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FAMILY LONDON - A PRIVATE TOUR
Definitive private full-day tour of the great capital tailored for families.


Day tour of London in private vehicle with accredited driver-guide.
For families (up to 7 persons). Subject to availability.
Timings: 8:30am-4:30pm. Pick-up/drop-off at any central London hotel/residence.
Prices: 1-2 passengers = £525.00; 3-4 pass = £560.00; 5-7 pass = £595.00.
Any admission fees are extra and usually payable on entry. Booking enquiries.



TYPICAL ITINERARY

Highlights:
Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, Westminster Abbey, British Museum + drive-by city sightseeing. Here it is... London! The West End, the East End, the royal quarter. The old city, the new city, the cool city! The sights, the sounds, the smells! Laugh, gasp and shake your head as you listen to the amazing history and legendary tales in this full-day highlights tour of arguably the greatest city in the world.

THE TOWER OF LONDON: 'BLOOD, BLING & BEEFEATERS'
First, it's 'off with your head' as we explore the Tower of London, London's oldest building and a World Heritage site. Officially known as Her Majesty's Palace and Fortress but once described by Shakespeare as 'The Slaughterhouse'. See the awesome Crown Jewels, king of bling! Seek out the mysterious ravens. Smile with a superb photo opportunity in front of Tower Bridge. Wince at the incredible cruelty of Henry VIII. Sigh at the tragic tale of his second wife Anne Boleyn. And hear how the famous Beefeaters look after a London landmark simply drenched in history.
● Usually open daily.
● Admission payable on entry. Family tickets available.
● Your family-friendly guide will conduct the tour.

CHANGING OF THE GUARD: 'ALL THE QUEEN'S MEN'
Next, we're off to Buckingham Palace to see the climax of the splendid Changing-of-the-Guard ceremony. All the Queen's horses and all the Queen's men in the kind of ceremony that only London does best. Your guide will bag you the best spot for photos, so make sure you have your cameras for this centuries-old pageant of colour. As we wait for the marching bands to strike up your guide will explain the ceremony, the regiments, and regale you with regal tales. After they have passed within a few feet of our vantage point, we march in step behind the guards up to Buckingham Palace, the most famous residence of the royal family in London, and where vast crowds on momentous days have cheered many a special balcony 'kiss'. Your guide will regale you with regal tales. Have you heard the one about the burglar of Buckingham Palace? A story so embarrassing to the royal family, government and security forces, the full truth may never be told.
● Usually daily during summer months, alternate days during rest of year.
● Free entry. An alternative may be arranged if it is not scheduled or cancelled.
● Your family-friendly guide will conduct the tour.

WESTMINSTER ABBEY: 'CROWNING GLORY'
In the afternoon, we take a guided tour of one of the world's greatest churches, the famous Westminster Abbey. Kings and queens have been crowned here for a thousand years. Your guide will take you through a gothic labyrinth where you’ll discover the tombs of legendary royal women of the past, such as the Virgin Queen, Bloody Mary and Mary Queen of Scots. See too, the magnificent Henry VII Chapel ceiling. In more recent times, the Abbey was the venue for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011. Prince William is the oldest son of Prince Charles and the grandson of the Queen. He is currently second in the line to the British throne. William's grandparents, the Queen and Prince Philip, married here too, as did his great grandparents, George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. It was also the venue for the memorable funeral of Prince William's mother Diana, Princess of Wales, who was tragically killed in a Paris car crash in 1997. Something of a national mausoleum, Westminster Abbey is also the final resting places of Newton, Darwin and Dickens.
● Usually open Mon-Sat. An alternative may be arranged for Sundays.
● Admission payable on entry. Family tickets available.
● Your family-friendly guide will conduct the tour.

