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Great tour but long. Really good guide gave interesting history and details.
Guide Norma was great. Informative, easy going and helpful. Getting into tower early and seeing Key Ceremony were the way to go. As we were leaving, the crowds had already beset the place. Crown Jewels at your own pace is worth the ticket alone. The walk through the City was pleasant and, thanks to Norma, educational and interesting. It is a bit of a hike though, and while Norma couldn't have been more patient, some of our less mobile tour mates struggled some. St. Pauls was unbelievable. If you can make it, the climb to the top is well worth the considerable effort. The views were the best. Norma, as always, was there to give the crypt tour and American Chapel extra depth.
Our absolute favorite tour! The Beefeater tour before opening hours was incredible. We witnessed the opening ceremony of the keys.... Brilliant! So much gory history and the Line of Kings Exhibition took our breath away. A slow stroll to St. Paul's Cathedral was led by our tour guide who shared her knowledge of the history the London streets, businesses and time periods. At St. Paul's, we were truly treated like VIPs. We were granted private access to the library and model room which are closed to the general public. Both were exquisite and jaw dropping experiences.
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We enjoyed this tour very much. Our guide, Sheila, was wonderful. Very informative and entertaining. Opening ceremony was interesting and it was great to get into see the crown jewels without having to wait in line.
The walk to St Paul's was at a good pace and the use of headsets really enhanced the experience as you could listen to her without having to stop and gather round.
After the tour to the gallery and library of the cathedral there was a break for lunch. If you wanted to come back Sheila was there to finish the tour on the main floor. Wonderful tour.
Fabulous guide - highly recommend him! His insight and history made the excursion wonderful.
This tour is worth every penny. The early access to the Tower of London is a wonderful experience minus the crowds. Our tour guide, Deborah, was probably one of the finest guides we have ever encountered. The tour of St. Paul's is amazing. We also had a guide from the Cathederal. She ushered us into areas not open to the general public. The library was very beautiful. This was one of our most memorable Lobdon experiences.
Really fun tour! We were lucky to be there the day of a change of leadership at the Tower. Extra bonus for us. In addition, I would pay for the tour of the Library at St. Paul's alone! The smell of those old books and seeing that history, as well as the model of the Cathedral, was simply amazing. One of my favorite pictures was of the library.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate. Make sure you take the time at St. Paul's to climb to the top, the view is amazing.
This is a special tour and we highly recommend it. Even our teen was 100 impressed.
This tour was amazing!
This tour was fantastic the guide was brilliant and so very lovely - well worth it although tiring as so much in it. Getting early access to the Tower of London and seeing the opening was marvellous and ST Pauls was breathtaking
The tour guide was well versed, it was a highlight to hear the presentation by the Beefeater, and we even got to hear the Organ at St. Paul's. It was a really good tour.
It was a great Tour and Norma, the Guide, was an absolute pleasure. She made sure we had plenty of time in all places we visited.
Guide was great and fascinating facts I never knew. I would NOT recommend if you vant walk stairs and hills for 6 hours. The tower information was fantastic. I did walking tour but after getting to Cathedral at the end I was done and did not climb up top.
Small group with a knowledgeable guide that will fill your morning and afternoon with history and interesting facts. Day started out with late and/or lost group members and the guide was great at attempting to get us all where we needed to be promptly. Somewhat stressful though. Wish there was better means of getting from the Tower to the Cathedral besides foot. Also a lot of the tower tour is outdoors or in damp/cool indoors so be prepared for weather. Our group had to choose between snacks or touring the whispering walls at the Cathedral. At this point, it had been many hours since breakfast so you may want to bring snack items that can be eaten as you walk from the Tower to the Cathedral. We had a great encompassing VIP tour of two of the most historic sites in London.
Exclusive Access is worth the money. We got to the Tower of London in time for the opening ceremony and were the first ones in to the Tower. Our guide was very knowledgeable both at the Tower and at St. Paul's. She gave us quite a bit of information about London as we made our way on foot from the tower to St. Paul's. Very enjoyable tour.
Highly recommend this tour. It was so worthwhile to access the Tower of London and more specifically the Crown Jewels before all the crowds. St. Paul's Cathedral has a lot of history of course and our guide took us downstairs to point out other lesser known memorials.
The tour and the guide were perfect!
St. Paul's old books were amazing. The guide was very nice and funny. We had a perfect day! Thank you.
Loved the whole day and all the secret places we went too...........you'll have to do the tour to find out!!!!!
Wonderful, superb and excellent value. This tour is a must! Our guide was fantastic. Highly recommended tour.
Wonderful to have early access to the Tower grounds and changing of the guard.
Great insider tour. See things most don't including opening ceremony at the Tower and private areas of St Paul's. Our guide Shiela was superb. Bit of walking but doable even in the rain
The tour was fantastic--getting to see the opening ceremony at the Tower and the Triforium at St. Paul's as well as to take fleshless photos from the loft area in St. Pauls was terrific. Also great was getting into the Tower before the crowds to gawk at the Crown Jewels without being jostled. Debbie our tour guide was informative and helpful and accommodating. She gave us great information about London history and architecture, Cockney slang, and everything else that came to mind. Simply fantastic. You need to let folks know that this is a tour with a LOT of walking and steps, though--it was more than a mile walking between the Tower and St. Pauls--and there were a lot of steps into the triforium 141--I counted.
Great tour and guide! Going into the Tower before the regular crowds and having a Beefeater talk to us before the opening key ceremony was fun...also seeing the Crown Jewels without the crowds was excellent. The walking tour to St. Paul's was informative and easy...the old library upstairs at St. Paul's was a highlight for me. The VIP access to these two British treasures was worth the price!
This was one of the highlights of my recent trip to London! Our guide for the day was Debbie- she is an outstanding guide! The tour was very well organized, Debbie was very friendly, personable, and had great background knowledge having grown up in London. I loved visiting the Tower of London prior to the opening! It was so cool to watch the Opening Ceremonies with the Yeoman Warders and the Royal Guards in addition, it was calm and peaceful there so early in the morning. I am grateful that I wore comfortable walking shoes- the walk to St. Paul's was long, but Debbie made it interesting! The earphones were a great feature on this tour it was very easy to listen to Debbie all along the way. Our behind the scenes tour at St. Paul's was outstanding! We had a rare tour of the library, we were able to see Wren's Great Model which was amazing!, and we saw many other parts of St. Paul's which I hadn't seen on previous visits. Overall, this was an excellent tour and Debbie is one of the best guides I've ever had the pleasure of touring with! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour and I'd definitely book a trip with Viator again!!
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