Tailor Made England London to the Countryside

An 8-Day Abercrombie and Kent tour starting from $6,395

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Tour Length: 8 Days
Countries Visited: England
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Tour Operator: Abercrombie and Kent
Tour Code: AK6855
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Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Embark on an independent journey to London and the scenic Cotswolds, experiencing the region's rich literary history at the Globe Theater and Shakespeare's birthplace as well as the cottage of his wife, Anne Hathaway; exploring picturesque country villages; discovering Bath's Roman past; and taking in the highlights of London.

 
 
 
 
Day 1: Arrive London, England:

Arrive in London, where you are met by your Guardian Angel, transferred by private vehicle to your hotel and assisted with check-in.


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Day 2: London | Westminster Abbey to the Crown Jewels:

Accompanied by your private guide, set out on a tour of London, starting in Westminster with a flight on the London Eye, enjoying spectacular views of this world capital. Proceed to Trafalgar Square to view Nelson's Column, before heading down Whitehall and past Downing Street, to the Palace of Westminster, better known as the Houses of Parliament. Stop at Westminster Abbey, the traditional venue for coronations and burial site of monarchs. Finish your morning with a drive past Buckingham Palace, the Queen's official residence in London. This afternoon, discover the City of London — an enclave historically distinct from greater London — where you enter the Tower of London, built by William the Conqueror. Once used as a royal residence and a prison, it is now home to the dazzling Crown Jewels. Gaze upon the fabled gem-encrusted regalia and enjoy stunning views of the Tower Bridge. Afterward, continue to St. Paul's Cathedral, site of the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.


Meals Served: B

Day 3: London | In Shakespeare’s World:

This morning, tour Shakespeare’s Globe, a wood-crafted replica theater founded by American actor-director Sam Wanamaker and located near the site of the original Globe, where the Bard first staged his immortal plays. Immerse yourself in the London entertainment scene of the late 1500s with an exhibition dedicated to the Elizabethan stage, and then visit the open-air theater itself. Afterward, stroll the wonderful Borough Market — a haven for anyone who appreciates fine foods, including tastings of artisan meats, charcuterie and cheeses. Pass your afternoon at leisure.


Meals Served: B

Day 4: Windsor | The Home of Her Majesty:

Drive west of London to visit Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. With a history spanning nearly one thousand years, it is an official residence of Her Majesty The Queen and her preferred weekend home. Subject to opening restrictions, you may see the State Apartments, St. George's Chapel and Queen Mary's Dolls' House. Take in the excellent views of Eton College from the castle ramparts before returning to London.


Meals Served: B

Day 5: The Cotswolds | Into the English Countryside:

Travel to the Cotswolds, a range of hills in Gloucestershire, in southwest England, now designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Check in to your hotel, set in the beautiful countryside above the spa town of Cheltenham, and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.


Meals Served: B

Day 6: The Cotswolds | An Invitation to Tea:

Journey through the idyllic English countryside today, passing through picturesque villages made distinctive by the famous honey-colored Cotswold stone. Enter the county of Warwickshire to visit Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare. Tour the town center and visit Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, where the playwright wooed his future wife. You may also visit his gravesite at Holy Trinity Church. This afternoon, stop for a traditional English afternoon tea at a local tea shop, before returning to your hotel. Alternately, further explore the Cotswolds, starting in Broadway, a village with organic farm shops and lovely traditional pubs. Also, stop in Chipping Camden, a center for the wool trade for 400 years. Continue to Bourton-on-the-Water, known as “the Venice of the Cotswolds,” where a river arched by graceful stone foot bridges meanders through the village center. Finish the day with a stop at a Cotswold distillery of whisky and gin for a private tour and a tasting.


