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Tour Operator: Premium Tours 6 hours Travel method:   Bus Region / Starts from: London

Vintage Open Top Bus Tour with Buckingham Palace


Open Top Vintage Bus Tour with Live Professional Guide

What better way to enjoy the highlights of London than from on board a Classic 1950s Route-master Bus with a live professional guide?

Enjoy great views of the capital’s iconic sights, both old and new, including Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge, The Shard, Tower Bridge & The London Eye. The Vintage Double Decker Bus Tour includes a photo stop at Westminster Abbey, burial place of Britain’s monarchs and the host for coronations and many royal weddings since its construction in the eleventh century.

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the official Royal residence of Her Majesty the Queen, and  we make our way to the perfect spot to watch the world famous Changing of the Guard ceremony as the soldiers, dressed in their fabulous tunics and busbies march to military music.

Private guided cruise on the River Thames

Enjoy our new private and exclusive river trip that passes Shakespeare’s Globe, Cleopatra’s Needle, London Bridge and The Shard. Enjoy the magnificent view of the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge from the river before we arrive at Milbank/Westminster pier. (Private cruise exclusive to Premium Tours customers operates during summer months.)

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the home of the British monarchy. The Palace was The Queen Elizabeth II’s residence in London as well as her administrative headquarters. Visitors to the State Rooms can see many of the magnificent rooms which form the heart of the working palace and are used regularly by the Royal Family for official entertainment, ceremonies and State functions. The Palace guides are on hand to point out the numerous works of priceless art in the lavishly furnished rooms. Afterwards, you can enjoy a walk along the south side of the Royal Garden and look out across the picturesque lake constructed in the 19th century. The tour ends in the Palace allowing you free time to explore at your leisure.


  • Transportation by Open Deck Vintage bus
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance to Buckingham Palace including Audio Guide
  • Changing of the Guard


  • Entrances to Westminster Abbey and Tower of London
  • Gratuities

Please note:

  • The tour departs from Victoria Coach Station Gate 19 at 7:45am (Boarding starts 7:30am) This tour will finish at Buckingham Palace.
  • Please note that this is an open top bus tour - please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  • On rare occasions the open top bus may be changed to a closed top bus
  • When the guard change does not take place, we stop instead for photos of the Buckingham Palace.
  • There will be a few hours break after the morning tour and in the afternoon you will be re-joining and visiting Buckingham Palace.  Entry booked for 14:30.
  • Amendment and cancellation must be made at least 48 hours before departure.  No refund will be offered for no show.
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No hidden costs
Free cancellation until 1 day before the departure
Cancellation fees:
+1 day - No charge
<1 day - 100% of total reservation value
What is included
  • See the Highlights of London
  • Travel on Open top Vintage Bus
  • Thames River Cruise
  • Entry to Buckingham Palace
Meeting point
Victoria Coach Station (Gate 18 - 20), 164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 9TP