Summary of The Day: After we see London's most famous landmarks including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament on a panoramic bus tour, we'll arrive at the Tower of London!
Here, we'll be met on the middle drawbridge by our very own Yeoman Warder. Leading us into this World Heritage Site before it opens to the public, our Beefeater will take us on a private guided tour explaining the history behind this fortress of imprisonment and torture. We also will be the first group to see the Crown Jewels before enjoying some free time to explore on our own. Why not visit Traitors Gate, the armories or the Bloody Tower? And keep an eye out for the famous Ravens. Tradition has it that if the Ravens leave the Tower the monarch will fall!
We'll depart the tower and head to The Mall to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony as one of the Queen's Household Regiments march from St. James Palace to Buckingham Palace dressed in their world famous tunics and busbies.
Next we'll take a short boat trip on the River Thames as we enjoy excellent views of St. Paul's Cathedral and Shakespeare's Globe and then take a break for lunch. After lunch, we'll make a photo stop at Westminster Abbey.
The afternoon part of the tour begins with a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral. 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. There will also be the chance to test the unique acoustics of the Whispering Gallery (not normally visited by other tour groups). On Sundays when there is restricted viewing at the cathedral, there will be an opportunity to enter and enjoy one of the services.
Finally, we'll enjoy a cream tea and scones served with strawberry jam and clotted cream at Park Plaza Westminster Hotel, plus a glass of Champagne!
The tour will depart from Victoria Coach Station Gate 1 at 7:45am, and will end in Central London at the Park Plaza Westminster (closest Underground station Waterloo).
* Adult: 17 and older
* Child: 3 to 16
* Children under 3 are free.
* 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.
Private tour of the Tower of London guided by Yeoman Warder
Changing of the Guard (subject to availability)
Short boat trip on the Thames
Fast-track entry to St. Paul's Cathedral (with the exception of Sunday departures)
Champagne tea and scones at Park Plaza Westminster Hotel
On rare occasions when the Park Plaza is not available in this case we will be using an alternative venue.
If the Changing of the Guard does not take place you will still have an opportunity to take photos outside of Buckingham Palace.
Please note on the dates St. Paul's Cathedral is closed, we will be visiting Household Cavalry Museum instead.
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