5. London: Buckingham Palace State Rooms w/ Bus and Boat Tour
Explore the State Rooms and Royal Gardens of Buckingham Palace on a self-guided tour, featuring some of the treasures of the Royal Collection. Then, discover the city of London on an open-top bus tour and boat cruise, admiring sites like Big Ben, the London Eye, and the Houses of Parliament. First, visit Buckingham Palace, the grand and iconic London residence of His Majesty the King, which is an essential part of any London itinerary. Explore the 19 State Rooms of the functioning royal palace which serves as the administrative headquarters of the Royal Household. Admire the exquisitely furnished chambers with fine examples of French and English antique furniture. See some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including works by Rubens, Canaletto, and Rembrandt, sculptures by Canova, and porcelain by Sèvres. Next, visit the Royal Gardens, a walled oasis in the middle of London. Stroll through the gardens, which are home to 30 different species of birds and over 350 different wildflowers. Walk to the south side of the garden, taking in views of the famous lake and the western facade of the palace. After discovering Buckingham Palace, use your ticket to board a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus. Explore the wonderful sights of London and jump on and off at your leisure. See the most iconic of London landmarks such as Big Ben, The London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower of London. You can use any of the routes available: The Classic Tour (Blue route): Covers all the main Central London sights and visits London’s Museum Quarter. The Classic Tour (Red route): Covers all the main Central London sights and visits London’s Museum Quarter. The Essential Tour (Orange route): Passes Madame Tussauds and Kings Cross, as well as Hyde Park and Regents Park, two of the prettiest parks in London. Finally, enjoy an enthralling sightseeing cruise along the River Thames. Depart from Westminster, travel towards Tower Millennium Pier, and take in panoramic views of the capital’s most iconic landmarks. Discover fascinating facts as you cruise with live commentary from the audio guide.