1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. River Thames

Tower of London and the River Thames Family Tour

Product ID: 71091
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Make history fun on a family-friendly tour of London. Keep the kids entertained and feed their young imaginations with a visit to the Tower of London and boat cruise along the River Thames.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Be among the first to enter the Tower of London after an early morning cruise
  • Sail down the River Thames and hear tales of pirates and mutineers
  • Get stunning views of some of London's iconic sights from the water
  • Make history fun with tour material specially designed for kids
Full description
Bring the history of London to life on a family-friendly tour of the Tower of London and cruise along the River Thames. Pass iconic sights and be among the first to walk through the gates of the tower to explore the fortress without the crowds.

Board a pleasure boat at Embankment Pier and hear tales of pirates, smugglers, and mutineers as you sail towards Tower Bridge. Learn about the power of the Admiralty as the Tower of London comes into view, within sight of HMS Belfast. Hear the gruesome story of the Tower of London, where even members of the Royal Family came to a grisly end in the Middle Ages.

See the Yeoman of the Guard, famously known as Beefeaters, and learn about their proud traditions. Hear what Traitor’s Gate was used for, and the legend of the beady-eyed ravens that stalk the grounds. Marvel at the Crown Jewels, and explore the medieval palace where the kings and queens of England used to live.
Includes
  • Boat cruise
  • Entrance ticket to the Tower of London
  • Specially designed material for children
  • English-speaking guide
  • Small group tour of no more than 25 people
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Board the river boat at Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6NU.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is unable to accommodate people in wheelchairs or with any impairment requiring special assistance
• Strollers and baby carriages cannot be accommodated
• Non-flash photography is permitted in the Tower of London
• Skip-the-line entrance and careful planning limit crowd exposure, but some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard operating hours
• The weather in London can be very changeable. Bring adequate rain wear if required
• This tour involves a reasonable amount of walking and comfortable shoes are recommended