1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. River Thames

London: City Tour with St Paul's Cathedral & Boat Tour

Product ID: 18990
See the highlights of majestic London on an open-top bus tour. You’ll visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, and have time for photos at Westminster Abbey. You can also take a boat ride at the end of the tour!
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit St. Paul's Cathedral
  • See the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • Take photos of spectacular Westminster Abbey
Full description
Travel by bus to get a panoramic tour of West End and the City of London. Highlights include a drive past the Palace of Westminster where you can see Big Ben.

From West End, your tour continues to the magnificent Saint Paul’s Cathedral. The cathedral was built by Sir Christopher Wren in the 17th century and soon became an iconic London landmark. Situated on top of Ludgate Hill, the cathedral was one of London's tallest buildings until the 1960s. On Sundays, due to Church services, there is no guiding inside St Paul’s Cathedral.

After exploring Saint Paul’s Cathedral, your tour continues to Buckingham Palace. Buckingham Palace is well-known for its un-smiling guards in red tunics and bearskins. Days when the changing of the guard occurs, your guide will take you up to the gate to witness the famous ceremony. On days when the ceremony does not take place, your guide will take you to view the Horse Guards Parade, a different traditional ceremony.

On the River Thames Boat ride, you'll get the chance to view London's panoramic skyline, seeing many attractions such as: Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, Tate Modern and the London Eye.

Finish the tour at approximately 12:30 and enjoy a boat ride towards Embankment Pier. 
  • Panoramic tour of London
  • Entry to St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • Boat ride (if this option is booked)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages unless otherwise indicated
  • Optional gratuities

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Meeting point

Tours depart daily from 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH. Check-in at 7:30 AM for departure at 8:00 AM.

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Important information
Know before you go
Please note that the Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery are closed for maintenance work until 16th December. The Whispering Gallery remains open.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

2.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

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    2 / 5
  • Value for money
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Great tour

Tour of City and St Paul's was good but arrangements to get to the boat was left to shoddy. I had to try to arrange a taxi to get to departure point and the driver took us to the boat company offices which was 1 hour drive,wrong place ....then took tube back to London Eye departure point to eventually get on board. Cost us extra -for bad tour planning by organiser.Boat tour was just a public Water taxi -itself was good .

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26 June 2018

Organisation am Treffpunkt chaotisch und hektisch, Tourguide erweckte den Eindruck keine Lust zu haben. Bei St. Pauls gab es keine Möglichkeit eine Audioguide zu bekommen, nicht mal mit Extragebühr.

29 December 2018

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