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Comfortable air conditioned bus, however, the check-in process at the terminal is best described as chaos and very stressful. The closed bus makes some sights hard to see, the stops are very short, and the changing of the guard ceremony was a big disappointment due to our position on the street (they set you up way up the street from the castle, the guards march right past but you can't actually see the changing ceremony)
It was everything we expected and what a wonderful guide, Richard. Very informative and we had nice weather.
The stagecoach tour went about Central London to the major touristy destinations -- Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Elizabeth Tower (and Big Ben), London Eye, etc, etc. Then Buckingham Palace for the changing of the guards as advertised. However, because it is SO busy for the changing of the guards, our tour did not actually go into the palace square to see it. We sort of ran around to see the beginning march of the new guards and then the ending march of the old guards. After Buckingham, the half-day stopping point is Trafalgar Square (I only did the half-day tour). Very well informed tour guide and the coach drivers in London are absolutely amazing.
very informative and well organized tour We were not happy that we did not get a hotel pick up
This was good .. For a bus tour .. The bus was a little hard to find .. But the changing of the guards was interesting
Tour guide was excellent! There were so many people there it was hard to see everything, but the guide tried hard to get us the best views. I got lost in the crowd and thank goodness I remembered where the bus was parked! Guide company is excellent...tour is hectic but well worth it!
Everything advertised and more. John our guide that day was terrific! Got us great spots to see changing of guard. Not your typical ones but well thought out.
This tour was great but probably not ideal with three small children in tow, it gets over crowded and difficult to manouvre through the masses of people.
Great seen so much Deborah was awesome and had so much history of England and the royals. Loved the headsets which kept us with our guide and kept up to date all in all excellent tour
Trevor was our guide and his knowledge and sense of humor was awesome....
He let us know where the best place to stand to see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.... We were able to see the main highlights of London and Trevor gave us good details and facts....
Only buy if you are a first timer in London and don't wanna do much research.
Very informative. Our guide (Richard) was very funny. It was a rainy day, so we could not see the changing of the guards. We chose the lunch after the tour (additional cost), but it was good in a typical pub/restaurant near to where we were staying. After we only walked a few blocks to our hotel!
fantanic and very enjoyable tour and the tour was great as well
The hotel was awful it needed to be closed and refurbished then reopened the bedroom was so hot we couldn't sleep. The trip to do the royal tour was brill the meal at ex GLC office was fab (beer very expensive) the boat trip was fascinating and last but not least the Eye was awesome (from me a very bad height phobic). Then the trip got better as we went on the Orient express to Paris, 4 stars.
Very good! Would recommend this tour. Guide informative and received what I expected.
We appreciate for the tour guide despite being late, the tour was well conducted and the tour guide was very professional and knowledgeable.
ONLY THE PICK-UP AT A HOTEL NEAR MINE, WAS A FIASCO.THE TOUR BUS AND GUIDER WAS VERY GOOD.
My first morning and first tour in London. Made it to scheduled p/u only to find the tour had been cancelled on me. Was not happy and rating would have been 1 star if not for tour guide Chrissy who was very apologetic, understanding and helpful in replacing tour with hop on hop off tour which I think turned out to be better anyway. Good job Chrissy - thanks!
We were very happy with this tour as we had only a very limited time in London and yet managed to see a great many of the attractions with a very informed commentary. Our tour guide was friendly and courteous, and he stayed with us when we were viewing the Changing of the Guard and explained things to us. We were very impressed with this as we had been on a tour the day before where the tour guide left us when we were viewing the attractions. We only wished that we had time to do the afternoon tour, which would have completed the tour of London and we would have seen the remainder of the sights which time did not permit us to see on this morning tour. We would recommend this tour to first-time visitors to London with limited time.
Our guide was knowledgeable and funny. She had great background stories and tips for spending our time when the tour was over. Our guide did a great job getting us placed for the entrance of the guards at Buckingham Palace and then taking us to the general area for the actual changing ceremony. The place is complete chaos and only for dedicated fans but it's exciting to have been where so many people aspire to be. The only disappointing part was that the description of the tour mentioned Westminster Abbey and Big Ben and we never got close to these sights. In fact, we didn't get close to the river at all. We did, however, have a bit of time outside St. Paul's Cathedral with great tips from the guide regarding the best vantage point for photos. Overall, a great tour worth doing if your time in London is limited.