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Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, Thames Cruise with Harrods Cream Tea or London Eye Upgrade

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London
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Overview

At a glance
Category: Tours
Duration: 9 hours
Highlights
Comprehensive tour of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Description
Start your day with pickup at the Victoria Coach Station in central London, and then travel by air-conditioned coach to St. Paul's Cathedral. Spend the morning there, then travel to Westminster Abbey where Prince William married Kate Middleton in a lavish royal wedding ceremony in 2011. Pose for photos outside the Gothic crowd pleaser. Head to the Mall outside Buckingham Palace to watch the legendary Changing of the Guard ceremony. Accompanied by a military band, soldiers from the Queen’s Foot Guard march in time to drumbeats, performing a ceremonial ritual that dates back centuries.

Move on to the Tower of London, a former prison, fortress and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit sites like Traitor’s Gate, the Torture Exhibition and, of course, the glittering Crown Jewels – a collection of irreplaceable and historic items. Spend some free time here exploring and eating lunch.

Hop aboard a sightseeing boat for an extended trip down the River Thames. Cruise down the river, looking out for the top London attractions such as Tower Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe, and then step out onto dry land.

Finish your tour at London Eye or alternatively, upgrade to finish on a high note with one of two optional activities. Options include a cream tea with a glass of sparkling wine at Harrods restaurant or a must-do London Eye flight, for picture-perfect views over the capital. Both activities include transport to the attraction, but no transport back. Harrods cream tea includes Home-baked English Scones served with clotted cream and preserves, choice of tea from Harrods own tea gardens plus a glass of sparkling wine.

Please note: If your tour falls on a date when the Changing of the Guard ceremony is not taking place, you will stop at Buckingham Palace for photos
Inclusions
Tours of the Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral
Sightseeing cruise
Changing of the Guard ceremony (selected dates only)
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Cream Tea with a glass of Sparkling Wine at Harrods restaurant or London Eye standard flights (if upgrade option selected)
Hotel drop-off
Gratuities (optional)
Food and drinks
Hotel pick-up

Location

Meeting point
Victoria Coach Station, London

Reviews

Jul 2018

This tour was long but covered a lot of territory! We only had one day in London and this worked perfect for us. The guide was professional and very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend

Jul 2018

This was a fantastic tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a ton of information, taking us to different areas that allowed for stunning views of the sites. The river cruise at the end was a great, relaxing way to see the city from a different vantage point. I highly recommend this tour.

Jul 2018

If you want to see London in a day, this is the tour for you. The sites visited and the discussions on the bus as we were between landmarks, provided just the right amount of information to prepare us. Our tour escort provided color commentary around the sites during our journey. Our time at the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and high tea at Harrods, too only name a few, were memorable... but the boat ride on the Thames was unforgettable. Great views from the river of the London skyline.

Thanks for a great day on the town.

John

Jul 2018

Great experience for the first time being in London! Our tour guide Steve was amazing - full of great knowledge, history and funny stories! On the day that we toured, the changing of the guard was not happening, but we stopped by Buckingham Palace for photos ops. On the way to the Tower of London, we passed by Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, and the entire time were provided commentary on the history of London. It was incredible to see the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, though it would have been nice to be able to stay there a little while longer. St. Paul's Cathedral is amazing and beautiful! All in all, a great tour if you have limited time in London!

Jun 2018

what a fantastic experience . highly recommend .

Jun 2018

Good combo package. Started with a bus tour of the city then changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace before free time for lunch. The afternoon included a walking tour at the Tower of London plus free time to explore on our own and finally a Thames River cruise. Excellent tour guide. Cruise drop off point by the London Eye makes it convenient to continue exploring on your own.

Jun 2018

We enjoyed the tour but were unable to see everything at the tower due to lack of time. The changing of the guard was not scheduled so the tour guide took us to watch the horse guards practice for the upcoming queen's birthday. At the end of the tour our guide hooked us up with another guide to get a ride back to the city. This guide was very animated and gave my grandson a chance to practice at being a tour guide. This was something my grandson will not forget-thank you.

Jun 2018

With time constraints you stand in line a long time only to get a glimpse of the crown jewels or see the changing of the guard for too long. The cruise was relaxing but I don't remember if I had tea. : It was great having out tour guide fetch our tickets for the London Eye as the line to pay was just as long as the line to get onto it - that saved us lots of time! If you're looking for a quick overview tour, this is worth the money.

Jul 2018

Ok, we sat a lot, we sat a lot waiting to leave the train station, we missed the changing of the guard. The instructions werent very clear often when we got off the bus, I left my jacket and went to get it the next day, said they had it, they didnt. Wasted time going there, Uber to get there, no one to help me. They said they were open early, no one in the office.

Jul 2018

Tour was Ok, but you did not actually see the changing of the guards!! Overall the tour was ok on the bus, but the bus was not always on time and we were late.

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