[Bus from Paris] August 24-28, 2023 — Long weekend London, Notting Hill & Carnival

📅 Dates: Thu, August 24, 2023 at 11:30 PM to Mon, August 28, 2023 at 11:30 PM

🎁 ULTRA PROMO Price = €279.99!!* (instead of €589.99)

*+ 10 euros for the membership card if you do not have it yet (you can buy the card in the bus)

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🔵🔵🔵 HIGHLIGHTS 🔵🔵🔵

London, known as a “World City,” is a multicultural metropolis rich in history and global influences. It’s home to various unique neighborhoods, such as The City, Kensington & Chelsea, West-End, Soho, Oxford Street, Camden Town, and Shoreditch, each offering its distinctive attractions. Key landmarks include Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, London Eye, Millennium Bridge, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. The city also hosts several museums with free access to their permanent collections, like The National Gallery, The British Museum, The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum, and Tate Modern. Exploring the city on a red bus or visiting the bustling Borough Market are popular activities. Visitors can also check out the Notting Hill Carnival 2023 and the ancient site of Stonehenge.

Oxford, another famous European city, is renowned for its prestigious university and incredible architecture. The city is a cultural gem, housing several notable sites like Christ Church College & Cathedral, Balliol College, Botanic Gardens, Bridge of Sighs, University Parks, and Cornmarket Street. Other must-see attractions include Ashmolean Museum, The Bodleian Library, Radcliff Camera, Sheldonian Theatre, St. Mary the Virgin Church, Oxford Castle & Prison, and St. Michael at the Northgate.

🔵🔵🔵 WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? 🔵🔵🔵

✅ EVERYONE IS WELCOME: Regardless of age or nationality, we invite all explorers to join us on this remarkable adventure.

  • • Mostly aged 25-45.
  • • 55% female, 45% male.
  • • Mostly single.
  • • Diverse nationalities, expats, globetrotters, and culturally curious.

✅ SOLO TRAVELERS: Don’t hesitate to join us even if you’re travelling alone! You’ll have plenty of opportunities to make new friends amongst our group of like-minded explorers. Our guides are dedicated to fostering a welcoming and friendly environment, ensuring a memorable trip for all.

Reserve your spot today and embrace the chance to experience the diversity and richness of Spain and Portugal.

🔵🔵🔵 TRANSPORTATION 🔵🔵🔵

We will be transported in a comfortable and modern bus with air conditioning. The trip can accommodate up to 68 people.

🔵🔵🔵 ACCOMODATION 🔵🔵🔵

Accommodation for 3 nights in a modern 4* hostel, rooms for 4 people, located in downtown London – close to the metro.

Twin room option – 3 nights (valid for 1 person – in addition to 1 ticket)

🔵🔵🔵  PRICES 🔵🔵🔵

🎁 ULTRA PROMO Price = €279.99!!* (instead of €589.99)

*To participate in the trip, it is necessary to have the membership card (10€), valid for one year from the date of purchase. The card gives you access to more than 130 trips per year and many other benefits. If you don’t have it yet, you can obtain it on the morning of departure, before boarding the bus, from our guides.

What’s Included:

• Bus tour: Paris -> London -> Paris • Round trip crossing of the English Channel by Eurotunnel

• Accommodation for 3 nights in a modern 4* hostel, 4-person rooms, located in downtown London – close to the subway • Tourist taxes

• Discovering London (walk with the guides or free time)

• Guide • Our friendly atmosphere • Transaction fees

What’s Not Included:

• Personal expenses • Meals • Entrance fees to museums, attractions, boat tours, …

Optional:

• One day excursion: Discovery of Stonehenge & Oxford (€19.99): coach tour + guide (entry fee not included)

• Twin room option – 3 nights (valid for 1 person – in addition to 1 ticket)

• CANCELLATION INSURANCE – FLEXIBILITY: 

Cancel your trip up to 4 days (or 96 hours) before departure! Whatever the reason for your absence, including a positive Covid-19 result, the CANCELLATION INSURANCE – FLEXIBILITY allows you to obtain a voucher equal to the amount paid for your participation. This voucher will be valid on all of our trips for 12 months, from the date of receipt of your voucher.

