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London: City Experience

London: City Experience

7 days, 1 city5
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From $1389 without flightsPayments as low as $36

A bridge with two castle-like towers spanning a river
A bridge with two castle-like towers spanning a river
A busy bridge crossing a river towards an ornate building with a tall clock tower
A red telephone booth
A fountain with a statue of a man holding a dolphin that has water pouring from its mouth
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Why go?

C’mon, it’s LONDON! Where history is out-steeped only by all the tea. Where palaces meet pubs, buzzing streets border famous parks, and buses are two stories tall. In the tale of art, food, and culture, London has serious main character energy.

Picture yourself

  • Spotting Big Ben from the London Eye

  • Riding an iconic double-decker bus

  • Channeling your inner Beatle at Abbey Road

  • Practicing your most regal royal wave

  • Strolling along the river Thames

What you'll get

  • Round-trip flights & airport transfers (or book 'em yourself)

  • 5 nights in handpicked, city-center accommodations

  • 5 breakfasts

  • 3 dinners

  • An expert Tour Director

  • 24/7 support

  • 1 guided city tour

  • Entrance to the London Eye

Map for the London: City Experience tour
Full trip itinerary


  • Day 1: Overnight flight

    Board your overnight flight to London, queue up the Beatle’s entire discography, and have yourself a proper good snooze.

  • Day 2: Arrive in London + Welcome Dinner

    Fancy a pint? Jk, plenty of time for that later. You’re in Western Europe’s largest city, home of the royal fam, afternoon tea, and a dessert called Spotted Dick. Stick an AirTag on your heart—you're about to leave it in London.

    Today's highlights:

    • Meet an EF representative and fellow travelers as they arrive at the airport.
    • Transfer to your hotel to check in and check out your room.
    • Explore the surrounding area with your Tour Director.
    • Enjoy a Welcome Dinner with fellow travelers at an authentic local spot.
  • Day 3: Guided city tour + London Eye

    Experience London’s most iconic sites with a local guide on a walking tour of the city. Then fly high on the London Eye for panoramic views from Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel.

    Today's highlights:

    • See Big Ben, Parliament, Westminster Abbey and more iconic spots with a local guide.
    • Learn how to tell if the king is home at Buckingham Palace.
    • Ride the London Eye and see if you can spot all the landmarks you saw on the ground from 443 feet in the air.
  • Day 4: Free day in London + included group dinner

    Whatever puts the vinegar on your chips is on today’s agenda. London’s 607 square miles, so there’s like...a hundred million things to do. Parks, museums, shops, restaurants, pubs—the city is yours.

    Free time suggestions

    Shakespeare’s Globe: Hark! Make haste and get thee to the old Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse where the Bard’s works were (and are) performed.

    Hyde Park: Wander the largest of London’s four Royal Parks where you’ll see gorgeous gardens, Serpentine Lake, and the Princess Diana memorial fountain.

  • Day 5: Free day + optional trip to Oxford

    Today you’re free as the flock of birds that landed on Big Ben’s minute hand in 1944 and set the clock back 5 minutes (facts). Or you can go beyond London and tap into your dark academia side on an optional visit to Oxford.

    Free time suggestions

    Victoria & Albert Museum: Beyond a striking red-brick façade and grand entrance hall is an incredible art and design collection, from fashion and jewelry to sculpture.

    Abbey Road: Grab some of your travel BFFs, look both ways, and recreate the Beatles’ iconic Abbey Road album cover on the street where it was recorded.

    Beyond London (extra cost)

    Watch the countryside go by on your way to explore Oxford, the magical town that doubled as Hogwarts. 

    Why wait? Save money by booking this optional excursion before your trip departs.

  • Day 6: Free day + Farewell Dinner

    It’s almost time to say “Cheerio!” to merry old England, innit? Soak up every last bit of London before your flight home tomorrow.

    Today's highlights:

    • Tuck into one last curry, hit the shops at Covent Garden, or get a final look at the Thames.
    • Share some laughs (and maybe shed a few tears) at an included Farewell Dinner with your group.

    Free time suggestions

    Brick Lane: Winding through the East End, this vibrant street is chockablock with cool shops, markets, and all the curry you can possibly eat.

    Notting Hill: Check out the colorful homes of this eclectic neighborhood known for the Portobello antique market and annual Carnival celebrating the area’s Caribbean roots.

  • Day 7: Fly home

    Cheers, mates!
    Your next destination awaits—home. But this isn’t goodbye. It’s “See you later.” The only question is, where?


Overall rating: 5 out of 5
Based on 5 authentic traveler reviews
  • Such a fun trip!

      Sonia, traveled Nov. 2023

    Matt was an amazing tour guide. Super friendly, knowledgeable, and upbeat personality made the experience that much better. There was plenty of free time to explore on your own and embrace the city’s charm. Would definitely recommend

  • London Trip Review

      Megan, traveled Nov. 2023

    This was my first out of the country trip and my first trip with this company. My connecting flight was a mess due to the airline, and EF was very supportive, not to mention the incredible moral support given to me by our director, Matt. Matt was awesome every step of the way and checked on me daily!! This is a great trip with plenty of free time but also pl... See more

  • Best city ever! You won’t regret it!!

      Stephanie, traveled Nov. 2023

    I didn’t know much about EF and how group travel worked; this was my first trip with EF and it was amazing!! Matt, our tour director was awesome and the best for this trip. He is a local who is extremely knowledgeable, and will communicate throughout the whole trip to keep you updated with the itinerary and changes. There were plenty of free days which was n... See more

  • Best trip ever

      Mitchell, traveled Oct. 2023

    Most amazing trip ever 🙌🏼 Tobyn was an absolute doll of a tour director.

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