Est. 1985

London and Manchester

  • Boat transfer to Manchester United Football Club © Manchester United Football

    Boat transfer to Manchester United Football Club © Manchester United Football
5 day tour (other durations available)
From GBP £425 per person - Valid for FIT & groups

Includes a full day visit to Manchester by train

A great combination, visit two of the best cities in the UK on one tour. With so much to see and do, there is no better time to experience the sights and sounds of the Capital City, and travel 200 miles north to see the sights of the other great UK City – Manchester, only two hours away by high speed train.

Greatdays have been arranging tours for both groups and individuals to London and Manchester for over 30 years, so we know the best places to go, and the best sights to see, to really allow you to make the most of your visit.

Our staff are UK experts and can suggest how to make the best of your visit, whatever your interest, so whether you are a first time visitor or an expert, a group or an individual, let Greatdays make all your arrangements for a successful trip.


2022 dates available on request

Suggested itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to London

Transfer from London Heathrow or London Gatwick

Once clear of Immigration and Customs, there’s a transfer from London Heathrow or Gatwick to your chosen hotel in central London.

This evening you are free to take dinner at your leisure and then maybe visit one of the local pubs in the area for a nightcap.

Day 2

Full day London sightseeing tour and River Cruise

Sightseeing tour with river cruise. Hop-on and Hop-off open top bus tour with live guided commentary in English, with digitally recorded commentary in seven other languages. Four tour routes cover over ninety stops showing you the very best of London attractions.

The River Cruise departs from Waterloo Pier (The London Eye) and Westminster Pier (Big Ben & Westminster Abbey). View the sights of London before arriving at Tower Pier where you can visit The Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

One day not long enough? You can upgrade your London sightseeing ticket to a two day ticket for just £10.00 per person supplement (but please note, the two days must be taken together for this offer to apply).

Day 3

Full day visit to Manchester by Train

After breakfast, make your way to Euston Station for your train to Manchester. The station is a 10 minute walk from the hotel (or alternatively take a taxi for around £10.00).

You will travel by High speed Pendolino train direct from London, and the journey in a reserved seat takes just over 2 hours, before your arrive right in the heart of Manchester. There is a buffet car serving drinks and snacks available on the train, or for a touch of luxury, you can upgrade to First class travel (supplement from £60 per person) which includes food and drinks appropriate to the time of day.

On arrival you will have plenty of time to explore the City (we will let you have details of attractions and getting around). Alternatively we can arrange for a private sightseeing tour of the City, and of course you have the chance to visit Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United as well! Supplement for tours is available on request, and depends on the length of the tour and the attractions you wish to visit.

We can also arrange lunch for you in a selection of restaurants.

Take a late afternoon train back to London and return to your hotel, or take an early dinner in Manchester and take a later train back.

Day 4

At leisure, with FREE entrance to over 20 top London attractions

Free days to relax and perhaps enjoy London’s many museums, galleries and shops. Free entrance to over 20 top attractions, including: British Library, British Museum, Imperial War Museum, Museum of London, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Somerset House, Tate Britain, Tate Modern and Victoria & Albert Museum.

Day 5

Transfer to London Heathrow or London Gatwick

Featured Hotels

We are delighted to offer and recommend the following hotel for these special packages:

Royal National Hotel,  Bloomsbury, London ***

A unique and lively hotel with unparalleled facilities and direct London Underground link with Heathrow Airport. The Royal National offers a variety of drinking and dining options including a pizzeria, carvery, pub, bar and a coffee shop

Russell Square  (4 min walk)   British Museum  (5 min walk)   Oxford Street  (13 min walk)

The President Hotel, Russell Square ***

A contemporary hotel in a classic Bloomsbury setting many rooms offer views over London’s famous Russell Square. Close to the underground station with a direct link with Heathrow Airport.

Russell Square  (2 min walk)    British Museum  (5 min walk)    Oxford Street  (12 min walk)

Imperial Hotel, Russell Square ***

Offering breath taking views across Russell Square the hotel is within easy walking distance to the British Museum. Well located with Russell Square underground station a 2 minute walk away.

Russell Square  (2 min walk)    British Museum  (5 min walk)   Oxford Street  (12 min walk)

 Valid from 1st May 2022 to 31st October 2022  5 days
 Royal National Hotel  GBP £425.00 per person
 President Hotel  GBP £459.00 per person
 Bedford Hotel  GBP £499.00 per person
 Imperial Hotel  GBP £On request
Valid from 1st November 2021 to 31st march 2022  5 days 
Royal National Hotel  GBP £365.00 per person
President Hotel  GBP £390.00 per person
Bedford Hotel  GBP £429.00 per person
Imperial Hotel  GBP £On request


Please note that all our prices shown are per person and are nett and non commissionable, and are based on a minimum of two persons travelling together.

There will be supplements applicable for occupancy of a single room – supplements on request.


This offer is subject to availability and is valid until 31st October 2022 (blackout dates may apply) Price is per person based on 2 people sharing a twin/double room. Available for FIT & Groups (minimum 2 persons travelling). Supplement for single occupancy rooms on request. Bookings must be received at least 7 days prior to arrival. Supplements for transfers from / to Gatwick Airport GBP £60 per person (minimum 2 persons). Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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