Royal London Sightseeing Tour and Thames River Cruise

Royal London Sightseeing Tour and Thames River Cruise

This fantastic half-day tour provides the perfect introduction to London’s major landmarks. See the best bits of London in only half a day and learn all about London’s history with your Expert Tour Guide. Plus, watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace, an event steeped in tradition and ceremony. Enjoy a River Cruise after your guided tour and see the sights of London from a different angle.
* Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




This fantastic half-day tour provides the perfect introduction to London’s major landmarks. See the best bits of London in only half a day and learn all about London’s history with your Expert Tour Guide. Plus, watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace, an event steeped in tradition and ceremony. Enjoy a River Cruise after your guided tour and see the sights of London from a different angle.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Tower of London, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB England

The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London.

Pass By: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England

Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.

Pass By: Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP England

Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London.

Pass By: Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX England

Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England

Pass By: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England

Trafalgar Square is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. Its name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars with France and Spain that took place on 21 October 1805 off the coast of Cape Trafalgar.

Pass By: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean’s Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England

A royal church in the centre of London offering daily services for all and a World Heritage Site with over a thousand years of history.

Pass By: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England

The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Pass By: Big Ben, Parliament Sqaure Elizabeth Tower – Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA England

Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower.

Stop At: Changing of the Guard, Constitution Hill Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA England

Changing the Guard – also known as Guard Mounting – is the iconic ceremony which is seen by millions of people each year at Buckingham Palace. If there is no changing of the Guard, we will instead see the Changing of the Horse Guards at Horse Guards Parade.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3BD England

Parliament Square in Westminster is next to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. The square was created in the 1860s and contains statues of well known statesmen including Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and Nelson Mandela.

Stop At: Thames River, London England

At the end of our tour, make your way down to Westminster Pier and hop on the next available boat for a scenic cruise down the River Thames. Enjoy a unique view of London and its beautiful waterfront as you head from Westminster Pier to Tower Pier next to the formidable Tower of London.

Duration: 40 minutes