Complete Tower of London Tour: Opening Ceremony, Early Access Crown Jewels & River Cruise

163 reviews

3 hours

Max 20

Why take this tour?


  • Enjoy VIP early entry to the Tower of London’s Jewel House to see the Crown Jewels without the usual crowds.
  • Be among a small group to witness the Opening Ceremony, one of the oldest military ceremonies in the world, before the Tower officially opens to the public.
  • Explore the infamous fortress-turned-prison (and so much more!) on a professionally guided tour of the Tower of London, including visits to the Bloody Tower, torture chamber, execution site, and a walk along the Tower walls.
  • See London from the water on a sightseeing river cruise thanks to your included City Cruises flexible one-way ticket.
  • Sites Visited
  • Tower of London
  • Jewel House (first entrance)
  • Old execution site on Tower Green
  • Bloody Tower
  • Torture chamber
  • Castle walls
  • Opening ceremony
  • London from the water (City Cruises sightseeing cruise)
  • Tour Includes
  • First entrance ticket for Jewel House
  • First entrance ticket for Tower of London
  • including Opening Ceremony
  • Flexible one-way London river cruise pass
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Headset

Take an exclusive visit to Britain's most famous castle on this in-depth early access Tower of London tour.

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Total Customer Reviews: 163

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4.7 /5
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The tour guide was a nice man but did not have the promised "green flag" and, as he was very short, he was difficult to find and follow! He walked fast too! He did not meet us outside the shop as we had been instructed so that was confusing. Not enough time is allowed inside the Jewel House beyond some quick looking - certainly not enough time to read half the info or watch half the snippets of video! This part of the tour was what most people wanted to see more of! However, getting into the Tower early was definitely a good idea, before the crowds!
Verified · Diane · Apr 21, 2024 · Canada · Female · 65 to 74 years
Our tour was truly outstanding. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable with a pleasant personality. I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in a detailed history regarding the Tower of London.
Verified · Huidy · Mar 24, 2024 · USA · Male · 45 to 54 years
Tour guide was great and knowledgeable. I liked having listening devices so everyone didnt have to crowd around to listen. Perhaps could have been a tiny bit shorter, but I liked everything we saw. And would have been great to enter the Crown Jewels before the crowds, though they werent bad at all and didnt change my experience.
Verified · Hilery · Mar 21, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Very friendly guide with great information. Tour was as promised and we were the first to the Crown Jewels. Definitely worth the money!
Verified · David · Mar 18, 2024 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Getting into the Tower to watch the Opening Ceremony is a real treat! The Yeoman Warder was hilarious, and we were able to watch the centuries-old procedure before the main gates were opened. This allowed us to then proceed to the Jewel House to see the Crown Jewels without the famous queues, and really see their beauty. Out guide Kim was hugely well informed and talked to us in an entertaining and friendly manner. We were able to ask questions, and he was always caring of our welfare. It was super to have the opportunity to explore the White Tower and other areas at our leisure at the end of the tour. A great morning!
Verified · Sue · Jan 11, 2024 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years

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