Travel report: welcome to London!

Everyone knows London. Big Ben, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge are popular tourist destinations, particularly for school trips. But London has more surprises in store for those willing to take a closer look. To introduce our clients to some of the surprises this city has to offer, we recently organized an introductory weekend in London!

Train, plane or boat?

There are several ways to reach London from the Netherlands. A plane or train is a great option when travelling with a small group and a coach or boat is more practical for school trips. For our introductory weekend, we took a Stena Line ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich. Together with the MGI Travel team, the participants were given the opportunity to meet the other participating guests and to exchange school trip experiences. The ferry crossing was overnight and, despite the slightly bumpy journey due to the weather, everyone slept well in the comfortable cabins. The return trip from Dover to Dunkirk was operated by DFDS Seaways. This journey was slightly longer, but just as comfortable and well-organized.

Canary Wharf: the perfect departure location for school trips

When we arrived in London, three enthusiastic guides provided detailed information about the city. Our hotel (Britannia International) was located in the beautiful and modern Docklands, with its must-see Canary Wharf. The view of London is breath-taking. We travelled from Canary Wharf to Greenwich Pier, where we boarded a river boat operated by Thames River Services. The boat took us via St Katherine Docks to Westminster, a lovely trip across the Thames that we highly recommend as it gives you an entirely new perspective of the city.

Fun London excursions for pupils

London has lots of fun excursions for pupils. We went to visit Shrek! This new excursion takes you into the wonderful world of Shrek and other fun fairy-tales. Shrek's Adventure is located opposite the London Eye and directly next to the London Dungeon, making it the perfect location for a school excursion.

Another fun evening outing is the Ghost Bus Tour, which shows you a side of London you wouldn't see during the day. The tour includes scary stories about the history of London, peppered with typical British humour. This, combined with a beautiful tour of London, was the perfect ending to our trip.

Would you like to join us?

We received lots of positive reactions from our clients and would like to thank everyone for participating. Are you interested in joining one of our introductory weekends? We have another interesting trip planned in 2016, this time to the beautiful city of Edinburgh. If you'd like to join us, please call us or send us an e-mail.

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