Tour programme for accompanying persons and participants

Please note that if minimum numbers are not reached by Wednesday 7th August, the tour will be cancelled and all registered participants will be notified and offered an alternative. Any tour bookings cancelled after this date will not be eligible for any refund. If a tour is very popular and sells out quickly, we will do our best to arrange further tours, if minimum numbers can be achieved.  We will always endeavour to have the tours finishing in plenty of time prior to any evening social events. Please note that this is dependent on travel conditions for tours outside of London.

Tours overview

  • Lunch or afternoon tea and refreshments are included on full day tours.
  • 3 meals a day are provided on 3-day tours
  • 3-day tours also include travel and accommodation

1. Edinburgh, Loch Ness & Highlands 3-day tour

Price per delegate: £ 500 - Min 10 and Max 16 per tour

Highlights

  • Round-trip train tickets to Edinburgh with reserved seats
  • Stay two nights in a centrally located hotel, bed and breakfast.
  • Hop-on hop-off Sightseeing tour of Edinburgh
  • Entry ticket to Edinburgh Castle
  • A free city map and information booklet
  • Day Tour to Loch Ness & the Highlands

 

2. Shakespeare’s England Full-day tour

Price per delegate: £100 - Min 20 and Max 50 per tour

Highlights

Immerse yourself in 1,100 years of history at one of England’s most beautiful medieval castles before visiting the birthplace of William Shakespeare in the picturesque town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Take a trip through the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, the largest designated Area of Natural Beauty in the UK, and drive past idyllic cottages as you head off to explore the historical city of Oxford - home of the world-famous University of Oxford and some of the most elegant period architecture in the UK.

  • Entrance to Warwick Castle
  • Entrance to Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Scenic drive through the Cotswolds
  • Walking tour of Oxford

3. Bath and Stonehenge Full-day tour

Price per delegate: £110 - Min 20 and Max 50 per tour

Highlights

Explore more than 5,000 years of history in one day on this fantastic full-day tour to two of England's UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Stonehenge and Bath. Visit the Neolithic site at Stonehenge and the beautiful city of Bath, with the option to enter the ancient Roman Baths - site of Britain's only natural thermal hot spring.

  • Entrance to Stonehenge
  • Exclusive interactive map and audio guide in ten languages
  • Free time to explore Bath
  • Optional entry to the Roman Baths
  • Panoramic coach tour of Bath
  • Professional tour guide

4. Bespoke Central London Walking Tour

Min 15 and Max 25 per tour

This tour will be departing at varying times depending on popularity. You will be notified of your tour start time at a later date. Please advise ifa2019@mci-group.com if you would like to request any specific times.

Depart from Southbank Centre with a Blue Badge Guide. See local sites and attractions including visit to Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and the Cenotaph, Downing Street, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and St James Palace with is beautiful surrounding neighbourhoods and hidden gems.

5. Maritime Greenwich tour

Min 15 and Max 25 per tour

This tour will be departing at varying times depending on popularity. You will be notified of your tour start time at a later date. Please advise ifa2019@mci-group.com if you would like to request any specific times.

Depart from Southbank Centre with a Blue Badge Guide.  Board a clipper boat at London Eye Dock, to Greenwich. Attractions include Cutty Sark, the Naval College and Queen’s House on the longer tours.

 

6. London in style with afternoon tea at Westminster Abbey Full-day tour

Price per delegate £140 - Min 20 and Max 50 per tour

Highlights

Travel in style on-board an iconic, vintage Routemaster bus. Receive a private welcome at The Tower of London, enjoy the food stalls at Borough Market and finish the day with a delicious afternoon tea at Westminster Abbey. (Blue Badge tour guide)

  • Travel on a beautifully restored vintage red London bus from the early 1960's
  • Westminster Abbey entrance and guided tour
  • Tower of London entrance and guided tour
  • A private tour of The Royal Armouries with a White Tower warden
  • Visit the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London before the crowds
  • Borough Market visit

7. Royal Courts of Justice, Inns of Court & Bank of England Museum Half-day tour

Price per delegate: £50 - Min 15 and Max 25 per tour

Pick up from Southbank with a tour of the Royal Courts of Justice (London’s High Court), an enchanting building on London’s Fleet Street. and Inns of Court which harbour some of the most picturesque, least changed and historically fascinating places you could ever hope to encounter. Entry to the Bank of England Museum, which offers free talks throughout the day.

