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London > Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

32 reviews
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London
| 6 hours 30 minutes
Hotel pickup

Overview

At a glance
Category: Tours
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Highlights
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Comprehensive tour of the city
Led by a local guide
Multiple departure times and locations available
Hotel pickup included
Description
Your private London tour experience begins even before you arrive. Once you have made your reservation you will be contacted with a 2-minute checklist to fill out - this will indicate which areas of the city you would like to visit and what style of tour you would like.

The day of the tour arrives and your guide will meet you at your location of choice - whether you want to be picked up from a hotel, apartment or other location. Pickup times are flexible; whether you want an early start to beat the crowds or a lie-in, this can be accommodated.

Your guide will explore London with you for a full or half day, depending on which option you choose. You will see the major landmarks, hidden areas, discover incredible ceremonies and have London's fascinating stories brought to life with your guide. If you want shopping and dining recommendations, your guide is more than happy to provide some that suit your tastes as well. Transportation using London's efficient and safe public transport system is included in the price of your tour.

If you are unsure what you want to see an itinerary can be recommended - why not stroll through Mayfair and see the Changing the Guard from a secret location away from the hordes of tourists? Then, see Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Downing Street, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben - get great photos and hear fascinating stories.

Next, have lunch at one of London's great markets, at a historic pub or at any other location, all the while enjoying the view of the Tower of London. After lunch, marvel at The Shard, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and all the hidden gems in between. This is just one example, of course. Your tour is a fully tailored service that is uniquely designed for you. You can spend more time in a certain location if you want, or change the tour half way through.

At the end of the tour you can be dropped off at your location of choosing. Back at your hotel, a nice bar or pub, at a theatre for the evening or any other location of your choosing.
Inclusions
Private tour
Professional, knowledgeable guide 
A concierge-style service before and after your tour
Central London hotel pickup and drop-off (guide only)
Public transportation as required for the tour
Lunch
Entrance fees - Not required (this tour does not enter inside attractions).
Gratuities
Private Vehicle - This is a walking tour with complimentary public transport included.

Location

Meeting point
At a Central London location of your choice

Reviews

Jul 2018

We had a great day exploring London on our Private Tour with our guide Gio. He was filled with so much knowledge and gave us so much history of old and new London. He also helped us with navigating around the city and emailed me after the tour with more suggestions and advice.
Thank you for a great day!!

Jun 2018

We only had one day to see London and as this was our first time, decided to book this day tour in order to go to all the places we wanted to see. Our guide was the wonderful and fantastic Gio. What a wonderful experience he made this day for us. He took us to all the highlights that we wanted to see and was very friendly and knowledgeable. He met us at our hotel, and from there we began our day with fun and laughter. We had never been to London before, and not knowing how to get around, could never have seen all the things we did without him. He was extremely pleasant and well organised and made sure to take plenty of photos of us at all the highlights. A BIG thank you Gio. You made our only free day in London really special and memorable. We look forward to meeting up with you again some day on our next visit there.

May 2018

Our first full day in London was rainy and a bit chilly... and we were doing a walking tour. It was AWESOME! Ed our tour guide was top notch, very personable and quite knowledgeable. Thanks Ed for making our trip to London memorable!!! The blotted cream is now one of our favs!!!! We'll need to hit Borough Market one more time before we leave :. Thanks again.

Apr 2018

Booking on line with Viator was a very easy process and everything went well for our tour. We were contacted in advance by Geo with Private London Tours who reviewed our interests and customized our tour for us. He communicated with us and provided the exact location to meet including photos to recognize the land marks, and his cell phone for any questions. Our primary interest was to see the Changing of the Guard ceremony. He was able to take us to a less crowded location to see the guards up close and even take pictures standing next to them. And he also took photos for us of our group. We also saw most of the sites we had listed on our 'areas of interest survey' including Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the beautiful parks surrounding the palace, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Tower of London, the Shard, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, Monument to the Great Fire of London, and much more!! Although there was not enough time to go into the sites, Gio was very knowledgeable and informative telling us a great deal about each one. He also had a wonderful sense of humor which made our tour not only interesting but also fun. We really learned a lot about British history! Since our time was limited in London, we are so glad we chose a private tour that could be individualized for us and highly recommend this experience!

Apr 2018

AMAZING!!

Feb 2018

Our February 2018 private tour of London was spectacular! Gio planned our day with such care, hitting all of our must-see locations. The highlight of the trip was the perfectly timed viewing of the changing of the horse guard with a surprise peak at the Queen's motorcade! At the conclusion of our tour, Gio followed up with an email giving us detailed suggestions, directions for the remainder of our trip. We couldn't have been more pleased with our London tour!

Feb 2018

This was the best way to see the city and stay awake on our first day flying in overnight from the States. We were able to see a lot of the main locations and get oriented around the city. We also learned how navigate the Underground subway system which served us very well the rest of our trip. We would definitely do this again. We walked over 20,000 steps on this tour with good stops at appropriate times and enjoyed everything very much.

Jan 2018

This was the best thing we did on our three and a half weeks in Europe. Our guide, Gio, was absolutely outstanding! He was so knowledgeable, friendly, caring and funny. We saw the changing of the guard and Gio took us to some sneaky spots he knows for a terrific view and photo's, Buckingham Palace, learnt how to use the train system to get around thanks Gio, Big Ben timed beautifully to hear it ring, Westminster Abbey, The Monument, Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the list goes on.
There is nothing Gio can't answer and points out so many things along the way eg: the first ever hat shop in London - which still remains. We went to a terrific Pub for lunch, and then the Borough Markets for a delicious brownie.
At the end of the day, Gio was kind enough to drop us at Winter Wonderland and left us with easy instructions on how to get home after our night at Winter Wonderland.
I was then so delighted to receive an email from Gio, and this was Christmas Eve with handy hints about all the other places we had mentioned we'd like to visit. He gave suggestions and instructions on how to get to places eg: London Eye and which stations/buses were the best to use. This is how far above and beyond Gio goes for you.
This tour is a must - do not hesitate to book. If you get Gio as your guide, you will be so lucky. We can not thank Gio enough and will always remember our day in London as the most amazing experience. Highly enjoyable and thoroughly recommended!
We even named our day - HeyGio that's how great our time with Gio was. Thanks again from all of us.

Jan 2018

One of the best tours we ever had! Geo is the best tour guide! He told us history, tales of the English monarchy, as well as updated us on all the info. on the Royals today. We really had such an amazing tour, and truly were educated on England and the monarchy.

Nov 2017

My wife and I visited London for our anniversary and did a private tour with Rob. We had a great time learning about the city and additional tidbits you would never get on your own. Rob was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about London’s history which was refreshing. I highly recommend!

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