A full day tour of London. See Westminster Abbey, the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and enjoy guided tours of St Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London. Includes entrance to St Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London, and a Thames River Cruise.
Free WiFi and USB Charging on Tour Coaches
The tour begins with a panoramic drive around Parliament Square to see the magnificent Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married. To Kensington Palace, former home of Diana, Princess of Wales. We'll see the Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial.
We head to St James' Park and Buckingham Palace to see the colourful ceremony of the Changing of the Guard. Accompanied by a military band, a detachment of the Queen's Foot Guard march to Buckingham Palace to change with the old guard. Then have a chance to enjoy lunch at a traditional London Pub.
We take you on a guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece with its magnificent dome. The Cathedral was rebuilt after the Great Fire of London in 1666. Over the years it has seen the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, to Lady Diana Spencer and, more recently, the thanksgiving services for both the Diamond Jubilee and 80th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen.
Founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7 and enlarged by successive sovereigns, the Tower of London is one of the world's most famous and spectacular fortresses. Over the past 1000 years it has been a Royal Palace, an armoury and a place of imprisonment and execution. The Beefeaters who guard the Tower will regale you with stories of its past. We will visit the Crown Jewels, including the magnificent solid-gold crown used at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the enormous Cullinan diamonds and the extraordinary Koh-i-Noor.
Conclude your day of sightseeing with a journey from Tower Pier to Westminster Pier, where your tour will end. City Cruises operate a regular service between the Tower of London and Westminster Pier where you will enjoy a leisurely cruise and admire key landmarks from the river including London Eye, The Shard and Houses of Parliament.
To top off your day take a trip 135m above the River Thames on the London Eye to enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the city. The London Eye stands 135m high on the South Bank between Waterloo and Westminster Bridges. The London Eye is a standard ticket and booked at the 6.00pm-6.30pm time-slot on the same day as your tour.
The state of the art VOX Radioguide® system is used during the walking sections of this tour: guests are issued with a personal headset ensuring they never miss a word of the guide's commentary.
This tour is booked and operated by Evan Evans Tours.
Days of operation:
Tour Starts: 9.00am Victoria Coach Station (boarding commences 8.30am)
Tour Finishes: approx 5.30pm Westminster Pier
*The Evan Evans Tours check-in desk is at Victoria Coach Station, opposite Gate 2.
Duration: 8½ hours
Tour operates in English.
Victoria Coach Station: Is a 10-15 minute walk from Victoria Train Station. Boarding: Commences 30 minutes prior to departure and the gates close 2 minutes in advance of departure. On Board Our Coaches: There are no toilets and no hot drinks or hot food are allowed (cold drinks & odourless food are allowed).
If there is no changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, we will instead see the ceremony at Horse Guards Parade.
Guests wanting to spend longer at the Tower of London may use their cruise ticket on another day (please check the validity of your boat ticket).
St Paul's Cathedral is closed to visitors on Sundays and during special events. On these days, we will stop for photographs at St Paul's Cathedral and spend longer at the Tower of London. There are quite a few stairs within the White Tower at the Tower of London, and there is currently no disabled access.
Please note, you do NOT require a printed copy of your eticket. On booking, you'll recieve an email confirmation with your eticket. If you don't have access to a printer, an electronic copy on your phone is sufficient to join the tour.
For your peace of mind, we have implemented the following enhanced hygiene and distancing measures across our coach tours:
Please note: following the latest government advice, our coaches are operating at normal capacity on departures from 11th October 2021. Seating is planned in advance, and where possible empty seats will be left next to single travellers and odd-numbered groups, although this cannot be guaranteed.
A full refund or date change will be offered up to 24 hours before travel. Cancellations inside 24 hours will be charged at 100%. Please contact the Evan Evans Reservations Team on UK +44 (0)20 7932 8385.