Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise With Optional London Eye

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Whether it's your first or fifth time in London, traveling around on a vintage Routemaster bus is the perfect way to get a comprehensive view of the city. This fully guided tour includes a Thames River Cruise, and is the ideal orientation if you're new to London, and return visitors will discover new facts and hear new stories from the professional live commentary aboard the London double-decker bus tour. Pass famous sights such as St Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London.

Red double-decker Routemaster buses are a much-loved London icon, and the only way to tour London.
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Other famous London landmarks you'll see include Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.

Next, you'll jump onboard a Thames River Cruise to see all of the famous London landmarks and bridges from a different perspective. The cruise passes Shakespeare’s Globe, Cleopatra’s Needle and London Bridge before you arrive at Westminster pier to rejoin the bus and head for Buckingham Palace.

Watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony as the soldiers, dressed in their fabulous tunics and busbies, march to military music. If the guard change is not taking place, you will stop for photos of the Horseguards.

Add one of the following attractions for a comprehensive introduction to the city of London:

Top London Attractions:
Enjoy fast, hassle-free entry to the London Eye or Tower of London. Pre-booked and pre-paid tickets ensure speedy access to London’s top attractions.

Stonehenge Shuttle:
Combine the tour with an afternoon visit to Stonehenge. After the morning tour of London, you'll be dropped off at Victoria Coach Station ready to depart on the roundtrip shuttle bus (5 hours) to Stonehenge at 12:30pm. Designed to give you a fast, hassle-free independent trip to Stonehenge, collect your entrance tickets (included in the tour price!) and free audio-guide before exploring at your own pace.
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Inclusions for Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise With Optional London Eye

  • Local guide
  • Vintage City Tour of London
  • Thames River cruise
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Exclusions for Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise With Optional London Eye

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

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

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

Please note: Audio guide in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish language will be available only until the 31st of October 2017 

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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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249 reviews by the users

  • Voucher to the London Eye required long lines.

  • Our tour guide Sinead was very informative and helpful we enjoyed this tour. Loved West Minister Abby and her showing us the little hideaways. We didn't like the meeting place at Victoria Station very crowded, dirty, and confusing.

  • The number of the gate at the Victoria coach station was wrong on our paperwork. We were running around worried that we may miss the tour we were looking so much forward. Thankfully the bus came about 30 min later due to the heavy city traffic and our tour guide Adam said he will make sure we don't miss anything. Everything started okey. We started our sight seeing on the lower part of the double -decker bus, Adam joined the bigger crowd on the top of the bus. The audio reception wasn't that great, had really hard to concentrate to understand. After about 30-45 min of very informative explanation of the surrounding we stopped for a closer look at the St. Paul cathedral disappointed that we couldn't take a look Inside of the church. Adam showed us around the cathedral and gave us couple of minutes to take some pictures. Since we were done talking pictures my husband and I decided to return to our bus, not realizing that that the bus may pick us up at the different location. That was very unfortunate, because we never found the bus or our group when we returned and had to take taxi back to the hotel. We were disappointed that they were not trying to wait or look for us, since we just walked around the corner and after not seeing the bus hurried right back, couldn't be more than 3-5 minutes. We never made to the Thames, Tower or the Palace and lost the rain coat on the bus. The sad part is that we only had few hours to see London since we were leaving early morning on a cruise and that was probably the only time in our lifetime being able to visit London from USA.

  • This is the way to see as much of London as possible in a short amount of time. We LOVED our Vintage Bus Tour. Our tour guide, Richard was passionate and knew so much about London's rich history that we came away feeling like experts. It was a great way to get an idea of which sites we wanted to come back and spend more time at. The bus was so charming and we lucked out with wonderful, clear blue skies. Sit on the open top and take in the wonders. You'll spend so much time craning your neck at the sky scrapers and marvelous, old architecture that you'll have a stiff neck but its oh so worth it. The cruise along the Thames is beautiful and exciting. This tour really is the best bang for your buck for the true London Experience.

  • Ticked all the boxes. Terrific guide

  • Tour guide was fab. Only traumatic thing was that they drove off without me while I was getting a sandwich during a break. Had the run after them and dropped me sandwich. Sad. Apparently the staff can't even count.

  • Great sightseeing tour if you only have a limited time. Seeing London from the water was great. Our tour guide John was amazing. Informative and very funny

  • This tour was amazing!

  • What a great way to see London and have a cruise along the Thames. I would recommend that you do not take the optional London Eye along with this tour. A voucher is given for the Eye which means you have to stand in voucher line and then Eye line. It took 4 hours in line before we got on the Eye.

  • This tour is an absolute must! My family enjoyed it thoroughly and our guide, Richard, was fantastic. If you want to absorb London in 3 hours, this is the way to do it. The bus was epic vintage and the luxurious boat ride was just fantastic. I'd give this 10 stars if it were an option. DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR.

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