The English National Ballet – Royal Albert Hall
Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake “in the round”
Guildhall Art Gallery and London‘s Roman Amphitheatre
The Museum of London Docklands and Emirates Aviation Experience
From the Cavendish Hotel, St James’s
19 – 21 June 2020 (2 nights)
Derek Deane’s critically-acclaimed production of Swan Lake caused a sensation at its premiere in 1997. It has since been enjoyed by over half a million people and captivated audiences worldwide. True love triumphs over evil in this epic ballet, set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, brought to life by the English National Ballet. The Royal Albert Hall is transformed into a magical lake with 60 ballerina swans moving in unison gliding across the Hall’s arena floor. From your top priced lakeside stall seats this in-the-round production is a sensational spectacle and an outstanding production.
Friday 19 June: Arrive and check into the Cavendish Hotel, St James. This luxury 4 star hotel in the centre of Mayfair has a wonderful location for galleries, museums and shopping. Welcome drink and pre-theatre 2 course dinner included at the Cavendish. Transfer to the Royal Albert Hall for the evening performance of Swan Lake.
Saturday 20 June: A visit and tour of the Guildhall Art Gallery. The City of London Corporation's magnificent art collection is essentially a portrait of the City and the riches of its art collectors, particular emphasis on Victorian art, ranging from Pre-Raphaelites to depictions of London's colourful past. Then step into the ruins of London's Roman Amphitheatre. Lost for centuries, the original circular walls were rediscovered by archaeologists working on the site of the new Guildhall Art Gallery building in 1988. Continue to The Museum of London Docklands on the Isle of Dogs in East London. This 200 year old sugar warehouse reveals the history of the capital and growth of the Docklands as a port through stories of trade, migration and commerce from Roman settlement to the more recent development of Canary Wharf. Lunch can be purchased in their café or restaurant.
Short drive to the Royal Docks to board the Emirates Air Line to take your seats to glide over the Thames to North Greenwich. This ten minute journey offers spectacular views of the Docklands and the city of London. Conveniently located next to the air line the Emirates Aviation Experience gives a chance to have an insight into the world of modern commercial aviation including the inner workings of a real Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine. Return to Westminster from North Greenwich by Thames Clipper – a wonderful forty minute river journey on the Thames. Taxi back to the hotel.
Sunday 21 June: Check out of your rooms at the hotel. TBC A morning tour finishing at midday of the Travellers Club, 106 Pall Mall. The club, founded in 1819 by the then Foreign Secretary and the Duke of Wellington, was intended to provide a meeting place for gentlemen who had travelled abroad and also for distinguished foreign visitors and diplomats posted to London who might like to enjoy the privilege of a London Club. Should a corporate event take place at the Travellers Club there will be alternatively tickets for Apsley House for a morning visit and tour.
- 2 nights Cavendish hotel superior rooms, with full English breakfast, welcome drink and two course pre-theatre dinner
- Top price seats for Swan Lake
- All entries, tours, boat and air line tickets
- Coaching and Heritage Touring Representative
Price per person: £580
Single supplement £62 per night
(Double rooms for sole occupancy)
Non-refundable deposit £175 pp
Special rates available if you require additional nights at the Cavendish
Each tour, unless stated otherwise in the tour details, includes welcome reception, hotel accommodation, dinner and breakfast, entry fees, guided tours and tickets where appropriate, lunches and refreshments where stated, professional guide and executive coaching.
You are asked to make your own travel arrangements to join each break at the hotel listed. We are happy to give advice and where possible organise shared taxis from a rail station to the hotel and where appropriate the coach will finish a tour at the station. However we cannot take responsibility for individual travel bookings.
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