London, United Kingdom

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Time9 hours (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Get to know London in one day on this sight-packed, full-day tour with a guide. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, see top London attractions such as Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, and enjoy fast-track entry and a guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, and then visit the Tower of London. Break for a pub lunch, and receive a ticket for a Thames River sightseeing cruise to use after your tour or another day. For a bird's-eye view of the city, upgrade to include an open-date ticket for the London Eye.
  • Full-day London tour including Tower of London visit
  • See top London attractions like Westminster Abbey and Big Ben
  • Enjoy fast-track entry and a guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral
  • Watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace
  • Explore the Tower of London independently or choose to join a complimentary tour (dependent on timing) led by a Beefeater
  • Make use of a ticket for a River Thames cruise from the Tower of London
  • Upgrade to include a flexible date ticket for the London Eye
Begin in central London when you hop inside your comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Meet your friendly, local guide, and then sit back and enjoy the sights on a panoramic drive around the heart of this historical city.

See the iconic Big Ben and Houses of Parliament in Parliament Square, and snap pictures of Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married in a grand ceremony in April 2011.

See the handsome government buildings along Whitehall and pass Downing Street, the London base of the British Prime Minister. Then, gaze up at Nelson’s Column in buzzing Trafalgar Square, and drive to Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Walk to the palace gates to watch the Changing of the Guard. Look on in delight as the soldiers of the Queen’s Foot Guard, clothed in red tunics and bearskin hats, exchange duties to the regal music of a military band, and learn about this centuries-old ceremony from your guide.

Next, continue by coach to a cozy London pub in Trafalgar Square. Sit down to a tasty lunch (own expense) and then pick up your tour again in the City of London. Located east of the West End, and famous for its financial institutions, this history-steeped district is home to the Bank of England and St Paul’s Cathedral. Hop out for fast-track entry and a guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral.

Afterward, pay a visit to the Tower of London, the medieval prison-fortress that stands on the north banks of the Thames River. Head inside to explore independently, and learn about the tower’s blood-soaked history. Founded in the 1080s by William the Conqueror, this imposing complex has served as a palace, armoury, prison and execution site, and is known for its ravens and colorful Beefeater guides.

If you wish, join one of the complimentary Beefeater tours that run every 30 minutes from inside the gates. Learn about the famous events that took place here, and hear some of the mysteries that still haunt the complex.

Before your tour ends, receive a complimentary ticket for a sightseeing cruise on the River Thames, from the Tower of London to Westminster Pier. Upgrade to include a flexible ticket for the London Eye to be used any time.

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L
, Nov 2018

Our tour guide and driver made a great team. Traffic was tough trying to get around town, but our guide was very knowledgable about the history of the city and made every moment count. It rained on us during the early part of the tour but we got lucky during the Changing of the Guard, Troudi was very clever and had us stand in a prime spot where we even got a chance to see Prince Charles drive by! I highly recommend this tour

C
, Oct 2018

We had James as our tour guide on October 19th and he was very knowledgeable of history and geography. He represents your company very well!

A
, Sep 2018

The tour is a good way to see London if you cant walk far but I felt our guide didnt know a lot about the history of London or perhaps didnt want to share. We spent more time getting on and off the bus than actually seeing sights. We were hoping to get a good location for the changing of the guards but this wasnt the case. We were at the gate they start but hundreds of others were there before us probably because it took 24 minutes to unload the bus and it was difficult to get a view. Not worth the cost plan it on your own taking the tube and walking. It will be more enjoyable and you will have more time to do what you enjoy. The boat ride is a must though!

d
, Sep 2018

We had the best experience on this tour! Omar and Derrick were great! Omar is so knowledgeable about the sites of London and had great insight about each site! Derrick was a pro at maneuvering that bus through the craziness of London! It was so nice to sit back and check out the sites in such a manner! We only had 1 day in London and felt that we got the most we could out of this tour. I enjoyed being left at the Tower of London to explore as long as we wanted. The river cruise was the icing on the cake at the end of the day. Drops you off right next to a tube station. I would highly recommend this tour!!

K
, Aug 2018

Wouldn't change a thing about this tour. Deborah was absolutely fantastic. There was the right amount of time spent at each attraction and we never felt rushed or bored. This tour was a grand slam. Definitely recommend! And if you can get Deb, all the better!!

M
, Aug 2018

If you have young Childeren or teen half day might be better. Tour guide was excellent and knowledgeable

c
, Aug 2018

It was a good tour. We covered several areas. Loved the Tower part the best. The boat ride was jammed

M
, Aug 2018

A very useful and enjoyable one day tour of London which covers all the important locations. James our our tour guide was very knowledgeable and would patiently explain the importance of a location.The tour ends at the Tower of London where you get to see the Crown Jewels. You are supposed to take a ferry ride on the Thames which is nothing much other than buildings which you would have already seen during the bus ride and various bridges which link either sides of the river. We were told a 20 minutes frequency for the boat ride, we ended up waiting for an hour. People were complaining in the long queue.Please avoid the ferry ride

S
, Aug 2018

Great way to see London on limited time. Our guide was very informative about each of the areas we visited.

J
, Jul 2018

We enjoyed this tour because we had a very limited time in London. I like that we were shown all of the highlights of the city, but it was hard to see everything while passing it on a bus. I would've liked to have gotten out and had a walking tour as well.


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