Wimbledon Family Adventure

“Featuring accommodations, private airport transfers, tickets & hospitality to Gatsby Club and a scenic helicopter flight over London and plenty of activities for the curious youngster.”

Quick Facts about This Trip:

Trip Start/End:
England (London) / England (London)
Highlights:
England (London)
Duration:
6 days
Tour Type:
LuxuryLuxury trips showcase the finest properties and most indulgent experiences in a region, and have insider access to exclusive sights with a private expert guide.
Travel Style:
Championship SeriesOur Championship Series trips are designed for travellers looking for sports experiences where steely-eyed competitors risk everything in pursuit of hallowed trophies, million dollar purses, and bragging rights. The itineraries are built around coveted tickets, luxury hotels, glamorous soirées, first-rate seats, behind-the-scenes access, and endless opportunities for pampering
Trip Schedule:
From 23-Jun-2012 to 09-Jul-2012
Price Range:
From $6,395 pp *
  • * USD per person, double occupancy. Prices subject to change. This tour is fully customizable.

Trip Description

There is no finer way to celebrate tennis as a family than with this thrilling and luxurious kid friendly adventure to Wimbledon. Journey to London and the legendary emerald grass courts of Wimbledon to watch the sport’s finest players compete for the most coveted of “Grand Slam” titles merged together with a plethora of fun activities. Enjoy official centre court tickets to 2 Singles 1st-Round Matches and a Singles 2nd-Round Match of your choice, use of the Debenture Holders’ Lounges, all day access to the elite Gatsby Club, champagne reception, 3-course à la carte lunch, spirits, high tea, official program, commemorative VIP pass and hospitality while at Wimbledon. While not at the tournament the family will delight in private guided tours, a private helicopter ride, a ride on the London Eye, horseback riding in Hyde Park, a visit to the London Zoo and tickets to see the Lion King! Featuring private guide, driver, friendly hotel and the option to customize the tour to suit the matches your family wants to see!

Let us help you plan a perfect Wimbledon holiday by customizing your tour to other parts of England or Europe. With a wealth of hotels, activities and experiences from which to choose, the world is your oyster.

Trip Summary

Day Activities Hotel
Day 1
London
  • Transfer – Private – Heathrow Airport (arrival) – Vehicle/Driver
  • Welcome package – Pack
  • At Leisure
  • Private – 1/2 day Walking Central London – Guide
Park Plaza County Hall (4*)
Superior (Mon-Thu) (B)

1 DBL (2 Adults)
Day 2
London
  • Private – Scenic Helicopter flight over London (30 mins) – Helicopter
  • Lunch (not included)
  • Attraction: The London Eye – Entrance Ticket
  • Dinner (not included)
Park Plaza County Hall (4*)
Superior (Mon-Thu) (B)

1 DBL (2 Adults)
Day 3
London – Wimbledon
  • Transfer – Wimbledon (Return Included) – Vehicle/Driver
  • Singles 1st Rounds Tickets – June 25, 2012 – Centre Court
  • VIP Hospitality at Gatsby Club – Gatsby Club Hospitality
Park Plaza County Hall (4*)
Superior (Mon-Thu) (B)

1 DBL (2 Adults)
Day 4
London
  • Private – 1/2 d Horse riding in Hyde Park (1hr) – Instructor/Horse
  • Lunch (not included)
  • Attraction: London Zoo – Entrance Ticket
  • Theatre: Lion King – Ticket (Tues-Thu)
  • Dinner (not included)
Park Plaza County Hall (4*)
Superior (Mon-Thu) (B)

1 DBL (2 Adults)
Day 5
London
  • Private – Bath & Stonehenge (9 hrs) – Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Lunch (not included)
  • Theatre: Wicked – Ticket (Saturday)
  • Dinner (not included)
Park Plaza County Hall (4*)
Superior (Mon-Thu) (B)

1 DBL (2 Adults)
Day 6
London
  • Transfer – Private – Heathrow Airport (departure) – Vehicle/Driver
Depart (Int’l Airport)
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, 1/2d = Half Day, Al = All Inclusive

Day 1: London

Meet your driver at Heathrow airport, and take a private transfer to your hotel.

A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, train tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

One of the world’s great cities, vibrant London manages to shine in the greyest weather and its diversity defies a simple definition. This sprawling city has drawn people for centuries, looking for something and finding the unexpected. It’s one of the world’s most international cities and its influences blend to create something uniquely wonderful. Let your Guide know your particular interests and he/she will help you discover the city in a new way. Learn how to take the “tube”, explore the cobblestone streets, gardens, and markets, and be a Londoner for a day! Your Guide will meet you at your hotel. Please note that one should wear comfortable shoes and a hat; suitable for children. (No entrance fees included)

Accommodation: Park Plaza County Hall (4*)

Park Plaza County Hall (4*) is conveniently located on the south side of the River Thames near Waterloo Station and is next to London’s County Hall, home to several attractions, including the London Sea Life Aquarium. This London County Hall hotel is within minutes of a number of other popular sights, including the London Eye (walking distance), Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Our London accommodation features modern guest rooms, six well-equipped meeting rooms with natural daylight, food and beverage outlets, an Executive Lounge and a Fitness Centre. Choose Park Plaza County Hall and see what makes it one of the top London Waterloo hotels.


