Tower of London Guided Tours

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Tower of London Guided Tour with Early Access, Thames River Cruise & Changing of the Guards

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£69
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4 hr.
  • Save time with early access to the almost 1000-year-old Tower of London and upgrade to witness the opening ceremony before the Tower opens to the public.
  • Glide along the Thames as your expert guide narrates captivating stories while pointing out the city's notable landmarks including Big Ben and the London Eye.
  • Stroll through the Westminster area along with your English-speaking guide and discover iconic landmarks like the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.
  • Visit the outer areas of Buckingham Palace and get the chance to witness the magnificent Changing of the Guards ceremony.
  • Opt to enhance your visit by being among the first to view the splendid Crown Jewels at the opening ceremony held at the Tower of London.
  • Save time with early access to the almost 1000-year-old Tower of London and upgrade to witness the opening ceremony before the Tower opens to the public.
  • Glide along the Thames as your expert guide narrates captivating stories while pointing out the city's notable landmarks including Big Ben and the London Eye.
  • Stroll through the Westminster area along with your English-speaking guide and discover iconic landmarks like the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.
  • Visit the outer areas of Buckingham Palace and get the chance to witness the magnificent Changing of the Guards ceremony.
  • Opt to enhance your visit by being among the first to view the splendid Crown Jewels at the opening ceremony held at the Tower of London.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Tower of London
  • Early Access
  • English-speaking guide
  • River Thames boat ride
  • Westminster area walking tour
  • Access to Buckingham Palace's exterior
  • Changing of the Guards ceremony
  • Headsets (when appropriate)
  • Opening ceremony at the Tower of London (as per option selected)
  • Tip: Remember to pack some snacks or a picnic. The riverside offers some lovely spots to relax and munch while soaking in the sights of London.
  • The Changing of the Guard is subject to changes in date, time, and cancellation at the discretion of British authorities.
  • Some lines may form due to increased security measures.
  • It’s recommended to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Keep in mind that large bags, sharp objects, and items that can cause security hazards are not allowed in these experiences. Pack wisely!
  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for these experiences.
  • These experiences are wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • Your guide dogs are welcome at the venues.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Tower of London Guided Tour with Early Access and a Private Meet and Greet with a Beefeater

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1 hr. 15 min.
  • Explore the Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with skip-the-line tickets, and get exclusive access to one of the Yeomen Warders (Beefeaters).
  • Listen to your Yeomen Warder, the elite guard of the tower, as they tell you mysterious stories like the one of the White Tower where young princes vanished.
  • Stroll through the Tower before the crowds arrive along with an expert English-speaking guide who will regale you with interesting stories and facts.
  • Discover the glorious legacy of the 600-year-old Crown Jewels, and find out about the exotic beasts that were part of the Royal Menagerie.
  • Explore the Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with skip-the-line tickets, and get exclusive access to one of the Yeomen Warders (Beefeaters).
  • Listen to your Yeomen Warder, the elite guard of the tower, as they tell you mysterious stories like the one of the White Tower where young princes vanished.
  • Stroll through the Tower before the crowds arrive along with an expert English-speaking guide who will regale you with interesting stories and facts.
  • Discover the glorious legacy of the 600-year-old Crown Jewels, and find out about the exotic beasts that were part of the Royal Menagerie.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line, morning access to the Tower of London
  • Access to a Beefeater/Yeoman Warder
  • English-speaking guide
  • Tip: Don’t miss the Medieval Palace, which many overlook. Here, you can see how kings and queens lived in the 1200s.
  • Keep in mind that luggage, large bags, tripods, selfie sticks, and other photographic or recording equipment are not allowed in this experience. Pack wisely!
  • Smoking, eating, and drinking within all buildings are not allowed.
  • Not all areas of this experience are accessible by wheelchairs and prams/strollers.
  • Your guide dogs are welcome at the venue.
  • The Crown Jewels are a working collection and as a consequence, the display is subject to change without prior notice due to security reasons.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Tower of London After Hours Guided Tour & Ceremony of the Keys

