London Theatres and Thames Cruise
A Chorus Line and Hello Dolly
Westminster – Kew on the Thames
Westminster Cathedral, Apsley House, The Garden Museum
From the Cavendish Hotel, St James’s
16 – 18 August 2024 (2 nights)
Enjoy two fantastic and much acclaimed theatre performances: Award-winning stage and screen actress Imelda Staunton starring in Hello Dolly at The London Palladium in this much-anticipated revival of Jerry Herman’s joyous musical. A Chorus Line – a musical masterpiece that revolutionised Broadway –a legendary cast, sensational choreography, heart-wrenching personal stories and musical theatre’s most unforgettable finale performing at Sadlers Wells Theatre.
Departing from Westminster Pier the river boat to Kew Pier passes beneath a number of London’s iconic bridges and numerous landmarks then follows the winding path of the river around islands and stately homes before arriving at Kew Pier around 1 ½ hours later where a coach will then return you to the Cavendish Hotel.
The Garden Museum explores and celebrates the art, history and design of gardens. Housed in the deconsecrated church of St Mary-at-Lambeth discover the stories of great gardeners through a permanent collection of artefacts alongside botanical art and a Dan Pearson designed courtyard garden.
Westminster Cathedral is the most imposing and most important Catholic church in England, a marvel in multi-coloured brick, building work started in 1895 and finished 8 years later. One of the most striking and impressive examples of neo-Byzantine architecture in Europe. A guided tour after which you might consider climbing the stairs (possibly the lift) to the Bell Tower with views over London.
Apsley House, stands alone at Hyde Park Corner and sometimes referred to as Number One, London, is famous as the home of the 1st Duke of Wellington and his descendants. The interiors house a magnificent collection of decorative art including fine paintings, sculptures, and works of art given to Britain’s greatest military hero by grateful emperors, tsars and kings.
Stay for two nights at the luxury 4 star Cavendish Hotel St James’s. Still to be confirmed we hope to also include a visit to nearby by Marlborough House, Pall Mall on the Friday afternoon when you check into the hotel.
Friday 16 August: Check into the hotel. Taxis will be booked to take you to the London Palladium for the evening performance of Hello Dolly. Suggestions for pre-theatre dining will be forwarded nearer the time. (Theatre tickets are for the mid-way stalls best possible).
Saturday 17 August: Departing 9.30 to visit the Garden Museum followed by a visit to Westminster Cathedral with a guided tour. Lunch can be found in the numerous places adjacent to the cathedral. The coach then takes you to Westminster Pier for the boat excursion to Kew returning you to the hotel at 5pm approx. A taxi or number 38 bus (direct from the hotel) to the Sadlers Wells Theatre for the evening performance of A Chorus Line. (Top price tickets for the stalls)
Sunday 18 August: Check out of your rooms before making your way to Hyde Park Corner for the one hour tour of Apsley House starting at 10.15. Return to the hotel collect your luggage before departure.
- 2 nights’ accommodation (superior rooms where double occupancy) and full English Breakfast
- Tickets for theatre, boat, tours and entries.
- Coaching and taxis where stated.
- Heritage Touring representative.
Price per person: £655
Single supplement: £88 per night
(double rooms for sole occupancy)
Non-refundable deposit: £175 pp
English Heritage members less £10
Extra nights at the Cavendish with special rates can be arranged.
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.
We strongly recommend that you take out holiday insurance for protection against any cancellation charges, loss of deposit and other eventualities even for holidays in the United Kingdom and for emergency medical expenses and injury, death, repatriation home if travelling abroad. Heritage Touring does not offer or sell insurance but can give assistance in locating travel insurance companies. Travel insurance is mandatory for all passengers travelling abroad.