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High Tea on the Thames – NEW TOUR

  • Afternoon Tea

    Afternoon Tea
  • City cruises and tower bridge

    City cruises and tower bridge
  • London sightseeing on the Thames

    London sightseeing on the Thames, river cruise
2 day tour
From £79 per person

What is Afternoon Tea?

Afternoon Tea is a tea-related ritual, introduced in Britain in the early 1840s. It evolved as a mini meal to stem the hunger and anticipation of an evening meal at 8pm.

Afternoon Tea is a meal composed of sandwiches (usually cut delicately into ‘fingers’), scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries and cakes. Interestingly, scones were not a common feature of early Afternoon Tea and were only introduced in the twentieth century.

Now’s your chance to take Afternoon Tea while cruising along the Thames. What a civilised way to pass the afternoon! And afterwards, a night in a 4 star hotel with a full English breakfast on Monday morning.


Dates

Available most Sundays throughout 2019


Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Sunday: Travel to London – Tea on the Thames

Travel to London at your leisure to arrive early afternoon. Depending on timings, you may be able to check in at your hotel. You will need to be at Tower Pier at around 3.00pm, as your boat departs at 3.30pm for a 90 minute cruise. Your Afternoon Tea wouldn’t be right without scones, jam and a generous dollop of cream, so fear not you’ll find those along with the selection of finger sandwiches and cakes. Yum yum!

Plus of course tea! In fact an almost endless supply if that’s what takes your fancy.

And when you’ve finished your tea, you can always stroll upstairs to take in the 360 degree views of London’s riverside landmarks. On arrival back at Tower Pier, make your way to your hotel, where the rest of the evening is at your leisure.

Day 2

Monday: London – Shopping / Museums

Enjoy a full English breakfast in the hotel and you then have some free time to explore the sites of the Capital. We can arrange a visit to The Tower of London, maybe a trip on the London Eye or a guided tour around Docklands and a trip on the Emirates Airline across the Thames – we will be delighted to offer suggestions. Leave London at your leisure to return home.


Suggested hotels

We can offer a selection of 4 star hotels in Central London and in the Docklands area.


For groups that do not wish to travel by coach, it is possible to take this tour with travel by train, and public transport in London – please contact us for details and prices.


2 days
 Sundays in 2019 from £79.00 per person
 Sundays in 2020 from £85.00 per person
All prices are per person based on sharing a single room and with coach driver or group organiser's free place in a single room, both are based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.

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