Enjoy a drive through London, and see the city’s main sights. Take a scenic private cruise on the River Thames and a private tour of the Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels. Watch the Changing of the Guard, tour St. Paul's Cathedral.
What to Expect
Take a sightseeing tour that shows you London's famous landmarks such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament before arriving at the Tower of London for a private tour, away from the crowds.
You’ll be met on the middle drawbridge at the Tower of London by a Yeoman Warder. Enter this World Heritage Site before it opens to the public, with the Beefeater taking you on a private guided tour. Listen to expert narration on the history behind this fortress of imprisonment and torture.
Enjoy a private viewing of the Crown Jewels and then take some time to explore the Tower on your own. See Traitors Gate, the armories, and the Bloody Tower.
The next stop on your full-day tour is The Mall to watch the Changing of the Guard, as one of the Queen’s Foot Guard Regiments marches from St. James’s Palace to Buckingham Palace, dressed in their world famous tunics and busbies. *
You’ll take a short private cruise on the River Thames and have excellent views of St. Paul's Cathedral and Shakespeare's Globe.
After free time for lunch, tour St. Paul's Cathedral, the 17th-century masterpiece designed by Christopher Wren. Listen to the sound of the 1695 organ that Mendelssohn once played and visit the tombs of Nelson and Wellington. Test the unique acoustics of the Whispering Gallery. On Sundays, when there is restricted viewing at the Cathedral, enter and observe one of the services.
You’ll finish your tour near South Bank, with the rest of the afternoon to browse and shop at your leisure.
*If the Changing of the Guard is not taking place you will still see Buckingham Palace.
- London hotel pick-up
- Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach
- Professional guide
- Private entry to the Tower of London
- Private Thames River cruise
- St. Paul's Cathedral tour
- Panoramic London tour
Tours depart from Victoria Coach station, Buckingham Palace Road (a 5-minute walk from Victoria Train station), from Gate 13-16 at 08:15 and from Gate 1 at 07:45.