London Duck Tours
Ride through London in a WWII 'Duck' truck
Cruise the River Thames on a 60-minute round trip boat ride to Tower Bridge
See the capital's iconic sights like the Houses of Parliament
Admire Buckingham Palace and look out for the Queen
Watch the 'Duck' truck transform before your eyes into a boat
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Take to the streets of London on the quirky yellow Duck truck, and see the capital's most famous sites, including Buckingham Palace and Downing Street. The Duck then transforms into a boat and takes you off on a 60-minute adventure down the River Thames!
Start the sightseeing tour next to the London Eye. From here, hop on the mighty Duck, the kooky vehicle that’s a splash of fun among the capital’s black cabs and traditional red double-deckers.
Swing past the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and the Prime Minister’s home at number 10 Downing Street. Next stop in London is Trafalgar Square, with your guide providing action-packed commentary along the way. You'll even see Buckingham Palace and St James’s Palace.
Pass by the Tate Britain and continue on through Westminster. The Duck might look a little incongruous among the capital's most exclusive streets, famous hotels, and fancy stores, but that’s part of the Duck's charm.
The Duck is quite the British institution too. Invented in 1942, 21,000 of these real-life Duck transformers were used during D-Day to bring supplies from ships to Normandy's beaches. In fact, in 1944, Ducks brought 18 million tons of supplies ashore to France over 4 months, saving countless lives.
After all that sightseeing, it’s time to take the Duck off the road and into the River Thames! At a water ramp right next to the MI5 headquarters, the Duck truck will zoom into the muddy waters and become a boat in a dramatic river landing. Enjoy a 60-minute voyage to Tower Bridge and back, hearing about London and its famous sights including St Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge, HMS Belfast, Tate Modern, The Globe Theatre, the Shard, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge along the way.
• 45-minute road tour on the Duck truck
• 60-minute river cruise on the amphibious Duck truck
Good to Know:
• The following sightseeing tours will have a tour/route switch: November 10th and 11th. The alternative tour features some of the most iconic landmarks, such as St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and the Houses of Parliament.
• Refunds are not given if you miss your tour time, so please take some time in planning your trip to make sure you get to the Duck Stop in plenty of time.
•You have the choice of doing either the Road OR River first BUT please ensure that you arrive with enough time to take your Road Tour as these timings can not be amended.
• Bookings for London Duck Tours are non-refundable.
• Due to high demand for London Duck Tours, if the time slot you have chosen is not available, the supplier will book you into a new time slot within an hour or two of your original choice. Last tours are dependant on sunset, and operate every 30 minutes to 1-hour during normal operation, and every 15 minutes on weekends and peak periods such as public holidays.
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“Tour guides - good, Ducks going through London traffic - Not Good”
Reviewed by Alex from Austin, United States on August 8th, 2014 I was pretty disappointed with the tour. The tour guides did their jobs, but using the ducks to provide an enjoyable tour is difficult when you are traveling in London traffic. Obviously, they cannot stop at any landmarks they just have to move with traffic. So it was not so great seeing Buckingham Palace from the side as you are moving by. And if you wanted to take any pictures, it was pretty much out of the question. If you were fast enough and timed it right you might get a shot, but it would be obstructed by the canopy that covers the duck. When i read the reviews, the biggest complaint was that you had to change ducks before getting into the water. We did have to change, but that was probably a much smaller nuisance. All in all, the ducks really aren't conducive to a good tour if you want to take photos and admire the landmarks. My daughter and i needed to walk back to each landmark.
“Land tour was great fun with informative and entertaining commentary.”
Reviewed by Deborah from Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom on June 2nd, 2014 The Duck Tour was a Christmas gift to my husband and I and we had a great day out in London. The land tour was great fun with informative and entertaining commentary. We actually arrived a little early for our timed tour, but were offered seats on an earlier tour which was great. The office was easy to find to obtain our river trip vouchers and we enjoyed the river cruise at the beginning and end of our day. The only downside was not to be able to be on the river in the amphibious vehicle.
Reviewed by Ronald from rozenburg, Netherlands on December 1st, 2013 The tour was really fun, the guide told a lot about the tourist things we saw on the way.
“Loved the entertaining ground tour”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom on November 27th, 2013 Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and funny. The land tour was super.
Following the land tour we went on the river
We had to wait over 30 minutes for the boat and felt this could have been made clearer following the land tour.
“Interesting way to see the sights of London with excellant tour guide!”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Oxfordshire, United Kingdom on November 4th, 2013 We only did the land tour on this occasion but previously the package was very good. We were given a river cruise instead which was really good.
Reviewed by Simon from Wynn Vale, Australia on October 4th, 2013 A great experience for the kids and us. Would highly recomend this unusual but great way to view London and have a laugh with the guide.
“A great and fun way to see the city”
Reviewed by Peter from Bridgend, United Kingdom on October 4th, 2013 We had a fab time on the duck tour. Jack was our guide and he was very funny and informative. You see a lot of London on this trip and I was especially impressed at the friendliness of the crew. Highly recommended.
“Shame about not going into Thames but overall it was very good”
Reviewed by John from leicester, United Kingdom on October 2nd, 2013 Bit disappointed we did not get too do the water bit so can not give 5stars which l am sure l would have done if the road tour was anything to go by! We found the road tour amazing and the staff were excellent! We look forward to doing the full experience next time we are in London
“Great fun; relieved we went on 28th September, not the 29th!”
Reviewed by Sarah from Southwold, United Kingdom on September 30th, 2013 We had a great time. We were surprised that we were not instructed to wear our life-jackets on the river (we could have put them on when changing 'driver' at the water's edge & removed them once back on dry land), maybe after the accident on 29th, this may be changed.
