Attend a 5-night, once-in-a-lifetime London travel event May 22 – 27, 2014 that takes you inside one of
the world's most powerful and dynamic cities – London. You'll take home
rare insights provided by uncommon access to cultural icons and historic settings, including spectacular venues closed to the public – open for Tauck guests only. Days are filled with small group themed sightseeing tracks delving into diverse topics such as the maritime role of the British Empire, Victorian London and World War II London, as well as a full day pass to the 101st annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show to learn about and experience the world of English gardening. Private dinner events include evenings at the Hampton Court Palace of King Henry VIII and the historic Guildhall. Savor a private performance of Baroque music. Attend special presentations by Celia Sandys, granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill, and Lady Carnarvon, owner of Highclere Castle – setting for the award-winning BBC series Downton Abbey. Enjoy a rare opportunity to privately view the Crown Jewels on an exclusive early opening of the Tower of London. And as a fitting finale, cruise the Thames to Greenwich for dinner at the newly relaunched Cutty Sark. Throughout The Tauck London Event, guests will meet and have discussions with local experts on art, Winston Churchill, maritime history, Charles Dickens, World War II and more. One departure only, so make your plans early.