1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. Tower of London

Tower of London: Early Access Tour with Opening Ceremony

Product ID: 200482
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See the Crown Jewels without the crowds and take a fully guided tour on this VIP visit to the Tower of London. Skip the line and enjoy early entrance. Watch the famous Opening Ceremony and be among the first into the Jewel House to see the Crown Jewels
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Duration: 165 minutes
Starting time 8:30 AM
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  • Be the first group to see the Crown Jewels without any crowds
  • Witness one of the oldest military ceremonies in the world
  • Take a fully guided tour of the Tower highlights
  • See the White Tower, the Bloody Tower, and the Torture Chamber
Full description
Start the tour with skip-the-line, early entrance into the Tower. Stand inside the Traitor's Gate with a small group of visitors and watch the ancient military ceremony that officially opens the tower every day. After a quick introduction from the Yeoman Warders who guard the palace, stroll straight into the Jewel House and be among the first people to see the Crown Jewels. There are no crowds, so after you guide tells you what to look out for, you can take your time and soak in one of the most dazzling collections of riches in the world.

Then take a full tour around the Tower of London. Start with the site where many royal heads were removed on the old execution block and learn the poignant stories behind the deaths of people like Anne Boleyn and Sir Walter Raleigh. Head up to the Bloody Tower to see where Sir Walter spent 13 years of his life and down into the basements where enemies of the crown were tortured in a dungeon that contains examples of actual medieval torture devices.

After a walk along the walls, which includes a peek inside the restored bedroom of Edward I (a must for medieval history enthusiasts), meet the Tower’s resident ravens and get an archers' eye view out over the old moat. Step into the castle keep, or White Tower, for a full tour of a wonderfully-preserved Norman castle. See swords, armor, and royal regalia so as you visit each room.
  • Opening ceremony
  • First entrance to the Crown Jewels
  • Full Tower of London tour with an expert guide in a group of 20 or fewer
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up / drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

This tour meets in front of the Tower of London shop, opposite the entrance to the Tower of London, 40 Lower Thames St, London EC3R 6DU, UK

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
Know before you go
• Unfortunately, guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs, or strollers cannot be accommodated on this tour
• Please note that for security reasons, bag searches will take place
• The tour will have a group size of 20 or fewer

From US$ 84.18 per person

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Product ID: 200482