Tours of Excellence
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4 Day - Cathedral Tour of London, Canterbury, St Albans & Cambridge.

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Day One - Open Top Bus Tour of London - St Paul's Cathedral - Westminster Abbey - London
After breakfast take an Open Top Bus Tour of London, to include all of the major sights. This will be followed by a visit to St. Paul's Cathedral, which is the fourth Cathedral to occupy this site and was designed by the court architect Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London. Its architectural and artistic importance reflect the determination of the five monarchs who oversaw its building that London's leading church should be as beautiful and imposing as their private palaces. On then for an afternoon visit to Westminster Abbey, one of Britain's finest Gothic buildings founded by Edward the Confessor in the eleventh century. Coronations, marriages and funerals of British monarchs have taken place there ever since, including the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. Visitors can see the Grave of the Unknown Warrior, Royal Tombs, the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor, the Coronation Chair, the Lady Chapel and Poets' Corner as well as the Royal Chapels. Check-in at your centrally based London hotel for the next 4 nights.

Day Two - Windsor Castle - Hampton Court Palace - London
Depart for the journey to Windsor for a visit to Windsor Castle, set high above the River Thames it has been home to the Royal Family for 900 years. You will have an opportunity to explore the magnificent State Apartments, still used on State occasions and for royal receptions; St. George's Chapel, the burial place of many Kings and Queens, and the home of our senior order of chivalry, the Order of the Garter. This will be followed by an afternoon visit to Hampton Court Palace, the oldest Tudor Palace in England with many attractions including the Tudor kitchens, tennis courts, maze and State Apartments and King's Apartments. Return to London for overnight.

Day Three - Canterbury Cathedral - Leeds Castle - London
Early departure for a visit to Canterbury Cathedral, which since the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket in the Cathedral in 1170, has attracted thousands of pilgrims. This will be followed by an afternoon visit to Leeds Castle, the loveliest castle in the world, surrounded by 500 acres of magnificent parkland and gardens and set in the middle of a natural lake. Return to London late afternoon.

Day Four - St Albans Cathedral - Magdalene College - King's College - Cambridge - London  
Depart London for a morning visit to St. Albans Cathedral, dating back to Norman times and has the longest nave, at 106 metres of any other cathedral in England. Continue to Cambridge for a tour of its colleges, to include Magdalene College, which in 1428 King Henry VI approved the establishment of a hostel on the site for Benedictine monks coming from their abbey monasteries in the Fenland to study Canon Law at the University. Finally enjoy a late afternoon visit to King's College, staying on for Evensong at the Chapel, one of the greatest examples of gothic architecture and home to the world-famous Choir. Return to London for overnight. 

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