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London - Anyone for Tennis?

London - Anyone for Tennis?

Some historians date tennis as far back as Egyptian times, but the most common view is that it was a crude courtyard ball game invented by the 11th or 12th century French monks and the name tennis is said to come from the French word 'Tenez'. Some accounts say that by the 13th century there were as many as 1800 indoor courts, however the game of 'real' tennis is very different from the popular sport we know today.

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LONDON – ANYONE FOR TENNIS?

 

18 – 19 August 2019

Sunday - Monday

2 Days

From £188

 

Some historians date tennis as far back as Egyptian times, but the most common view is that it was a crude courtyard ball game invented by the 11th or 12th century French monks and the name tennis is said to come from the French word ‘Tenez’.  Some accounts say that by the 13th century there were as many as 1800 indoor courts; however the game of ‘real’ tennis is very different from the popular sport we know today.  Our fascinating new tour will show you the evolution of tennis from tennis as it is today with a tour of surely the most famous tennis courts in the world at Wimbledon, and back through time, where you can see the ‘real tennis’ courts at Hampton Court Palace.  At both Wimbledon and Hampton Court a guide will accompany you so that you make the most of your visit.

 

Highlights

 

Hampton Court   |   Wimbledon

 

DAY ONE

We depart from your selected pick-up point join your tour coach and travel south to Hampton Court where we will meet our guide who will accompany you during your visit.  The first tennis court at Hampton Court was built for Cardinal Wolsey between 1526 and 1529, as a young man, Henry VIII was a keen and talented tennis player who spent hours on court.  The tennis court has displays along the visitor route viewing gallery and today is a private members club and is a very active club so your chances of seeing a game in play when the viewing gallery is open are very high. 

 

Time also for visiting the other ‘must-sees’, including the Chapel Royal, The Great Hall, Henry VIII kitchen, William III’s apartments and of course the magnificent gardens including the Privy Garden & Kitchen Garden, and of course the world-famous maze.  We continue to our hotel late afternoon, dinner in hotel.

 

DAY TWO

Enjoy a traditional English breakfast before we drive to Wimbledon where you will meet with your guide for a fascinating tour of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum which allows you to explore tennis’s evolution into a multimillion-dollar professional sport played worldwide.  The Museum showcases the artistry and athleticism that is modern tennis.  Donated items from legendary players are on display in the Museum as well as the glittering Championship trophies.  Highlights include the prestigious Centre Court, the Press Interview Room and the Millennium Building – you will then make your own way to the onsite restaurant where a light lunch will be served, followed by obligatory strawberries & cream will be served.  After lunch we depart for home after a very informative short break.

 

Price Includes:

·          Luxury coach travel

·          1 nights’ accommodation, dinner & breakfast

·          Admission & guide service Hampton Court Palace

·          Admission & guide service Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

·          Light lunch Wimbledon Lawn Tennis.

 

HOLIDAY INN SHEPPERTON

A modern hotel which sits in 11 acres of parkland, rooms tastefully decorated and furnished with all the amenities that you would require for a relaxing break, the hotel also has a pool and sauna to relax in at the end of a long day.

 

DAY ONE

From your selected local pick-up point join your tour coach and travel south to Hampton Court where we will meet our guide who will accompany you during your visit. The first tennis court at Hampton Court was built for Cardinal Wolsey between 1526 and 1529, as a young man, Henry VIII was a keen and talented tennis player who spent hours on court. The tennis court has displays along the visitor route viewing gallery and today is a private members club and is a very active club so your chances of seeing a game in play when the viewing gallery is open are very high.

Time also for visiting the other 'must-sees', including the Chapel Royal, The Great Hall, Henry VIII kitchen, William III's apartments and of course the magnificent gardens including the Privy Garden & Kitchen Garden, and of course the world-famous maze. We continue to our hotel late afternoon, dinner in hotel.

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DAY TWO

Enjoy a traditional English breakfast before we drive to Wimbledon where you will meet with your guide for a fascinating tour of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum which allows you to explore tennis's evolution into a multimillion-dollar professional sport played worldwide. The Museum showcases the artistry and athleticism that is modern tennis. Donated items from legendary players are on display in the Museum as well as the glittering Championship trophies. Highlights include the prestigious Centre Court, the Press Interview Room and the Millennium Building - you will then make your own way to the onsite restaurant where a light lunch will be served, followed by obligatory strawberries & cream will be served. After lunch we depart for home after a very informative short break.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

HOLIDAY INN SHEPPERTON

A modern hotel which sits in 11 acres of parkland, rooms tastefully decorated and furnished with all the amenities that you would require for a relaxing break, the hotel also has a pool and sauna to relax in at the end of a long day.

 

INCLUDED:

All coach travel

1 nights' accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Admission & guide service Hampton Court Palace

Admission & guide service Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

Light lunch Wimbledon Lawn Tennis.

 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to single room allocation and therefore additional cost may apply.  Prices displayed are per person unless otherwise stated. If door to door pick up is included there may be additional charges for out of area. Itineraries and hotel inclusions may be subject to change.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Tesco Bus Stop
Bangor Bangor Bus Stop Opposite Railway Station
Birkenhead Birkenhead, The Old Pump House
Buckley Buckley, Mold Road outside Town Council Buildings
Chester Chester, Delamere Street
Chester, Chester, Holiday Inn South - Layby Outside
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Connahs Quay Connahs Quay , Boat House Bus Stop CH5 4DD
Deeside, Deeside, Deeside Leisure Centre
Ellesmere Port Ellesmere Port, Library Civic Way
Flint Jones Motors Spar Garage, Chester Road, Flint, CH6 5DZ
Holywell Holywell, Bus Station
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park, Bus Stop
Llandudno Junction Llandudno Junction, Train Station Car Park
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan , Y Bont Bus Stop Aber Road
Mold Mold , Chester Street (near Bus Station)
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub
Oswestry Oswestry , Little Chef/Mile End Services
Penmaenmawr Penmaenmawr , Bangor Road (Spar/ Llys Clwyd)
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Prestatyn Prestatyn, Bus Station
Rhyl Rhyl , The Clock by the Sea Life Centre
Shotton Shotton, Ash Grove
Wrexham Wrexham, King Street Bus Station
Opposite taxi rank
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