2018 – A New Year, A New Way to Travel


The New Year always brings to mind fresh ideas on what to do, where to go, and how to get there. Why not make this the year to take care of you?

Have you thought about ways to treat yourself while traveling? Well, have we got some ideas for you!

From luxury train rides through the British countryside to high teas at luxury hotels…we’ve got you covered.

All Aboard the Belmond British Pullman Train!

Experience sumptuous train travel for a day trip or a weekend trip aboard the Belmond British Pullman. There are many options to choose from, such as a murder-mystery themed tour or an excellent fine-dining adventure. Or, imagine yourself as royalty as you dress up in a fancy frock and your finest suit and take a ride in a beautiful vintage carriage by a liveried steward. The Phoenix happens to be the Queen Mother’s favorite! Don’t forget to clink glasses of English sparkling wine as you ramble past the green hills of the beautiful English countryside. We can also arrange seasonally themed trips, such as Valentine’s lunches and New Year’s Eve.

It’s Time for Tea!

Take your tea while learning the “Art of Etiquette”.  London boasts a bounty of world-famous afternoon tea options,and we can arrange a special session that includes a talk given by Oxbridge alumni on the British custom of afternoon tea, as well as a demonstration of the manner in which to partake in the tradition. Learn about the history of afternoon tea in Britain, the table manners, etiquette and rituals surrounding the tradition, and the Dos and Don’ts that you should know but are never taught.

Your Own Private Eye!

Imagine riding one of the world’s tallest Ferris wheels while overlooking the beautiful city of London in your very own private capsule. We recommend trying out the champagne tasting capsule that you can book for yourself or up to 30 guests. Nothing beats sipping on Pommery Champagnes while riding in an iconic landmark.

Dine with the Queen (Kind Of)!

Experience the rare opportunity to privately dine at the Cloisters of Westminster Abbey in the presence of the impressive Ralph Heimans portrait of the Queen, commissioned for the Jubilee, in the company of the artist himself.

Uncommon Scents!

Visit Floris, the sole perfumer to the Queen, where you will learn hand-blending techniques from the masters, who have also created scents for Oscar Wilde, Eva Peron, Winston Churchill and every British monarch since George IV. Just like these other greats, you will leave with your own unique perfume creation.

An Aerial View Just For You!

If you’ve never been to London, or even if you’ve been many times, there is something special about seeing the city from above. We can book you on a jaw-dropping helicopter tour that will showcase those stalwarts of the London scene, such as The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, and more from a whole new perspective.

These journeys fill up far in advance, so let us help you plan your trip. You deserve it!

Call Across the Pond Vacations at 310-791-6101 today!

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