Viator VIP: Exclusive-Access Tour to The Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral and The View from The Shard

Get an insider look at the Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral and
the View from The Shard on this incredible Viator VIP tour! With
exclusive pre-opening access to the Tower of London, your tour
includes the tower's historic opening ceremony and a look at the Crown
Jewels with a Beefeater guard. Explore the normally inaccessible
Triforium at St Paul's Cathedral, alongside other highlights like the
Whispering Gallery and the Crypts. Stop for a 2-course lunch at The
Restaurant at St Paul's Cathedral, and then finish your day with a
visit to the Shard - the glistening glass skyscraper that's redefined
London's skyline.

Your VIP London tour starts at the Tower of London, which you'll
enter before the public opening. Meet your guide as well as one of the
tower's Beefeater guards who will personally show you around. The
formidable 11th- century tower was built to act as a fortress, palace
and prison - terrifying Londoners and foreign invaders alike. Watch
the historic opening ceremony, where members of the military escort
march around the tower with the Beefeaters to open it for business.

On your tour of the tower, see the Crown Jewels - a dazzling
collection of jewels and diamonds that are still used today by the
Queen. Stroll along the East Wall Walk for a bird's-eye view of the
city streets, explore the White Tower and see the ravens that have
lived here since the reign of Charles II - a superstitious king who
believed the tower would fall if the birds left.

Next, walk to nearby St Paul's Cathedral, a much-cherished
architectural icon home to theTriforium, an area that's typically
closed to the public but open to you! Stand-out features include the
Dean's Staircase (featured in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of
Azkaban) and a medieval library. See both, and then marvel at
vertigo-inducing views toward the nave. In addition to the Triforium,
your tour visits the Whispering Gallery and Crypt. Enjoy a 2-course
lunch at The Restaurant at St Paul's Cathedral (located inside the
Crypt itself), and relax amid contemporary dcor while dining from a
classically British menu.

Work off your lunch with a stroll across Millennium Bridge to visit
The View from The Shard - your last destination of the day. This
95-storey skyscraper is the brainchild of architect Renzo Piano and is
one of Europe's tallest buildings. Step into the high-speed elevator
at the View of the Shard and go straight up to its 68th- and
69th-floor viewing galleries. Explore independently, soaking up
360-degree views of the city, seeing highlights like the Gherkin,
London Eye and Buckingham Palace.

After an hour, leave the Shard and say your goodbyes to your guide
outside London Bridge Station.

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¿Qué está incluido?

Professional guide
Entrance fees: Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral
Lunch

Duración

8 horas

Cubierto de destino

Londres

Más adecuado

Todo, Presupuesto, Familias, Grupos, Luna de miel, Niños, Lujo, Personas viajando solas
Exclusion :
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities (optional)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
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