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Early Access Crown Jewels: Complete Tour of Tower of London & Opening Ceremony

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    Stop At: Tower of London, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB England

    Your tour starts with skip the line, early entrance into Tower where, standing inside the Traitor’s Gate with a small group of fellow visitors, you’ll you’ll watch an ancient military ceremony that officially opens the tower every day.

    Your guide will meet you back out in the courtyard and then lead you on a full tour of the Tower of London. Start with the site where many a royal head was removed on the old execution block and learn the poignant stories behind the deaths of people like Anne Boleyn and Sir Walter Raleigh. Then head up to the Bloody Tower to see where Sir Walter Spent 13 years of his life and down into the basements where enemies of the crown were tortured in a dungeon that contains examples of actual medieval torture devices.

    After a walk along the walls, which includes a peek inside the restored bedroom of Edward the Confessor (a must for medieval history enthusiasts), a chance to meet the Tower’s resident ravens and get an archers’ eye view out over the old moat, you step into the castle keep, or White Tower, for a full tour of a wonderfully-preserved Norman castle. The inside is full of Swords, armor, and royal regalia so as you visit each room, your guide will take you back in time to when England was still ruled by kings and queens. Some of it is pretty romantic, but you may be surprised how difficult and brutal life was.

    The guided portion of your experience ends in the White Tower, but we’ll give you time at the end to see some of the areas we didn’t visit, like the Beauchamp Tower and the Fusiliers Museum

    This is the most exclusive way to see the very best parts of the Tower of London with an expert guide. Given that lines into the Jewel House can run for an hour or more on busy days, having them all to yourself is one of the most spectacular experiences in London.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Jewel House, London England

    After a quick introduction from the Yeoman Warders who guard the palace, you’ll stroll straight into the Jewel House and be among the first people to see the Crown Jewels. There are no crowds, so after you guide tells you what to look out for, you can take your time and soak in one of the most dazzling collections of riches in the world.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Pass By: Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP England

    Tower Bridge

    Pass By: Take Walks, Office 1816, Portland House, Bressenden Pl, Westminster, London SW1E 5RS, UK

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    Departure Point
    Tower of London Shop, 5BT, Tower Place West, 50 Lower Thames St, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3R 6DT, UK
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    2h 45m
    Return Details
    London Aldgate, London EC3N 1BQ, UK
    Inclusions
    • Opening Ceremony
    • First Entrance Crown Jewels
    • Full Tower of London Tour by Expert Guide
    • Entry/Admission - Tower of London
    • Entry/Admission - Jewel House
    Exclusions
    • Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please note that for security reasons bag searches will take place at Tower of London.
    • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This is an absolute must and not to be missed. Best way to see the Crown Jewels before all the crowds get there. As soon as it opens to the public there is a huge line for them. Also you get into some of the buildings before the crowds arrive. The tower is a must see can not be
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    Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Early Access Crown Jewels: Complete Tour of Tower of London & Opening Ceremony
    Responded 18 Sep 2019
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're glad that you enjoyed the tour.
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    This was my second walk with Take Walks in London. They were so attentive to my group's needs; we received VIP behind the scenes access at Parliament and got whisked ahead of the crowds at Tower of London. Their guides and concierges are experts,so knowledgeable and personable
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    Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Early Access Crown Jewels: Complete Tour of Tower of London & Opening Ceremony
    Responded 11 Sep 2019
    Hello georgemck408, We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us! We pride ourselves on curating the best possible experiences for our customers, and we are glad that we got to share this one with you! We appreciate your feedback and will look forward to seeing you again! Best wishes, The Walks Team
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    This is a must do when you are in London- if you go on this early tour -you will miss all the lines and all the crowds & you will be in to see the crown jewels before everyone else... If you’re lucky you will have a fabulous tour guide like Sal! We loved this!
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    Response from TakeWalks, Public Relations Manager at Early Access Crown Jewels: Complete Tour of Tower of London & Opening Ceremony
    Responded 12 Aug 2019
    Dear Karyn S, Thank you for writing about your experience on this tour! It's great that you were able to miss the lines and crowds on this tour because we aim to do just that! We hope you take Walks with us on all your adventures! All the best, The Walks Team
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    Opening ceremony is really something to see and immediately into the Crown Jewels with no waiting. Only about 50 people total from several small tour groups were allowed this early entry. Absolutely worth the additional cost to beat the crowds and get a high quality, small
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    Response from TakeWalks, Public Relations Manager at Early Access Crown Jewels: Complete Tour of Tower of London & Opening Ceremony
    Responded 23 Jul 2019
    Dear Darren B, Thank you for joining us on this tour! We are so glad that you were able to enjoy the crown jewels with minimal crowds and that you enjoyed the small groups. We strive to create the best experiences for our guests and are happy that you were able to get that. We hope you take Walks with us again soon! All the best, The Walks Team
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    It was great to arrive early in order to view the crown jewels and to receive introductory information from one of the Beefeaters. Charlotte was both a good and informative guide and gave a great overview of all of the highlights of the Tower of London. I would highly
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    Response from TakeWalks, Public Relations Manager at Early Access Crown Jewels: Complete Tour of Tower of London & Opening Ceremony
    Responded 29 Jul 2019
    Dear Viajero581, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your tour went! We are so happy that you were able to enjoy the Crown Jewels and other attractions before the crowds. Charlotte is so great at providing information while also still making the experience fun and enjoyable. We hope you take Walks with us on all your adventures! All the best, The Walks Team
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