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Warner Bros Studio: Fully-Guided Making of Harry Potter Tour

1. Warner Bros Studio: Fully-Guided Making of Harry Potter Tour

Your journey will start in Central London where you will meet your City Wonders representative. Travel by train directly to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. Enjoy timed access and be greeted by a dedicated, English-speaking Studio Tour guide who will reveal the wonders you will encounter throughout your tour of the original sets, props and costumes from all eight of the Harry Potter films. Once your guided tour comes to an end you can choose to re-enter the Studio Tour and ride a broomstick over London in the green screen experience, or even spend some time discovering the full range of Harry Potter merchandise in the Studio Shop!     Your unforgettable experience will start with a short film in the cinema before you enter the iconic Great Hall set where your guided tour will begin. Your Studio Tour guide will share production secrets and inside information, as well as highlighting the processes used to bring the films to life. This experience is simply unique and the best way to explore the behind-the-scenes magic of the Harry Potter film series. Take a look inside Dumbledore’s office, walk along the famous cobbled street of Diagon Alley™, featuring the shop fronts of Ollivanders™, Flourish and Blotts™, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, Gringotts Bank™ and Eeylops Owl Emporium™. Visit the original Hogwarts Express™ locomotive and a recreation of Platform 9 ¾™. Climb aboard the train’s carriage and pose with a luggage trolley as it disappears through the platform wall. Enjoy other memorable sets from the Harry Potter film series including the Gryffindor™ common room, the boys’ dormitory, Hagrid’s™ Hut, the Potions classroom and Professor Umbridge's™ office at the Ministry of Magic – all while being captivated by the secrets and insights shared by your guide.      Once your guided tour comes to an end, you have the option to re-enter and explore the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London at your leisure, find that special Harry Potter souvenir at the Studio Shop or enjoy a coffee in the Studio Tour Cafe. When you are ready to head back to central London, your City Wonders representative will have provided train tickets and information needed for an easy journey.   This unique fully-guided tour at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter is the only tour of its kind. It will truly create the memory of a lifetime.

London: Secrets of the London Underground Walking Tour

2. London: Secrets of the London Underground Walking Tour

The London Underground, or the 'Tube' as it is more commonly known, is more than just a transport network- it is an icon of London and the lifeblood of the city; every year, more than 1.3 billion passengers journeys are made across its 270 stations. The tour begins at the historic Baker Street Station, one of the original stops on the Metropolitan Railway, the world's first underground railway. During the course of the tour an expert guide will bring the fascinating history of the London Underground to life as they tell the story of the 'Tube's' evolution including how trains moved from steam-powered to electrified rails, how the very first tunnels of the underground were built, why more than 40 stations have been left abandoned, and the story of the famous 'roundel' underground symbol. Find out which station lies above the remains of 1000 bodies, how the tube was re-purposed and used as a refuge during the Blitz as well as an aircraft factory and storage for the treasures of the British Museum, and which stations are reputed to be haunted by the ghosts of a Pharaoh's daughter and even a nun.

From London: Luxury Paris Full-Day Trip

3. From London: Luxury Paris Full-Day Trip

Enjoy a full-day tour of Paris, with round trip transfers from London by Eurostar. Upon arrival at St. Pancras international in London, a representative will escort you to your reserved seat on board the 06:55 train to Paris. They will be available as your guide throughout the day. Relax on the 2-hour 15-minute train journey. Then, take a panoramic bus tour to see some of the most iconic landmarks of the "City of Lights," such as the Notre Dame cathedral, Napoleon’s triumphal Arc de Triomphe, and the luxury hotels and stores of the Champs-Elysees. Next, you’ll be treated to a special tour of the Eiffel Tower. Skip the long lines and go straight to a reserved lunch at the 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant on the 1st-floor. 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant will reopen, serving contemporary brasserie cuisine, in October 2020 with two Michelin stars and chef Thierry Marx Enjoy. Enjoy panoramic views of the city and feast on a delicious 2-course meal of French cuisine. Continue after lunch with a cruise down the River Seine, gliding through the heart of Paris for spectacular views of Place de la Concorde, the Musée D’Orsay, and much more. Complete your experience by exploring the streets at leisure. A guided tour of the Louvre is available for those who prefer to see the “Mona Lisa” and other magnificent art works. Return to the Gare Du Nord for your 19:13 Eurostar departure back to London, with check-in closing 45 minutes before departure. Arrive in London at approximately 20:30 for the end of tour services.

