• Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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See the English capital’s top landmarks on this most comprehensive of London magical tours. Take a tour of beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral, then make a photo stop at Westminster Abbey. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and visit the Tower of London, where you'll have free time for lunch (own expense). Enjoy a Thames River sightseeing cruise, and view Westminster Abbey. Upgrade to cap everything with a London Eye flight or afternoon tea on a Thames river boat.

Highlights

  • 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
  • Watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace
  • Relax on a River Thames sightseeing cruise
  • Upgrade to include an afternoon tea or a London Eye flight

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What You Can Expect

London Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, 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 at Victoria Coach Station, settle into your air-conditioned coach and head for St. Paul's Cathedral, where you'll spend the morning exploring. Make a photo stop to see Westminster Abbey, where you can admire the outside of this 13th-century Gothic church, the site of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s marriage in 2011.
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.

Move on to the Tower of London, the 11th-century fortress that looms over the Thames River. Spend some free time in the area exploring or having lunch, then meet back up with your group for a tour of the forbidding UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll around history-steeped sites such as Traitor’s Gate, inspect the gruesome torture exhibits at the Wakefield Tower, and check out the Crown Jewels – the magnificent symbols of royal power that are still used by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

After a 1-hour sightseeing cruise on the Thames, passing top London attractions such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, end your tour at the start point or drive to the location of your chosen activity — afternoon tea with a glass of Champagne on a riverboat on the Thames, 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. 

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

Kevin O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great tour and I felt I was able to see what I needed to. Our guide was amazing and the tour felt very personal. I would say we were smart. We skipped the Crown Jewels and saw the rest of the Tower of London instead. It was tons of fun.

kvl United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Really enjoyed this tour. It was my 2nd time to London after 20 yrs. My 3 travel companions had never been to London, so it was fun to revisit places I had been and see their reactions to all the wonderful sights for their first time. Really liked the Tower of London and Jewels of course, Thames river ride and the London Eye option. A very good first day recap to see where the places are and to make note of places you want to come back to.

shilpa m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Simply superbh - loved every bit of the tour. Viator most recommended.

john d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent tour - well worth the time. I thought it would be too much in a day but the pace was perfect. I was a little concerned about the boat portion of the tour given that this was wintertime. However, the accommodations were great...very comfortable.

Muriel Jean C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Awesome!
Fascinating and informative well worth it.

tntgolf

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Tour was perfect for a first time Londner. Was able to see the City, get into the Tower to see the Jewels and listen to it's awesome history. The guide was wonderful, got us in an area to see the chnaging of the guard which was super crowded. The Thames River and other stops were highlights. I also chose the Eye ticket as well, which is another can't miss. Great tour if you only have one day or a limited amount of time

John H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was a 5 star tour. A full busy day taking in major sights. With only 2 days in London this was a perfect tour for the four of us. Highly recommend this tour.

John G Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

A fabulous way to see many sights.

reginabarlee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Was very informative ,disappointed in the high tea the guide didnt tell us it has been served. So we didnt get it.
She didnt seem to care that we had paid for it.

crispy Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great way to get around and can spend as much time at each and every place that interest you.

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