Up to 2 days
Your day begins with a panoramic morning drive around some of London’s most important landmarks, so make sure to have your camera at the ready. You’ll pass the impressive Parliament Square and Big Ben, the magnificent Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married, then past Kensington Palace, the former home of Priness Diana, and the Royal Albert Hall. Afterwards, head to Buckingham Palace where you’ll watch the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony, a colorful spectacle carried out since 1660 that encapsulates the pomp and pageantry that Britain is famous for. After an optional pub lunch, head to the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral for a guided tour and climb to the the Golden Gallery to enjoy aerial views over London, the River Thames, Tate Modern, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. You’ll then arrive at the 1000-year-old medieval fortress, The Tower of London, whose ancient stones hold a dark past. Founded by William the Conqueror and guarded by the iconic Beefeaters, you’ll explore this palace and prison with your guide and visit the chapel, said to be haunted by the ghost of Anne Boleyn. After viewing the spectacular Crown Jewels that include some of the world’s most extraordinary diamonds, you’ll head to the river for a relaxing Thames cruise to Westminster Pier.
Thoughtful thoughts to your inbox