Let's put your Icelandair stopover to good use! On this 8-day itinerary, you'll explore two capitals, ReykjavÍk and London. Discover the vast differences between England's expansive capital city and the much smaller, unique capital of Iceland.
Departure from the United States.
Upon your arrival to KeflavÍk Airport, pick up your luggage and meet your Encore Tour Manager in the arrivals hall. You will make a stop nearby the airport for a delicious breakfast buffet. Continue on to the Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland's greatest treasures! This geothermal spa is known for its wonderful skin healing powers and offers heated waters ranging from 98-102 degrees fahrenheit. Afterward, continue on to ReykjavÍk and check in to your hotel. This afternoon you will have some free time to explore on your own, followed by an arrival briefing to discuss the details of your tour. Enjoy dinner together at a nearby restaurant before turning in for a good night's sleep!
Begin the day with breakfast at your hotel, provided each morning of your tour. Then, depart on a panoramic city sightseeing tour with a local guide! You will journey inside the Pearl, a remarkable building with a glass dome that offers breathtaking views of the city and beyond. Next, visit HallgrÍmskirkja, the famous church at the top of the city. Continue down the waterfront towards the Harpa. Since it's grand opening in 2011, Harpa Hall is considered one of the most beautiful concert halls in the world. After your tour, you will enjoy a free afternoon at your leisure. Tonight, rehearse and perform your debut concert at a local venue! Then have dinner together.
A full day excursion takes you around the Golden Circle including the Hveragerdi geothermal town; the extinct volcano of Kerið; Iceland's ancient cultural center at Skálholt; Strokkur geysir; Gulfoss waterfall and Thingvellir National Park to see the mid-Atlantic ridge. Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant today. An informal concert may be possible today at the Skálholt Bishopric Church. Return to ReykjavÍk for the night.
Depart today on your flight to London, one of the world's liveliest capitals! Transfer to your hotel for check in. In the afternoon, a sightseeing with a local guide shows you the city's highlights: Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the Changing of the Guard. You will have free time to explore London before this evening's dinner.
Depart for Windsor Castle, begun by William the conqueror and today an official residence of the British Royal Family. Continue to Oxford, Britain's oldest university town for free time to explore. Perform your next concert today at a local venue! Return to London for a group dinner.
Enjoy a visit to the newly reconstructed Globe Theater and the Tower of London in the morning. The remainder of the day is free to explore at your leisure and pick up last-minute souvenirs! Why not visit Madame Tussaud's famous wax museum? Or perhaps you may wish to visit the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. After dinner, perform an evening concert for the locals.
Return to the U.S.
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