Tour London's most important sights on a morning tour that's perfect if you're spending only a short time in England's capital. You'll gain a comprehensive overview of London's attractions, take a guided tour of St. Paul's Cathedral and see the famous Changing of the Guard, then have the afternoon free to explore London at your leisure.
Your morning tour begins with a panoramic drive around Parliament Square to Westminster Abbey, where British kings, queens, statesmen, poets and writers are buried. Your scenic city tour takes you past many other famous sights of London, including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Whitehall, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column.
A tour highlight is your guided tour of Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece, St. Paul's Cathedral. Crowned by the magnificent dome that continues to dominate the London skyline, 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, most recently, the thanksgiving services for both the Golden Jubilee and 80th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen.
Next, you'll watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in all its colorful pageantry and ceremony, set to the stirring tunes of the regimental band – don't forget your camera!
Back on the coach, you'll travel through the aristocratic area of Mayfair and head for the lights of Piccadilly Circus in the heart of London's West End, where cinemas, historic theaters, nightclubs, restaurants and bars jostle for space.
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