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1 hr. 30 min.
  • Skip the daytime crowds! Explore the Tower of London after hours on a small-group guided tour and see the Ceremony of the Keys, perfect for history buffs.
  • A Yeoman Warder (Beefeater), a former soldier who now guards the Tower will guide you, revealing its history of being a zoo, prison, and Royal Mint.
  • Hear tales of Anne Boleyn's execution, the unsolved disappearance of 2 princes in the 1400s, and rumors of their spirits that may still haunt the grounds.
  • In the Ceremony of Keys, a Warder in red leads an escort with a lantern, their voices echoing as they lock the Tower's gates, ending the day with a bugle call.
  • Step beneath the dark archway of Traitor's Gate, an entry point for prisoners brought by river, and explore the Execution Square where they met their end.
  • Skip the daytime crowds! Explore the Tower of London after hours on a small-group guided tour and see the Ceremony of the Keys, perfect for history buffs.
  • A Yeoman Warder (Beefeater), a former soldier who now guards the Tower will guide you, revealing its history of being a zoo, prison, and Royal Mint.
  • Hear tales of Anne Boleyn's execution, the unsolved disappearance of 2 princes in the 1400s, and rumors of their spirits that may still haunt the grounds.
  • In the Ceremony of Keys, a Warder in red leads an escort with a lantern, their voices echoing as they lock the Tower's gates, ending the day with a bugle call.
  • Step beneath the dark archway of Traitor's Gate, an entry point for prisoners brought by river, and explore the Execution Square where they met their end.

Inclusions

  • 1.5-hour VIP walking tour of the Tower of London grounds
  • English-speaking Yeoman Warder guide
  • Small group of up to 20 guests
  • Ceremony of the Keys
  • After-hours entry to the Tower of London grounds

Exclusions

  • Access inside Tower of London buildings
  • Access to Crown Jewels
  • Tip: Read about the Ceremony of the Keys beforehand to appreciate the symbolism, from the Chief Warder's lantern to the sentry's exchange.
  • Nobody likes a crowd. A single group has a maximum of 20 people.
  • This experience is not accessible by wheelchair and pram/strollers.
  • Choose safety and comfort: This experience is not the best fit for mobility issues.
  • Please note that the Crown Jewels and access inside buildings are not included in this tour.
  • To help ensure everyone's safety, please include the full names of everyone joining you on the tour when you book.
  • Keep in mind that luggage, large bags, tripods, selfie sticks, and other photographic or recording equipment are not allowed in this experience. Pack wisely!
  • Smoking, eating, and drinking within all buildings are not allowed.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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St. Paul's Cathedral & Tower of London Guided Tour with Thames River Cruise

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£110
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4 hr. 30 min.
  • Uncover London's rich history with a guided tour to St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London, along with a relaxing cruise down River Thames.
  • Delve into St. Paul's Cathedral's magnificent architecture, and explore its 7 chapels, crypt, and interiors guided by an expert to enrich your experience.
  • Learn about the 1000-year history of the Tower of London, marvel at the world-famous Crown Jewels, and get a glimpse of royal life.
  • Enjoy the beauty of London's skyline from the River Thames as you sail towards Westminster Pier, and gaze at iconic attractions like the London Eye.
  • Uncover London's rich history with a guided tour to St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London, along with a relaxing cruise down River Thames.
  • Delve into St. Paul's Cathedral's magnificent architecture, and explore its 7 chapels, crypt, and interiors guided by an expert to enrich your experience.
  • Learn about the 1000-year history of the Tower of London, marvel at the world-famous Crown Jewels, and get a glimpse of royal life.
  • Enjoy the beauty of London's skyline from the River Thames as you sail towards Westminster Pier, and gaze at iconic attractions like the London Eye.

Inclusions

  • Entry and guided tour of St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Entry and guided tour of the Tower of London
  • River cruise between Tower and Westminster Pier
  • Expert guide
  • WiFi on-board
  • Personal audio headset
  • Superior coach USB charging on-board

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Lunch
  • Tip: St Paul’s Cathedral is a working church, it is possible to attend a private prayer or take part in the more popular Evensong.
  • Luggage and large bags are not allowed at St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London.
  • Some areas of St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London are not accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Trained assistance dogs are welcome.
  • The Crown Jewels are a working collection and as a consequence, the display is subject to change without prior notice due to security reasons.
  • Tripods, selfie sticks, and other photographic or recording equipment are not allowed.
  • Smoking, eating, and drinking within all buildings are not allowed.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Why take a guided tour of the Tower of London?

Tower of London Guided tour
  • Expert Insights: Gain in-depth knowledge about the Tower of London's history and significance from a knowledgeable guide.
  • Skip the Queues: Save time with priority access, avoiding long lines and maximizing your time exploring the attraction.
  • Insider Stories: Hear fascinating tales and anecdotes from your guide, providing a deeper understanding of the tower's past.
  • Efficient Exploration: Navigate the complex layout of the Tower of London more efficiently with the guidance of an experienced tour leader.
  • Exclusive Access: Enjoy special privileges such as early entry or access to restricted areas, enhancing your overall experience.

