London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard

London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard
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$172.7
Duration: 8 hours
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Immerse yourself in the quintessential sights of London on this comprehensive, fully-guided tour of the city’s most popular attractions. Includes Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Changing of the Guard, Trafalgar Square, Thames Boat Cruise, Tower Bridge (fully-guided inside), and the Tower of London.

Start your day in Westminster Abbey for a full tour of Britain’s most iconic church, including fascinating stories of royal weddings and the VIPs buried in the crypt beneath the floor. Then head over to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guard from a special vantage point where you won’t have to deal with the normal crowds in front of Buckingham Palace.

Take a short walk through St. James’s Park and see a related, but even more impressive, ceremony at the Horse Guards Parade (with fewer spectators), then head over to Trafalgar Square to see iconic monuments like Nelson’s Column and learn why this area is such a special part of the city.

After a break for lunch, you’ll head down to the river and hop on a boat, cruising east past landmark’s like St. Paul’s Cathedral, and stopping at Tower Bridge. Investigate the engine room of the bridge, which used to raise and lower the enormous span, then climb up into the tower and cross a special glass walkway that gives you unparalleled views of the city.

Finally, head into the Tower of London for a full tour of the fortress that has witness nearly 1,000 years of bloody British history. Your guide will tell you the fascinating, grim, and sometimes bizarre story of this castle-cum-prison. At the end, you have time to see the Crown Jewels on your own.

Immerse yourself in the quintessential sights of London on this comprehensive, fully-guided tour of the city’s most popular attractions. Includes Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Changing of the Guard, Trafalgar Square, Thames Boat Cruise, Tower Bridge (fully-guided inside), and the Tower of London.