Explore the fascinating history of the English monarchy on a 4-hour morning tour of Royal London. Start with a drive by coach past the Houses of Parliament. Then, take a guided tour of the Tower of London. End with a private cruise along the River Thames!
What to Expect
See the highlights of Royal London in a morning on a combined coach, foot and river tour. Start with a drive through central London, departing from Victoria near Buckingham Palace. Travel through the very heart of London, admiring key landmarks such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and London Eye.
Continue along the Embankment, with views of the River Thames en route to the Tower of London. Here, you will enjoy an exclusive tour of the tower by one of the famous Beefeaters before it opens to the public.
Hear tales of imprisonment and torture, and marvel at the Crown Jewels, before some free time to explore on our own. Go to the famous waterside Traitors Gate, or visit the Bloody Tower where the royal princes were rumored to have been murdered in the 15th century. Keep an eye out for the tower’s ravens. Tradition has it that if they leave the Tower, the Monarch will fall!
Next, go to The Mall to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony, and admire the pageantry of the Queen’s Foot Guard Household Regiments marching to military music from St. James Palace to Buckingham Palace.
End with a private cruise along the River Thames, admiring some of London’s most famous landmarks from the water.
- Guided tour of the Tower of London
- Private river cruise
Coaches depart from Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP (Gate 15 for departures at 08:15 & Gate 1 for departures at 07:45)
What to Remember
• If the Changing of the Guards ceremony does not take place on the date of your tour, you will still go to Buckingham Palace