Tower of London Private Tour with Blue Badge Guide

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Duration - 3 hours

CAD 458 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Thanks to your highly knowledgeable Blue Badge Guide, you will be able to discover the secrets of one of the United Kingdom's most famous and historically important buildings. Highlights include the White Tower, the Medieval Tower, the Bloody Tower, the Royal Mint and Tower Green, and a visit to see the stunningly beautiful Crown Jewels is an absolute must. Your guide will recount to you some fascinating myths and legends associated with one of the most famous attractions in London. An entertaining and informative tour, not to be missed!

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Tower of London Private Tour with Blue Badge Guide 09:00

CAD 458
p.p. onwards

Tower of London Private Tour with Blue Badge Guide 10:00

CAD 458
p.p. onwards

Tower of London Private Tour with Blue Badge Guide 13:30

CAD 458
p.p. onwards

Itinerary
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Stop At: Tower of London, London EC3N 4AB England

Discover the secrets of the Tower of London on a fascinating private tour led by an expert, Blue Badge guide.
The Tower of London is one of the British Capital's most iconic monuments, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. It stands proudly on the banks of the River Thames, and, dating back to the 11th century, was originally built as a royal palace and residence by William the Conqueror following the Norman conquest of England. The Tower became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 due to its historical, cultural and architectural importance, and it is one of London's oldest buildings.
Your Blue Badge Guide will meet you next to the entrance to the Tower of London, and then you will begin your discovery of this 900-year-old fortress. The complex is the only castle in the city of London, and is famous for holding the crown jewels as well as housing many celebrated and notorious prisoners.
You will be enthralled by the myths and legends surrounding the place, all ably recounted by your top-rated guide.
Your guide will show you all the highlights of the tower, including the White Tower, which was the castle's strongest point from a military perspective but which also provided accommodation for the king and his representatives; the Medieval Tower, which was once the residential area of the castle, the Royal Mint; Tower Green and the Royal Menagerie, where sculptures and installations of wild and exotic animals commemorate the former inhabitants of the Tower.
The Crown Jewels constitute one of the highlights of the tour, featuring the finest treasures of the British Monarchy, including an 800-year-old Coronation Spoon, St Edward's Crown and the Imperial State Crown. Thanks to your expert guide, you will learn all about the deep religious and cultural importance of the items in this awe-inspiring collection.
You will also have the opportunity to meet the Yeomen Warders, the guardians of the Tower and better known as “Beefeaters”. Formally, they are responsible for looking after any prisoners at the Tower as well as safeguarding the British crown jewels, though their role is primarily ceremonial these days.

Duration: 3 hours

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The Tower of London features difficult stairs, a number of low doorways, and passageways where wheelchair access is restricted.
  • In the winter can get very cold, please wear warm clothing
  • We suggest wearing comfortable shoes
  • Parts of the Tower are not pushchair friendly due to the cobbled ground. Buggy parks are located in few areas.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

Inclusions

  • Pre-Booked tickets
  • Private Guide
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London

Departure point

London EC3N 4AB, UK


Recent reviews

Steven_E   7th November 2022

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Tour very felt rushed. We were running to keep up. Very short seemed the guide had prior arrangements

Jeannne V   6th November 2022

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Our tour guide was Merhu de Belder. She was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable! Will use her in the future for sure!!!

Alex_M   16th October 2022

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My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed Lucy’s presentation of stories that brought history to life. It was like spending the morning with a very informed and entertaining friend.

JoAnn_G   14th August 2022

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This is a must for anyone trying to see the city on your own. By far our favorite tour and Anthony our tour guide was fabulous! He took us to see so much, we had requested to visit Abby Road which he immediately said “let’s go” we even got to visit the gift shop. Informative and easy, honestly do it, you won’t regret it!

Heather M   27th July 2022

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Ingrid was fabulous…her energy was infectious and she was very knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time. It was fun and we learned a lot!

Lyn_M   27th July 2022

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We had so looked forward to this tour. The Tower of London and all its history. Our guide was really very nice and informative as to the very basic history, however nothing terribly unique or any insider stories. The guide said he was not allowed to go inside (The Crown Jewels, Armoury, etc.) to explain what we were seeing, which left us hanging, so to speak. It only lasted about an hour and a half, which was very disappointing. We had a comparable tour of Hampton Court with a tour guide that went everywhere with us and explained everything at a quarter of the cost. For the price we paid for the Tower tour, we expected so much more! Definitely NOT worth it. Don't waste your money!

Guy_K   16th July 2022

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My guide Ainura met me near the Tower of London. I was running late but she was super courteous and stayed in communication via text as to my progress. She gave me such great background information that I believe I enjoyed seeing the Crown Jewels in a way few others have. I knew what to expect in each item, its incredible historical and modern significance as well as appreciating their values. Her explanation of the Culinan diamonds was very special and something I will remember forever. I actually went through the jewels four times because I was recalling all the things she explained to me about each item. She enabled me to understand and appreciate the history and structures of the royal fortress and London landmark on a level I could not have imagined. As we toured the ancient fortress, she explained its founding in the Norman Conquest and then how it was used through the Henry the 8th period and up through WWII. I knew that Anne Boleyn held a special place in British history and was a very sympathetic figure but I really did not understand why until Ainura explained it to me. I am so grateful to her for the experience she provided me.

Carlos_Q   28th June 2022

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Her knowledge of history and her ability to make the tour enjoyable was that more pleasant. She was on time and was very professional.

Lisa_F   28th June 2022

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Our guide was thorough, knowledgeable & professional. We saw everything the Tower of Lindon had to offer & learned a great deal from our guide

Aime_N   25th May 2022

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Worth the cost. Added depth and personality to an already amazing historical site. Appreciated the knowledge and excitement our tour guide provided to the day.