England: Travel Tips

Anyone who is tired of London is tired of life, wrote Samuel Johnson 300 years ago. From famed museums to world-class theater in the West End, London is tirelessly captivating. Stroll the hip boutiques in Covent Garden. Retrace the footsteps of monarchs and statesmen at Buckingham Palace and Parliament. Or savor a quiet moment in Westminster Abbey, final resting place of Sir Isaac Newton, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Laurence Olivier.

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Getting To England

Spring and summer are popular with visitors. This is the most pleasant time to visit the country, but you'll find higher flight and hotel rates. Christmas time is also busy in England

Fall and early spring offer reasonable hotel and flight rates throughout the England. The cities are a bit less crowded, but accommodations in the country can be limited.

Flight Times

  • 6.5 hours from New York
  • 7.5 hours from Chicago
  • 11 hours from San Francisco

Staying In England

Merry Olde England offers a multitude of delights. Ultra-urban London thrums with the arts, a lively pub scene, and gourmet restaurants. Don’t forget to reserve a day for shopping at Harrods, followed by tea at the Ritz. For natural rejuvenation, retreat to the lush hills of the countryside.

Must-see sights

  • Westminster Abbey, final resting place of Sir Isaac Newton, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Laurence Olivier.
  • Buckingham Palace and Parliament.
  • The Hip boutiques in Covent Garden.

Things to do

  • Drive through London and visit all the highlights.
  • Stop for a tasty snack of fish and chips and a pint of ale at any of London’s local pubs.
  • Visit Stratford-upon-Avon, where Shakespeare was born and where he worked.
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Traveling In England

Classic Vacations offers a variety of transportation options throughout Europe in order to make your Europe vacation truly spectacular. While limousines are a fun and private way to see many of the sights in Europe, private jets, rental cars, and shuttle transfers are also available.

While traveling in England we recommend :

  • Private transfers at time of booking - All transfers include a meet-and-greet by English-speaking drivers, luggage assistance, and bottled water in modern vehicles to and from all points of entry as well as between cities.
  • Luxury trains – A stress free way to explore Europe. There’s no need for maps, and no need to pack and unpack between destinations. This is travel the way it’s meant to be: carefree and full of discovery.
  • Rental cars - In some countries you may want to rent a car and explore on your own. Classic Europe proudly features Hertz cars in most countries.

Things to Know

Entry Requirements

  • To enter and leave Europe, all U.S. citizens must carry a valid passport.
  • It is the traveler’s responsibility to obtain the proper documents.

Currency

  • Britain's currency is the pound sterling, not the euro.

Time Difference

England is GMT & BST (British Summer Time)

Europe spans three time zones:

  • Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which is 5 hours ahead of Eastern standard Time.
  • Central Standard Time which is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
  • Eastern European Time which is 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.

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