Reviewed by Mark from Peterborough, United Kingdom on September 27th, 2013 I was joined by business colleagues from Nigeria, who thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
“Fun commentary but river trip was a bit disappointing”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Farnham, United Kingdom on September 26th, 2013 Everyone in our party enjoyed the experience. Personally I was disappointed with the river trip not exiting from a different point it all seemed a little futile going around in a small circle, but that's just my opinion!
“Great family fun and a super way to catch the London sites”
Reviewed by Claire from Leicestershire, United Kingdom on September 17th, 2013 Quirky and unique experience, my 2 boys really enjoyed it. Something different, if definately catches peoples attention as you are driving around London. Guide gave us some interesting information, not too heavy just historical facts and figures, but he made it interesting.
“worth it just for the road to river experience”
Reviewed by Paul from Harpenden, United Kingdom on September 17th, 2013 booking, checking in and staff were all very good. we expected to see alot of sights, however there was a couple of other events on in London and because of this there were some road closures and the trip was cut short , the guide kept everyone amused and he was very informative on points of interest and the history surrounding it.
“Very interesting and great fun!”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Maidstone, United Kingdom on September 16th, 2013 This was a great way to spend an hour and a half on a wet day in London. Our tour guide, Timothy, was very knowledgable and had a great sense on humour!
Reviewed by Marion from milton keynes, United Kingdom on September 11th, 2013 Guide on tour was very knowledgeable and amusing. Saw sights of London didn't know existed. Cruise on river Thames was excellent too. Would highly recommend this tour. Value for money too
Reviewed by Katie from Polegate, United Kingdom on September 9th, 2013 Was excellent from start to finish. Our guide Nick was brilliant. Very informative and very Funny! This was great for all ages, not just for children. Would definately recommend.
“Brilliant! Best London tour we have ever done, highly recommended”
Reviewed by Alison from Reading, United Kingdom on September 9th, 2013 Brilliant! Best London tour we have ever done, highly recommended. We got there earlier than our official booking time and they were able to put us on the next tour. Tour guide knew his stuff, and did enjoy the jokes, though guess not everyone appreciated the english humour! So relaxing seeing London from / in the Thames and really relaxing not having the hassel of getting round traffic. Could have easily stayed in the Thames to go further down the river, and maybe they could consider an extended tour - the extra cost would be worth it. Highlight of the weekend.
Reviewed by Beverley from eastbourne, United Kingdom on September 8th, 2013 Brilliant, thoroughly enjoyed it. Staff were friendly and commentator/guide was really unique.
“Absolutely Brilliant, Fantastic Must See Experience”
Reviewed by Daryl from Iver Heath, United Kingdom on September 8th, 2013 Brilliant tour of London by Road and River Thames in one 75 minute
Experience. Worth every penny!
“Must be done !!!”
Reviewed by Lynn from BANFF, United Kingdom on September 6th, 2013 A really different experience & fun, thanks to Greg & Craig :)!
“A novel experience, exciting for both children and adults”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from LONDON, United Kingdom on September 5th, 2013 I took four grandchildren from ages 5 - 20 yrs. Two small boys and two grown up girls. All enjoyed the trip but the 7-year old boy wanted more time spent in the Thames and perhaps he was a little young to take in all the history of the land tour.
I booked for 11 am, tickets came for 10.30am, and in the event we were offered 10.15am as we arrived early. I think the early tours are more difficult to fill and perhaps organisers are trying to push bookings to earlier times.
“Great trip around London and on the Thames.”
Reviewed by David from Plymouth, United Kingdom on September 5th, 2013 A wonderful organised trip with a knowledgeable guide who kept everyone entertained throughout the trip. All interesting locations were explained with a little history from the guide . Plenty of opportunities were given to take photographs during the trip. A full safety brief was given before we entered the river. Climbing aboard was made easy by having a set of steps at the rear of the DUKW.
Reviewed by Hugh from Inverness, United Kingdom on September 2nd, 2013 The trip was amazing. Crew were super. Guide who gave the commentary made you feel welcome. Loads of info an d great chances for photos.
“great. on time. Wonderful commentary with and lots of humour”
Reviewed by Paula from Stokeinteignhead, United Kingdom on September 1st, 2013 Had a great time. My granddaughters age 6 also thought it was great fun. Thanks for showing us where we could go for a wee. Really well organised. Loved the funny one liners.
“great trip,very funny but informative,highly recommend”
Reviewed by Stephen from Wiveliscombe, United Kingdom on September 1st, 2013 Great activity,Easy booking,only slight issue is that the time you book online may not be the one you get can be tricky if your on a schedule.
Reviewed by Emma from Langport, United Kingdom on September 1st, 2013 The London Duck Tour is Fantastic, the Tour is great for the young and the young at heart, worth every penny.
“A superb trip and the highlight of our day, thank you.”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Tumbridge Wealth, United States on August 31st, 2013 five star
“excellent tour guide and wonderful experience”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from DOVER, United Kingdom on August 29th, 2013 this tour was money well spent
Reviewed by Sarah from Southampton, United Kingdom on August 29th, 2013 Easy to book. Easy to find in London and lovely people at booking station. Great tour guide, Jamie, and driver Greg. Would recommend to anyone.
“Delightful and novel way to see some of London's landmarks.”
Reviewed by Elisabeth from Wokingham, United Kingdom on August 28th, 2013 A very enjoyable journey to sightsee in London and see some important from a different angle ie the River Thames. It was also fascinating to travel in one of the historic amphibian vehicles.The guide was great, very knowledgeable and very funny. We all enjoyed it very much especially the grandchildren one of which is four years old. Will certainly recommend the trip to friends and relatives. Thank you for a great trip!!
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