Great tour but long. Really good guide gave interesting history and details.
Guide Norma was great. Informative, easy going and helpful. Getting into tower early and seeing Key Ceremony were the way to go. As we were leaving, the crowds had already beset the place. Crown Jewels at your own pace is worth the ticket alone. The walk through the City was pleasant and, thanks to Norma, educational and interesting. It is a bit of a hike though, and while Norma couldn't have been more patient, some of our less mobile tour mates struggled some. St. Pauls was unbelievable. If you can make it, the climb to the top is well worth the considerable effort. The views were the best. Norma, as always, was there to give the crypt tour and American Chapel extra depth.
Our absolute favorite tour! The Beefeater tour before opening hours was incredible. We witnessed the opening ceremony of the keys.... Brilliant! So much gory history and the Line of Kings Exhibition took our breath away. A slow stroll to St. Paul's Cathedral was led by our tour guide who shared her knowledge of the history the London streets, businesses and time periods. At St. Paul's, we were truly treated like VIPs. We were granted private access to the library and model room which are closed to the general public. Both were exquisite and jaw dropping experiences.
Shelley United States of ...
We enjoyed this tour very much. Our guide, Sheila, was wonderful. Very informative and entertaining. Opening ceremony was interesting and it was great to get into see the crown jewels without having to wait in line.
The walk to St Paul's was at a good pace and the use of headsets really enhanced the experience as you could listen to her without having to stop and gather round.
After the tour to the gallery and library of the cathedral there was a break for lunch. If you wanted to come back Sheila was there to finish the tour on the main floor. Wonderful tour.
Fabulous guide - highly recommend him! His insight and history made the excursion wonderful.
This tour is worth every penny. The early access to the Tower of London is a wonderful experience minus the crowds. Our tour guide, Deborah, was probably one of the finest guides we have ever encountered. The tour of St. Paul's is amazing. We also had a guide from the Cathederal. She ushered us into areas not open to the general public. The library was very beautiful. This was one of our most memorable Lobdon experiences.
Really fun tour! We were lucky to be there the day of a change of leadership at the Tower. Extra bonus for us. In addition, I would pay for the tour of the Library at St. Paul's alone! The smell of those old books and seeing that history, as well as the model of the Cathedral, was simply amazing. One of my favorite pictures was of the library.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate. Make sure you take the time at St. Paul's to climb to the top, the view is amazing.
This is a special tour and we highly recommend it. Even our teen was 100 impressed.
This tour was amazing!
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