🔵🔵🔵 ITINERARY 🔵🔵🔵

(Possibility to have free time, as long as bus departures and check-in/check-out times are respected.)

🔹 = times to be strictly respected, the rest of the time you can either stay with the group according to the program below or enjoy free time

★★★Day 1★★★ Thursday, August 24

🔹 23h30: Meeting at 25 boulevard Pershing (Porte Maillot)

🔹 00h30: Bus departure to London

  • • Bus trip: Paris -> Calais
  • • Crossing of the English Channel operated by the Eurotunnel. Check-in and boarding times are reserved, but delays by the Eurotunnel can occur. 🔶🔶🔶 IMPORTANT 🔶🔶🔶 Before boarding, a border control operated by the French and English customs will take place in Calais. Each passenger will have to get off the bus to present their European passport from the Schengen area 🔶 For any non-European national, please bring the necessary documents allowing your access to the British territory according to your nationality (ID / passport / valid residence permit + VISA) 🔶
  • • Bus trip: Folkestone -> London Arrival in London around 8:15-9:00 (depending on the Eurotunnel and traffic) (Several comfort breaks at rest areas are planned)
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★★★Day 2★★★ Friday, August 25

(🔶 Be aware of the time difference between Europe and England, for example: when it is 9am in France it is 8am in England 🔶 English times applied on English territory)

Around 9:00 (English time): Luggage drop-off at the London hostel Exploring London (walk with the guides or free time)

🔹 16:00: Check-in in London Rest at the accommodation or explore London

Around 20:00: Dinner (free time or with the guides)

First night in London

★★★Day 3★★★ Saturday, August 26

Free day in London or optional excursion

✪ Optional excursion program Stonehenge+Oxford ✪ :

✩ 08:45: Bus departure to Stonehenge 11:00: Explore Stonehenge

✩ 13:00: Bus departure to Oxford 14:45: Discover Oxford (walk with the guides or free time) & lunch (free)

✩ 18:00: Bus departure to London (arrival around 20:00)

21:00: Dinner (free or with the guides)

Second night in London

★★★Day 4★★★ Sunday, August 27

FREE TIME in London or Day at 🥳 NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL 2023 🥳 with the guides Third night in London

★★★Day 5★★★ Monday, August 28

🔹 Check-out before 10:00 (English time)

🔹 Luggage drop-off at the luggage storage or in the bus luggage compartment Free time in London & possibility to go to the 🥳 NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL 2023 🥳

🔹14:00 (English time): Bus departure to Paris (arrival in Paris around 23:30 – French time)

*Small schedule changes may occur due to unpredictable factors (traffic conditions etc.)

(Possibility to have free time, as long as the announced times are respected.)

🔵🔵🔵 RECOMMENDED ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES 🔵🔵🔵

🏰✨🍻 LONDON: Known as a “World City”, London invites you on an extraordinary journey through history, reflecting a mosaic of influences from people around the globe. Founded 2000 years ago by the Romans, London is today a multicultural metropolis of global influence, with countless neighborhoods each carrying its own unique atmosphere.

A quick tour of London’s neighborhoods:

• The City: The historical heart of the city, centered around the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

• Kensington & Chelsea: Home to museums, parks, and elegant Victorian houses. These are neighborhoods of the British bourgeoisie, perfect for a leisurely stroll.

• West-End: Soho, Covent Garden, and Leicester Square form the pulsating center of the capital.

• Soho: A vibrant district with an intense nightlife. You’ll find trendy bars, theaters, concert halls, fashionable shopping outlets, vintage shops, record stores, and more.

• Oxford Street – Hyde Park: Ideal for shopping.

