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London Vintage Bus Tour Including River Thames Cruise with Optional Lunch

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  • Half-day London city sightseeing tour
  • Tour London on a vintage double-decker bus and see attractions like Westminster Abbey
  • See top London attractions including Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the London Eye during your Thames River sightseeing cruise
  • Watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace
  • Upgrade to include a traditional fish and chips lunch in a central London pub
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Vintage bus tour and Thames River cruise
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Vintage bus tour, Thames River cruise with fish and chips lunch with tea or coffee at a centrally located pub
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Hop aboard a vintage double-decker bus for a comfortable sightseeing bus tour through London! On this fun-filled 3.5-hour excursion, you'll see main attractions like Big Ben and the Tower of London, take a Thames River cruise past Westminster and the London Eye, and watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Upgrade to include lunch at a traditional British pub.
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Your half-day London tour begins in the morning at Victoria Coach Station in city center. Meet your friendly guide and grab a seat in the vintage red double-decker bus, then sit back and take in fantastic views of the city awakening around you. As you ride, hear interesting anecdotes about passing local sites such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey – the venue for every coronation since the 11th century and for 16 royal weddings!
Next head to the banks of the Thames River, where you’ll get an up-close view of the formidable Tower of London. Built by William the Conquerer in the 11th century, the site has a long and stormy history as a prison and execution site. Before continuing on, hear a bit about the famous Beefeater Guards and the Crown Jewels that are housed in the impenetrable fort.
At Tower Pier, board a sightseeing boat and grab a seat in the glass-encased saloon or on the open deck. Drift in comfort along the banks of the historic River Thames and discover London’s history through lively audio commentary. Relax as the boat makes a short loop under the London Bridge, passing the Houses of Parliament, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the London Eye.
After your cruise, hop back on the bus and head to Buckingham Palace to watch the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Marvel at the precision and tradition of the ritual, performed by the Queen’s Foot Guard and a military band. Your tour concludes early afternoon near Victoria Railway Station. Upgrade your tour to include a traditional fish and chips lunch at a London pub!
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Steve Maynard, our guide on this trip, gave an informative, amusing and seamless guide on this trip. It was absolutely fabulous. Thank you Steve.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had a vintage bus tour and cruise in Thames, just amazing tour. The tour guide was Alan, very funny and very informative guy. He kept us motivated through the entire tour. hats off for him!! tour was well organizd, almost cover the all remarkable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

An early start allowed us the benefit of sitting at the front of the top deck of the vintage routemaster - greeted by Gavin with a G and not Kevin with a K!! We were a family of 4 - 2 young kids - and...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Best way to see London Gavin was amazing and made our day! Would recommend this tour to my Tasmanian friends!

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Reviewed August 13, 2018

We booked this tour for our first morning in London - which happened to be a Sunday AM - excellent time to be driving around the city as there is NO traffic! Met up at the Victoria Coach station at suggested time - what a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Yuri_Lori
November 7, 2018|
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Response from Virginia H | Reviewed this property |
It concluded about noon near Victoria Railway Station, London. Enjoy!
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October 23, 2018|
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Response from Virginia H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to say, it would be rather tight. Call the company because my husband remembers us being done at noon. Both parts of the tour were wonderful. I think you can take a tour without the river option which might be better... More
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Thanks Mr Tony.
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