I would appreciate some input on our plans for our upcoming trip. Our group is my husband and I, our 16 year old son , 13 year old daughter and my 76 year old mother. My mom and I went to England when I was about 10, so you can just assume that we know very little!
I am trying to plan days with some amount of sitting or riding. This will be helpful for my mom as well as my son who is an amputee. Both can travel safely on all kinds of terrain but any opportunity to enjoy a seat will be appreciated! If you see opportunities for sitting that I may have missed, that would be very helpful for me.
I would also like to book an afternoon tea if time permits. Also, if we can squeeze in the London Eye, that would be fun too! We are pretty open to suggestions and changes, except for the days we have already purchased tickets. (Mamma Mia, Stonehenge, Eiffel Tower.) We can definitely be flexible but I have found it helps our family to have a general plan prior to the trip with so many different opinions in three generations.
Sunday, May 28th Arrive London Heathrow 10:45 PM
Travel by car service from airport to condo near St Pancras Station
Monday May 29th Greenwich day
We are planning to use this day to acclimate also. Our tentative plan is to get a few groceries then take the Thames River Cruise to Greenwich. Our primary goal is the Royal Observatory but will try to see the Cutty Sark or other sites as time and energy permits. If we are all feeling up to it, we will stop for dinner somewhere in the Docklands area.
Tuesday May 30th
Tower of London
Our plan is to arrive before opening and see the Crown Jewels and tour the Tower. We are also interested in the Tower Bridge if there is time.
Mamma Mia 7:45
Wednesday May 31st
Hop on/Hop off Bus Tour
Churchill War Rooms-Tour
Parliament-Tour? Walk or Drive by?
Buckingham Palace-Walk or drive by
Big Ben-Walk or drive By
Thursday June 1st Stonehenge Inner Circle Sunset Tour
We have a hired a car/guide for this day and we will meet the guide in Salisbury at noon. We can pretty much have the guide take us wherever we like from noon until the sunset tour at 7:45.
My plan was to arrive in Salisbury by around 10:30 and head to the cathedral to see the Magna Carta, then meet our guide. After that, we aren’t sure what to do next.
Friday June 2nd
Hampton Court Palace
Saturday June 3rd 12:30 travel by train to Paris arriving 4:00 Paris time
Travel to Hotel Eiffel Tower area
Eiffel Tower Tickets 8:00 PM
Sunday June 4th Versaille
I know everything says not to go on Sunday but that is really our only option.
Monday June 5th
Tuesday June 6th 11:30 fly back to U.S.