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Overview

See London on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city, led by a guide. Hear the history of top London attractions like Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, and receive fast-track entry and a guided tour of St Paul’s Cathedral. After the sightseeing tour, watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace and tour the Tower of London. As a bonus, this experience also includes a one-way River Thames sightseeing cruise, which can be used on the day or another time. Upgrade to include a flexible London Eye ticket to be used on any day you wish.

Highlights

  • Led by a Blue Badge guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city


  • What You Can Expect

    Meet your guide on board your air-conditioned coach, and then relax as you travel around central London to see the sights. Pass through Parliament Square, seeing the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clock, and then travel past Westminster Abbey where Prince William married Kate Middleton in a lavish royal wedding ceremony. Admire prestigious government buildings at Whitehall and Downing Street, and then see the hustle and bustle that surrounds Nelson’s Column at Trafalgar Square.

    Travel to Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the Queen, and walk around in front of the gates to see the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Have your camera ready to capture the pomp and pageantry of the Queen’s Foot Guard as they march in their eye-catching red tunics and bearskin hats, and then travel by coach to a traditional London pub in Trafalgar Square.

    Rest and refuel with a hearty lunch (own expense), and then continue your day of sightseeing with a visit to the City of London, an area just east of the city center where many of London’s banks can be found. Look out for the sights as your guide explains their history and hop out for fast-track entry and a guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral.

    Continue to the Tower of London, and head inside to explore at your leisure. The former prison and fortress, which looks out over the River Thames, was built to terrify potential invaders and Londoners alike. Steeped in centuries of murder and treason, the tower is fascinating to explore with its famous jet-black ravens and Beefeater guides. Should you wish, opt to join one of the complimentary Beefeater tours that run every 30 minutes and hear tragic tales of the royals and nobles who met their end within the tower’s walls.

    Before your tour finishes, receive a ticket for a sightseeing cruise along the River Thames, from the Tower of London to Westminster Pier. Upgrade to include an flexible ticket for the London Eye, to used any time you wish.

    Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Reviews

Glenys N

21-Jul-2017

Tour guide was very informative and knew his stuff. He very friendly. Very caring towards everyone. The only downside was the traffic but that's everywhere in any city. The tour covered some of the big attractions we wanted to see all in one day. We even saw the queen drive past.

Loretta S

18-Jul-2017

This tour was amazing!

Gina S

13-Jul-2017

Nice activity and informative guide. They told us where to stand for best photos and observations of the guard procession. They allowed enough tine to self explore and eat. I highly recommend you listen and use to the advice so as to keep the tour schedule. Even when those didn't heed her advice, she waited and even offered help to get the shop and guests moving for all the group.

Erika F

03-Jul-2017

The key to a FANTASTIC tour is the guide and Tony Matthews is THE BEST!!!! We took in so many sights in 1 days and it never felt rushed. Tony was extremely knowledgeable and very engaging, had a great personality and even interjected fun facts throughout the day. Tony knew secret coach parking to get us closer, looked up alternate routes to ensure that we could get to some of our sights when streets were closed, perfectly timed SO many aspects of the day like getting to the church right in time for the bells to be ring and did the same thing at Westminister/Parliment, up close to two parades of guards after leaving Buckingham Palace, gave advance notice to all us tourists as to when to be camera ready and ended the tour at the Tower of London so that we could spend extra time there on our own and then walk to our free River Thames Cruise. He even took us to a place that only a local would know about so that we could get the best view of London. Our day was just outstanding and it was solely because of Tony. Any tour that you can take that Tony is guiding will be well worth your time. We saw so much in 1 day and really felt like we had seen all of London and was able to enjoy each place at a relaxed pace. One of the best tours I have ever done and a BIG thanks goes out to Tony for it.

Robert Schoenbachler

19-Jun-2017

A must while in London.

Details


Inclusions

  • Blue Badge guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
  • Entrance fee to the Tower of London
  • Entrance fee to St Paul's Cathedral
  • Thames River cruise
  • London Eye standard flight (if option selected)

  • Exclusions

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

    • Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
      • Please note: St Paul’s Cathedral is closed to the public on Sundays: there will be a photo stop outside the Cathedral and the tour will visit Tower Bridge Exhibition or Banqueting House instead
      • Please note: St Paul's Cathedral is closed on the following dates: May 24, June 24, July 1, September 21, October 5,11,13- there will be a photo stop outside the Cathedral and longer time spent at the Tower of London.
      • Occasionally there may not be a Changing of the Guard. On these occasions you will visit Horse Guards Parade, built on the site of the jousting yard of the old Whitehall Palace

      • Voucher info

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

        Departure Point

        Central London

        Departure Time

        8:45am

        Duration

        8.5 - 9 hours


Tour Options

London in One Day Sightseeing

Code: 3858EE004

London in One Day Sightseeing Tour including Tower of London Entrance and Changing of the Guard
Starting From 7897
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Tour Including London Eye

Code: 3858EE004LE

London in One Day Sightseeing Tour including Tower of London Entrance and Changing of the Guard. Tour includes a standard London Eye Ticket
Starting From 10189
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