Royal & Historic Coach Tours

The Crown Jewels and Thames Dinner Cruise

2-day Coach Holiday
Departing April - October 2015
From £169.00*

* Price shown: 31 May 2015 - CJL

The Crown Jewels and Thames River Cruise

London's fascinating sights

Combine a visit to the Tower of London with a River Thames dinner cruise - the perfect way to see some of the capital's most famous landmarks. Time to shop, and to explore the attractions that make London such an exciting and colourful place, completes this marvellous overnight break.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Entry to the Tower of London, including the Crown Jewels exhibition
  • A cruise on the River Thames including a hot two-course buffet dinner with wine
  • Time to shop and sightsee in London
  • One night's bed and continental breakfast accommodation in a good-quality London Docklands Hotel
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Leaving the local area, this morning we'll head to the capital and our overnight hotel. After you check in there may be time for some shopping and sightseeing before we head to Tower Pier to board your evening cruise vessel.

Enjoy a hot two-course buffet dinner and a glass of wine as you cruise up-river past St Paul's Cathedral, the stunning replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Millennium Bridge and Tate Modern. Turning once you reach the spectacular London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben you'll then head down-river, looping past Canary Wharf and historic Greenwich, before returning to Tower Pier.

Day Two

After breakfast, we'll head to the Tower of London for our morning visit. Join one of the Yeoman Warders for a guided tour and hear tales of intrigue, imprisonment and execution. Explore the Royal Armouries collection in the White Tower, and see the body armour once worn by Henry VIII. Stroll around the medieval palace, learn about the legend of the famous ravens and - of course - marvel at the spectacular, priceless and breathtakingly beautiful Crown Jewels.

After our visit, you'll have time for some personal shopping and sightseeing before we leave London in the mid-afternoon, arriving back at your original departure point by mid to late evening.

Further Information

Coach seating arrangements

Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair or electric scooter, please let us know as soon as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

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