Brocker.Org: The New York Times is offering Americans a £4,600 ‘Brexit means Brexit!’ holiday to London


wear rain ponchos on Westminster Bridge near the Houses of
Parliament in London May 27, 2014.

REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

LONDON — Interest in Britain’s historic decision to leave the
European Union across the pond is huge, and now tourists looking
to learn more are being offered the chance to take
a “Brexit means Brexit!” tour of Britain’s capital, courtesy of
the New York Times.

America’s most famous newspaper has launched its special Brexit
tour as part of its “Times Journeys” travel service, and promises
to offer guests the chance “to discuss Britain’s decision to
leave the EU and the financial, legal and social implications for
Britain, Europe and the world,” accompanied by the Times’ London
bureau chief Steve Erlanger.

Over the course of six days and five nights, guests on the
tour will explore cultural highlights of the capital
including “a typical pub lunch and a pint at a local pub
frequented by members of Parliament,” and a trip for afternoon

With each day split into a different theme, tourists will
spend their first morning taking a walking tour of Westminster
with a history graduate from the London School of Economics,
followed by a trip to London’s financial heart, the City of
London the next day.

Day four invites guests to “attend a talk on British
foreign affairs, and discuss the U.K.’s trade, political and
defense policies with Europe and the rest of the world.” On the
final day, a discussion of the legal implications of Brexit in
the Magna Carta room at the British Library is the

The tour does not come cheap, costing $5,995 — roughly
£4,600 — but includes flights, meals, drinks receptions, talks,
and accommodation in the four-star St. Ermin’s Hotel in
Westminster for the duration of the stay.

Twitter was quick to mock the tour, with numerous Brits
offering their own hospitality at just a fraction of the price of
the NYT’s trip:

See the tour’s full itinerary here.