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Buckingham Palace and Vintage Bus Tour of London

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    Travel independently to the start point in central London. Meet your expert guide and hop inside your iconic Routemaster bus — one of the vintage, red double-decker buses that are forever associated with England’s capital.
    Sit back into your comfortable seat, and have your camera ready for your panoramic tour of top London sights. Journey around the landmark-packed heart of the city, and enjoy great views of such famous monuments as Lord Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey, the latter the setting of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011.
    Leave your bus at the Thames River, and step on to a comfortable sightseeing boat for a scenic cruise. As you sail, admire London’s skyline. See the massive dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, and snap photos of Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and newer city icons such as the London Eye.
    Afterward, continue by bus to Buckingham Palace: the official London residence of Britain’s royals since the 19th century. Walk with your guide to the entrance of the palace, a site that’s only open to the public for two months each year. Then, bid your guide goodbye and enter independently as guides are not permitted to accompany you inside.
    Show your prebooked ticket, and set off on an audio-guided tour of Queen Elizabeth II’s opulent State Rooms. Admire the glittering chandeliers, sumptuous furnishings and other priceless treasures from the famous Royal Collection, and drink in the rarified atmosphere of the history-stepped rooms and halls.
    Your experience ends when you exit Buckingham Palace, leaving you free to continue exploring London independently or to make your own way back to your hotel.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I can thoroughly recommend this tour and the team Sinhead being the tour guide were fantastic .Sinhead knew so much about every place we visited her knowledge of our history and the Royal guards was second to none .

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Annette F
    Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

    Excellent tour. Gavin our guide was exceptional. He made a drama of the whole experience. His knowledge of London and delivery of it was incredible, entertaining, and most enjoyable for the whole family. This is a great way to get a taste of all the...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Morse35
    Reviewed August 28, 2018

    First, the meeting place is inside the coach station sharing one gate with 7 different tours. Boarding is a chaos, if you don't pay attention to the announcement in the noisy background, you will have no idea when to board. Secondly, we sat on the...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank LouisA1355
    Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

    My friend and I recently took part of this tour and have nothing negative to say. Even in the rain, the bus tour was a blast and the Thames River cruise (30min) was a pleasant addition which gave us a different perspective of London. The...More

    Thank Sam K
    Reviewed August 15, 2018

    We were a group of 6 who, honestly, primarily selected the tour so we could tour Buckingham Palace (it was sold out on other venues). We were pleasantly surprised! While the queuing to board the bus was a bit chaotic, we soon forgot that as...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank DavidChester_VA
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