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  • Vintage Double Decker Bus Tour & Thames River Cruise

    1. Vintage Double Decker Bus Tour & Thames River Cruise

    See the highlights of London via 2 classic modes of transport on this half-day adventure. First, you will enjoy great views of Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye, as you meander through the historic streets on board a vintage double decker bus. Continue to see St. Paul’s Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren’s architectural masterpiece, where Admirals Nelson and Wellington are buried, and Princess Diana and Prince Charles got married. Continue to the Tower of London, built nearly 1,000 years ago during the reign of William the Conqueror. Home to the Crown Jewels, the Tower is protected by the famous Beefeaters, and the imposing palace has been used as a fortress and a prison throughout its history. Your guide will take you to Traitors Gate, where prisoners entered the Tower for the last time. Next, take a short trip along the River Thames, passing Shakespeare’s ...

    Even though I’m a Londoner overall I learnt so much from the tour guide who was knowledgeable and presented facts in an interesting way. Didn’t give you five ⭐️ because unfortunately the Thames part of it was cancelled. However five ⭐️ that you refunded me back half of what I paid within a few days. Thank you

  • London in One Day Tour with River Cruise

    2. London in One Day Tour with River Cruise

    Westminster Abbey and Parliament Square The tour begins with a panoramic drive around parliament Square, to see Westminster Abbey, where many of our Kings, Queens, Statesmen, poets and writers are buried. See Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. London's West End, Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard Enjoy a fascinating panoramic tour, seeing Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, London's Theatre District and Piccadilly Circus. Then to Buckingham Palace to see the colourful ceremony of the Changing of the Guard**. We will then have a chance to enjoy lunch at a traditional London Pub. St Paul's Cathedral A guided tour of Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece – St Paul's Cathedral - crowned by th...

    This was a great day tour. Leslie was a good guide and there was sufficient time allocated for each of the sites/attractions!

  • Magic of London Tour with Afternoon Tea at Harrods

    3. Magic of London Tour with Afternoon Tea at Harrods

    Take a full-day tour of London’s most iconic sights on this 9-hour panoramic guided tour. You will soon be on your way, enjoying the city in all its glory as you drive past some of London's most famous landmarks. Visit St Paul’s Cathedral exploring the masterpiece designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1673, taking time to listen to the 1695 organ that Mendelssohn once played and visit the tombs of Nelson and Wellington.  Continue to The Mall to watch the Changing of the Guards, as one of the Queen's Foot Guard Household Regiment march from St. James Palace to Buckingham Palace to military music, dressed in their famous tunics and busbies. If the Changing of the Guard is not taking place, you will still stop at Buckingham Palace for photos. Next you will visit the historic Tower of London where you'll gain fascinating insights into the history of this Royal Palace and fortress. Ample tim...

    A compact tour with a lot of interesting facts about London. A good value for all the sights that you will visit.

  • London: Vintage Bus Tour and London Eye Ticket

    4. London: Vintage Bus Tour and London Eye Ticket

    Travel back in time on a 4-hour tour of London. The combined sightseeing tour includes a ride on a vintage double-decker Routemaster bus and a short trip along the River Thames. End your excursion with spectacular views of the city from one of the panoramic pods of the London Eye. Head off for a tour of the city onboard a vintage double-decker bus. Pass historic attractions such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower of London. Admire Sir Christopher Wren’s iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral. Swap land for water and take a short trip along the River Thames, looking out for Shakespeare’s Globe, HMS Belfast, London Bridge, and much more. Back on dry land, re-join the bus and head for Buckingham Palace, home to the British royal family. You will arrive in time to see the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony, as soldiers dressed in their iconic scarlet tunics and busbie...

  • London: Westminster Tour, River Cruise, and Tower of London

    5. London: Westminster Tour, River Cruise, and Tower of London

    From the meeting point, start the 3-hour walking tour by heading through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, admiring the well-manicured trees and flowers along the way. At the palace, watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony.   Afterward, see 17 other iconic London sights such as Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the London Eye, Parliament Square, and the Houses of Parliament. After the walking tour, take to the River Thames for a sightseeing cruise where you will get to see many other iconic buildings and sights. Disembark at Tower Pier and head to the Tower of London for the exciting Beefeater tour. Walk around the Tower of London, discovering the history, stories, and ghosts that lie within. Marvel at the Crown Jewels and other fascinating historical artifacts including the suits of armor worn by former kings of England. See the cells where prisoners were once k...

    Chris was an amazing tour guide. He made the experience extremely captivating and fun. History has now become my new favorite hobby thanks to him! Excellent job, Chris!

  • Full-Day London Sightseeing Tour – Historic & Modern

    6. Full-Day London Sightseeing Tour – Historic & Modern

    Compare and contrast medieval and modern London on a full-day sightseeing tour of some of the city’s most iconic attractions. Departing from the Victoria district near Buckingham Palace, you will take a whistle-stop tour of London’s famous monuments, and stop to visit St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. Have your cameras at the ready as you drive past Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Gaze across the river at the London Eye and the South Bank. Drive down streets lined with architecture from all eras, from the white Portland stone buildings of Belgravia, to the glass-and-steel skyscrapers of the City of London. Towering high over the City is Sir Christopher Wren’s magnificent St. Paul’s Cathedral, widely considered to be his masterpiece. You will jump off the coach to enter the quire, and marvel at the cathedral’s beautiful mosaics. Another highlight of your tour...

