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Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye

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    What to Expect
    Select your tour option on booking, and hop aboard your vintage, red double-decker Routemaster bus in Victoria in central London.
    Sit back and drink in the views of London’s famous sights as you trundle around the heart of the city. Pass top London attractions such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower of London.
    Then, leave your iconic bus at the Thames River, and set off on a short sightseeing cruise. Find a comfortable spot on your cruise boat, and admire London landmarks such as Tower Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the London Eye as you sail on this history-steeped river.
    Next, rejoin your gleaming, retro Routemaster and drive to Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Stop outside to see the world-famous Changing of the Guard. Watch in delight as the Queen’s Foot Guards — dressed in red tunics and bearskin helmets — exchange duties with the new guard in time to military music.
    If the guard change is not taking place, simply stop for photos of Buckingham Palace. After around 3.5 hours, your trip concludes with a drop-off back in Victoria.
    London Eye Flight Upgrade:
If you wish, upgrade to take a flight on the London Eye following your 3.5-hour sightseeing trip. After Buckingham Palace, enjoy a drop-off at the Eye and use your prebooked ticket for fast, hassle-free entry.
    Board your shared glass capsule and marvel at the 360-degree views of London as the Eye makes a single, approximately 30-minute rotation. Either before or afterward, enjoy an included visit to the London Eye 4D Experience, an incredible journey through London brought alive by multi-sensory effects and other virtual perspectives.
    Your London Eye trip ends when you either leave your capsule or the 4D Experience, whichever you do last.
    Afternoon Stonehenge Visit Upgrade:
Why not take an afternoon trip to ancient, UNESCO-listed Stonehenge after your morning sightseeing tour? After Buckingham Palace, enjoy a drop-off at Victoria and board a comfortable, round-trip shuttle bus bound for Stonehenge.
    Then, travel straight to this prehistoric stone circle on Salisbury Plain, and use your prebooked entrance ticket to enjoy a self-guided audio tour of the monument's perimeter and impressive visitor center.
    Your 5-hour Stonehenge round trip then ends with a drop-off at Victoria.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Our tour guide was so nice and funny! I can’t remember his name, but he wore a white and blue checkered suit jacket. He would throw in little jokes while he was pointing out the sights in London. I went on this tour with my...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank nicolemP2795TN
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Today my husband and I went on the Vintage Bus & Thames River Cruise Tour with Premium Tours! Our tour guide was Gavin with a ‘G’ not Kevin with a ‘K’! We have been cruising 10 countries in the last 6 weeks and done many...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank DonnaandCharlietour
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Lars, Lisa & Ryan were in charge of the bus that day and they made us feel so special. It was like a personalised tour of London! So informative and so much fun. My little boy Jack (8years old) got to ring the bell every...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank FellowTraveler318102
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Our tour guide, Sinead was fantastic! We were only in London for a short amount of time and found this was a great way to see a lot, what we didn’t expect was to learn so much about London and the Vintage bus was a...More

    Thank A5338VUsoniah
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The tour is a little disorganized getting together and on the bus, but the tour once started was great. We only had 2 days in London so the bus tour allowed us to see the most sights with the limited time we had. Our guide...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Tom W
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    10 July 2019|
    Response from NickW867 | Reviewed this property |
    Well at certain points you can yes. They don’t stop near Big Ben now but only because it’s covered in scaffolding.. if you really want it, they finish the half day on embankment and you can take a walk or short tube and end... More
    26 April 2019|
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    Response from Vacation308852 | Reviewed this property |
    My kids certainly enjoyed it and the tour we were on had kids as young as about 4 or 5. The tour guide was good and made it fun for the kids.
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