Meals Served: B

Day 7: Bath | Georgian Architecture & Jane Austen:

Visit the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, on the southern edge of the Cotswolds. Tour the city’s ancient Roman Baths, discovered in an excellent state of preservation near Bath Abbey church. Take time to admire the magnificent architecture for which the city is renowned, seen at its best in 18th-century buildings named the Circus and the Royal Crescent. You may also wish to explore the Jane Austen Museum — dedicated to the author of Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, who lived in the city from 1801-1806 — to take in the museum’s lovely period atmosphere, costume exhibits, maps and books.


Meals Served: B

Day 8: Depart London:

This morning, privately transfer to the airport and board your homebound flight or begin a post-tour extension.


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12/31/2017 - 1/1/1900
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Airfare Disclaimer
A NOTE ABOUT AIRFARE: We encourage you to buy your airfare from the tour operator, because if your tour cancels then your airlines tickets will be covered. Purchasing flights separately at a lesser rate and incorporating it with a Non-Guaranteed Departure Date can result in loss of total cost of your flight investment. Depending on the fare rules, flights may be Non-Refundable and/or Non-Transferable. Neither the tour operator and/or Atlas Cruises & Tours will be held responsible for loss if a tour is cancelled for Lack of Participation.

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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

 
 •  Explore England, both town and country, as you view highlights of London and tour charming villages in the Cotswolds
 •  Discover London's iconic sites including the London Eye, Tower of London and Westminster Abbey
 •  Visit the Globe Theater - a replica of the original and, if you wish, visit Shakespeare's birthplace during your stay in the Cotswolds
 •  Tour majestic Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest continuously inhabited castle in the world
 •  Marvel at the architecture in the city of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
 •  Uncover scenic countryside and picturesque villages like Bourton-on-the-Water or Stratford-upon-Avon as you drive through the Cotswolds at your own pace
 

These Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC ("A&K") Terms & Conditions apply to Signature Series and Tailor Made journeys departing between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 and bookings for future years until updated.

A&K PRICE ASSURANCE
The A&K Price Assurance applies to all Signature Series journeys available through A&K excluding international and internal air and extra services. The A&K Price Assurance applies only to 2017 advertised rates on abercrombiekent.com for the same program, travel date and accommodation classification. A&K reserves the right to modify or cancel the A&K Price Assurance for future bookings without prior notice.

INCLUDED IN JOURNEYS
All accommodations; meals; English-speaking guides and private sightseeing, except for shared excursions from safari camps/lodges, cruise vessels and trains or other exceptions, as noted in the itinerary; park and entrance fees; arrival and departure transfers; coffee/tea/soft drinks/water at included meals; local bottled water during sightseeing; porterage of two (2) pieces of baggage; and hotel taxes.

NOT INCLUDED IN JOURNEYS
A&K's Guest Protection Program; international and internal airfares, unless otherwise noted; costs associated with obtaining passports or entry visas; reciprocity and other border fees; airport departure taxes, unless otherwise noted; excess baggage charges; all gratuities; meals other than those specified in the itinerary; beverages other than those noted in inclusions above or specified in the itinerary; any meals for your guide if you invite him/her to dine with you; sightseeing not included in the itinerary; and personal expenses such as laundry, communication charges, Internet access; and optional activities (which are subject to availability).

HOTEL CHECK-IN
Most hotels allow check-in to take place during the midafternoon. Should you wish to have a guaranteed room ready for your immediate check-in upon arrival, it can be arranged for an additional charge. Please ask A&K for details and prices.

SPECIAL REQUESTS
Specific requests such as adjacent or connecting rooms, types of beds, smoking rooms and special dietary needs should be advised at time of booking. Please note that while every effort will be made to secure a special request, it cannot be guaranteed.

ITINERARIES
A&K reserves the right to modify program itineraries, including arranged sightseeing, and substitute accommodations, including vessels, aircraft and trains, at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or those beyond A&K's control. Every effort will be made to operate itineraries as planned, but alterations may occur after the final itinerary has been issued. All scheduled sightseeing has been confirmed in advance, but venues including wildlife reserves, museums and other points of interest can change their hours of operations at short notice. If this occurs, your guide will offer alternative arrangements.

