Royal London Sightseeing Tour and Thames River Cruise

London, England (17)


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Tour Duration: 210 min

Royal London Sightseeing Tour and Thames River Cruise

This fantastic half-day tour provides the perfect introduction to London's major landmarks. See the best bits of London in only half a day and learn all about London's history with your Expert Tour Guide. Plus, watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace, an event steeped in tradition and ceremony. Enjoy a River Cruise after your guided tour and see the sights of London from a different angle.

What's included

Below are items that the provider has stated are included with Royal London Sightseeing Tour and Thames River Cruise at no additional cost

  • Live commentary
  • One way Thames River cruise ticket (approximately 40-45 minutes)
  • Superior Coach incl. Wifi & USB charging on board
  • Expert guide
  • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace or Horse Guards Parade
  • Panoramic tour of London

What's NOT included

Below are items that the tour provider of Royal London Sightseeing Tour and Thames River Cruise has stated that may cost an additional fee if desired.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Points Of Interest

  • minutes: Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the UK's sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.
  • minutes: 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.
  • minutes: A royal church in the centre of London offering daily services for all and a World Heritage Site with over a thousand years of history.
  • minutes: The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
  • minutes: 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.
  • 30 minutes: Changing the Guard – also known as Guard Mounting – is the iconic ceremony which is seen by millions of people each year at Buckingham Palace. If there is no changing of the Guard, we will instead see the Changing of the Horse Guards at Horse Guards Parade.
  • minutes: Parliament Square in Westminster is next to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. The square was created in the 1860s and contains statues of well known statesmen including Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and Nelson Mandela.
  • 40 minutes: At the end of our tour, make your way down to Westminster Pier and hop on the next available boat for a scenic cruise down the River Thames. Enjoy a unique view of London and its beautiful waterfront as you head from Westminster Pier to Tower Pier next to the formidable Tower of London.

Additional Information

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Thames River cruise is from Tower Pier to Westminster Pier or Westminster Pier to Tower Pier (open dated, can use tickets any time during stay in London)
  • Please note that there is no transfer included for the Thames River Cruise.
  • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace currently takes place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
  • If there is no Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace we see the Changing of the Guard at Horse Guards Parade instead
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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