Well organised. Pickup at our hotel was exactly on time. The tour guide on the way to Windsor Castle was very knowledgable and very witty. The time allocated at Windsor was adequate to cover all aspects of the tour. Buckingham Palace, as expected, was very crowded, although, with individual tour guide headsets, we were able to tour at our own pace. It made sense to not have a return transfer to our hotel, as everyone would have been finishing the tour at different times. It was a most enjoyable and informative day.
By far the highlight of our trip! If you like history, this is the tour to take. So much history contained within the walls of these two venues and we made the most of it. Both have audio tours which give so much information on the history and back story of these two institutions. Both are so impressive in their own ways. Be prepared, big crowds should be expected at both places but should not deter visitors from enjoying these two British must sees.
Excellent tour and day. The guide was very helpful and helped cope with the large crowds.
Very interesting trip. A little bit too chaotic at Buckingham Palace. They need to find a different way of organizing the crowds. But inside the palace everything went smoothly. Love the audio guides.
Arrived to bedlam at Victoria Station so please allow ample time to find your tour if you are on an early one. Our tour guide eventually materialised out of the crowd dressed beautifully in a suit and hat of the period. He directed us to our bus that had been meticulously restored. It certainly attracted the attention where ever we went. The recorded speeches and news broadcasts we heard on our tour were interesting and added to the atmosphere. We were a little disappointed that we did not get to see actual sites. Being driven past in traffic makes it hard to spot were you are supposed to look. The booklet provided was a useful tool. Unfortunately, our tour was caught in traffic and so we missed most of our allocated time at the war museum so we were left unfulfilled.
While very expensive because we needed it for a Saturday, our guide was very knowledgeable about the city and willing to take us anywhere we pleased. If you will part with the money, it was way better than any crowded tour bus. We were able to pull right up front of major landmarks and hop out for pictures.
Doing what: Private Tour: Black Taxi Tour of London
Interesting but feel could make better use of time doing tower self with a self guided tour.Just get there early to beat crowds to Crown Jewels.
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