01 Apr – 31 Oct: Friday & Saturday
Approximately 3 hours 30 minutesStart time
Guoman Cumberland Hotel at 0815h (8:15am)
Central Park Hotel at 0830h (8:30am)
Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel at 0845h (8:45am)
Duration: Approximately 3 hours 30 minutes
In front of Guoman Cumberland Hotel at 0815h (8:15 am), Central Park Hotel at 0830h (8:30am); Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel : 0845h (8:45am)
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre- departure briefing.
Today, London is a glorious mix of stunning modern architecture cheek by jowl with historic landmarks. And this carefully designed tour lets you see all the main attractions in just one morning.
Starting in the shopping and entertainment mecca of the West End your route takes you to the heart of government in the City of Westminster and to the financial nerve center in the City of London. Along the way, you will see all London’s most famous places, from the Harrods luxury store to the Houses of Parliament and from the royal residence of Buckingham Palace to the grim fortress of the Tower of London.
As you travel the route, an informative commentary from an expert guide will make sure that you don’t miss a thing.
To join this panoramic London Sightseeing Tour you should make your way to one of the advertized meeting points (the Guoman Cumberland Hotel, the Central Park Hotel or the Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel). On the tour, you will travel in a comfortable coach with a German-speaking guide.
The route starts in the vibrant West End with its well-known shopping streets and elegant parks. Here you also find London’s ‘theaterland’ as well as numerous up-scale bars, restaurants, hotels and nightclubs.
Among the highlights of the West End is the iconic department store Harrods, a byword for luxury shopping owned by the colorful Mr Mohamed Al Fayed.
Another landmark is the celebrated Albert Hall, named after Queen Victoria’s beloved husband Albert and famous as the venue for the London Proms (Promenade Concerts). You will see Hyde Park, one of London’s most important green spaces, and Marble Arch. This fine arch of white marble was originally a gateway to Buckingham Palace but was moved to its present position in 1851.
You will see Buckingham Palace itself. This is has been the official residence of the British monarchs since 1837. You will drive around Piccadilly Circus, a busy circular road junction famous for its neon signs and a statue of the god Eros.
Your tour includes the celebrated Trafalgar Square. Its name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a famous British naval victory. The central column carries a statue of Admiral Nelson, hero of the Battle.
The route takes you through the ancient heart of the City of Westminster where you will see Westminster Abbey, the church where British monarchs are crowned. Stretched out along the River Thames is the Palace of Westminster, home to the two ‘Houses’ of the British Parliament – the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Atop the palace you will see the ‘Big Ben’ clock tower. Big Ben started ticking on 31 May 1859 and is the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world.
Close to the Palace of Westminster is Downing Street, home to the incumbent British Prime Minister (at No 10) and the Chancellor of the Exchequer (No 11).
Your tour takes you east to the City of London, the financial nerve center of the UK. Here you will find many interesting modern buildings side by side with historic institutions like the Bank of England. You will also get wonderful views of the River Thames and bridges such as the celebrated Tower Bridge.
Along the river you will see the notoriousTower of London. This has a famously grim history and has at times functioned as a fortress, a royal palace and a gaol for high status and royal prisoners.
Your tour lasts round 3 hours and 30 minutes and ends at Trafalgar Square.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details