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London Vintage Bus Tour Including River Thames Cruise with Optional Lunch

London Vintage Bus Tour Including River Thames Cruise with Optional Lunch
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Save time walking between London sights, and cover more ground by going on a sightseeing bus tour. Relax and enjoy the views from a vintage bus that passes top landmarks such as Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey. The tour also includes a Thames River Cruise, so you can see the city from a new vantage point. Sail past the Houses of Parliament, Shakespeare’s Globe and more, with informative audio commentary.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Drive past top London sights from the comfort of a vintage bus
  • Access incredible photo opportunities from a Thames River Cruise
  • Flexible experience—option to upgrade and add on a fish and chips lunch
  • The tour stops at Buckingham Palace to watch the "Changing of the Guard"
What to expect
  • Your half-day London tour begins in the city center. Meet your friendly guide and grab a seat in the vintage red double-decker bus, then sit back and take in fantastic views of the city awakening around you. As you ride, hear interesting anecdotes about passing local sites such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Westminster Abbey—the venue for every coronation since the 11th century and 16 royal weddings! Next head to the banks of the Thames River, where you get an up-close view of the formidable Tower of London. Built by William the Conquerer in the 11th century, the site has a long and stormy history as a prison and execution site. Before continuing on, hear a bit about the famous Beefeater Guards and the Crown Jewels that are housed in the impenetrable fort. At Tower Pier, board a sightseeing boat and grab a seat in the glass-encased saloon or on the open deck. Drift in comfort along the banks of the historic Thames River and discover London’s history through lively audio commentary. Relax as the boat makes a short loop under the London Bridge, passing the Houses of Parliament, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and the London Eye. After your cruise, hop back on the bus and head to Buckingham Palace to watch the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Marvel at the precision and tradition of the ritual, performed by the Queen’s Foot Guard and a military band. Your tour concludes back at your original departure point. Upgrade your tour to include a traditional fish and chips lunch at a London pub!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Drive past top London sights from the comfort of a vintage bus
  • Access incredible photo opportunities from a Thames River Cruise
  • Flexible experience—option to upgrade and add on a fish and chips lunch
  • The tour stops at Buckingham Palace to watch the "Changing of the Guard"
What to expect
  • Your half-day London tour begins in the city center. Meet your friendly guide and grab a seat in the vintage red double-decker bus, then sit back and take in fantastic views of the city awakening around you. As you ride, hear interesting anecdotes about passing local sites such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Westminster Abbey—the venue for every coronation since the 11th century and 16 royal weddings! Next head to the banks of the Thames River, where you get an up-close view of the formidable Tower of London. Built by William the Conquerer in the 11th century, the site has a long and stormy history as a prison and execution site. Before continuing on, hear a bit about the famous Beefeater Guards and the Crown Jewels that are housed in the impenetrable fort. At Tower Pier, board a sightseeing boat and grab a seat in the glass-encased saloon or on the open deck. Drift in comfort along the banks of the historic Thames River and discover London’s history through lively audio commentary. Relax as the boat makes a short loop under the London Bridge, passing the Houses of Parliament, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and the London Eye. After your cruise, hop back on the bus and head to Buckingham Palace to watch the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Marvel at the precision and tradition of the ritual, performed by the Queen’s Foot Guard and a military band. Your tour concludes back at your original departure point. Upgrade your tour to include a traditional fish and chips lunch at a London pub!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2452HARRODSLUNCH
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Panoramic tour of London by 1960's Vintage bus
  • Thames River Cruise
  • Fish and chips meal (if option selected)
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Thames River
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Houses of Parliament
  • Entry/Admission - Big Ben
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK 164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria. Located 5-minute walk from Victoria Train & Underground station. Morning tour departs at Gate 19 - 20 at 7:45am (Boarding starts at 7:30am) and Afternoon tour departs at Gate 0 at 1:00pm (Boarding starts at 12:45pm)
  • Saint Georges Tavern, St Georges Tavern, 14 Belgrave Rd, London SW1V 1QD, UK
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Two-course meal (if option selected) is a choice of either Fish and Chips or Vegetarian Sausages and Mash and Brownie for the dessert. Drinks are available at additional cost.
  • Please note: this is an open top bus tour, please be prepared for the possibility of rain. On rare occasions the open top bus may be changed to a closed top bus.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please note: the Changing of the Guard only takes place on the morning tour
  • Please note: at time of booking you will need to select between the morning or afternoon departures.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Inclusions
  • Panoramic tour of London by 1960's Vintage bus
  • Thames River Cruise
  • Fish and chips meal (if option selected)
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Thames River
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Houses of Parliament
  • Entry/Admission - Big Ben
Departure details
  • Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK 164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria. Located 5-minute walk from Victoria Train & Underground station. Morning tour departs at Gate 19 - 20 at 7:45am (Boarding starts at 7:30am) and Afternoon tour departs at Gate 0 at 1:00pm (Boarding starts at 12:45pm)
  • Saint Georges Tavern, St Georges Tavern, 14 Belgrave Rd, London SW1V 1QD, UK
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Saint Georges Tavern, St Georges Tavern, 14 Belgrave Rd, London SW1V 1QD, UK
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Two-course meal (if option selected) is a choice of either Fish and Chips or Vegetarian Sausages and Mash and Brownie for the dessert. Drinks are available at additional cost.
