By ‘tube’ or by car?
We now offer two transport options for our Greenwich Private Tour: by ‘tube’ (the Londoners’ nickname for the subway transit system) or by car. Below are five reasons why you may want to consider the tube over the car version:
- Cost-effective: typically, a family of four will save over £200.00 by booking the tube over the car option.
- Time-effective: the tube is usually a rapid way to get around London, giving you more time to enjoy your tour. As London Transport advertising once proclaimed: ‘It’s quicker by tube!‘
- Eco-friendly: travelling via the tube is kinder to the environment. It’s healthier too, with a little more walking involved. Not too much walking, but enough to burn off some excess calories!
- Engaging: interact with London’s popular transit system, just like a local.
- Iconic: the tube is an attraction in itself. As the oldest and largest underground transit system in the world, it adds another dimension to the London visitor experience.
A DAY IN GREENWICH PRIVATE TOUR – ITINERARY
Your guide will pick-you up from your central London hotel or place of residence at the specified time. With so much to see and do, your Greenwich Private Tour deserves a full day in its own right. The Royal London Borough is not only a famous place name, but a World Heritage site noted for its architecture and the centre of the world’s time zones.
Greenwich is the spiritual home of a 19th century sailing ship which has the most extraordinary history as one the fastest ‘trade clippers’ of the sea. A recent multi-million-pound refurbishment has seen the whole ship transformed into an amazing dry dock museum.
Greenwich has a famous naval tradition: it was the Royal Navy HQ for 400 years, and many ambitious voyages left from this shore of the River Thames to discover and explore new worlds and cultures. We will view a brief sea-going history by visiting the National Maritime Museum.
Greenwich was once the principle royal residence outside London, and the cradle, quite literally, of the Tudor dynasty. Royal patronage ensured a variety of architectural greats, including Inigo Jones, whose 1616 Queen’s House was the first classical building in the country.
We visit this structure in Greenwich Park built in 1675 by Sir Christopher Wren. Literally, a time capsule where we find some of the answers to the mysteries of chronology, including Harrison’s famous nautical clocks designed to conquer the problem of calculating longitude at sea.
We also have the opportunity of straddling the World Meridian Line, the exact point where East meets West, and nearby capture one of the best panoramic views of London. Finally, we take a brief look around the original Greenwich Village, noting famous past residents.
A DAY IN GREENWICH PRIVATE TOUR – NOTES
Tour price includes:
- Personal qualified guide/driver-guide.
- Skip-the-line tickets to attractions: These are usually pre-booked by us and charged at an attraction’s standard rate including any transaction fees.
- Private guided tours of all attractions in your itinerary except where stated.
- Tour vehicle, fuel costs, parking, taxes, tolls & local charges (if selecting the car option).
- Tube travel tickets (if selecting the Tube option).
Tour price does not include:
- Meals or refreshments.
- Gratuities or tips to guide (at client’s discretion).
- Pick-ups or transfers from outside central London (unless agreed at time of booking).
A DAY IN GREENWICH
PRICES & PRACTICAL INFORMATION
● Description: day tour in London by ‘tube’ or car
– conducted by accredited guide.
● Meet: any central London address.
● Depart/return times: 9am-5pm.
● Number of persons: up to 7.
● Tour price by tube* (including travel tickets):
1-2 = £400.00; 3 = £410.00; 4 = £420.00.
5 = £430.00; 6 = £440.00; 7 = £450.00.
● Tour price by car*:
1-2 = £605.00; 3-5 = £645.00; 6-7 = £680.00.
● *Attraction tickets: for this tour we book standard
tickets in advance and add them to your tour price.
Our tours covered in the following media:
● Sunday Times Travel magazine: Feature article.
● Travel Agent Central: Feature article.
● London Evening Standard: Feature article.
● Luxury Travel Guide magazine: Awards section.
● BBC News: UK news section of the website.
● Trip Advisor: ‘Things To Do in London’.
● Magna Carta Trails: Tours section of website.
● New York Times: ‘About’ section.
● Time Out London: ‘Around Town’ section.