City Wonders’ London tours

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My sister and I recently went on a tour of Bath, the Cotswolds and Stonehenge with City Wonders and had a wonderful time. When my friends see my travel photos, the most common question I’m asked is how I do it, and, well, honestly, the easiest way to do it is to go on a tour with a reliable tour operator. You can read HERE why I decided to go on a coach tour with City Wonders instead of trying to DIY it but the quick answer is: saves time, stress-free, comfortable. I didn’t go on a tour with other London guides so I can’t make comparisons, but we were extremely satisfied with our City Wonders tour so I’m quite happy to recommend them.

City Wonders offers London tours — comprehensive, highlights, or special-interest, you can take your pick — as well as day tours from London to Oxford and Bath/Cotswolds/Stonehenge. Here’s a quick rundown:

Full Day Best of London Combo Saver Walking Tour

  • Price: starting at $169.08 for adults, $153.85 for children
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Inclusions:
    • Entry to the Tower of London (on Tuesdays and Thursdays, includes VIP early access to watch the opening ceremony by the Yeoman Warders)
    • River shuttle up the Thames
    • Walking tour through the Horse Guards to St. James’s Palace
    • Watch the Changing of the Guard – either at Buckingham Palace or at the Horse Guards Parade, with commentary and guidance to prime viewing spots
    • Last stop of the morning at Buckingham Palace
    • Lunch break at own expense
    • Walk through Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, the Horse Guards, Downing Street, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey
    • Afternoon tea “in a luxurious London hotel”

Best of Royal London Tour

  • Price: starting at $105.11 for adults, $97.49 for children
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Inclusions:
    • Entry to the Tower of London (on Tuesdays and Thursdays, includes VIP early access to watch the opening ceremony by the Yeoman Warders)
    • River shuttle up the Thames
    • Walking tour through the Horse Guards to St. James’s Palace
    • Watch the Changing of the Guard – either at Buckingham Palace or at the Horse Guards Parade, with commentary and guidance to prime viewing spots
    • Tour ends at Buckingham Palace (I’m not sure if this includes actual entry to the palace)

Buckingham Palace and Changing of the Guard

  • Price: starting at $85.30 for adults, $77.69 for children
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Inclusions:
    • Timed entry to Buckingham Palace – pre-entry commentary by the City Wonders guide and use of the official audio guide once inside (apparently local guides aren’t allowed to speak inside the Palace)
    • Watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony – commentary and guidance to prime viewing spots

Buckingham Palace Tour with Changing of the Guard and Afternoon Tea

  • Price: starting at $134.05 for adults, $126.43 for children
  • Duration: 4.5 hours
  • Inclusions:
    • Changing of the Guard – either at Buckingham Palace or Horse Guards Parade, with commentary and guidance to prime viewing spots
    • Timed entry to Buckingham Palace – including use of the official Palace audio guide
    • Afternoon tea at “a nearby hotel – one of the most prestigious in London”

Buckingham Palace Tour & Afternoon Tea

  • Price: starting at $112.72 for adults, $105.11 for children
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Inclusions:
    • Timed entry to Buckingham Palace with official audio guide
    • Afternoon tea at “a nearby luxury hotel”

Highlights of London Walking Tour with English Afternoon Tea

  • Price: starting at $79.21 for adults, $71.59 for children
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Inclusions:
    • Walking tour with commentary by a local guide, stopping at Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, the Horse Guards, Downing Street, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey
    • Afternoon tea

Special Interest Tours

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Highlights of British Museum Guided Tour

  • Price: starting at $31.99 for adults, $24.37 for children
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: Guided tour of a route through the museum that includes the Egyptian Room, the Parthenon Frieze, and the Anglo Saxon ship burial found in Sutton Hoo

Churchill War Rooms and Westminister WWII Tour

  • Price: starting at $63.98 for adults, $56.36 for children
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Inclusions:
    • Walking tour of Westminster, including 10 Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and the Cenotaph
    • Admission and audio guide at the Churchill War Rooms

Day Tours Out of London

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Stonehenge and Bath Tour with Authentic English Village Lunch

  • Price: starting at $145.02 for adults, $132.83 for children
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Inclusions:
    • Travel by coach
    • Walking tour of Bath
    • Lunch at Castle Combe in the Cotswolds
    • A stop at Lacock
    • Guided tour through Stonehenge

Oxford Day Tour with Harry Potter Movie Location Visits

  • Price: starting at $84.08 for adults, $77.99 for children
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Inclusions:
    • Train travel to and from Oxford
    • Walking tour of Oxford, including Christ Church College and the Bridge of Sighs

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