What To Expect
Drive past some of London's most famous landmarks including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, arrive at the Tower of London at the middle drawbridge and meet our very own Yeoman Warder. Enter this world heritage site before it opens to the public. Our Beefeater will take us on a private guided tour explaining the history behind this fortress of imprisonment and torture. Be first to see the Crown Jewels before enjoying some free time to explore on your own. Have the chance to visit Traitors Gate, the armories or the Bloody Tower and keep an eye out for the famous Ravens. Rumor has it that if the Ravens leave the Tower the monarch will fall!
Then head to The Mall to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony as one of the Queen's Household Regiments march from St. James Palace to Buckingham Palace dressed in their world famous tunics and busbies.
Next, take a short boat trip on the River Thames and enjoy majestic views views of St. Paul's Cathedral and Shakespeare's Globe and then take a break for lunch. After lunch, have a photo stop at Westminster Abbey.
In the afternoon, visit the St Paul's Cathedral. 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. There will also be the chance to test the unique acoustics of the Whispering Gallery. On Sundays when there is restricted viewing at the Cathedral there will be an opportunity to enter and enjoy one of the services.
Finally, have an afternoon tea with assorted pastries, scones and cakes plus a glass of champagne at Park Plaza Westminster. A perfect way to end a beautiful day.
Starting 01 April 2017, enjoy an extended boat trip on the River Thames with Champagne Afternoon Tea. Indulge yourself with an elegant afternoon tea cruise complete with a glass of Champagne. The afternoon tea includes sandwiches, a scone, clotted cream, jam and tea or coffee plus a glass of Bubbly. Take the opportunity to sail through the iconic Tower Bridge and marvel at the spectacular views of London as you glide down the Thames River. See London's iconic landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, The Shard and many more.
**Enjoy an exclusive private cruise in the morning for the entire summer season (April - October). The boat cruise will include guided commentary as you have a glimpse of London's top attractions and sights including the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Shakespeare's Globe, St Pauls and Tower Bridge from the comfort of your seat.
Hotel pick-up (until 31 March 2017)
Private tour of the Tower of London with Yeoman Warder
Visit to the Crown Jewels
Boat cruise on the River Thames
Changing of the Guard*
Fast entry ticket to St. Paul's Cathedral
Afternoon Tea with assorted pastries, scones and cakes at Park Plaza Westminster Hotel
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Starting 01 April 2017, the following cancellation policy will apply: Free cancellation 4 days or more prior to start date of activity while a 100% cancellation fee (no reimbursement) 3 days or less prior to date of activity.
*Changing of the Guard is subject to weather conditions.
Children 2 years old and below are free of charge if seated on adult's lap.
This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended.
Weather can be very changeable in London, please make sure you bring adequate rain wear if required.
**From 01 April to 31 October, this tour will enjoy an exclusive private cruise in the morning.
Please note that on very rare occasions when St. Paul's Cathedral is closed, you will visit Household Cavalry Museum instead.
The Afternoon Tea venue will be moved to the private chartered boat from 01 April 2017.
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3 hours and 40 minutes