In the London 2012 Olympic Games there are approximately 10,500 competitors from 205 nations, taking part in 26 sports. In the London 2012 Paralympic games there are over 4,200 competitors from 147 nations, competing in 21 sports. Who would have thought that such a tiny nation like Great Britain could be so mighty? So far, team GB have won 18 Gold medals, 11 silver medals and 11 bronze medals, giving as a grand total of 40 medals, putting us in 3rd position on the medal table in the London 2012 Olympics! I have never experience such patriotism amongst the British people, it is a heart warming feeling when you see the supporters turning out in there many thousands to support our tremendous athletes!
It’s not just our team that is making this Olympics so special, our incredible venues have taken the world by storm too. I think the cynical side of the nation was pleasantly surprised by the grandness and beauty of the different arenas and settings, and the Olympic park has invited folks from all over the world to watch their teams compete.
So what happens to the London Olympic set-up when the Olympics and Paralympics are over? Newmarket holidays have a brand new 2-day tour opening just for you. ‘The Olympic Park and London’s Historic East End’ – ‘The Olympic Village Tour’ is available to book now, dates run from September 2012 through to March 2013. So what does this tour include and what are you getting for your money?
- Return coach travel
- One night’s bed and continental breakfast accommodation in a comfortable hotel in the Docklands area
- A visit to the Olympic Park including access to the VIP Olympic Park Viewing Gallery
- A visit to Greenwich
- A panoramic tour of London’s historic East End
- The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
- Government taxes and service charges
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Today we visit Greenwich, home to London’s oldest Royal Park and a UNESCO World Heritage site, and recently awarded ‘Royal Borough’ status to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Selected to host the Olympic Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon events, and the Paralympics’ Dressage competition, this iconic location will come alive this year.
Perhaps visit the Royal Observatory – the site of the Greenwich Meridian and the base point for world time – and discover Britain’s seafaring history at the National Maritime Museum, before we continue to our hotel.
Today you’ll visit the Olympic Park to witness the awe-inspiring scale and ambition of the site. From the 20-storey-high viewing gallery, you’ll be able to survey the Velodrome, Aquatic Centre, the main Stadium and the Athletes Village below, as well as the City of London and beyond.
You’ll also enjoy a panoramic tour of the East End with a local guide, finding out how the Park has been the catalyst for the local area’s remarkable revitalization. After a memorable break, we begin our journey home, arriving back in the local area by early to mid evening.
Also, it is recommended that you wear comfortable footwear as there is a lot of walking involved.
If you missed the actual events, the magic isn’t over yet! Grab this chance to have a look round and see what all the fuss is about for yourself. This will be an occasion you will never forget.
Tour Price starting from £99.95pp (prices may be subject to change)
The GOOD NEWS is that you can book this tour through Newmarket Holidays Book Now and don’t miss out or give us a call on 0845 330 3747.