Westminster Greenwich & River Thames Criuse

This private full day guided tour of Westminster & Greenwich includes a cruise on the River Thames

100% Private Tour
8 Hours
Hotel Pick Up/Drop off
Vehicle Optional

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Your private guide will meet you at your Central London hotel at 9AM and will explain the tour itinerary. This is a good opportunity to discuss any changes you might like to make or mention any requests you may have.

London.

London has a dramatic history that spans over 2000 years. The Romans made it their capital nearly 2000 years ago and William the Conqueror built his castle here and crowned himself king on December 25th, in Westminster Abbey, in 1066.

 

London is now one of the most exciting and vibrant multicultural cities in the world.

With a fully qualified guide by your side you will see and hear all about London's history as well as some amusing stories about London and the people who helped make it the city it is today.

Westminster.

The day will start with a tour of the City of Westminster where your guide will take you on a private guided tour of Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate were married. The abbey is also where all of our the kings and queens of England have been crowned since 1066. Your guide will also take you to poets corner, the tomb of the unknown warrior and the coronation chair.

This tour will also take you through the royal park to see Buckingham Palace, the Changing of the Guard (subject to army schedule) Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames.

River Thames.

Travel to and from Greenwich, with your guide, on a River Thames cruise. Your guide will tell you all about the fascinating history of the River Thames as well as pointing out the important historic buildings that lye on either side of the river.

Greenwich.

Greenwich is notable for its maritime history and for giving its name to the Greenwich Meridian (0° longitude) and Greenwich Mean Time. The town became the site of a royal palace, the Palace of Placentia from the 15th century, and was the birthplace of many Tudors, including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The palace fell into disrepair during the English Civil War and was demolished to be replaced by the Royal Naval Hospital for Sailors, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and his assistant Nicholas Hawksmoor. These buildings became the Royal Naval College in 1873, and they remained a military education establishment until 1998 when they passed into the hands of the Greenwich Foundation. The historic rooms within these buildings remain open to the public.

Your guide will take you on board the Cutty Sark, a British clipper ship built in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, it was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest.

Our guides.

All our guides are chosen for their friendliness, commitment and attitude as well as their ability to inform, educate, entertain and amuse. Our guides come from all walks of life including teachers, librarians, taxi drivers, accountants and we even have a pilot.

 

Transport.

Our London tours are conducted using a combination of walking and public transport. We find, that due to traffic congestion, this is the best method. However, if you would like to add a vehicle as an optional extra we can provide this for you. Where this is available we will include both options in our quotation for you.

All vehicles are kept in immaculate condition. They fully licensed by the local authority and insured to carry passengers.

Our vehicles range from luxury sedans to passenger vans that can carry up to 8 people comfortably. We also have access to mini buses and and coaches seating up to 53 passengers.

More information.

If you would like more information or a quotation for this particular tour please fill in the form on the right.

If you have any other questions about our services, guides, vehicles or tours please use the form on our contact page.

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Price per group
£390 up to 6 people
 
For larger groups
please contact us

Prices do not include entrance fees, transport or fares on public transport if applicable.

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