Rio in London 💃🏽🕺GB! Caribbean Carnival + View from The Shard, Tower Bridge and more - UK August 2023

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Why fly all the way to Rio de Janeiro, if you can have a Caribbean Festival at your doorstep! Celebrate with me and five more TripMates the second-biggest carnival in the world. Inspired by the world-renowned Caribbean and Brazilian Carnivals, Notting Hill Carnival can absolutely keep up with its big sibling overseas. Notting Hill features colorful and extravagant costumes and dances; shows of Caribbean culture, food and music. An event that welcomes everyone to celebrate the multicultural history of Britain. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT This is an extended weekend city trip to the heart of London. We join the carnival parade on the two main festive days and have a full day for the main tourist attractions of England's capital, such as a visit to the rooftop terrace on the 72nd floor of The Shard 🏢, a tour of the spooky vaulted cellars of the Tower of London 🏰 and many many more cool things to do. OCCUPANCY We undoubtedly will have a busy time. But it doesn't mean anyone has to compromise on comfort. You stay in a shared twin room of a modernized Victorian-era 3*** hotel in Notting Hill 🏨, approximately 10 minutes walk from the streets of the Carnival parade. This way we can stay at the parade until its end and don't have to worry about how to get back to bed. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and a small kitchenette for self-catering, including a fridge, hob and kettle. The rooms have a small en-suite shower and toilet; towels will be provided. Only you and one more TripMate (or I) will be sharing a room. What a luxury in the City of London, isn't it? If you want to have a private room, check out my other Notting Hill trip in my profile. INCLUSIONS ✅ 4 nights in shared twin room with kitchenette in 3*** hotel located in Notting Hill ✅ Entrance to Tower of London, Tower Bridge, 72nd floor rooftop terrace view of The Shard, Uber Boat Transfer, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour ✅ 1 Day London Pass® ✅ 2 full days Notting Hill Carnival ✅ Allianz health insurance abroad for all citizens of Germany and Austria* ✅ 30 days cancellation and no service fee charge only for the first TripMate ✅ Motivated and great TripMates and TripLeader guaranteed! 😍 ✅ Icing on the cake: Professionally edited video of our trip!📷 EXCLUSIONS ❌ Drinks and food ❌ Transfers from and to London airport ❌ International flights ❌ Private expenses Please let me know if you need help finding a suitable flight or have any other questions. WHY JOIN ME👋👩🏻‍🦰 What makes this trip to London special and why join me? 👋👩🏻‍🦰 I have many years of experience as a travel specialist for China and travelled to more than 37 countries. Since I moved from Germany to the UK some time ago, I want to use that opportunity to explore more of England. As a person who loves to organise my personal holiday trips as well, I can ensure you that everything is taken care of during our stay and a lot of cool activities planned, so that we will have exciting and interesting days together. Please check my profile where you will find a selection of other unique and well-planned out trips, including a weekend trip to Jordan and Israel in October or a big roadtrip in Morocco in December. Don`t miss out on this unique opportunity of exploring London during it`s biggest carnival💃🏽🕺! Click the green button on the right 🟩 and reserve your spot! See you soon in England! 💂 * Not travel insurance cancellation cover. For more information see
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★ A well-planned and packed itinerary ★ Even though the trip was full of sight-seeing, we also had some great extra activities to choose from that Maria thought of beforehand ★ She is super friendly, attentive, and accessible to her tripmates ★ If you are on one of her UK trips and she offers to make an English breakfast, I recommend it ★ She was really on top of things, with knowledge about current events in the area, to make the trip smooth and better ★ I'm hoping our travel schedules line up once more
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Trip Itinerary