Paris: 1-Day Tour from London with Coach Tour & Cruise

4. Paris: 1-Day Tour from London with Coach Tour & Cruise

Meet your representative at St Pancras Station before boarding the Eurostar. Then, just sit back and relax, as you arrive into Paris in just a couple of hours for a day of sightseeing. On arrival at Paris Gare du Nord, you and your guide will board your luxury private coach and start your Parisian journey pointing out sites as you travel through the heart of Paris on your way to the Eiffel Tower. Get your cameras at the ready as your first stop is the Eiffel Tower, where you’ll have time to get up close to this spectacular monument, take photographs and create amazing memories. In the afternoon, embark on a spectacular, circular sightseeing cruise on the romantic River Seine. Meander through the heart of Paris whilst taking in the stunning panoramic views from your all-glass boat, including an open air observation deck and fascinating audio commentary. Disembark your cruise when you will then have free time to explore the area, and have some lunch (ask your host for recommendations). Re-board your private coach for a panoramic sightseeing tour of Paris where you will take in the major landmarks including the Champs-Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde. Stop at the Louvre for a photo opportunity at the famous glass pyramids. Round off the day in the area of Montmartre where you will have time to visit Sacré-Cœur. Enjoy exploring this charming neighborhood after the end of the tour and have a drink in cafe or do a little souvenir shopping.

Day Trip by Rail to Edinburgh from London

5. Day Trip by Rail to Edinburgh from London

Welcome and Departure Be present at King’s Cross Station at 6:30 AM to exchange your voucher for your train tickets for your outbound and inbound rail journeys. Your train will depart at 7:00 AM and arrive in to Edinburgh at 11:22 AM. Please print all tickets for both your return rail journey and attractions. Edinburgh – Open-Top Bus Tour Delve into the Scottish capital’s rich history with a hop-on, hop-off bus tour that takes in all the major sights: the Royal Mile, Greyfriars Bobby, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and atmospheric Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh Castle  Enjoy free admission to Edinburgh Castle, where you can marvel at the sparkling Scottish Crown Jewels and photograph breathtaking panoramic views of the city’s famous skyline. Return Journey  After a thrilling day spent discovering Edinburgh, your train departs at 5:31 PM, arriving back in London at 10:18 PM. Please arrive 30 minutes before departure time. First Class - optional - includes refreshments served at your seat.

From London: Lake District Tour with Cream Tea & Cruise

6. From London: Lake District Tour with Cream Tea & Cruise

Meet a local tour representative at Euston Station to collect your tickets and itinerary for the day, then enjoy a relaxing train journey to Oxenholme in the spectacular Lake District National Park. On arrival at Oxenholme you will be met by a local guide, who will take you on your tour of the Lake District. This tour is the ideal way to explore the best of the Lake District, which is famous for its Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth connections.  Enter the National Park and travel north alongside Lake Windermere to the medieval village of Hawkshead. Explore this fascinating village where Wordsworth went to school. Continue on towards the renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows for a photo stop before driving through Yewdale, passing Yew Tree Tarn, used in the film Miss Potter. Next journey into the famous mountainous valleys of the Langdales, which have been carved by glaciers to form spectacular u-shaped valleys. Arriving at the lakeside village of Waterhead you will join a lake cruise on England’s largest lake, Windermere, and sit back and enjoy the views of the Lakeland Fells (local word for mountains). Arriving at Bowness Bay, enjoy a cream tea at the Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, once owned by Beatrix Potter. You will then be taken back to Oxenholme Station for the train back to London.

London: Hampton Court Private Guided Tour

7. London: Hampton Court Private Guided Tour

Discover one of the oldest royal palaces in London on a half-day guided tour of Hampton Court Palace, transferring from Waterloo Station to the magnificent Tudor castle in the southwest suburbs. Developed by Cardinal Wolsey, and later Henry VIII, Hamton Court stands next to a baroque palace that was built by William III and Mary II. By the time of his death in 1547, Henry VIII had over 60 houses, but in the latter part of his reign none were more important to him than Hampton Court Palace. Visit the King’s apartments as one of his courtiers, wearing a Tudor cloak and sneaking down to the vast kitchens where banquets were prepared for as many as 1,000 guests. Discover the “Young Henry” in an exhibition dedicated to his relationship with his first Queen, Katherine of Aragon. See the splendid apartments of William and Mary from the late 17th century, and enjoy the same spectacular views of the gardens. Then, explore the 60 acres of palace gardens that run down to the River Thames. See sparkling fountains and seasonal displays of thousands of flowering bulbs. Visit the New Cumberland Art Gallery and discover the Royal collection, including works from Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Holbein, Van Dyck, and Canaletto.

