Commemorating the centenary of the discovery that captivated the world, the largest collection of King Tutankhamun's treasures ever to travel outside of Egypt opens at the Saatchi Gallery in London for a limited period and this is your chance to see it.
The TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh world tour features more than 150 original artefacts from Tutankhamun's tomb, with 60 on their first journey outside Egypt. Visitors can discover the legend of the golden king before the historic treasures return to Cairo to be permanently housed with Tutankhamun's full collection at the new Grand Egyptian Museum.
The legend of Tutankhamun captured imaginations globally when, in 1922 his tomb was unearthed by British explorer Howard Carter and financier Lord Carnarvon. An instant worldwide sensation, public fascination surrounding the boy king - and the only Ancient Egyptian royal tomb ever found intact - has continued for decades, with exhibitions in 1972 and 2007 drawing record crowds of well over one million visitors in London. Those exhibitions contained under 55 items from Tutankhamun's tomb.
Tuesday: We depart the Travel Centre this morning and head for London, stopping in Windsor for lunch.
Wednesday: This morning, after breakfast, we depart the hotel and head for the Saatchi Gallery to see the Tutankhamun Exhibition, there will be some free time in London before heading back to Leicestershire.
Crowne Plaza London Heathrow****
Stockley Road, West Drayton, London
This modern 4-star hotel has a leisure club with an indoor pool, a stylish restaurant and a 24-hour front desk. Free WiFi is available throughout.
The spacious, air-conditioned rooms have contemporary design, internet access and a work desk.
The Crowne Plaza Leisure Club features an indoor swimming pool and fully equipped fitness centre. Guests can relax in the sauna, steam room or hot tub, and there is also a TV lounge.
INCLUDED IN YOUR HOLIDAY
1 night hotel accommodation and cooked breakfast at the 4 star Crowne Plaza Heathrow
Entrance ticket to the Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh
Free time in Windsor
Free time in London
Free use of the hotel’s leisure facilities