Family Research & London Tour

11 Day / 10 Night | Small Group Unique Tour


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Explore the wonders of London with our experienced team of genealogists!

May 31 – June 10, 2015

Day 1 – Fly into London, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore this energetic City. Tonight, join your tour director for a welcome drink and orientation dinner.

Overnight: Park Plaza Hotel near Victoria Station (or similar)London
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 – Breakfast at the hotel. Today will be at your leisure. Simply enjoy relaxing at your hotel or go out on your own to explore the famous sites of London, such as Big Ben, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, and many more. This evening we will meet at the hotel for dinner and an enlightening class by one of our resident professional genealogists.

Overnight: London UK
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 3 – This morning we have an early start, after breakfast we visit the National Archives in Kew (just west of London). After an orientation class taught by the Archive staff we have the chance to spend a full day researching in over 1000 years of records. We will have the option for one-on-one consultations with our three resident professional genealogists. Dinner at your leisure.

Overnight: London UK
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 – This morning we visit the Society of Genealogists (need to be there at opening,10:00) where we will spend the morning at the National Family Centre. Before lunch (10:30)we enjoy an introduction to The Society of Genealogists by a staff person. This afternoon is at your leisure to further research unique records that you won’t find anywhere else including: Army records, Boyds Records, Court Records and Local Records. We will meet this evening to share dinner together.

Overnight: London UK
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 5 – This morning we visit the Society of Genealogists where we will spend the morning at the National Family Centre. Before lunch we enjoy an introduction to The Society of Genealogists by the staff. This afternoon is at your leisure to further research unique records that you won’t find anywhere else including: Army records, Boyds Records, Court Records and Local Records. We will meet this evening to share dinner together. After breakfast we have a presentation by one of our prestigious English genealogists before heading back to the National Archives at Kew to continue our research with the option to have one-on-one consultations with our three resident professional genealogists. This evening meet for a traditional English dinner together.

Overnight: London UK
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 6 – After breakfast we head out along the back roads to Canterbury. Here we have the opportunity to visit Canterbury Cathedral Archives, which holds a wealth of manuscripts, photographs, maps and other records dating back to the late 8th century. These make up an extraordinarily rich resource. In the Archives, you can find out more about the Cathedral, it’s history, it’s building and it’s community. You can explore the history of Canterbury and the surrounding area, and you can research East Kent family history. The Cathedral Archives building dates from 1954; it was built to replace a Victorian library destroyed by bombing in 1942. The Archives building was refurbished in 2012 with generous support from the Albert Reckitt Charitable Trust. This evening enjoy dinner on your own.

Overnight: London UK
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – We continue along the back roads after breakfast, going even further back in time, you’ll travel through the rolling green Wiltshire landscape to Stonehenge, a collection of stones dragged to this lonely plain near Salisbury 5,000 years ago. Who built it? Why? These questions have haunted the minds of centuries of scholars. Set in a landscape dotted with prehistoric mounds and carvings, Stonehenge continues to enthrall the imagination and captivate the heart of every visitor. Next, it’s on to Bath, famous for it’s elegant Georgian architecture. During your panoramic tour of Bath you will be enchanted by the town’s beautifully proportioned streetscapes. You’ll see Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge, modeled after the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, visit the Roman Baths, the best preserved Roman spa from the ancient world. Dinner on your own.

Overnight: London UK
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 – Today you will have a full day at your leisure. You may wish to stroll leisurely down Oxford street to pick up some bargains, visit the wonderful Tate Modern or experience traditional High Tea in a local cafe, go up to the London Eye, or this evening you may wish to take in production of the fabulous London theatre.

Overnight: London UK
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 – After breakfast we visit Dr. William’s library, a major research library and home to over 300,000 titles from the earliest years of printing to the present including many thousands of manuscripts from the thirteenth to the twenty-first century. After lunch we visit the British Museum, a museum in London dedicated to human history and culture. It’s permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from it’s beginnings to the present. This evening will will enjoy dinner together.

Overnight: London UK
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 10 – Today is at your leisure. We will enjoy a farewell dinner together at a local restaurant before we wrap up the previous week.

Overnight: London UK
Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 11 – After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home (or continue your journey on your next adventure).

Day Tours:

  • Buckingham Palace-Changing of the Guard
  • Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, London Eye, Trafalgar Square,
  • Other London sites
  • Other optional day tours outside of London are also available.

Multi Day Tours:

  • Visit your family’s origins with a professional guide
  • Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, Wales, Germany and other countries
  • European River Cruises (suggested to book early for best options)

Many other Services Available

  • Travel Insurance & passport assistance
  • Theater tickets for London or Shakespeare
  • Various tours can be planned through Journeys Global Travel

Package Includes:

  • Small group tour (15- 20 people)
  • All ground transportation including transfers to/from airport
  • Accommodations at 4 star hotel centrally located
  • Breakfast daily at hotel
  • Some other meals including welcome & farewell dinners
  • One of a kind unique historical and heritage tours as indicated on itinerary
  • All applicable entrance fees
  • Professional Genealogist Expert Guide
  • Local Professional historical guide

Additional Information


  • There is a $500 per person non refundable deposit. Please see terms and conditions for all details regarding refund policies and guest’s responsibilities.
  • Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several time a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.
  • Travel insurance is available
    Single Supplement available upon request for an additional cost.
  • Many people have already been to London that will be joining our tours, so we have included very special tours and allow time and the option to do some of the tourist favorites, for the first time visitors.
  • Exclusions:
    Flights
    Gratuities
    Optional Tours

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