9 hours (approx).
The tour departs from Victoria Coach Station, Gate 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.
The tour ends at Westminster Pier
As part of this great value London sightseeing tour you will enjoy an in-depth discovery of two of London’s most famous landmarks; St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the most distinctive structures on the London skyline while the Tower of London’s fascinating history enthralls visitors.
Upgrade your London tour to include a 30-minute ride on the city’s iconic attraction, the London Eye and take in stunning 360 degree panoramic views of the city.
Travel in an air-conditioned motor-coach accompanied by an English-speaking Blue Badge Guide. You’ll receive a personal audio headset for the duration of the tour to enjoy commentary by the guide.
Start the day with a panoramic drive to Kensington Palace, former home of Diana, Princess of Wales. the Royal Albert Hall, Albert Memorial and Westminster. This is the political heart of the UK and it is here you will find some of London’s most iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. You will also take a drive round Parliament Square and past Downing Street – the home of the Prime Minister.
Continue to Buckingham Palace where you will see the famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Truly a must-do in London you will witness pageantry and tradition which has remained unchanged for centuries.
The tour includes a short break for lunch; you can spend this time at leisure or the guide can provide you with suggestions for lunch.
Then it’s time for one of the first highlights of the day – A guided tour of St Paul’s Cathedral. This masterpiece with its distinctive dome is one of the most recognizable landmarks on the London Skyline. Your guide will tell you about the buildings fascinating history; from its destruction during the great fire of London in 1666 to the many events that have been held there; including the wedding of Charles; Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer.
Next it’s on to the Tower of London. This ancient fortress offers more history than perhaps any other London landmark. The tower is still guarded by the traditional Yeoman Warders (Beefeaters) who will enthrall you with tales of murder, mystery, intrigue and treason at the tower. While there you will also be able to see the Crown Jewels including the famous Koh-I-Nor Diamond which is over 6000 years old.
This tour also includes a cruise on the famous River Thames. Head down to Tower Pier and hop on the next available boat for a scenic cruise down the River Thames.
Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)
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.
The Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace currently takes place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (subject to availability).
When there is no Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace we will see the Changing of the Guard at Horse Guards Parade instead
Entry to the Tower of London does not include 'Superbloom.
Optional Extra London Eye: The London Eye ticket is for standard entry between 6pm and 6:30pm on the same day.
Those booking senior or student options will be required to provide proof of age on the day of the tour. Anyone not able to provide such proof will be charged the additional amount locally.
Tour Finishes: approx. 5:30 pm at Westminster Pier unless London Eye option selected. Guests wanting to spend longer at the Tower of London may use their cruise ticket on another day (please check the validity of your boat ticket)
We were escorted by Shirley as our guide and Malcolm as our driver. Lovely information and some cagey knowledge of the hot spots for changing of the guard at Buckingham palace. ...
The guide was funny but she should consider non-English speaker. She should be slowly to understand her English....
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and was enjoyable to listen to. The experience will last a lifetime....
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