London Duck Tours

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Highlights:

Ride through London in a WWII 'Duck' truck

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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    Live guide: English

    Duration: 75 minutes

    Starts at Meeting Point ( More details, Show on map)

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Overview:

Take to the streets of London on the quirky yellow Duck truck and see the capital's most famous sites, including Houses of Parliament and Downing Street. The Duck then transforms into a boat, taking you off on a 30-minute adventure down the River Thames!

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Experience the many faces of London – the grand architecture, royalty, parliament, and pageantry – from an amphibious WWII Duck truck! 

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 will drive past the following Palaces; Buckingham, Lambeth, and St. James's.

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 all 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 30-minute voyage hearing about London and its famous sights.

What's Included:

• 45-minute road tour on the Duck truck
• 30-minute river cruise on the amphibious Duck truck

Good to Know:

• The following sightseeing tours will have a tour/route switch: November 9th and 11th. The alternative tour features some of the most iconic landmarks, such as 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 dependent 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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  • Rating: 5 “super”

    Reviewed by Jean-paul from chilly-mazarin, France on August 31, 2014 9


  • Rating: 2 “Tour guides - good, Ducks going through London traffic - Not Good”

    Reviewed by Alex from Austin, United States on August 8, 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.


  • Rating: 5 “Land tour was great fun with informative and entertaining commentary.”

    Reviewed by Deborah from Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom on June 2, 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.


  • Rating: 4 “Great”

    Reviewed by Ronald from rozenburg, Netherlands on December 1, 2013 The tour was really fun, the guide told a lot about the tourist things we saw on the way.


  • Rating: 3 “Loved the entertaining ground tour”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom on November 27, 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.


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  • “BRILLIANT TRIP AND INFORMATIVE FUNNY TOUR GUIDE”

    “MY FRIENDS AND I ENJOYED TRIP IMMENSELY GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY”

    Valerie from Romford, Essex, United Kingdom

  • “Two thumbs up”

    “Great fun for the kids (and the adults)!”

    Ingo from Berlin, Germany

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