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London Vintage Bus Tour Including River Thames Cruise with Optional Lunch
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London Vintage Bus Tour Including River Thames Cruise with Optional Lunch

By Premium Tours - London Tours
Save time walking between London sights, and cover more ground by going on a sightseeing bus tour. Relax and enjoy the views from a vintage bus that passes top landmarks such as Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey. The tour also includes a Thames River Cruise, so you can see the city from a new vantage point. Sail past the Houses of Parliament, Shakespeare’s Globe and more, with informative audio commentary.
from
$46.71
per adult
from
$46.71
per adult

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Ages 3-99, max of 40 per group
Duration:
4h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Drive past top London sights from the comfort of a vintage bus
  • Access incredible photo opportunities from a Thames River Cruise
  • Flexible experience—option to upgrade and add on a fish and chips lunch
  • The tour stops at Buckingham Palace to watch the "Changing of the Guard"

  • Panoramic tour of London by 1960's Vintage bus
  • Thames River Cruise
  • Fish and chips meal (if option selected)
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Thames River
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Houses of Parliament
  • Entry/Admission - Big Ben


Departure details
  • Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK Located on164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria. approximately 7 minutes walk from Victoria Underground and Railway station. Morning tour departs at Gate 19 at 7:45am (Boarding starts at 7:30am) and Afternoon tour departs at Gate 0 at 1:00pm (Boarding starts at 12:45pm).
Return details
  • Saint Georges Tavern, St Georges Tavern, 14 Belgrave Rd, London SW1V 1QD, UK

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2452HARRODSLUNCH

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Two-course meal (if option selected) is a choice of either Fish and Chips or Vegetarian Sausages and Mash and Brownie for the dessert. Drinks are available at additional cost.
  • Please note: this is an open top bus tour, please be prepared for the possibility of rain. On rare occasions the open top bus may be changed to a closed top bus.
  • Please note: the Changing of the Guard only takes place on the morning tour
  • Please note: at time of booking you will need to select between the morning or afternoon departures.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2452HARRODSLUNCH

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Victoria Coach Station
    Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK
    Located on164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria. approximately 7 minutes walk from Victoria Underground and Railway station. Morning tour departs at Gate 19 at 7:45am (Boarding starts at 7:30am) and Afternoon tour departs at Gate 0 at 1:00pm (Boarding starts at 12:45pm).
    See address & details
  • 1
    Tower of London
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Buckingham Palace
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    St. Paul's Cathedral
    Trafalgar Square
  • 3
    Westminster Abbey
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Houses of Parliament
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Big Ben
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Thames River
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    London Eye
    Premium Tours - London Tours
    London Bridge
  • You'll end at
    Saint Georges Tavern
    St Georges Tavern, 14 Belgrave Rd, London SW1V 1QD, UK
    See address & details
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About the operator

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Extraordinary538131
Extraordinary538131
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Stonehenge and Bath…and Andy.
We 4 from the US could not have had a more delightful day on the road as we did with Andy, traveling to Stonehenge
Danielle C
Danielle C
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Amazing Day Out!
Great day out! We left the kids at home and still enjoyed it. Even if not a Harry Potter fan it was still an amazin
Scott G
Scott G
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The Experience Of A Lifetime
You will NEVER get closer to Stonehenge than you will on this tour. Period, finished, end of sentence. You and your
terryhT9620JR
terryhT9620JR
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Splendid!
Trip 06: England in One Day—Stonehenge, The Cotswolds, Bath, & Stratford-Upon-Avon Overall terrific day—our i
LouiseMilneAus
LouiseMilneAus
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Fantastic
Fantastic tour. Packed with sites and information from a fabulous tour director. Ferry trip tops it off. Highly rec
rogeraA2452FC
rogeraA2452FC
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A must if in Stratford upon Avon.Boat trip.
Barge trip on avon up to the church where Shakespeare's is buried.Worth the price and free entertainment by boat ha
carolynsX6161UP
carolynsX6161UP
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Good but long
Good overview of London but a little long. Shorten the trip by an hour or so. Less time on bus in shopping district
254karamjitb
254karamjitb
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Care able.
Ana is a nice and soft spoken. She has a very good knowledge about monuments and the different part of the city.
322Traci
322Traci
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Paris in a day!
Anna, our intrepid tour guide led us through a fast paced and fun one day Paris trip! She was very helpful with ti
OttawaJRtraveller
OttawaJRtraveller
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The Ultimate Paris Day trip with the Ultimate Tour Guide
Partook in the Guided Luxury Paris Day Trip tour and it was the perfect Paris amuse-bouche for one day. What made i
524mindyd
524mindyd
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Great tour and tour guide
Although we had to get up extra early for this tour it was completely worth it. The tour guide peter was excellent.
dianatW9123LP
dianatW9123LP
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A day in Paris
My friend and I had a wonderful experience. Our tour guide, Anna, was extremely knowledgeable, shared information w
Justin D
Justin D
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See one village and you've seen them all
I don't know that I would ever call this an amazing day. It was quaint with cute villages. But, there wasn't much
V1599YGjohnh
V1599YGjohnh
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A wonderful day in the Cotswolds!
We enjoyed all 4 villages in the Cotswolds, but our favorite was Stow-on-the-Wold with the Hobbit door and the olde
margaretmM7937QZ
margaretmM7937QZ
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Good trip
We couldn’t do the Windsor Castle tour, since it was closed due to the queen’s death, but it was nice to walk aroun
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
73 reviews
Excellent
56
Very good
9
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2
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Terrible
5

