Full Day London Sightseeing Tour w/ Tower of London, Thames River Cruise, and English Tea
Product Code: 3010-50407
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Visit the Tower of London
  • • On our custom-tailored, early-morning tour you will be among the first to view the crown jewels
  • • Enjoy a scenic river cruise up the Thames
  • • Go on a guided walking tour through the Horse Guards to St. James's Palace and Buckingham Palace
  • • Watch the Changing of the Guard
  • • End the perfect afternoon with a spot of traditional English tea
Tour Code
3010-50407
Duration
9 hours
Departure City
London
End City
London
Tour Type:
Walking
Language:
English
Itinerary
Day 01
London

London

A cosmopolitan city at the crossroads of history, London has much to offer both seasoned travelers and first-time visitors. But seeing the best of what this bustling metropolis has to offer can be daunting for visitors that attempt to go it alone. That's why we have designed a tour to get the most out of a single day while still allowing you ample time to take in all the sights and sounds of London.

See the best that London has to offer in one day! We'll begin at the Tower of London, home of the Yeoman Warders, former prison and execution site of three ill-fated queens. Our early morning arrival means you will be among the first to see the spectacular crown jewels, which have called the Tower of London their home for the last 600 years. These magnificent orbs, swords, rings, and of course, crowns and sceptres are the official regalia and vestments used by the Sovereign of the United Kingdom during the coronation ceremony and other events. We'll also visit the White Tower, where Richard III allegedly held and murdered his nephews as part of a scheme to usurp the throne from their father, Edward IV.

Then we'll change tack and go on a relaxing cruise up the Thames. Enjoy the ride as your guide points out all the major landmarks. We'll get off at the Embankment and take a short walk to see the Changing of the Guard, which takes place either at Buckingham Palace or Horse Guards Parade, depending on the day of the week. Your guide will make sure you are in a prime position to see this hugely popular and very crowded event, while filling you in on the history and pageantry behind the changing of the Queen's foot guards with their red tunics and unmistakable bearskin hats. Please keep in mind that the weather often dictates the schedule for the Changing of the Guard, which does not take place in the rain. The morning portion of our tour will end at Buckingham Palace, the residence of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. See the famous balcony where the royal family appears during major events!

We'll regroup after lunch break and continue our tour of the city's most iconic buildings and monuments, beginning at Trafalgar Square, home of the National Gallery and Nelson's Column, followed by Whitehall, lined with the departments and ministries of Her Majesty's Government, including the old Palace of Whitehall. It is from this building that King Charles II stepped out onto the scaffolding to be executed in 1649. You will also see the Horse Guards in their plumed silver helmets.

We'll take a stroll on Downing Street before arriving at Parliament Square, where you will be treated to spectacular views of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. After learning about the Palace of Westminster, home of the British Parliament, it's on to Westminster Abbey, site of royal coronations and weddings, including the recent wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011.

We'll wind down with a traditional and sumptuous English tea. Enjoy scones with jam and Devonshire cream, a selection of sandwiches and cakes, and of course, a pot of fresh tea, all served on fine china in the opulent interior of a luxury hotel - a lovely way to end a splendid day.

Tips:
The tour service concludes at St. Ermin's Hotel.
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Time Region Location Full Address
8:15AM London Tower of London (ticket office) London EC3N 4AB, United Kingdom
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Tower of London admission fees
  • Thames river cruise
  • Guided walking tour from the Embankment to Buckingham Palace
  • Changing of the Guard (weather permitting)
  • Guided tour of Whitehall and Westminster
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea at a luxury hotel
  • Highly-knowledgeable, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
  • Headsets when appropriate, so that you can always hear your guide

Package Excludes

  • Tips
  • Hotel pick-up, drop-off
  • Transfer between tours
  • Lunch
  • All personal expenses
Special Notes
  • It is the responsibility of all those joining the tour to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before scheduled departure time. Guests arriving late will not be accommodated; tickets for missed tours are not eligible for a refund.
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests in wheelchairs or those requiring special assistance. Strollers and baby carriages are not permitted on this tour.
  • Non-flash photography is permitted in the Tower of London.
  • Tourist attractions in London are among the most popular in the world. Skip-the-Line access and careful planning limit our exposure to crowds; some locations may be crowded during prime-time hours, however.
  • The weather in London is very unpredictable. Please bring adequate rain gear.
  • The local operator reserves the right to refuse participation on its tours to any guest under the influence of drugs or alcohol or to any guest whose behavior is disorderly, or poses a threat to other guests or staff.
  • In the event of rainy weather, the Changing of the Guard and will be replaced by an extended walking tour. This also applies to those Sundays when the Changing of the Guard is moved to an early morning time slot.
  • We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes as this tour involves a fair amount of walking.
  • We will do our best to be punctual and follow the itinerary. Unforeseen circumstances and other issues beyond our control do compel us to make last-minute changes on rare occasions.
  • Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 15 and older
* Child: 6-14 years of age
* Children 5 years of age and below join the tour for free; no reservation needed.
* Tour prices are based on GBP and are converted into USD. Prices will change day to day, due to the currency exchange rates. Tours booked and paid for will be charged at the current rate at which the tour price is shown. We will not refund any price differences, should prices drop for the tour. Tours will be subject to Cancellation Fees, should any changes be made for a reservation.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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What admission ticket does this tour include? Does it actually tour inside London Tower, Westminster Abbey? 04/20/2017 21:08:02
Tours4Fun 04/20/2017 22:12:51

Dear Kevin,

The pricing includes:
Admission to the Tower of London
Boat cruise on the River Thames
Guided walking tour from the Embankment to Buckingham Palace
Changing of the Guard (weather permitting)
Guided tour of Whitehall and Westminster
Traditional Afternoon Tea at a luxury hotel
Highly-knowledgeable, English-speaking tour guide
Small groups of 25 people or fewer
Headsets when appropriate, so that you can always hear your guide

http://www.tours4fun.com/full-day-trip-in-tower-of-london-changing-of-the-guard-english-tea.html#pricing

You will only be able to view and take picture outside the Westminister Abbey but will be able to tour inside the Tower of London.

To place your order for a reservation online, simply select your desired tour start date and the number of rooms you need/ travelers you are booking for on the upper right section of the tour information page, then click on "BOOK NOW".

Thank you for your inquiry. Please reply to this email or call us at 1-866-933-7368 (US&Canada), 1-626-389-8668 (International) (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) if you have further questions.

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Cristal
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Hi, is there a bus ride for this tour between attractions? If so, is the bus ride included in the price? Thanks. 02/01/2017 06:27:36
Tours4Fun 02/01/2017 15:04:03

Dear Weili Chen,

Thank you for choosing Tours4fun.

Please note that this tour involves a fair amount of walking. This will be a combination of sightseeing Tours and a relaxing cruise.

Kindly refer to the package includes of this tour:

Admission to the Tower of London
Boat cruise on the River Thames
Guided walking tour from the Embankment to Buckingham Palace
Changing of the Guard (weather permitting)
Guided tour of Whitehall and Westminster
Traditional Afternoon Tea at a luxury hotel
Highly-knowledgeable, English-speaking tour guide
Small groups of 25 people or fewer
Headsets when appropriate, so that you can always hear your guide

To place your order for a reservation online, simply select your desired tour start date and the number of rooms you need/ travelers you are booking for on the upper right section of the tour information page, then click on "BOOK NOW".

Best Regards,
Katherine
Customer Service Rep

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