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Buckingham Palace and Vintage Bus Tour of London

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US$ 77.90
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    What to Expect
    Travel independently to the start point in central London. Meet your expert guide and hop inside your iconic Routemaster bus—one of the vintage, red double-decker buses that are forever associated with England’s capital.

    Sit back into your comfortable seat, and have your camera ready for your panoramic tour of top London sights. Journey around the landmark-packed heart of the city, and enjoy great views of such famous monuments as Lord Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey, the latter the setting of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011.

    Leave your bus at the Thames River, and step on to a comfortable sightseeing boat for a scenic cruise. As you sail, admire London’s skyline. See the massive dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral, and snap photos of Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, and newer city icons such as the London Eye.

    Afterward, continue by bus to Buckingham Palace: the official London residence of Britain’s royals since the 19th century. Walk with your guide to the entrance of the palace, a site that’s only open to the public for two months each year. Then, bid your guide goodbye and enter independently as guides are not permitted to accompany you inside.

    Show your prebooked ticket, and set off on an audio-guided tour of Queen Elizabeth II’s opulent State Rooms. Admire the glittering chandeliers, sumptuous furnishings and other priceless treasures from the famous Royal Collection, and drink in the rarified atmosphere of the history-stepped rooms and halls.

    Your experience ends when you exit Buckingham Palace, leaving you free to continue exploring London independently or to make your own way back to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, Belgravia, London SW1W 9TP, UK
    Departure Time
    8:15 AM
    5h 30m
    Return Details
    Buckingham Palace Road, Buckingham Palace Rd, Victoria, London SW1W, UK
    • 1960's Vintage bus tour
    • Thames River cruise
    • Buckingham Palace, the State Rooms, including Special exhibition 'Queen Victoria’s Palace'
    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Thames River
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please note: Eating and drinking are not permitted inside the State Rooms. Photography, video recording and filming including the use of wearable devices for non-commercial purposes are not permitted inside the State Rooms.
    • 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
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    I can thoroughly recommend this tour and the team Sinhead being the tour guide were fantastic .Sinhead knew so much about every place we visited her knowledge of our history and the Royal guards was second to none .
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    Excellent tour. Gavin our guide was exceptional. He made a drama of the whole experience. His knowledge of London and delivery of it was incredible, entertaining, and most enjoyable for the whole family. This is a great way to get a taste of all the main attractions in central
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    First, the meeting place is inside the coach station sharing one gate with 7 different tours. Boarding is a chaos, if you don't pay attention to the announcement in the noisy background, you will have no idea when to board. Secondly, we sat on the upstairs front, the tour guide
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    My friend and I recently took part of this tour and have nothing negative to say. Even in the rain, the bus tour was a blast and the Thames River cruise (30min) was a pleasant addition which gave us a different perspective of London. The tour was well organized, and the staff
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    We were a group of 6 who, honestly, primarily selected the tour so we could tour Buckingham Palace (it was sold out on other venues). We were pleasantly surprised! While the queuing to board the bus was a bit chaotic, we soon forgot that as our tour guide (who sounded a lot
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 5h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English
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