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Crown Jewels of London tour with River Cruise

Overview

St Paul's Cathedral
The first stop on our tour is an iconic symbol of London. Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece took 35 years to build and today is one of the largest churches in the world. Incredibly, this towering domed cathedral was also the tallest building in London until the 1960s.

Its construction between 1675-1710 was part of a rebuilding programme after the original cathedral located here was swept away in the Great Fire of London in 1666: With no fewer than seven chapels, countless statues and priceless art inside, as well as Europe's largest crypt, there are historical and religious treasures around every corner at St Paul's.

NEW EXHIBITION 'Wren 300: Innovation and Restoration' (opens Thursday, 27th April 2023)
In 2023 we mark the 300th anniversary of the death of Sir Christopher Wren, a visionary and architect of St Paul's Cathedral. Join us at St Paul’s this year, to discover more about his life and work, and how he created his masterpiece.

Sir Christopher Wren: The Quest for Knowledge is a new special exhibition at St Paul’s Cathedral that explores the life and work of Christopher Wren through archive material and personal artefacts. The exhibition investigates the genius of Wren and his ever-enquiring mind, highlighting his achievements in the fields of science and architecture and culminating in his greatest masterpiece, St Paul’s Cathedra


Tower of London
Explore almost 1,000 years of history that began with the construction of a fortress and royal residence by William The Conqueror. The long history of 'The Tower' is one of imprisonment, murder and execution. The last person executed here was in 1941, and over the years spies, criminals and even queens have met their bloody end by the executioner's hand at the tower.

The Tower of London is also home to the priceless Crown Jewels Collection. This glittering display of gems and gold includes the Star of Africa, the world's largest cut diamond, as well as a collection of crowns, robes, and other items of ceremonial regalia. It would be improper to fail to mention the tower ravens. Legend has it that at least half a dozen must stay within the bounds of the tower or the monarchy will fall. How many can you spot on your visit?


Thames River Cruise
After visiting the Tower of London, head down to Tower Pier and jump on the next available boat for a wonderful cruise down the River Thames. Enjoy a unique view of London's beautiful waterfront as you head to Westminster Pier next to the iconic Houses of Parliament.


Operates: Daily, April - March (expect 24th-26th December and 1st January)

Additional Information

● Tour Starts: 1:00 pm, Evan Evans office, 258 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1BS (boarding commences at 12:45 pm)
● Tour Finishes: approx. 5:30 pm, Westminster Pier
● Guests can choose to take the river cruise on another day and instead finish the tour at the Tower of London instead of Westminster Pier (Please check cruise ticket validity with tour guide)
● St Paul's Cathedral is closed to visitors on Sundays and during special events. On these days we will stop for photographs outside St Paul's Cathedral and spend longer at the Tower of London
● Please note, there are quite a few stairs within the White Tower at the Tower of London, and there is currently no disabled access
● Guests will be provided with personal audio headsets so distancing can be maintained when listing to live commentary
● We encourage guests with e-tickets to bring these on their smart devices
● Our coaches are operating at normal capacity
● Please visit our Travel Health page for full details of our enhanced hygiene standards and protocols (https://evanevanstours.com/travel-guide/experts-in-sightseeing/travel-health/)

Highlights

  • Visit two of London's most iconic landmarks
  • See the priceless Crown Jewels collection
  • Uncover the bloody history of the Tower of London
  • Marvel at the scale and splendour of St Paul's Cathedral
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise on the River Thames

What's included

  • Services of an Expert Live Guide
  • Free Wi-Fi On-board
  • Personal Audio Headset
  • Superior Coach
  • Free USB Charging On-board
  • Entry tickets to The Tower of London & St Paul's Cathedral
  • River Cruise from Tower Pier to Westminster Pier (or vice versa)
  • An immersive, complimentary audio-guide available in Spanish, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Korean 
  • Lunch
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off

Know before you go

Boarding commences 15 minutes prior to departure. On Board Our Coaches: There are no toilets and only cold drinks or food are permitted. Privacy Policy: Please visit www.evanevanstours.com/privacy-policy/

Cancellation policy

A full refund or date change will be offered up to 24 hours before travel. Cancellations inside 24 hours will be charged 100%

Departure location

Evan Evans Office
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