Royal London: Private Half Day Highlights (with entrance tickets)
A whirlwind tour of London's most famous castles, palaces and churches with a scenic boat trip. All tickets included.
Things to know
Family, Friends, History Buffs
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the historic Tower of London, including a visit to the Crown Jewels
Tickets for a scenic Thames River Cruise
Type of tour:
Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.
A professional, private Blue Badge tour guide
Gratuities optional Customisable - simply ask us
Meeting points: Outside the entrance (big doorway) to the Hung, Drawn and Quartered pub at the east end of Great Tower Street.
What makes this tour special
A whistle-stop tour of London's iconic landmarks and stunning landscapes.
Visit the Tower of London, one of the world’s most important historic castles.
See the magnificent Crown Jewels.
Experience stunning views of London’s attractions on a scenic cruise.
Gaze at the Tower Bridge from the water and hear the fascinating history of its construction.
View the iconic London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
See the grandiose residence of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace, and see London’s best Gothic architectural marvel: Westminster Abbey.
Tower of London
Experience the best of London in just four hours with an expert London guide. Your tour will begin at the Tower of London where you will explore this 900-year-old castle. Learn about the kings and queens who lived and died in the Tower, as well as its role as a fortress, prison, zoo, and observatory. The highlight of the tour is viewing the famous Crown Jewels, where your guide will tell you about the many attempts to steal these beautiful diamonds!
River Cruise & the Houses of Parliament
After leaving the Tower you will travel along the Thames on a river cruise and look at some impressive sights, including Tower Bridge and the London Eye, finally docking in Westminster. Here, you will see the Houses of Parliament - the home of the British government, and the magnificent Big Ben.
Buckingham Palace & Westminster Abbey.
Your tour will also include a trip to see Buckingham Palace (we can't go inside, unfortunately), the home of Queen Elizabeth II (where you might witness the Changing of the Guards ceremony). A short walk on, you will come to the exterior of the beautiful Westminster Abbey, where every English king and queen for the last 1000 years has received their coronation, and where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour. Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AAs this tour is with a blue badge guide we need to be in line with their cancellation policy. For tours cancelled longer than 10 days before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased. For tours cancelled less than 96 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. For tours cancelled between 10 days and 96 hours before the departure time, we can offer 50%. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide. Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration. To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs. Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).