1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. St. James's Park

London: Changing the Guard, Tower of London, and Boat Cruise

Product ID: 320473
Make the most of your trip to London on this action packed all-in-one tour. With an expert guide, witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony and see Buckingham Palace, then enjoy a relaxing cruise along the River Thames to the Tower of London.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the very best views of Buckingham Palace and learn about Britain's royal heritage
  • Watch the 350-year-old Changing of the Guard Ceremony at the famous Horse Guards Parade
  • Enjoy a boat ride along the River Thames and see iconic sights including London Bridge
  • Finish the tour with entrance tickets to explore the Tower of London at your own leisure
  • Discover the 900-year history of the Tower of London and marvel at the Crown Jewels
Full description
Meet your guide and fellow travelers in the courtyard of the elegant Royal Academy of Arts then set out on your sightseeing adventure. Wander along the quaint back streets to King Henry VIII's Tudor mansion, St James Palace, and see the balcony where new monarchs are proclaimed as well as the entrance to the Chapel Royal where Diana Princess of Wales was laid to rest for a week before her funeral.

Continue the tour to the world-famous Buckingham Palace and hear some of the more extraordinary stories associated with this building and its residents. Next, follow your guide along the famous red route known as The Mall, along which wedding processions and presidential state visits occur. Travel through the beautifully ornate St James Park next, and admire its bountiful array of wildlife including pelicans and squirrels. Afterwards, witness the iconic Changing of the Guard ceremony and soak up the pomp and ceremony of this quintessentially British spectacle.

Later, stroll down to the River Thames and catch a ferry boat to the Tower of London. Along the way, admire some of the city’s most famous sites including Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, the Tate Modern, Millennium Bridge (as featured in Harry Potter), London Bridge, and Tower Bridge. Arrive at the Tower of London, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed site, and listen to an overview of its history from your guide before entering. Inside, marvel at the incredible Crown Jewels, explore at your own leisure or enjoy a free walking tour led by one of the Beefeaters.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Boat ride
  • Entrance tickets to the Tower of London
  • Small group of 15 people or less to ensure maximum enjoyment and attention
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Enter the courtyard of the Royal Academy of Arts. Your guide will be carrying a Fun London Tours flag for easy identification.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Food and drinks
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
Organized by

Fun London Tours Ltd

Product ID: 320473