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London Essentials Day Tour

5 / 5 total 20 reviews
Duration: 9 hours
Product code: 3860
Overview

Start your essential London tour off with a wonderful panoramic tour through the city’s most iconic locations.

St Paul’s Cathedral 

Dating back to the 17th century, St Paul’s Cathedral is one of London’s most precious buildings. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, St Paul’s is a real sight to behold. Once you’ve had the chance to soak in the views from the outside, venture inside to the famous Cathedral. Explore London’s tremendous religious history and take in the sights of the crypts and magnificent paintings as you uncover all that St Paul’s has to offer.

Please note: Due to Sunday church services, there will be no guiding inside the cathedral.

Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard

Experience royal London with a trip to the dazzling golden gates of Her Majesty the Queen’s official residence – Buckingham Palace! Although you won’t get to go inside the famous palace, you will get to see it from the best position possible and have the chance to watch the iconic Changing of the Guard ceremony.

Enjoy a delicious free lunch pack to save you precious time spent searching for somewhere to eat. More sightseeing time means more London adventures!

Enjoy an Extended Visit at the Tower of London

The formidable Tower of London is one of the capital’s most iconic landmarks with its rich history making the city what it is today. Having been used as a prison, a zoo, a mint and even a royal home, there is much to explore at the fascinating Tower of London! For a real royal affair, be sure to check out the exquisite Crown Jewels (but be warned, there are protective ravens watching your every move!). 

Have the special chance to meet a Yeoman Warder during your exclusive tour and learn of the Tower’s terrifying tales of torture and betrayal!

Highlights
  • Enjoy a spectacular panoramic tour of London’s most iconic sights on our London Essentials day tour
  • Explore Sir Christopher Wren’s greatest masterpiece - the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Stand in front of the golden gates of Buckingham Palace and see the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony
  • Visit the formidable Tower of London and see Her Majesty the Queen’s Crown Jewels
  • Experience ultimate comfort onboard our luxury coaches led by an experienced guide
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Shared Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 9 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Tour operates in English and Spanish on Mondays and SaturdaysTour operates in English and Spanish on Mondays and Saturdays
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Non-refundable
  • On Request On Request
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Panoramic Tour of London
  • Free Lunch Pack
  • Transportation by Luxury Air-Conditioned Coach
  • Professional Guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (Optional)
Meeting Point
Golden Tours Visitor Centre Victoria, 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road @ 7:30 AM

Know Before You Go
  • A moderate amount of walking will be involved on this tour, please wear suitable footwear.
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Reviewed by kmstennis US   May 16, 2018
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If you don't have much time in London but want to see as much as possible, book this tour. This takes you through the major parts of London.
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Reviewed by Susie S AU   May 01, 2018
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We had a great day, except for the usual London weather. The tour guide and the bus driver were fantastic. Very informative and looked after us. Susie S
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Reviewed by shirley H AU   April 19, 2018
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The all-day tour of London with our guide was excellent. She has the energy of the Energizer Bunny and knowledge that surpasses your expectations. It was a fantastic tour!!
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Reviewed by buckwyld43 US   February 11, 2018
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One of the best part about the trip was the Changing of the Guard ceremony. While strolling around St. James Park and the surrounding areas, we stumbled upon the Royal Horse Guard marching and rehearsing for an upcoming ceremony. They marched right in front of us, and we had a great view of the regalia as we heard them playing their marching music. And a few minutes later while crossing the street, we saw the Queen's car drive by (without the Queen inside) on a routine maintenance run probably.
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Reviewed by sdfrost US   November 14, 2017
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Our guide was lovely and got us an amazing spot to watch the changing of the guards at Buckingham.
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Reviewed by Ernie49 IE   November 13, 2017
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The guide we had was very knowledgeable on the most superb London tour .St. Paul’s, the changing of the Guard, the Tower of London, Thames River Cruise, the Eye plus points like Big Ben, Greenwich, Buckingham Palace, etc. we were very fortunate.
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Reviewed by Ashley D AU   November 12, 2017
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We booked this tour at privatetour.com and it was amazing. Our guide and our driver were so nice and helpful. The guide was well informed and knew just about all the history of the places we visited. The tour included St. Paul's Cathedral, The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, I highly recommend taking this tour with privatetour.com and also the earlier in the morning the better.
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Reviewed by 643652341 US   October 19, 2017
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The tour was very full and the tour guide, our guide, was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Great way to get a feeling of the city and gain exposure to the sites.
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Reviewed by Patapia 1 GB   September 16, 2017
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I have been living in London for over two decades and never went on the hop on/off buses until a few days ago when I had some guests over and they wanted to see London. What a fabulous day we had - even for me that I know London so well it was a treat, but my guests were thrilled to be able to see in just a few hours the main attractions of London without having to suffer pains in the body from walking hours and hours!
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Reviewed by Czarina IT   August 08, 2017
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Our guide & driver were fantastic! Thank you for an unforgettable experience! Informative & entertaining. Highly recommended!
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