Paris: Lunch Cruise and Sightseeing Bus Tour from London

8. Paris: Lunch Cruise and Sightseeing Bus Tour from London

Meet your tour guide at London St Pancras Station before boarding the Eurostar. Sit back and relax as you arrive into Paris in just a couple of hours for a full day of sightseeing. On arrival at Paris Gare du Nord board a luxury private coach and start your Parisian journey, spotting famous sites as you travel through the heart of Paris. Get your cameras at the ready as the first stop is the Eiffel Tower, where you’ll have time to take photographs of this spectacular monument and create amazing memories. Next, board your two-hour sightseeing and Champagne lunch cruise at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy exceptional views of the city, with premium seating under the glass canopy, whilst savoring French cuisine accompanied by relaxing live music. Re-board your private coach for a panoramic sightseeing tour of Paris where you will take in the major landmarks including the Champs-Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde. Stop at the Louvre for a photo opportunity at the famous glass pyramid. Drive through the Latin Quarter, disembark your coach and make your way to the Notre Dame Cathedral, widely considered as one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Inside the cathedral, admire the fantastic stained glass rose windows and flying buttresses, before some free time to enjoy Paris’s cafes or a little souvenir shopping. After your free time at Notre Dame re-join the group to travel back to the Gare Du Nord in time for your Eurostar train service back to London.

Liverpool and The Beatles Day Tour from London

9. Liverpool and The Beatles Day Tour from London

Arriving at Liverpool Lime Street, you'll have time to explore this Victorian City - stroll along the world-famous waterfront admiring the stunningly refurbished Albert Dock Complex. These beautifully restored dock warehouses are now home to a dazzling collection of bars, cafes, restaurants, shops and other unique attractions. Your tour includes tickets to The Beatles Story, where you can experience the most sensational story the pop world has ever known! In the afternoon your 'Magical Mystery Tour' is waiting to take you away! This 2-hour tour takes you around all the landmarks in the lives of the Fab Four, including their homes, schools, birthplaces, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and many other significant spots. Ends at the famous Cavern Club.

From London: Edinburgh Overnight Tour by Train

10. From London: Edinburgh Overnight Tour by Train

Journey north to Edinburgh by train on a tour from London. Explore the city at your leisure, visit Edinburg Castle, and enjoy a hop-on hop-off open-top bus tour. Sleep overnight in a 3-star hotel to get the most of your time and stay in Edinburgh. Begin your first day with a 6:30 AM check-in to prepare for an early morning train to Edinburgh. The local partner's representative will meet you at the ticket office and escort you to your reserved seat on the train. The journey to the Scottish capital takes around 4.5 hours. Explore the Royal Mile and visit Edinburgh Castle. Admission to the Castle is included in the tour. On your tour of Edinburgh Castle, see the spectacular Scottish Crown Jewels and also take in the sweeping views of the capital’s skyline. Delve into the Scottish capital’s rich history with a hop–on hop–off bus tour and take in all the major sights like the Royal Mile, Greyfriars Bobby, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and Edinburgh Castle. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours, allowing you to use it the following day. Overnight accommodation in Edinburgh is also included in the tour. Spend an evening wining and dining your way around this vibrant, cosmopolitan city and spend the night in comfort in your 3-star hotel. After breakfast at the hotel, have the rest of the morning and all of the afternoon to explore the atmospheric streets of Edinburgh and maybe wander Princes Street to see what the many shops have to offer. Return to London by train and be sure to arrive 15 minutes before your train's departure from Edinburgh at 5:31 PM. Arrive in London at 10:09 PM.

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What people are saying about London

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 80 reviews

It was excellent. The Beatles Museum was very interesting and great things to see. The magical mystery tour was fantastic and our tour guide J.Johnson was extremely informative . Would go again and spend a weekend

Denis was well versed in his knowledge of Hampton Court. Very considerate & helpful with my handicapped daughter. We enjoyed

This type of tour is highly recommended, if only because of the stress-free journey from London City by suburban train.

Mark, our guide, was very knowledgeable and we learnt so much about the underground. Recommend.

The mystery Bus tour was awesome and we learned a lot about their lives.