Our award winning Private Magical Christmas Tours return for 2017 - the COMPLETE holiday experience - daily from 10th of November 2017 to 6th of January 2018.
Much More Than Just The Lights: only tours to be led by professional guides to include the stories and traditions behind a London Christmas, with stops made for guided tours of Victorian squares and traditional Dickensian streets
Discover the best of the Christmas windows, holiday lights and decorations
Visit the Royal Warrant Stores where the Royal Family shop at Christmas
Chauffeurs wear their Christmas hats while soothing background Christmas music plays to get into the spirit of the season
Customisable escorted visits to suit adults and children alike
FREE collection and return to your central London hotel
The complete holiday experience sees guests being provided with their own tour team (2 people) - an expert professional tour guide plus an additional chauffeur - travelling in the comfort of a private vehicle.
All chauffeurs will wear their Christmas hats while soothing Christmas music plays in the background to help create the spirit of the season.
Discover the best of the Christmas lights and store displays, with stops made to go outside of the vehicle with your personal tour guide to learn all about the Christmas stories and festivities, with plenty of opportunities for photographs. This tour enters secret off-the-beaten path Victorian and Georgian side streets, providing a fascinating range of anecdotes and traveller's tales of London at Christmas through the ages.
Learn the history behind the famous Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square and see the London which inspired Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol, from which so many of our holiday traditions originate.
Hear the stories behind some of London's oldest stores, the off-the-beaten-path Royal Warrant holders where the Royal Family shop for gifts during the festive season and be amazed at the elegant decorations of the most picturesque 17th and 18th century shopping arcades.
In addition, a range of customisable options are available to suit your party: from visiting a London Christmas market to find beautiful hand crafted gifts, to paying a visit to Hamleys, London's most famous toy store. Evening tour slots may even be able to hear London's famous street carols!
The Magical Christmas London Tour Highlights
Best Holiday Windows
Oldest Royal Stores
Sloane Square Lights
West End Lights
Oxford Street Decorations
Regent Street Decorations
Covent Garden Market
City's Best Xmas Trees
Harrods Christmas Lights
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Christmas Ice Rinks
Plus much more!
Customisable Tour Options
Visitors on the Magical London Christmas Tour can also opt to include one of three special interior visits during the course of their tour:
Escorted visit to London Christmas Arcades
Special holiday arcades and markets appear during the festive season, let your guide take you to visit the right place to shop for that perfect gift for that special one.
Escorted visit to Christmas World at Harrods
London's largest department Store is home to Christmas World, an entire floor dedicated to the holiday season, perfect to pick up that essential London tree decoration!
Escorted visit to Hamleys Toy Store
For families with children, a visit to the 250 year old Hamleys is a must at Christmas. London's most famous children's store is packed with 5 stories full of toys.
Ice Skating at NH Museum/Somerset House
Combine your tour with a pre-booked ice skating session at two of the capital's most spectacular settings. Limited tickets are available, please enquire at time of booking.
Traditional Afternoon Tea at Fortnum and Mason
Founded back in 1707, Fortnum & Mason are Her Majesty the Queen's grocers and one of the most beautiful stores in London. London Magical Tours VIP clients are offered a special by invitation only experience to enjoy a luxurious Afternoon High Tea service at the Diamond Jubilee tearoom, the perfect end to a memorable Christmas visit.
Traditional Afternoon Tea at Selfridges
The store behind the hit series Mr. Selfridge loves celebrating Christmas - what better way to conclude your tour than by enjoying a delicious Afternoon Tea with a modern twist, followed by the opportunity to shop until late at one of the world's most famous department stores.
Private tours are amazing value, offering a personal experience for less than the cost of many bus tours and without the usual inconviniences - see the London Magical Tours Difference. Prices are according to your party's size, offering great savings to families. The larger your party, the bigger the saving. For example, the cost of the Magical Christmas Tour (3 hrs) is £469 for a party of 5, which works out at £93.80 per person when booked online.
Private tour prices include your private tour guide and a chauffeur, private vehicle, parking fees, collection and return to your central London hotel or Victoria Station and all taxes. Lunch/Entrance fees not included. Internet prices quoted for online bookings.
Tour Dates and Times
Private Tour of 3 hours duration running daily from 10th of November 2017 until 6th of January 2018. First private tour slot at 9:00am, last tour at 7:00pm. Times commencing after 3:00pm are best to see the Christmas lights; these evening tours are very popular and advanced booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. Outside working hour quotations are available on request.
Private tours are available in most languages through our specialist multi-lingual guide team, including Spanish, French, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese. Language surcharges apply.
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A popular combination with the London Christmas tours are our Magical Windsor Tours. Home to the largest inhabited castle in the world, Windsor is the perfect location to find unique Christmas gifts out in the English countryside.
Running from the 1st to the 31st December 2017, the 1000 year old Windsor Castle will be transformed into the most traditional of Christmas destinations, with an amazing array of festive Victorian decorations.
Guests will be able to admire the State Dining Room where the Grand Service, originally commissioned by King George IV and still used by Her Majesty The Queen at State Banquets, will be on display.
The real highlight will be the spectacular eighteen foot Nordman Fir Christmas tree brought in from Windsor Great Park to take centre stage in St George's Hall, a tradition popularised by Prince Albert and the Victorians, the original creators of the Christmas we know and love today.