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London in a Nutshell: Buckingham Palace, Tower of London and more!

$134.07 Prices are Per Person and inclusive of all charges
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours (approx).
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London in a Nutshell: Buckingham Palace, Tower of London and more! - Overview

If you have just one day and want to see the very best of what this wonderful city has to offer, then this is the London tour for you.

See the political heart of the UK at Westminster and witness centuries of tradition when you attend the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

As part of this great value London sightseeing tour you will enjoy an in-depth discovery of two of London’s most famous landmarks; St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the most distinctive structures on the London skyline while the Tower of London’s fascinating history enthralls visitors.

At lunch time your guide will recommend a lovely restaurant where if you wish you can indulge in a traditional English lunch.

This tour offers so much London sightseeing that you are bound to need a break to rest weary feet – lucky then that this wonderful days sightseeing includes a leisurely Thames River cruise.

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  • Our destination in a Nutshell products show you the very best of a city in just one day!
  • This tour features Westminster, St Paul’s Cathedral and Thames River Cruise
  • See the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace – one of London’s must-do’s
  • Included entrance to the Tower of London where you will be taken to see the Crown Jewels
  • Tour is conducted in a luxury motor coach and led by an English Speaking Blue Badge Guide
Location : London
Schedule : Start time: 0845h (08:45am)
Duration: 9 hours (approx).
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2014: 01 Jan, 12 & 13 Apr, 25 May, 14 Jun, 09 & 10 Aug, 08 & 09 Nov, 24, 25 & 26 Dec
Pick-up :
    The tour departs from Victoria Coach Station, Gate 1-5, 164 Buckingham Palace Road, London.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Drop-off : The tour returns to Victoria Train Station.

London in a Nutshell: Buckingham Palace, Tower of London and more! - Itinerary

This London tour starts at Victoria Coach Station at 0845h (08:45am). You will travel in an air-conditioned motor-coach accompanied by an English-speaking Blue Badge Guide.

Start the day with a panoramic drive to Kensington Palace, former home of Diana, Princess of Wales. the Royal Albert Hall, Albert Memorial and Westminster. This is the political heart of the UK and it is here you will find some of London’s most iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. You will also take a drive round Parliament Square and past Downing Street – the home of the Prime Minister.

Then it’s time for one of the first highlights of the day – a guided tour of St Paul’s Cathedral. This masterpiece with its distinctive dome is one of the most recognizable landmarks on the London Skyline. Your guide will tell you about the buildings fascinating history; from its destruction during the great fire of London in 1666 to the many events that have been held there; including the wedding of Charles; Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer.

Continue to Buckingham Palace where you will see the famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Truly a must-do in London you will witness pageantry and tradition which has remained unchanged for centuries.

The tour will take a short break for lunch; you can spend this time at leisure or join your guide for a traditional English lunch; Fish and Chips or Sausage and Mash at a highly recommended restaurant (additional charge payable direct).

After lunch relax on the included Thames River Cruise. London grew along the banks of the Thames and a Thames Cruise offers you great views of some of the historical landmarks including Big Ben and Tower Bridge as well as some of the wonderful 21st century icons such as the London Eye.

Next it’s on to the Tower of London. This ancient fortress offers more history than perhaps any other London landmark. The tower is still guarded by the traditional Yeoman Warders (Beefeaters) who will enthrall you with tales of murder, mystery, intrigue and treason at the tower. While there you will also be able to see the Crown Jewels including the famous Koh-I-Nor Diamond which is over 6000 years old.

As you return to Victoria Station you will take a drive through the City of London, also known as the “Square Mile.” This is one of the oldest parts of London and is also the heart of the financial district; thus the area is a fascinating mix of architecture; where thousand-year-old structures stand harmoniously next to 21st century skyscrapers and the whole area is alive with the hustle and bustle of city traders.

The tour ends at Victoria Station at around 1730h (5:30pm).

Entrance to the Tower of London and the Crown Jewels
Professional Blue Badge English speaking guide
Guided Tour of St Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London
Coach Transportation
Thames River Cruise (The admission include until 31st March 2014)
Hotel pick up & drop off
Lunch (payable locally)
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.
Folding wheelchairs can be taken on the coaches however customers must be able to climb the stairs on and off the coach.
Please Note
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

Please arrive at the meeting point 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

Occasionally there may not be a Changing of the Guard. 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.

St Paul’s Cathedral is closed to visitors on Sundays and on the below mentioned dates. On these dates the tour will only stop for photographs at the St. Paul's Cathedral (only from outside) and spend longer in the Tower of London. (From 01st April 2014, will visit Tower Bridge Exhibition OR Banqueting House instead).
05, 13, 19 & 25 March, 02 & 18 April, 13 May, 21 & 28 June 2014.

Due to the Prudential ‘Ride London’ Event on 9th and 10th August, and the associated road closures. There will be no courtesy pick up service for tour. All guests for should go to Victoria Coach Station, Gate no 1-5, 164 Buckingham Palace Road, London.
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Between 4 – 7 days prior to the day of the tour – 30% cancellation charge
Less than or equal to 3 days prior to the day of the tour – 100 % cancellation charge

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