Notting Hill

Day 1-2
Day 1: Arrival in London - Friday Welcome to London - the heart of international finance 💰, British history and high-society 🍸. London is connected to the world by six international airports, of which most run a direct bus or metro line to the city center. Upon arrival, please find your way to the hotel, where we all meet. I will provide the hotel address and be happy to help with directions, if needed. 🛩️ Depending on your time of arrival, you can check in into your allocated hotel room and take a walk around the suburb of Notting Hill. In general, Friday is free for you to do and explore whatever you like. Kensington Palace, Hyde Park and Portobello Road are only 15 minutes walk from the hotel. If you arrive early, leave the luggage with the hotel reception and visit London's other attractions such as the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Once everyone has arrived, you will get the opportunity to meet your TripMates. I will take you to a legendary historic pub in Notting Hill, where we can grab a local ale (or non-alcoholic drink). 🍻 INCLUDED ✅4 nights in a 3*Hotel in London (twin room)

City of London

Day 2-3
Day 2: Excursions to The Shard, Tower of London, London Bridge and more - Saturday We begin this day early to beat the crowds. 🥐 After enjoying a delicious breakfast we hop on a sightseeing tour bus that takes us to central London. The big opening makes the notorious fortress Tower of London 🏰. We can spend some time exploring the grounds, see parts of the former royal residency and visit the famous “Beefeaters”, the guards at the Tower of London 💂. On our way to The Shard, we will cross the Tower Bridge. Here, we have entry into the bridge and will walk on the glass walkway, which was installed in 2014 and opens a fantastic view onto the Thames and people below 🌉. The Shard is undoubtedly one of the tourist hot spots of London. Here, I will make a reservation for our group in advance in order to secure a time slot. We will have the opportunity of getting up real high! But don't lose your head in the skies. Standing at over 309 metres tall, the open air rooftop terrace, which is situated on the 72nd floor, can be overwhelming! (entrance tickets to all mentioned attractions included in the price). We can use our London Day Pass for a variety of other attractions, for instance the Kensington Palace or the Westminster Abbey or go into one of the various museums. INCLUDED ✅The London Pass® ✅Explore the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, The View from The Shard, Uber Boat, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Notting Hill

Day 3-4
Day 3: J’Ouvert Carnival - Sunday Sunday heralds the beginning of the carnival 🎭. J’Ouvert is French for “beginning of the day” and the carnival begins at dawn, usually around 6am. But times may vary and are, thus, subject to change. 👯 Painted drummers and bands lead the parade and make a lot of noise to call people up to join the festival and forget themselves for a day. We also shouldn't miss its opening and be there to welcome the Carnival revelers with the rising sun. The opening ceremony starts a few hours later and will be followed by a day full of music and events. We can spend our time at the event or use the afternoon for more sightseeing around London. INCLUDED ✅Visiting the carnival parade

Notting Hill

Day 4-5
Day 4: Grand Finale - Monday 💃🏾 Grand Final Monday is the main event day of the Festival! Yearly, over Two million people head to the suburb of Notting Hill to dance with the crowds and enjoy the Caribbean vibes. The Grand Parade usually starts at 8 am and finishes at around 8:30 pm. It stretches an astonishing 5.5 km. The festival folks walk along countless trading, food and drink stalls, drummers and visitors. Community bands and groups perform and play live music on stage. Young and old people from all around the world will be dancing, chatting and having a blast of a time together! Whereas on J’Ouvert-Saturday we may spend our afternoon in the City of London, today I recommend you to follow the whole event. The Notting Hill Carnival is definitely something to look forward to! INCLUDED ✅Visiting the Grand Finale of the Carnival

Notting Hill

Day 5
Day 5: Departure from London - Tuesday Tuesday is our last day on this unforgettable Notting Hill Carnival weekend. If you have an early flight back home, please make sure to say farewell to your fellow TripMates the evening before. If you can stay longer, join the rest of the group for a final breakfast before we check out at around 12 am. I will leave London around noon to head back home. But feel free to ask me more on where to go and spend the rest of your day, if you have an evening departure. There are just too many cool things and places to discover in London! This is a hot sought-after event throughout the UK. So why wait? Join our group now 😊!
Trip Summary
5 days trip
Notting Hill, City of London & 3 more
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