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The Thames River winds through the heart of central London, offering travelers unrivaled views of some of the city’s most famous riverside landmarks, such as Big Ben. Here are a few ways to take to the water and see London from a different angle.


Highlights

  • Enjoy a seated lunch or dinner on a cruise, and take in panoramic views over the historic riverbanks.
  • Combine a sightseeing Thames River cruise with a visit to the Tower of London, and explore centuries of English history.
  • Get across the city without the hassle and take in the sights with ease on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise.
  • Zoom across the river at top speeds, and enjoy wet and wild thrills aboard a powerful rigid-inflatable boat (RIB) tour.


Sightseeing Cruises

There’s no better way to beat the traffic than to travel through London by river. Hop-on hop-off boats pick up and drop off passengers at mooring stations along the length of the Thames, while sightseeing cruises ferry travelers across the waters for prime views of top attractions, such as the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Tower of London, and Tower Bridge.


Cruises with Food and Drink

Whether for a relaxing lunch, refreshing afternoon tea, or romantic dinner, there’s a Thames River dining cruise for all occasions. Take to the water for panoramic city views, and savor dishes such as smoked salmon roulade, roast pepper and basil soup, or vegetarian lasagna as the sights pass by.


Combo Tours

Combo tours are a great way to mix a trip on the Thames River with a visit to some of central London’s most famous landmarks. Take to the water to see the historic riverbanks, and then pay a visit to attractions such as the London Eye or Tower of London. You’ll save money by booking a combo tour and enjoy a day of sightseeing in London.

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River Thames Evening Cruise

River Thames Evening Cruise

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Witness the enchantment of London at night on an evening cruise along the historic Thames River. Aboard the glass-encased boat, enjoy the city’s main attractions at dusk, including the Shard, Big Ben, and the HMS Belfast. Savor sparkling wine and canapĂ©s as you cruise the river and delight in the magic of London’s urban shoreline as night falls.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.43
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$39.43
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Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea

Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea

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While in London, combine an iconic British tradition with a unique sightseeing excursion on an afternoon tea cruise. Spend a luxurious time enjoying a unique dining experience with family and friends on the Thames River. As you cruise from Tower Pier to Westminster, indulge in tea, freshly prepared cakes, and sandwiches, and view London’s great landmarks including the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the London Eye.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.23
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$46.23
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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise

Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise

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Glide by some of London’s must-see landmarks on a sightseeing cruise from Westminster to Greenwich on the Thames River. Step aboard your comfortable cruise boat at Westminster Pier and listen to the entertaining live commentary as you pass sights such as Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Drink in the views from the open or indoor deck, and at Greenwich, step ashore to visit attractions (own expense) such as the Cutty Sark or National Maritime Museum. Upgrade to include a return cruise back to Westminster.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.36
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$18.36
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London Eye River Cruise

London Eye River Cruise

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Have only a short stay in London? See more of the city’s landmarks in less time—and enjoy a memorable way to travel—on a Thames river cruise. Pick from numerous daily departure times, and head to the London Eye Pier near the famous Lastminute.com London Eye, where you’ll hop aboard your vessel. As you cruise along the river, glimpse monuments ranging from St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tate Modern to Big Ben and the Tower of London. Live commentary is included (as are audio guides in eight additional languages).
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  • 40 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$14.14
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$14.14
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The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

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Enjoy a memorable evening of food, wine, and entertainment on this showboat dinner cruise on the Thames River in London. Feast on a 4-course dinner aboard your sightseeing boat as you sail past London attractions such as the Tower of London, the London Eye, and Tower Bridge, all illuminated at night. While you eat and admire the sights, enjoy live entertainment from a cabaret singer, and, if you wish, take to the dance floor.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.13
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$110.13
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Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster

Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster

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Cruise from Westminster to St Katharine's on a 1-hour circle cruise in London. Choose to disembark at any of the stops, including St Katharine's Pier, Bankside Pier, Festival Pier and Embankment Pier, to visit the landmarks in central London. While on the boat, listen to live audio commentary by your captain about the sights you pass and London's rich history. Departures every 30 minutes from Westminster Pier between 11am and 6pm.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$14.96
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$14.96
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London Vintage Bus Tour Including River Thames Cruise with Optional Lunch

London Vintage Bus Tour Including River Thames Cruise with Optional Lunch

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Hop aboard a vintage double-decker bus for a comfortable sightseeing bus tour through London! On this fun-filled excursion, see main attractions like Big Ben and the Tower of London, take a Thames River cruise past Westminster and the London Eye, and watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Upgrade to include lunch at a traditional British pub.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.23
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$46.23
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London Eye River Cruise and Standard London Eye Ticket

