London In One Day Tour with Changing of the Guard with London Eye option

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London
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  • 9 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

See London on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city, led by a guide. Hear the history of top London attractions like Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, and a guided tour of St Paul’s Cathedral. After the sightseeing tour, watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace and tour the Tower of London. As a bonus, this experience also includes a one-way River Thames sightseeing cruise, which can be used on the day or another time. Upgrade to include a Standard London Eye ticket, after the tour.

- See all of London's most iconic sights in one day
- Visit two of London's most iconic landmarks
- Watch a traditional British military ceremony
- Marvel at the scale and splendour of St Paul's Cathedral
- See the priceless Crown Jewels collection at The Tower of London
- Enjoy a scenic cruise on the River Thames
- Finish with spectacular views on the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.

Pass By: Big Ben, Parliament Sqaure Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA England

Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower.

Pass By: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England

Parliament is made up of the House of Commons and House of Lords. It is responsible for making laws, deciding taxes and scrutinising the Government.

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

Changing of the Guard

Elite soldiers from the military have been guarding English Kings and Queens since 1660. Known as the 'Household Division', these regiments are so devoted to their duty that they will famously not acknowledge, nor allow themselves to be distracted by the public. During the ceremony, immaculately turned out guards are accompanied by marching bands playing a rousing mix of military and contemporary music in a display of the sort of pomp and military ceremony that has made the British military famous around the world.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England

Trafalgar Square is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. Its name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars with France and Spain that took place on 21 October 1805 off the coast of Cape Trafalgar.

Stop At: St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England

Designed by the prolific British architect, Sir Christopher Wren, and taking 35 years to build, St Paul's Cathedral is an iconic symbol of London. One of the largest churches in the world, its dome is an incredible 366ft high and, inside the Whispering Gallery, it is said that a gentle whisper can be heard on the other side of the dome almost 112ft away. Explore the history behind this famous Cathedral and see the tomb of Lord Horatio Nelson, one of Britain's most revered icons.

NEW EXHIBITION - St Paul’s, the Monarch and the Changing World (Launches 25th May 2022, running to mid-December 2022)
June 2022 sees the historic celebration of HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, including a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.
To mark this unique event, the exhibition St Paul’s, the Monarch and the Changing World explores the grand ceremonial occasions held at the Cathedral to commemorate the Royal Jubilees of four British monarchs: George III, Victoria, George V and Elizabeth II.


Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Mansion House of City of London, Walbrook, London EC4N 8BH England

Mansion House is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. It is a Grade I listed building. It is used for some of the City of London's official functions, including two annual white tie dinners.

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

A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, the history of 'The Tower' has been intertwined with the history of England for almost a thousand years. Originally built by William The Conqueror in 1066, it has served a number of functions during its long history, including a prison, luxury palace for royalty and even a zoo. The priceless crown jewels are also held within the castle walls, along with the largest collection of medieval armour and weaponry in the country. See all of this and hear more about the tower's bloody history on a comprehansive tour with an expert guide.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Thames River, London England

From the Tower of London, hop aboard a Thames River Cruise to Westminster Pier to enjoy London from a different viewpoint. If you prefer, you can take the cruise any day before 31 March 2020.

Duration: 35 minutes

Inclusions
  • Expert Blue Badge Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Thames River cruise
  • London Eye standard ticket at 6pm (if option selected)
  • Entry to Tower of London
  • Entry to St Paul's Cathedral
  • Personal Audio Headset
  • Entry/Admission - St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London
  • Entry/Admission - Thames River

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: St Paul’s Cathedral is closed to the public on Sundays and special events or services (Closed on Nov 12, 16, Dec 23 & 24, Jan 26, Feb 22, Mar 24). We will stop for photographs at St Paul's Cathedral and spend longer at Tower of London instead.
  • You can choose to take the river cruise on another day and finish the tour at the Tower of London instead of Westminster Pier. The London Eye is a Standard Experience booked at a 6pm time-slot for guaranteed entry (if option selected).
  • Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace takes place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (subject to availability).
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • If there is no Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace we see the Changing of the Guard at Horse Guards Parade instead
  • London Eye: The London Eye ticket is for standard entry 6:00pm on the same day. This ticket can only be used for this one visit. Please show the ticket on your phone as the barcode will be scanned. Visit to The London Eye is independent
  • NEW EXHIBITION - St Paul’s, the Monarch and the Changing World (Launches 25th May 2022, running to mid-December 2022)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK


Departure Time

09:00 AM


Return Details

1: Tower of London, London EC3N 4AB, UK
2: Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK
3: London Eye River Cruise, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB, UK

Voucher info

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

Duration

9 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Eimantas R

23 Nov, 2022

Honestly it was a very productive tour, the bus was nice, our tour guide Lesley knew her stuff. The started with driving around and showing us the sites, watched changing of the guards, we were shown a good spot to see the guards up close. Afterwards we were given an hour for lunch, saw St Paul Cathedral and London Tower, had a ferry ride and finished the day with the London Eye. This tour is a good way to see all these sites and attractions without having to go through the hassle of trying to get individual tickets while having a knowledgeble tour guide with you.

bizschneid

20 Nov, 2022

We were disappointed with the tour. Changing of the guide was very disappointing as all we seen was the band marching. Physically we could not follow the band.

Haiqi Z

13 Nov, 2022

The tour lady is very experienced and knowledgeable. Explain and keep telling us the history and story about everywhere we go. If you don’t have much time in London. This tour can take you to the most must seen sights in one day

Elena_F

12 Nov, 2022

Excellent tour! The guide Sheila was fantastic, so knowledgeable and lovely! The driver Cory was great! Meeting point was easy to find. Definitely worth the money. Very enjoyable tour! Highly recommended

Lourdes_O

12 Nov, 2022

Our tour guide Shelia was just wonderful! She was very knowledgeable and was so friendly! She made our trip perfect!

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