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Stop At: Golden Tours, 4, Fountain Square, 121-151 Buckingham Palace Rd, Victoria, London SW1W 9SH, UK
Comprehensive Panoramic Tour
Enjoy a whistle stop tour of London’s famous monuments and marvel at the history of London’s modern masterpieces from the comfort of your seat.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
Towering high over the City of London, magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral is widely considered to be Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece and marvel at the beautiful mosaics inside. *On Sundays due to church services, there is no guiding inside the cathedral.
Buckingham Palace and Changing of the Guard
As iconic an image of London as red telephone boxes and double–decker buses, the Changing of the Guard is a not–to–be–missed royal feast of bearskin hats and red tunics. *We will visit Horseguards Parade when the ceremony is not available.
Complimentary Lunch Pack – More Time for Sightseeing
To save you time, money and the struggle of finding somewhere to eat, our tour also includes a totally tasty Lunch pack! Avoid wasting time waiting for a meal in a restaurant - it means you can make the most of each stop and won’t waste valuable exploring time.
The Tower of London and Crown Jewels
During its 1000 year history this impressive fortress has been a Royal Palace, prison, mint and even a zoo! Be dazzled by the Cullinan diamonds and the spectacular Kohi–i–Noor at the Crown Jewels.
ATTACK THE TOWER – Join a Yeoman Warder (‘Beefeater’) for an exclusive and very different view of the famous Tower of London on this guided tour. You will hear the story of the peasants’ revolt and attack on the Tower of 1381, the military cunning used to ensure the safety of the Monarch within, and how the Tower’s very architecture protects it from attack.
River Thames Boat Ride
Setting off from the Tower of London, take to the water on a River Thames boat ride and enjoy a tour of the London sights as you head towards the beautiful Greenwich.
Walking Tour of Greenwich
Explore the quaint beauty of Greenwich on this professionally guided walking tour, covering the iconic tea clipper Cutty Sark and the Old Royal Naval College, designed by Christopher Wren.
After the walking tour, get back on board the River Boat and take in more of the city sights as you sail towards Central London and the iconic wheel of The London Eye.
The Coca-Cola London Eye Experience
End your day with a London Eye experience and enjoy breathtaking views of London in the luxury of your glass capsule.
Your tour will finish at approximately 6:00pm at the London Eye Pier.
Duration: 10 hours
Golden Tours, 4, Fountain Square, 121-151 Buckingham Palace Rd, Victoria, London SW1W 9SH, UK
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This tour was fast moving and covered a lot of ground over the course of the day. While you could not spend must time at each site it did allow us to get a flavor of the beautiful city of London. The simple box lunch that was included was pretty basic but did save us time and allowed more time to see the sights. If you only have one full day to see and explore London then I would highly recommend this tour. Our local guide, Ruth, and coach driver, Massimo, did a great job!
Very well organised and guided tour. The guide was excellent.Recommended tour for all ages.Please keep it up.
Antonio our tour guide was very informative. Despite all the traffic, he got us to Buckingham Palace in time to see the changing of the guard. Although the weather didn't cooperate with our visit, we still enjoyed seeing all of the sights of London.
Our Total London Experience tour was most enjoyable....our guide “Rick” was very knowledgeable in every aspect of this tour, great personality and wonderful person to talk to. Great tour to take for those with a limited time in London.
This was a really good tour. The tour guide was superb and watched after us and explained the historical aspects of buildings. I would have really like to tour inside Buckingham Palace so that's why no 5 circle rating.
The tour was excellent, David the tour guide was also excellent great value for money we would have liked to have more time at the Tower of London to get around everywhere due to the time it took to get into see the Crown Jewels. David's tips about where to stand for the changing of the guard was a great tip.Overall it was an excellent day and good value for money.
