PRIVATE GREENWICH TOURS – TYPICAL ITINERARY
Your driver-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, our Private Greenwich Tours deserve a full day in their 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 drive around the original Greenwich Village, noting famous past residents.
Note: Private Greenwich Tours are subject to visitor attraction opening hours. The schedule may change accordingly and alternative attractions may be substituted
A DAY IN GREENWICH TOUR
PRICES & PRACTICAL INFORMATION
● Description: day tour by private vehicle in London –
conducted by accredited driver-guide.
● Number of passengers: up to 7.
● Typical timings: 8:30am-4:30pm.
● Pick-up/drop-off: any central London hotel/residence.
● Price (based on number of passengers):
1-2 = £525.00*; 3-4 = £560.00*; 5-7 = £595.00*.
*Not including entry fees. For some attractions it may be necessary for us to book standard tickets in advance.