Enjoy a guided orientation drive of the fascinating city of London and spend some time exploring at your own pace.
- Photostops at some of the main highlights
- Free time to explore independently
Our tour itinerary takes you on a circular itinerary around the capital to view the highlights from the comfort of your coach. See Westminster, Whitehall and St. James’s section of London, crossing Westminster Bridge, and passing by the neo-Gothic Parliament buildings presiding over the banks of the River Thames and its adjacent 320 foot clock tower of Big Ben. From Parliament Square, look across to St. Margaret’s Church, scene of society weddings. Standing adjacent is the architectural and masterpiece of the 13th to 16th centuries - Westminster Abbey. It represents a unique pageant of British history as the setting for every Coronation since 1066, and for numerous other Royal occasions. Your guide will point out the main external features of the building and you will be able to take photographs of the outside.
Continue your panoramic sightseeing tour and travel along the broad triumphal approach to Buckingham Palace - The Mall which is lined on one side by the delightful St. James’s Park, a quiet and relaxed oasis with its flowerbeds and its ducks and pelicans on the lake.
Following your orientation drive, you will have some free time to explore further on your own. You will be drop off at a central location. From there, head to Covent Garden or maybe to the three famous shopping streets - Oxford Street, Regent Street and Piccadilly for some retail therapy. You could also choose to visit one of the numerous Museums, join a river cruise, climb aboard the London Eye or simply walk around and enjoy the bustling atmosphere of this fascinating city.
What to Bring:
- You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port.
- Camera and cash for shopping (most local shops accept British Sterling, some accept major credit cards).
What to Wear:
- Warm, layered clothing and flat, comfortable shoes.
- Raingear in case of inclement weather.
No internal visits are included on this tour.