Tower of London and River Thames Tour for Families

Tower of London and River Thames Tour for Families

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Tour Highlights

  • Combine a cruise on the River Thames with a special visit to the Tower of London that your kids will love
  • Hear stories of London's past come to life on the river where they happened with views of Tower Bridge
  • Be one of the first groups inside with fast track access at the Tower of London
  • Specially designed activities and materials
  • All tickets and reservation fees
  • Local expert tour guide
  • Groups of 25 people or fewer


Treat yourselves and your children to this fun and informative look into some of London’s top sights. A specially trained guide will take you on a fantastic voyage down the Thames, with stories from the city’s past, crowned by early entry to the Tower of London and the Crown Jewels. Specifically designed activities will make sure your kids stay charged!
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Make Precious Family Memories in London

Enjoy this one of a kind experience crafted for families with children aged 5 to 12. A top-rated guide trained to work with children will bring London’s unique history to life through stories and special activity materials your kids will love.

Boats on River Thames by Day

See London from the River Thames

Discover the muddy history of this fascinating city from the river itself on a cruise to learn about the smugglers, pirates and mutineers that prowled its waters. See both London and Tower bridges from the best vantage point, along with many other famous landmarks.

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Early Access to the Tower of London

Benefit from fast track access to London’s top attraction and be among the first groups to enter its gates. Tales of treason, royal executions and intrigue will enthrall both you and your children as your guide evokes the mysteries hidden inside these stone walls.

Tour Description

London’s size and immense history may seem larger than life for children. That’s why we have designed a special family tour to ensure they experience it as they should, sparking their imagination! The foggy history of the Tower of London, the River Thames and the surrounding historic center will be brought vividly to life with a handpicked itinerary chock full of the best of this history-laden realm. On this tour, you’ll cruise down the Thames, count its most famous bridges, as well as be among the first to enter the Tower as it’s waking up and at its quietest.

Our Tower of London family tour kicks off at Embankment, from where you’ll set sail on the Thames, much as the English sailors of the past would have done. As you see London from the water, your family will be enthralled with dastardly tales of the smugglers, pirates, and mutineers who sailed the Thames, as well as the fate that befell them when caught. Be captivated as your guide conjures images of these scallywags being marched across London Bridge led by a man carrying a silver oar.

As the Tower of London comes into view, it’s time to disembark and admire the iconic Tower Bridge from the best vantage points along the river. With their heads swimming with stories of swashbucklers, your children will have a new-found fascination, made all the more alluring by specially designed tour activity materials provided by your guide for each child. These fun resources will ensure children are engaged on every leg of the tour.

Then it’s time to brave the Tower of London! Formerly a notorious prison and execution ground where even members of the various royal houses met their grisly end, it now harbors treasures like the Crown Jewels. Our early morning departure means that your eager historians will be among the first to explore this amazing site.

History comes alive for them as your guide lays the Tower’s secrets bare – see the famous Beefeaters and learn about their proud history, then learn what the ominous Traitor’s Gate was used for, and the legend of the beady-eyed ravens that stalk the Tower’s grounds.

Marvel at the spectacular Crown Jewels, see the medieval palace where kings once lived, the towers where prisoners were held, and march along the ramparts as the guards once did defending this incredible fortress, with spectacular views over the river. Follow your guide as they take you straight to its most significant recesses, showing your children the very best of this surprising palace!

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What's Included

  • River boat tour
  • Guided visit of the Tower of London
  • Entrance tickets to the Tower of London
  • Specially designed materials for children
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer

Sites Visited

  • Tower of London (inside)
  • Thames River cruise


  • When can I cancel a booking?

    On tours cancelled more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund. For tours cancelled less than 72 hours before scheduled departure time, we are unable to offer refunds. Instead we suggest that customers reschedule their tour for another time more convenient for them.

  • When can I make a amendment to a booking?

    Changes made to bookings within the 72 hour window will be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling, headsets and administration.

  • Is an advanced booking necessary or can I just show up at the meeting point?

    We strongly advise against arriving at the meeting point without a booking as we cannot guarantee that there will be space left on the tour. Our guides are unable to accept payment for tours so any bookings made on the spot will still need to be processed over the phone with payment by credit card.

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