Tour to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament in London

Duration: 2 to 4 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Get to grips with Britain’s royal and political history on this tour of Westminster Abbey and if you select the option, to the Houses of Parliament. Step inside the famous Gothic abbey, which has been the setting for almost all English coronations since William the Conqueror’s crowning in 1066, along with many other royal occasions including Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. If you have select the option you will get  into the British political system with a panoramic guided tour of the House of Lords and Houses of Commons. For a more complete experience select the option that includes the entrance to the Houses of Parliament.

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Instant Confirmation

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Meet your guide at the entrance to Westminster Abbey at 09:15 AM, and then look inside the historic monument to stand in the footsteps of kings and queens. Since the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066, all coronations of English and British monarchs have been held in the abbey, as have many royal weddings, including that of Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011.


Duration: 2 hours

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

Then, take a panoramic tour of the Houses of Parliament and pass the Elizabeth Tower where the famous Big Ben bell chimes every quarter hour. Learn about the role of MPs who sit in the House of Commons and the function of the House of Lords.


Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Big Ben, Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA England

ear how, and why, the Elizabeth Tower and its great clock and iconic bell were built. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, the Palace of Westminster (the official name of the Houses of Parliament) boasts an ostentatious façade with golden spires and statues of kings that reflect in the River Thames. Listen as your guide explains the history of the building, from the first medieval clock tower built in the old Palace of Westminster, to the design and construction of the present Elizabeth Tower.


Inclusions
  • Professional guide inside the Westminster Abbey
  • Panoramic tour around the Parliament (if you choose this option)
  • Audio guide inside the Parliament (if you choose this option)
  • Ticket to Westminster Abbey

Exclusions
  • Live commentary inside the Parliament
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Souvenirs
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that there are three differents options with different inclusions (check which one you have choosen)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Departure Point

Westminster Abbey Shop, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3JS, UK


Departure Time

9:15 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

2 to 4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 21 Oct 2019 -

Al C

Excellent tour of Westminster Abbey, the tour guide offered an extensive background and history of the Abbey. Unfortunately, the House of Parliament was closed. However, I believe doing both tours would have been a bit much for my group.

Image - 15 Jul 2019 -

Robyn W

Very informative. Mark, our guide, was knowledgeable, easy to understand and did a great job. I can recommend this tour to anyone wishing to see and know more about Westminster Abbey.

Image - 08 Jul 2019 -

ldoes

We had a great tour. Marian was friendly and informative. She had a nice loud voice and was always conscious to have everyone come close so we could hear.

Image - 03 Jul 2019 -

Michael B

Our guide, Marion, did an excellent job providing history and background on the Abbey. She expertly guided us from one point of interest to the next. She was also happy to answer questions on other points of interest and even directions. The audio tour of Parliament provided as little or much info as you want.

Image - 08 May 2019 -

Marirosa D

Our tour guide was super knowledgeable and very personable. She made everything come alive and I enjoyed the sites so much more than I would have on my own. I highly recommend this!

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