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Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

See London’s signature sights by vintage Routemaster bus and Thames River cruise on this sightseeing tour. Board a retro, red double-decker bus London Routemaster, and enjoy stellar views of top London attractions including the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Westminster Abbey. Then, after a short Thames sightseeing cruise, ride your London double-decker to Buckingham Palace for a photo stop or to witness the colorful Changing of the Guard ceremony. If you wish, upgrade to add a visit to the London Eye, Tower of London, or UNESCO-listed Stonehenge after your tour.
  • London guided tour by Routemaster double-decker bus
  • Open top decker routemaster buses provide panoramic views of London in summer
  • Thames River Cruise to see all the famous London landmarks from the water
  • Choice of London Eye, Tower of London, and Stonehenge add-on tours
  • All vintage Routemaster buses have open top roofs in summer so you can enjoy the best views of London

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Get a feel for London and its key experiences in just a few hours on this affordable tour.
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.
Itinerary
Duration: 
3 hours 30 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  The tour departs at 7:45am (Boarding starts at 7:30am) and 1pm (Boarding starts at 12:45pm).
Victoria Coach Station
Located 5-minute walk from Victoria Underground Station
Westminster Abbey (Stop R)
Houses of Parliament
Buckingham Palace
London Eye
If the London-Eye upgrade option is selected
Points of interest passed by on this route
Tower of London
 
Buckingham Palace
 
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
 
St. Paul's Cathedral
 
Westminster Abbey
 
Houses of Parliament
 
Big Ben
 
Thames River
 
Cleopatra's Needle
 
London Eye
 
Premium Tours - London Tours
 
London Bridge
 
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye.

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Traveler Tips


  • "A worthwhile tour when you don't have a lot of time to explore and want to see as much as possible." See review
  • "You'll spend so much time craning your neck at the sky scrapers and marvelous, old architecture that you'll have a stiff neck but its oh so worth it." See review
  • "A great way to see London if you don't have a lot of time." See review

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London Bus Tour
Autumn_Z
, Mar 2020
The tour was great. We saw a lot of London in a little bit of time. We were only in London for two days so I wanted to see as much as I could. This was a great tour.
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Bus tour? Best tour!
kedrickswain
, Oct 2019
We were very fortunate to have great weather and little traffic, and were able to see just about every major sightseeing attraction. Our guide was funny and knowledgeable. A+, would go again!
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Retro Bus Ride
Gundagin
, Apr 2019
I would strongly suggest this bus over the Boring modern Hop On Hop Off bus tours that are on offer. Informative commentary by a real Person who is a Londoner. Bus drops you off for a photo at Buckingham Palace, but after that you just stay on a take photos easily from the comfort of your seat. The Thames cruise is included on a large undercover boat, with plenty of glass to take photos through, or stand at the open area at the rear. London eye is an option I didn’t take up...long queues. The Routemaster then takes you back to Victoria Station. Be aware you will end up being in hundreds of photos from people taking shots of the bus, walking along the main streets you travel along, as the routemaster is British icon.
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Great way see the sights
Journey08347240700
, Dec 2018
Our guide Gavin was great. A great way to see London if you don't have a lot of time. Would recommend the London eye upgrade if you have kids.
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Rude Employees
Tourist30797984525
, Dec 2018
We missed the bus, not clearly marked as to where you meet the bus. No phone number on information page we printed. Employee called and belittled me on the phone for missing the bus and not calling, again no contact number. We decided to walk and sight see on our own way more enjoyable...
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We took the afternoon tour with the...
Prasad W
, Aug 2018
We took the afternoon tour with the London eye option. We had landed early morning and wanted to get a feel of the city. We had a spare day next day to explore some of these attractions in details on our own . This tour very much satisified that purpose. Got a great feel of all the attractions and where they are . Got good tips from the tour guide. The stop of tower of london and then the cruise to London eye was awesome. Next day we visited St Pauls Cathedral for 2-3 of hours in morning and the Tower of London for 3 hours in afternoon . This tour laid the foundation for the next day because we knew what to do , when do to do and how to do trust me there is a lot to do in london and if you have limited time then you have to pick the top attractions of your interest.
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A worthwhile tour when you don't...
GARRY D
, Mar 2018
A worthwhile tour when you don't have a lot of time to explore and want to see as much as possible. We went in early March and the open top bus was chilly so rug up.
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Gave us a bus with no heat. Then...
Lindsey B
, Mar 2018
Gave us a bus with no heat. Then didn’t tell us we weren’t coming back to the bus (it was a last minute decision because they went back to the yard to get a bus with heat for another tour instead). Tour guide made us miss the changing of the guard. Find another trip to go on!
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Our guide was lovely, gave us a TON...
shanandrada
, Dec 2017
Our guide was lovely, gave us a TON of information. We went on a Sunday morning, which was PERFECT. We took the Stonehenge option, so we got to see just about everything in a very short period of time. Perfect for us, as we were only in town for a few days!
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Fabulos two day trip. We loved the...
Carol C
, Oct 2017
Fabulos two day trip. We loved the country side, small towns and villages. A must do.

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