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Full Day London Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour - Golden Tours

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Key Highlights

  • Hop on and off at over 60 stops on 5 routes – explore London your way
  • On-board audio commentary will ensure you do not miss a thing
  • Frequent departures mean your valuable time is not wasted waiting for a bus
  • This low-priced offering is ideal for those who just want the bus tour
  • Explore the city on open-top buses with free WiFi on board
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Your ticket is valid for 1 calendar day

    Start time

    First bus departs as follows:
    Essential Tour (Blue Route): 8:00am from Haymarket, Tourist stop, outside No 11; every 30 minutes
    Classic Tour (Red Route): 7:50am from Park Lane, N/B, Tourist stop, Queen Elizabeth Gate; every 10-20 minutes
    Grand Tour (Orange Route): 7:50am from Park Lane, N/B, Tourist stop, Queen Elizabeth Gate; every 15-20 minutes
    Pick-up Service (Yellow Route): Yellow Route every morning courtesy pick-up every 20-30 minutes from 7:17am.

    Last departure:
    Essential Tour (Blue Route): 4:30pm from Victoria stop 1
    Classic Tour (Red Route): 5:30pm from Piccadilly, opp. Hard Rock Café stop 7 (5:00pm in winter)
    Grand Tour (Orange Route): 4:00pm from opp. Lambeth Palace stop 47

    Meeting Point

    You can join the hop-on hop-off bus tour from any of the stops by presenting your voucher to the driver. Each of the stops will be clearly signposted Golden Tours Hop on Hop Off/London Tour Bus.

    Ending Point

    You may end the tour at any of the stops

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    This super-value ticket is your pass to spending an unforgettable day exploring the treasures of London. You will have unlimited access to a city-wide bus route that covers all the major London attractions. Five intertwined routes and 60 stops provide easy access to everything you could want to see, from the gleaming-modern Shard to the ancient Tower of London. Hop-off when you get to something that interests you and once you’ve finished exploring simply hop back on the bus – its that simple!

    While on board the bus audio-commentary will tell you all about the landmarks you are passing by and ensure you don’t miss a thing.

    This tour is perfect for those who just want to use the buses and don’t want to pay for elements of a package which they will not use. However if you do want the option with the cruise and walking tours click here to see the details >>

    Download the tour route map

    Itinerary

    To begin your London Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour, make your way to any of the bus stops where you can present your voucher to the driver to board the bus.

    You now have the rest of the day free to explore London your way. Hop-on and off the bus as much as you wish - or simply relax on board and watch as the highlights of London glide by.

    There are 3 routes and 2 feeder routes on the Golden Tours London Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour, which are as follows:

    Essential Tour (Blue Route)

    The first bus departs from Victoria at 9:00am.

    Highlights along this route include Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly, Trafalgar Square, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower of London, London Eye, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Palace, Houses of Parliament and Westminster Cathedral.

    Classic Tour (Red Route)

    The first bus departs from Hyde Park Corner at 10:00am.

    Highlights include Kensington Museums Marble Arch, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower of London, London Eye, Piccadilly Circus and Green Park.

    Grand Tour (Orange Route)

    The first bus departs from Lambeth Palace at 10;00am.

    The highlights along this route are Buckingham Palace, Marble Arch, Paddington, Madame Tussauds, Kings Cross/St Pancras International, Russell Square, Holborn, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower of London, London Eye, and Lambeth Palace.

    Pick Up (Yellow Route) – Feeder service

    This route covers Bayswater Road, Notting Hill and Holland Park, offering pick up from many of London hotels.

    The Drop Off Route (Green route) - Feeder Service:

    Operating in the evening, the bus covers the popular hotel districts in London, offering drop off at many hotels from Central London.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • 1 day ticket for the hop-on, hop-off bus
    • Live English Speaking Guide on the Essential Tour (Blue route) only and multilingual audio guide available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese & Russian
    • Free Wi-Fi on all Open Top buses

    Exclusions

    • Entrances to the attractions mentioned
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    You can join the hop-on hop-off bus tour from any of the stops by presenting your voucher to the driver. Each of the stops will be clearly signposted Golden Tours Hop on Hop Off/London Tour Bus.

    London is a functioning capital city and therefore political events, demonstrations and celebrations can disrupt the route at any time, especially during summer and at weekends. While every effort is made to ensure a smooth and frequent service there may be delays, reduced frequency and route alternations due to traffic and road closures.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher

    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.
  • Reviews
    • Friendly and Fun

      We only ended up using the bus once on our day trip but the driver was soo helpful explaining the stops and how everything worked. We had great views and knowing what we were...

      Liz Williams, United Kingdom, 16/Mar/2017
    • Great First Day in London

      Our trip on the bus tour was great, we saw all of the popular landmarks in London and were even recommended a few by our fantastic tour guide. Definitely a good idea to go on...

      Shauney Keir, United Kingdom, 14/Apr/2017
    • The one thing you must do in London

      First time in London and needed to see as much of it as possible as we only had two days so we thought we would try the hop off and on golden tours service . Best decision we...

      John hughes, United Kingdom, 22/Apr/2017
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