London Eye River Cruise and Standard London Eye Ticket

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Many of London’s top attractions lie along the Thames River. This boat tour cruises by most of them and includes a London Eye ride to see them from above. Get to know the city’s beating heart and great contrasts as you pass historic sites such as Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tower of London as well as contemporary landmarks like the Tate Modern and Millennium Bridge. Then, ride the Lastminute.com London Eye for sweeping views of the city.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.54
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$37.54
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Thames River Jazz and Dinner Cruise

Thames River Jazz and Dinner Cruise

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Watch the Thames River light up at night on a dinner cruise with live jazz. Kick-off your night with a glass of sparkling wine as you glide into the current, and spot the iconic Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the London Eye, and Tower of London. Enjoy jazz classics along with swing and Latin tunes, then relax over a 3-course dinner in a heated cabin. Savor dishes like cheese and charcuterie, chicken escalope, and rich berry cheesecake, with plenty of time to take in the sights between courses.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.18
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$95.18
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Full-Day Self-Guided Paris Tour from London by Eurostar with Seine River Cruise

Full-Day Self-Guided Paris Tour from London by Eurostar with Seine River Cruise

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Paris is just two hours by train from London, but visiting on a group tour can mean limited time to explore. This full-day self-guided tour offers the best of both worlds, with round-trip transport by Eurostar, a Paris map and welcome pack, and a Seine River sightseeing cruise, plus plenty of free time to take in the sights that interest you most.
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  • 14 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$243.38
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$243.38
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Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony and Thames River Cruise

Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony and Thames River Cruise

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Discover the regal residences and rich royal history of London on a sightseeing tour and Thames River cruise. With an accomplished guide, travel by luxury coach through the capital’s most opulent areas to see majestic landmarks like Big Ben and Kensington Palace. Gaze at a traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace and then climb aboard a boat for a tranquil cruise on the River Thames. Glide past iconic sights like the London Eye and the Tower of London and enjoy illuminating commentary as you sail.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.26
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$65.26
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Double Decker Bus Tour and Hard Rock Cafe Meal in London

Double Decker Bus Tour and Hard Rock Cafe Meal in London

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Discover London with ease and efficiency with a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus package. In addition to 24-hours of access to the seven bus routes, you also enjoy a Thames river cruise and three walking tours. Go wherever you like and take time to explore the places that interest you. When your stomach starts rumbling, head the the Hard Rock Cafe and choose from a variety of menu options.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.62
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$75.62
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Southampton Excursion: Pre-Cruise Tour from London to Southampton via Stonehenge

Southampton Excursion: Pre-Cruise Tour from London to Southampton via Stonehenge

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Enhance your experience of one of England’s most iconic landmarks on a tour of Stonehenge that begins in London and concludes in Southampton. Depart from London in a luxury vehicle and delve into the atmospheric mystery of Stonehenge, a UNESCO-listed ancient stone circle, before boarding your cruise ship at Southampton’s port. Absorb the majesty of the Stonehenge independently and enjoy a hassle-free transfer to your cruise port on this compelling and convenient tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.61
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$134.61
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Private Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath from London

Private Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath from London

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Tick off more of southern England’s attractions in less time on a private day trip to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath from London. On a private vehicle equipped with Wi-Fi, travel to Windsor Castle, the weekend residence of Her Majesty the Queen; demystify the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge; and take a guided tour of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Refreshments and hotel pickup and drop-off in London are included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,155.71
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$1,155.71
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Private Kent Castles and White Cliffs of Dover from London

Private Kent Castles and White Cliffs of Dover from London

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Escape the city and get acquainted with southern England’s natural and historical beauty on a private 10-hour tour of Rochester and Dover, famed for its gleaming white chalk cliffs. Explore the historical city of Rochester in Kent, home to Rochester Cathedral and Rochester Castle, the second-oldest in England. See, too, the 12th-century Dover Castle and marvel at the imposing White Cliffs of Dover. Hotel pickup and drop-off in London are included, however entrance fees to visited sites are not.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$907.99
per group
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$907.99
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Windsor Castle Private Car Tour

Windsor Castle Private Car Tour

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Benefit from a private tour service that takes you to Windsor Castle with stylish and comfortable transport by Mercedes Benz vehicle. Upon arrival, learn more about the British royalty as you use the provided audio-tour while exploring the State Apartments—the residence of the Queen, and St George's Chapel—the splendid Gothic cathedral where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$720.35
per group
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$720.35
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Greenwich to Westminster Sightseeing Cruise in London

