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For anyone nostalgic for the 60's and beyond, this was a great tour. Our guide Colin was excellent and had a wealth of knowledge and I hadn't fully appreciated the evolution of music with the inter-mingling of both art and pop scenes as the Beatles story took off. The guide asked for specific music groups of interest so for our larger group and a bigger bus, it was pretty broad, but he did a great job of referencing others like the Eagles, Stones, Queen and much more.
Lee, our driver was outstanding. He was knowledgeable, courteous, and geared the tour to our specific groups favorites. The trip was a gift for my partners 69th birthday, and when Lee found out my partner was a die hard Queen fan, he took us to 2 more of Freddie's properties, and made it a truly unforgettable experience. Then Lee spotted Jimmy Page walking out of his house, and gave us time to ohhh and ahhh like a bunch of teen age groupies. Abby Road, Sticky Fingers bar, and so much more. I would go back again, and HIGHLY recommend to anyone who loves rock, and enjoys a bit of history, music, and fun. Thank You, Jeanne and Mike Long Island, NY
Delve into London’s legendary rock music history on this morning, afternoon or full-day tour. Hop aboard your coach and check off the English capital’s top rock ‘n’ roll landmarks, from ‘Tin Pan Alley,’ where the Rolling Stones cut their first record, to the famous Abbey Road zebra crossing. This small-group tour is limited to just 16 participants, ensuring a more intimate experience with personalized attention from the guide.
Early Access Crown Jewels: Complete Tour of Tower of London & Opening Ceremony
It's worth it!
, Jan 2020
This was a great tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable. It's worth doing the early access so that you can see the opening ceremony as well as seeing the jewels before the crowds get there. Since you're not allowed to take photographs in the Crown Jewel area, it's nice to be able take your time and look closely. By the time we left, the lines to get in were already across the courtyard.
Have exclusive access to one of London’s most popular and in-demand landmarks, and bypass the crowds, on this VIP tour of the Tower of London. Begin the tour with early, skip-the-line access, and see the tower’s storied opening ceremony. With just a small group for company, you’ll explore the landmark’s highlights. You’ll also be among the first visitors to enter the Tower of London’s world-famous Jewel House, where the glittering Crown Jewels await.
Wonderful tour. Guide was well informed and interjected humor where appropriate. The churchill
Wonderful tour. The guide was well informed. The group was just the right size so that everyone had ample opportunity to ask questions. The Churchill War Rooms were awe inspiring. Could really picture the activities going on in those desperate times. Recommending to friends as a must experience activity.
Immerse yourself in the rich history of World War II on an enriching and emotionally stirring tour of London Westminster with a knowledgeable guide. Descend to the subterranean Churchill War Rooms, an underground network of bunkers that functioned as wartime offices, and enrich your knowledge of British history with commentary that covers little known facts. As you explore, see iconic London sights like the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, and delve into the life and work of former British prime minister, Winston Churchill.
This was an amazing experience! Our guide, Rosie, was fantastic and really kept the tour moving but without sacrificing any details. I learned so much and enjoyed every minute of it! Bypassing the queue is the way to go!
Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament are two of London’s highlight landmarks—and on this tour, you’ll have special access to both. Skip the line at Westminster Abbey and head inside the soaring church, where your guide will share facts about its royal history. Next, you’ll have the rare opportunity to explore parts of the interior of the Houses of Parliament, which is frequently off-limits to the public.
Excellent tour of Westminster Abbey, the tour guide offered an extensive background and history of the Abbey. Unfortunately, the House of Parliament was closed. However, I believe doing both tours would have been a bit much for my group.
Had booked the combo tour of Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament. The Westminster Abbey was a detailed guided tour. The tour to the Houses of Parliament starts immediately after the first tour ends. There was no time given to do some souvenir shopping inside the Westminster Abbey souvenir shop except a short bathroom break. The tour to the House of Parliament was an audio guide tour and not a guided tour as I was expecting. That was disappointing as it would have been good to have a guided tour inside the Parliament. The tour guide was knowledgeable but the tour could be more engaging rather than rote commentary. Have been on other tours where the guides are more engaged with their tour group. Would recommend other tours that have this package.
