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Combo Tour: London City Tour & Thames River Cruise

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Key Highlights

  • Regale in the magnetic and eventful history of the Papacy and the Vatican with this private tour
  • Enjoy a scenic Thames River cruise from Westminster to the Tower of London
  • Witness the colourful ceremony of the Changing of the Guard at the Buckingham Palace
  • Enjoy this London sightseeing tour in a luxury coach covering the major attractions of the city
  • See Parliament Square, Westminster Abbey, Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace, the Royal Albert Hall and the Albert Memorial
  • Overview

    Enjoy a perfect introduction to London with this combo package that showcases the grand city at its finest. Be driven around the city and admire the iconic sites of London followed by a scenic cruise on River Thames.

    See the architecturally impressive Parliament Square and the gothic Westminster Abbey, where coronations and Royal weddings have taken place throughout British history as well as Kensington Palace, a Jacobean mansion on the edge of Hyde Park. You will also see Big Ben, arguably London’s most iconic site. See the Royal Albert Hall, where many of the world’s most prominent artists have performed and the Albert Memorial, commissioned by Queen Victoria after Prince Albert’s death in 1861.

    Witness the colourful spectacle of the ceremonial Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace, a much-anticipated event for all London tourists. Go on a lovely scenic cruise down the River Thames and admire the sight of London attractions from the water. This tour combo gives you the perfect opportunity to experience London from both land and water!

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    London tour: 3 hours
    River cruise: 30 minutes

    Start time

    The London tour starts at 8:45am The river cruise departs every 40 minutes from 10am to 7:20pm

    Meeting Point

    Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9TP

    Ending Point

    The London tour ends at Trafalgar Square.
    The river cruise ends at the Tower of London.

    Itinerary

    You can join your tour at the scheduled time at Victoria Coach Station or be picked up from your hotel (as per the option chosen).

    Morning London Tour:

    The tour begins with a panoramic drive around Parliament Square where you will be passing noted London landmarks and attractions like the magnificent Westminster Abbey, the coronation church of the British monarchy since the 11th century and Big Ben, the Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster. You’ll also take in Kensington Palace, home to the royal family since the 17th century and the former residence of Princess Diana, as well as the Royal Albert Hall, the renowned concert hall and the Albert Memorial, a tribute by Queen Victoria to her husband Prince Albert who passed away in 1861.

    You will then head to St James' Park and Buckingham Palace to witness the colourful ceremony of the Changing of the Guard. Accompanied by a military band, a detachment of the Queen's Foot Guard march to Buckingham Palace to change with the old guard.

    The London tour ends at Trafalgar Square.

    Thames River Cruise:

    Embark on a scenic cruise along the River Thames. The cruise starts from Westminster Pier. Pass by sites like the London Eye, HQS Wellington, and the reconstructed Shakespeare's Globe theatre before disembarking by the Tower of London.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Tour of London by coach
    • Professional tour guide and a personal headset
    • Hotel pick-up (optional)
    • One way cruise ticket from Westminster Pier to the Tower of London

    Exclusions

    • Lunch
    • Hotel drop-off
  • Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    The London tour will conclude at Trafalgar Square and guests can travel on the river cruise independently. The voucher is valid for 30 days.

    Occasionally there may not be a Changing of the Guard, on these occasions we will visit Horse Guards Parade.

    City Cruises operate a regular service from Westminster Pier to Tower Pier. If you've booked this option, you will receive your ticket on the morning of the tour.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.