London Vintage Bus Tour Including River Thames Cruise With Optional Lunch

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:15 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK
  • Return Details :
    Saint Georges Tavern, St Georges Tavern, 14 Belgrave Rd, London SW1V 1QD, UK
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Discover Londons highlights on this action-packed half-day tour. Explore the city by vintage double-decker bus and see famous sights such as Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. Cruise down the Thames River on a sightseeing cruise to Westminster; watch the Changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Alternatively, upgrade to round off the day with fish and chips at a central London pub.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Hop aboard a vintage red double-decker bus, and then sit back and Relax on a sightseeing tour of London. On a route around the city center, watch out for iconic London monuments like Big ben, the Houses of parliament, Trafalgar square and Westminster abbey where Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011. Listen to details of each sights history from your guide.

Pass St paul's cathedral, a much-loved Baroque cathedral that has hosted countless services for Londons dignitaries over the years, and hear details of significant occasions, such as the wedding of Lady Diana to Prince Charles, from your guide.

Amble down to the banks of the Thames River for a photo stop outside the Tower of london. Designed to terrify Londoners while deterring foreign invaders, the formidable-looking tower is now home to The crown jewels and the famous Beefeater guards who protect them.

Walk along the river to Tower pier and hop aboard a sightseeing boat for a leisurely cruise to Westminster. Sit out on deck or Relax in the comfy seats in the saloon, listening to audio commentary about all the sites that you pass. Cruise under London bridge, gaze at Shakespeares Globe Theatre, and see The london eye just across the river.

Next, head to the Queens famous residence Buckingham palace and see the legendary Changing of the guard ceremony from outside the palace gates. In time to drumbeats from a military band, soldiers from the Queens Foot Guard march to Buckingham palace in their eye-catching red tunics and bearskin hats.

Watch this traditional ceremony, your tour will then conclude near Victoria Railway Station in central London. Upgrade to include a delicious fish and chips lunch in a central London pub.


Panoramic tour of London by 1960's Vintage bus

Thames River Cruise

Fish and chips meal (if option selected)

Local guide

Entry/Admission - Thames River



Food and drinks, unless specified

Entry/Admission - Tower of London

Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey

Entry/Admission - Houses of Parliament

Entry/Admission - Big Ben

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Two-course meal (if option selected) is a choice of either Fish and Chips or Vegetarian Sausages and Mash and Brownie for the dessert. Drinks are available at additional cost.

Please note: this is an open top bus tour, please be prepared for the possibility of rain. On rare occasions the open top bus may be changed to a closed top bus.

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Please note: the Changing of the Guard only takes place on the morning tour

Please note: at time of booking you will need to select between the morning or afternoon departures.

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Traveler Reviews

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  • 23-Nov-2022

    A great introduction to London. It provides a great overview so you can go back and see the sights you fancy in depth later.

  • 20-Nov-2022

    The guide was very informative and the tour was great. Love the face that we got off the bus and did a lil walk tour. The boat ride was also a good one. Warm inside. Love every moment

  • 11-Nov-2022

    If you don’t have a lot of time and want to see all the historic landmarks of London this is the way to go. Worth every penny!

  • 05-Nov-2022

    We enjoyed bus and cruise. Narration was good on both. See a lot of Central London in 4 hours. We highly recommend this tour.

  • 27-Oct-2022

    We had an amazing time, getting to learn about the iconic places in London and the history behind them all thanks to our tour guard Lisa. The peak of our tour was the boat tour through the river Thames and entering the London Eye.

  • 24-Oct-2022

    Easy pick up and drop off. Very informative tour guide . Was great seeing the sights of London from the top of the vintage bus. With the added bonus of ending the trip with a little river cruise

  • 20-Oct-2022

    The guide was terrific, knowledgeable, and accommodating. The bus is too old and uncomfortable. We had to wait too long for the boat.

  • 15-Oct-2022

    Booked this experience for my friends 50th birthday. It started from Victoria Coach station at 1pm on the open top bus which stopped at Buckingham Palace and St Pauls cathedral for about 20 mins each so we could get off for photos. Our tour guide on the bus was Lisa and she was fantastic - she was very knowledgeable and gave such an interesting commentary and despite us having visited London many times, we learnt so many new things from her. The bus tour was around 2hrs. It stopped at Tower Bridge where we had a short time before boarding the boat which took us to Westminster and the London Eye. The commentary on the boat was really amusing. Derek took over from Lisa on the boat and made sure we got onto the London Eye. Allow about 5hrs for the whole experience which we thought was fantastic and highly recommend doing to see London.

  • 12-Oct-2022

    The bus tour was really fun but when we got to the boat docks our boat had been canceled. The next boat didn’t come for another hour and we had to catch a train back to our hotel so my fiancé and I had to leave without finishing our tour or eating like we paid for.

  • 09-Oct-2022

    The bus tour covered the major sites including a stop with decent amount of time outside Buckingham Palace. Our guide was informed and patient (herding cats). The boat tour was entertaining. Well done.

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