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  • Rates valid until March 31, 2019

  • Rates valid for minimum 02 passengers travelling together

3 Hours 21 Aug, 21 Aug, 21 Aug, and more United Kingdom
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Royal Museums Greenwich - Cutty Sark Tea Clipper Entrance Ticket (If Option Selected)
  • Royal Museums Greenwich - Royal Observatory Entrance Ticket (If Option Selected)
  • Royal Museums Greenwich - Cutty Sark Tea Clipper Entrance Ticket + Royal Observatory Entrance Ticket (If Option Selected)
  • All Taxes included (what you see is the final price per person)

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Pick up and drop off service from Hotel 
  • Meals other than those specified in inclusions
  • Drinks other than those specified in inclusions
  • Tips (not mandatory)
Highlights
What makes this tour special

CUTTY SARK TEA CLIPPER

Step aboard the 'Cutty Sark' in Greenwich, and discover what life was like on board a 19th-century tea clipper boat. The world’s sole surviving clipper, the 'Cutty Sark' today is an award-winning boat-come-museum, which allows you to learn about the China tea trade voyages and life at sea. Your entrance ticket lets you stay as long as you want aboard the boat, but most visits last around an hour long.

  • Visit the Cutty Sark in Greenwich with an admission ticket
  • Explore the world’s last surviving tea clipper boat
  • Learn about life at sea during the 19th century
  • See where the sailors spent their time on board
  • Pose at the boat's steering wheel for photos

 

Cutty Sark is the world’s sole-surviving tea clipper, celebrated for her record-breaking passages around the globe. Come aboard and experience what it was like to sail this much-loved national icon.

Initially built for the China tea trade and launched in 1869, Cutty Sark’s original wooden planks and iron frames have been meticulously conserved. As part of an ambitious six-year conservation project, the ship was raised over three metres, giving visitors the unique opportunity to stand directly underneath this world wonder and see her elegant lines and ground-breaking design. It has now been developed into an award-winning museum and visitor experience.

Your entrance ticket will allow you to explore her in full. Discover what life was like on board a true survivor of the seas, see the sailors' quarters and take the helm at the ship's wheel.Stand on the main deck and marvel at the towering masts and 11 miles of rigging, take the helm at the ship’s wheel, and enjoy fabulous views of the River Thames.

Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Maritime Greenwich, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House are both located within a short walking distance from Cutty Sark and are free to visit. The Royal Observatory is a must-see attraction when visiting Greenwich as its the home of GMT and the Prime Meridian.

ROYAL OBSERVATORY

Check out the Royal Observatory Greenwich, and stand astride the Prime Meridian: The line that divides the world’s eastern and western hemispheres and defines Greenwich Mean Time. With the help of an audio guide, you’ll then learn about the work of British honorary astronomers and hear fun facts about space, time, and the stars. Try to time your visit to see the fall of the red Time Ball by Flamsteed House; it’s among the world’s first public displays of time.

  • Entrance ticket to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London
  • Pose for photos astride the Prime Meridian line
  • Take an audio-guided tour to learn about the observatory, time, and space
  • See exhibits in Flamsteed House, where the red Time Ball is dropped
  • Check out the Great Equatorial Telescope in the iconic dome room

 

Make your way to the Royal Observatory Greenwich which is located on a hill in Greenwich Royal Park. As you do, you will enjoy dramatic views of London across Greenwich Royal Park, the City of London and the River Thames. Once inside, you can pick up a complimentary audio guide. There are 7 languages available.

Your visit will begin in the Meridian Courtyard where you will stand astride the Prime Meridian Line, with one foot in the east and the other in the west at the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).  

The tour will take you through Flamsteed House where you will walk in the footsteps of the Astronomers Royal. Visit the Octagon Room which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and is one of the best preserved Wren interiors in London. See Harrison’s clocks, the inventions that changed the world. Discover the Shepherd Gate Clock, mounted outside, which was the first clock to show Greenwich Mean Time to the public. Learn about the discoveries of great scientists and inventors based at or associated with the Royal Observatory, including Harrison, Newton, Halley, Bradley, Maunder, Harrison, Airy, Einstein.

The bright red Time Ball on top of Flamsteed House is one of the world’s earliest public time signals and was first used in 1833 and still operates today. Don’t miss the Great Equatorial Telescope, located in the huge iconic onion dome, which gave astronomers new views of the universe over 100 years ago.

 

Days of Operation: Daily

Opening times: 10 am until 5 pm (last entry at 4:15 pm)

 

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