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London Vintage Double-Decker Bus Tour and Thames Cruise

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Highlights

  • See the highlights of London on a traditional red double decker
  • Spot Big Ben, London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral and much more
  • A cruise on the Thames included
  • See the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace

Overview

See the main attractions of London aboard a beautifully restored 50-year-old double decker and take in the sights London-style!

With hotel pick up included, your day out sightseeing couldn’t start easier. Hop on the traditional bright red double decker and drive through the heart of London. Along the way you will see Westminster Abbey, where Prince William married Kate in 2011, Big Ben, London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London and many more key landmarks. You will also see the colourful Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace and to top things off, you get to see the Thames riverbank landmarks from a unique perspective on a river cruise.

Itinerary

If you choose the morning tour, a free pickup service is offered for several London hotels. If you opt for the afternoon tour, you need to make your own way to Victoria Coach Station, the tour departs from Gate 2.

Your three-hour sightseeing tour will take you through London on a genuine, fully restored double decker bus, and along the route you will see the most popular landmarks of the city including Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and London Eye. You will also see Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, St. Paul’s Cathedral where Admirals Nelson and Wellington lie buried and where Princess Diana was married. Marvel at the impressive Tower of London, housing the spectacular Crown Jewels guarded by Beefeaters. A live English-speaking guide will accompany you throughout the tour and headsets are available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Hindi and Russian.

Next you will embark on a cruise down River Thames, right past Shakespeare’s Globe, Cleopatra’s Needle and under the iconic London Bridge. See the city glide by from a whole new perspective as you relax on the comfortable seats.

After your cruise you will hop back on your bus and drive to Buckingham Palace, the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen. See the exciting Changing of the Guards, with soldiers dressed in their red tunics and busbies marching to military music.

Your tour ends near Victoria station, from where you can easily make your way back to your accommodation.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Morning Tour:
01 Nov - 31 Mar: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily
Afternoon Tour:
01 Nov - 31 Mar: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily

Duration

3.5 hours

Start time

Morning Tour: 8:15am (From April 2016, morning tour will start at 07.45am)
Afternoon Tour: 1:00pm

Meeting point

Morning Tour: If you opt for the Morning tour, a hotel pickup service is included from a selection of hotels. From April 2016, tour will depart from Victoria Coach station Gate 0.
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Afternoon Tour: For the afternoon tour you need to make your way to Victoria Coach Station, the tour departs from Gate 2.

Ending point

Near Victoria station

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Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide
  • Audio headsets in 10 languages (French, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Hindi and Korean.)
  • Thames river cruise
  • Chance to see the Changing of the Guard (morning tour only)
  • Free hotel Pick-up from over 170 hotels (morning tour only)

Exclusions

  • Lunch/drinks

Please note

Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to departure to allow the tour to depart on time.

Please call the tour operator (phone number provided on this voucher) at least 24 hours prior to departure to re-confirm the departure point.

Changing of the Guards included only on the morning tour. On the afternoon tour, the group will stop at Buckingham Palace for photos.

From April 2016, morning tour will depart from Victoria Coach station Gate 0 at 7:45am.

No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

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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.
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Cancellation policy

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