Which guided tour is best for you?

Tower of London Guided tour

Early access private tour

  • Duration: Approximately 2 hours
  • Suited for: History enthusiasts and early risers who want to explore London's iconic landmarks before the crowds arrive.
  • Ticket price: Starts from £87.68

Why go for it?

  • Beat the rush: Enjoy early morning access to the Tower of London for a more personalized experience.
  • Exclusive insights: Engage with a Beefeater guide who shares authentic tales of the tower's history.
  • Crown Jewels legacy: Delve into the 600-year-old history of the Crown Jewels, a must-see for history buffs.

Recommended tours:

Tower of London Early Access Private Tour with Beefeater Guide

Tower of London Guided tour

Guided combo tours

  • Duration- Over 4 hours
  • Suited for- Ones who want to go beyond the regular sightseeing
  • Ticket price- Starting from £56.05

Why go for it?

  • Gain exclusive access to Tower of London, along with access to Crown Jewels, entry to London Eye, and a cruise on Thames River.
  • Enjoy a relaxing Thames River cruise, providing a unique perspective of London's landmarks from the water.
  • Depending on your ticket, it may also include a chance to enjoy 'changing of the guards' ceremony.

Recommended tour:

London Eye + Thames River Cruise + Tower of London Tickets with Access to Crown Jewels

Tower of London, Thames River Cruise & Changing of the Guards

Highlights covered on your guided tour

Crown Jewels
Thames River
Changing of the Guard Ceremony
London Eye

The Crown Jewels at the Tower of London are a renowned collection of over 100 sacred and ceremonial objects, boasting over 23,000 gemstones. Displayed since 1661, they include the Coronation Regalia, protected by advanced security, and are a significant tourist attraction.

The Thames River, spanning 346 kilometers from the Cotswolds to London, is central to the city's history, culture, and economy. It features iconic landmarks like Tower Bridge and the London Eye, supports vibrant wildlife and offers popular river cruises and festivals.

The Changing of the Guard at the Tower of London is a daily event featuring the Ceremonial Opening at 9am, the Ceremony of the Word at 3pm, and the Ceremony of the Keys at 9:52pm. This historic ritual involves Yeoman Warders and Tower Guards, who ensure the security of the Tower and its treasures.

The London Eye, a renowned cantilevered observation wheel on the south bank of the River Thames, stands at 135 meters tall. Opened in 2000, it features 32 air-conditioned capsules, each holding up to 25 people. The wheel offers stunning city views and operates at 0.6 miles per hour, making it a must-visit London attraction.

Frequently Asked Questions about Tower of London guided tours

How much does a Tower of London guided tour cost?

Ticket prices vary depending on the specific tour package chosen. You can find current prices and book tickets here.

Which is the best Tower of London tour?

The best Tower of London tour depends on your preferences. Options include early access tours, combined tours with other attractions, and VIP experiences. Explore our range of tours to find the one that suits you best.

Why should I opt for a guided tour of the Tower of London and what does it include?

A guided tour offers expert insights into the tower's history, skip-the-line access, and a more immersive experience. It typically includes entry tickets, a knowledgeable guide, and sometimes additional perks like river cruises or palace visits.

How long does a Tower of London guided tour last?

Most Tower of London guided tours last around 4 hours, but specific durations may vary depending on the tour package chosen.

What languages are Tower of London guided tours available in?

Tower of London guided tours are primarily conducted in English. However, audio guides in multiple languages may be available for certain tours.

What parts of the Tower of London can I access with a guided tour?

With a guided tour, you can access key areas of the Tower of London, including the Crown Jewels, White Tower, and medieval palace, while also learning about its history and significance from your guide.

Do I get skip-the-line access with my Tower of London tour?

Yes, most Tower of London guided tours offer skip-the-line access, allowing you to bypass long queues and make the most of your time exploring the attraction.

What is the cancellation policy for a Tower of London tour?

Cancellation policies vary depending on the tour operator and the type of ticket purchased. Please refer to the specific terms and conditions outlined at the time of booking.

Are the Tower of London guided tours suitable for children?

Tower of London guided tours are suitable for children, but it's essential to consider the duration and content of the tour when deciding. Some tours may offer family-friendly experiences or activities specifically tailored for younger visitors.