Get acquainted with two iconic London monuments on a half-day tour of Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. While gaining fascinating insight into the royal history of Great Britain, absorb the Gothic grandeur of Westminster Abbey’s interior and head inside the Houses of Parliament—home to the renowned Big Ben—to see highlights like the House of Commons and Lord’s Chamber. From your guide, learn about the United Kingdom’s political system and major historic events while touring the prominent landmarks.
Fist time using Viator and would definitely recommend. Lovely small tour on a comfortable minibus. Graham our driver and information centre was excellent and friendly. We visited Bibury, Bradford and then Oxford. Bibury was beautiful for photos and a quick walk. Bradford has a gorgeous church and lovely shops with delicious cream tea. Oxford was amazing and spent the entire time sightseeing and exploring the city. Very reasonable priced tour. Thank you for a great day!
Let me just start by saying Graham was the best guide. He was very funny and make the long drive fun. The sites we breath taking and worth every penny. I was a tiny bit disappointed that we didn't stop in Bampton since it was one of the villages listed in the tour description. Other than that I would do this tour again and again. Even my husband who hates going on tours said that this was is favorite part of our trip.
The University City of Oxford and the idyllic countryside of The Cotswolds are two of the most popular day trips from London, but visiting on a large group tour can mean less time to explore. This full-day small-group tour ensures a personalized experience, with free time to admire Oxford landmarks like the Bridge of Sighs, Christchurch Cathedral, and the Ashmolean Museum, and visit the villages of Burford and Bibury.
London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard
Fantastic tour guide!
, Nov 2019
Richard 01....was fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable and a great communicator. His comments observations, and historical perspective gave us great insight into the history of England. I would definitely recommend his guided tour to anyone. When in England....book Richard The First!
So glad I took this tour. It was so worth it. This was my 2nd time in London and I was dismayed at how much I missed the first time. Watching the guards in action was one of them. The guide know when and where to position ourselves. Our guide was excellent. So sorry I did not catch his name, but he was very knowledgable and had an excellent sense of humor. We actually sat and listened while he enthralled us with history and stories. Some people even stopped and listened in. He went above and beyond and you can tell he clearly love his job. I saw and learned so many things. Thank you so much. Job well done.
Gina paid close attention to the individual interests if the group and pointed those items of interest out to those people. It was a great day walking London and Gina was a seasoned veteran at navigating and storytelling. Highly recommended.
Limited time in London doesn’t have to mean a limited view of the capital. Soak up the key sights in just one action-packed day on this guided small-group tour. Explore Westminster Abbey and watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace. Then cruise the Thames River to Tower Bridge and explore its inner workings before delving into British history at the Tower of London.
This was by far the best tour I have ever went on. Interesting, funny, like being transported in time! Great background stories, music was great and weaved in throughout the day. Highly recommend this tour!
Lee was amazing with detailed stories of almost every street we went down, every band or singer mentioned by the group. Small group experience was awesome! I'm sure we could do the tour 10 more times and hear new stories from him every single time. Teenage daughter was so happy with the experience.
Delve into London’s rich musical history on a magical mystery tour of the capital’s rock ‘n’ roll sites. With a knowledgeable guide, tour the vibrant city in a luxury minivan and visit renowned clubs, famous hotels, and record labels associated with rock ‘n’ roll legends like The Beatles, Jimmy Page, and Bill Wyman. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only 16 people.
Had a lovely time on this day trip to The Cotswolds. Lucy was a great guide and very knowledgeable.
Lunch at the hotel was okay. Perfect day trip if you've never for first time visitors to The Cotswolds.
