Day One: WHRO group arrives in London.
The Rubens at the Palace, 39 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0PS London, United Kingdom
- Our group meets at Heathrow Airport for transfer to Rubens at the Palace, the majestic 4-star luxury hotel which recalls the magnificence and splendor of a bygone age, yet with the latest in modern comforts and technology. From the windows of the Rubens, we can watch the comings-and-goings of Buckingham Palace guardsmen in the Royal Mews, or step outside to share in the unforgettable daily pageant of the Changing of the Guard.
- Check-in and enjoy lunch on our own, then meet our guide and take a relaxing panoramic tour of London by boat on the River Thames.
- This evening, a private cocktail reception and dinner will be held at the hotel, where we will screen the first episode of Downton Abbey Season 5 (subject to scheduling, not available in the U.S. until January 2015).