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London in One Day Sightseeing Tour Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard with Optional London Eye Upgrade

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London
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Overview

At a glance
Category: Tours
Duration: 9 hours
Highlights
Led by a Blue Badge guide
Great overview and orientation of the city
Description
Meet your guide on board your air-conditioned coach, and then relax as you travel around central London to see the sights. Pass through Parliament Square, seeing the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clock, and then travel past Westminster Abbey where Prince William married Kate Middleton in a lavish royal wedding ceremony. Admire prestigious government buildings at Whitehall and Downing Street, and then see the hustle and bustle that surrounds Nelson’s Column at Trafalgar Square.

Travel to Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the Queen, and walk around in front of the gates to see the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Have your camera ready to capture the pomp and pageantry of the Queen’s Foot Guard as they march in their eye-catching red tunics and bearskin hats, and then travel by coach to a traditional London pub in Trafalgar Square.

Rest and refuel with a hearty lunch (own expense), and then continue your day of sightseeing with a visit to the City of London, an area just east of the city center where many of London’s banks can be found. Look out for the sights as your guide explains their history and hop out for fast-track entry and a guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral.

Continue to the Tower of London, and head inside to explore at your leisure. The former prison and fortress, which looks out over the River Thames, was built to terrify potential invaders and Londoners alike. Steeped in centuries of murder and treason, the tower is fascinating to explore with its famous jet-black ravens and Beefeater guides. Should you wish, opt to join one of the complimentary Beefeater tours that run every 30 minutes and hear tragic tales of the royals and nobles who met their end within the tower’s walls.

Before your tour finishes, receive a ticket for a sightseeing cruise along the River Thames, from the Tower of London to Westminster Pier. Upgrade to include an flexible ticket for the London Eye, to used any time you wish.
Inclusions
Blue Badge guide
Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
Entrance fee to the Tower of London
Entrance fee to St Paul's Cathedral
Thames River cruise
London Eye standard flight (if option selected)
Food and drinks
Gratuities (optional)
Hotel drop-off
Hotel pick-up

Location

Meeting point
Central London

Reviews

Apr 2018

Sheila was an outstanding tour guide. Lots of history and hit all the highlights.
We had originally purchased the optional flexible date London Eye with this package. Unfortunately after a week of communicating through Viator to the vendor we found the tickets are not flexible. We needed to use them BEFORE our tour and the tickets are distributed on the tour and must be used the same day. The vendor did finally agree to issue the tickets before if I went to their office although they didn't share where that was!, by that time I had cancelled the London Eye portion and rebooked as Skip the Line separately

Apr 2018

The tour guide was very informative, and the bus was clean and easy to spot.

Feb 2018

Rob was a helpful and knowledgeable guide, while Paul was a good, friendly driver. We got to see many of the top sights in London, covering lots of ground and making for time well-spent. Highly recommend.

Jan 2018

Took the day long tour on 17 Jan 2018. Absolutely fantastic. Our tour guide was exceptional and very knowledgeable one of her first jobs as a young lady was to clean the crown jewels. We always go Viator.

Jan 2018

Everything we needed and nothing we didn't!

Apr 2018

This tour was a great way to introduce us to the city of London. Our tour guide Trudy was very friendly, respectful, informative, entertaining and professional. Mark our coach driver was fantastic getting us close to where we needed to go with ease...or so it seemed to us.
Trudy knew the best places to go to view the changing of the guards and she pointed out many landmarks and told us interesting stories to go with them.
Whilst this tour could take 50 we were lucky with a small group of 16.
Having free time at Trafalgar Square for lunch was great as we could choose what we wanted to do with 1.5hours to do it.
The tour of St Pauls Cathedral was fantastic as was the Tower of London. We were then left to our own devices to finish looking around the Tower of London and catch the River Thames cruise. We also took the option of the London eye which was great despite hazy conditions.
Highly recommend

Apr 2018

Knowledgeable guide good experience.

Apr 2018

We found the tour a great way to get our bearings in London and our guide provided tons of history and interesting anecdotes. We felt time spent at the Tower of London was too short. While we saw the Crown Jewels, we never got into the tower itself.

Mar 2018

This trip was well worth the money we paid. Richard the tour guide was very informative. There was a special service at St. Pauls Cathedral so we couldnt go into the sanctuary, but we did get to go into the crypts where the architect of the cathedral is entombed along with several other famous military personnel. Our visit to Buckingham Palace was also memorable. The incoming guardsmen were being lead by a band of bagpipe players. Very moving watching the changing of the Guard. After lunch we went to the Tower Of London and were spellbound by the Crown Jewels. The river cruise was only diminshed because we had already scheduled a dinner cruise the day before on the Thames. Otherwise it was a great day.

Jan 2018

Good !

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