Highlights / General details
TOWER OF LONDON - private tour away from the crowds: Following our coach drive past some of London's most famous landmarks including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament we arrive at the Tower of London where we are met on the middle drawbridge by our very own Yeoman Warder. Leading us into this world heritage site before it opens to the public our Beefeater will take us on a private guided tour explaining the history behind this fortress of imprisonment and torture. We are also the first group to see the Crown Jewels before enjoying some free time to explore on our own. Why not visit Traitors Gate, the armories or the Bloody Tower? And keep an eye out for the famous Ravens. Tradition has it that if the Ravens leave the Tower the monarch will fall!
CHANGING OF THE GUARD: Departing the Tower we head to The Mall to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony as one of the Queens Foot Guard Household Regiments march from St. James Palace to Buckingham Palace to military music dressed in their world famous tunics and busbies. (*If the Changing of the Guard is not taking place you will still see Buckingham Palace.)
THAMES RIVER BOAT TRIP & WESTMINSTER ABBEY: Next we take a boat trip on the River Thames as we enjoy excellent views of St. Paul's Cathedral and Shakespeare’s Globe and then take a break for lunch. (food/drink not included) After lunch we have a photo stop at Westminster Abbey.
ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL: We start the afternoon part of our tour with a visit to St Paul's Cathedral. This masterpiece was designed in 1673 by Sir Christopher Wren, our tour will include listening to the 1695 organ that Mendelssohn once played and visit the tombs of Nelson and Wellington. With your professional tour guide you can also test the unique acoustics of the Whispering Gallery, not usually visited by tour groups. On Sundays when viewing is restricted, there will be an opportunity to enter and enjoy one of the services.
LONDON EYE: Standing at an amazing 135 metres above the centre of London, the London Eye is the world’s highest observation wheel and offers magnificent panoramic views - on a clear day is possible to see as far as Windsor Castle! Tour will finish at London-Eye.
Private guided tour of the Tower of London with Yeoman Warder; Be the first group to visit the Crown Jewels; Further tour of the Tower by Yeoman Warder plus free time to explore; Panoramic drive seeing the icons of London; Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and the London Eye and much more; See Changing of the Guard - subject to availability; Boat trip - see St. Paul's Cathedral, the Globe Theatre and much more; Visit St. Paul's Cathedral with professional guide and fast entry ticket; Flight on the London Eye.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily (Apr-Oct), Daily except Tuesday & Thursday (Nov-Dec & Mar), Wednesday & Saturday-Sunday (Jan-Feb); Departs at 8:15am and Beginning April 1, 2016 at 7:45am.
Approximately 8 hours.
Tour departs from Victoria Coach Station Gate 15. Beginning April 1, 2016, tour departs from Coach Station 1.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
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