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Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye
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Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye

By Premium Tours - London Tours
Travel by Routemaster bus and Thames River cruise for the ultimate half-day London sightseeing tour. The vintage double-decker Routemaster bus passes by St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, and other landmarks, and the short sightseeing Thames River cruise takes in waterside attractions. Afterward, reboard the bus to view Buckingham Palace and the possibly the Changing of the Guard. Upgrade to include the London Eye, Tower of London, or Stonehenge.
from
$52.37
per adult
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$52.37
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 40 per group
Duration: 3h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English

Highlights
  • Hear live commentary from the guide
  • Ideal introduction for people with limited time
  • Open-top double-decker buses run in summer for clear views
  • Have the option to add the London Eye, Tower of London, or Stonehenge upgrades

  • Panoramic tour of London by 1960's Vintage bus
  • Thames River cruise
  • London Eye (if upgrade option is selected)
  • Visit Stonehenge (if upgrade option is selected)
  • Local guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • 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: 2452ROUTEMASTER

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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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How much is Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye?
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What is the Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye cancellation policy?
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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: 2452ROUTEMASTER

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

mjmjgobs
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Anna is the chief banana of tour guides!
Anna is absolute greatest tour guide! She guided our group thru Paris, got us everywhere on time, and dealt with cl
neoncacher
neoncacher
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Very busy, but excellent day in Paris
Anna was a fantastic host and guide. It was great to spend her birthday wirh her in Paris. I definitely recommend h
Cruiser639513
Cruiser639513
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Paris in Spring
Anna was kind, knowledgeable and worked very hard to give our group a lovely day trip to Paris. We booked a differe
kimloans
kimloans
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You must do this with this company.
I just came back from the trip on 3/21/23. We had Andrew, and he is beyond five stars. The trip was terrific, on ti
Saranpion
Saranpion
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Great tour
Karen and Carlos were great, everything was so well organized, and we had an amazing time! Highly recommend
A214XLmarcuss
A214XLmarcuss
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Amazing definitely would do again
Experience was great It was me and my girlfriends first time ever in Paris and Anna made sure that we left as Paris
180gauravb
180gauravb
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Overall it was a good trip
The places are amazing to see the Windsor castle has amazing views in Stonehenge you can see something different an
bodders84
bodders84
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First visit
The staff were friendly and helpful throughout. The tour was amazing and more in-depth than what we thought it wo
twincitiesmom2010
twincitiesmom2010
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A must for Harry Potter fans!
Fans will love this immersive experience learning and seeing 10 years worth of sets, props, special effects. We did
DAjK123
DAjK123
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Great Day Trip!
The tour, and especially the tour guide, Anna, was fantastic! She knew interesting history, kept us on schedule so
letdhana
letdhana
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Tour to Paris
Excellent tour guide. Managed the time very well and capable of handling people from various countries.
fabiorY2159AZ
fabiorY2159AZ
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Great tour of Stonehenge and Bath
Nicholas the guide and Nino the driver were excellent. Friendly, entertaining and on time. Would highly recommend.
TravelerJessica33
TravelerJessica33
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My Encounter with the Eiffel Tower
Business hours: 6/15-9/1 Total height: 324 meters Ascension date: 2023/3/15 The first time I met the Eiffel Tower w
jamesdT6294ZL
jamesdT6294ZL
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Would do it again
The tour guide was amazing, she knew what she was talking about and very knowledgeable about the local issues withi
kim p
kim p
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Beautiful day in Paris!
Fantastic day trip with family and friends. Anna was an absolutely wonderful guide. Trip was perfect blend of thing
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C.Curtis
2 contributions
May 2022
A fantastic tour which we would do again. Lisa (The Guide) was so informative, and amazing with her non- stop commentary! She knew so much about London and told lots of little stories which were entertaining. It was so refreshing to enjoy learning about London in such a funny and caring way.

The bus ride was great as it was a nice, warm day so brilliant to be out in the open. We got to see all the key sites and our position from on top of the bus meant we could take some cool pictures. The Thames cruise was also a great addition.

