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Reader Holidays - Coronation Festival Buckingham Palace from Mid Devon Star
Departing July 2013
*Price shown: 11 Jul 2013 - FAY
A regal celebration of British trade - from tailors to chocolatiers
Don't miss this fabulous, one-off event being held in the gardens of Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Queen's coronation. Enjoy a showcase of quality, excellence and service unlike any other as London's most famous 'back garden' hosts over 200 Royal Warrant Holders - companies that supply the Royal Family 'by appointment'.
What The Price Includes
- Coach travel throughout
- Two nights' bed and continental breakfast in a comfortable hotel in the Greater London area
- Admission to the Coronation Festival in Buckingham Palace Gardens
- A visit to Royal Windsor
- Shopping and sightseeing in London
- The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Leaving the local area early in the morning, we'll travel to London, stopping en route in Windsor. Wander the pretty streets of this lovely riverside town or pre-purchase tickets to Windsor Castle, with its stunning state apartments. After the chance for an early evening meal, you'll head to your hotel for a good night's rest.
After breakfast, we'll head to Buckingham Palace for our visit to the Coronation Festival. More than 200 Royal Warrant Holders - including tailors Gieves and Hawkes, chocolatiers Prestat, Hunter Boot, Royal Brierley Crystal and even Milborrow Chimney Sweeps - will be displaying their products. Watch cooking demonstrations and catwalk shows, browse the stands, talk to the craftsmen and perhaps even buy one or two regal items of your own.We'll leave the festival by about 4pm, and you'll have the chance to enjoy an early evening meal before returning to your hotel.
This morning, we'll check out of the hotel and head into London's West End to explore our exciting capital at leisure. Take in the famous sights and marvellous shops, or the ever-changing new attractions and exhibitions. In the afternoon, you will head for home, arriving back in the local area by mid to late evening.
The following hotels are offered with this holiday (subject to availability and supplementary pricing)
Greater London Area Three-Star Hotel
You will be allocated a good, three-star hotel in the Greater London area, such as The Courtyard by Marriott, Slough, and the Jarvis Hotel, Watford. All rooms will have private facilities, telephones, TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and all hotels will have good bars and restaurants.Further Hotel Information »
You will be allocated a good, three-star hotel in the Greater London area, such as The Courtyard by Marriott, Slough, and the Jarvis Hotel, Watford. All rooms will have private facilities, telephones, TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and all hotels will have good bars and restaurants.Hide Hotel Information »