Royal London Sightseeing Tour and Thames River Cruise | La Vacanza Travel

Royal London Sightseeing Tour and Thames River Cruise

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


This fantastic half-day tour provides the perfect introduction to London's major landmarks. See the best bits of London in only half a day and learn all about London's history with your Expert Tour Guide. Plus, watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace, an event steeped in tradition and ceremony. Enjoy a River Cruise after your guided tour and see the sights of London from a different angle.

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Pass By: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England

Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the UK's sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.

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.

Pass By: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England

A royal church in the centre of London offering daily services for all and a World Heritage Site with over a thousand years of history.

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

The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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.

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

Changing the Guard – also known as Guard Mounting – is the iconic ceremony which is seen by millions of people each year at Buckingham Palace. If there is no changing of the Guard, we will instead see the Changing of the Horse Guards at Horse Guards Parade.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3BD England

Parliament Square in Westminster is next to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. The square was created in the 1860s and contains statues of well known statesmen including Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and Nelson Mandela.

Stop At: Thames River, London England

At the end of our tour, make your way down to Westminster Pier and hop on the next available boat for a scenic cruise down the River Thames. Enjoy a unique view of London and its beautiful waterfront as you head from Westminster Pier to Tower Pier next to the formidable Tower of London.

Duration: 40 minutes

  • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace or Horse Guards Parade
  • Panoramic tour of London
  • Expert guide
  • Superior Coach incl. Wifi & USB charging on board
  • One way Thames River cruise ticket (approximately 40-45 minutes)
  • Live commentary
  • Entry/Admission - Thames River

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • For a wheelchair user : Please inform us in advance if you intend to bring wheelchair.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace currently takes place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
  • If there is no Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace we see the Changing of the Guard at Horse Guards Parade instead
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Thames River cruise is from Tower Pier to Westminster Pier or Westminster Pier to Tower Pier (open dated, can use tickets any time during stay in London)
  • Please note that there is no transfer included for the Thames River Cruise.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 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

Evan Evans Tours, 258 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, London SW1V 1BS, UK

Voucher info

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


3 hours 30 minutes

User's Reviews


31 Oct, 2023

Staff unhelpful, requested to upgrade to window seat but refused, as the boat sailed people changed seating without challenge!!! Meal was average. Overpriced experience, would be better to book the Uber boat and have nice meal in a restaurant. Staff issue spoilt the experience somewhat.


20 Oct, 2023

This tour was amazing until it wasn’t. Our tour guide was hilarious and full of relevant information. She did an amazing job. It went downhill after that. It says the tour ends at one address. So, that’s the address I gave for our drivers to pick up my group of 10. I allowed additional time (an hour) just in case we ran over. What this tour does not say is that if you take the Thames River Cruise, you must walk almost 2 miles from the tour drop off to the dock to board the river cruise. We were not given comprehensive directions and found ourselves making one wrong turn after another. Because I had to change the pickup location, I incurred an additional expense from my transportation company. Because we wandered around trying to find the dock, we did not board the vessel until my original pickup time. Because my drivers had to wait for my group, I was charged a waiting fee that was calculated by the minute. Although we enjoyed to tour itself, I was extremely disappointed in the lack of pertinent information.


29 Sep, 2023

Terrible customer service when an unforeseen event being a person falling /jumping from a bridge on September 22 caused our transportation to delay without any warning . We were charged 100percent and didn’t have a way to catch up later :(


15 Sep, 2023

The river cruise was a great way to see the sites and the guide, Paul, was informative and funny. Was lucky enough to see the Tower Bridge open. The bus tour was okay. Used it to figure out where to walk around later, so not really worth the time. Our guide for the bus tour, Oliver, spent most of his time pointing out places he had posh lunches, gentleman's clubs, and famous people he used to associate with.


22 Jul, 2023

Great coach, very comfortable Excellent guide. Saw all the main sites Great account of the history of The Royal family & the sites around London

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Tour with Sheila!


Awesome tour of sights of London


A wonderful day in London on London tour


James and Mark were great


Great tour! Highly recommended. Rodney is awesome.


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