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London Vintage Bus Tour Including River Thames Cruise with Optional Lunch

London Vintage Bus Tour Including River Thames Cruise with Optional Lunch
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Tour snapshot
Drive past top London sights from the comfort of a vintage bus
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
40
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Save time walking between London sights, and cover more ground by going on a sightseeing bus tour. Relax and enjoy the views from a vintage bus that passes top landmarks such as Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey. The tour also includes a Thames River Cruise, so you can see the city from a new vantage point. Sail past the Houses of Parliament, Shakespeare’s Globe and more, with informative audio commentary.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Access incredible photo opportunities from a Thames River Cruise
  • Flexible experience—option to upgrade and add on a fish and chips lunch
  • The tour stops at Buckingham Palace to watch the "Changing of the Guard"
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Access incredible photo opportunities from a Thames River Cruise
  • Flexible experience—option to upgrade and add on a fish and chips lunch
  • The tour stops at Buckingham Palace to watch the "Changing of the Guard"
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2452HARRODSLUNCH
Important information
Inclusions
  • Panoramic tour of London by 1960's Vintage bus
  • Thames River Cruise
  • Fish and chips meal (if option selected)
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Thames River
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Houses of Parliament
  • Entry/Admission - Big Ben
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK Located on164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria. approximately 7 minutes walk from Victoria Underground and Railway station. Morning tour departs at Gate 19 at 7:45am (Boarding starts at 7:30am) and Afternoon tour departs at Gate 0 at 1:00pm (Boarding starts at 12:45pm).
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Two-course meal (if option selected) is a choice of either Fish and Chips or Vegetarian Sausages and Mash and Brownie for the dessert. Drinks are available at additional cost.
  • Please note: this is an open top bus tour, please be prepared for the possibility of rain. On rare occasions the open top bus may be changed to a closed top bus.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please note: the Changing of the Guard only takes place on the morning tour
  • Please note: at time of booking you will need to select between the morning or afternoon departures.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Inclusions
  • Panoramic tour of London by 1960's Vintage bus
  • Thames River Cruise
  • Fish and chips meal (if option selected)
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Thames River
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Houses of Parliament
  • Entry/Admission - Big Ben
Departure details
  • Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK Located on164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria. approximately 7 minutes walk from Victoria Underground and Railway station. Morning tour departs at Gate 19 at 7:45am (Boarding starts at 7:30am) and Afternoon tour departs at Gate 0 at 1:00pm (Boarding starts at 12:45pm).
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Saint Georges Tavern, St Georges Tavern, 14 Belgrave Rd, London SW1V 1QD, UK
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Two-course meal (if option selected) is a choice of either Fish and Chips or Vegetarian Sausages and Mash and Brownie for the dessert. Drinks are available at additional cost.
  • Please note: this is an open top bus tour, please be prepared for the possibility of rain. On rare occasions the open top bus may be changed to a closed top bus.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please note: the Changing of the Guard only takes place on the morning tour
  • Please note: at time of booking you will need to select between the morning or afternoon departures.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Victoria Coach Station
    Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK
    Located on164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria. approximately 7 minutes walk from Victoria Underground and Railway station. Morning tour departs at Gate 19 at 7:45am (Boarding starts at 7:30am) and Afternoon tour departs at Gate 0 at 1:00pm (Boarding starts at 12:45pm).
    See address & details
  • 1
    Tower of London
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Buckingham Palace
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    St. Paul's Cathedral
    Trafalgar Square
  • 3
    Westminster Abbey
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Houses of Parliament
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Big Ben
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Thames River
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    London Eye
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    London Bridge
  • You'll end at
    Saint Georges Tavern
    St Georges Tavern, 14 Belgrave Rd, London SW1V 1QD, UK
    See address & details
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4.5
61 reviews
Excellent
50
Very good
4
Average
2
Poor
1
Terrible
4

