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A Quilters Journey

London Christmas Celebration
Quilts & Christmas Markets

December 2-10, 2019


London is home to many popular Christmas traditions including stunning Christmas lights and displays, festive events, Christmas markets with crafts and treats, celebrations and delicious seasonal food.  Many of these date back to the time of Queen Victoria. 

 

Join us in London for our festive Holiday Celebration Tour in December, 2019.  Together we will explore one of the world's greatest cities decked out in holiday cheer, take part in seasonal traditions, savor culinary treats, enjoy the home of Charles Dickens, visit Oxford, tour Blenheim Palace and enjoy several traditional Christmas Markets.  If you are looking something a little different during this joyful season, consider this one-of-a-kind quilter's journey.  We welcome travelers from all over the world, so don't hesitate to sign up today, we are limited to 25 guests on this exclusive tour.

 

December 2, 2019:  WE ARE OFF TO LONDON!  Our  "Free to Fly" program allows you to depart from the city of your choice, using mileage plans or points as you prefer. Leaving from where you want, when you want you avoid the hassle of having to meet up with the group at an appointed airport before leaving the USA.  If you are departing from North America, dinner should be served on your overnight flight with a light breakfast before your morning arrival in London.  D/B.

 

December 3, 2019: As you arrive in London, you will self transfer to our beautiful hotel located in the heart of all the London Christmastime action.  While the remainder of your day is free to rest from your flight or wander, this afternoon we will enjoy a welcome Traditional High Tea together.

 

December 4, 2019:  Today we will enjoy guided tour of London which will include a visit to the Charles Dickens Museum. The museum is located in the last remaining house in which Dickens lived, and where he completed Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby. Here we will enjoy the vast collection of paintings, rare editions, manuscripts, original furniture, and many other materials related to the renowned author.  This evening, we will enjoy the festivities at the Leicester Square Christmas Market. B

 

December 5, 2019: Today we will venture out of London to Oxford where we will enjoy a tour as well as time at their Christmas Market.  Following lunch, we will have a guided tour of Blenheim Palace before returning to London for the evening.  B

 

December 6, 2019:  Take time to relax this morning as this afternoon we are Christmas Market Bound.  We will enjoy the markets at Covent Garden, Greenwich and enjoy the Winter Festival at the famous South Bank Center. Our final stop of the day will be on Regents Street, where we will be dropped off to enjoy the evening atmosphere of one of London's most popular holiday attractions.  You may spend as much time as you like here this evening returning to the hotel on your own when you are ready.  B

 

December 7, 2019:  Today is a free day, enjoy!!  B

 

December 8, 2019:  Surprises are in store today including high tea with the best view in London!  B, Tea.

 

 December 9, 2019 - Rest well, for this morning we will hit the fabric shopping hub of London. Known as London's "sewing and fabric haven", this area features an eclectic collection of fabric shops offering a vast selection of fabrics including Liberty prints and Italian wools at great prices. After, we will visit one of the more quaint areas of London, considered, "One of the most beautiful and peaceful places in the city."  Here, you will find a charming village steeped with history, open places, antique shops and wonderful restaurants, all with rich holiday traditions.  While here, we are invited guests for the afternoon at a very special antique quilt emporium, full of quilt treasures from around the British Isles. We will enjoy a wonderful holiday farewell meal at a local restaurant before returning to our hotel where you are free to enjoy the remainder of the afternoon and evening. B/L

 

December 10, 2019:  As all good things come to an end, today ends our London Christmastime journey. It is my wish that you leave London not only with special gifts for those at home, but with a lifetime of memories from our Holiday time together.  B

 

Full Price: $2695 per person/double occupancy

Single supplement: $1800

Your London Christmas tour includes:

  • Luxury Hotel accommodations in the heart of London

  • All entrances and events as included on the itinerary

  • Full breakfast daily

  • Full Welcome English High Tea on the afternoon of arrival

  • The best of London's Christmas Markets

  • Excursion and tour to Oxford, Christmas Markets and Blenheim Palace tour

  • Charles Dickens Museum

  • Fabric shopping

  • Private visit to England's greatest antique quilt emporium

  • Afternoon Christmas High tea at London's most popular restaurant

  • London transfers via deluxe motor coach

  • Farewell Gathering and luncheon

  • Exclusive Christmas Goodie Bag

  • Intimate group tour, limited to 25 people

Not included in your tour cost:

 

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'Quilter's Journey' Tours and Cruises are specifically created so that those with the common interest of quilts and textiles can travel and share the experience together.   We are all about quilts and textiles and include as many venues related to quilts on each Quilter's Journey itinerary, however at times, due to space limitations will not always have a tour/cruise specific project.