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London Day Tour Including London Eye

  • Maximize your time in London with an itinerary packed with top attractions 
  • See the Changing of the Guard and the Crown Jewels
  • Spectacular London views: London Eye and a Thames River cruise 
London Day Tour Including London Eye
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London Day Tour Including London Eye
If you only have one day to discover London, this tour squeezes in as many top sights and must-do experiences as possible. Visit Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tower of London; watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace; take a ride on the London Eye; and enjoy a Thames River sightseeing cruise.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central London and hop aboard an air-conditioned coach for a panoramic tour of the city. As you drive around central London’s sights, listen as your guide points out famous landmarks. Make a photo stop at Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married.

Next, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, the magnificent domed landmark that stands watch over the City of London district. Admire the work of legendary architect Sir Christopher Wren, before heading inside to explore the historic church and its impressive stained-glass windows.

Continue to one of the most iconic buildings in England—Buckingham Palace—and arrive in time to watch the unforgettable Changing of the Guard ceremony, one of London’s most beloved royal traditions. Don’t forget your camera, as it’s a rare chance to see the guards and marching bands in all their finery.

After tucking into a packed lunch, visit the Tower of London, and enjoy an extended visit, including a guided tour led by a Beefeater (Yeoman Warder) guide and free time. Learn how the Tower has served as a palace, a royal mint, a prison, and even a zoo throughout its long history; take a peek at the priceless Crown Jewels and hear fascinating tales of the Tower’s long history.

Afterward, head to the River Thames to board a sightseeing boat and set sail. During a scenic river cruise, admire views of London from the water and spot landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and Tower Bridge.

Back on solid ground, the final event of the day is sure to be a highlight: a ride on the London Eye. It’s the perfect end to a perfect day, gazing out over the London skyline and enjoying views that stretch as far as Windsor Castle on a clear day.

Your tour ends by the London Eye around 6pm, leaving you in the ideal location for a dinner date at one of the city’s riverside restaurants (not included).
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Great tour with Tish!

We did the London Day tour with Tish and it was a great day spent. We weren’t aware it was a bilingual tour, but it turned out to be a pleasant surprise because Tish ran the tour beautifully. She was very easy to understand and...More

1  Thank amandak_1310
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great Tour, Lots of Sites Covered

The tour was very full and the tour guide, Greta, was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Great way to get a feeling of the city and gain exposure to the sites.

2  Thank 64,352,341
Reviewed 1 week ago
London disaster tour ! Try elsewhere or be prepared......

Bought tickets from official Golden tours rep. who made all sorts of promises which did not materialise.Driver knew nothing.Route NOT as shown.Promised live commentary did not exist.Recorded commentary woeful - cut off all important words so totally inadequate.We bought overpriced tickets for the continuous Blue...More

Thank mikeejd2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour and tour guide!

This is for the Total London Experience & Coca-Cola London Eye tour package. Our tour guide Mark really made this a fun trip. One of the best parts about it was the diversion he took us on when the Changing of the Guard ceremony was...More

Thank buckwyld43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London Essentials Day Tour - May 2018

I did the “London Essentials Day Tour” Upgrade option and found it average for the price (99 pounds) and on the whole I would recommend it only if you have a limited time in London. Otherwise you can do free walking tours of London (most...More

Thank WorldTravla7
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Response from chinuu000 | Reviewed this property |
The guide spoke English. But they have audio system installed at every seat which have various language option. You can select your preferred language and listen it through ear plugs which were provided in the bus.
3 July 2018|
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Response from Ern49 | Reviewed this property |
It may depend on the tour guide. I read other respondents said no, but our guide talked to someone so we jumped the line to buy the tickets and then entered a VERY short line and were on in minutes as opposed to others who... More
30 April 2018|
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Response from Anupriyarvind | Reviewed this property |
It begins at 7:30 am in the morning and ends at 5:00 pm at the London Eye peer. I'm not sure how long it takes if you wish to see the Eye on the same evening after the day tour is over. I guess it takes an hour or so. At the... More
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