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See London’s signature sights by vintage Routemaster bus and Thames River boat on this 3.5-hour sightseeing tour. Board a retro, red double-decker bus London Routemaster, and enjoy stellar views of top London attractions including the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. Then, after a short Thames sightseeing cruise, ride your London double-decker to Buckingham Palace for a photo stop or to witness the colorful Changing of the Guard ceremony. If you wish, upgrade to add a visit to the London Eye or UNESCO-listed Stonehenge after your tour.


  • London guided tour by Routemaster double-decker bus
  • Open top decker routemaster buses provide panoramic views of London in summer
  • Thames River Cruise to see all the famous London landmarks from the water
  • Choice of London and Stonehenge add-on tours
  • All vintage Routemaster buses have open top roofs in summer so you can enjoy the best views of London

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A fun intro to the city that's easy on the wallet! Tourists love to snap photos of the red double-decker bus you'll ride on this tour. And sailing on the Thames is a relaxing way to take in some of the city's most recognizable landmarks.

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What You Can Expect

Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye

London City Tour by Vintage Double Decker Routemaster

Select your tour option on booking, and hop aboard your vintage, red double-decker Routemaster bus in Victoria in central London.
Sit back and drink in the views of London’s famous sights as you trundle around the heart of the city. Pass top London attractions such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower of London.
Then, leave your iconic bus at the Thames River, and set off on a short sightseeing cruise. Find a comfortable spot on your cruise boat, and admire London landmarks such as Tower Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the London Eye as you sail on this history-steeped river.
Next, rejoin your gleaming, retro Routemaster and drive to Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Stop outside to see the world-famous Changing of the Guard. Watch in delight as the Queen’s Foot Guards — dressed in red tunics and bearskin helmets — exchange duties with the new guard in time to military music.
If the guard change is not taking place, simply stop for photos of Buckingham Palace. After around 3.5 hours, your trip concludes with a drop-off back in Victoria.
London Eye Flight Upgrade:
If you wish, upgrade to take a flight on the London Eye following your 3.5-hour sightseeing trip. After Buckingham Palace, enjoy a drop-off at the Eye and use your prebooked ticket for fast, hassle-free entry.
Board your shared glass capsule and marvel at the 360-degree views of London as the Eye makes a single, approximately 30-minute rotation. Either before or afterward, enjoy an included visit to the London Eye 4D Experience, an incredible journey through London brought alive by multi-sensory effects and other virtual perspectives.
Your London Eye trip ends when you either leave your capsule or the 4D Experience, whichever you do last.
Afternoon Stonehenge Visit Upgrade:
Why not take an afternoon trip to ancient, UNESCO-listed Stonehenge after your morning sightseeing tour? After Buckingham Palace, enjoy a drop-off at Victoria and board a comfortable, round-trip shuttle bus bound for Stonehenge.
Then, travel straight to this prehistoric stone circle on Salisbury Plain, and use your prebooked entrance ticket to enjoy a self-guided audio tour of the monument's perimeter and impressive visitor center.
Your 5-hour Stonehenge round trip then ends with a drop-off at Victoria.

Customer Reviews

reginald f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This tour was great and the tour guides were very helpful and informative..... we was low on time so we had to rush through a few places but I was satisfied with the tour.

Jose R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great tour, fantastic way of exploring the city on the road and on boat! Highly recommended!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

If you want quick overview of the major attractions in London, this is the tour to take as you will get it all in less than 4 hours. Our guide Alan was excellant and great sense of humor and gives you some interesting commentary and insights. PS - the top of the bus is not covered except the front 3 rows of seats

Tamarah K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was one of the best tours we took. Our guide was beyond great. She was so informative and knew so much information. Truly enjoyed this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016


Karen L F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Awesome! The guide was very knowledgeable and we also loved the boat trip down the Thames. Would definitely recommend this trip to everyone. My husband is a former Londoner and remembers these buses from his childhood so this was a trip down memory lane for him and made his day. You can see so many of the sites and then decide which ones you want to come back and explore some more.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great moments. Very cool!!

Melody M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The guide was excellent very informative!

Terri B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Absolutely fantastic!! Our tour guide, Jess was extremely entertaining and knowledgeable. I wish our history teachers were this much fun when I was in school. Our driver, Tony, was a magician! I'm still in awe of how he was able to get us in such tight spaces. James, our tour guide in training, was a great help in keeping all of Jess' people together! To learn while you laugh... Or laugh while you learn..What a great experience! We saw all the major landmarks and then some on this awesome tour! Highly recommend for first timers.

Jan M Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent! Our guide was very informative and was able to get us close to the rehearsal of the House Cavalry for the Queen's birthday. Quite the site to see.

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