  • Best of Royal London with Optional Tower of London Opening

    7. Best of Royal London with Optional Tower of London Opening

    Experience the best of royal London on a half-day sightseeing tour, exploring the historic landmarks of the city center, and cruising down the River Thames. Meet at the Tower of London, home to the famous Yeoman Warders (“Beefeaters”), and a former prison that witnessed the execution of 3 English queens! Marvel at the Crown Jewels of the English monarchy, and see official regalia worn by HM the Queen, including orbs, swords, crowns and sceptres. Go to the White Tower where the “Princes in the Tower” were held before being murdered, allegedly by Richard III. With early entrance to the Tower you will be among the first to see the ceremonial opening by the Yeomen Warders. Depart the Tower and cruise down the River Thames on board a shuttle boat. Admire the sights en route, such as St. Paul’s Cathedral and Shakespeare’s Globe. Upon arrival at the Embankment, and depending on time, stroll ...

    This tour was a highlight of our 2 week trip from Barcelona to London! Our guide Jo was not only incredibly knowledgeable about- Everything!, but she always put us in exactly the right spot at the right time for fantastic access! Did I mention her sense of humor? She had us laughing constantly; her historical remarks were highlighted with humorous anecdotes with perfect timing! The Crown Jewels and armor exhibit at the Tower rival any traditional museum visit, and we saw the Horse Guard change at the palace after a very pleasant river excursion on the Thames. Great Tour!

  • London: City Tour with River Cruise & London Eye

    8. London: City Tour with River Cruise & London Eye

    Begin your tour of London with a journey through the City of Westminster onboard a luxury coach. See the Albert Memorial, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and much more as your guide tells you exciting stories and facts about London's long history. Your first stop is Buckingham Palace where you will watch the Changing of the Guard. During the ceremony, get a view of the famous guards in their red tunics and bearskins as they perform their march. It is the epitome of British pomp and pageantry. Following this, you will visit St. Paul's Cathedral and take a guided tour around the iconic, domed building. Learn more about Christopher Wren's architectural masterpiece and the 35 years it took to build. At your next stop, discover London’s darker side as you tour the Tower of London. This historic fortress in the middle of London is a notorious historical prison and execution site, its long and b...

  • London: Full-Day London Bus Tour

    9. London: Full-Day London Bus Tour

    London Panoramic Tour and Westminster Abbey Enjoy a whistle stop tour of London's famous monuments and marvel at the history of London's modern masterpieces from the comfort of your seat. Have your cameras ready for a photo stop at the spectacular Westminster Abbey. Westminster Abbey is the traditional church where British Monarchs are crowned and buried and was founded in 750. St. Paul's Cathedral - Exclusive Feature Towering high over the City of London, the magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral is widely considered to be Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece. Enter the Quire and marvel at the beautiful mosaics inside. (Due to church services, there is no guiding inside the cathedral on Sundays). Buckingham Palace and Changing of the Guard A mass of red tunics, bearskins and Buckingham Palace - an unforgettable experience! Observe...

    It was nice. It covered activities in right required time and speed. Covered a good amount of London and also got good idea of London to travel by self. Guide was great !

  • London Vintage Bus Tour, Thames Cruise, Fish & Chips

    10. London Vintage Bus Tour, Thames Cruise, Fish & Chips

    There can be few better ways of viewing the English capital than from one of its traditional double-decker buses. See all the city's highlights from its open top, with lunch and a river cruise included. See Westminster Abbey, then head to Buckingham Palace, the official Royal residence of Queen Elizabeth II. Witness the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (only on the morning tour), as the Queen's soldiers, dressed in their fabulous tunics and busbies, march to the might of the accompanying military music. In the event of no ceremony taking place, the tour will still stop at the palace for photographs. Following your vintage open-top bus ride you can enjoy a Great British pastime with some of the tastiest fish and chips London has to offer in a traditional Central London pub. From Buckingham Palace, your vintage open-top bus ride will finish up at a pub in Victoria, where you...

    Super fun! Got a video of the changing of the guards! My tour guide was wonderful! Then the boat ride was great! Best part was the fish and chips meal at an authentic pub!

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What people are saying about Buckingham Palace

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 33 reviews

Good day fellow Globetrotters, I would like to give commendation to London tour and to our guide Chris. The tour guide (Chris) is well knowledgeable about the place and its history. He is also very caring for its clients during the tour. By and large, the rating I could give is 5 out 5. Keep up the good work. Thanks, Patrick

Chris was an amazing tour guide. He made the experience extremely captivating and fun. History has now become my new favorite hobby thanks to him! Excellent job, Chris!

The tour guide, Chris, was very knowledgeable about the place. He was very caring towards the participants. Absolutely loved the time.

This was a great day tour. Leslie was a good guide and there was sufficient time allocated for each of the sites/attractions!

Entertaining guide who took care of everyone, good value for money