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The Royal London Sightseeing Tour

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Highlights

  • Panoramic tour of the most famous places in London, including Kensington Palace, Parliament Square and Westminster Abbey
  • Follow the Route of the Royal Wedding Procession
  • See the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • Travel in a first-class luxury motor-coach with a professional Tour Guide

Overview

Take this right royal tour of London and follow much of the route taken by the Wedding Procession of Prince William and Kate Middleton!

As well as highlighting the Wedding Route, this tour shows you many places with important royal connections, such as Kensington Palace, former home of Diana, Princess of Wales, and historic landmarks such as Royal Albert Hall, the Albert Memorial and Westminster Abbey.

Make sure you bring your camera as you'll have the chance to witness the colourful pageantry of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.

The tour takes you past Trafalgar Square, watched over by Nelson on his column, as well as vital nerve centers of government such as Whitehall, Downing Street, and the Houses of Parliament.

This morning excursion in a de luxe coach gives you a real sense of the ancient and modern history of the UK's beautiful capital.

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Itinerary

Your Royal London Sightseeing Tour tour starts at Victoria Coach Station at 0845h (08:45am). You will travel in an air-conditioned motor-coach accompanied by an English-speaking Blue Badge Guide.

The excursion begins with a panoramic drive up to Kensington Palace, former home of Diana, Princess of Wales. You will see the important Victorian masterpieces of the Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial before heading down to Trafalgar Square where Lord Nelson gazes down from his 202 foot (62 metre) Column.

From Trafalgar Square you will proceed down Whitehall, which houses the bureaucracy that supports the UK government. You will see the entrance to Downing Street, where the Prime Minister resides at No 10 and the Chancellor of the Exchequer at No 11. Arriving at Parliament Square you will see the iconic Big Ben clock tower, the splendid Gothic complex of the Houses of Parliament, and magnificent Westminster Abbey, venue for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate.

Next, you will head to St. James' Park and Buckingham Palace to see the colourful ceremony of the Changing of the Guard. Accompanied by a military band, a detachment of the Queen's Foot Guard march to Buckingham Palace in their bearskins and red tunics and make a change with the Old Guard.

The tour finishes at Victoria Coach Station at around 1200h (12 noon). Your guide will be happy to give you suggestions for lunch and transportation back to your hotel.

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Reviews

Good coverage of the Royal must see sights. Needed more time for the changing of the guard ceremony and at Westminster Abbey. This is supposed to be a 4 hour tour but the reality... T NAYLOR

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

Approx. 3 hours

Start time

0845h (8:45am)
Duration: Approx. 3 hours

Meeting point

The tour departs from Victoria Coach Station, Gate no 1-5, 164 Buckingham Palace Road, London.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

Tour ends at Victoria Coach Station.

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Inclusions

  • Panoramic drive around Westminster
  • Walking tour of Westminster Abbey
  • Coach transportation and the services of an English speaking guide
  • Free Wifi
  • VOX RADIOGUIDE -microphone and headset system

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel Pick up and drop off

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

Please arrive at the meeting point 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

Occasionally there may not be a Changing of the Guard. On these occasions we will visit Horseguards Parade, built on the site of the jousting yard of the old Whitehall Palace and the scene of reviews, parades and ceremonies.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Folding wheelchairs can be taken on the coaches however customers must be able to climb the stairs on and off the coach.
  • Guests with smart phones or tablets can now remain fully 'connected' during their coach tour with fantastic FREE WI-FI!
  • Using this complimentary service, international guests can avoid expensive 'roaming' fees when using an internet connection
  • on board our coaches.
  • At the start of the tour, guests are issued with a headset.
  • During the walking sections the guide speaks to the guests
  • using a radio microphone. With no interruptions from traffic noise, or other tour groups, guests now receive greater audio clarity and a
  • far more intimate touring experience.
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  • "LONDON IN A NUTSHELL" Good coverage of the Royal must see sights. Needed more time for the changing of the guard ceremony and at Westminster Abbey. This is supposed to be a 4 hour tour but the reality...
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