Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook

May 31, 2012 09:26 ET

Make London 2012 Your Stately Home

- Thomas Cook has Given a Regal Touch to Some of Its Special London 2012 Ticket and Hotel Breaks

- Live Like Your Favourite Royal With Our Namesake Breaks

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 31, 2012) - Red, white and blue flags will welcome the world to London for the Olympic Games in a sea of patriotic fervour this July. But first the spotlight falls on The Queen, who is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee this weekend, ensuring this summer is set to be a right royal affair.

With the bunting fluttering in the breeze and street parties being held in our monarch's honour, many people will take London city breaks this weekend to help celebrate in the capital. And to honour the best of British theme, official provider of short breaks to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Thomas Cook, has created Games Breaks to combine the Royals' love of sport with the Queen's 60th year on the throne.

Inspiration was sparked by reports that the Royals will look to attend some of their favourite live sporting events to cheer on our athletes in person.

It probably comes as no surprise that The Queen, Princess Anne and Zara Phillips, both former Olympians, will want to be at the Equestrian events. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both former sporty students will hopefully be found ball-watching at the football and hockey.

Prince Harry has joked about being keen to catch the Beach Volleyball at Earls Court, while Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will be river-side for the rowing and. The Queen's youngest son, the Earl of Wessex, will be sure to grab a glimpse of several events at the Paralympics, as he is an ambassador of the Games.

Cheap family holidays experts Thomas Cook, have now launched a royal range of breaks encompassing the Windsor's sporting passions. The breaks named The Queen, The Duke & Duchess, The Prince Harry & Charles, The Princess and The Earl suit a range of budgets at Olympic and Paralympic events the royal family are hoping to attend.

Speaking about the games, Stephen Vaughan, Managing Director of Thomas Cook London 2012 Partnership, said: "London is the most sought after British destination in decades, particularly for us citizens. Demand for tickets has been incredibly high, but we still have a selection of our Games Breaks left for UK sports fanatics.

"As a proud supporter of the Games and of our British heritage, we've developed some diamond breaks to offer our customers a seat at the Games of a generation. As the only place on the High Street that UK residents can guarantee a ticket to the Games and, more importantly now, a hotel we aim to offer quality to the Queens' standard."

London 2012 is a once in a lifetime event, so why not experience it in style as the Dukes and Duchesses do. To watch a race like a Royal, visit, call 0844 800 2012 or visit your nearest Thomas Cook, The Co-operative Travel or Going Places.

Thomas Cook also has a range of holidays for those not bitten by the Olympics bug from European breaks such as cheap Algarve holidays to more exotic locations for your Cuba holidays.


Why not give your sporting break the royal touch with any of Thomas Cook's Jubilee Breaks:

The Queen

Games Break Plus - 29 July - 1st August 2012

Diving - Men Synchronized 10m Platform - Final

Equestrian - Eventing - Eventing - Jumping - Final

3 Nights London Marriott Regents Park


The Duke and Duchess

Games Break - 29-30 July 2012

Football - Men's Preliminaries

Hockey - Men's Preliminaries

1 Night The Kensington Hotel


The Prince Harry

Games Break Plus - 8-9 August 2012

Beach Volleyball - Women - SF & Final

1 Night Waldorf Hilton


The Prince Charles

Games Break Plus - 31 July - 2 August 2012

Rowing - Men's & Women's SF & Finals

Hockey - Men's Preliminaries

2 Nights Hilton Paddington


The Princess (Anne and Zara Phillips)

Games Break - 28-29 July 2012

Equestrian - Eventing - Individual & Team Dressage Day 2

1 Night Ramada Hyde Park


The Earl (of Wessex)

Games Break - 29-30 August 2012

Paralympic Opening Ceremony

1 Night Travelodge Covent Garden


About Thomas Cook and London 2012:

Thomas Cook is an Official Supporter of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and the exclusive partner for UK short breaks and trips to the Games. Thomas Cook's London 2012 short breaks are now on sale and will include accommodation, transport and event tickets.

Thomas Cook's exclusive Top Ten London 2012 Games Breaks - available at, 0844 200 2012 and Thomas Cook or Going Places stores.

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