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Get to know London’s royal history on this walking tour and River Thames sightseeing boat tour. See the Tower of London’s opening ceremony and Crown Jewels with special early access to avoid the crowds. Visit Buckingham Palace, see the Changing of the Guard, and learn about the British Royal Family from your guide.
- You’ll have 2 starting optionsSee Important Information for details
- 1Tower of LondonStop: 20 minutes - Admission includedSee details
- 2Buckingham PalaceStop: 10 minutesSee details
- 3Changing of the GuardStop: 20 minutesSee details
- 4Houses of ParliamentStop: 10 minutesSee details
- 5Horse Guards Parade at WhitehallStop: 20 minutesSee details
- 6Thames RiverStop: 10 minutesSee details
- You'll end atSee Important Information for details
- Guided walking tour of London’s royal sights and River Thames cruise
- Early access to the Tower of London to avoid waiting in line
- Visit Buckingham Palace and see the Changing of the Guard
- See sights like Big Ben and the London Eye with insightful commentary
What to Expect
Make your own way to t he Tower of London and meet your guide at to use your early access ticket to enter. As one of the first inside, you’ll see the opening ceremony preformed by Beefeater guards, and then have time to explore the Tower on your own. See the Crown Jewels, the East Wall Walk, the Medieval Palace, or whatever suits your interests, then meet your guide back outside at a prearranged time, to continue on to the pier for your sightseeing tour on the River Thames. Climb aboard and see the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral and other sights along the banks of the Thames as you float into central London and arrive at Embankment Pier. From here, walk with your guide to Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard, before concluding the tour at the Palace. (Alternate arrangements will be made in cases of rain).
1 Tower Hill Terrace, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4EE, UK Duke of York Column, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AJ, UK
35 Tower Hill, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4DR, UK Spur Road, Spur Rd, London SW1A 1AA, UK
- Professional guide
- Boat cruise on the Thames River
- Headsets, when needed
- VIP Early Access to Tower of London including opening ceremony
- Entry/Admission - Tower of London
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Please note: Seeing the Changing of the Guard is weather dependent and on occasional Sundays may be rescheduled to early morning, this will then be replaced with an extended walking tour
- Unable to accommodate strollers and baby carriages
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This is definitely a can't miss tour. We learned a lot and got to see everything without dealing with tons of crowds. Highly recommend!!
Date of experience: August 2019
We had a great time saw and learned a lot about British history delivered with a touch of humor. Marnie got our group to just the right spot upfront to see the changing of the Guard so we had no issue with the crowds which gathered after we arrived. Thanks for a great morning!
Date of experience: December 2019
Our tour guide Nathan was wonderful. We packed so much information and learning into such a small amount of time, I am shocked. I’ve been to London six times before and I learned lots of new things on this tour. Getting to see the opening of the gates ceremony at the Tower of…
Date of experience: December 2019
Our guide Nathan was wonderful and had a great grasp of exactly where to be when. His knowledge of all things royal London was only surpassed by his knowledge of world war 2. He moved us along a quick pace to cover an amazing amount of territory; all fascinating. A really good…
Date of experience: November 2019
Nathan our Tour Guide was amazing, both his knowledge and enthusiasm for the history of London is second to none. The early access to the Tower of London is extremely special. We thoroughly enjoyed our day.
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