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Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, Thames Cruise with Harrods Cream Tea or London Eye Upgrade

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England-London, London
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Overview

See the best that England’s capital has to offer on a full-day city tour of London! Explore St Paul’s Cathedral with a guide, then make a photo stop at Westminster Abbey. Watch the must-see Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace and have some free time for lunch around the UNESCO-listed Tower of London. Finish up with a sightseeing cruise down the River Thames. If you want to see even more, upgrade to one of two activities: a cream tea at Harrods restaurant or a London Eye flight.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water


What You Can Expect

Start your day with pickup at the Victoria Coach Station in central London, and then travel by air-conditioned coach to St. Paul's Cathedral. Spend the morning there, then travel to Westminster Abbey where Prince William married Kate Middleton in a lavish royal wedding ceremony in 2011. Pose for photos outside the Gothic crowd pleaser. Head to the Mall outside Buckingham Palace to watch the legendary Changing of the Guard ceremony. Accompanied by a military band, soldiers from the Queen’s Foot Guard march in time to drumbeats, performing a ceremonial ritual that dates back centuries.

Move on to the Tower of London, a former prison, fortress and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit sites like Traitor’s Gate, the Torture Exhibition and, of course, the glittering Crown Jewels – a collection of irreplaceable and historic items. Spend some free time here exploring and eating lunch.

Hop aboard a sightseeing boat for an extended trip down the River Thames. Cruise down the river, looking out for the top London attractions such as Tower Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe, and then step out onto dry land.

Finish your tour at London Eye or alternatively, upgrade to finish on a high note with one of two optional activities. Options include a cream tea with a glass of sparkling wine at Harrods restaurant or a must-do London Eye flight, for picture-perfect views over the capital. Both activities include transport to the attraction, but no transport back. Harrods cream tea includes Home-baked English Scones served with clotted cream and preserves, choice of tea from Harrods own tea gardens plus a glass of sparkling wine.

Please note: If your tour falls on a date when the Changing of the Guard ceremony is not taking place, you will stop at Buckingham Palace for photos

Cancellation Policy

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.


Inclusions

  • Tours of the Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Changing of the Guard ceremony (selected dates only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Cream Tea with a glass of Sparkling Wine at Harrods restaurant or London Eye standard flights (if upgrade option selected)

Exclusions

  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Sunday tours are unable to include a tour of St Paul's cathedral due to the weekly service taking place; you will still be able to go inside the cathedral but there will be no guided tour
  • Please note: tour itinerary may change subject to Tower of London opening time

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure Point

Victoria Coach Station, London

Departure Time

7:45am

Duration

9 hours

Return Details

Concludes at approximately 4:30pm. (5:30pm for those who selected an upgrade option)

Tour Options

Tour Only

Code: L4

London Full-Day Sightseeing Tour 7:45 AM
Tour & London Eye Flight

Code: L5

Take a flight on the London Eye, offering spectacular views of London from high above the River Thames, the tour ends here at the London Eye. 7:45 AM
Tour and Cream Tea at Harrods

Code: L2

Enjoy a Cream Tea with a glass of Sparkling Wine at Harrods, see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. 7:45 AM

User's Reviews

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arvindkapoor1

Our guide was excellent.

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glee54

What a perfect introduction to the city. We covered a lot of territory and saw so many of the major sights and our guide was very knowledgeable. We were really pleased that there was a good amount of walking involved instead of just riding round on a bus. Speaking of which, kudos to our bus driver navigating narrow streets with LOTS of traffic. Nerves of steel!!

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Lisa L. P

Well run tour and fantastic customer service. Tour guide, Karen, was so knowledgable and enjoyable. A very enjoyable experience.

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Jill

Great way to see London in a day. This covered all the highlighted. Adding the Harrods tea was a lovely way to end the day.

Image - 04 Apr 2018 -

philip

Our guide was great and made the day.

User's Picture Gallery

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Faisal

Faisal next to the London Bridge

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Big Ben

What else is there to say? You simply have to see it to appreciate its reason for over-photo-exposure.

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Queen Victoria's Crown - My Favorite.

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Afternoon Tea on the Thames river boat ride.

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Tower of London

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The Shard

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St Paul's Cathedral - Separate admission to go up into the gallery.

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St Paul's Cathedral

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Guards at the Tower of London

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Buckingham Palace

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London Tower Bridge

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this is me and our wonderful tour guide.

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Our first tour was everything we expected!

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Queens Carriage empty

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Horse Guards Band

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