Private Highlights Tour of London by car with Qualified 'Blue Badge' Guide

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, United Kingdom, London
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  • 8 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Private tour.. You and your group will be the only ones on the tour. I drive a very comfortable Mercedes V-class, large enough for 7 passengers. For larger groups a minibus can be arranged (different rate). As a 'Blue Badge' qualified guide, I am permitted to guide within many popular locations, including Tower of London and Westminster Abbey.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Guests can choose to go inside for detailed tour (budget for 1.5 hours) or a walk around the Church for basic information and photos. Founded in the 10th Century, Westminster Abbey, is the venue for Coronations, royal weddings, royal funerals, royal burials and other notable burials such as Charles Dickens, Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tower of London, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB England

TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Guests can choose a detailed tour (budget for 2 - 2.5 hours) or walk around with an overview and photos.

Tower Of London which is a huge castle. Oldest part of the Tower dates from the late 11th Century but most of what you will see was completed by the 14th Century. It has been used as a mint, museum, observatory, a zoo and a place of execution (including 2 of King Henry VIII's wives) and other prisoners too. The Tower is also where you can see the Crown Jewels which are used in the coronation ceremony.

Duration: 2 hours

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

To give its proper name.. the Palace of Westminster. Origins go back to 11th Century and used as a royal residence until 16th Century. First Parliaments met in the Chapel of the palace in the 13th Century and been home to UK's parliament ever since. Present building dates from 19th century. Eastern side of building has clock tower known as Elizabeth Tower which houses 5 bells, the largest being the hour bell known as 'Big Ben'

Pass By: Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP England

TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Guests can choose to do a detailed visit (budget for 1 hour) but usually this tour stops for overview and photos.

This iconic 'Bascule Bridge' and image of London was completed in 1894. The Bascules raise to allow tall marine vessels into the pool of London on average about 3 times a day.

Pass By: London Bridge, London SE1 9DD England

Present Bridge opened in 1973 and is 5th major incarnation. the first London bridge across the River Thames was built by the Romans in early 2nd Century

Pass By: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England

Main London residence of the UK's Monarch since early 19th Century. Interior is open for tours in August and September. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. on this tour we usually have an overview and photos. visit to Buckingham Palace coincides with Changing of Guard (if happening on the day of your tour)

Stop At: Changing of the Guard, Constitution Hill Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA England

Pomp and ceremony. Guard change is not everyday. usually held on Monday Wednesday Friday and Sunday. Weather permitting. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. If Guard change is on, we watch about 15 minutes of the hour long ceremony.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Hyde Park, London W2 2UH England

Together with Kensington Gardens, largest park in central London. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Usually drive through park and a photo stop.

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

Built to commemorate the Royal Navy's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Significant naval battle which thwarted French Emperor Napoleon's invasion plan of Britain. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Usually drive by but can stop if guests wish to

Pass By: Downing Street, London SW1A 2AL England

Number 10 Downing Street. Official residence of the UK's Prime Minister. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE.. usually drive by

Pass By: Marble Arch, Park Lane, London W1H 7EJ England

Originally stood as a gateway to Buckingham Palace. relocated in mid-19th Century, swallowed up by traffic junction in 1960s

Pass By: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT England

late 20th century reproduction of late 16th theatre part owned by William Shakespeare. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Guests can take tour (conducted by in-house guides.. budget for 1 hour). Usually stop for overview and photos

Pass By: London Eye, Westminster Bridge Road Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB England

at 135m high, was the world's highest observation wheel when it opened in 2000. one rotation takes about 30 minutes. great views of London, in particular, Parliament, St James Park and Buckingham Palace. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. guests can choose to take a ride on London eye budget for 1 hour by time collect tix etc and doing the ride... Usually just drive by

Pass By: Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX England

Originally constructed as a gateway to, the now long gone, Whitehall Palace, Horse guards is now a ceremonial gateway to Buckingham and St James's Palaces. Guarded by the Household Cavalry, with their distinctive uniform. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. usually just drive by.. but can stop for photos

Pass By: St. James's Park, Horse Guards Road The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ England

One of 5 central London Royal parks, orginally landscaped in 1600s, re-landscaped in early 19th Century . Has a variety of flowers beds and trees and the lake has assorted wildfowl. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. If going to see guard change will walk through the park. If no guard change, usually drive by

Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • All Fees and Taxes

Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • ADMISSION CHARGES TO ATTRACTIONS NOT INCLUDED (no need to pay for guide's)
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • THIS TOUR IS BY LARGE MINIVAN. Car is not wheelchair accessible but large enough to take a wheelchair if guest can get in and out of car and is not wholly reliant on wheelchair. London is mostly accessible but some sights (eg, Tower of London) are not completely accessible. Admission charge to such places is adjusted accordingly Similarly, car is large enough to take stroller.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from guests' hotel. Drop off at same location (or other mutually agreeable location). I offer this tour direct from London airports and cruise terminals. Different rates apply


Departure Time

9:00 AM

Voucher info

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

Duration

8 hours

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

User's Reviews

jetjohnny

24 Jul, 2019

For the SECOND time I have been given a most spectacular tour of London by Glen Portch. My family visited London eight years ago and were amazed by Glen and his good humor and professional approach to the history and back stories of England in general, and London in particular. Through his use of bus, boat, and tube, we were able to cover so much of the city in a day's time that we could never have covered on our own, plus hear the rich history behind the landmarks. He is delight to be with and we have recommended him to others going to London. Do not miss an opportunity to have this kind of guidance when you are touring London or beyond.

DonyaMarie

12 Jun, 2019

This is our third time meeting up with Glen on our visits to London. Always a good time with Gren Tours and the best guide in London!

eandjknox

06 May, 2019

Thanks to Glen, we had a wonderful time touring Stonehenge, Bath, Oxford, Cotswolds, York, Cambridge and London. Besides sharing his wealth of knowledge of English history and England in general, he delighted us with his story telling and wit. Always punctual, polite and patient, he planned an itinerary which allowed us to see everything on our wish list without feeling rushed. Glen was always willing to go out of his way to meet our needs, and offered great suggestions on pubs and sights, with a few surprises along the way. Couldn't have been better- he's an outstanding tour guide!!!

Maddie B

23 Apr, 2019

Our tour guide was very flexible and easygoing. I had a great experience and would highly recommend. Overall very fun and informative day.

Meadowlrk

19 Apr, 2019

We were more then satisified touring with gren tours. The tours of London and stonhendge were informative , interesting and fun all in one. I would highly recommend!!!

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