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A Social Holiday in London & Paris
14 days and nights of sightseeing & socialising

May 2024

Who should come on a
Touvenir Social Holiday?

Touvenir Social Holidays are for people who want to:

  • Experience the key flavours of a destination, without the stress

  • Learn what a place is really like from a local's perspective, rather than the tourist version

  • Discover hidden gems they would probably not find themselves

  • Enjoy good quality local food and drink​​​  

  • Have a choice of accommodation, rather than a one size fits all approach

  • Have fun socialising, but who also want some time to do their own thing

  • Be part of a small group of no more than 8 people

Whats included?


  • 7 nights en suite accommodation in a single, twin or double room

  • Oystercard - 7 days FREE travel in Zones 1 & 2 on the London Underground

  • Friday welcome drinks and dinner in a traditional pub

  • English Breakfast

  • Walking tour of Covent Garden

  • Visit to a street market

  • Sunday roast lunch with drinks

  • 3 hour sightseeing tour in an iconic black taxi

  • Fish n ship lunch

  • Ghost walk and short Thames river boat trip

  • Yeoman Tour of the Tower of London and Picnic

  • Wes End theatre performance with interval drinks

  • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

  • Afternoon tea 

  • Dinner with live entertainment

Whats not included?
  • Flights

  • Flight transfers, except as outlined above

  • Insurance

  • Food and drink not specified above


Day 1 Friday
Welcome dinner and drinks at a traditional London pub

London's pubs are legendary. Aside from a wide selection of drinks (including delicious warm beer), they always providing a warm welcome and are often full of people engaging in playful banter.


We kick off this very special visit to London with an opportunity to meet and get to know your fellow travellers over typical pub fayre including a legendary British dessert such as sticky toffee pudding.

This evening we will talk about our activities for the week, what else is going on and other places to visit in your free time.

Day 2 Saturday
English Breakfast followed by a walking tour of Covent Garden
Covent garden.jpg

A traditional English breakfast is a wonderful start to your first full day in London, especially when it is at a cafe which has had its' breakfasts voted number 1 in London!


A local guide will meet us at the cafe, then take us on a private group walking tour of Covent Garden, which is so much more than posh shopping boutiques and fancy restaurants. In fact, it had been home to some of the craziest and most colourful characters in London’s history.


Wander through the centuries with us to discover how this area evolved from Westminster Abbey’s vegetable garden and became a hustling and bustling market, a theatre district, a centre of vice and deprivation, and even a slum that would inspire none other than Charles Dickens.


Please be aware that this tour contains some references to sex, alcohol, and prostitution!

Adult (18+) only:



Single Room 

Payment Terms

Deposit of 30% on booking

30% 12 weeks before the holiday starts

40% 8 weeks before the holiday starts


Refund Policy:

Cancel more than 12 weeks before the holiday starts and receive your 30% deposit refunded in full.

Cancel between 8 and 12 weeks before the holiday starts and receive a 50% refund.

Cancel between 4 and 8 weeks before the holiday starts and receive a 40% refund. If we can sell your place you will get a 80% refund.

Cancel less than 4 weeks before the holiday starts and there is no refund. If we can sell your place, we will make you a 50% refund.

Please make sure that you have read our full Terms and Conditions before booking.

We strongly suggest that you take out holiday insurance that covers you in case you need to cancel, for travel delays, other losses and the cost of medical treatment. 

Day 3 Sunday
Visit to a market followed by Sunday roast lunch and drinks
Borough Market.jpg

London's street markets are still the life blood of the city and this one is extra special as it has a huge range of street food stalls as well as the usuall food products. We won't let you each too much though because we wil be going to a restaurant afterwards with an award willing Sunday lunch!

Day 4 Monday
3 hour private taxi tour of London's most famous sights, fish and chip lunch, ghost walk and short river boat trip
London, England - Big Ben and Houses of Parliament with traditional British black taxi on

Seeing the sights of London from the comfort of an iconic black taxi with a driver who is also a trained guide is the very best!


You will visit all of the famous places you have seen on TV and the movies including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, The Mall, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, The bank of England, and Trafalgar Square. 

Your driver will then drop you off at a fish and chip restaurant, where we will have lunch with soft drinks.

Later in the evening you will join an evening ghost walk and hear about the darker and spookier side of London. This includes a short boat trip to the outside of the Tower of London.

Day 5 Tuesday
Yeoman guided tour of the Tower of London followed by a picnic. Theatre performance and interval drinks.

The Tower of London, officially His Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It is the oldest castle in Engliand and building started in 1076. 


You tour will be conducted by an Yeoman who is an attendant or officer in a royal or noble household. You will see The Crown Jewels including the crown which King Charles wears, The White Tower, Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula, Battlements, Medieval Palace, Bloody Tower, Torture at the Tower exhibition, Fusiliers Museum and Royal Mint exhibition. 

The Tower has some lovely landscaped areas where we will picnic afterwards. 

In the evening we attend a West End threatre performance and will have drinks in the interval.

Day 6 Wednesday
Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace 
followed by afternoon tea
Image by Ferdinand Stöhr

For anyone visitng London this is an absolute must see. All of the splendour, pagentry and colour of the Changing of the Guard is worth waiting for. We will get there early to make sure that we get a good view of the proceedings.

After the ceremony we will make our way to a lovely English tea shop where we will will relax over afternoon tea of finger sandwiches, scones, cakes and tea or coffee. 

Day 7 Thursday
Farewell to London dinner, drinks and dancing to live music

A fun filled last night out in London with delicious food, drinks, music and dancing to live Swing, Soul and Mowtown. 

PRICES - coming soon

Prices are for the whole holiday
not just for the accommodation


This in an excellent location and offers good value for money

Each room has en suite shower room, plus a TV and tea and coffee making facilities and WiFi. 




Hotel 2

 This is a budget hotel in an amazing location. 

The rooms are small and basic, but it is very clean.

Every room has an en suite shower, plus TV and tea and coffee making facilities and WiFi.