choice of plays
can someone that was on this tour in 2017 give me the choice of plays that were available in london? my wife and i particularly wanted to see book of mormons so if it is not one of the choices we will make reservations on our own.
"". . . .this evening you'll enjoy the dual pleasures of dining at a West End restaurant followed by an evening at the theatre – your choice from selections of restaurants and shows."
However, I don't know if that means from a limited list or if they let you choose from anything playing in town, help you get tickets, and give you money, a voucher, or you submit receipts for a refund afterwards. Again, call Tauck and please post the answer.
We did E,S,W in 2013 and they didn't have this program at that time. However, our TD helped folks make reservations a few days before London. Also, at that time there was a kiosk in Trafalgar Square that sold same-day tickets at considerable savings for most of the current plays and shows. We didn't attend a play but our traveling companions saw Monty Python's Spamalot.
An enjoyable event although most were unimpressed with the very tight seating in London theaters and iffy AC - they've been having some very hot weather. Some shows were near the hotel (Covent Garden) and others needed a taxi ride. The TD gave everyone 30 pounds for taxi fare to use as you desired (our play and dinner were in walking distance). Easy enough to go to dinner and the theater, however getting a taxi after the show was difficult.
That's the year! Showing our age! I was stationed on a ship, my first assignment after graduating from the Naval Academy. It was docked not far from London in the historic HM Dockyard Chatham.
Above is the link to the latest offers for London theatre that I just received, hope this is useful for people traveling in the near future.
judy05, We travel from Philly fairly regularly to NY for theatre, our drive takes two hours door to door at a weekend. Sometimes we stay over. New grandson and being in a show ourselves in May and June curbed our travel to NY in the first few months of this year. Our next scheduled play is to see our favorite actor in Farinelli and the King. My hubby just retired a few months earlier than planned, so now we have 5 Tauck tours booked to takei us through this and next year. We generally see about 25 or more plays a year, sometimes we have seen as many as about 40.
Happy theatre going
You're probably right about arranging transport in advance. I can't imagine the concierge at the hotel couldn't handle this. They helped me with with several items - London Eye tickets, correcting Tauck's too early departure to the train station between our Seine cruise and the start of this tour. Fantastic hotel.
My only complaint (if you want to call it that) is the lack of a breakfast buffet and the overly large portions of food. I tried on the last morning to order just enough pastries for my husband and I and stilled ended up with twice what we wanted. Broke down and asked for a doggy bag which they were happy to accommodate. Took them to the airport for a snack before our flight home.
Hope you enjoy your tour as much as we did.
Ah, sounds as if you' know what you are doing then. Claudia and I were obviously concerned that you would in trouble on this tour or not getting the bang for your buck. I am sure you will find it interesting how much London has changed since 1975, and though I have lived in Scotland, we had zero interest in going to see the Military tattoo but we know it is one of the Tauck favorites.
FYI, the Adelphi theater where Kinky Boots was showing had AC which did a pretty good job of keeping us comfortable. Can't imagine the performers could have danced in those over the knee boots without it. The restaurant - Tuttons didn't but we weren't there that long. Smith and Wollensky is really close to the Savoy and was our 2nd choice.
Best of luck on your trip. We enjoyed ourselves.