See the cultural sights of two great European cities and then unwind on an idyllic Greek island. This will make for an ideal mix of culture and relaxation. In London you’ll see Shakespeare’s Globe and The Crown Jewels. You’ll also experience Afternoon Tea at The Savoy which will be rather grand. In Barcelona, you’ll see the great masterpieces of Gaudi and Picasso.
Your European adventure will conclude in Mykonos. It’s an irresistible place to have a decadent, dreamy getaway.
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Day 1: London
When you’ve checked into your centrally located hotel London is yours to explore. You’ll join a guided tour of the British Museum and learn about the Elgin Marbles that have controversially been on display in London since 1817.
It’s just a short walk to the West End where you’ll see London’s famous theatres and attend a play or musical.
Day 2: London
Take a trip to Buckingham Palace and see the Changing Of The Guard, a must when you’re in London. Head up The Mall to Trafalgar Square and visit the National Portrait Gallery. Transfer to The Savoy and try their famous Afternoon Tea.
Head to the Tower Of London and take a look at the Crown Jewels. In the evening, head to Shakespeare’s Globe to see a classic play. Dinner at The Ritz.
Day 3: London
Take a trip to a less well-known landmark: The Wellcome Collection. Here you’ll find the exotic items Victorian explorer Henry Wellcome collected. You’ll see everything from Napoleon’s toothbrush to Florence Nightingale’s shoes.
Just up the road you’ll find the British Library. Take a look around the Treasures Of The British Library and see the original manuscripts of many great literary works.
Fly to Barcelona in the evening.
Day 4: Barcelona
Take a stroll to Casa Batlló, one of Gaudí’s great buildings. You can explore the exotic interiors within. Take a lot at another Gaudí building nearby, Casa Milá. The roof terrace is dotted with stairways and oddly shaped chimneys. From here you’ll see great views of Sagrada Familia.
You can then work up an appetite strolling down Las Ramblas, the long charming street that cuts through the heart of the city. Dinner at Flax & Kale Passage.
Day 5: Barcelona
Take a trip to the famous Sagrada Familia. You’ll want to stand outside and marvel at it for a while before you go in. This is one of the most extraordinary buildings in the world. Then, transfer to Barceloneta and explore the beach and the beach bars.
You could have a seafront drink at the famous CDLC bar. You can also explore Barcelona’s gay nightlife in Eixample.
Day 6: Barcelona
Head to Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall for a morning coffee. It was built by Puig i Cadafalch, a contemporary of Gaudi. Head south to the of Museu Picasso and see some of the works the artist created while he was in Barcelona.
Fly to Mykonos in the evening.
Day 7 To 10: Mykonos
The idyllic Greek island of Mykonos is yours to explore. You’ll be staying in a top boutique hotel – there are many to choose from in Mykonos.
This island isn’t exactly a hub of culture as some Greek destinations are. It’s a place to go to party, relax and eat fine foods. It’s gloriously Mediterranean and it has, of course, a huge gay scene. Jackie O’s is where it’s at.
If you are looking for some culture take a boat ride to Delos islet. Here you’ll find a fascinating Aegean religious sight.
You can drive into the hills of Mykonos and find some seclusion in its less well-frequented beaches. Looking out to sea you’ll notice cruise ships docking and swelling the island’s population considerably. The nightlife is very lively.
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