• Camden Town: Rock and “punk” tourism: comic books, t-shirts, and live music bars.

• Shoreditch: Known for street art and “hipster” spots…

• Westminster: The political power center.

• North bank: London’s Wall Street.

• South bank: The former factories have been transformed into museums (such as the Tate Modern), wine tasting spots (Vinopolis), and the gourmet Borough Market attracts foodies every weekend.

Must-see attractions:

• Big Ben, the iconic grand bell at the top of the clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, the seat of the British parliament. The building faces the Thames, the famous river that runs through London.

• Westminster Abbey, one of the finest examples of medieval architecture in London and undoubtedly the city’s most famous church; it welcomes over a million visitors from around the globe every year. Its history is closely tied to the Royal Family of England, making it the most prestigious church in London: sixteen royal weddings have been celebrated at Westminster Abbey, and thirty-five monarchs have been crowned there.

• Buckingham Palace, the official residence of British sovereigns and one of the most famous buildings worldwide. Don’t miss the iconic Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The guards who take over the royal guard gather at St. James Palace and Wellington Barracks from 10 a.m., then they walk to Buckingham Palace, some on foot, others on horseback, passing by Birdcage Walk and Spur Road; some arrive via The Mall. The journey takes about five minutes and the group is accompanied by a military band.

•Tower of London, a fortress built when the Normans of William the Conqueror invaded London in 1066. Few places in the UK are as steeped in history, legends, and superstitions as the walls of this fortress. A contender for the city’s flagship monument, this castle is not limited to its grandiose architecture. You can also admire a diamond as large as a fist, enjoy a free tour led by the Yeoman Warders (or beefeaters), these guides proudly belted in their Tudor uniforms, and shiver as you listen to the bloody history of this place.

•Tower Bridge

•London Eye

•Millennium Bridge & St. Paul’s Cathedral

•National museums, whose permanent collections are free for visitors.

  • – The National Gallery, a pre-1900 pictorial art museum, with one of the most significant and remarkable collections in the world.
  • – The British Museum, retraces the history and culture of mankind. It is the oldest museum in the world. Over seven million objects are featured in its collections, coming from all continents and distributed in permanent exhibitions based on geographical and historical criteria.
  • – The Natural History Museum for dinosaur skeletons and gem collections
  • – The Science Museum for an interactive, fun, and entertaining dive into the scientific advancements of the past centuries
  • – Access to the permanent collections of Tate Britain (British art since the 16th century) and Tate Modern (20th-century painters and artists) is also free.

•Explore the capital on one of London’s iconic red buses and enjoy the view from the top deck. A bus ride only costs £1.50.

•Take a picture of Piccadilly Circus in front of its famous illuminated billboards.

•Discover the historic district of Greenwich and jump on the prime meridian.

•Borough Market, one of the most flavorful markets in London. Ideal for grabbing a bite, having a coffee, and feeling the bustle of the city. Here is The Shard, London’s highest point and the most incredible panoramic view. Also found here is London Bridge, until 1850 the only bridge in London.

•Stroll in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

•Climb to the top of the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral and enjoy spectacular views of London.

•Push a cart into the magical world of Harry Potter on Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross.

•Travel back in time and feel how theater could be staged in the time of Shakespeare at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

•Camden Town, a must-visit to approach the spirit of London! To discover: Camden market as well as the restaurants, pubs, and clubs that are popular among die-hard night owls.

🥳🎊 NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL 2023: This very popular carnival takes place each year in the Notting Hill neighborhood of London, during the weekend before the last Monday in August. This year, it will take place on Sunday 27 and Monday 28 August.

🍁☀📷 STONEHENGE: Stonehenge is the most famous megalithic monument in Europe and the most architecturally sophisticated in the world. This sanctuary made up of circles of standing stones arranged in an order with astronomical meanings that are still poorly explained, has stood for 5,000 years in the Salisbury plain. An irreplaceable witness to prehistory, this enigmatic prehistoric site has fascinated archaeologists, astronomers, and visitors for countless years.

