London In One Day Tour with Changing of the Guard with London Eye option | La Vacanza Travel

London In One Day Tour with Changing of the Guard with London Eye option

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

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  • 9 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
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  • Not-Cancellable


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 Standard London Eye ticket, after the tour.

- See all of London's most iconic sights in one day
- Visit two of London's most iconic landmarks
- Watch a traditional British military ceremony
- Marvel at the scale and splendour of St Paul's Cathedral
- See the priceless Crown Jewels collection at The Tower of London
- Enjoy a scenic cruise on the River Thames
- Finish with spectacular views on the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA 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: Big Ben, Parliament Sqaure Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA 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.

Pass By: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA 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.

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

Pass By: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A 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.

Stop At: St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD 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.

NEW EXHIBITION - St Paul’s, the Monarch and the Changing World (Launches 25th May 2022, running to mid-December 2022)
June 2022 sees the historic celebration of HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, including a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.
To mark this unique event, the exhibition St Paul’s, the Monarch and the Changing World explores the grand ceremonial occasions held at the Cathedral to commemorate the Royal Jubilees of four British monarchs: George III, Victoria, George V and Elizabeth II.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Mansion House of City of London, Walbrook, London EC4N 8BH 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.

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

Duration: 35 minutes

  • Expert Blue Badge Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Thames River cruise
  • London Eye standard ticket at 6pm (if option selected)
  • Entry to Tower of London
  • Entry to St Paul's Cathedral
  • Personal Audio Headset
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London
  • Entry/Admission - Thames River
  • Entry/Admission - St. Paul's Cathedral

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • For a wheelchair user : Please inform us in advance if you intend to bring wheelchair.
  • You can choose to take the river cruise on another day and finish the tour at the Tower of London instead of Westminster Pier. The London Eye is a Standard Experience booked at a 6pm time-slot for guaranteed entry (if option selected).
  • Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace takes place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (subject to availability).
  • If there is no Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace we see the Changing of the Guard at Horse Guards Parade instead
  • London Eye: The London Eye ticket is for standard entry around 6:00pm (subject to availability) on the same day. This ticket can only be used for this one visit. Please show the ticket on your phone as the barcode will be scanned. Visit to The London Eye is independent
  • Please note: St Paul’s Cathedral is closed to the public on Sundays and for special events or services (Closed on Feb 27 March 29). On these days we will stop for photographs outside St Paul's Cathedral and spend longer at Tower of London instead.
  • 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 53 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK

Departure Time

09:00 AM

Return Details

1: Tower of London, London EC3N 4AB, UK
2: Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK
3: London Eye River Cruise, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB, UK

Voucher info

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


9 hours

User's Reviews


12 Apr, 2024

Norma was a great host. She was very knowledgeable and very entertaining! She knows everything about London. Highly recommend the London Tour in One Day!


11 Apr, 2024

The tour was excellent. Our guide Lesley was wonderful and had so much knowledge and clearly loves her job


04 Apr, 2024

Great tour to get ourselves acquainted with London. Our tour guide Shiela was the best, funny and very knowledgeable about everything London!


04 Apr, 2024

What an amazing way to see London! By the end of the day I felt as if I knew the city. Our tour guide Shelia was very informative and very clear with what was to come throughout the day. I would recommend to anyone who wants to see the tourist sights and get it done in one day.


31 Mar, 2024

Sheila was a wonderful guide and the tour was a great way for us to see many things during our first trip in London. Our 2 kids 11 & 13 enjoyed it also! I would highly recommend.

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See it all!


Great tour to see tons in one day


Tour of London with Sheila


Amazing guided tour with very experienced guide


Tour of London with amazing guide Shelia


A Good London Start


Great way to see the best of London in a day!


A Great Way to See London


Buyer beware, London Eye is an additional charge.


Sights of London


Great tour for first day


London in a day


Excellent tour with great view of guard coming on


Expectations Met, with Some Disappointments


London on a Rainy Day


Excellent all day tour with expert guide and luxurious bus


Excellent way to see the city.


Great tour


Good way to see the city


Great tour! We're not "tour people".


Full day but soooooo worth it!


Amazing experience


Good, but we were rushing everywhere




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