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Itinerary
Meet your guide in central London and hop aboard an air-conditioned coach for a panoramic tour of the city. As you drive around central London’s sights, listen as your guide points out famous landmarks. Make a photo stop at Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married.

Next, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, the magnificent domed landmark that stands watch over the City of London district. Admire the work of legendary architect Sir Christopher Wren, before heading inside to explore the historic church and its impressive stained-glass windows.

Continue to one of the most iconic buildings in England—Buckingham Palace—and arrive in time to watch the unforgettable Changing of the Guard ceremony, one of London’s most beloved royal traditions. Don’t forget your camera, as it’s a rare chance to see the guards and marching bands in all their finery.

After tucking into a packed lunch, visit the Tower of London, and enjoy an extended visit, including a guided tour led by a Beefeater (Yeoman Warder) guide and free time. Learn how the Tower has served as a palace, a royal mint, a prison, and even a zoo throughout its long history; take a peek at the priceless Crown Jewels and hear fascinating tales of the Tower’s long history.

Afterward, head to the River Thames to board a sightseeing boat and set sail. During a scenic river cruise, admire views of London from the water and spot landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and Tower Bridge.

Back on solid ground, the final event of the day is sure to be a highlight: a ride on the London Eye. It’s the perfect end to a perfect day, gazing out over the London skyline and enjoying views that stretch as far as Windsor Castle on a clear day.

Your tour ends by the London Eye around 6pm, leaving you in the ideal location for a dinner date at one of the city’s riverside restaurants (not included).
Locations visited
Tower of London
Buckingham Palace
St. Paul's Cathedral
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Overview
If you only have one day to discover London, this tour squeezes in as many top sights and must-do experiences as possible. Visit Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tower of London; watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace; take a ride on the London Eye; and enjoy a Thames River sightseeing cruise.
Highlights
  • Maximize your time in London with an itinerary packed with top attractions 
  • See the Changing of the Guard and the Crown Jewels
  • Spectacular London views: London Eye and a Thames River cruise 
  • Great-value tour: entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transport included
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
London tour

Took this tour on Aug 3rd. Leo, our driver Leo did an excellent job guiding the bus through London traffic. Godfrey, our guide was a different story. When we went to visit the Tower of London he proceeded up the stairs but pointed out a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great way to see London!

We thoroughly enjoyed the total London experience with the London eye tour with Graham (I might be mistaken in remembering his name!). The tour includes tickets to St Paul's cathedral, Tower of London and London eye including bus and river bus rides as well as...More

Thank ARPITA G
Reviewed July 30, 2018
Fantastic bus driver ZAC

A few days ago I enjoyed a trip to London with my family. As we walked across the road, we stopped a bus on his way to the garage. The busdriver Zac, who had just finished his last ride surprisingly really stopped. We asked him...More

Thank ursulahofmann
Reviewed July 23, 2018
We booked 2 seniors for this tour on July 9, 2018. Booking reference: BR-656566239; Supplier onfirmation No. 12840092

The morning part of the tour was fine, but when we went to view The Crown Jewels in the afternoon, the guide was not much in attendance. After we disembarked from the Thames River boat cruise at Greenwich, he sent us off and took off....More

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goldentoursUK, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Thank you for feedback. We sincerely regret to read of the upset caused and would ask for you to contact us so this can be investigated and we can discuss with you in more details. Please email customerserivces@goldentours.com along with your ticket details as much...More

Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile
Great tour with Tish!

We did the London Day tour with Tish and it was a great day spent. We weren’t aware it was a bilingual tour, but it turned out to be a pleasant surprise because Tish ran the tour beautifully. She was very easy to understand and...More

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July 28, 2018|
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Response from WorldTravla7 | Reviewed this property |
It’s included but you can get the same tour without it (which I did) that is cheaper. I did the London Eye separately and got a better deal as you can get it with a package to Madame Tussaud’s or another attraction.
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July 12, 2018|
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Response from chinuu000 | Reviewed this property |
The guide spoke English. But they have audio system installed at every seat which have various language option. You can select your preferred language and listen it through ear plugs which were provided in the bus.
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July 2, 2018|
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Response from Ern49 | Reviewed this property |
It may depend on the tour guide. I read other respondents said no, but our guide talked to someone so we jumped the line to buy the tickets and then entered a VERY short line and were on in minutes as opposed to others who... More
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