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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
| 9 hours

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

Apr 2018

Our guide was excellent.

Apr 2018

What a perfect introduction to the city. We covered a lot of territory and saw so many of the major sights and our guide was very knowledgeable. We were really pleased that there was a good amount of walking involved instead of just riding round on a bus. Speaking of which, kudos to our bus driver navigating narrow streets with LOTS of traffic. Nerves of steel!!

Apr 2018

Well run tour and fantastic customer service. Tour guide, Karen, was so knowledgable and enjoyable. A very enjoyable experience.

Apr 2018

Great way to see London in a day. This covered all the highlighted. Adding the Harrods tea was a lovely way to end the day.

Apr 2018

Our guide was great and made the day.

Apr 2018

Amazing full day of the wonderful London sites! Our tour guide, David, was an absolute pleasure to be with and provided us all with the history and special facts for each and every stop. Our family of seven from 11 years old to our 3 seniors enjoyed every location and felt that there was enough time at each to enjoy and take in all the beautiful sites. Would highly recommend this tour to first time visitors. Remember to ask for David....he was wonderful!

Apr 2018

wonderful

Mar 2018

Amazing Sightseeing Tour! Our guide, John Ashton was so funny and so knowledgable. We were lucky to get John as our guide.. this was the best tour we went on!

Mar 2018

Great way to experience the city in a day. Like any tour there is never enough time but at least this gives you the base to start with, so on your free days in the city you can go back thoroughly should you decide to. Very knowledgable tour guide, plenty of ground covered and more importantly, fun. Highly recommended and a beautiful city!

Apr 2018

Claudia was SUPER knowledgeable about the city. Wish we had done the Tower of London first as the line to see the crown jewels was massive and we only had a hour of free time to look around. Had a great time!!

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