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  • London: City Highlights Bike Tour

    1. London: City Highlights Bike Tour

    Visit London’s must-see sights and attractions by bicycle as well as off-the-beaten-track hot spots that tour buses can’t reach. You’ll hear quirky tales about London’s amazing and sometimes bizarre history on this unique bicycle excursion. You’ll cycle at a comfortable pace along riverside pathways, dedicated bike lanes, and park routes. Possible tour stops include London’s major highlights, including the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. Other places of interest that you may see include Admiralty Arch, Trafalgar Square, Chinatown, Covent Garden, and St. Paul's Cathedral. Listen to amusing anecdotes about London from your knowledgeable guide, and make stops during the day.

  • London: Buckingham Palace Changing of the Guard Guided Tour

    2. London: Buckingham Palace Changing of the Guard Guided Tour

    During your time in London, stop to understand what the royal guards are all about. Enjoy more than just a show, but a real part of the military’s duties. Learn the history of the regiments as you begin to explore iconic London sites starting at Trafalgar Square. Explore the Horse Guards Palace to learn about the Calvary on Guard, including London’s biggest four-legged inhabitants. Continue up the Duke of York Steps, catching glimpses of the regal Admiralty Arch. Discuss monarchs by the statues of George VI and Elizabeth II before heading along the Mall to St. James Palace to witness the inspection of the guards headed off to duty, to protect the Queen. Follow the new regiment along the Mall to the monumental Buckingham Palace and enjoy the entire spectacle as the New and Old Guards change places, before following the Old Guard back to Wellington Barracks. Appreciate this most British ...

    This tour was amazing! Our guide Becky was very enthusiastic, professional and had amazing details about all of the sites we stopped at! I would highly recommend this tour and especially the guide! When we return with our daughter, we will be taking another tour!

  • London: See 30+ Top Sights and Eat 8 British Foods Tour

    3. London: See 30+ Top Sights and Eat 8 British Foods Tour

    Join an exploration of over thirty of London’s major landmarks and best of British foods for a good idea of the history and tastes of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Start your tour as you head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where you can watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday during the winter months). You will then head to Westminster, and along the way see sights such as Parliament Square, St. James Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben (sadly covered up at the moment) and the Houses of Parliament. You will then move on to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe, the Shard, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. By this point, you'll have worked up an appetite, so you will be invited to stop for a feast of the best of British foods in one of the UK's most historic pubs. From here you will explore Bo...

    Brilliant tour, our guide Chris was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and the history too. Make sure you have a good breakfast as the food stop is right at the end of the tour at Borough market.

  • London: Classic Gold 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

    4. London: Classic Gold 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

    Enjoy a 3.5-hour bike ride around the classic sights of London to see many of the city’s most historic sites. Meet your guide, then head off to start your tour by the amazing Big Ben. Admire the Houses of Parliament across the river, and continue past Lambeth Palace to cross Lambeth Bridge. Cycle past small red brick houses lining the streets, which offer an enchanting contrast to the imposing historical monuments. Appreciate the belfry of Westminster Abbey. Then cycle over to St. James’s Park. Catch the pomp and pageantry of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Then head back to central London to walk safely though Trafalgar Square, with Lord Nelson looking down from his column. Then, cycle over to Covent Garden. Take a break to watch some street theater in the market’s central piazza. Then, climb back on your bike for the ride though London’s legal district, and over to t...

    We had a very enjoyable ride through the streets of London, accompanied by an easy going and knowledgeable tour guide. We were able to cover more ground with the bike than on foot and at an easy pace. A great way to get to know London's landmarks.

  • London: Famous Landmarks of the City by Car

    5. London: Famous Landmarks of the City by Car

    Discover London in complete privacy and luxury on a private, chauffeur-driven tour of the city center, and see some of the city’s top attractions away from the hustle and bustle of organized group tours. Your chauffeur will take you on an intimate journey, guided by a professional guide who will provide you with personal attention and courtesy throughout your urban adventure. Take the family to some of the best-known and historic sites of London, such as the imposing Tower of London, where the Crown Jewels are kept. Pass one of the official residences of Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Drive through Trafalgar Square and see Nelson’s Column, the National Gallery, and National Portrait Gallery. Pass Westminster Abbey, also known as the Houses of Parliament. Relax in the comfort of your private car and discover some places that other tourists never get to see.

    It was a lot of fun. Our guide Sonja really knew London history. I feel like I learned so much.

  • London: Private City Highlights Car Tour with Transfer

    6. London: Private City Highlights Car Tour with Transfer

    Discover London in privacy and luxury with a private, chauffeur-driven tour of the city center, and see the city’s top attractions away from the hustle and bustle of organized group tours. Sit back and relax as your private driver takes you past sights such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament, and more, depending on the option selected. Tailor your perfect day along with your driver and stop at the points that most interest you. Ask your driver all the questions you’ve ever had about historic London.

  • London: Best of London Half-Day Tour

    7. London: Best of London Half-Day Tour

    After meeting your guide at the meeting point early in the morning, you will advance to see the city’s landmarks from the cruise ship. Following this, cross Westminster Bridge to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, one of the most historic buildings in London and the setting for royal coronations, weddings, and burials. Afterwards, continue through Parliament Square, before heading down Whitehall towards the Cenotaph War Memorial. Just after that, see one of the most popular tourist spots in London, the mounted soldiers at Horse Guards. Walk through the central arch into the parade grounds at the back, one of the finest sights in London. Continue your tour down Whitehall until you reach Trafalgar Square and Nelson’s Column. When you reach the north side of the square, you will visit the National Gallery, London’s premier art gallery with over 2000 works dating from 1260 onwa...

  • London: German-Speaking Guided Tour of Westminster

    8. London: German-Speaking Guided Tour of Westminster

    Start your 2.5-hour tour of Westminster's best attractions near Green Park Underground Station, led by a German-speaking guide. Enjoy an unspoiled view of Buckingham Palace, the main London residence of the British Monarchy since Queen Victoria's time. View the Horse Guards ride past on their way to the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Continue your walk along The Mall, the famous red-paved street and ceremonial route the Queen takes when leaving Buckingham Palace. Follow in the steps of your qualified City of London and City of Westminster guide across the fascinating area of central London. Stroll past Clarence House, St. James' Palace, and Trafalgar Square before you arrive at Westminster Abbey and Parliament Square.

  • London: The Changing of the Guard Private Family Tour

    9. London: The Changing of the Guard Private Family Tour

    Meet with your guide who will escort you to the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. This historic ceremony is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London. See how the soldiers in place are “relieved” of their position in a very particular way while accompanied by a military fanfare. Learn about how the soldiers have protected the King or Queen of England since the reign of Henry VII, who established the Royal Body Guard as a permanent institution. This tradition has continued for more than 500 years. All of the guards are dressed in a traditional red tunic and an easily recognizable bearskin helmet. The music that accompanies the changing of the guard can be either military or more contemporary.

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What people are saying about Buckingham Palace

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4.7 / 5

based on 23 reviews

We had a very enjoyable ride through the streets of London, accompanied by an easy going and knowledgeable tour guide. We were able to cover more ground with the bike than on foot and at an easy pace. A great way to get to know London's landmarks.

Brilliant tour, our guide Chris was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and the history too. Make sure you have a good breakfast as the food stop is right at the end of the tour at Borough market.

It was a lot of fun. Our guide Sonja really knew London history. I feel like I learned so much.

The guide was also kind and it was a very fun time! ︎ Time passed quickly! ︎ Thank you ^ _ ^

Good way to get a quick overview of important parts of London