January - February: Wednesday and Saturday
Approximately 4 hours 30 minutes
Make your way to Victoria Coach Station (Gate 0) (next to the main ticket office), 164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 9TP.
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Put on your top hats and grab your horses because we are taking a trip back to the past with this vintage tour of the gorgeous London. A fabulous double-decker bus ride across the most popular highlights in The City, photo opportunities at your favourite locations, an exquisite cruise on the Thames and a session of high tea at Harrods - this tour will immerse you in a wave of nostalgia and make you fall in love with the magic of London.
Soak in the old-world touristy charm of this beautiful city as you ride around in a Classic 1950’s Routemaster Bus - a red, open-top double-decker bus synonymous with London. Treat your eyes to a sensational view of some of the most iconic locations in the British capital, including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge, The Shard, Tower Bridge and of course, the London Eye. Enjoy the best of London and breathe in the eclectic aura of this city as you ride around one of the most popular routes before making a stop for photographs at the Westminster Abbey. The Abbey, dating back to the 11th century is a host to royal ceremonies including coronations and weddings and is a magnificent Gothic architectural marvel.
Next up is another photo opportunity at the historic Tower of London which currently houses the Crown Jewels, including the inimitable Kohinoor. Just standing in front of the huge gates will fill you with a sense of awe of this colossal structure, especially with our guide constantly filling you in with some of the most interesting snippets its history. Your brush with the past continues as we move on to stop at the Buckingham Palace for a quick view and photo opportunities. Witness one of the biggest royal residences in the world which is also home to the woman who can give most celebrities a run for their money.
Post this, it’s time to sit back and sink in to transcendence as web take you on a guided private cruise across the incomparable Thames. The glistening water shining with the last rays of the sun, the stunning panorama of London and intriguing tales of this multifarious city - it will be one of the best hours of your life. We will top off this splendid experience with something even better - a session of high tea at the celebrated Georgian Restaurant, Harrods. Enjoy a quintessential aspect of British culture with your choice of tea from Harrods’ own gardens, complimented delightfully with their exclusive preserves, home-baked English scones with clotted cream and a glass of bubbly - an apt conclusion to the vintage charms of an essentially British tour.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.
Since this is an open top bus tour and London is notoriously famous for its unpredictable weather, please ensure that you are prepared for the possibility of rain. On rare occasions, we may even change the open top bus to a closed top one.
Since this tour takes place in the latter half of the day, we cannot indulge you with the Changing of Guard ceremony as it takes place only in the mornings.
As you must be aware, Harrods has a Smart Casuals dress code so please make sure that you are dressed accordingly.
Dietary requirements for Cream Tea: The restaurant can prepare a gluten-free and/or nut-free meal but please ensure that you make a request at least 72 hours in advance. (However, please understand that due to the overall menu prepared in the kitchen, while every effort is made, nut traces could still be present.) The restaurant is unable to accommodate any other dietary requirements unless sufficient prior notice is given.
Please remember that this tour ends at Harrods for you to enjoy the rest of the day and no drop-off back to Victoria will be available.
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