Book a full day London bus tour beginning with a London hotel pickup. You will ride in the comfort of a deluxe coach. The tour is available daily year round.
- Tour days: Daily
- Tour duration: 9 hours
- Children: 3-16 years of age
- Departure: Pickup from most central London hotels
- Tour stops: Private guided tour of the Tower of London with Yeoman Warder, see the Crown Jewels, panoramic drive seeing the icons of London; Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Harrods, the Changing of the Guard (subject to availability), Thames River Cruise, see St. Paul's Cathedral, the Globe Theatre and London bridge, visit St. Paul's Cathedral with professional guide and fast entry ti ticket, London Eye.
Enjoy this private tour with your group away from the crowds. After your bus drives past some of Londons most famous landmarks including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, you will arrive at the Tower of London where you will be met on the middle drawbridge by your very own Yeoman Warder. You will enter this world heritage site before it opens to the public and your Beefeater will take you on a private guided tour explaining the history behind this fortress of imprisonment and torture. You will be in the day's first group to view the Crown Jewels. You'll then have some free time to explore on your own. Take time to visit Traitors Gate, the armouries or the Bloody Tower, but always keep an eye out for the famous Ravens! Tradition has it that if the Ravens leave the Tower the monarch will fall!
Departing the Tower you'll next go to The Mall to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony as one of the Queens Household Regiments march from St. James Palace to Buckingham Palace dressed in their world famous tunics and busbies. If the changing of the Guard is not taking place, you will still see Buckingham Palace and then visit the Horse Guards Parade.
A London tour is not complete without a River Thames cruise, so next you will take a short cruise on the River Thames to enjoy excellent views of St. Paul's Cathedral and Shakespeare"s Globe before heading for a traditional pub lunch in Whitehall (not included in tour price). The pub is close to Downing Street, the residence of the Prime Minister. After lunch, you will have a photo stop at Westminster Abbey.
The afternoon part of the tour will begin with a visit to St Paul's Cathedral to explore the masterpiece designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1673 with a professional guide, taking time to listen to the 1695 organ that Mendelssohn once played. You will also visit the tombs of Nelson and Wellington and you will have the chance to test the unique acoustics of the Whispering Gallery (not normally visited by other tour groups.). On Sundays when there is restricted viewing at the Cathedral, there will be an opportunity to enter and enjoy one of the services.
Finally, the day will end on a very high note with a ride on the London Eye. Standing an amazing 442 feet above the center of London, the London Eye is the world's highest observation wheel and offers magnificent views. On a clear day, it is even possible to see as far as Windsor Castle