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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.


  • 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



Great way to start a vacation to London! We've used La Vacanza more than a dozen times and continue to be impressed with the diversity of tours offered and quality of guides provided. This tour started at 9 am at the Victoria Coach Station. That's not a great location, as it's a bit dirty and crowded, but that's not any reflection on the tour or La Vacanza The tour was actually by Evan Evans, and was done professionally. Our bus was not completely full so we didn't feel cramped driving around the city or when we got off and walked around. We purchased the optional London Eye tour also, which fit well into the day. We saw the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace toured St. Paul's Cathedral, walked near but not in Westminster Cathedral saw Big Ben which is under construction, walked through the Tower of London and saw the Crown Jewels which were awesome!. Got to see the Tower Bridge too, which many of us Americans think is the London Bridge, which it isn't! Had a boat ride at the end of the tour, which took us near the London Eye...The boat ride is well worth it, as they point out many sights as well. Overall a wonderful day, which ended up around 7 pm. We went in mid-November, so the crowds were low, and we had to wait only 10 minutes to get on the London Eye. I highly recommend this tour for those wishing to familiarize themselves with the beautiful city of London.

Robert B


Really Wonderful tour guide!! Great way of seeing and getting some of the History of London. Very well paced and free time was appreciated. One drawback was that we were not able to ride the London Eye due to the late arrival of the river cruise.



Great tour! Our tour guide took us to the best spot during the changing of the guards at buckingham palace. We got some amazing photos and videos! :)

Melody G


Our tour guide was amazing very energetic had lots of information to share great tour.

Keith H


Would strongly recommend this tour. It covers the high points of London, in an organized fashion, when time is of the essence!



  • 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: October 11,13, December 13,14,23, January 24,26, February 14, March 30 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



        8.5 - 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 8083
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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 10427
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  • Mom  and  Daughter Vacation
  • thames
  • The White Tower
  • Tower Exhibits
  • Wonderful Armour at the Tower
  • Big Ben and the House of Parliaments
  • Beefeater
  • St.Pauls Cathedral
  • Tower of London
  • Palace Guard
  • London in One Day Sightseeing Tour with London Eye
  • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

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