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Tour dates in November

I noticed no tour dates to Great Britain in November on the website. Does that mean that Rick Steves' tours end in October, or will more be posted soon? My wife and I have heard great things about Christmas decorations and activities in Great Britain in November and really would prefer to travel around Thanksgiving.

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Can’t answer about tours as I travel on my own in the UK during those months.

What would you like to know?

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Thanks. I need to know simply what I posted, if Rick Steves' conducts tours in Great Britain around Thanksgiving? This will be the first time my wife and I will travel there, and we prefer to go with a trusted guide, at least the first time.

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Rick Steves Tours for the longer England itineraries do end in October for considerations like weather, daylight hours, and opening hours at some sites visited. However, the big city is more viable year-round, so our one-week London city tour has dates available that start on November 22, December 6, or December 26, for instance.

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Enjoy the tour.

If you like ice skating the rink at the Natural History Museum is nice.

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is free and worth a walk about.

Visit Liberty

Check what’s going to be on at The Royal Albert Hall, Wilton’s Music Hall and Cadogan Hall. Might find something you’d like to attend.

See if dining in an igloo outside the Southbank is of interest.

Spitafields Market is festive during the holidays. Great for getting Christmas cards as are many of the Museum gift shops.

See if the Great Christmas Pudding Race is happening during your travel dates.

See what pantos are available to book. Fun Christmas tradition and be sure to enjoy a Sunday roast!

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Chatsworth House has a seasonal Christmas Market and scheduled events such as a parade if you want a Country Estate experience. Oxford has a Christmas Market for a short train trip out of London. Look at www.nationaltrust.org.uk when the Holidays are nearer. A week in London could be all you need for Christmas.