Swap the bustle of London for the rural beauty of the Cotswolds on this full-day trip, including a 2-course lunch. Traveling to the Cotswolds from London by comfortable, air-conditioned coach, drink in the rolling countryside and slow pace of this enchanting region, famous for its stone-built villages, lush pastures and old-world atmosphere. Enjoy free time to stroll around gorgeous towns and villages such as Burford, Bibury and Stow-in-the-Wold; and break midway to enjoy a traditional English lunch at an old Cotswolds hotel restaurant, complete with stone fireplace and oak beams.
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford Day Trip from London
, Feb 2020
It was ta good trip our trip guide Richard was a good guy he did his job good the only thing that I did not like was they charge for WiFi even they said it’s free other wise as long as the driver and the guide concern it was good plus we were told that lunch will be provided but no lunch
I loved this trip! I was by myself and get comfortable the entire time. Tour duo Leslie and James were great. They made expectations very clear and were full of fun facts and knowledge. This was a great glimpse at a few big sites around England. Would recommend for anybody looking for some fun sight seeing.
Discover some of southern England’s most visited spots on this day trip from London. Delve into the history of the British Royal Family on an audio guided tour of Windsor Castle, one of Queen Elizabeth II’s official residences. Unearth Neolithic secrets at Stonehenge, the UNESCO-listed stone circle that dates back thousands of years. Then explore Christchurch College, the Bodleian Library, and other renowned university buildings during a guided Oxford city tour.
We had lots of fun and learned so much about not only some very interesting Beatles history but the history of the London neighborhoods and establishments that we visited. Ian was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining at the same time.
Thanks so much Ian, for a great night!
A nice overview of the key sites. Our guide was knowledgeable and managed the short time really well. We saw many places and he gave us a lot of good info. Great tour for folks who can’t manage walking tours (which I prefer if the sites are closer). It was nice in the evening with all the lights.
My husband and I were on vacation in London and this was one of our pre-booked tours. It was fantastic! My husband loves the Beatles and this hit all the highlights.
Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. I highly recommend it!
Step back in time to 1960s London when Beatlemania gripped the world and London was the epicenter of it all. On this 2-hour evening walking tour, see more than 35 key sites from the Beatles’ London story, including Apple HQ, Abbey Road and set locations for the band’s various films. Learn about the band members’ individual and collective histories as you snap photos, tour landmarks, and enjoy rare music and film clips!
Royal London Walking Tour: Early Access Tower of London & Changing of The Guard
So worth it!
, Oct 2019
The last time we came to London, the line to get into the tower was over 2 hours long - I so wish we had known about the early access tickets! We were able to get up close and personal with the jewel exhibits, armour, and other pieces without feeling rushed our crowded. We got some amazing pictures of the winding alleyways throughout the tower with not a single person in them. It was an amazing time. Our boat tour and walking tour around Buckingham was charming, due to Amber's personality and knowledge of all things London. She is a great asset to your company and this city!
Amber was a great tour guide, and very entertaining! She was super informative and energetic. We learned so much in a seemingly short amount of time. Getting early access to the Tower and the cruise down the Thames alone made this tour worth the price. I also liked that it was only a half day, leaving ample time to squeeze other attractions and activities that day; definitely a good choice if you're only in London a short amount of time like we were.
Royal London Walking Tour of Tower of London and Changing of the Horse Guards
, Oct 2019
Amber was fantastic with her knowledge of the history of London, and cruise of the Thames. We got early access to the Tower and Crown Jewels. Missed the crowds by taking the Viator tour. Buckingham Palace, and changing of the horseguards was great! Amber was very knowledgeable and patient with those who had difficulty walking.
Discover London’s royal history and sights on a London tour by foot and boat. Start with an early access visit to the Tower of London to see the opening ceremony and Crown Jewels without the usual daytime crowds. Then, take to the water on a half-hour River Thames sightseeing cruise. Stroll to Horse Guard’s Parade or Buckingham Palace to see the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony, and learn all about the British Royal Family from a knowledgeable local guide.
