Skip the Line into Houses of Parliament & Westminster Abbey Fully-Guided Tour | La Vacanza Travel

Skip the Line into Houses of Parliament & Westminster Abbey Fully-Guided Tour

Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament are two of London’s highlight landmarks—and on this tour, you’ll have special access to both. Skip the line at Westminster Abbey and head inside the soaring church, where your guide will share facts about its royal history. Next, you’ll have the rare opportunity to explore parts of the interior of the Houses of Parliament, which is frequently off-limits to the public.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3BD England

Meet your guide and small group of travelers. Here, your guide will introduce themselves before heading to the first stop of the tour.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Your day begins with skip the line entry into Westminster Abbey, the most serene time to see Britain’s most cherished church. With roots dating back over 1,000 years, this Gothic masterpiece is the traditional coronation site and burial ground of kings and queens, along with national heroes like Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and William Wilberforce. On your visit, you’ll learn from a local expert guide how the British monarchy helped shape the country’s conversion to democracy, as well as a few interesting tidbits about Winston Churchill, one of the only non-royals to ever lay in state in the Abbey after his death.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England

Then, discover The Houses of Parliament. Enjoy a guided tour of the British Democracy with a qualified, Blue Badge tour guide, instead of following the audio guide. Visit the Chamber of the House of Commons, where Britain’s elected Masters of Parliament meet. Head over to the chamber of the House of Lords, where peers who had inherited their titles from the bluest bloodlines in the nation used to sit. Learn the highlights of the building’s history, including a failed bomb plot in 1605 that the British still celebrate today (ever hear of Guy Fawkes Night?). Walk in the footsteps of Henry VIII and Winston Churchill. History, legend, lore, and a lot of pomp and circumstance mix and mingle as you take in nearly one thousand years of history from one of the best guides in London.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions
  • Headsets
  • Entrance to Westminster Abbey
  • Entrance to Houses of Parliament
  • Fully guided tour inside Houses of Parliament & Westminster Abbey
  • Expert Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Houses of Parliament

Exclusions
  • Food & Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
  • Please note that for security reasons bag searches will take place at Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Walks complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to UK government guidelines for the most up to date information.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Sir Winston Churchill statue, Parliament Sq, London SW1P 3JX, UK


Return Details

Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, UK

Voucher info

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

Duration

3 hours 45 minutes


User's Reviews

Michael_W

14 Jan, 2024

The tour was efficient and well organized. The Abbey tour was informative and really gave a great sampling of the things to see inside. Once we were seemlessly handed over to the Parliament tour our tour guide Barney delivered two hours of solid information in a lighthearted and entertaining manner as we walked the entire building.

Dan_B

03 Jan, 2024

Horribly inflated price. The entry tickets themselves are about sixty pounds for both venues. At parliament, Your “private guide” is not your guide. Parliament requires you use their own and you can buy that guided ticket directly for 35 pounds. So really, the cost of this ticket over and above the entry fee is for a guide for the church only. And it’s not a “private” tour. All of these so called private La Vacanza Travel tours are lying. We booked several and by the price point (high) relied they were indeed private as stated. Yet, Each was with twenty other strangers which leaves you at the mercy of their slowness. Only book this if you waited too long and cannot get the tickets directly. I suspect the guide services buy all the tickets up as you can book this overpriced tour through La Vacanza Travel on almost no notice but on the web site it is out over a month That said, our actual guide was very sweet and knowledgeable. She did great. But La Vacanza Travel must be making money hands over fists in this.

Debra_S

17 Dec, 2023

The Abbey and Palace were truly amazing, but it was our outstanding guide Amber007 who made the tour spectacular. She had an impressive depth of knowledge and it was delivered in such a lovely manner. Amber was especially solicitous of my knee issue and for that I was most appreciative. I would tell anyone who asks to take this tour. I felt like we received a good and valuable experience for the price of admission. Sam was also very good on the Parliament side of the tour.

Ray_P

17 Dec, 2023

Amber was an outstanding guide - personable, extremely knowledgeable, articulate and passionate for Westminster Abbey history and British and European history more generally. A great experience and highly recommended.

Nick_M

26 Nov, 2023

Tour was outstanding! Both guides were great folks with a real passion form the material. Getting to stand in the benches in the house of commons was so cool!!!! All the history in Westminster was a ch a treat to learn.

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