This was a great experience. We had no real idea of what the history of the Tower was, but our Beefeater guide was funny, informative and a great story teller. Learning the history, and different uses of the Tower from defense, to castle, to a royal zoo, to the violence over the centuries was terrific. After the official tour, plan on spending time going through the buildings, as there are exhibits throughout. The Crown Jewels exhibit was the most crowded, but worth it. After you finish at the Tower, you can walk across the bridge and get some amazing photos.
The Tower of London is a must when visiting London, however, purchasing tickets early through Viator is not worth the extra fee. We still had to wait on line to exchange our voucher, then wait on line to enter. The tour description indicates a Beefeater tour which we assumed would be 25-30 people. Wrong, it was open to everyone and there must have been more than 80 on this tour. We could no hear a thing the Beefeater was saying and wwent off on our own. Go to the Tower of London, but go early and buy your own tickets!
Purchased only tickets and all worked smoothly. We did not have to wait in line to purchase tickets at the Tower of London and were able to get in right away. Suggestion to get there as early as possible in the morning.
frank h USA
it was a super experience....booking in advance with Viator permitted us to avoid the very long lines and join a tour of the Tower with a Beefeater guide much sooner. Otherwise, we would have spent a couple of hours more than was necessary to tour the Tower of London...well worth it.
A great day out. nice to be able to walk straight in not queue for tickets. Beefeater tour informative and very entertaining.
Good to get tickets in advance, that way you can skip the ticket line when you arrive. Get there before they open, and once you get inside head straight for the crown jewels' building. You'll be able to admire them before the massive crowd and queue that will form shortly after.
Fun to see the jewels and learn so much history. Liked the Beefeater tours but they were so many people in each group it was sometimes hard to hear
Loved this well worth it! We did our own tour and took our time!
Robert was a great guide. He took us to some places that we had never heard of even though we had lived in London for a year. We had our grandson with us and Robert was very effective in communicating with him and focused on the points of interest for a 12 year old. Our grandson really enjoyed our tour.
Very interesting place lots to see and do you need most of the day there. A lot of walking and a bit steep at times, you just take yourself around, lots to see like the crown jewels etc. A really good day.
Loved the tower. So much history behind those walls. Just keep in mind that if you plan on seeing the Crown Jewels get to the tower early and go directly to see them. We didn't do this and we missed out. When we first go there they didn't have a line so we didn't think much of it. But as we followed the tour, we went with the audio tour, and it came time to go see them the line was wrapped around the Tower! Yikes!
Again booking through Viator very easy and stress free. Had an enjoyable tour with Beefeater, very entertaining. Crown Jewels were amazing! Would recommend to friends and family if they travel to London.
We couldn't print our tickets as we booked late the night before leaving for London. They helped us at the desk and printed from my email.
Great variety of things to see and the guides were very informative. We got there early and were able to see everything in just a few hours. By lunch time the place was packed! The Crown Jewels are stunning.
Really enjoyed the Tower of London, didn't do the beefeater tour, but did do the audio tour
Easy entrance to the Tower of London and it was nice to not have a set time that we had to be there which allowed us to plan our day and not wait in the long lines.
The tickets were sent as promised and it was very easy to get into the tower because we went straight to the group booth. We didn't have to wait in a long line. The tower is well worth a visit and I would highly recommend visiting if you have the chance. My son was very impressed with the Crown Jewells and the Beefeater tour was very informative.
Best tour in London but there is no skip the line just the group tour line which was longer than the regular one. Go early.