Day 2: London

A unique way to see the cityscape of London is from the air. Enjoy a half hour private helicopter scenic flight to see one of the worlds most iconic ity skylines from the air in the comfort of a modern helicopter. Offering exceptional visibility from all seats the aircraft will take you on a never to be forgotten aerial tour lasting between 30 and 35 minutes. The journey begins at the departure lounge at Redhill aerodrome where, after brief formalities, you will be introduced to your pilot. After the marvels of lifting into the hover and departing towards the north, the centre of London is very quickly seen in the distance. As you approach the Thames from the south, Epsom race course, Wimbledon tennis club and Hampton court will all be visible and then the real action begins! Chelsea Village will glide by before the helicopter will turn towards the historic city centre square mile at the heart of the city. Have your cameras at the ready as you fly by Westminster, Buckingham palace, The Gherkin and the Tower of London before heading towards the impressive Canary Wharf development. Leaving the River Thames, you will fly over the Greenwich observatory and park and then a last glance over our right shoulder reveals the entire city spread out towards the west.

Enjoy wonderful sights of the city of London from the London Eye ferris wheel! The London Eye (also known as the Millennium Wheel), at a height of 135 metres (443 ft),[1] is the biggest Ferris wheel in Europe, and has become the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, visited by over three million people in per year. At the time it was erected, in 1999, it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, until it was surpassed by the Star of Nanchang (160 m) in May 2006, and then the Singapore Flyer (165 m) on 11 February 2008. However, it is still described by its operators as “the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel” (because the entire structure is supported by an A-frame on one side only). The London Eye is located at the western end of Jubilee Gardens, on the South Bank of the River Thames between Westminster Bridge and Hungerford Bridge.

Accommodation: Park Plaza County Hall (4*)


Day 3: London – Wimbledon

Enjoy a private transfer to/from Wimbledon with vehicle and driver.

Jump the queues and take your seats on centre court with at one of the most famous tennis venues in the world. Indulge in strawberries and cream, a glass of chilled Pimm’s and afternoon tea in the sun; all images synonymous with a great day out at Wimbledon. Today’s matches are first round matches, and while the exact schedule won’t be finalized until closer to the date, you can be sure that there will be a variety of exciting singles matches to watch, whether on Centre Court or on any of the outside courts. Enjoy the spectacle of the parade of hats on display, from the fantastic to the sublime, from the quirky to the extravagant. Watch world class players fight for the championship, and if you’re lucky, watch Federer fight to claim his fifth successive Wimbledon title as he seeks to surpass the legacy of Sampras. After the day’s exhilarating matches, transfer back downtown.

The Gatsby Club opened its doors to great acclaim, with hundreds of guests amazed by the levels of service, lavish surroundings and impeccable hospitality. Its elegant 1920s art deco style makes it a perfect place to entertain during The Championships. With its superb ambience, this luxurious restaurant allows you to relax from the moment you walk in the door. Situated in a prime location opposite the main gate, it ensures that there is only a short stroll to your seats guaranteeing that you catch all the day’s action. Taste the essential seasonal treat of strawberries & cream, while watching the world’s best tennis players.

Accommodation: Park Plaza County Hall (4*)


Day 4: London

If you have ever longed to go for a spot of trotting on London’s famous Rotten Row, then horse riding at Hyde Park is the ideal sport for you! With a variety of equestrian activities, the Hyde Park Stables will cater for all riding abilities and ages from five upwards. Rotten Row in London’s Hyde Park has been the most famous equestrian venue in England for 300 years. What could be a be pleasant way to wander through Hyde Park than on horseback acompanied by an Instructor?

Entrance ticket to London Zoo.

London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo.It was opened in London on April 27, 1828, and was originally intended to be used as a collection for scientific study. It was eventually opened to the public in 1847. Today it houses a collection of 755 species of animals, with 15,104 individuals, making it one of the largest collections in the United Kingdom.

It is managed under the aegis of the Zoological Society of London (established in 1826), and is situated at the northern edge of Regent’s Park (the Regent’s Canal runs through it). The Society also has a more spacious site at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire to which the larger animals such as elephants and rhinos have been moved. As well as being the first scientific zoo, ZSL London Zoo also opened the first Reptile house (1849), first public Aquarium (1853), first insect house (1881) and the first children’s zoo (1938).

Spend a night out at the Lion King! Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney’s multi-award winning musical The Lion King will redefine your expectations of theatre. Shown at the LYCEUM Theatre (Wellington Street, London WC2E 7DA, nearest underground station: Covent Garden).

Accommodation: Park Plaza County Hall (4*)


Day 5: London

Enjoy a full day tour which takes in the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge and the World heritage site of Bath. Drive through Runnymede, the place where King John signed the Magna Carta, and continue to Stonehenge, the most famous prehistoric monument in the world; its origins date back nearly 5000 years. (entrance included) Lunch is taken in a 600-year-old coaching inn famous for its traditional cooking and classic ambience (food and drinks not included). Fully sated, the next stop is Bath where you will enjoy a guided tour of the city and the Roman Baths. (Entrance fees included)

Enjoy the evening in the west-end as you experience the musical -Wicked! Shown at the VICTORIA PALACE Theatre (Victoria Street, London SW1E 5EA, nearest underground station: Victoria).  As the winner of 35 major awards, including the Grammy Award and 3 Tony Awards, Wicked is the untold story of the witches of Oz.  Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz.  One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood, while the other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular.  Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda the Good.

Accommodation: Park Plaza County Hall (4*)


Day 6: London

Meet your driver at your hotel and be taken to Heathrow Airport by a private transfer.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)


What’s Included:
Guaranteed departure – Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, Fees where indicated as per the itinerary – Local and international traveler assistance during your tour – Specialised and personalised services
What’s not Included:
Tips – Laundry – Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages unless explicitly noted – Optional activities/extras – Visas (unless noted) – Vacation insurance
Trip Terms & Conditions
Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $250). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure. We accept payment via credit card, certified check, wire transfer or money order.
Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of deposit. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to 100% of program price.
Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at http://www.horizon-co.com/terms-and-conditions
Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.
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