Crown Jewels of London tour with River Cruise

Crown Jewels of London tour with River Cruise

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This tour will take you on a historical journey through London in the company of an Expert Guide. Spend an afternoon exploring two of the city´s most famous and emblematic landmarks: St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London, and end the day with a beautiful cruise down the River Tha... more

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This tour will take you on a historical journey through London in the company of an Expert Guide. Spend an afternoon exploring two of the city´s most famous and emblematic landmarks: St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London, and end the day with a beautiful cruise down the River Thames. 

Highlights:

  •  Enjoy a historical journey through london
  •  Visit two of London's most famous buildings
  •  Wonder at the size and magnificence of St Paul's Cathedral
  •  Discover the grisly history of the Tower of London
  •  Marvel at the precious Crown Jewels collection
  •  Take a beautiful cruise down the River Thames

What can I expect on the tour? 

St. Paul´s Cathedral: 

The first exciting stop on this tour will be at St. Paul's Cathedral, one of London´s most famous landmarks.  This magnificent domed cathedral is one of the most recognisable sights in London and still a symbolical part of the city´s skyline, even after 300 years! 

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, it took 35 years to build this masterpiece, after the earlier Gothic Cathedral on the same site was largely destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. Its construction between 1675-1710 in English Baroque style, awed Londoners of the time, and continues to awe Londoners and visitors alike to this day!

It has survived Suffragette attacks and war bomb damage, yet still remained the tallest building in London until 1963, while the dome is still currently one of the highests in the world.

And that is only the exterior! Inside we will find no fewer than seven chapels, an amazing and invaluable collection of art and sculpture and Europe´s largest crypt, making St. Paul´s a genuine historical and religious treasure. 

Discover the history of the cathedral with a guided tour and a 270-degree film experience.

Tower of London:

The Tower of London, with its infamous background of imprisonment, murder and execution, is a fascinating historical castle  that has played an important role in British history. 

The fortress was founded in 1606 as part of the Norman Conquest, when William the Conqueror began the construction of the White Tower, giving the site its name. 

It has been used as a prison, a royal residence and an execution site. The last person to be executed there was in 1941, and over the years spies, criminals and even queens have met their bloody end by the executioner's hand at the tower.

The Tower of London also houses the priceless and famous Crown Jewels Collection. This collection of royal ceremonial objects includes precious gems and gold, as well as the Star of Africa, the world's largest cut diamond. It also contains a collection of crowns, robes and other items of ceremonial regalia. The collection is the most historically complete of any regalia in the world.

And lastly, we can´t talk about the Tower of London without mentioning the tower ravens! A group of half a dozen resident ravens, whose presence is believed to protect the tower and crown. Superstition holds that "if the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it." Don´t forget to see how many you can spot during your visit! 

Thames River Cruise

After visiting the Tower of London, head down to Tower Pier and board the next available boat to enjoy a scenic cruise down the River Thames. Discover the beautiful view of London from the water as you head to Westminster Pier, next to the iconic Houses of Parliament.

Departure location : Evan Evans Office

Evan Evans Tours, Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, UK (their team will be waiting to greet you at their offices at 258 Vauxhall Bridge Road, located about a 5-minute walk from London Victoria Train Station and Victoria Underground Station. Please arrive at 12:45 pm for boarding. 

End point: Westminster Pier

The tour ends at Westminster Pier where you can conveniently access the London Underground from Westminster Station, as well as London Bus Services, or local taxi services.

 

Important Information:

  • The tour Starts at: 1:00 pm, at Evan Evans office, 258 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1BS (boarding commences at 12:45 pm)
  • Tour Finishes: approx 5:30 pm, Westminster Pier
  • Guests can choose to take the river cruise on another day and instead finish the tour at the Tower of London instead of Westminster Pier
  • St Paul's Cathedral is closed to visitors on Sundays and during special events. On these days we will stop for photographs outside St Paul's Cathedral and spend longer at the Tower of London
  • Please note, there are quite a few stairs within the White Tower at the Tower of London, and there is currently no disabled access.
  • The visit also entails walking on uneven and cobbled surfaces, so an appropiate footwear is recommended. 

 

Included:

  • Expert guide
  • On board wi-fi
  • Personal audio headset
  • Superior tour coach with usb charging ports on board
  • Entry and guided tour of St. Paul´s Cathedral (if option selected)
  • Entry and guided tour of the Tower of London (if option selected)
  • River cruise between Tower Pier and Westminster Pier 

Not included:

  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick up or drop off