Sightseeing Tours: Half-Day Tour of London, with St Paul's Cathedral and Changing of the Guard with Optional Cruise

Location: London
From $74.48 per person

Date and Participants

About the Experience

Begin with a panoramic bus tour of the capital, visit the stunning St Paul’s Cathedral and end on a high at Buckingham Palace for the Changing of the Guard.

The panoramic tour explores the main cultural and historic sights of the West End and the City, with a special photo stop at the wonderful Westminster Abbey; the final resting place of many monarchs and famous figures such as Geoffrey Chaucer and Isaac Newton as well as the Unknown Soldier.

Towering high above the concrete and glass of the City, the baroque beauty of St Paul’s Cathedral is a majestic reminder of old London. Enter the Quire and marvel at the beautiful mosaics inside (On Sundays, due to Church services, there is no guiding inside).

The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace is one of those quintessentially British events that are known the world over. A mass of red tunics and those iconic bearskins make for one of the ultimate London scenes. This tradition dates back to 1660, when the monarchy had been restored after Cromwell’s dictatorship ended. It is an awe-inspiring ceremony endowed with the pageantry that the English are so renowned for. The tour visits the Horse Guards Parade when Changing of the Guard is unavailable.

If you buy the option with Cruise get to experience a fresh and airy side to London and its numerous attractions with our River Thames boat cruise which goes from Tower Pier towards Embankment Pier so you’ll be able to see Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, Tate Modern and the London Eye amongst others.

Includes: transport, tickets, entrance to St Paul's Cathedral, and guide.

Ending point: Without cruise - Midday at Buckingham Palace. With cruise: At 12. 30am at either Embankment pier or London Eye Pier (this is up to you).