We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing. It’s time to awaken the inner child and sprinkle some wonderful magic into your lives. Cherish your fond childhood memories, believe six impossible things before breakfast and enjoy our nostalgic trip down memory lane. Join us on a guided tour of the timeless classics of children’s literature and the big screen as we explore the wonders of Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, Paddington and Alice in Wonderland.
Arrive at Heathrow Airport where your chauffeur will meet you and take you to your hotel in central London. Check-in to the Rubens hotel, your home for the next six nights. The rest of the day is free to rest and relax.
Spend this morning in the company of a costumed guide dressed as the world’s favourite British nanny. Discover the Practically Perfect world of Mary Poppins – learn about chimney sweeps, spoons full of sugar and all things being super. See some of the City of London’s most famous landmarks and the locations used in the new Mary Poppins Returns movie. Sing to the birds on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral, hear about Edwardian London in which Jane and Michael grew up and find out the meaning of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Afterwards, indulge your inner child and adventure into the magical, mouth-watering world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with enchanting afternoon tea inspired by Roald Dahl’s iconic story. From decadent golden eggs to blueberry brioche and playful flavored candy floss, enjoy a taste of the magical world of Willy Wonka.
After breakfast, your driver guide will take you on a full day tour around London pointing out sites and locations from the Harry Potter and Paddington films. Follow in the footsteps of the world’s most famous wizard and try your luck at getting through the wall to Platform 9 ¾! Learn about Paddington’s adventures and visit some of the sites that have been featured in more than 20 books, plus several film locations from both films.
Today, your driver guide will take you on an enchanting day trip to Oxford. Enter the magical worlds of Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland and visit the famous Christ Church College. Walk the same mysterious hallways Harry, Hermione and Ron once did and see the great Hogwarts Dining Hall. Learn more about the real little girl upon whom Alice was based, along with her real pet cat; and visit the Alice Shop, which was a sweet shop where the real Alice may have bought her sweets!
The highlight of today is a half day trip to the Warner Bros. Studio. Experience the magic of the Harry Potter films; go behind-the-scenes and see an array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. Walk the original stone floor of the Hogwarts Great Hall, encounter some well-known creatures and take a stroll down Diagon Alley. And of course, pose for souvenir photographs and a broomstick video flight over London.
Once back in London, the rest of the day is at your leisure.
Enjoy an early dinner at the Rainforest Café where kids will go wild watching waterfalls, lightning, rain, animals and real tropical fish before enjoying a West End Show of your choice.
Today is a totally free day to enjoy London on your own.
After breakfast, your chauffeur will take you to the airport for your return flight home.