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Vintage Double-Decker London Tour with River Cruise

by Premium Tours Duration 3h 30m+ Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is AU$59

Ride through central London aboard a classic red double-decker bus and see some of the city’s most renowned landmarks and attractions. Then, sail down the River Thames on a relaxing cruise. After taking in the sights from the water, head over to Buckingham Palace to catch all the pomp and pageantry of the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

Jump on board a splendidly restored double-decker Routemaster bus, an English icon from the 1950s, and set off through the city streets. Gaze out at views of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye as you ride along, and then by the bustle of Trafalgar Square, the modern architecture of The Shard, and the instantly recognisable span of Tower Bridge. Stop to snap photos of Westminster Abbey, where royal coronations have been held since the 11th century. If you have opted for the afternoon tour, you also have a photo stop at the Tower of London.

Next, swap the bus for a boat as you set off on a cruise down the Thames. The boat is on private hire for exclusive use by Premium Tours.Enjoy a guided commentary whilst sailing up river.Pass beneath Tower Bridge and London Bridge, and the Tower of London. Spot historical landmarks like Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and see the obelisk known as Cleopatra's Needle rising from the urban landscape. Step back onto shore and make your way to Buckingham Palace, where your tour concludes at the perfect location for watching the famous Changing of the Guard outside the residence of Her Majesty the Queen.

Ride through central London aboard a classic red double-decker bus and see some of the city’s most renowned landmarks and attractions. Then, sail down the River Thames on a relaxing cruise. After taking in the sights from the water, head over to Buckingham Palace to catch all the pomp and pageantry of the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

Jump on board a splendidly restored double-decker Routemaster bus, an English icon from the 1950s, and set off through the city streets. Gaze out at views of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye as you ride along, and then by the bustle of Trafalgar Square, the modern architecture of The Shard, and the instantly recognisable span of Tower Bridge. Stop to snap photos of Westminster Abbey, where royal coronations have been held since the 11th century. If you have opted for the afternoon tour, you also have a photo stop at the Tower of London.

Next, swap the bus for a boat as you set off on a cruise down the Thames. The boat is on private hire for exclusive use by Premium Tours.Enjoy a guided commentary whilst sailing up river.Pass beneath Tower Bridge and London Bridge, and the Tower of London. Spot historical landmarks like Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and see the obelisk known as Cleopatra's Needle rising from the urban landscape. Step back onto shore and make your way to Buckingham Palace, where your tour concludes at the perfect location for watching the famous Changing of the Guard outside the residence of Her Majesty the Queen.

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1:00 PM, Tour with Cruise in English

Duration 3h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Select this option for the bus tour and boat cruise.

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per adult
AU$58.92

Total price is AU$58.92, taxes included

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7:45 AM, Tour with Cruise in English

Duration 4h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Select this option for the bus tour, Changing of the Guard ceremony, and boat cruise.

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AU$58.92

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It only takes 2 minutes

7:45 AM, Tour with Cruise & Lunch in English, includes Food Only

Duration 5h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Select this option for the bus tour, Changing of the Guard ceromony, and boat cruise plus a traditional fish and chips lunch served at an English pub in Victoria.

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AU$92.07

Total price is AU$92.07, taxes included

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1:00 PM, Tour with Cruise & Cream Tea at Harrods in English, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 4h 15m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Select this option for the bus tour and boat cruise plus Harrods cream tea experience. Includes Home-baked English Scones served with clotted cream and jam, choice of tea from Harrods own tea gardens plus a glass of sparkling wine

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AU$110.48

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Vintage Double-Decker London Tour with River Cruise

Activity Location

Multiple Locations Visited

London

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Victoria Coach Station

    164 Buckingham Palace Road

    London SW1W 9TP


Highlights

  • Tour of London sites with a knowledgeable expert guide

  • Scenic ride in a restored classic red double-decker bus

  • Exclusive River Thames cruise

  • Photo stops at Westminster Abbey & Buckingham Palace

  • Iconic Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of London via vintage double-decker bus

  • River cruise

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Changing of the Guard takes place in the morning only. The Changing of the Guard is subject to change/not take place. When the ceremony does not take place, you will stop for photos of Buckingham Palace instead.

  • There is no photo stop outside the Tower of London on the morning tour, you will view the Tower of London from the river cruise instead.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Vintage Double-Decker London Tour with River Cruise ratings based on 64 Verified Reviews

4 out of 5

1/5 9 Mar. 2019

While the Thames cruise was enjoyable,a MAJOR problem was with our guide, Richard. Among those in the group were several elderly ladies with canes and one who had to use a walker. Nevertheless, Richard insisted on charging ahead leaving a good part of the group straggling to catch up. When we arrived at Buckingham Palace, he instructed us to gather around him and listen to his information, then immediately started back toward the bus, never giving us so much as one minute to take any photos despite protests. On the bus, he said "everyone is here" and ordered the driver to head out for the next stop. However, two of the children, in total panic yelled that their parents weren't there. With everyone insisting, he ran back, returned and said he couldn't find them and again, despite the children's protests was ready to leave. That was typical! Traffic and a detour prevented stopping anywhere else. NOT worth it!

Elizabeth K

United States

5/5 21 Feb. 2019

Wonderful time. Tour guide James was informatve and humerous. On the boat the guide Edward very interesting. Loved his voice. They made sure everyone was taken care of. The tea at Herrods was beautiful and a nice ending to a wonderful day