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London Tour: St Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, Thames Cruise and more!

Instant confirmation E-Voucher

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Wed - Sun: 01 Sep - 03 Oct
    Tues - Sun : 04 - 22 Oct
    Daily: 23 - 31 Oct
    Tues - Sun: 01 Nov - 23 Dec
    Daily : 27 - 31 Dec

  • Duration

    9 hours (approx).

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point
    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.
  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at Tower Pier

Key Highlights

  • Our destination in a Nutshell products show you the very best of a city in just one day!
  • See the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace – one of London’s must-do’s
  • Included entrance to the Tower of London where you will be taken to see the Crown Jewels
  • Includes entry to St Paul's Cathedral and free Thames River cruise
  • Tour is conducted in a luxury motor coach and led by an English Speaking Blue Badge Guide
  • Upgrade your package to include a ride on the London Eye observation wheel
  • Special rates apply for senior citizens and students


If you have just one day and want to see the very best of what this wonderful city has to offer, then this is the London tour for you. See the political heart of the UK at Westminster and witness centuries of tradition when you attend the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

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.

At lunch time your guide will recommend a lovely restaurant where if you wish you can indulge in a traditional English lunch.

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.

This London tour starts at Victoria Coach Station at 8:45am. You will 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, so you’ll benefit from live-guided commentary at every point of your tour enhancing your touring experience and bringing your guide’s commentary to life.

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.

On your way to the Tower of London, you will take a drive through the City of London, also known as the “Square Mile.” This is one of the oldest parts of London and is also the heart of the financial district; thus the area is a fascinating mix of architecture; where thousand-year-old structures stand harmoniously next to 21st century skyscrapers and the whole area is alive with the hustle and bustle of city traders.

This tour also includes a cruise on the famous River Thames. Travel from Tower Pier to Westminster Pier where your tour concludes. If you wish to use your river cruise another day, you’re welcome to do so but your tour will conclude at Tower of London. Your tour concludes at approx. 5.30pm.


  • Coach Transportation
  • Entrance to the Tower of London and the Crown Jewels
  • Professional Blue Badge English speaking guide
  • Guided Tour of St Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London
  • Thames River Cruise ticket (cruise tickets are one-way from Tower Pier to Westminster Pier or vice versa)
  • VOX RADIOGUIDE - microphoneand headset system
  • Free WiFi


  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Lunch (payable locally)
  • Return back to Victoria Train Station

Please note

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.

There will be no Changing of the Guard ceremony until further notice.

Covid-19 precautionary measures include:

Coach seating: The maximum capacity of our vehicles is limited and seating is planned so that households/support bubbles are seated separately on the coach.  

Please note that we currently cannot accept a booking of more than 6 guests, and we ask that guests stay within their individual group at all times during their tour.   

Guests from different households are not permitted to mix indoors at venues in high or very high risk areas. All guests must follow the guidelines in place at each attraction.

There will be no Changing of the Guard ceremony until further notice. The Ceremony is normally a free element when available. We will add in more time in other locations.

The Changing of the Guard ceremony doesn't take place at Buckingham Palace everyday. On some occasions, it takes place at Horseguards Parade.

Itinerary is subject to change.

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.

The Changing of the Guard ceremony happens in the morning, the tour goes to Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral in the afternoon. 

On 23 Dec 20, St. Paul's Cathedral will close early. Last Admission will be at 1:15pm.

The London Eye is a standard ticket based on timed entry by 6pm on the same day.

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.

Customer Reviews

  • Angela Michele Epp
    Royal London tour with investing a day

    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. ...

    Canada 09/02/2015
  • Mohamed Hassan Ibrahim
    Magic London

    The guide was funny but she should consider non-English speaker. She should be slowly to understand her English....

    United Kingdom 04/18/2014
  • Lori B Kaplan
    Great Tour

    The tour guide was very knowledgeable and was enjoyable to listen to. The experience will last a lifetime....

    United States 07/03/2013

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