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Full Day – Tour No: L2
FULL DAY MAGIC OF LONDON WITH CREAM TEA AT HARRODS
• First group inside St Pauls with professional guide and fast entry ticket
•Cream tea at Harrods Georgian Restaurant
• Enjoy Home-baked scones, clotted cream & Strawberry jam, tea/coffee & Glass of bubbly
• Exclusive Thames River cruise
• See Changing of the Guard – subject to availability
• Visit the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral
• View the Crown Jewels
• First class motor coach with the services of a professional tour guide.
• Photo stop outside Westminster Abbey
St Paul’s Cathedral
The morning part of the tour begins with a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral where we enter as their doors open. We will explore the masterpiece designed by Wren in 1673 with a professional guide, taking time to listen to the 1695 organ that Mendelssohn once played and visit the tombs of Nelson and Wellington.
On Sundays when there is restricted viewing at the Cathedral there will be an opportunity to enter and enjoy one of the services.
Next a photo stop outside Westminster Abbey before we head to the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace *
Buckingham Palace is the official Royal residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Watch the world famous changing of the Guard ceremony as the Queen’s soldiers, dressed in their fabulous tunics and busbies march to military music.
Free time will be given for lunch and our guide will be happy to recommend places to eat.
Afternoon: The Tower of London
Arriving at the Tower of London built in 1066 by William the Conqueror, our guide will regale you with fascinating insights into the history of this Royal Palace and fortress. Ample time will be given to view the Crown Jewels and the White Tower and to wander around this imposing fortress.
Exclusive River Cruise on Thames
Take your seat for a 40 minute River Thames cruise.
Enjoy spectacular views as you glide down the Thames. The river offers the best perspective of a number of top attractions and sights; view The Houses of Parliament, The London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe, St Pauls, The Shard and The Tower of London and Tower Bridge from the comfort of your seat.
This boat is a modern catamaran offering climate-controlled indoor cabins with comfortable seating, outdoor back decks, toilets and on-board bars.
Afternoon cream tea at Harrods:
The Georgian’s quintessentially English cream tea stands amongst London’s finest, and when enjoyed in such regal surroundings, is an experience to be savoured, remembered and repeated. Home-baked English scones served with clotted cream and Harrods exclusive preserves and this is accompanied by a glass of Prosecco and your choice of tea from Harrods own tea gardens. Relax and enjoy!
Tour ends at Harrods in Knightsbridge leaving you the rest of the afternoon to explore the world’s famous department store.
*If the Changing of the Guard is not taking place you will still see Buckingham Palace.
*Please note that on very rare occasions when St. Paul’s Cathedral is closed we will operate an extended panoramic tour of London instead.
Tour duration is 9.5 hours
Days of Operation :
April – October: Daily
November, December & March: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
January & February: Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday
Tour Departs: 07.45 hours Victoria Coach Station
Tour Ends: Approx 16.15 hours in Harrods, Knightsbridge