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London Vintage Bus Tour Including River Thames Cruise with Optional Lunch

  • Half-day London city sightseeing tour
  • Tour London on a vintage double-decker bus and see attractions like Westminster Abbey
  • See top London attractions including Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the London Eye during your Thames River sightseeing cruise
London Vintage Bus Tour Including River Thames Cruise with Optional Lunch
From US$38.44
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Vintage bus tour and Thames River cruise
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Vintage bus tour, Thames River cruise with fish and chips lunch with tea or coffee at a centrally located pub
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Hop aboard a vintage double-decker bus for a comfortable sightseeing bus tour through London! On this fun-filled 3.5-hour excursion, you'll see main attractions like Big Ben and the Tower of London, take a Thames River cruise past Westminster and the London Eye, and watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Upgrade to include lunch at a traditional British pub.

What to Expect

Your half-day London tour begins in the morning at Victoria Coach Station in 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 for 16 royal weddings!

Next head to the banks of the Thames River, where you’ll 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 River Thames 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 early afternoon near Victoria Railway Station. Upgrade your tour to include a traditional fish and chips lunch at a London pub!

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1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Best way to see London Gavin was amazing and made our day! Would recommend this tour to my Tasmanian friends!

Thank ReplacingShadows
Reviewed 13 August 2018
Excellent way to see the sights of London!!

We booked this tour for our first morning in London - which happened to be a Sunday AM - excellent time to be driving around the city as there is NO traffic! Met up at the Victoria Coach station at suggested time - what a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank LLA4
Reviewed 7 August 2018
Bus, River, Harrods...Excellent

What fantastic value. Vintage, open-topped Routemaster tour of London, followed by Thames cruise (Tower of London - Vauxhall - Westminster Pier) and topped off by a coach to Harrods for a lovely cream tea + glass of Prosecco. Excellently organised (Cameron on tickets and logistics),...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank PMur1970
Reviewed 1 June 2018
Everything We Wanted to See

This was a wonderful tour of London; we saw everything! Steve, our guide, was full of great information and humor. Highly recommend this as a part of your trip to London.

Date of experience: June 2018
7  Thank Virginia H
Reviewed 10 May 2018
Great tour! Would recomend to all who are visiting London for the first time.

The tour was great and Gavin was fun and informative! We loved the boat ride especially. We wish we could have done this on day one but the weather was not co-operative so it ended up being a last day thing after we had visited...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank rebsteb
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8 November 2018|
Response from Virginia H | Reviewed this property |
It concluded about noon near Victoria Railway Station, London. Enjoy!
23 October 2018|
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Response from Virginia H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to say, it would be rather tight. Call the company because my husband remembers us being done at noon. Both parts of the tour were wonderful. I think you can take a tour without the river option which might be better... More
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11 June 2018|
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Response from geneviève C |
Thanks Mr Tony.