 

8. Windsor and Windsor Castle Full-day tour

Price per delegate: £90 - Min 20 and Max 50 per tour

Highlights

Explore over 5,000 years of British history in one day on this fantastic full-day tour, from the Neolithic period right the way through to Medieval England and the modern day. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage site, the 900-year-old home of the British monarchy.

  • Windsor Castle entrance with audio tour in ten languages
  • Explore the castle grounds and visit the State Apartments and St George's Chapel
  • Visit the beautiful town of Windsor
  • Professional tour guide

9. Chefs Challenge with L’atelier des Chefs Half day tour

Price per delegate: £170 - Min 16 and Max 50 only

  • Prosecco on arrival with nibbles
  • 90 minutes in the kitchen
  • Wine
  • Teas and coffees
  • Atelier des Chefs Apron

Team challenge, each with a professional chef and a mystery basket of ingredients – with careful menu planning and crucial advice from the chef, each team will design and cook their own extensive menu. With an eye on the clock, team work and creativity will prevail!

Once the cooking is finished, tour the venue enjoying the recipes created by each team with a few well-earned glasses of wine. Each guest will vote for their favourite tasting menu. Gift boxes and personalized aprons from L’atelier des chefs to put the finishing touches to a memorable experience.

 

10. Historic Bath Full-day tour

Price per delegate: £110 - Min 20 and Max 50 per tour

Highlights

Explore more than 5,000 years of history in one day on this fantastic full-day tour to Bath, driving past England's UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Stonehenge. Visit the beautiful city of Bath, with the option to enter the ancient Roman Baths - site of Britain's only natural thermal hot spring.

  • View of Stonehenge
  • Free time to explore Bath
  • Optional entry to the Roman Baths
  • Panoramic coach tour of Bath
  • Professional tour guide

11. London Interactive Treasure Hunt Half-day tour

Price per delegate: £95 - Min 15 and Max 25 per tour

Personalised local team treasure hunt with iPads. Explore, learn, compete.

 

12. Off the beaten track Half-day tour

Price per delegate: £70 - Min 15 and Max 25 per tour

Highlights

  • Blue badge tour guide
  • East End, home of Banksy and the cutting edge of “Cool Britannia”
  • Tate Modern
  • East End of London and Pie & Mash
  • Covent Garden, Spitalfields, Camden Market
  • Colourful flower market at Columbia Road

13. Beatles and Rolling Stones in West London Half-day tour

Price per delegate: £50 - Min 15 max 70 per tour (not exclusive)

Discover the lesser known venues associated with these two supergroups and many other famous musicians on this 3-hour magical mystery tour of West London's cradle of rock. You'll see the Chelsea locations where they once lived and where some still live today as you travel back in time via Olympic StudiosEel Pie Island and Twickenham Studios where The Beatles filmed 'HELP!' and 'A Hard Day's Night'. We'll show you where Rod Stewart and Elton John were discovered on our way to the sites of the National Jazz & Blues Festival and the Station Hotel home to original Crawdaddy Club where The Beatles first met The Rolling Stones in 1963.

 

14. Royal Courts of Justice, Inns of Court & Bank of England Museum Half-day tour

Price per delegate: £50 - Min 15 and Max 25 per tour

Pick up from Southbank with a tour of the Royal Courts of Justice (London’s High Court), an enchanting building on London’s Fleet Street. and Inns of Court which harbour some of the most picturesque, least changed and historically fascinating places you could ever hope to encounter. Entry to the Bank of England Museum, which offers free talks throughout the day.

15. The Golden Age of Travel aboard the Belmond British Pullman 11am-4pm

Price per delegate: £350

Step back in time to the glamorous 1920s aboard the famous Belmond British Pullman train. As famous today as in the heyday of British travel, the train’s carriages have sheltered royalty and starred in films—each has a story to tell. The umber and cream livery conceals a wealth of original features. Wander the length of the train to enjoy unique panelling and intricate upholstery, and experience the magic of vintage travel for yourself. Sit back and relax as the liveried stewards care for your every need. Marvel at the ever-changing view through your window as you journey through Kent, the garden of England. Sip champagne, take in the vistas, and you’ll find yourself smiling in anticipation of the Chef’s seasonal menu.

