Best of London: Tower of London, Thames & Changing of the Guard | La Vacanza Travel

Best of London: Tower of London, Thames & Changing of the Guard

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London

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  • 4 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Embark on a captivating journey through London's royal history and iconic landmarks. Begin with an early access visit to the infamous Tower of London, where you’ll see the opening ceremony and be dazzled by the Crown Jewels. Cruise the Thames River aboard a relaxing boat and either attend the Changing of the Guards or explore the heart of London on the Westminster City Walking Tour.

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Stop At: Tower of London, London EC3N 4AB England

Begin your day with exclusive access to the historic Tower of London, a former fortress, prison, and execution site.

This early morning tour guarantees a crowd-free experience and offers you the option to witness the captivating Opening Ceremony performed by the esteemed Yeoman Warders (if option is selected).
By avoiding the crowds, our tour allows you to be among the first to see the Crown Jewels.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Thames River, London England

You’ll then step aboard a relaxing river boat up the Thames as your expert, English-speaking guide tells you all about the major landmarks along its banks

Disembark your boat ride and depending on the day, either attend the Changing of the Guards or a fully guided walking tour through the vibrant city of Westminster.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Changing of the Guard, Constitution Hill Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA England

If the 'Changing of the Guards' option is chosen, you may experience either the Changing of the Foot Guards or the Changing of the Horse Guards in London, depending on the schedule of the Household Cavalry. These events are renowned for showcasing British tradition and military precision, adding to London's fame.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Westminster, Westminster, London, England

Alternatively, you can choose 'Royal Walking Tour' option and discover the Heart of London with a fully guided walking tour through the vibrant city of Westminster. Here, you'll immerse yourself in centuries of history and the very foundations of the British monarchy. Westminster City is steeped in stories, with each corner revealing tales of kings and queens, political intrigue, and cultural milestones. You'll have the opportunity to admire famous sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey. However, it's not just about the well-known attractions – our guides will lead you to lesser-known spots that hide fascinating stories and intricate details, ensuring you have a well-rounded experience.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England

Your tour ends outside Buckingham Palace. Here, you have plenty of time to capture the moment through photographs, adding the perfect finishing touch to your experience.

Duration: 30 minutes

  • VIP early-access tickets to Tower of London
  • Opening Ceremony at the Tower of London by the Beefeaters (if option selected)
  • Boat ride on the River Thames
  • Changing of the Guards (depending on the day)
  • Guided Walking tour of Westminster City (depending on the day)
  • Expert, English-speaking guide
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you always hear your guide
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London
  • Entry/Admission - Thames River

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that there will be no guiding inside the Jewel House and White Tower at the Tower of London as this is forbidden by the venue.
  • The Changing of the Guard is subject to changes in date, time and cancellation at the discretion of British authorities. Cancellation due to bad weather or other circumstances is not announced before the morning of the ceremony. When this occurs, you will be provided with a walking tour of Westminster city instead.
  • Please note that the changing of the guard schedule may change and on different dates we will see either Foot Guards or Horse Guards.
  • Please note that the Changing of the Guards ceremony is not included if your tour departs from 9am onwards. On these days, you will be provided with a walking tour of Westminster city instead.Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

1 Tower Hl Ter, London EC3N 4EE, UK

Return Details

Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA, UK

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


4 hours

User's Reviews


14 Apr, 2024

Entertaining and informative tour! Ian was absolutely great! He had plenty of great stories and history about the royal family and the guards.


11 Apr, 2024

Isabel was sweet and gracious! We appreciated her insights throughout the tour. We loved seeing the Tower Bridge and Westminster especially


07 Apr, 2024

Trudy was the best guide! We really enjoyed this experience, 5 stars, 10/10, A++ whatever you want to call it - great time.


06 Apr, 2024

We enjoyed all that we learned on this tour. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I wish we would have had more time at the Tower of London to walk around and explore more. Loved seeing the Crown Jewels and all of the history our guide gave us. The boat ride up the Thames was fun and the walking tour through Wesminster was also a great way to learn more about the area.


06 Apr, 2024

This tour takes visitors in early at the Tower of London and to see the Crown Jewels. Then the River cruise highlighted many beautiful sights on the Thames River. After, walking to further land historical buildings and monuments. The tour guide gave headsets to be able to hear and explained it very well. We highly recommend this small group tour, we loved it!

User's Picture Gallery


Amazing tour for our family!


Trudy is the best


London 101


Good tour with historic route walkthru.


Great Tour and Guide


Amazing Tour- Great way to see London!


Excellent tour with Marc!


Engaging guide and good tour


David rocks!


To the Tower of London!


Absolutely fantastic


A must see tour!


A Must Do in London




Great Tour for London Westminster


Perfect Day in London


Natalie was an excellent...


Four Stars for This Tour - Definitely Worth the Price


Great, worthwhile tour


Definitely a Crown Jewel


Great Experience


Not what I thought it was


Great wonderful experience


Excellent Tour


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