Discover one of London’s most iconic historical attractions, the Tower of London and enjoy a meet & greet with a Yeoman Warder and a tour of the Crown Jewels.
10.00 Depart from the Novotel hotel with ExCeL host and travel via Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Tower Gateway
15.00 Return to the Novotel via DLR
Accompanied by ExCeL’s personal guide, guests will enjoy one of London’s most iconic historic attractions, the Tower of London. Over the drawbridge and behind the castle walls, you will discover unexpected tales of lost princes, WWI spies and daring escapes. You’ll have the chance to meet a Yeoman Warder (or ‘Beefeater as they are popularly known) one of the 37 ceremonial guardians of the Tower of London. The tour will also include a viewing of the Crown Jewels, a world famous collection of 23,578 gemstones that are still used in royal ceremonies today.
Following the visit, guests can choose to have lunch at one of our recommended restaurants, Cantina Del Ponte- a traditional Italian trattoria by the River Thames, or your personal tour guide will suggest some other eating spots that might enjoy.
After lunch, the guests will meet and be accompanied back to the hotels.
Optional Accompanying Persons Program on Tuesday, July 3
Walking tour, starting at Buckingham Palace and followed by ‘secrets and sights’ around Pall Mall, Green Park and St James… finishing at Bond Street for some shopping
10.00 Depart from the Novotel hotel with ExCeL host and travel via Jubilee line to Green Park
15.30 Return to the Novotel via Jubilee line
Price £20 including transport, excluding lunch
On our second day out in London, your ExCeL personal guide will take you on a surprising walking tour around familiar sights. Starting at Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the UK's sovereigns since 1837, the tour will include some ‘secrets and sights’ along Pall Mall, Green Park and around St James. We’ll finish the excursion at Bond Street where you’ll have a couple of hours to hit London’s world-famous shops!
Guests will then meet and be accompanied back to the hotels.