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Shard & Bateaux London Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a weekend break that includes some of the most luxurious and unique attractions the UK has to offer including The Shard, Bateaux London Afternoon Tea Crusie and Waddesdon Manor

Enjoy a weekend break to London that will include some unique attractions, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy spectacular 360 degree views of the city from the top of The Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building. We’ll also embark on a relaxing cruise on the Thames with Bateaux London that will include a delicious afternoon tea. Also included is a visit to magnificent Waddesdon Manor, a beautiful French Renaissance-style château in Buckinghamshire.



The contemporary Hilton Reading hotel offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, just a short drive from Reading's historical city centre. All the en suite bedrooms feature air conditioning, satellite television, direct dial telephone, radio, internet access, mini bar and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel also features a restaurant and bar plus a leisure club with indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. Lift to all floors.




  • Two nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast.

  • Admission to The Shard

  • Bateaux London Afternoon Tea Cruise

  • Admission to Waddesdon Manor

  • Return travel by luxury air conditioned coach.

Day One

We travel south to the four star Hilton hotel situated on the outskirts of Reading. After checking in to your room enjoy some time to relax and maybe make use of the excellent leisure facilities at the hotel before evening dinner.


Day Two

Following breakfast we travel into London for a visit to the famous Shard. this will be a great opportunity to experience the best views of England’s capital city from the open-air Skydeck at the top of the 95-storey sky-scraper. Following our visit to the Shard we are joined by a guide for a tour of the London sights. In the afternoon we’ll head to the Thames for afternoon tea cruise on Bateaux London, the ‘best restaurant cruise’ the city has to offer. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, pastries and scones, as well as an assortment of delicious teas as you sail past famous London landmarks. These striking sights are complemented by relaxing music from a solo pianist.

B, D

Day Three

Our final day will commence with a visit to magnificent Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, a truly stunning French Renaissance style chateau built in the 1870’s for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, and home to one of the finest collections of French 18th Century decorative arts in the world. We’ll have some time at leisure to appreciate the exceptional architecture, art collections and beautiful gardens before we commence our homeward journey.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Oswestry Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham Wrexham, Bus Stand Lord Street
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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