy for you to enjoy all the action without having to take a taxi. We always choose charm over chain hotels, so expect some great ambience too.
All prices are based on double occupancy. If you do not have a roommate accompanying you on the trip, you will be matched with another un-paired traveler of the same sex.
Some inns provide two twin beds in a room, while others have only a double
bed. There are a limited number of single rooms available (on a first request basis) for an additional fee.