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

109 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: 109

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4.7 /5
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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
The most valuable part of our tour was the guide. She was extremely knowledgeable about the area, and so passionate! This tour was so memorable because of her!
Verified · Samuel · Nov 23, 2023 · USA · Male · 25 to 34 years
An excellent tour with Dominic of the Tower of London, he was engaging, extremely knowledgeable and the history of the site itself is truly fascinating. He answered questions really well and made the experience for our small group very special.
Verified · Jaimie · Nov 13, 2023 · USA · Male · 25 to 34 years
Jeffrey was very knowledgeable, personable and entertaining. The equipment we used was in good working order as well. I highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to tour The Tower of London.
Verified · Karen · Nov 04, 2023 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
This was by far and away the best tour my wife and I have ever taken. The reason Nigel our tour guide. His knowledge of everything and sense of humor made this tour. If you are going to the Tower ask for Nigel if you can he makes it worth every penny.
Verified · Rick · Sep 21, 2023 · USA · Male · 65 to 74 years

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point
5BT, Tower Place West, 50 Lower Thames Street. Meet outside the Tower of London Shop. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign.        

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

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