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London Vintage Double-Decker Bus Tour and Thames Cruise

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Key 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
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Mar 16 - 31 Mar 16: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    01 Apr 16 - 31 Oct 16: Daily
    01 Nov 16 - 31 Dec 16: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    01 Jan 17 - 28 Feb 17: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    01 Mar 17 - 31 Mar 17: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday


    3.5 hours

    Start time

    Morning Tour: 07.45am
    Afternoon Tour: 1:00pm
    Hotel pick-ups start at 07:00am.

    Meeting Point

    Morning Tour: Tour departs from Victoria Coach station from Gate 0.
    A courtesy hotel pick-up service is offered for morning departure from a range of hotels, please refer the hotel list below.
    Download the list of hotels
    Afternoon Tour: Tour departs from Victoria Coach station from Gate 2.

    Ending Point

    Near Victoria station

  • Overview & Itinerary


    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.


    You need to make your own way to the designated meeting point.

    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 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)
    • Hotel pick-up from selected hotels (morning tour only)


    • Lunch/drinks
    • Hotel drop-off
  • Please note & Additional info

    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.

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

    A free Morning Feeder Service is offered from a range of hotels, please refer the hotel list below.

    Download the list of hotels

    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.