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Magic of London with Champagne Afternoon Tea

Highlights / General details The Tower of London - private tour away from the crowds: Following our coach drive past some of London’s most famous landmarks including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament we arrive at the Tower of London where we are met on the middle drawbridge by our very own Yeoman Warder. Leading us into this world heritage site before it opens to the public our Beefeater will take us on a private guided tour explaining the history behind this fortress of imprisonment and torture. We are also the first group to see the Crown Jewels before enjoying some free time to explore on our own. Why not visit Traitors Gate, the armouries or the Bloody Tower? And keep an eye out for the famous Ravens. Tradition has it that if the Ravens leave the Tower the monarch will fall! Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace: Departing the Tower we head to The Mall to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony as one of the Queens Household Regiments march from St. James Palace to Buckingham Palace dressed in their world famous tunics and busbies.* Thames River Boat trip: Next we take a short boat trip on the River Thames as we enjoy excellent views of St. Paul's Cathedral and Shakespeare’s Globe and then take a break for lunch. After lunch we have a photo stop at Westminster Abbey. St. Paul's Cathedral: The afternoon part of the tour begins with a visit to St. Paul's Cathedral. We will explore the masterpiece designed by Christopher Wren in 1673 with a professional guide, taking time to listen to the 1695 organ that Mendelssohn once played and visit the tombs of Nelson and Wellington. There will also be the chance to test the unique acoustics of the Whispering Gallery (not normally visited by other tour groups). On Sundays when there is restricted viewing at the Cathedral there will be an opportunity to enter and enjoy one of the services. Finally we enjoy a cream tea and scones served with strawberry jam and clotted cream at Park Plaza Westminster, plus a glass of Champagne. Inclusion Private guided tour of the Tower of London with Yeoman Warder; Be the first group to visit the Crown Jewels; Panoramic drive seeing the icons of London; Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and much more; See Changing of the Guard - subject to availability; Thames River Boat trip - see St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Globe Theatre and London Bridge; Visit St. Paul's with professional guide and fast entry ticket; Enjoy cream tea and scones served with strawberry jam and clotted cream at Park Plaza Westminster, plus a glass of Champagne. Exclusion Lunch; Gratuities. Hours of operation Available: Daily (Apr-Oct), Daily except Tuesdays & Thursday (November-December & March), Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday (January-February); Departs at 8:15am and Beginning April 1, 2016 at 7:45am. June 23rd and 30th: St. Paul's Cathedral will be closed, we will be having a photo stop at St. Paul’s but not entering. Duration Approximately 8 hours. Location Tours leave from Victoria Coach Station Gate 15. Beginning April 1, 2016, tours depart from Station Coach 1. Policies June 23rd and 30th: St. Paul's Cathedral will be closed, we will be having a photo stop at St. Paul’s but not entering. If the Changing of the Guard is not taking place you will still see Buckingham Palace. Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher. **All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**
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