Greenwich Highlights Half Day Tour

August 2017

More information about Greenwich Highlights Half Day Tour tickets

  • Schedule
    Daily

    Start Time: 12:30am
    Finish Time: 4:00pm

    Departure Location: Sir Walter Raleigh statue which is located just outside the north entrance to the Greenwich Tourist Information Centre.
    Return Location: Greenwich Market

    Exceptions:

    24 December: Closed
    25 December: Closed
    26 December: Closed
    31 December: Closed
  • Description
    Our Greenwich Highlights Half Day Tour is ideal for both individual travellers ( F.I.T.'s ) and coach groups. There is so much history and culture to be experienced in Greenwich and this tour introduces you to that in an entertaining way. You will be with no more than 5 other people and so this is really a private tour. We start at the Greenwich Royal Observatory, built in 1675 for King Charles II by Sir Christopher Wren. Here we take you to the prime meridian: world centre of time and space.

    We also experience the John Harrison gallery with his amazing time pieces maintained in perfect working order by observatory staff. It was Harrison who was to eventually solve the longitudinal problem. From there, we walk down hill to the largest martitime museum in the world - the National Maritime Museum. So much to see as you could easily spend a whole day in this fascinating place! We do introduce you to the highlights and also make time for a short tea/coffee break at the lovely cafe there. Onwards now to the teaclipper Cutty Sark, the last remaining teaclipper in the world! She has been beautifully restored to her former glory, following a 6 year long and £50 M restoration.

    We are onboard Cutty Sark and we also learn about how she came to be named " Cutty Sark ". Afterwards, we head over to the Old Royal Naval College which now serves as the main campus for the University of Greenwich. Wren's genius is everywhere to be seen, not least of all in the magnificent Painted Hall. Many movies have been filmed here and we tell you more on the tour. We normally complete the tour at the old Greenwich Market, in existence since the 1830's. It is now a popular London market, complete with vintage clothing, antiques, art galleries and fabulous street food. So put on your walking shoes and come along with us on this fun and educational tour.
  • Additional information
    Inclusions

    • All admission fees
    • V.A.T. and all taxes
    • Photo ops to last a life time
    • Fun and informative guide
    Exclusions

    • Gratuities (optional)

    Your confirmation voucher provides you with full information about the Local Operator (including contact details). You can rest assured that we select only the most reliable and experienced operators in each destination.
  • Highlights
    • Fun and educational
    • All major venues included
    • All admission fees included
    • Entertaining and knowledgeable guide
    • Private tour runs daily