Check off some of England’s most famous and most beautiful sights on this 5-day tour of Cornwall and Devon from London. Traveling in a top of the range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach, visit a handful of the region’s prettiest towns and most iconic attractions. Unravel the mysteries surrounding Stonehenge; explore Exeter and Dartmoor; discover castles, churches and beyond in Cornwall; hear about Glastonbury’s connection with King Arthur; and much, much more. Numbers limited to just 16 people to ensure a more personalized experience.
Discover everything from Roman ruins to Royal residences on this full-day tour of Stonehenge, Windsor, and Bath from London. Start with a visit to the 18th-century spa resort of Bath, where the elegant thermal baths date back to Roman times. Then, be awed by the towering 5,000-year-old stone circle of Stonehenge, before brushing up on your Royal history at the extravagant Windsor Castle, one of the Queen’s official residences.
Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony
Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard
, Nov 2019
I am rating this three stars. Good-The leader ensure that we had a great spot to see the changing of the guard. This is where it stops for me. Bad-I am older, and needed to use the restroom before starting. There were older people in our group, I made the suggestion to the YOUNGER lead that she should let the folks know that there is a walk, and you would not be able to use the restroom until way after the tour when you finish touring Buckingham Palace.(About two -three hours) She snubbed me. You get guidance through the changing of the guard ceremony and to Buckingham Palace then entry to the Palace. You are on your own afterwards. I am not quite sure we needed the leader.
Nathan was an excellent tour guide, and he gave us lots of very detailed information. He was very thorough, and made it a pleasant afternoon on a cool day. We really enjoyed the self guided tour of the palace with all it's grandeur and history.
Delve into London’s rich royal heritage during a visit to Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Marvel at the traditional Changing of the Guard performance, which involves meticulously dressed soldiers marching to the rhythm of military drums. Then, enjoy an exclusive experience as you enter the opulent State Rooms of Buckingham Palace for an independent audio tour. See lavish chambers during a tour only available for two months of the year, and gain fascinating insight into the history of the British monarchy.
This was an excellent day-long bus tour to the Midlands. Warwick Castle is an eye opener as a genuine Norman castle. Stratford upon Avon us a delight and the focus on Shakespeare is both interesting and enlightening. Oxford is always a treat. The guide was both informative, interesting and very approachable. An accommodating driver added to the experience. A very worthwhile tour.
Take a day out of your London city break to visit Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick Castle, traveling to three of England’s most-popular locations. Begin with a tour of Warwick Castle before heading to Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare's birthplace. Then explore Oxford and its university buildings, and drive through the Cotsworlds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
No visit to England would be complete without experiencing quintessential traditions such as the Changing of the Guard. See British culture come to life from select prime vantage points. In a small group limited to 15, observe the Queen’s iconic foot guards, clad in red tunics and bearskin hats, and watch the household cavalry put on an impressive display. Follow history-rich guide commentary with ease using a headset.
First of all I had read other reviews where people said they had trouble finding the tour representative at the London train station. That was not my experience. The representative in uniform found me and was on time and very helpful. The train ride was nice. The Beatles story as well as the Magical Mystery Tour. If you love the Beatles this trip is worth it!
Discover The Beatles’ hometown on this rail day trip to Liverpool from London. Visit The Beatles Story attraction, packed with memorabilia and replicas of Beatles’ sites; and enjoy a Magical Mystery coach tour of locations linked to the Fab Four including Penny Lane and the Cavern Club.
Tailor-made for archaeology fans, this private walking tour takes you off the tourist track and into the nooks and crannies of central London where Roman ruins still lurk, almost 2,000 years after they were built. Discover the old Roman baths, the ancient city walls, the remains of an amphitheater, and, when access allows, the Temple of Mithras that rests beneath a 21st-century office tower.
