Enjoy the warmest welcome to London with a tour that takes in all the top sights.
* The Tower of London with our very own Yeoman Warder
* St Paul’s Cathedral and the Globe Theatre on a private Thames river cruise
* The splendid Westminster Abbey
Visit the Tower of London away from the crowds. We drive past some of London's most famous landmarks including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament before we arrive at the Tower of London where we are met on the middle drawbridge by our very own Yeoman Warder. Leading us into this world heritage site before it opens to the public our Beefeater will take us on a private guided tour explaining the history behind this fortress of imprisonment and torture. We are also the first group to see the Crown Jewels before enjoying some free time to explore on our own. Why not visit Traitors Gate, the armories or the Bloody Tower? And keep an eye out for the famous ravens. Tradition has it that if the ravens leave the Tower, the monarch will fall!
Departing the Tower we head to The Mall to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony as one of the Queens Household Regiments march from St. James Palace to Buckingham Palace dressed in their world famous tunics and busbies.
Next we take a short private cruise on the River Thames as we enjoy excellent views of St Paul's Cathedral and Shakespeare's Globe and then take a break for lunch. After lunch we have a photo stop at Westminster Abbey.
The afternoon part of the tour begins with a visit to St Paul's Cathedral. We will explore the masterpiece designed by Wren in 1673 with a professional guide, taking time to listen to the 1695 organ that Mendelssohn once played and visit the tombs of Nelson and Wellington. There will also be the chance to test the unique acoustics of the Whispering Gallery. On Sundays, when there is restricted viewing at the Cathedral, there will be an opportunity to enter and enjoy one of the services. Visit the Tower of London with this private tour away from the crowds. Following our coach drive past some of London's most famous landmarks including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament we arrive at the Tower of London where we are met on the middle drawbridge by our very own Yeoman Warder. Meeting/pick-up point: Victoria Coach station, Gate 19.
Duration: 7.5 hours.
Start/opening time: At 7:45am.
Others: If the Changing of the Guard is not taking place you will still see Buckingham Palace.