Best of Royal London with Tower of London and Changing of the Guards

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Buckingham  Side  Gate
Buckingham Side Gate
Guards marching
Guards marching
Tower of London
Tower of London
Guards marching
Guards marching
Trooping the Color Ceremony
Trooping the Color Ceremony
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham  Side  Gate
Guards marching
Tower of London
Guards marching
Trooping the Color Ceremony
Buckingham Palace

What To Expect

Enjoy a walking tour from the Embankment to the Buckingham Palace and see the Changing of the Guards, a River Thames boat ride and admission to the Tower of London! London has much to offer to both seasoned travelers and first-time visitors. But seeing the best of what this bustling 13-million person metropolis has to offer doesn't have to usurp your entire vacation.


  • Visit the Tower of London, former fortress, prison and macabre execution site – as well as one of London’s most iconic landmarks

  • With a tailor-created early-morning visit, you will be among the first to view the crown jewels, avoiding the long lines and crowded-photos that inevitably form later in the day

  • Enjoy a scenic river shuttle up the Thames, enjoying the iconic London scenery along the famed banks

  • Experience a fully-guided walking tour through the Horse Guards to St. James and Buckingham Palace

  • Watch the Changing of the Guard as your guide makes sure you are in the right spot at the right time to get the best views and most perfect pictures


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Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:15 AM
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See the best that royal London has to offer in a single morning! Begin your day at the famed and somewhat 'infamous' Tower - former prison and execution site of three Queens of England. Be among the first to enter the Jewel House and view the spectacular crown jewels, which have been held here and locked up for safekeeping every night for the last 600 years. During your visit you will also be able to see the famous white tower, where it is said that the 'Princes in the Tower' were held and supposedly murdered by their Uncle Richard III to claim the throne from their father, King Edward IV.

Then step aboard a relaxing river shuttle as the tour heads up the Thames. Enjoy the sights as your guide points out major landmarks as you coast by. Arrive at the embankment and follow your guide on a short stroll to see the changing of the guards. This world-famous ceremony takes place either at Buckingham Palace or at Horse Guards Parade, depending on the day. Be in a prime position to enjoy the best views at this crowded event.

Your guide will bring this experience to life with colorful commentary regarding the history and pageantry behind the ceremony as the Queen's Foot Guards, with their red tunics and unmistakable bearskin hats, march to Buckingham Palace. (Please note that this experience is subject to weather conditions.)

Tour ends at the Buckingham Palace, the residence of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. See the famous balcony where the royal family appears during major events. This tour is the best way to spend a morning in London - learning and laughing along with your local City Wonders guide.


  • VIP Early Access to Tower of London including opening ceremony (on selected days)

  • Tickets to the Tower of London

  • Boat cruise on the River Thames

  • Guided walking tour from Embankment to Buckingham Palace

  • Changing of the Guard (weather permitting)

  • English speaking guide

  • Headsets


  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children 4 years old and below are free of charge.

  • This tour operates with a maximum of 25 guests.

  • This tour ends at the Buckingham Palace at 12:00.

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended. We are unable to accommodate customers with wheelchairs or impairments requiring special assistance and customers with strollers or baby carriages on our group tour.

  • Weather can be very changeable in London, please make sure you bring adequate rain wear if required.

  • Photography is permitted throughout the tour. Non-flash photography is permitted in the Tower of London.

  • Booking modifications made within 72 hours of tour date will be charged an amendment fee.

  • Changing of the Guards will not operate in rain and will be replaced with an extended walking tour. On occasional Sundays the changing of the guards may be rescheduled to early morning, meaning that we will not be able to see it.

*Starting 14 March 2016, Early Access to the Tower of London will be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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