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Buckingham Palace & Chelsea Pensioners.from £259pp

Buckingham Palace & Chelsea Pensioners.from £259pp

Thursday 29th to Saturday 31st August 2019 - Discover the camaraderie and heritage of the famous Chelsea Pensioners at the Royal Hospital & Buckingham Palace which is a 'must-see'.

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Buckingham Palace is of course a ‘must-see’ but this Tally Ho trip to London has so much more to offer. Visit the factory that makes 36 million poppies a year for the Royal British Legion’s annual commemorations; a registered charity it employs disabled veterans across England and Wales. Discover the camaraderie and heritage of the famous Chelsea Pensioners at their Royal Hospital home in Chelsea. Feel the weight of a real gold bar at the Bank of England Museum and discover the history of the UK’s money from the bank’s founding in 1694 to the latest polymer banknotes.

 

Guoman Tower Hotel, London****

Our Favourite hotel is nestled between the River Thames and St Katherine's Dock and alongside two world heritage sites - Tower Bridge and The Tower of London.   The Tower hotel is ideally located to visit some of London's great attractions and is only a short walk from Tower Pier and other great transport links for getting around this iconic city.   There are many various restuarants behind the hotel in St Katherine's Dock for dinner. 

 

Your short break includes:      

 

  • 2 nights bed and full English breakfast

  • Visit to Richmond Poppy Factory

  • Guided tour of the Royal Chelsea Hospital

  • Tour of the Bank of England

  • Entrance to Buckingham Palace

  • Travel by Tally Ho Pullman Coach

  • Accompanied by our Tour Manager

 

£259 per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room.   Single supplement £121.



Thursday 29th August

After leaving Devon we travel to London stopping at Richmond for a tour of the Poppy Factory, where the remembrance poppies are made. It was founded in 1922 to offer employment opportunities to wounded soliders returning from the First World War, creating remembrance products for the Royal Family and The Royal British Legion's annual Poppy Appeal. It is operated by a company that is a registered charity which provides employment support to disabled veterans across England and Wales. The factory makes approximately 36 million poppies each year.

Friday 30th August

After a full English breakfast we will make our way to The Royal Hospital Chelsea where a resident Chelsea Pensioner will welcome us on our arrival. They will take us on a guided walking tour of this historic hospital where you will marvel at Sir Christopher Wren's stunning buildings and hear the captivating stories of it's inhabitants - both past and present and learn about what life is like for today's veterans at the Royal Hospital. In the afternoon we have a tour of the Bank of England for an audio visual presentation and visit to the museum where you can hold a bar of gold! Later that afternoon we will return to the hotel where you can wander around St Katherine's Dock and the many restaurants in the area.

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Saturday 31st August

Today after breakfast we will visit Buckingham Palace to view the nineteen magnificent State Rooms, these are used extensively by HRH the Queen and member of the Royal Family to receive and enterain their guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions. After our visit we will return home to Devon.

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FE=Full English Breakfast

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Brixham Brixham - Bank lane opposite Baptist Church
Buckfastleigh Lay by on old Buckfastleigh - Ashburton Rd
Nr Furzeleigh Mill
Dartmouth Dartmouth Marks & Spencer
Ivybridge Ivybridge Town Hall opp Garage
Kingsbridge Quay Kingsbridge Quay
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot opp Railway Station
Others Other pick up points are available
Paignton Paignton Great Western Road Car Park by Library
Plympton Plympton St Marys opp Church
Plymstock Plymstock Elburton bus stop opp Elburton Hotel
Torquay Torquay coach bay outside Princess Theatre
Totnes 7 Stars 2 Totnes 7 Stars opp. Morrisons
Totnes KEVICC Totnes KEVICC
Wembury Wembury Odd Wheel Pub
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