AIR TRANSPORTATION
International airfare (to the journey starting point and from the ending point) is not included in program pricing. A&K has special agreements with many air carriers and can offer quotations from any gateway. Some journeys require internal flights as specified in the itinerary. This airfare is typically not included and must be purchased from A&K in addition to the journey. In the instance where charter flights are used and seating is limited, A&K reserves the right to substitute and confirm air reservations on a suitable alternative scheduled air flight. All internal air is based on economy class seating and is 100% non-refundable at time of final payment (some exceptions may apply). All international and internal air quotes are subject to change until final payment has been received by A&K. Flight confirmation is based on availability. Air reservations cannot be confirmed until a passport copy is received by A&K.

All air carriers are independent contractors and are not owned, managed, controlled or operated by A&K. Your airline ticket constitutes a contract between yourself and the airlines (and not A&K), even if purchased through A&K. A&K is not liable for, and does not assume responsibility or accept claims with regard to, seat assignments, name changes, schedule changes, flight changes and/or cancellations. Should you change or cancel your air transportation arrangements before or after your travel begins, all airline change and cancellation fees will apply.

BAGGAGE
A&K provides porterage of two (2) pieces of baggage per person. Please note should your journey include internal/ domestic or charter flights, your luggage allowance may be less than two (2) pieces of baggage and weight/size restrictions and additional costs may apply.

Details will be provided in your Pre-Travel Documentation. Baggage and personal effects are at the owner's risk throughout the travel program, and A&K assumes no liability for lost or damaged baggage. Please check with your international carrier for other baggage restrictions and fees applicable to your international flights.

PRICES AND ARRANGEMENTS
Quoted program prices are per person, double occupancy except where indicated. Although not expected, published prices may be modified due to unexpected significant external factors not forecasted at the time of printing. A&K is under no obligation to give a breakdown in costs of any journey. Any modifications to a Tailor Made itinerary, including dates or number of people travelling, will require a revised proposal.

CHILD POLICY
No minimum age is required unless noted on the itinerary and all children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Some activities contained within an itinerary may have a different age restriction than the overall minimum age requirement. Details will be provided at the time of booking.

ACTIVE ELEMENTS & CONDUCT
Some active elements have been incorporated into select itineraries. To enjoy the trip as intended, a minimum level of fitness is required. A&K will require notice if any participant has any physical or other condition or disability that could create a hazard to him or herself. A&K reserves the right to decline acceptance of anyone whom it considers unsuitable due to fitness level. The guest represents that neither he nor she nor anyone travelling with him or her has any physical or other condition or disability that could create a hazard to himself or herself or other members of the tour. A&K reserves the right to decline acceptance of anyone whom it considers unsuitable due to fitness level. A&K also reserves the right to remove from the trip, at the participant's own expense, anyone whose physical condition or conduct negatively impacts the enjoyment of the other guests or disrupts the tour.

A&K'S GUEST PROTECTION PROGRAM
Our Guest Protection Program, which provides cancellation coverage, medical coverage and protection against lost or damaged luggage, is not included in the program price and is recommended. The plan must be purchased within 14 days of deposit in order to waive the pre-existing medical condition exclusion. Call A&K for details.

PASSPORTS AND VISAS
It is the guest's sole responsibility to obtain, and have available when necessary, the appropriate valid travel documents. All guests are advised to check with the appropriate government authority to determine the necessary documents. A valid passport is required for U.S. citizens travelling to all international destinations. Passports must be valid for six (6) months after the return of your journey and should also have sufficient blank visa pages for entry and exit stamps. Many destinations also require a visa for U.S. citizens; this will be indicated in your Pre-Travel Documentation. Non-U.S. citizens should contact the appropriate consular office for entry requirements pertaining to their journey. You may be refused boarding or disembarked from a vessel without liability for refund, payment, compensation or credit of any kind if you do not have proper documentation, and you will be subject to any fine or other costs incurred by A&K which result from improper documentation or noncompliance with applicable regulations.