Joan Currie
2 contributions
Solo
Marvelous Genuine Brilliant Entertaining Engaging Magnus
Truly college professor?
Even during lunch break many of our group followed him around just to hear him speak.
I could not have been happier.
Our party off 33 will be coming to London in just a few months and I hope we are lucky enough to be gifted with our tour bus historian Magnus snd I believe our driver TonyAnthony
Thank You
Written 30 April 2022
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Julie A
1 contribution
Gosh, this was a great tour! Allan was so knowledgeable, funny, accommodating and it's obvious he loves his country and is proud to show it off. He also arranged a gorgeous, sunny day! We only had one day in London and we covered so much ground and saw everything we hoped to see. I highly recommend!
Written 24 May 2022
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Diane M
Plant City, FL3 contributions
We had a lovely tour even though we were there during the infamous heat wave. The day was stifling but our driver (?) and guide, Lisa, did a fabulous job. She constantly gave a very informative narrative of London. We were happy to learn new facts about this amazing city. We highly recommend this tour during your stay in London!
Written 20 July 2022
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HeidiGraves
Camden, SC27 contributions
UTTERLY disappointing! We arrived right on time, but were sadly the last to board the bus. The only seats left were on the bottom level. The guide reminded everyone to remain in the seats they chose for the entire trip. Minutes in, the feeling of frustration was overwhelming. The VIEW! Scenery from a public bus would have been better than our view from below.

Not only could we not see the sights, we struggled to hear the narration above. There are NO SPEAKERS below, everything sounded muffled and the bus idled louder than she spoke.

Towards the end of the tour, a few people chose to sit below and we were able to sit up tour (on the fourth row.)We could hear the narration, but the view! Again, the view from a public bus would have been better. The lady in front of us had to hold her cell phone out of the window to take pictures.

We counted approximately 22 "good seats" on the entrire bus. Seats where you could take nice photographs and actually hear.

The boat ride was nice. However after waiting 30 minutes in line to board the boat and again hoping for a seat on top... we were done! The entire ride lasted less than we stood in line.

The saddest part wasn't losing the money we spent, it was wasting an entire day of sightseeing. SO frustrating and disappointing! If you book this tour, be the first to board! Next tour day we will reserve a private cab tour or purchase an audio tour and take public transportation.
Written 11 July 2022
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Jamie R
1 contribution
Family
We had a very negative experience. We arrived to the tour early however there were no seats available at top of bus. We would not have minded sitting at bottom however the speaker system could not be heard over sound of street or engine of bus. The tour either needs to sell specific seat tickets at different prices or improve speaker system so all could hear.
Written 26 July 2022
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Family
Our guide left us (and another group with a person in a wheelchair) in the middle of a foreign city. The first hour of the tour was average. Had the tour ended when we were stranded, I wouldn’t have even bothered to write a review. Instead, we were told to meet at a specific location at a specific time. When we arrived, there was no guide, and the rest of our group had boarded the boat portion of the tour. So, we found ourselves on the other side of the city from our hotel, with no mobile phone, and a lack of knowledge in how to get home. At least we are able to understand and speak English. The other abandoned party did not. There are dozens of tours in London. Hopefully the others don’t ruin people’s days, and go radio silent when they do. I’m sure plenty of people had a lovely time. But, if you value your money and you safety, move on to the next option.
Written 2 July 2022
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lindav072018
Essex, UK2 contributions
We had a very enjoyable day from start to finish. Lisa was very knowledgeable even when Anthony had to take a different route due to traffic issues, he was a very competent driver. Lisa was always on hand to answer questions and point us in the right direction for our additional visit to the London eye. We would highly recommend this tour and Lisa and Anthony.
Written 23 August 2021
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Aimee S
2 contributions
Family
We had the Best Time on the London Bus Tour with River Thames Cruise, Magnus was Our Guide and He Was Brilliant, Knowledgeable, Friendly, Funny, the timings from the bus to the boat back to the bus were smooth, no delays, very straight forward, I'd advise to get to Victoria Coach Station around 30minutes prior to departure if you'd like to have a choice of where to sit.

The river thames cruise guide was also very good, we had such a brilliant day, I'd recommend to everyone. Very Memorable
Written 23 May 2022
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Amy S
2 contributions
This was an excellent way to start our trip to London! Our guide was super knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour was well organized and paced. We covered a lot of ground and our guide provided an excellent overview of all the key attractions. Packed with lots of great information that helped us decide what sites/neighborhoods/attractions we wanted to explore further while we were there.
Written 30 June 2022
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87Zing1
Aberdeen, UK4 contributions
Couples
Absolutely lovely tour. Lisa was very informative and told us lots of interesting facts on our tour along with couple of laughs too. Plenty of stops and photo opportunities. Our driver, Robert was very friendly. Early morning tour is the best before city gets too busy. Well worth the money.
Written 2 August 2022
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