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Sightsee in London by vintage double-decker bus and modern catamaran on this half-day tour. As you travel around the city, watch out for top London landmarks like Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Then, hop out for photos at the Tower of London before a cruise along the Thames River. Champagne, tea and scones complete the experience.


  • 4-hour tour of London with Thames River cruise and Champagne afternoon tea
  • Travel the city in style by vintage double-decker bus
  • Take in top London attractions such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament
  • Stop for photos outside the Tower of London
  • Cruise along the Thames River and enjoy scones, tea and Champagne

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What You Can Expect

London Vintage Bus Tour with Afternoon Tea

London Vintage Bus Tour with Afternoon Tea

Step on to your vintage double-decker bus in central London, and have your camera ready as you start your bus, river and afternoon tea tour in England’s history-steeped capital.

From the comfort of your bus, gaze out at top London attractions such as Nelson's Column, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, and learn the stories and secrets of the landmarks courtesy of the onboard commentary.

Head for the Thames River, and stop for photos at the Tower of London. Hear how this famous fortress has a dark history as a place of imprisonment, mystery and execution. Learn how it houses the priceless Crown Jewels, and glimpse the colourfully dressed Beefeater guards who patrol it.

Stroll along the riverside and board a Thames River sightseeing boat for your cruise to Westminster. Find a spot on deck or inside the comfortable saloon, and listen to the audio commentary to learn about the passing sights. Drift past Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and beneath London Bridge, and soak up stellar views of the iconic London Eye observation wheel.

As you cruise, enjoy an afternoon tea teamed with a glass of Champagne. Savor traditional British scones served with clotted cream and jam, and sip a cup of tea, too.

Return to land, and finish with a drop-off at the start point.

Customer Reviews

Joanne G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fantastic start to our weekend - we especially loved the boat ride - thank you xx


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

One of our favorites. Easy to catch the coach at Victoria Station. Well organized. And the afternoon tea on the Thames was a lovely treat! Highly recommend any London tour with Viator. Every reservation was accurate. Every question answered by professional and friendly staff!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was amazing!! The tour guild was great, he told us everything we needed to know and was really enthusiastic. He had an amazing sense of humour and you could ask him anything. The organisation was flawless too. And the scones were to die for!

Jeanette M P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A very enjoyable experience. Looked after all throughout the tour. A great way too see london.

Christine F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A great afternoon out. I would have liked the river trip to be longer, but it has inspired me to do something similar again. Afternoon tea was superb.

Aparajita D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Included in this was the vintage bus tour the cruise the afternoon tea at Criterion. Everything was wonderful! Would surely do it again with viator.

Susan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour is a great way to see the highlights of London in an afternoon. Tea at the Criterion Restaurant is a nice way to end the tour and meet your fellow travellers.

Rhonda L B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a great first day in London tour! Guide was very knowledgeable and funny. We especially likes the Afternoon Tea at the the Criterion. Highly recommend this tour!!

Barbara S C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We really enjoyed the entire experience, and I would highly recommend going to the High Tea at the end of the tour!!

Jamy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Our tour guide Frank was so wonderful he might have ruined tour guides for me forever. It was fantasic. He took us though all the sites and was a fountain of information. He also made sure everyone was able to get back to their hotel. This was a wonderful tour and the highlight of our trip!

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