Tour booking went smoothly through concierge. I booked full day tour incl. London Eye and lunch.
Pick up was on time. Distribution onto the various coaches was easy and clear.
Tour itself is modular and could be split into 2 half day modules.
While the tour concept and locations included was great and certainly giving a good overview of the city, the devil is in the detail and some features were not clear or say 'misleading'.
City tour by coach, OK
Stop at the Blues & Royals and Lifeguard incl. museum was great, a little time with one of the soldiers gave a good opportunity to learn about their training, duties etc.
Changing og the guards - not enough time to go and see the changinng of the guards at the palace, only saw the new guards arriving at the palace.
Also the promised photo opportunities (stops) were not met.
Lunch - more of a joke
The afternoon was more promising with a cruise, visit to the Tower, St. Paul's & London Eye.
Cruise - not a sightseeing cruise, just a two stop short boat on a regular ferry service
Tower of London - good to be able to fasttrack and have some more time within the compound. While the guide only gave little information all the time available was 'free time'. Apparently the guides are not allowed to take tours to see the crown jewels? Strange thing, I think I saw some other guides in there with their guide. I think the guide wanted some time off? At least it could have been pointed out that we could have joined a guided tour with a Beefeater, they were very interesting.
St. Paul's Cathedral - no waiting time anyway, brief introduction, visit to the Crypt and then left with some free time to buy souvenirs.
London Eye - great experience an worthwhile. The only downside that although I asked 2x and was assured 2x that we had 'fast-track-tickets' - this was not the case, we had to wait in line for over 30 mins.
The tour stands and falls with the tourguide. During my visit it seems the tourguide was not very motivated.
When you try to fill a day and have good idea of the city, certainly hop on a tour.
This one packs plenty of items into a day, unfortuantely it seems I picked the wrong day or the wrong tourguide
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