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The Vintage Red London Bus Tour is a popular half day sightseeing tour (morning or afternoon) seeing the iconic sights of London and a great orientation of central London too.
In addition to a fantastic view of London's most famous sites by 1950s classic vintage Routemaster bus, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy the sites on a private guided private extended boat trip on the River Thames.
Morning tours will take you to witness the spectacular Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, and your professional live guide will be with you all the way to really bring London to life!
Plus - order today using the banners below and receive big discounts on selected products below compared to buying direct.
Open top vintage bus tour with live professional guide
• Panoramic tour of London on Open top Vintage bus • Thames River Cruise • Photostop outside Buckingham Palace • Professional guide • Opportunity to book add-ons to core tour including: London Eye, 2-course meal, London Dungeon, SEA LIFE London Aquarium
Both tours leave from Victoria Coach Station - Morning tours depart 7.45am and afternoon tours depart 12.45pm.
Most months the tour runs daily, in the mid-winter months there are days when the tour doesn't operate.
Tours end at 12.30pm/4.30pm. Am tour finishes at Victoria, the pm tour you can choose to either finish at the London Eye or take the bus back to Victoria.
Professional English-speaking guide.
Enjoy great views of London's iconic sights from top deck of the vintage London red bus, including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge, The Shard, Tower Bridge and the London Eye.
Am tour: Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace - watch the world famous Changing of the Guard ceremony of soldiers. Photo stop at Westminster Abbey.
Pm tour: photo stops at Buckingham Palace, Tower of London.
Thames River Cruise. The tour ends with a river trip seeing London from a different perspective and enjoying excellent views of St Paul's Cathedral and Shakespeare’s Globe among others. The am river trip lasts thirty minutes from/to Westminster Pier, passing all the main attractions. The pm river trip lasts forty minutes, running from Tower to the London Eye.
We have written up our experience of the morning Vintage London red bus tour on our blog. Check out all the pictures and discover what going on this tour is really like.
Just like the open top hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses the tour operates in all weather conditions.
On rare occasions like if very heavy rain is forecast the open top bus may be changed to a closed top bus.
Please be prepared though for the possibility of rain.
At the end of the tour you can leave the tour and explore independently at this point or you can continue the tour with many exciting and money-saving options.
These tours are not available all year round. Please see top of page for more information on when the tours are available.
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Vintage open top bus tour with Buckingham Palace - summer months only
• Panoramic tour of London on Open top Vintage bus • Thames River Cruise • Entrance to Buckingham Palace including Audio Guide • Professional guide
LONDON TOOLKIT DISCOUNT: Vintage open top bus tour with Stonehenge
• Panoramic tour of London on Open top Vintage bus • Thames River Cruise • Changing of the Guard • Entrance to Stonehenge & Stonehenge Visitor Centre • Professional guide • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned bus
Vintage open top bus tour with cream tea at Harrods
• Panoramic tour of London on Open top Vintage bus • Thames River Cruise • Photo stop at Tower of London & Buckingham Palace • Exclusive cream tea in the Harrods Tea Rooms • Professional guide
Your tour will begin at Victoria Coach Station, one of the major transport hubs in central London and very close to Victoria Underground and Railway Station.
If you require more assistance working out your journey, click through on the link below, where we give more detail of how to join the tour at Victoria Coach Station.
Prices displayed on the table below are the current prices for this tour. Major credit and debit cards are accepted.
You will be emailed a confirmation with a booking reference after reservation.
The booking reference and the name of the person ordering is all that you need to quote when joining the tour. There are no paper tickets.
On the tour detail page displayed after selecting the “More info/book now” buttons below, there is a red “Book this Tour” button at the top right of the page, which when selected displays a calendar depicting which dates still have availability.
By selecting your required date you start the reservation process.
|Morning or Afternoon Standard Tour|
|Tour + 2-course pub meal|
|Tour + London Eye|
|Tour + Exclusive Cream Tea at Harrods|
|Tour + Buckingham Palace|
|Tour + Stonehenge|
|Tour + SEA LIFE London Aquarium||£75||£65||£72|
|Tour + The London Dungeon||£75||£65||£72|
† Children (3-16 years)
* Seniors (60 years +)
Online advance ticket price adult/child/family from...
*24 hrs or 1-day no cruise
**24-hrs or 1 day with cruise
*48-hrs or 2 days no cruise
**48-hrs or 2 days with cruise
*72-hrs or 2 days no cruise
**72-hrs or 3 days with cruise
London Evening tour
|Tootbus (Original Tour)||Adult
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All prices (except family prices) are those offered through Travel Compendium unless otherwise stated, using banners on this page. Travel Compendium aim to be price-competitive, offering you the best value price (against the hop-on bus company's own permanently discounted online prices, which are between 10 - 15% off their walk-up prices).
Prices are seasonal and variable and prices above are based on low season prices. During school holidays prices are typically higher.
To be sure you are getting the best possible price it is advisable to check our prices above against the hop-on bus companies' websites as they occasionally run sales throughout the year:
* Golden Tours and Tootbus offer cheaper tickets, which are bus only, no river cruise. Tootbus offer this for a 24, 48 & 72-hr ticket and call theirs 'London Discovery'. Golden Tours offer the bus only option for either 24 hours or a 1-day period only.
All other Tootbus and Golden Tours tickets are for 24/48/72-hour periods, unless stated otherwise.
** Prices for Tootbus here use official Tootbus link, Big Bus and Golden Tours prices use our links.
Family prices for all companies can be found through the operator's own websites (above).
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