🏰☀🔝 OXFORD: One of the most famous cities in Europe due to its prestigious university, the oldest in the country, and its incredible architecture, Oxford is a cultural gem, a must-visit for those interested in English history and culture! No city in the UK better embodies the splendor, tradition, and British excellence than Oxford. Known globally for its university, the epitome of intellectual excellence, a scholastic Holy Grail. Oxford is also recognized as a source of inspiration for filmmakers and writers worldwide due to its prestigious libraries and uniquely beautiful architectural scenery. With its bucolic setting (gardens, river, and canals) and gothic architecture, Oxford was one of the Harry Potter filming locations in the UK. The gothic architecture is another reason to visit Oxford. While other British cities were ravaged by German bombs and/or architects of the ’60s, Oxford is a time capsule. You have an appointment with the Middle Ages in a softer, more pleasant, and cleaner version. Gone are the cold corridors, the dark alleys, and the smells of horse dung. The colleges, their chapels, refectories, libraries are absolutely wonderful. There are few cities in the world with so much splendor per square kilometer.

Must-sees: The University of Oxford comprises a vast collection of faculties and colleges (41 in total) throughout the city, including: •Christ Church College & Cathedral, the most well-known and one of the most beautiful university colleges, as well as the oldest, built in medieval times. It’s one of the most imposing colleges in Oxford and includes a cathedral, a library, numerous other buildings and invites you to walk in the gardens, along the River Cherwell and the canals, as well as the botanical gardens •Balliol College, one of the oldest and most spectacular in Oxford.

•University College, New College…

•Botanic Gardens, the oldest botanical garden in England! Created from 1621, this garden has more than 5,000 different outdoor and greenhouse plants.

•Bridge of Sighs, a covered walkway between two university buildings from the early 20th century and one of the most photographed spots of Hertford College

•University Parks, along with Christ Church Meadow, is one of Oxford’s lungs. This park of about 30 hectares is bordered by the Cherwell. •Cornmarket Street, a shopping street where street musicians and artists gather

•The covered market, in a magnificent 17th-century building. The stands seem like they come from another time. You can find souvenirs, world culinary specialties, and local products.

•Ashmolean Museum, the oldest museum in the UK. It showcases the history of science. Thanks to its collections and antiquities, it has become the largest museum in the city and one of the most respected in the world.

•The Bodleian Library, an impressive building with more than 9 million volumes and over 170 kilometers of shelves. It is also a favorite spot for movie directors. It appears in Nicholas Hytner’s film “The Madness of King George” and, more recently, in the first two Harry Potter saga films

•Radcliff Camera, the former library that now serves as a reading room •Sheldonian Theatre, offering superb views of the city from its dome.

•St. Mary the Virgin Church and its tower also offer good panoramic views of the city. Its interior hides details, paintings, glasswork… •Oxford Castle & Prison, a medieval Norman castle

•St. Michael at the Northgate, the oldest monument in Oxford

Come and enjoy 4 days of discovery in one of Europe’s most famous cultural centers. Walks, parties, culture, friendly atmosphere, … Come and make new discoveries and encounters ツ

🔵🔵🔵 RESERVATION 🔵🔵🔵

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🔵🔵🔵 QUESTIONS? 🔵🔵🔵

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🔵🔵🔵 MEETING POINT 🔵🔵🔵

– Place: 25 Boulevard Pershing, Paris (Porte Maillot). 
– Time: 11:30 PM (departure at 00:30 AM)
– Access: Metro ① Porte Maillot – RER Ⓒ Porte Maillot
– Map: https://PolyglotClub.com/MapDeparture

🔵🔵🔵 LEGAL NOTICE 🔵🔵🔵

This journey is proudly offered by the Polyglot Club community, in collaboration with Discover and Connect SA, a fully registered and licensed travel company with the registration number C.I.F. RO36440797 and Commercial Register number J40/11079/2016.

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