Heading to London in June- having been on 4 other RS tours, I know it will be wonderful! Just wondering about the included breakfasts as I assume we will be staying in a hotel rather than Bed and Breakfasts' as on my other tours. Are we offered a full English breakfast, or rolls/jam/yogurt type?
Not sure which hotel you're in. We were at the Sherlock Holmes which has a full buffet including hot items (eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, beans, and tomatoes) in addition to Euro meats, cheeses, dairy, breads, fruits and cereals.. RS Tours can probably let you know. The 7-day London's a great tour.
We took this tour in 2013. The tour hotel was Washington Mayfair. They had a full English Breakfast along with fruits, yogurts, and pastries. It was a very nice hotel, great location, too! I know this tour is housed in different locations and your group might not be in this hotel. As your tour date gets closer, you will receive information about first and last hotel. This far in advance of next June, RS office might not know, with certainty, where your tour will be housed.
Most hotels and B&Bs in Britain do serve a full English breakfast, standard procedure, often with some choices. Some may have a buffet. You would not expect to "suffer" a Continental breakfast, since you're not on the Continent. Rick's book does list some British hotels that don't serve any breakfast, but our tour hotels always do.
Thanks Laura. I don't mind the continental breakfast as I do so enjoy breads/croissants, however my sister likes a 'hot' breakfast so thought I'd ask out of curiosity.
I was on this tour in May 2014 and we stayed at the Washington Mayfair in London. I really liked this hotel and would gladly stay there again, with or without a tour. The daily breakfast offerings included breads and pastries, yogurts, cereals, eggs, mild sausages, beans, mushrooms, and tomatoes. The coffee was wonderful, by the way. Tea was available, of course, both at breakfast and in your rooms. If you enjoy a cup of herbal or decaf tea in the evening, you might want to bring a few tea bags from home or purchase them there.
I realize this response is going beyond your question about breakfast, but I really appreciated the fact that the front desk usually had a bowl of apples and/or oranges available, plus there were a couple of shops within a block of the Washington Mayfair where you could purchase sandwiches, fresh fruit salads, cookies, etc. This was a great tour but it is very active so you will build up an appetite. Enjoy! Wish I was going back again soon!
Thanks Jerelyn for all the info. I took the RS 14 Days in Ireland a couple of years ago, and the English breakfast appears to be similar to the Irish. Best of all, you said that the coffee was good...lovely!
Rachel and Debra - just read posting by another individual regarding whether or not answers to questions/queries are read. I see that I didn't reply to either of yours, and I want to go on record that I did! LOL. Not only that, but I checked out the hotels mentioned, and called my sister to discuss your very helpful information. Whew, glad I've caught up on my correspondence.