Vintage Double Decker Bus Tour & Thames River Cruise

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Highlights:

Discover London on board a classic Routemaster vintage double decker bus

Cruise down the River Thames

See the Changing of the Guard

Go to Westminster Abbey

Listen to the chimes of Big Ben and see the Houses of Parliament

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  • Vintage Double Decker Bus Tour & Thames River Cruise

    Live guide: English, Audio Guide/Headphones: Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Russian

    Duration: 3.5 hours

    Starts at meeting point, pick-up at hotel possible ( More details, Show on map)

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Overview:

Enjoy a panoramic tour of London on a double decker vintage bus, and watch the Changing of the Guards. See Big Ben, the London Eye, and Westminster Abbey. Then cruise down the Thames River, past Shakespeare's Globe, London Bridge, and more.

Description:

See the highlights of London via 2 classic modes of transport on this half-day adventure. First, you will enjoy great views of Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye, as you meander through the historic streets on board a vintage double decker bus.

Continue to see St. Paul’s Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren’s architectural masterpiece, where Admirals Nelson and Wellington are buried, and Princess Diana and Prince Charles got married. Continue to the Tower of London, built nearly 1,000 years ago during the reign of William the Conqueror.

Home to the Crown Jewels, the Tower is protected by the famous Beefeaters, and the imposing palace has been used as a fortress and a prison throughout its history. Your guide will take you to Traitors Gate, where prisoners entered the Tower for the last time.

Next, take a leisurely cruise along the River Thames, passing Shakespeare’s Globe, Cleopatra’s Needle, and London Bridge, before arriving at Westminster Pier. Rejoin the bus and head for Buckingham Palace. Make your way to the perfect spot to watch the world famous Changing of the Guard ceremony as the soldiers, dressed in their fabulous tunics and busbies, march to military music.

What's Included:

• Double-decker Routemaster tour
• Multilingual commentary in 10 languages
• Thames River cruise
• Changing of the Guard

What's Not Included:

• Gratuities

Good to Know:

Please note that from the 1st of April, the afternoon tour will start from Victoria Coach Station Gate 2 at 13:00.

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  • Rating: 1 “very disorganised, poorly run tour with not much seen.”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Gravesend, United Kingdom on August 8, 2014 The tour was very poorly organised, with no guidance at the Victoria coach station meeting point. We were delayed leaving the station by almost 15 minutes, and we were barely on the bus before we were told to get off the bus with no explanation as to why. Our guide did not divulge any information as to the steps of the tour, and what he did say on the bus speakers was difficult to hear at best, when we were walking he would take off without any assistance as to where we were going and we spent a lot of time hoping we were following the right man. we had perhaps 6-8 locations pointed out to us in the whole time on the bus, no interesting facts at any point. The river cruise was also lacking information and we might as well have done a self guided walk along the river with a book as there was no information about the places we were passing as we went. and the return bus journey showed not a single new location. overall for myself and my parents a waste of 85 pounds. get a different tour!


  • Rating: 4 “Interesting sightseen trip around London landmarks”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from CIVIDALE DEL FRIULI, Italy on June 3, 2014 Interesting sightseen trip around London landmarks on board a fantastic red double decker routemaster! The guide had a good knowledge and was never boring.
    Our 38 people group enjoyed it.


  • Rating: 4 “Great tour”

    Reviewed by Claudia from Guatemala, Guatemala on March 31, 2014 The only thing that I would suggest is adding the times for the change of guard on the website.


  • Rating: 4 “Bus tour fine but river trip disapointing as limited open air seating”

    Reviewed by John from Moraira/Teulada, Spain on August 21, 2013 overall very good


  • Rating: 1 “doesn't get more boring than this”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from buchholz, Germany on July 2, 2013 we were supposed to spend 4 hours sightseeing, and we spent 2 hours of it waiting at various stops: Harrod's, Victoria Station, we were 10 minutes away from Buckingham Palace and waited because of the boat tour, which was just normal transport with 2 stops, without any additional information provided. This definitely wasn't worth the money, we didn't get picked up from the hotel (although we were supposed to), and we looked for the stops since there were only 2 places included for the entirety of London!


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75 customer reviews


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  • “Great way of seeing the London highlights with fantastic tour guide.”

    “The tour guide was excellent, especially during the changing of the guard.”

    RODRIGA from SLOUGH, United Kingdom

  • “Highly recommended”

    “A highly recommended city tour of London, to get a “small overview” of the city.”

    Andreas from Horn, Austria

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