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  • £52.00 Adult
  • £49.00 Senior
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Afternoon Vintage London Bus Tour with Champagne Tea on the River Thames

Step abroad our vintage open top bus and see the iconic sights of London. With our fully guided bus tour you will pass highlights including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye.

See the Tower of London and pause for a photo stop before you take your seat for a one hour cruise on the Thames and enjoy cream tea and Champagne whilst taking in the sights from the river.

Extend your cruise on the Thames and see the spectacular sights of Shakespeare’s Globe, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower of London and the London Eye as you sail through the Tower Bridge.

 




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Prices

  • £52.00 Adult
  • £49.00 Senior

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Tour Highlights

  • Vintage open top London bus tour - see the highlights of London
  • Professional guide on board the Bus
  • Champagne Afternoon Tea whilst enjoying an extended 1 hour river cruise
  • Enjoy a scone, clotted cream, strawberry jam and a glass of Champagne with afternoon tea or coffee
  • See Westminster Abbey - Big Ben - London Eye - Tower of London – Boat trip
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Tour Schedule

The Tower of London

The Tower of London that was built nearly a thousand years ago and is now home to the Crown Jewels protected by the famous Beefeaters. The imposing former palace was once used as a fortress and a prison and you can see Traitors Gate where prisoners entered the Tower for the last time! We stop for photos and a history lesson from the guide before our cruise (no entry to the Tower of London)

Extended Boat trip on the River Thames with Champagne Afternoon tea: NEW!!

Take your seat for a one hour River Thames cruise and Indulge in the epitome of British tradition with a cream tea cruise complete with a glass of Champagne; the most elegant way to enjoy an afternoon on the river. This luxurious cream tea includes a scone, clotted cream, jam and tea or coffee plus a glass of Bubbly. Combine this luxurious experience with the chance to sail through Tower Bridge and you have a London experience which just cannot be missed!

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 Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe, St Pauls and Tower of London from the comfort of your seat. This boat is a modern catamarans offer in g climate controlled indoor cabins with comfortable seating, outdoor back decks, toilets, on-board bars



Important Information

  • Available everyday April to October.
  • From November to March available every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Tour ends here approx. 16.00 pm.

Departure Information

  • Tour departs at 13:00 from Gate 0 inside Victoria Coach Station.
  • On occasions the open top bus may be changed to a closed top bus.
  • The tour of London is available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Russian.


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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There are so many and we cater for everyone so it may be a case of a leisurely out of London trip to Stonehenge or you may want the buzz and excitement of a theatre tour of London – all the glitz and glamour is there. Out of London, we offer all sorts of adventures: Roman Baths, Shakespeare country, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton – you name it. Same with London – we don’t just do the round London tours – we can take you to Kew Gardens or we can take you on an expedition on the roof of the O2 Dome to the platform at the top offering spectacular views.

So we offer Out of London, Around London, Theatre and Hotels and then there are the spectacular Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tours – what a way to celebrate the fun season.