The tour begins with a panoramic drive around Parliament Square to see the magnificent Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married. To Kensington Palace, former home of Diana, Princess of Wales. We'll see the Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial.
Head to St James' Park and Buckingham Palace to see 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. Then have a chance to enjoy lunch at a traditional London Pub (meal not included).
A guided tour of Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece – St Paul’s Cathedral - crowned by the magnificent dome that is so much a part of the London skyline. The Cathedral was rebuilt after the Great Fire of London in 1666. In recent years it has seen the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, to Lady Diana Spencer and, most recently, the thanksgiving services for both the Golden Jubilee and 80th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen.
Climb 259 steps up the dome and you will find The Whispering Gallery, which runs around the interior of the Dome. It gets its name from a charming quirk in its construction, which makes a whisper against its walls audible on the opposite side.
Founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7 and enlarged by successive sovereigns, the Tower of London is one of the world's most famous and spectacular fortresses. Over the past 1000 years it has been a Royal Palace, an armoury and a place of imprisonment and execution. The Beefeaters who guard the Tower will regale you with stories of its past. We will visit the Crown Jewels, including the magnificent solid-gold crown used at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the enormous Cullinan diamonds and the extraordinary Koh-i-Noor.
Occasionally there may not be a Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. On these occasions we will visit Horseguards Parade, built on the site of the jousting yard of the old Whitehall Palace and the scene of reviews, parades and ceremonies.
Included from April 2016:City Cruises operate a regular service between the Tower of London and Westminster Pier. You have the choice to take the River Cruise and end your tour at Westminster Pier, or take the cruise on another day and go with your guide back to Trafalgar Square. River Cruise Tickets are one-way from Tower Pier to Westminster Pier (or vice versa).
On Sundays and during special events, St Paul's Cathedral is closed to visitors. We will stop for photographs at St Paul's and spend longer at The Tower of London.
* Panoramic tour of London, including Parliament Square and Westminster
* Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
* Guided Tour of St
* Guided Tour of Tower of London, see the magnificent Crown
Jewels, and time to explore
* Thames River Cruise
* First-class luxury motor coach and the services of a professional tour guide
* Personal Audio
Headset during the walking sections
* Free WiFi on tour coaches
Opportunity for a traditional pub lunch (meal is not included).
This tour departs Daily at 08:45 from Victoria Coach Station and ends at approximately 17:30 at Victoria Train Station.
For details of the complimentary hotel pick up service, please call Evan Evans on 020 7950 1777.