Tower of London view from the famous Thames River
view of the inside of the Tower of London
Beefeater explaining the incredible history of the Tower of London
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tourists taking a picture with the Beefeater
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Tower of London Tour with Beefeater Private Audience & Optional Entrance to Buckingham Palace

(72 Reviews)
1h 15min / Flexible
08:30 & 09:30

  • You can tour the Tower of London on your own or you can visit this historic fortress, prison and execution site with a Yeoman Warder – better known as a Beefeater – as only City Wonders can deliver.  You’ll enjoy authentic first-hand accounts of this elite guard, take pictures and ask questions. This is a private, exclusive experience not available to anyone else.
  • We begin this unparalleled offering in the early morning so you can avoid the long lines and crowds. You’ll also enjoy unlimited free time to explore the Tower of London on your own after the tour so you can revisit it’s vast and awe-inspiring history at your leisure, including the infamous White Tower where the “Princes in the Tower” were held and allegedly murdered by their Uncle Richard III.
  • Your expert, English-speaking guide will ensure you enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience. You’ll be awed by the Crown Jewels, which have been guarded here for the last 600 years. The priceless collection includes regal regalia, swords, orbs, crowns and sceptres. It’s magnificent and not to be missed!
  • Optional upgrade to enter Buckingham Palace, which is only open to visitors for two months each year, with pre-booked entrance and no waiting in line. Experience the history and beauty of the palace with an official audio guide as you stroll through the State Apartments and gardens.

Tour Description

What's Included

  • Entrance tickets to Tower of London
  • English-speaking City Wonders representative
  • Beefeater guard assigned to your group
  • Entry tickets to Buckingham Palace (if option selected)
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • Tower of London
  • Buckingham Palace (if option selected)

Experience the infamous Tower of London on this exciting tour with exclusive access to one of the sites’ famous Beefeater guards!

Used as both a Palace and a prison, this landmark is most known for housing the Crown Jewels and being the site of execution for three Queens of England. Our City Wonders coordinator will give you an inspiring introduction into your experience, the tower itself, and the Beefeaters.

You will then be led in to meet one of the Tower’s Yoeman Warders – more commonly known as Beefeaters. Dedicated only to your small group, this Beefeater will explain the story and traditions of this elite guard and will be available to take pictures and answer questions.

After the tour, you are a free to stay in the Tower to explore its’ vast history. Visit Tower Green for a chance to learn about the fascinating lives of the royals who lived, worked, and died within its walls. Explore the famous White tower to take in the incredible beauty and history of this unique destination from a truly breathtaking vantage point.
Because our tour begins early in the morning, you will have the opportunity to be among the first visitors to the Jewel House to see the spectacular Crown Jewels, which have been held here for the last 600 years.

Upgrade and enter to Buckingham Palace.

By upgrading your tour upon booking, you can secure a ticket to Buckingham Palace, one of the most iconic attractions in London that opens to visitors only for two months each year. As part of this upgrade, our expert City Wonders representative will personally guide you through the palace's lavish apartments and stunning gardens, ensuring you don't miss a thing.

By choosing our tour, you'll have guaranteed access with no waiting in lines. Admire the lavish apartments and stunning rooms that showcase some of the most treasured pieces of the Royal Collection.

Experience the grandeur of Buckingham Palace and learn about its rich history and traditions with the official audio guide provided by our tour. Take a leisurely stroll through the palace and its breathtaking gardens, all while taking in the picturesque royal setting. This is a unique and unforgettable way to immerse yourself in the grandeur of this iconic British landmark.


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