The description of the tour was misleading. Our tour guide was a pleasant man, but didnt give a lot of historical information like we’ve experienced with other tour guides. It says a river cruise but it was riding a boat taxi. It was suppose to include the changing of the guard but we were told we had to leave before it was over. We paid a lot of money and really didn’t get what we thought we were getting.
The day started with a late checkin and late departure. Early on, the bus was told that we picked a bad day because there was a half marathon, protesters and rain in the area. We did not see Big Ben or the changing of the guard. Since it was a Sunday, we also did not get the tour of St Paul’s cathedral. The lunch was a small cheese sandwich. Overall the tour was not a good value for the money spent. My confirmation said to expect a 6PM return but we were done by 4. The bus left us after the morning so personal items had to be carried the remainder of the trip. My expectation was that the Thames river would have narration to point out the sites but none was provided as the group was spread out in the river taxi.
Our day started badly with our guide seeming to have a problem checking in the last group of travelers, some had premium seats but the rest also wanted to sit with them. Getting them on the bus kept us late. The Boss appeared and gave them the option to travel, or not. Our guide, Susan, appeared to waste time, e.g. when we arrived at the Tower of London, she talked for a while before telling us that she had to go and check that we would all get on to the boat we were booked on to take us to Greenwich. Off she went. When she eventually came back, she then told us that she had to go and get our tickets for the Tower. Off she went again. We wasted a full half hour waiting around. When touring St Paul's or the Tower, if you were not right next to her, it was a waste of time, as you couldn't hear what she was saying. When we got to Greenwich, she took us in the opposite direction, to sit us all down and tell us repeatedly, that she was going to give out the London Eye tickets and that we should make sure we do not lose them as they were very expensive. Repeated.....Then it was time to go to our destination. Why, when we got off the boat could we not have gone to find out about Greenwich meantime straight away, and been given our London Eye tickets whilst waiting for the Thames cruise part of the tour. We were told that we wouldn't have to wait when we got to the London Eye, as our tickets meant we didn't have to queue....that's a laugh. Poor guide. A lot of wasted time. Packed lunch was quite acceptable. Places and events covered were good. Bus driver was good.
First of all, tour was supposed to begin at 8:00 a.m. Instead, the tour guide did not begin checking people in until after 8:00 a.m. We were then informed there would be no changing of the guard that day "due to rain" but it wasn't raining. While I know Golden Tours is not responsible for it being cancelled, we did not do anything else to replace that activity. Traffic was extremely backed up due to the half-marathon then taking place. We could not pass by the federal buildings due to the marathon and those streets being blocked off. Our box lunch was substandard, a cheese sandwich, with a bag of chips and a small water. Once we arrived at the Tower of London, our bus took off and we were left to walk for the rest of the tour...not mentioned in this tour's description at all! We were given a few hours to walk around at the Tower of London unescorted after being led to the Crown Jewels area. Once on the Thames River Boat Ride, there was no commentary by anyone to explain what we were seeing. Last stop...London Eye...while incredible, that was the end of the "10 hour tour" and it was only 3:00 p.m.!!! Disappointing!!!
I'm sure everyone was aware well ahead of time the half-marathon was running that day...perhaps with all the tie-ups it brings, the tour company should not run the tour on that day!
Don’t miss out during your trip to London with a day tour filled with top city sights and attractions! Your tour includes a panoramic tour of London, entry to St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London, ride on the London Eye and a viewing of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace! Your expert guide will be there every step of the way to make sure you have a fantastic day out in London.
Free Lunch Pack – More Sightseeing Time!To save you time, money and the struggle of finding somewhere to eat, our tour also includes a totally tasty Lunch pack!
Highlights of the tour:
Entry to St. Paul’s Cathedral
Panoramic tour of London
See the Changing of the Guard
Free Lunch Pack
Entry to Tower of London
Meet the Yeoman Warders
See the famous Crown Jewels
Walking Tour of Greenwich
Thames River boat ride
Coca-Cola London Eye Experience
Luxury air–conditioned vehicle