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Full day in London with Champagne Afternoon Tea

Take in London’s most famous sights starting off with a guided tour of St Paul’s Cathedral.  Stop outside Westminster abbey before watching the changing of the guard at Buckingham palace.  See the crown jewels at the tower of London then relax on an extended boat trip on the Thames with champagne afternoon tea.

 



Prices

  • £115.00 Adult from
  • £105.00 Child (3 - 16 yrs) from
  • £112.00 Senior/Student from

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Tour Highlights

  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • First group inside St Paul's with professional guide and fast entry ticket
  • Enjoy a glass of Champagne, sandwiches, scones served with strawberry jam and clotted cream and coffee or tea on the River Thames aboard our own private boat
  • Changing of the Guard - subject to availability
  • Visit the Tower of London
  • View the Crown Jewels
  • Extended Private Boat trip on exclusive hire to us
  • First class motor coach with the services of a professional tour guide
  • Photo stop outside Westminster Abbey
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Tour Schedule

St Paul’s Cathedral

The morning part of the tour begins with a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral where we enter as their doors open. 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. Please note on Sundays there will be no guiding inside the cathedral due to church services. Next a photo stop outside Westminster Abbey before we head to the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the official Royal residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Watch the world famous changing of the Guard ceremony as the Queen’s soldiers, dressed in their fabulous tunics and busbies march to military music. Free time will be given for lunch and our guide will be happy to recommend places to eat.

Afternoon: The Tower of London

Arriving at the Tower of London built in 1066 by William the Conqueror, our guide will regale you with fascinating insights into the history of this Royal Palace and fortress. Ample time will be given to view the Crown Jewels and the White Tower and to wander around this imposing fortress.

Extended Boat trip on the River Thames with Champagne Afternoon tea

Take your seat for a one hour River Thames cruise and Indulge in the epitome of British tradition with Afternoon Tea cruise complete with a glass of Champagne; the most elegant way to enjoy an afternoon on the river. Afternoon tea includes sandwiches, a scone, clotted cream, jam and tea or coffee plus a glass of Bubbly. Combine this treat with the chance to sail through

Tower Bridge and you have a London experience that cannot be missed!

Enjoy spectacular views as you glide down the Thames with this hour long cruise. The river offers the best perspective of a number of top attractions and sights; view The Houses of Parliament, The London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe, St Paul’s, The Shard and The Tower of London and Tower Bridge from the comfort of your seat. This boat is a modern catamaran offering climate-controlled indoor cabins with comfortable seating, outdoor back decks, toilets and on-board bars. Tour ends at South Bank Pier situated by the London Eye.



Important Information

  • The tour ends at Southbank Pier, located near the London Eye.
  • During Peak Periods, Additional Vehicles Without Wi-Fi May Be Used.
  • The Guard Change may not be operational in bad weather conditions. We will go to Buckingham Palace for a photo stop instead.
  • Please note on Sundays there will be no guiding inside the cathedral due to church services.
  • On certain dates St Paul’s Cathedral is closed thus we will be visiting Household Cavalry Museum instead.
  • Tour duration is 8 hours.
  • Please contact us to discuss suitability for this tour for those with disability or mobility difficulties.

Inclusions

  • First group inside St Paul’s with professional guide and fast entry ticket.
  • Enjoy a glass of Champagne, sandwiches, scones served with strawberry jam and clotted cream and coffee or tea on the River Thames aboard our own private boat.
  • Changing of the Guard – subject to availability.
  • Visit the Tower of London.
  • View the Crown Jewels.
  • Extended Private Boat trip on exclusive hire to us.
  • First class motor coach with the services of a professional tour guide.
  • Photo stop outside Westminster Abbey.
  • Free Wi-Fi on board.

Departure Information

  • Victoria Coach Station (Gate 19 – 20), 164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 9TP


FAQ’s

Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.



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