- 4 nights experience in London
- 2017 Wimbledon event
- Accommodations at the Xenia Hotel London
- July 13 - 17, 2017
- Breakfast daily
- GPT Gift Package
- All Taxes & Service Charges
Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the World. Taking place during two weeks in late June and early July each year. It is the major tournament of the four Grand Slam series.
The inaugural lawn tennis championship was played in 1877 is the oldest tournament in tennis, and is still played on grass. Wimbledon is full of pomp and ceremony with a tradition that includes a strict dress code for competitors and has Royal patronage to seal its importance. Notably Wimbledon does not allow sponsorship and there is no advertising around the hallowed courts.
Professionals were not allowed to play in the Championship until 1968 when Rod Laver won the first open Wimbledon. It is certainly one of the biggest sporting events in England and with Andy Murray winning the 2016 men`s championship. The 2017 Wimbledon Open promises to be an enormous event with its current British Champion defending his title.
Briton left the European Union in 2016 and seems set for a period of sporting nationalism. They came away from Rio with the second largest trove of medals in the Olympic Games and Paralympics`. The Tour de France was won by Brit Chris Froome a three time winner, and of course Andy Murray won his second Wimbledon men`s title. The champions are lauded by the daily newspapers and become heroes to the masses.
Everyone in the UK seems to be sports mad with city gents, giving up their bowlers for crash helmets, and stockbrokers leaving their limos at home, to race to work on bikes. Discussion on emails always starts with an improvement on their ride time, "can you believe I knocked 6 seconds off my ride time this morning".
Just minutes by foot from the city`s most famous museums, including the Victoria and Albert, Science Museum and the Natural History Museum, and a short ride from the upmarket shopping of Knightsbridge, Hotel Xenia is the place to stay in London.
This beautiful Victorian building is home to 99 individually appointed guest rooms including the exquisite Xenia Suite, two stylish bars, a private dining room, multifunctional meeting and event spaces and an exciting new dining concept serving delicious Italian cuisine. A destination in its own right, Evoluzione restaurant, occupies the bright and elegant conservatory offering regular demonstrations at the dedicated show cooking station. The Living Wall cocktail bar and Xenia Lounge serve an exciting menu of cocktails, and the heated herb garden provides the perfect place to indulge in a cigar from the Living Wall bar`s well-stocked humidor.
Arguably the most significant city in Europe, a leading Global city containing four world heritage sites and is a world cultural capital. You could live in London for years without discovering all that it offers.
It a city that goes back to Roman times with an enormous historical heritage that includes Buckingham Palace, The Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, the chimes of Big Ben, Saint Paul`s Cathedral, The Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
London has a myriad of Museums and art Galleries; the British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, and the Tate Modern just to name a few. The West End Theatre District offers every type of top shows at its forty wonderful theatres`.
Kew Garden and Hampton Court are to the west of London near to Richmond. Kew Gardens is the world`s largest botanical garden and is a World Heritage Site. Hampton Court was Henry VIII Palace and home of several Kings of England. But this is just the tip of an iceberg as there is so much to see.
Thursday, July 13:
Upon your arrival into London Heathrow (LHR) or London Gatwick (LGW) make your way to the Xenia Hotel London where a 4 night stay, including breakfast daily, has been reserved for you. Spend the evening exploring the sights and sounds of London!
Friday, July 14 - Sunday, July 16:
After breakfast, make your way by tube to Wimbledon for all the day`s competitive activities! Spend the evening in one of Londons fine pubs or explore the bustling city of London!
Monday, July 17:
Make your way to London Heathrow (LHR) or London Gatwick (LGW) airport for your return flight home.
Price Per Person
Price Per Person: $1,395.00
Single Use Supplement: $895.00
Price is per person, based on two persons sharing a room. Single supplement is an additional cost per room (for the entire tour) if traveling alone. Extra nights subject to hotel availability.
Hotel Room Types
Classic Double max 2 person(s)
|*Village Suite Thurs [+]||$2,695.00|
|*Village Suite Fri [+]||$7,525.00|
|*Village Suite Sat [+]||$3,425.00|
|Sunday 1-Day Tickets|
|*Village Suite Sunday [+]||$8,845.00|
|* indicates ticket is on request|
|- Tickets are not included with your hotel package and are offered separately as there is usually a choice.|
|- Additional charges apply if tickets are purchased without accommodations. Please contact our office for details and for race ticket only sales.|
|- Additional options that are not listed here may be available.|
|- All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars.|