Beat the crowds at Westminster Abbey and the Changing of the Guard on this walking tour in London. Get fast-track admission to Westminster Abbey, where Britain’s monarchs have been crowned since 1066, and see highlights such as Elizabeth I’s ornate tomb, the Coronation Chair, and Poets’ Corner, where some of England’s most famous writers, playwrights and poets are laid to rest. After, continue along the Mall to Buckingham Palace with your guide to see the pomp and pageantry of the Changing of the Guard ceremony.
Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour
3 great sights!
, Jan 2020
Norma led us on a fun, fact-filled day of great interest. She was lively and engaging and explained everything we saw. She was very friendly and knowledgeable so it made a great sight-seeing day! I highly recommend this tour.
Discover three of southern England’s top sights on this full-day coach trip from London to Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, and Dover. Pass the maritime historical buildings of Greenwich on your way to scenic Kent, a county known as the ‘Garden of England.’ Take a private look around stunning Leeds Castle before the crowds arrive, and enjoy a privileged tour of UNESCO-listed Canterbury Cathedral. End your day with views of Dover Castle and the famous White Cliffs of Dover.
Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony & Afternoon Tea
Buckingham Palace Tour with Tea
, Sep 2019
I've been to London many times but never able to catch this tour. We were lucky enough to book this time and SO happy we did. From start to finish, superb tour and tour guide, Michael. What a pleasure to have him for the day. He is AMAZING!!! Took good care of us and so freaking knowledgeable! We scored on tour guides!!! Inside palace was phenomenal and such a pleasure. Afternoon tea...well, it blew me away. Fabulous tour and day I will never forget.
What an incredibly fun and informative tour! Nathan was amazing and brought history with humor together to create a fun experience. He knew all the right places to stand to get the best views of the changing of the guards, the band, etc. which resulted in amazing photo opportunities. I was disappointed the tea wasn't at Buckingham Palace, however we went to a charming and beautiful hotel "just around the corner" so it turned out perfectly. Absolutely hands down worth the money and I would do it again.
Delight in the quintessentially English culture of London on a half-day tour that combines three iconic British experiences. With a knowledgeable guide, watch the incredible Changing of the Guard ceremony outside of Buckingham Palace, and then embark on an audio-guided tour of the residence’s lavish State Apartments, only open for two months of the year. Then, head to a prestigious hotel in central London and pleasure your palate with an appetizing array of finger sandwiches, soft scones, and aromatic cups of English tea. Book now to avoid missing the few dates that Buckingham Palace is open to the public.
I have visited London many times and even lived here on 2 occasions but never visited the Parliament - it is an informative and interesting tour, our guide was funny and full of knowledge - I would do it again! The building itself is a must see - gorgeous!
Step inside one of London's most iconic attractions on this behind-the-scenes tour of the Houses of Parliament. Meet your guide right in front of the UNESCO-listed attraction. Once inside, you’ll follow in royal footsteps, will visit both the House of Commons and the Lords Chamber, will admire artworks and architectural highlights, and more. As you go, your guide will share stories and facts about the landmark’s long history.
We loved the tour, early morning before crowd. We saw the beefeater guards open the gates which allowed us a head start to see the crown jewels. The tour leader was informative and attentive, really enjoyed the details of the Tower and its history.
Meeting place for the tour was easy to find, the fact that you get in first and see the key opening ceremony and then the crown jewels was a bonus, the tour is good value and tne tour guide was exceptional, full of enthusiasm and great overall knowledge
Experience the remarkable architecture and age-old traditions of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge on a 3-hour walking tour of historic London. Arrive early to view the official opening ceremony of the Tower of London Beefeaters, take a peek at the Crown Jewels before the crowds arrive, then tour the legendary White Tower and hear the tales of torture and execution that the Tower is notorious for. Finally, head to the Tower Bridge Exhibition, where you can learn about the 120-year-old bridge and enjoy panoramic views over London.