What To Expect
Enjoy great views of the city's iconic sites from a double decker bus. Meander through the streets and history of this great city. Take your seat on our beautifully restored double-decker bus and marvel at all of London's highlights including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.
See 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! Stop for photos and a history lesson from the guide before the cruise.
Next, enjoy a private river cruise** on the River Thames that passes London's renowned landmarks including Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral, the Globe Theatre, Houses of Parliament and The London Eye before arriving at the Embankment pier, re-join the bus and head for Buckingham Palace.
Then let your eyes feast on the beauty of the Buckingham Palace, the official Royal residence of Her Majesty the Queen, and make your way to the perfect spot to watch the world famous Changing of the Guard ceremony as the Queen's soldiers, dressed in their fabulous tunics and busbies march to military music.
Before the day ends, enjoy fast track entrance into the Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen which serves as both her home and office. Visitors to the State Rooms can see many of the magnificent rooms which form the heart of the working palace and are used regularly by the Royal Family for official entertainment, ceremonies and State functions. The Palace guides are on hand to point out the numerous works of priceless art in the lavishly furnished rooms.
Afterwards, you can enjoy a walk along the south side of the Royal Garden and look out across the picturesque lake constructed in the 19th century. The tour ends in the Palace allowing you free time to explore at your leisure.
Audio guide in French, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Hindi and Korean
Panoramic open top bus tour of London
Live tour guide in English
Audio guided tour in 10 languages
Boat cruise on the River Thames
Changing of the Guard*
Tickets to attractions unless specified
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
This is not a hop-on, hop-off bus tour. It is a continuous loop.
*Changing of the Guards is subject to weather conditions.
*Visit to the Buckingham Palace is not guided.
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.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
3 hours and 30 minutes
2 hours and 30 minutes