Arrival on Christmas Day at a London Airport can be a travel budget challenge with most transportation shut down, except National Express Bus service to London Victoria Coach Station. Picking Comfort Inn Buckingham Palace Road meant less than 5 minute walk to our hotel. A quiet evening strolling alongside the Thames and having a beer at the DoubleTree, followed by a Lebanese takeaway dinner on our way back to the hotel.
Our real destination was Clarion Collection Harte & Garter Windsor for the next four nights for the Long Walk, pubs and Windsor Castle Tour.
National Express to Luton and Easyjet to Amsterdam. Both tickets cost more than necessary, National Express bus service from London Heathrow to london Luton nearly doubled in ticket price before I made my purchase during the time we were staying in Windsor. Then Easyjet exposed my failure to read the fine print on carry-on bags limited to one, resulting in a 50 GBP ($65) bag charge at the gate for my $93 ticket to Amsterdam.
Amsterdam is amazing on New Year’s Eve.
Windsor Castle and The Long Walk (Jan 2, 2019).
Windsor Castle 3-hour self-guided tour in photos (Jan 22, 2019).
The King and Castle Windsor, England (Jan 10, 2019).
IHG Rewards Club 20,000 points (2 nights) – Review: Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam City Hall (Jan 24, 2019). This hotel changed to 35,000 points late 2018.
Amsterdam Light Festival Nov 29, 2018-Jan 20, 2019 (Jan 30, 2019).
Amsterdam Sweets Hotel with 28 Bridge houses (Feb 6, 2019).