RESERVATION AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Deposit per person required at time of booking: A deposit of $1,000 per person for Signature Series and 25% of the program price for Tailor Made is required at the time of booking. Final payment is due 120 days prior to departure. If your reservation is made within 120 days of departure, the entire cost of the trip must be paid at the time of the request in order to secure confirmation. Additional deposits may be required for planes, vessels and trains, including private charters; exclusive, private use of accommodations or venues; and groups of 15 or more. An additional nonrefundable permit fee is required at the time of booking for Uganda ($1,350 per person).

CANCELLATION CHARGES
Cancellations must be received in writing and will become effective on the date of receipt, fax or email. Cancellations received by A&K are subject to the following:

CANCELLATION FEES PER PERSON
121 days prior to departure (or more):

Signature Series: $500. Tailor Made: 10% of the program price up to a maximum of $2,500 per person. Additional cancellation penalties may apply to planes, vessels and trains including private charters; exclusive private use of accommodations or venues; and groups of 15 or more.

120-91 days prior to departure:
20% of program price (Signature Series and Tailor Made)

90-61 days prior to departure:
50% of program price (Signature Series and Tailor Made)

60 days prior to departure (or less):
100% of the program price (Signature Series and Tailor Made)

Changes to the Itinerary: The guest will be responsible for any changes or cancellations made to the itinerary at their request or beyond their control, before or during travel, including expenses incurred due to a change, delay or cancellation of any flights. If a guest cancels or leaves a journey and a roommate remains, an additional supplement may apply to the price for the remaining guest.

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR INTERNAL AIR
All internal air is 100% non-refundable at time of final payment (some exceptions may apply).

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR EXTRA SERVICES
Additional hotel nights and other extra services booked in connection with A&K programs are subject to specific cancellation penalties. These will be provided at the time of booking and noted on the invoice.

CLAIMS AND REFUNDS
Refunds are not made for any missed services, except for verifiable, extenuating circumstances. Please see our Limits on A&K's Responsibility clause below. For verifiable claims to be considered, they must be received in writing within 30 days of the termination of the program and be accompanied by supporting documentation and/or a statement from the local destination company verifying the claim. Any adjustment consideration will be based on the actual price of the services involved and not on a per diem basis. Adjustments will not be made for unused sightseeing trips or meals. A&K will not accept any liability for any claims that are not received within 30 days of the termination of your travel program.

PHOTOGRAPHY DURING TRAVEL
A&K reserves the right to take photographs and video during the operation of any program, or part thereof, and to use them for promotional purposes during the program and thereafter. By booking a program with A&K, guests agree to allow their images to be used in such photographs and video. Guests who prefer that their images not be used are asked to identify themselves to their Local Guide at the beginning of their program.

LIMITS ON A&K'S RESPONSIBILITY
A&K, its employees, shareholders, officers, directors, successors, agents and assigns, does not own or operate any property or entity which is to or does provide goods or services for your trip. It purchases transportation (by aircraft, coach, train, vessel or otherwise), hotel and other lodging accommodations, restaurant, ground handling and other services from various independent suppliers (including from time to time other affiliated A&K companies). All such persons and entities are independent contractors. As a result, A&K is not liable for any negligent or willful act of any such person or entity or of any third person. In addition and without limitation, A&K is not responsible for any injury, financial or physical loss, death, inconvenience, delay or damage to personal property in connection with the provision of any goods or services whether resulting from but not limited to acts of God or force majeure, illness, disease, acts of war, civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, animals, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, overbooking or downgrading of services, food poisoning, mechanical or other failure of aircraft or other means of transportation or for failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart on time.

There are many inherent risks in adventure travel of the type involved here, which can lead to illness, injury, or even death. These risks are increased by the fact that these trips take place in remote locations, far from medical facilities. Guest assumes all such risks associated with participating in these trips.

