London In One Day Sightseeing Tour Including Tower Of London, Changing Of The Guard And London Eye Upgrade

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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 receive fast-track entry 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 flexible London Eye ticket to be used on any day you wish.
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Highlights

  • Hotel pickup included
  • Led by a Blue Badge guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
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Meet your guide on board your air-conditioned coach, and then relax as you travel around central London to see the sights. Pass through Parliament Square, seeing the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clock, and then travel past Westminster Abbey where Prince William married Kate Middleton in a lavish royal wedding ceremony. Admire prestigious government buildings at Whitehall and Downing Street, and then see the hustle and bustle that surrounds Nelson’s Column at Trafalgar Square.

Travel to Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the Queen, and walk around in front of the gates to see the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Have your camera ready to capture the pomp and pageantry of the Queen’s Foot Guard as they march in their eye-catching red tunics and bearskin hats, and then travel by coach to a traditional London pub in Trafalgar Square.

Rest and refuel with a hearty lunch (own expense), and then continue your day of sightseeing with a visit to the City of London, an area just east of the city center where many of London’s banks can be found. Look out for the sights as your guide explains their history and hop out for fast-track entry and a guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral.

Continue to the Tower of London, and head inside to explore at your leisure. The former prison and fortress, which looks out over the River Thames, was built to terrify potential invaders and Londoners alike. Steeped in centuries of murder and treason, the tower is fascinating to explore with its famous jet-black ravens and Beefeater guides. Should you wish, opt to join one of the complimentary Beefeater tours that run every 30 minutes and hear tragic tales of the royals and nobles who met their end within the tower’s walls.

Before your tour finishes, receive a ticket for a sightseeing cruise along the River Thames, from the Tower of London to Westminster Pier. Upgrade to include an flexible ticket for the London Eye, to used any time you wish.
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Inclusions for London In One Day Sightseeing Tour Including Tower Of London, Changing Of The Guard And London Eye Upgrade

  • Blue Badge guide

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)

  • Entrance fee to the Tower of London

  • Entrance fee to St Paul's Cathedral

  • Thames River cruise

  • London Eye standard flight (if option selected)

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Exclusions for London In One Day Sightseeing Tour Including Tower Of London, Changing Of The Guard And London Eye Upgrade

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities (optional)

  • Hotel drop-off

  • Hotel pick-up

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult

Please note: St Paul’s Cathedral is closed to the public on Sundays: there will be a photo stop outside the Cathedral and the tour will visit Tower Bridge Exhibition or Banqueting House instead

Please note: St Paul's Cathedral is closed on the following dates: May 24, June 24, July 1, September 21, October 5,11,13- there will be a photo stop outside the Cathedral and longer time spent at the Tower of London.

Occasionally there may not be a Changing of the Guard. On these occasions you will visit Horse Guards Parade, built on the site of the jousting yard of the old Whitehall Palace

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • On 21-Jul-2017

    Tour guide was very informative and knew his stuff. He very friendly. Very caring towards everyone. The only downside was the traffic but that's everywhere in any city. The tour covered some of the big attractions we wanted to see all in one day. We even saw the queen drive past.

  • On 20-Jul-2017

    I found our guide a little hard to understand which made following his directions difficult. His way of getting us to the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace worked out well and we got a good location. He did a good job guiding us through St. Paul's Cathedral giving us quite a bit of information at a good pace. However, at the Tower of London we were really rushed so that we only had time to see the Crown jewels. These guides know there are long lines to get to the Crown Jewels and need to allow enough time at the Tower to see other parts of it too. We paid a lot for this tour and left disappointed at missing so much of the Tower.

  • On 18-Jul-2017

    This tour was amazing!

  • On 13-Jul-2017

    Nice activity and informative guide. They told us where to stand for best photos and observations of the guard procession. They allowed enough tine to self explore and eat. I highly recommend you listen and use to the advice so as to keep the tour schedule. Even when those didn't heed her advice, she waited and even offered help to get the shop and guests moving for all the group.

  • On 03-Jul-2017

    The key to a FANTASTIC tour is the guide and Tony Matthews is THE BEST!!!! We took in so many sights in 1 days and it never felt rushed. Tony was extremely knowledgeable and very engaging, had a great personality and even interjected fun facts throughout the day. Tony knew secret coach parking to get us closer, looked up alternate routes to ensure that we could get to some of our sights when streets were closed, perfectly timed SO many aspects of the day like getting to the church right in time for the bells to be ring and did the same thing at Westminister/Parliment, up close to two parades of guards after leaving Buckingham Palace, gave advance notice to all us tourists as to when to be camera ready and ended the tour at the Tower of London so that we could spend extra time there on our own and then walk to our free River Thames Cruise. He even took us to a place that only a local would know about so that we could get the best view of London. Our day was just outstanding and it was solely because of Tony. Any tour that you can take that Tony is guiding will be well worth your time. We saw so much in 1 day and really felt like we had seen all of London and was able to enjoy each place at a relaxed pace. One of the best tours I have ever done and a BIG thanks goes out to Tony for it.

  • On 27-Jun-2017

    We did this tour on our last day but should have done it straight away. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about London and its history. In some parts he could have sped up the commentary as it was a very long day with traffic delays

  • On 19-Jun-2017

    A must while in London.

  • On 12-Jun-2017

    Good but can improve.

  • On 06-Jun-2017

    The guide on this trip was excellent. The only criticism we had was that at the end of the trip, we were left on our own to get back to our hotel. With no experience in the transit system, it was difficult to figure out how to get back. There should be some maps or something to help us out. This was not disclosed at the time of booking either.

  • On 04-Jun-2017

    This tour is run by a group called Evans and Evans-and they are pros-pros at running massive cattle call like tours. the bus was packed and the guide, James, could not have been less informative when I know more than the guide I have to ask. what am I paying for?. I could have done this tour myself with a book on London. I have been to London several times and wanted a tour for my niece since it was her first trip. The reviews for this trip were all pretty good which is why I booked it in the first place. If it is possible to make London boring-this guide made it so boring. This tour is a pass. Look for smaller group tours as there is nothing worse than bussing around the city on a massive bus. On a separate note- we did a historical walking tour booked through Viator with Babylon Tours and our guide, Becca, was spectacular. I provide more info on the historical walking tour under another review. I would avoid Evans and Evans like the plague. Fortunately I have done several Viator tours and been mostly happy-otherwise I would not be using them either.

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