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Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye

Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye
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Tour snapshot
Hear live commentary from the guide
Duration:
3h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
40
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    40
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Travel by Routemaster bus and Thames River cruise for the ultimate half-day London sightseeing tour. The vintage double-decker Routemaster bus passes by St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, and other landmarks, and the short sightseeing Thames River cruise takes in waterside attractions. Afterward, reboard the bus to view Buckingham Palace and the possibly the Changing of the Guard. Upgrade to include the London Eye, Tower of London, or Stonehenge.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • 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
  • Ideal introduction for people with limited time
  • Open-top double-decker buses run in summer for clear views
  • Have the option to add the London Eye, Tower of London, or Stonehenge upgrades
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. 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 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 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. You can also enjoy pre-booked tickets to the Tower of London, for a speedy entrance into this top London attraction. 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 Stonehenge round trip then ends with a drop-off at Victoria.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • 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
  • Ideal introduction for people with limited time
  • Open-top double-decker buses run in summer for clear views
  • Have the option to add the London Eye, Tower of London, or Stonehenge upgrades
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. 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 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 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. You can also enjoy pre-booked tickets to the Tower of London, for a speedy entrance into this top London attraction. 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 Stonehenge round trip then ends with a drop-off at Victoria.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2452ROUTEMASTER
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Panoramic tour of London by 1960's Vintage bus
  • Thames River cruise
  • London Eye (if upgrade option is selected)
  • Visit Stonehenge (if upgrade option is selected)
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h 30m
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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
  • London Eye (if upgrade option is selected)
  • Visit Stonehenge (if upgrade option is selected)
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h 30m
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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Sammy S
Barnsley, UK3 contributions
Had an excellent day,despite the weather. Nick our tour guide was knowledgable and very friendly and amusing. He made sure our day went perfectly. We chose the package that included the london eye which was amazing. I would highly recommend this company.
Written 27 November 2021
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Tracey S
Plymouth, UK10 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
Wow booked this vintage bus tour for me and my teenage daughter so glad I did we loved it ! Lisa our guide was amazing and full of knowledge. So much better then the hop on hop off bus as you get taken to all the sights so no time wasting waiting for another bus . and then a fantastic river cruise.. was 4 hr tour altogether such great value!! You can get off for pictures to . Our driver jyrone did a perfect job . I would highly recommend this tour especially if you have a limited time in London… Tracey smith
Written 20 August 2021
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Wishy
Aylesbury Vale, UK6 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
This was very good value, booked through Groupon. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Unfortunately at the front we couldn't hear the commentary very well. The speaker at the front didn't seem to work at all. We saw a lot of sights and the trip it included a boat trip where we could hear everything very clearly.
Having now read a few other reviews, I think that being unable to hear the commentary clearly is not uncommon. Really the company needs to rectify this problem, so visitors can appreciate these sights. I am sure it's disheartening for the tour guides too, when they are sharing so many interesting facts and a lot of people on board can't hear them.
Written 18 August 2021
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Lady Ann
South Yorkshire, UK3 contributions
Fantastic experience, thought I knew London but learnt so much more and saw amazing views from the top of a double decker bus that you would never see walking, driving or in a taxi. You can really appreciate all the magnificent architecture in the city & it blew me away to be at eye level with beautiful bronze statues & see all the details clear. Ran out of time to do the river cruise but look forward to doing that on my next trip.
Written 9 August 2021
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Vanessa D
2 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Family
Viator trip advisor took 2 payments from me for this London vintage bus tour I booked for me and my 8 yr old ..when I cancelled one of them as I only needed1 tour they refunded that cost but then said they had no record of another booking even though my bank had taken both separate tour payments on different days !! .. basically I paid for two tours somehow but was only refunded for one!! So *No* tour and £58 gone from bank for what?? And why?? Complete scam will never use again.. customer service hit and miss no answer to phone calls pathetic sham of a business disappointed my child
Written 23 July 2021
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Kathy S
4 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Family
Fantastic!!! Guide Gavin was extremely polite, knowledgeable, caring, with many facts and stories. Changing of the guard wonderful. Highly recommend!! Gavin with a G is the absolute best!!!
Written 26 November 2019
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Sharon F
1 contribution
Sep. 2019
This proved to be a great way to start our London visit. We saw many famous sights. The commentary was interesting, and the double decker bus was fun. The cruise down the Thames was beautiful. I highly recommend this Tour!
Written 13 November 2019
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Wendy and John
2 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Couples
Fantastic and very informative commentary by Lisa and great driving by Mike both who were extremely knowledgeable and welcoming. Great day seeing the sites of London and river cruise.
Written 2 November 2019
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Stephanie W
1 contribution
Oct. 2019 • Couples
The bus was great, vintage but still comfortable. The ride seemed very fast and I couldn’t take pictures of many things because as the guide was explaining what it was the driver had already passed it. I think they should actually slow down as they are passing major things such as Westminster abbey, etc. Also, we didn’t see the actual changing of the guard as advertised but the march on the way to the changing of the guard. The boat ride was great and the London eye was great. Both guides were nice and friendly.
Written 9 October 2019
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Ema
1 contribution
Sep. 2019 • Solo
the tour guide was a female with blond hair I think her name was shnine , she did a great job with her assistant showing us London . Thank you so much
Written 14 September 2019
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