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See the English capital’s top landmarks on this most comprehensive of London magical tours. After an early-access visit to the Tower of London to witness highlights including the Crown Jewels, watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, enjoy a Thames River sightseeing cruise, and view Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton married in 2011. Then, take a tour of beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral, including the Whispering Gallery. Upgrade to cap everything with a London Eye flight or afternoon tea with Champagne at the Westminster Park Plaza.


  • London full-day tour including Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral
  • See top city attractions like Westminster Abbey on a full-day city tour of London
  • Tour the UNESCO-listed Tower of London with a Beefeater, before the doors open to the public
  • Watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace
  • Relax on a River Thames sightseeing cruise and then explore St Paul's Cathedral with a guide
  • Upgrade to include an afternoon tea or a London Eye flight

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a great tour to take if you've just arrived in London! Begin the day with a private tour of the Tower of London and end it with an elegant afternoon tea at the Westminster Park Plaza overlooking Big Ben, or take a breathtaking ride on the London Eye.

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What You Can Expect

London Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Tower of London and Thames River Cruise

See the Changing of the Guard outside Buckingham Palace

Select your tour option on booking. Then, after pickup from the central London meeting point, settle into your air-conditioned coach and head for the Tower of London, the 11th-century fortress that looms over the Thames River.
Gaze up at this forbidding UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then head inside for a tour guided by a Yeoman Warder – one of the colorfully dressed ‘Beefeater’ guards. Enjoy early access before the crowds, and stroll around history-steeped sites such as Traitor’s Gate. Inspect the gruesome torture exhibits at the Wakefield Tower, and ogle the Crown Jewels – the magnificent symbols of royal power that are still used by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Continue to Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s official London residence, to see the Changing of the Guard. Watch this centuries-old ceremony as the soldiers of The Queen’s Guard, dressed in red tunics and bearskin hats, exchange places with the new guard to military music.
After a short sightseeing cruise on the Thames, passing top London attractions such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and St Paul’s Cathedral; break for a traditional English pub lunch, and then stop to see Westminster Abbey.
Admire this outside of this 13th-century Gothic church, the site of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s marriage in 2011, and then drive to St Paul’s Cathedral, the Baroque church designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1673. Enjoy a tour of the awe-inspiring interior, and visit the famous walkway inside the dome, and the Crypt, home to the tombs of Lord Nelson and Wren.
Then, depending on your selected option, end your tour at the start point or drive to the location of your chosen activity — afternoon tea with a glass of Champagne at the Westminster Park Plaza hotel, or a flight on the London Eye for incredible views of London’s skyline. Your day trip then comes to a close after your activity at the location in question. See the Itinerary for a sample afternoon tea menu.
Please note: On days when the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace does not take place, you will simply enjoy a photo stop at the palace.

Customer Reviews

Mindy F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This tour was amazing!

Hannah F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Very interesting and insightful tour around London, a bit tiring but a good way to see a lot in one day. Would have liked a little more time at the Tower of London as there is so much to see there. Also, give the London eye a miss - a long line and pretty boring - you can get good views of London elsewhere.

David J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Must see and very well organized.

Charlie United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Lovely tour. We walked around the city with the guide. We saw the jewels in the castle and did not have to wait in line. I definitely recommend it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Ww loved this tour. We were early in the line at Windsor Castle which was an amazing place. We had fun in the Tower of London and the River Cruise, St.Paul's Cathedral. We just had a stopover at Buckingham Palace for picture taking. Unfortunately, we didn't see the changing of guards that day. There was no schedule. We just passed thru Westminster Abbey. Karen, our tour guide was amazing. She's very lively, animated and knowledgeable. Its like she's storytelling which makes her tour very interesting and lively. Kudos Karen! Overall, this tour is amazing!

Lesley N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great experience and insights

Christine Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Our family loved this tour of London. We had such a short time in London and this tour gave us an excellent overview. Karen was so knowledgeable and flexible. We ended up meeting the group at the Tower of London due to a transportation issue and the tour group was so accommodating. It was a wonderful experience for my entire family of five.

Katie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great way to see London in a day! Tour guide was entertaining, informative and professional. Highly recommend!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great overview of the city.

Peter R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016


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