London in One Day Sightseeing Tour Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard with Optional London Eye Upgrade

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London
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  • 9 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

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 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

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tower of London, London, England

A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, the history of 'The Tower' has been intertwined with the history of England for almost a thousand years. Originally built by William The Conqueror in 1066, it has served a number of functions during its long history, including a prison, luxury palace for royalty and even a zoo. The priceless crown jewels are also held within the castle walls, along with the largest collection of medieval armour and weaponry in the country. See all of this and hear more about the tower's bloody history on a comprehansive tour with an expert guide.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Buckingham Palace, London, England

Changing of the Guard
Elite soldiers from the military have been guarding English Kings and Queens since 1660. Known as the 'Household Division', these regiments are so devoted to their duty that they will famously not acknowledge, nor allow themselves to be distracted by the public. During the ceremony, immaculately turned out guards are accompanied by marching bands playing a rousing mix of military and contemporary music in a display of the sort of pomp and military ceremony that has made the British military famous around the world.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England

Designed by the prolific British architect, Sir Christopher Wren, and taking 35 years to build, St Paul's Cathedral is an iconic symbol of London. One of the largest churches in the world, its dome is an incredible 366ft high and, inside the Whispering Gallery, it is said that a gentle whisper can be heard on the other side of the dome almost 112ft away. Explore the history behind this famous Cathedral and see the tomb of Lord Horatio Nelson, one of Britain's most revered icons.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Trafalgar Square, London, England

Trafalgar Square is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. Its name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars with France and Spain that took place on 21 October 1805 off the coast of Cape Trafalgar.

Pass By: Westminster Abbey, London, England

Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.

Pass By: Houses of Parliament, London, England

Parliament is made up of the House of Commons and House of Lords. It is responsible for making laws, deciding taxes and scrutinising the Government.

Pass By: Big Ben, London, England

Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower.

Stop At: Thames River, London, England

From the Tower of London, hop aboard a Thames River Cruise to Westminster Pier to enjoy London from a different viewpoint. If you prefer, you can take the cruise any day before 31 March 2020.

Duration: 35 minutes

Pass By: Evan Evans Tours, London, England

Evan Evans Tours is the oldest and largest sightseeing company in London and has been accompanying visitors on city tours and out-of-town excursions since 1930.
Evan Evans Tours is owned by The Travel Corporation of 25 highly successful travel and tourism companies including Trafalgar Tours, Insight Vacations, Contiki Holidays and Red Carnation Hotels. The Travel Corporation is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and guest service and this this follows for each individual brand.


Pass By: Mansion House of City of London, London, England

Mansion House is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. It is a Grade I listed building. It is used for some of the City of London's official functions, including two annual white tie dinners.

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

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: St Paul’s Cathedral is closed to the public on Sundays and special events or services. We will stop for photographs at St Paul's Cathedral and spend longer at Tower of London instead
  • Please note: St Paul's Cathedral is closed on the following dates: Apr 19th, June 22nd, 24th & 29th. 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 51 travelers
Departure Point

Victoria Coach Station


Departure Time

8:45 AM


Return Details

Vauxhall Bridge Rd, Pimlico, London, UK

Voucher info

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

Duration

9 hours

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

User's Reviews

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Bruce M

Excellent tour but be prepared to do a lot of walking. Tour guide was very good and entertained us with fun facts.

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John R

The tour was excellent. Our tour Guide Mr. Omar was charming, informative, witty, and he was definitely the difference as I've been to London 6 times previously. This was my wife's first time in London. Mr. Omar really helped me to show my wife the essential London Landmark, providing history while thoroughly entertaining us.

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Joseph B

The tour was fantastic! The tour guide was great. She was knowledgeable and very funny. I highly recommend this tour.

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Jeff D

Our guide, Emily was absolutely FANTASTIC! She was very knowledgeable, kind and did an incredible job of answering everyones questions while keeping the tour on track. The coach was very comfortable and our driver, Mark was wonderful as well. 9 hours sounds like a long tour but it felt like it went by so fast. We learned so much about London with Emily and didn’t even feel the need for another city tour!
Thank you Emily!

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John E

My wife and I booked this tour without being sure that we wanted to be tied to a tour group all day. This was our first trip to London. We had been told that the Changing of the Guard was overrated. We didn't know much about the Tower of London. But, we wanted to see St. Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. We loved the entire tour! Our guide, Trudy, was great! I doubt we could have seen all of this on our own. Going on Thanksgiving was a good idea because we could see Buckingham and the Changing of the Guard very easily with not much crowd. Also, there were not many people in line to see the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London either. One tip: if you have never been to London before and are not being picked up at your hotel for this tour, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to find the meeting point. It is not easy to find if you take the tube to the bus station. We almost missed it and another couple did miss it, but met up with our group later on our lunch break. Still highly recommend this tour if you want to do all of the touristy things in one day and request Trudy!

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