This week we’ve been busy collecting all the best experiences from around the UK for you to enjoy. The theme of this blog focuses on experiences that give something back, whether it’s knowledge, culture or memories! So stick on your tourist cap, grab your camera, and enjoy…
The perfect day out for avid rugby fans, on this tour you’ll experience the entire glory felt by the England team yourself! You’ll get to see the 82,000 seat stadium, the team changing rooms where you’ll feel the crackle of anticipation still lingering in the air, the medical room, Royal box, the famous player’s tunnel and the hospitality suites. After getting your fill of a-day-in-the-life-of-an-England-rugby-player, you’ll be directed to the stadium museum that is home to all manner of rugby treasures. As well as testing out your sporting skill on the interactive play zone, you’ll see coveted artefacts, discover insider information and see rare footage of some of the most famous rugby games in history. A great gift for a rugby enthusiast, this experience is unmissable!
If you want to mix up your sightseeing with a bit of romance, this river cruise for two people is absolutely perfect. Setting off through Oxford, you’ll glide down the River Thames past beautiful architecture and meadows that stretch for miles, watching the sun set gracefully on the horizon. Dinner is provided by a highly-acclaimed riverside restaurant, and eaten on the boat surrounded by flowing water and natural wildlife – bliss! Once your appetite is sated, you’ll drift leisurely back up the river to Oxford, taking in the sights once more in the dimming light. A truly magical experience to enjoy with a loved one or friend, and a great combination of sightseeing, local knowledge and fantastic food.
Whether you’re a local Londoner or a tourist, this tour is guaranteed to teach you many things you didn’t know about the great city! From the favourite haunts of famous authors, to the pub where Guinness was first served outside of Ireland, this tour is packed full of knowledge and interesting information. If all the walking sounds like thirsty work, you’ll be pleased to hear you get opportunities to taste local ales, as well as a pint in London’s most haunted pub. Some of the pubs you’ll visit include London’s oldest pub, the public houses frequented by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens, the single remaining galleried coaching inn, London’s only art nouveau pub and the Old Bank of England where your expert guide will recall chilling tales of Sweeney Todd. The tour concludes near Covent Garden, so if you fancy filling the rest of the day with shopping or eating out, there’s only a short walk to do so.
Grab your tennis shoes and walk where professional athletes make or break their careers, with the Wimbledon Tennis Tour and Lunch for Two experience you’ll see behind the scenes of one of the grandest sporting tournaments in the world! You and one lucky friend will have VIP access to areas of the grounds that some people can only dream of, you’ll get to look around Court 1, Henman Hill (Murray Mound?), the press interview room, the water-gardens, and of course not forgetting the famous Centre Court. The experience also includes a guided tour round the museum, before stopping at the Wingfield Café for a delicious three-course lunch, followed by strawberries and champagne. The tour is lead by a London Blue Badge Guide, who are specially trained in their fields, and are sure to answer all your questions, as well as providing fascinating, little-known facts about the venue and tournament. A perfect day out for tennis enthusiasts!
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