BRITISH MUSEUM: 'WEIRD AND WONDERFUL'
Finally, we visit Civilization's hall of fame! Step into the Great Court and marvel at the magnificent glass roof. Below are the seven million objects that make up the greatest collection of antiquities in the world. Our main tour is entitled Greatest Treasures of the British Museum. Ten exhibits from different cultures are examined: Rosetta Stone, Devil’s Looking-Glass, Easter Island Statues, Egyptian Mummies, Assyrian Carvings, Parthenon Sculptures, Vindolanda Tablets, Hinton St Mary Mosaic, Sutton Hoo Treasure and the Lewis Chessmen.
● Usually open daily.
● Free entry.
● Your family-friendly guide will conduct the tour.

DRIVE-BY HIGHLIGHTS: 'PANORAMIC SIGHTSEEING SPECTACULAR!'
Throughout the day we criss-cross London in a panoramic tour covering both the ‘West End’ and 'The City'. Typical sights include: Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Pall Mall, St James's Palace, Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, Harrods, Knightsbridge, Mayfair, St Paul's Cathedral, financial district, London Eye, Shakespeare's Globe, Southwark, HMS Belfast, London Bridge, Tower Bridge and the River Thames. Phew!



TOUR PRICES:

FULL DAY PRIVATE LONDON TOUR (8:30am-4:30pm)

PRICE
(not including entrance fees)

TOUR BY PRIVATE CAR (1-2 passengers)

£525.00
(+ any entrance fees)

TOUR BY PRIVATE CAR (3-4 passengers)

£560.00
(+ any entrance fees)

TOUR BY PRIVATE CAR (5-7 passengers)

£595.00
(+ any entrance fees)



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BOOKING POLICY AND NOTES:
Bookings are dealt with on a one-to-one basis via e-mail only.
To secure your preferred date we recommend booking well in advance.
We do not accept bookings with less than 72 hours notice.
All tours subject to availability. Booking will not go ahead until availability is confirmed.
Tour is not guaranteed to go ahead until 100% of payment is received.
We do not usually pre-book tickets for attractions. We recommended these are paid
  for at the gate on the day. In circumstances where pre-booking is the only option for
  attractions, tickets must be paid for in advance and are non-refundable.
Administration fees may be added for extensive itineraries or advance ticket booking.
We do not arrange flights, accommodation, travel tickets or tickets for special events.
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PRACTICAL TOUR INFO:

Important note: 'Private tour' means a privately chartered guided tour. It does not entail exclusive private access. We do not offer tours to individuals wishing to join a larger group (for this you require a scheduled coach tour operator).

Timings: A recommended start time ensures the tour runs to schedule. The duration of this tour is timed from pick-up to drop-off and usually includes built-in stops for photo opportunities, facilities, and a one-hour lunch break.

Pick-up/drop-off: You can be picked-up for your tour anywhere in the central London area, whether at your hotel, place of residence, or venue of your request. The same applies as a dropping-off point after the tour. Tours from London may use fastest routes.

Vehicle: Our typical vehicle is a luxury people carrier. Usually a high-spec 7-passenger Mercedes, with leather seats, armrests, headrests, air-conditioning, tinted windows, front and rear electric sunroof, sliding passenger doors and luggage space.

Driver-Guide: Our presentable, professional and friendly guides drive fully insured private vehicles and carry the British 'Blue Badge' accreditation allowing them to conduct tours, walks and interior visits of major London venues and other UK attractions.

Tour: The main tour is conducted personally by the guide, providing knowledgeable commentary, and assisting with practical issues. Sections of the tour may be conducted by in-house docents or using audio devices, but your guide may still escort you.

Lunch: An appropriate restaurant, traditional pub, or sandwich stop can be arranged for lunch (note: tour price does not include food or refreshments). Alternatively, you may want to bring a pre-packed lunch. The guide may take a rest during this period.

Clothing: Clients should dress appropriately making allowances for the changeable British weather, outdoor activities or visiting churches, etc. Our main tip is to dress comfortably. For more tips to help make your tour even more enjoyable click here.

Format: The tour has been specially researched and designed by our staff (copyright applies) and is exclusive to Your London Tours & associates. Selected elements of different tours may be combined to create other tour options.

General: Rest assured with Your London Tours: All our tours are tailored to YOUR requirements. The guide will be exclusively dedicated to your family or group during the tour itself, so you will be able to relax and enjoy your day.



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