Shared Tour: Welcome to London 7:45AM
Following our coach drive past some of London's most famous landmarks we will visit St. Paul's Cathedral as their doors open. We will explore the masterpiece designed by Wren in 1673 with a professional guide, taking time to listen to the 1695 organ that Mendelssohn once played and visit the tombs of Nelson and Wellington. On Sundays when there is restricted viewing at the Cathedral, there will be an opportunity to enter and enjoy one of the services. If, on a rare occasion, St. Paul's Cathedral is closed, you will have an extended panoramic tour of London instead.
Changing The Guard
Departing the cathedral there will be a photo stop outside Westminster Abbey before we head to The Mall to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony as one of the Queens Household Regiments march from St. James Palace to Buckingham Palace dressed in their world famous tunics and busbies. If the Changing of the Guard is not taking place you will still see Buckingham Palace.
Next there will be free time for lunch; your guide will be happy to recommend places to eat (food/drink not included).
Tower of London
The afternoon part of the tour includes a visit to the Tower of London. Your guide will give you insights into the history of this Royal Palace and fortress built in 1066 by William the Conqueror. There will be time to view the Crown Jewels and the White Tower, as well as, wander around.
To finish the tour we take a short cruise on the River Thames as we enjoy excellent views of St. Paul's Cathedral, The Shard, Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and Shakespeare’s Globe,
This tour is provided on a reserved basis prior to departure. Passengers must contact the local sightseeing company upon arrival to reconfirm their tour.
Approximately 8 hours
Victoria Coach Station
Southbank Pier (near the London Eye) or Harrods
7:45 am; Summer: Daily; Nov-Dec and Mar: Daily except Tuesdays and Thursdays; Jan-Feb: Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays only. 2021 Update: Only operating on Saturdays until October 2021.
Maximum 50 people
Transportation to/from hotel, lunch, gratuity
Tour does not operate on January 1 and December 24, 25 & 26