Explore the very best of London on a full-day guided tour. You'll take a scenic drive through the West End and City, go for a cruise on the River Thames and visit the Tower of London.
Your full-day tour begins with a panoramic drive around Parliament Square to Westminster Abbey, where many of England's kings, queens, statesmen, poets and writers are buried. Other famous London sights you'll see on your guided tour include Big Ben and the neo-Gothic Houses of Parliament, Whitehall, Downing Street and Trafalgar Square, watched over by Nelson's Column.
After watching the famous Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in all its colorful pageantry, it's time to eat a hearty lunch (additional cost) onboard one of London's finest restaurants, the RS Hispaniola, moored on the Thames opposite the London Eye. After lunch, you'll join a Thames River cruise for great views of the Houses of Parliament, London Eye and London's famous bridges.
After the cruise, your tour continues to the Tower of London, the ancient fortress steeped in centuries of murder and treason, guarded by jet-black ravens. The splendidly dressed Beefeaters will tell you about the Tower's history, including tragic tales of royals and nobles who met their end within its walls. The Tower of London is also and home to the priceless "Crown Jewels", including the enormous Cullinan diamonds and the extraordinary Koh-i-Noor.
Continuing to the square mile of the City of London, you'll tour St. Paul's Cathedral and see Mansion House (home to the Lord Mayor of London) and the nearby Bank of England, known as the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street, in the heart of the old City.
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