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London in One Day, Changing of the Guard & Cruise  

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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, and a Thames River Cruise.

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

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Highlights / General details
Kensington Palace, Parliament Square and Westminster Abbey:
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.

Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard:
We head to St. James' Park and Buckingham Palace to see the colorful 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.

St. Paul's Cathedral:
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. In recent 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.

The Tower of London and Crown Jewels:
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 armory 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.

Thames River Cruise:
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.

Inclusion
First-class luxury Motor-coach with Free Wi-Fi; Services of a professional Tour Guide; Panoramic tour of London; Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (or Horseguards Parade); Entry and a guided tour of St Paul’s Cathedral; Entry and guided tour of The Tower of London; River Cruise Ticket (one way from Tower Pier to Westminster); Personal Audio Headset.

Exclusion
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Lunch; Gratuity.

Hours of operation
Available daily departing at 8:45am. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time.
No tour departures on January 1 and December 24-26.
St. Paul's Cathedral is closed to visitors on Sundays and during other special events. We will stop for photographs at St. Paul's Cathedral and spend longer at Tower of London on May 12, 14 and 23, June 23 and 30, October 4 and 10.

Duration
Approximately 8½ hours.

Location
Tour departs from the Victoria Coach Station, Gate 1-5, 164 Buckingham Palace Road, London.

Policies
Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty, No Show always 100% penalty.
When there is no Changing of the Guard, we will visit Horseguards Parade.
St. Paul's Cathedral is closed to visitors on Sundays and during other special events. We will stop for photographs at St. Paul's Cathedral and spend longer at Tower of London on May 12, 14 and 23, June 23 and 30, October 4 and 10.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**


     
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