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Buckingham Palace and Vintage Bus Tour of London provided by Premium Tours - London Tours

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Buckingham Palace and Vintage Bus Tour of London

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 20/06/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/06/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
This fun sightseeing tour of London includes a ride on a classic red double-decker bus, a Thames cruise and a walking tour, for a close-up perspective. See some of London's most famous, must-see highlights like Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower of London. Get a rare glimpse of Buckingham Palace's State Rooms, which are only open for some of the year.
  • You'll start at
    Victoria Coach Station
    Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, Belgravia, London SW1W 9TP, UK
    Located on 164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 9TP, approximately 7 minutes walk from Victoria Underground and Railway station. Tour departs at 7:45am (Boarding starts at 7:30am)
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  • Pass by
    Tower of London
  • 1
    Buckingham Palace
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Tower Bridge
    St. Paul's Cathedral
    Trafalgar Square
    Houses of Parliament
    Big Ben
  • 2
    Thames River
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    London Eye
  • 3
    Westminster Abbey
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll end at
    Buckingham Palace Road
    Buckingham Palace Rd, Victoria, London SW1W, UK
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  • An ideal tour for first-time visitors to London
  • Learn about London's history and culture with a local guide
  • Includes a cruise, bus ride, and entrance to the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace
  • Avoid getting lost in busy London town on a guided tour
Important Information
Departure Point
Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, Belgravia, London SW1W 9TP, UK
5h 30m
Return Details
Buckingham Palace Road, Buckingham Palace Rd, Victoria, London SW1W, UK
  • 1960's Vintage bus tour
  • Thames River cruise
  • Buckingham Palace The State Rooms
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Thames River
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: Eating and drinking are not permitted inside the State Rooms. Photography, video recording and filming including the use of wearable devices for non-commercial purposes are not permitted inside the State Rooms.
  • Please note: this is an open top bus tour, please be prepared for the possibility of rain. On rare occasions the open top bus may be changed to a closed top bus.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Annette Fairbrass wrote a review Aug 2019
8 contributions1 helpful vote
I can thoroughly recommend this tour and the team Sinhead being the tour guide were fantastic .Sinhead knew so much about every place we visited her knowledge of our history and the Royal guards was second to none .
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Date of experience: August 2019
Morse35 wrote a review Apr 2019
4 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent tour. Gavin our guide was exceptional. He made a drama of the whole experience. His knowledge of London and delivery of it was incredible, entertaining, and most enjoyable for the whole family. This is a great way to get a taste of all the main attractions in central
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Date of experience: April 2019
Louis A wrote a review Aug 2018
2 contributions1 helpful vote
First, the meeting place is inside the coach station sharing one gate with 7 different tours. Boarding is a chaos, if you don't pay attention to the announcement in the noisy background, you will have no idea when to board. Secondly, we sat on the upstairs front, the tour guide
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Date of experience: August 2018
Sam L wrote a review Aug 2018
29 contributions5 helpful votes
My friend and I recently took part of this tour and have nothing negative to say. Even in the rain, the bus tour was a blast and the Thames River cruise (30min) was a pleasant addition which gave us a different perspective of London. The tour was well organized, and the staff
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David C wrote a review Aug 2018
Holywell, United Kingdom23 contributions18 helpful votes
We were a group of 6 who, honestly, primarily selected the tour so we could tour Buckingham Palace (it was sold out on other venues). We were pleasantly surprised! While the queuing to board the bus was a bit chaotic, we soon forgot that as our tour guide (who sounded a lot
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Date of experience: August 2018
About the operator

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By: Premium Tours - London Tours
Great day
We had an amazing day with Kevin and Richard, travelling to Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath. Lunch wasn't included in
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Thank you Gavin and Richard for the amazing tour! best tour guide and driver I've ever met! Its a knowledgeable and
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Family trip
Amazing experience. Highly recommendable. Kids loved it. We went into the inner circle at the sunset. Chris, the gu
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Great day!
This was my first time leaving London since March so it was such a lovely experience. Omar (tour guide) was very kn
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Stanley S
a once in life time experince
It is a once in life time experience. Everything about this place is amazing. It is highly tourist friendly. This
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Lovely day away from London
The organization of this trip was just excellent. First, I was a little afraid to see two different spots in one da
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Fantastic Cotswolds Experience
Frank and Richard were amazing. It was not just fun but a learning experience as well if you love histories. Frank'
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Anniversary Tour in Cotswolds
Shoutout to Frank and Richard, our tour guide and driver, they are very welcoming, and kind. Frank knows alot of th
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Fantastic day out!
Had the most amazing day here! The attention to detail is stunning. The sets and costumes are magical and there are
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Overall, it’s organized and comfortable. Our guide Lisa is very very friendly and helpful. I really love her gentle
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Great trip, would recommend to all
The tour was such a great way to take a field trip outside of London for the day without the hassle of making the a
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Stonehenge and Bath visit"premium Tour"
What a lovely day I had, rich with historic information and little stories that our guide Lisa gave us. She's been
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Ryan S
Me and my girlfriend visited post lockdown. Unlike other places I have visited, Harry Potter studios was very well
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FUNtastic trip!
Had so much fun all throughout the journey whilst maintaining safety protocols. Thanks to Karen, our lovely tour gu
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Fantastic day, would definitely recommend!
I had a fantastic trip with tour guide Karen and driver Richard. Windsor was great and Karen showed us all around t
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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