  • Round-trip aboard the train
  • Five-course lunch with wine and champagne

16. Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds Full-day tour

Price per delegate: £90 - Min 20 and Max 50 per tour

Highlights

Discover a region of outstanding natural beauty, with rolling hills, spectacular stately homes and quintessentially English market towns on this fantastic full-day tour.

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site at Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and the only non-Royal stately home in the country to hold the title of 'palace'. Travel through the Cotswolds, the largest Area of Natural Beauty in the UK, and visit two of its most beautiful villages before heading to a town that has served as a backdrop for popular period drama television series, Downton Abbey.

  • Entrance to Blenheim Palace (including State Rooms & Gardens visit)
  • Panoramic tour of the Cotswolds
  • Visit two Cotswold villages, Bibury & Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Visit Bampton, also known as the 'Downton Abbey' village
  • Professional tour guide

17. Windsor and Windsor Castle Full-day tour

Price per delegate: £90 - Min 20 and Max 50 per tour

Highlights

Explore over 5,000 years of British history in one day on this fantastic full-day tour, from the Neolithic period right the way through to Medieval England and the modern day. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage site, the 900-year-old home of the British monarchy.

  • Windsor Castle entrance with audio tour in ten languages
  • Explore the castle grounds and visit the State Apartments and St George's Chapel
  • Visit the beautiful town of Windsor
  • Professional tour guide

18. Bath and Stonehenge Full-day tour

Price per delegate: £110 - Min 20 and Max 50 per tour

Highlights

Explore more than 5,000 years of history in one day on this fantastic full-day tour to two of England's UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Stonehenge and Bath. Visit the Neolithic site at Stonehenge and the beautiful city of Bath, with the option to enter the ancient Roman Baths - site of Britain's only natural thermal hot spring.

  • Entrance to Stonehenge
  • Exclusive interactive map and audio guide in ten languages
  • Free time to explore Bath
  • Optional entry to the Roman Baths
  • Panoramic coach tour of Bath
  • Professional tour guide

19. Edinburgh, Loch Ness & Highlands 3-day tour

 Price per delegate: £ 500 - Min 10 and Max 16 per tour

Highlights

  • Round-trip train tickets to Edinburgh with reserved seats
  • Stay two nights in a centrally located hotel, bed and breakfast.
  • Hop-on hop-off Sightseeing tour of Edinburgh
  • Entry ticket to Edinburgh Castle
  • A free city map and information booklet
  • Day Tour to Loch Ness & the Highlands

20. Snowdonia, North Wales & Chester 3-day tour

Price per delegate: £450 - Min 10 and Max 16 per tour

Let the Welsh wonders take your breath away on this rail and mini-coach tour through national parks, castles, and coastal towns.

Highlights

  • Conwy Castle - Set near an impressive pair of bridges, this brilliantly preserved 13th-century fortress is a visual treat.
  • Llanberis Slate Mine - This museum stands as testament to the people who worked in the mines of Elidir mountain.
  • Aberystwyth - A seaside town with fine examples of Victorian architecture.
  • Snowdonia National Park - Discover the jagged peaks of Wales’ premier national park.
  • New Quay and Cardigan Bay - White houses speckled on a hill overlooking a gorgeous beach.
  • Laugharne and its Dylan Thomas connections - Explore the town that inspired one of the world’s greatest poets.
  • Harlech Castle - UNESCO described this castle as one of "the finest examples of late 13th-century military architecture in Europe".
  • Chester - This ancient border city is a fascinating collection of Roman, Medieval, Tudor and modern city planning.

21. Lake District Explorer 3-day tour

Price per delegate: £550 - Min 10 and Max 16 per tour

This tour combines a train journey from London with an adventure through the best sights of the Lake District.

Highlights

  • Ullswater - The second largest lake in the English Lake District is famous for its sublime, tranquil beauty.
  • Aira Force Waterfall - A lovely stone bridge crosses the fabulously flowing waterfalls.
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle - Admire dramatic mountains as you mull over the purpose of this mysterious stone circle.
  • Lake Windermere - You can choose to wander the shores or put on your sailing hat and go for a cruise.
  • Derwent Water - This gorgeous location was used in Star Wars - The Force Awakens. But the lasers and spaceships seem a million miles away from this peaceful area.
  • Honister Pass - The location of a famous slate mine and one of the most rugged vistas in the Lake District.

 

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