London Summer Games Trip with Optional Airfare - London

Five- or Seven-Day London Summer Games Experience with Option for Round-Trip Airfare from Ludus Tours

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See a Revamped London During the Summer Games

Just recently, London has been alive with energy and change—the city just got finished with the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, and now it's gearing up for the Summer Games. Locals and tourists alike flocked to watch the building of Olympic Park, which features a riverside promenade, wildlife habitats, and an 80,000-seat stadium as a centerpiece. Beyond Olympic Park, the city has erected cable-car thrill rides and revamped its tube stations, and neighborhoods that were once lined with industrial buildings have been repurposed into gardens and entertainment spaces.

It's a good time to hop over the pond, and Ludus Tours makes this easy with five- and seven-day trips to London, which can include stops at opening ceremony events and meet and greets with world-class athletes. They leave each itinerary wide open, though, so you can decide which events to attend and which attractions to see. Accommodations during your stay will be at a four-star hotel conventionally located near the Tube, and a four-mile cab ride from the Olympic Stadium.

Tickets to the London 2012 Summer Games are not included in this package, but customers can purchase them with assistance from Ludus staffers. For a full description of the package, click here.

Watch the Summer Games' Lavish Opening Ceremony at Veiwing Party with Possible Meet-and-Greet Event with Athletes

Whether you fly into London with or without the optional included airfare, your stay begins after London Heathrow Airport in a contemporary hotel near Olympic Park. The Docklands district, like much of the city, has undergone a renaissance in recent years, building underground malls and swapping out its old warehouses for glistening skyscrapers.

The games kick off on Friday, July 27, with the opening ceremony, which is called "Isles of Wonder" and was artistically directed by filmmaker Danny Boyle, of Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire fame. Tour groups will take the tube or the Docklands Light Railway—Britain's first light-rail system, also known as DLR—to reach London 2012 venues. After the opening ceremony dinner party at Greens Restaurant, the schedule is jam-packed with athletic showcases, ranging from swimming and gymnastics to archery. Though it's not guaranteed, Ludus Tours will often offer visitors a chance to meet past and present athletes during a meet-and-greet event. Guides can also arrange trips to some of the city's main attractions, including Big Ben and the Tower Bridge.

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What You Get

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Trip to London Summer Games beginning on July 26. Purchase two Groupons to travel with a friend, or pay an additional fee to travel solo.

Travel with a Friend package without airfare

  • $1,575 per person for a five-day, four-night trip, valid July 26–July 30. Solo traveler fee: $787.50
  • $2,100 per person for a seven-day, six-night trip, valid July 26–August 1. Solo traveler fee: $1,050

Travel with a Friend package with round-trip airfare to London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

  • $2,975 per person for a five-day, four-night trip, valid July 26–July 30. Solo traveler fee: $1,487.50
  • $3,500 per person for a seven-day, six-night trip, valid July 26–August 1. Solo traveler fee: $1,750

Book by: 7/23/12

Each package includes:

  • Accommodations at a four-star hotel convenient to all Games activities
  • Daily breakfast
  • Meet-and-greet opportunities with athletes
  • Daily happy hours and nightly pub crawls
  • Exclusive dinner viewing of opening ceremonies at Green's Restaurant
  • Access to special events and city tours
  • Welcome gift bag
  • Access to Ludus Tours hospitality lounges

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 7/23/12 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel dates specified on Groupon
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to fee up to Groupon price
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Valid for standard double rooms
  • Single supplement fee required for people traveling alone ($787.50 for Option 1, $1,050 for Option 2, $1,487.50 for Option 3, and $1,750 for Option 4).
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

  • Two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: not available
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: smoking rooms available upon request during booking
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or check-in for an additional cost.

What It's Worth

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Trip to London Summer Games beginning on July 26. Purchase two Groupons to travel with a friend, or pay an additional fee to travel solo.

Travel with a Friend package without airfare

  • $1,575 per person for a five-day, four-night trip, valid July 26–July 30 (a $3,150 value)
  • $2,100 per person for a seven-day, six-night trip, valid July 26–August 1 (a $4,200 value)

Travel with a Friend package with round-trip airfare to London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

  • $2,975 per person for a five-day, four-night trip, valid July 26–July 30 (a $4,550 value)
  • $3,500 per person for a seven-day, six-night trip, valid July 26–August 1 (a $5,600 value)

Book by: 7/23/12

Each package includes:

  • Accommodations at a four-star boutique hotel convenient to all Games activities
  • Daily breakfast
  • Meet-and-greet opportunities with athletes
  • Daily happy hours and nightly pub crawls
  • Exclusive dinner viewing of opening ceremonies at Green's Restaurant
  • Access to special events and city tours
  • Welcome gift bag
  • Access to Ludus Tours hospitality lounge

Getting There

  • By plane: 24 miles (38 km) from London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Traveler's Tips

  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

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