Greenwich to Westminster Sightseeing Cruise in London

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Board a cruise boat in Westminster, bound for Greenwich, for this 1-hour sightseeing tour on the Thames. Take a seat as the boat glides down London's historic river and admire views of landmarks such as the Old Royal Naval College, Canary Wharf, The Shard, Tower Bridge, National Theatre, Tower of London and The Houses of Parliament. Listen to the recorded audio commentary to learn the history about the sites as you pass. Tours depart every 30 minutes, starting at 10am.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.36
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$18.36
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Thames Rockets Private London Speedboat Experience

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Thames Rockets Private London Speedboat Experience

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Thames Rockets are committed to ensuring social distancing becomes the new norm, so they've got the perfect ‘pick me up’ balancing safety and enjoyment in equal measure. Bring your nearest and dearest, friends, housemates, pals or family out for a truly unique London adventure for truly unique times! Come together this summer on board your very own exclusive charter experience just for you and your guests all for a very special price. You will have the speedboat all to yourselves as they whisk you out for a breathtaking blast of fresh air fun! Their comedian guides will be ready to ensure you make the most of every second. Feel the wind on your face and the sun on your skin as you soak up every second cruising through central London once more. Your guide will be your very own fountain of knowledge, keeping the banter flowing and offering teasers, facts and tales along the way. This will be accompanied with a brand new trademark soundtrack celebrating this great reunion.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$452.09
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$645.84
$193.75 savings
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$452.09
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$193.75 savings
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Private London Sightseeing by Luxury Vehicle

Private London Sightseeing by Luxury Vehicle

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If it’s your first time in London, tick off the city’s top attractions in style on a private 9-hour sightseeing tour. Travelling in a luxurious vehicle equipped with Wi-Fi, you’ll visit icons such as Tower Bridge, 10 Downing Street, and Trafalgar Square. In the afternoon, browse Harrods departments store and admire Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, and the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,019.74
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$1,019.74
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Windsor Castle and Stonehenge Private Car Tour

Windsor Castle and Stonehenge Private Car Tour

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Visit Stonehenge and Windsor Castle in one day with the convenience of a private tour from London. Travel in a Mercedes Benz with a driver-guide who shares commentary about these popular destinations. Take a personalized tour of Stonehenge with your guide who illuminates the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Windsor Castle to tour the State Apartments and St George's Chapel with the provided audio-guide.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,219.04
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$1,219.04
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James Bond 007 Ultimate Spy Taxi Tour

James Bond 007 Ultimate Spy Taxi Tour

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Follow the James Bond super-fan trail on this half-day guided tour of all things 007 in a private taxi. See everything from Ian Fleming house to Bond filming locations and get the insider scoop along the way. Visit the bar where the words, “Shaken. Not Stirred” were first spoken and finish your trip with a tour of the 007’s cars in the Bond Motion Exhibition.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$478.37
per group
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$478.37
per group

Shared departure transfer from your London hotel to the Airport

Shared departure transfer from your London hotel to the Airport

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Save time and hassle by booking this shared transfer service from central London to Heathrow, Gatwick, or Stansted Airport. Your driver picks you up from your hotel and takes you to the airport. Unlike public transport, you only make a maximum of three stops on the way. Don't worry if you have a late-night or early-morning flight as you can book your transfer for any time of day or night.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.03
Price varies by group size
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$29.03
Price varies by group size

Stonehenge Private Car Tour

Stonehenge Private Car Tour

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Benefit from a private full-day Stonehenge tour from London that allows you explore the monument at your own pace. Travel in a luxury vehicle with a driver-guide who takes you on a tour of Stonehenge and its visitor center, exhibitions, and museum. Hear insightful commentary about the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and avoid the crowds at this popular destination with the help of your guide.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$886.58
per group
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$886.58
per group
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Leeds Castle, Canterbury and White Cliffs of Dover Private Car Tour

Leeds Castle, Canterbury and White Cliffs of Dover Private Car Tour

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Spend the full day exploring multiple historic locations—the White Cliffs of Dover, Canterbury, and Leeds Castle—on this private tour. Traveling with a private guide you allows you to escape the crowds and the lines, while your guide tailors their commentary to your interests. This comprehensive tour of Kent lets you get a full picture of the gorgeous, historic county.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,424.85
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$1,424.85
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