• Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 40.50 View price calendar

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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

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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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Our guide was lovely, gave us a TON of information. We went on a Sunday morning, which was PERFECT. We took the Stonehenge option, so we got to see just about everything in a very short period of time. Perfect for us, as we were only in town for a few days!

Carol C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Fabulos two day trip. We loved the country side, small towns and villages. A must do.

Lauren M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This is the way to see as much of London as possible in a short amount of time. We LOVED our Vintage Bus Tour. Our tour guide, Richard was passionate and knew so much about London's rich history that we came away feeling like experts. It was a great way to get an idea of which sites we wanted to come back and spend more time at. The bus was so charming and we lucked out with wonderful, clear blue skies. Sit on the open top and take in the wonders. You'll spend so much time craning your neck at the sky scrapers and marvelous, old architecture that you'll have a stiff neck but its oh so worth it. The cruise along the Thames is beautiful and exciting. This tour really is the best bang for your buck for the true London Experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

What a great way to see London and have a cruise along the Thames. I would recommend that you do not take the optional London Eye along with this tour. A voucher is given for the Eye which means you have to stand in voucher line and then Eye line. It took 4 hours in line before we got on the Eye.

Philip B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

This tour is an absolute must! My family enjoyed it thoroughly and our guide, Richard, was fantastic. If you want to absorb London in 3 hours, this is the way to do it. The bus was epic vintage and the luxurious boat ride was just fantastic. I'd give this 10 stars if it were an option. DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR.

Franklyn C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

The bus was super cool and the tour guy was great! The tour was very personal and I would recommended if you don't have too much time to spare because this is not a hop-in hop-off bus.

Michele G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Great idea when you don't want to spend too much time being a tourist guide was funny and knowledgeable. Great overview of the city!

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

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