Buckingham Palace
Changing of the guards in Buckingham Palace
Guided tour of the Tower of London
Cruise among the themes
tourists taking a picture with the Beefeater
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Best of London: Tower of London, Thames River Ride & Changing of the Guards

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Join us on our Best of Royal London Tour featuring the Tower of London, Thames River Cruise, followed by either the Changing of the Guards or a Royal Walk of Westminster city.
This carefully crafted early-morning visit to one of London’s most iconic landmarks lets you skip the long lines and avoid large crowds, ensuring you experience the Tower of London’s opening ceremony, if option selected, and get a firsthand look at the priceless Crown Jewels among the first visitors.
Afterwards, relax on a Thames River boat Ride with your expert, English-speaking guide offering insights into the major landmarks along the banks. Depending on the day you book, conclude your journey with either a viewing of the Changing of the Foot Guards or the Changing of the Horse Guards (Note : this event is subject to change with no prior notification from the Household Cavalry). If your tour departs after 9am, end with a guided walking tour through the lively area of Westminster. Be part of an exclusive London adventure – book your tour now!

  • Enjoy the Tower of London, Thames River ride, and The Changing of the Guards (on selected days). 
  • Experience the Tower of London’s opening ceremony if option selected and be among the first to view the priceless Crown Jewels.
  • Disembark your boat ride and depending on the day, either attend the Changing of the Guards or a fully guided walking tour through the vibrant city of Westminster.

Your Unique London Tour Experience

What's Included

  • VIP early-access tickets to Tower of London (if option selected)
  • Opening Ceremony of the Tower of London by the Beefeaters (if option selected)
  • Exclusive Guided Tour of the Tower of London
  • River Thames boat ride
  • Guided Walking tour of Westminster City or viewing of the Changing of the guards
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you always hear your guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Sites Visited

  • Tower of London
  • Thames River
  • Westminster City
  • St James's Park
  • Buckingham Palace (outside area)

Exclusive Tour of The Tower of London

Famous and somewhat infamous, we start your tour at one of the United Kingdom’s most recognizable landmarks – the Tower of London. Begin your day with exclusive guided access to the historic Tower of London, a former fortress, prison, and execution site. This early-morning visit ensures we beat the crowds and, if option selected, witness the captivating Opening Ceremony performed by the renowned Yeoman Warders.
By avoiding the crowds, our tour allows you to be among the first to see the Crown Jewels.

Changing of the Guards or Westminster Walking Tour

Depending on option selected and the schedule of the Household Cavalry, view the Changing of the Foot Guards or the Changing of the Horse Guards, an impressive display of British tradition and military precision famous to London. Alternatively, discover the Heart of London with the Westminster City Walking Tour: you'll find yourself surrounded by centuries of history and the very foundations of the British monarchy. You'll have the opportunity to admire famous sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey from outside.

Grand Finale at Buckingham Palace

Your tours ends outside Buckingham Palace - it looks like a grand bastion to the rest of us, but to the Royals it is home sweet home.

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