London in a Day with Tower, Westminster & River Cruise | La Vacanza Travel

London in a Day with Tower, Westminster & River Cruise

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London
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  • 8 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Experience the quintessential sights of one of the world's most fascinating and dynamic cities on this full-day London walking tour. From Westminster Abbey to the Tower of London and even the River Thames, this London city tour is proof that limited time doesn't have to mean a limited view of the UK capital. Soak up London's key attractions in just one action-packed day, with all the logistics handled for you as you explore in the company of a knowledgeable Blue Badge guide.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3BD England

Your morning starts at Parliament Square near Westminster Abbey. Catch a glimpse of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, and meet some of the fascinating figures whose statues surround the square as you make your way to the church.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England

Enter the Abbey at opening time to go directly to the Coronation Chair before crowds begin to surround it. Learn about the history of the building—England’s most important church—and visit the final resting places of a few of the countless monarchs and luminaries buried inside, from kings and queens to great writers and scientists.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England

It’s a short dash from the Abbey to Buckingham Palace, where you'll catch the Changing of the Guard if it's taking place on the day of your tour. As the crowds gather in front of the palace, your guide will take you to a great alternative viewpoint to witness this historic ceremony.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX England

You’ll also swing by the Horse Guards Parade—home to the lesser-known but arguably more impressive King's Life Guard—on your way to Trafalgar Square.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England

You'll break for lunch at London's busiest square. Before you part ways for the break, your guide will share more about what makes this the beating heart of London and point out a few of its most significant spots—including a tiny patch of American soil!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Thames River, London England

Reconvening with your group after lunch, you’ll board a Thames sightseeing cruise complete with lively and entertaining commentary from the crew. It's a fun and relaxing way to journey to your last stop of the day.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tower of London, London EC3N 4AB England

Your final stop is one that's sure to be a highlight: the Tower of London. With pre-reserved tickets, you’ll get inside quickly to enjoy a tour of its fascinating (and sometimes gruesome) history. Your full-day London tour comes to an end at the Jewel House inside the Tower. While your guide can't accompany you inside to see the Crown Jewels, they'll give you a primer on the top pieces to look out for and their significance so you can check them out on your own.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Skip the line ticket for Westminster Abbey
  • Skip the line ticket for Tower of London
  • Thames River Cruise
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Headset
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Thames River

Exclusions
  • Food & Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Our group tour utilizes multiple areas that are not wheelchair accessible/mobility friendly.
  • The Changing of the Guard ceremony is dependent on good weather and does not take place everyday. Should the ceremony take place during your tour, we will view it. On alternative days, we will view the Queen's Life Guard Change/Horse Guards Parade. Guard Change will not happen on Tuesdays
  • Walks comply with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to London government guidelines for the most up to date information
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a walking tour. Guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.
  • Please note that for security reasons bag searches will take place at Westminster Abbey and at the Tower of London.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Sir Winston Churchill statue, Parliament Sq, London SW1P 3JX, UK


Departure Time

09:00 AM


Return Details

35 Tower Hill, London EC3N 4DR, UK

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

8 hours


User's Reviews

206hillaryh

26 May, 2024

Julia was our tour guide and she was very knowledgeable and kept us on our toes while pointing out historical or cool things to see throughout our tour! There was so much to pack into this tour and Julia made sure that we got the most out of every minute!! She was personable and fun while still giving educational facts of London’s history!

twollett

26 May, 2024

Patricia was an excellent tour guide and so knowledgeable on the Abbey and Tower of London. It was great to see so many of the iconic sites and I learned so much on this tour. Highly recommend!

Janet_D

26 May, 2024

Enjoyed visiting the Winchester Abbey and hearing all of the rich history of the abbey. Kym was very knowledgeable I learned a lot about Londons history.

Melody_C

26 May, 2024

Kim our guide was excellent. Very informative. Covered many sites. No better way to take in London is f your time is limited

David_M

24 May, 2024

Awesome, engaging guide Rhys that kept us on time and brought the locations alive. Tour really helped get a feel for the importance and history of London

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