1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. Buckingham Palace

London by Bus and Boat & Entrance to Buckingham Palace

Product ID: 53223
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Climb aboard a vintage bus for a panoramic tour of London’s top attractions, and see the sights from the water on a private Thames River cruise. Skip the long lines to Buckingham Palace and explore the Queen’s official London residence at your own pace.
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Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 7:45 AM
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  • Explore the historic center of London by vintage bus
  • Skip the long lines to Buckingham Palace
  • Cruise down the River Thames by boat
  • Watch the pageantry of the Changing of the Guard ceremony
  • See the official residence of the UK Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street
  • Discover the sumptuous state rooms and banqueting halls of the Queen's London home
Full description
Discover the landmarks of London on a combined bus and boat tour, and then skip the long lines to enter the Queen’s official London residence at Buckingham Palace.

The 1st part of your combo tour is by vintage double-decker bus. Enjoy panoramic views of London landmarks in the historic center, such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Tower of London. Marvel at the dome of Sir Christopher Wren’s iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Then swap land for water and sail along the River Thames on a private cruise past Shakespeare’s Globe theater, the bombastic HMS Belfast battleship, the soaring pyramid skyscraper of The Shard, and much more.

Back on dry land, re-join the bus and transfer to Buckingham Palace. Arrive in time to experience the pageantry of the Changing of the Guard ceremony. See the Queen’s soldiers dressed in their scarlet tunics and busbies as they march to a military band.

Enter Buckingham Palace in the afternoon for a self-guided tour of the lavish state rooms and apartments.
  • Admission to Buckingham Palace with audio guide
  • Sightseeing tour by vintage bus
  • Private cruise on the River Thames
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at Gate 19 - 20, Victoria Coach Station, London

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• On arrival at Buckingham Palace, you and your belongings will be subject to airport-style security checks. Please try to bring as little as possible with you as it will help you get through security screening faster
• Please note that the tour inside Buckingham Palace is not guided (audio guide is available for Buckingham Palace tour only)
• Please note that this is an open top bus tour so please be prepared for the possibility of rain
• On rare occasions the open top bus may be changed to a closed top bus

From US$ 78.61 per person

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Product ID: 53223