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London Duck Tour - The Amphibious Tour of London

Details including prices of London's amphibious sightseeing tour

Duck Tour London

On the London Duck tour, you'll tour London's sights on a road and river adventure aboard a yellow amphibious vehicle.

Board a unique amphibious craft, first used in the D-Day landings in World War Two. You will pass famous London landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, London Eye, Big Ben, the House of Parliament and Trafalgar Square by land and then onto the water and the River Thames.

You'll make a memorable dramatic launch into the Thames River for the waterborne part of your tour.

There is a fabulous range of fun packed sightseeing and themed tours including the ever popular Classic Tour that dominates the schedules and which the vast majority of visitor enjoy .

It should be emphasised this is not a hop, hop off service, nor does the route intend to pass all the major sights in London, like the double decker hop on hop off sightseeing buses. It should be viewed as an experience, soft adventure with some of the major London sights as a backdrop. The commentary in English is very much part of the experience and provides a humorous view of London.

The Duck Tours

The tours start close by the London Eye at the heart of London's main sights and a short walk from Waterloo tube and rail stations on the other side of Westminster Bridge from Big Ben.

The Classic Sightseeing Tour (75 mins)

The classic tour takes you around the beating heart of London and is the main tour that most visitors choose.

The tour runs daily every 30 minutes throughout the day.

We start with the city's millennium landmark, the London Eye. Then past the world famous vista of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the home of the Prime Minister, no 10 Downing Street.

Admire the immaculate soldiers and horses at Horse Guards then onto Trafalgar Square, a tribute to Britain’s greatest sailor, Nelson.

On to the refined roads of St James's, with its gentleman’s clubs, ancient royal Palace, shops fit for a King and the hotel to top them all, The Ritz!

Onto Buckingham Palace, Tate Britain, MI5 & 6 home of the UK's secret services before the dramatic splashdown onto the Thames and your view of London from the river.

D Day Duck Tour (75 mins)

The D Day Duck Tour only runs on the first Sunday of every month.

In a lively, entertaining and informative tour suitable for the whole family you are taken around London's most important Second World War sights including St Paul’s Cathedral, Cabinet War Rooms and Buckingham Palace.

We’ll hear from the greatest Briton of them all, Winston Churchill and bring to life the key events of the London Blitz.

Then to the river! The famous Duck splash down will show you what the extraordinary boats were originally designed for and we’ll reveal the DUCK's vital role in the Normandy beach landings.

James Bond Tour (75 mins)

The James Bond Tour only runs on the third Sunday of every month.

The James Bond Tour is a fun-filled trip through the capital on both road and river. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as you take in many central London locations used in the classic film series.

Then never say never again as you launch into the river Bond-style alongside MI6!

Key Points of Duck Tour

- The main classic tour runs daily approximately every 30 minutes

- Tours duration is about 75 minutes

- English live guides, sorry no other language commentaries

- Craft has a roof, you do not need any special clothing

- You should not get wet normally, though sometimes there is spray and it can get chilly on the river.

- Tour is not hop on, hop off - tour is non-stop from start to finish

- Start / Finish is Chicheley Street near London Eye, nearest tube: Waterloo

- No food or drink allowed on board

- Wheelchairs and child buggies are not permitted aboard.

- Each vehicle seats 30 passengers

- Advance booking highly recommended to avoid disappointment

The Duck Craft

The amphibious craft, originally known as “DUKWS” were first used for the D-Day landings in France in the 2nd World War. In their eye-catching yellow livery, today's vehicles bear little resemblance to their military predecessors.

The vehicles have been extensively refurbished and fitted with the latest environmentally friendly diesel engines. The deluxe refits includes comfortable seating for 30 passengers, a public address system and full safety equipment.

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