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The View from The Shard
2 days - by Coach

Price from £149.95 per person*
Departures from 12th Aug 2017 to 21st Oct 2017

Single person supplement : £30.00 per person

'This is my vision; I foresee the tower as a vertical city for thousands of people to work in and enjoy, and for millions to take to their heart'– Renzo Piano, architect.

London's tallest landmark seems to demand superlatives: it is over 300 metres (1000ft) high, has an incredible 72 habitable floors, boasts 11,000 panes of glass, and from the top the breath–taking 360 degree views over London and the surrounding counties extend for up to 40 miles† on a clear day.

Built between 2009 and 2012, the Shard was designed back in 2000 by Italian architect Renzo Piano (that's a pretty good name for an architect of tall buildings, as 'piano' also means 'storey'). Piano's confidence in the design of the tower never wavered, despite some early criticism from English Heritage who claimed that the building would be 'a shard of glass through the heart of historic London'. Thus, 'The Shard' was born – a truly 21st century edifice incorporating office space, a 5 star hotel, luxury residences, retail space, restaurants, a spa and the public viewing gallery at the very top entitled The View from The Shard.

Proving to be one of the capital's finest visitor experiences, The View from The Shard is almost twice as high as any other vantage point in London. Take an exhilarating ride to the top in the high speed lifts and gaze in awe as London is revealed below, allowing you to experience one of the truly great cities like never before – a view of the capital only normally afforded to birds and planes! With multimedia displays and state–of–the–art technology to bring it all to life, this is an experience you won't want to miss.

Click here for some more useful information about it, plus an independent review.

†Omega Holidays cannot be held responsible if visibility is disappointing due to adverse weather or climatic conditions.

This tour is organised and operated by Omega Holidays plc ABTA V4782 ATOL 6081

  • Return coach travel from your chosen local departure point
  • Overnight stay at a 4 star hotel within 20 miles of Central London with 3–course evening meal and full English breakfast
  • Timed admission ticket to The View from The Shard on Sunday morning
  • Free time in London
  • Services of an Omega coach driver/tour representative
  • VAT at 20%

* Based on two people sharing a room. A room for single person occupancy is offered, subject to availability, at a supplement of £30pp for the break.

Saturday Following a morning departure from your local area we travel by comfortable coach, stopping en route for some lunch and to stretch our legs before continuing to central London for some free time. Between 6pm and 7pm we will continue on to your hotel within 20 miles of Central London, in time for your 3–course meal and overnight stay.

Sunday After enjoying a delicious full English breakfast, the coach will take you to central London for your timed admission to The View from The Shard. You will be dropped off near London Bridge (approx. ½ mile from The Shard) which is as close as the coach can get, so you will need to undertake the final part of the journey on foot or by public transport. Afterwards, you will have some further free time in London for shopping or sightseeing before we depart for home in the mid to late afternoon.

Here are some example hotels or similar ones that we use for this break, actual availability may change with the travel date you choose.

Some hotels have an additional supplement per person, as shown below. Supplements are stated for the break (not per night)

4* hotel within 20 miles of Central London,
We take good care with our coach route planning, and then allocate a good quality 4* hotel to each coach. Our route planning is completed about two weeks before departure, so up to that date it is not possible to say which of our selection of hotels you will be staying in. However, for your information, the hotels featured below have previously been allocated to this tour on a regular basis and will be used for future departures. For more information please click on the 'more details' link to the left of the page.


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