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Celebrate the Birth of HRH Prince of Cambridge with an Exploration of Royal London with

July 23, 2013

More Royals and Even More Ways to Experience London like a Royal Insider

San Francisco, CA (July 23, 2013) — London just got a little bit more royal and travelers can experience it with London in the summer is always fascinating and fun, but the Royal family has made this summer historic with the birth of the third in line to the Crown. The team at Viator, the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, has a hand-picked selection of activities in and around London that highlight the UK’s Royal Family including a new VIP experience that features special insider-access at the Tower of London.

Buckingham Palace — Before there was Twitter…
As opposed to today’s birth announcements that are preceded by a “hashtag,” news of the Prince’s arrival was made via a hand-written note posted on an easel in front of Buckingham Palace (though #RoyalBaby and “Boy” have been trending on Twitter). Travelers taking advantage of the summer’s more balmy London weather can tour the inside of the Palace while the Queen remains on holiday — only possible in the summer months.

  • Discover Royal London on a half-day tour of the city’s most famous royal residence during the Royal London Tour including Buckingham Palace. Trace the footsteps of generations of the British Royal Family, and see the special exhibition Diamond: A Jubilee Celebration, including a number of the Queen’s personal jewels (select days, Aug. – Sept.).
  • The Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony concludes outside Buckingham Palace with the Queen’s Foot Guard displaying their pageantry, but only after travelers explore other attractions with their Blue Badge guide including Big Ben, Parliament, Kensington Palace and Westminster Abbey (daily).
  • Get started early in the morning with the Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Day Trip from London. First stop, Windsor, where travelers walk the magnificent grounds, explore the State Apartments and if lucky catch the castle’s version of the Changing of the Guard. Onto Buckingham Palace for the limited-engagement viewing of the typically off-limits private quarters (select days, July – Sept.).

More London and More Royal Treatment
There is still much to be explored beyond Buckingham Palace and travelers to London have many options for customizing their personal royal itinerary with Viator’s selection of experiences while gaining some special insider access along the way.

  • The Viator VIP: Exclusive-Access Tour to The Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral and The View from The Shard lets travelers explore the Tower and the Crown Jewels before the general public. Carrying on the royal experience, travelers will visit the Cathedral where Prince Charles (now a grandfather) and Princess Diana were married while also exploring the normally inaccessible Triforium, and wrap-up with a visit to London’s new and iconic Shard skyscraper (Wednesdays and Fridays).
  • The Private Tour: Traditional Black Cab Tour of Royal London visits historic sites like Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and Parliament, but also includes visits to shops and stores that hold prestigious Royal Warrants like Fortnum & Mason, accompanied by expert insider commentary on London’s history and the Royal Family.
  • The Royal Palaces Pass: Kensington Palace, Hampton Court and Tower of London provides travelers with the ability to skip the lines at each of these London landmarks (a major benefit for high-season visitors) while offering them the flexibility to explore on their own at their own pace (one visit per attraction; tickets are valid for two years).

In addition to activities that feature London’s Royal heritage, Viator offers travelers access to hundreds of the best things to do in and around London. Everything from champagne flights on the London Eye to lunch in the Cotswolds to a pre-dawn visit to Stonehenge, visitors hoping to experience more of their destination can discover the best things to do and book them on For those on the go or already in-destination, the free Viator Tours & Activities App (iOS and Android) delivers simple and easy access to what’s near you including things you can do today.

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About Viator
Viator® is the world’s leading resource to discover and book travel activities, providing online and mobile access to more than 15,000 curated trip activities including tours, attractions, shore excursions and private guides, in more than 1,000 destinations worldwide. In-house travel experts work with trusted local operators to ensure the quality and value of every experience, all backed by Viator’s 24/7 customer service and global low-price guarantee. With more than 350,000 verified reviews plus exclusive videos and insider travel tips, Viator has everything a traveler needs to find and book the best things to do worldwide. In addition to the flagship site——travelers can book in advance or in-destination via the Viator Tours and Activities App for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android, the Viator Shore Excursions website as well as local-language sites for European, Latin American and Asian travelers. Viator also provides tours and activities to more than 2,500 affiliate partners including some of the world’s top airlines, hotels and online travel agencies. Founded in 1995, Viator is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco with regional offices in Sydney, London and Las Vegas. Viator—travel with an insider.

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