I would highly recommend this trip.
Written May 18, 2022
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Roefamily3
Sonora, CA26 contributions
Jun 2022
A relaxing, information overview of the city makes this a worthy tour. The added short cruise on the Thames River made this even more appealing. My family and I sat up top and enjoyed the lovely summer afternoon, while our driver pointed out many of the great sights. My one caution is to avoid booking this or any bus tour on the day of arrival after flying twelve hours. I have to admit to my wife and I both nodding off several times.
Written June 28, 2022
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Anita C
Pymble, Australia16 contributions
I was glad to be on the traditional bus and the guide was a local with great knowledge and a good sense of humour. An older crowd, not really for kids this tour. There’s no getting off the bus, you just do the tour for 2 hours (then any add-ons). That’s suited us but it wouldn’t be for everyone. We did find the seats incredibly uncomfortable, not good for tall people. I would recommend this for an older crowd, more relaxing than the hop off buses.
Written September 25, 2022
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Meghana K
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Friends
We had Steve as our tour guide and Antony as our driver and they did an excellent job! The tour ran on time, was informative without being overwhelming, and was very well organized. The cruise on the Thames was lovely as well. A great way to see and learn about the landmarks. My group enjoyed this more than a hop on hop off because of the panoramic view from the open top of the bus and the more relaxed pace.
Written August 9, 2022
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Caroline D
Newtown Square, PA1 contribution
Aug 2022
Our guide, John, made this a cherished, funny and informative ride through London. He was expert and kind and a lovely intro to London. iThis was a perfect first day excursion, to anchor us in the city, while we adjusted to jet lag. I've been to London many times and had never done a bus tour, but traveling with 8 year olds I thought it would be a good adjustment. Thank you for such a great half-day!
Written August 19, 2022
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Andrea O
Dubai, United Arab Emirates22 contributions
Jul 2022
The vintage bus tour was one of the best tours I've ever done. We saw so much of London, and the vintage bus was the cherry on top.

Our guide Steve was fantastic, and his jokes were hilarious! We did the morning tour, which was great as it was still very quiet everywhere, and made for good photos and no traffic.

Doing the tour on our first day in London was helpful as we could then decide which places we wanted to explore more in-depth during the rest of our time there.

I highly recommend this tour.
Written August 2, 2022
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Deborah B
Midwest City, OK4 contributions
Pros: Great tour to see the main sites in a short visit. Stops only at Buckingham Palace and River Thames. The short river cruise was wonderful and the Capt even better. We chose the London Eye ride, it was worth it.

Cons: Our morning tour was cancelled and rescheduled for the afternoon. The tour started late as the guide decided to book last minute passengers. The tour guide’s instructions were not very clear. Many of us got on the wrong line (there are several areas with lines) at the London Eye. She just kept walking and did not provide clear guidance. We kept asking and she was just more preoccupied with the people who were not going on the ride. We figured it out, after a few stressful moments, there were lots of people and many lines. Just make sure you go to the front of the ride, opposite of the river.
Written April 3, 2022
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Tracey S
Plymouth, UK10 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Wow booked this vintage bus tour for me and my teenage daughter so glad I did we loved it ! Lisa our guide was amazing and full of knowledge. So much better then the hop on hop off bus as you get taken to all the sights so no time wasting waiting for another bus . and then a fantastic river cruise.. was 4 hr tour altogether such great value!! You can get off for pictures to . Our driver jyrone did a perfect job . I would highly recommend this tour especially if you have a limited time in London… Tracey smith
Written August 20, 2021
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Alexandre Blanchet
1 contribution
Oct 2022
Great guide and really amazing sight of london. We did this at the beginning of our 10 day trip and it was perfect to introduce us to the city.

I would suggest the guide to talk a more international english because sometimes he was hard to understand.

Also we were often stuck in traffic which is why I'm removing 1 star.

Would definitly recommend
Written October 12, 2022
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Valerie L
2 contributions
We got up at 630am on a Sunday after traveling all day the day before. We got a cab ($20), got to the "address". It was a bus terminal. No signs. Asked someone from another tour company where to go. Ran down to gate 20 making sure we were there at 730. CANCELED. Said they tried to call. Well, I don't answer #s I don't know. No message. Any other correspondence was by text...no texts. So our plans for the day...the one day in London were exploded. We searched for another tour and did a hop on hop off, but we didn't see as much as we'd expected to. Disappointingly.
Written May 16, 2022
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