  • Please note: this is an open top bus tour, please be prepared for the possibility of rain. On rare occasions the open top bus may be changed to a closed top bus.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please note: the Changing of the Guard only takes place on the morning tour
  • Please note: at time of booking you will need to select between the morning or afternoon departures.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers

5.0
36 reviews
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Chimdinma
1 contribution
Very happy
Oct 2021 • Friends
It was an enjoyable tour. John our tour guide was amazing. And the river cruise was fun too. I’ve been to London a couple of times and visited most of the attraction sites, but this experience was different in a good way. 😊😊I recommend
Written 9 October 2021
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Amanda
2 contributions
Great experience to see the sights
Aug 2021 • Family
Great experience tour lasted around 3.1/4 hours , clear informative information from our guide lisa she was friendly and you could ask any questions, Buckingham palace was our first stop and stopped for around 20 mins, we went around london and dropped off at tower bridge for our boat cruise down to Westminster this was informative too, we got off there as our hotel wasn’t far away, but it takes you back to Victoria coach station, my little girl enjoyed it too and was taking plenty of photos on the bus.
Would recommend it was great value and we would do it again.
Written 25 August 2021
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Chan
3 contributions
Vintage Red Bus Open Top Tour
Aug 2021 • Family
Brilliant tour with a lovely guide Lisa, great way to celebrate my daughter's 8th birthday. The cruise down the River Thames was our highlight. We made beautiful memories. Would highly recommend.
Written 23 August 2021
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lindav072018
Essex, UK1 contribution
Routemaster bus tour
Aug 2021
We had a very enjoyable day from start to finish. Lisa was very knowledgeable even when Anthony had to take a different route due to traffic issues, he was a very competent driver. Lisa was always on hand to answer questions and point us in the right direction for our additional visit to the London eye. We would highly recommend this tour and Lisa and Anthony.
Written 23 August 2021
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Sue A
2 contributions
Fantastic!
Aug 2021 • Friends
Trip was brilliant, tour guide, Lisa was excellent and Anthony our driver was fantastic!
Would definitely recommend it!
Written 22 August 2021
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Stephen
1 contribution
Classic London Bus Tour
Aug 2021 • Family
A great tour of London on a classic open top bus. We enjoyed the whole experience from start to finish. Both the driver Jermaine and guide Lisa were professional, accommodating and fun. The little stops were a perfect break and ideal times for photos. The Thames cruise was a lovely added bonus. Thank you 👍
Written 18 August 2021
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Kris H
Dover, UK39 contributions
Excellent Tour
Aug 2021
This was a really good tour with Lisa and Jermaine and far exceeded my expectations. The tour was taken at a leisurely pace with plenty of stops for photo opportunities and to get a closer look at attractions. Lisa's commentary was knowledgeable and entertaining with lots of snippets of info you won't find in the guide books. The river cruise too was good fun
The meeting point was ideal and was well organised. A couple of tips- if the weather isnt great a warm jacket or jumper for the cruise is advisable. Also the best seats are not right at the front of the top deck as you may think, but further back as this enables you to see what is above and is also easier to hear the commentary.
We had agreat time and would thoroughly recommend this tour.
Written 18 August 2021
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Theresa G
Gillingham, UK2 contributions
A Lovely Day Out
Aug 2021 • Family
We really enjoyed the bus tour and river cruise. Lisa our tour guide was very informative on the history of London. It was educational for us and the children. Jermaine our bus driver was also very good. A lovely day out.
Written 18 August 2021
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Pokey30
London, UK10 contributions
Highly recommend - thank you Lisa and Jermaine!
Aug 2021 • Friends
Fantastic tour with Lisa and Jermaine. Fuelled with lots of fantastic sights and interesting facts. Highly recommend - excellent value for money!
Written 17 August 2021
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Kiran
1 contribution
Brilliant day out
Jun 2021
Amazing Tour! Alan (the guide) was lovely - lots of fun for both the adults & the kids! Lots of photo ops & great commentary along the way!
Definitely would recommend for good day out in London.
Lloyd's driving was also a 10/10!
Written 21 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Wonderful tour. Highly recommend
Wonderful trip and well worth the time. Frank (our Guide) and Carlos (our Driver) were awesome. Would highly reco
Kathy Q
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Fun day at Stonehenge and Bath
Alan was an entertaining and informational guide! It made a long day fly by quickly and he directed us to a hidden
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Dover Cliffs tour doesn't go to the Dover Cliffs
Be careful if booking the tour to the Dover Cliffs. They just drive through the city of Dover and you can see them
Joy M
Joy M
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Fab
I booked this for my husband and I as we'd loved the films - watched with our 2 boys (now grown up). Our 22 year ol
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the fk just random rocks by a barbarian king st more like stonkhenge dont know why you want to go there
sophiae905
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Great day trip from London with a superb guide
Frank (guide) and Germaine (driver) were easily one of the highlights of our trip. Frank was both very informative
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Fun, exciting, and beautiful!
Omgosh, this tour was amazing! It was long but worth every minute! The sights we visited and the landscapes were
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Good!
Stonehenge was awesome, felt a little rushed there tho. Bath was nice area to shop but not much my cup of tea. wou
Ju G
Ju G
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Magical day out
Really great tour. All very covid friendly and clean. Lots to see. Loads of photo opportunities. You can buy a pers
Passport640352
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Nice day out from London
I joined the tour on the 9th of September. The booking process was really smooth and the guide, Carol was brilliant
liw867
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Amazing!
It was a very nice experience with Premium-Tours. Our guide (Nick) and driver (Andrew) were awesome! Highly recomme
181sorayah
181sorayah
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Open top bus hire
Jermaine our driver was fantastic. He was very accommodating, professional, courteous and patient. Loved the bus.
foxy-jan
foxy-jan
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Excellent
The tour was amazing. Jermaine and Derek were excellent, they were very helpful and kind answered any queries we h
RoyaZ
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A wonderful experience
My daughter and I have just returned from a wonderful day experiencing some of the most beautiful villages in the C
Sweetchardonnay73
Sweetchardonnay73
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Perfect tour around London with river cruise
Wow booked this vintage bus tour for me and my teenage daughter so glad I did we loved it ! Lisa our guide wa
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