London in One Day Sightseeing Tour Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard with Optional London Eye Upgrade
See London on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city, led by a guide. Hear the history of top London attractions like Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, and a guided tour of St Paul’s Cathedral. After the sightseeing tour, watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace and tour the Tower of London. As a bonus, this experience also includes a one-way River Thames sightseeing cruise, which can be used on the day or another time. Upgrade to include a Standard London Eye ticket, after the tour.
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What's included :
- Expert guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Thames River cruise
- London Eye standard ticket at 6pm (if option selected)
- Entry to Tower of London (if option selected)
- Entry to St Paul's Cathedral (if option selected)
- Personal Audio Headset
- Entry/Admission - St. Paul's Cathedral
- Entry/Admission - Tower of London
- Entry/Admission - Thames River
What's excluded :
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England
Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.
Pass By: Big Ben, Parliament Sqaure Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA England
Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower.
Pass By: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England
Parliament is made up of the House of Commons and House of Lords. It is responsible for making laws, deciding taxes and scrutinising the Government.
Stop At: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England
Changing of the Guard
Elite soldiers from the military have been guarding English Kings and Queens since 1660. Known as the 'Household Division', these regiments are so devoted to their duty that they will famously not acknowledge, nor allow themselves to be distracted by the public. During the ceremony, immaculately turned out guards are accompanied by marching bands playing a rousing mix of military and contemporary music in a display of the sort of pomp and military ceremony that has made the British military famous around the world.
Duration: 45 minutes
Pass By: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England
Trafalgar Square is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. Its name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars with France and Spain that took place on 21 October 1805 off the coast of Cape Trafalgar.
Stop At: St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England
Designed by the prolific British architect, Sir Christopher Wren, and taking 35 years to build, St Paul's Cathedral is an iconic symbol of London. One of the largest churches in the world, its dome is an incredible 366ft high and, inside the Whispering Gallery, it is said that a gentle whisper can be heard on the other side of the dome almost 112ft away. Explore the history behind this famous Cathedral and see the tomb of Lord Horatio Nelson, one of Britain's most revered icons.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Mansion House of City of London, Walbrook, London EC4N 8BH England
Mansion House is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. It is a Grade I listed building. It is used for some of the City of London's official functions, including two annual white tie dinners.
Stop At: Tower of London, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB England
A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, the history of 'The Tower' has been intertwined with the history of England for almost a thousand years. Originally built by William The Conqueror in 1066, it has served a number of functions during its long history, including a prison, luxury palace for royalty and even a zoo. The priceless crown jewels are also held within the castle walls, along with the largest collection of medieval armour and weaponry in the country. See all of this and hear more about the tower's bloody history on a comprehansive tour with an expert guide.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Thames River, London England
From the Tower of London, hop aboard a Thames River Cruise to Westminster Pier to enjoy London from a different viewpoint. If you prefer, you can take the cruise any day before 31 March 2020.
Duration: 35 minutes
Departure Point :Victoria Coach Station, Belgravia, London SW1W 9RH, UK
Departure Time :9:00 AM
Return Detail :1: Tower of London, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, UK
2: Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A 2JH, UK
3: lastminute.com London Eye, Riverside Building, County Hall, South Bank, London SE1 7PB, UK
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please note: St Paul’s Cathedral is closed to the public on Sundays and special events or services. We will stop for photographs at St Paul's Cathedral and spend longer at Tower of London instead
- Occasionally there may not be a Changing of the Guard. On these occasions you will visit Horse Guards Parade, built on the site of the jousting yard of the old Whitehall Palace
- You can choose to take the river cruise on another day and finish the tour at the Tower of London instead of Westminster Pier. The London Eye is a Standard Experience booked at a 6pm time-slot for guaranteed entry (if option selected)
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Please note there is currently no guiding permitted in the Tower and the Changing of the Guard is not currently operating. Face coverings must be worn inside St. Paul’s from 8th August.
- There will be no Changing of the Guard until further notice
- Please note that London Eye will be closed for annual maintenance between 11th and 22nd January 2021 inclusive (if you selected this option).
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- Limited vehicle capacity empty seats left next to single travellers & odd numbered groups/ Travelers required to bring face coverings spare masks will be available/ Personal audio headsets provided to maintain distancing/ Inclusions vetted to ensure they adhere to safety measures/ E-tickets only no paper tickets/ Staff newly trained in safety measures
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.