Royal London Morning Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard (3.5 hours)
After morning pickup from Victoria Coach Station, start your coach tour with a drive to Kensington Palace, the former residence of Diana, Princess of Wales. Don your state-of-the-art Vox headphones and hear every word of commentary clearly as you guide reveals the stories of each site.
Look for the Royal Albert Hall, the stage of many world-famous concerts, and see the extravagant Albert Memorial, commissioned by Queen Victoria in honor of her late husband, Prince Albert. See Whitehall and Downing Street, the base of the British Prime Minister; and view landmark sights including Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey — the latter where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married in 2011.
Next, head past St James’s Park to Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard. Watch in delight as the Queen’s Foot Guard, dressed in pillar box-red tunics and bearskin helmets, exchange duties to music from a military band. Hear about the ceremony’s history, and capture the color and pageantry on camera.
Your tour then concludes in Trafalgar Square.
Afternoon Independent Stonehenge Trip from London with Audio Tour (5.5 to 6 hours)
Settle into your comfortable, air-conditioned coach, and venture out of London to UNESCO-listed Stonehenge, the prehistoric stone circle on Wiltshire’s Salisbury Plain. Dating back more than 4,500 years, this ancient monument is incredibly well preserved for its age, and believed by many scholars to have served as a temple aligned to the movements of the sun.
On arrival, set off on an independent, audio tour. Collect your audio-guide, and enjoy around an hour at the site. Gaze up at the colossal stones as you stroll around the perimeter of the monument, and hear the theories as to how they were transported here. Then, explore the impressive visitor center to learn more through the fascinating archaeological and audio-visual displays.
Afterward, ride back to Victoria, where your tour finishes.