If you decide to participate in any activities including, but not limited to, any excursions involving animals, riding on animals, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, hot air ballooning, ziplining, high altitude treks, climbing, whitewater rafting, primate tracking and any activity which A&K considers to carry inherent risk of serious illness, injury or death ("Activities"), then you fully understand and acknowledge that Activities carry with them various inherent risks, including serious illness, injury or death and you take complete responsibility for your own health and safety and agree to assume all risks of injury, illness or death, whether foreseen or unforeseen, that may befall you as a result of participating in any Activities and agree to release A&K and its affiliates, their agents, employees and representatives from any liability whatsoever related thereto.

Further, as consideration for being permitted to participate in the Activities, you release A&K, whether known or unknown, from, and agree not to sue or make claim against A&K for, property damage, cancellation of any Activities for any reason, illness, negligent rescue operations or procedures, personal injury, or death arising out of your participation in the Activities, and any activity related thereto, including transportation to and from the site of the Activities, regardless of whether such property damage, illness, personal injury, or death results from the negligence of A&K (but not its reckless, willful, or fraudulent conduct), and/or from any defect in equipment. You further agree to indemnify and hold A&K harmless with respect to any claim made against A&K by anyone else which (a) related to your participation, or (b) which would be subject to the above release and covenant not to sue if you had made the claim directly yourself.

TRAVEL ADVISORIES AND WARNINGS
It is the responsibility of the guest to become informed about the most current travel advisories and warnings by referring to the U.S. State Department's travel website at travel.state. gov or by phone at 888 407 4747. In the event of an active State Department Travel Warning against travel to the specific destination location(s) of the trip, should the guest still choose to travel, notwithstanding any travel advisory or warning, the guest assumes all risk of personal injury, death or property damage that may arise out of the events like those advised or warned against.

ARBITRATION AGREEMENT
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions; to the Limits on A&K's Responsibility clause; to any A&K brochure; to any information regarding any A&K trip, service or package; or to any A&K related trip, activity, service or package shall be submitted exclusively to and resolved in binding arbitration in Chicago, Illinois under the CPR International Non-administered Arbitration Rules (which can be found at cpradr.org), before a single arbitrator appointed by CPR. Any party or their representative may appear for the arbitration by telephone or video conference. Each party shall bear its own fees, costs and expenses and an equal share of any arbitrator and administrative fees.

ANY PAYMENT TO A&K CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT HEREIN AND IN MORE SPECIFIC PRETRAVEL DOCUMENTATION, INCLUDING THE GUEST INFORMATION FORM.

A&K accepts all major credit cards.

ONE NAME: ONE UNPARALLELED STANDARD WORLDWIDE
Throughout this brochure, you'll see references to "Abercrombie & Kent" (or simply "A&K"). This is our shorthand for the many independent Abercrombie & Kent companies that work with A&K, to provide its travellers with a consistent worldwide standard of expertise and excellence in travel. Their independence allows our guests to benefit from unique local knowledge and specialized services available only from destinationbased operating companies around the globe.

AMENDMENTS
A&K reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions in its published materials and to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time as the result of any material changes to legislation or regulation. All amended Terms and Conditions shall automatically be effective upon being posted by A&K to the website abercrombiekent.com. Accordingly, guests should check the website abercrombiekent.com prior to travel in order to ensure they are aware of any changes.

©2017 Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC, ABERCROMBIE & KENT, A&K, CONNECTIONS, CONNECTIONS BY ABERCROMBIE & KENT, DESIGN YOUR DAY, INSPIRING EXPERIENCES, GUARDIAN ANGEL, MARCO POLO CLUB, MARCO POLO JOURNEYS, RESIDENT TOUR DIRECTOR, SIGNATURE SERIES, SIMPLY THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL, TRAVELLER'S VALET, TRAVELLING BELL BOY and the ampersand design are service marks owned by A&K Sarl.

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Prices valid at time of publication (02/2017) and may be subject to change.

 
 

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