Joan Currie
2 contributions
Solo
Marvelous Genuine Brilliant Entertaining Engaging Magnus
Truly college professor?
Even during lunch break many of our group followed him around just to hear him speak.
I could not have been happier.
Our party off 33 will be coming to London in just a few months and I hope we are lucky enough to be gifted with our tour bus historian Magnus snd I believe our driver TonyAnthony
Thank You
Written April 30, 2022
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Julie A
1 contribution
Gosh, this was a great tour! Allan was so knowledgeable, funny, accommodating and it's obvious he loves his country and is proud to show it off. He also arranged a gorgeous, sunny day! We only had one day in London and we covered so much ground and saw everything we hoped to see. I highly recommend!
Written May 24, 2022
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Jacqueline W
1 contribution
The London Vintage Bus Tour in the vintage open top bus was a marvelous tour with a few stops such as Buckingham Place, The Stables for the Queens horses where they did the changing of the guards & horses, 10 Downing St. Drove through and saw Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, over London Bridge and a boat tour of River Thames, as well as some of the most amazing historical churches. Our tour guide was a life person and she was extremely knowledgeable and how to maximize our 4 hrs to get everything & more in. I highly recommend this tour.
I also recommend checking out All Hollow Church (the oldest church in London)
Written August 28, 2022
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HeidiGraves
Camden, SC40 contributions
UTTERLY disappointing! We arrived right on time, but were sadly the last to board the bus. The only seats left were on the bottom level. The guide reminded everyone to remain in the seats they chose for the entire trip. Minutes in, the feeling of frustration was overwhelming. The VIEW! Scenery from a public bus would have been better than our view from below.

Not only could we not see the sights, we struggled to hear the narration above. There are NO SPEAKERS below, everything sounded muffled and the bus idled louder than she spoke.

Towards the end of the tour, a few people chose to sit below and we were able to sit up tour (on the fourth row.)We could hear the narration, but the view! Again, the view from a public bus would have been better. The lady in front of us had to hold her cell phone out of the window to take pictures.

We counted approximately 22 "good seats" on the entrire bus. Seats where you could take nice photographs and actually hear.

The boat ride was nice. However after waiting 30 minutes in line to board the boat and again hoping for a seat on top... we were done! The entire ride lasted less than we stood in line.

The saddest part wasn't losing the money we spent, it was wasting an entire day of sightseeing. SO frustrating and disappointing! If you book this tour, be the first to board! Next tour day we will reserve a private cab tour or purchase an audio tour and take public transportation.
Written July 11, 2022
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Jamie R
1 contribution
Family
We had a very negative experience. We arrived to the tour early however there were no seats available at top of bus. We would not have minded sitting at bottom however the speaker system could not be heard over sound of street or engine of bus. The tour either needs to sell specific seat tickets at different prices or improve speaker system so all could hear.
Written July 26, 2022
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Nichole I
10 contributions
Couples
Alan was a great guide and the tour took us to some of the major highlights of London. He was very informative and entertaining. We originally signed up for the AM tour on the 25th but it got cancelled so we had to move to a PM tour on the 27th so we were sad to not get to see the changing of the guards during the tour.
Written September 28, 2022
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Diane M
Plant City, FL3 contributions
We had a lovely tour even though we were there during the infamous heat wave. The day was stifling but our driver (?) and guide, Lisa, did a fabulous job. She constantly gave a very informative narrative of London. We were happy to learn new facts about this amazing city. We highly recommend this tour during your stay in London!
Written July 20, 2022
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Wihaada
2 contributions
I attended the bus tour, boat trip and london eye on 17 August.

Everything was perfect apart from one point, when we left the boat there were many other people leaving the boat as well and we could not find our guide to the London Eye, we walked and queued for 1 hour to get in, although we didn't have separate tickets we managed to get in.

Overall highly recommended tour
Written August 21, 2022
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Family
Our guide left us (and another group with a person in a wheelchair) in the middle of a foreign city. The first hour of the tour was average. Had the tour ended when we were stranded, I wouldn’t have even bothered to write a review. Instead, we were told to meet at a specific location at a specific time. When we arrived, there was no guide, and the rest of our group had boarded the boat portion of the tour. So, we found ourselves on the other side of the city from our hotel, with no mobile phone, and a lack of knowledge in how to get home. At least we are able to understand and speak English. The other abandoned party did not. There are dozens of tours in London. Hopefully the others don’t ruin people’s days, and go radio silent when they do. I’m sure plenty of people had a lovely time. But, if you value your money and you safety, move on to the next option.
Written July 2, 2022
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lindav072018
Essex, UK2 contributions
We had a very enjoyable day from start to finish. Lisa was very knowledgeable even when Anthony had to take a different route due to traffic issues, he was a very competent driver. Lisa was always on hand to answer questions and point us in the right direction for our additional visit to the London eye. We would highly recommend this tour and Lisa and Anthony.
Written August 23, 2021
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