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

119 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: 119

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4.6 /5
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Our guide Bob was wonderful! I would highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting the Tower of London. Seeing the opening ceremony with just a small number of people was amazing! Additionally being one of the first people in to see the Crown Jewels was so worth it. As we exited we could see that the line to get in behind us was so very long already. Bob was full of information on the history of the Tower as well as offering advice on what to see and do when the tour was done. Thank you for such a great experience!
Verified · Alicia · Jul 04, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
We had a fantastic time on our tour. We thought that being able to enter early and see the opening ceremony and see the Crown Jewels early was a huge perk but our tour guide was just as amazing. We traveled with our 6 year old and even he loved the stories and was engaged.
Verified · Brett · Jun 09, 2024 · USA · Female · 35 to 44 years
David was a knowledgeable and Showed us everything to see at Westminster Abbey. Was very glad there was a lift to get to the Diamond Jubilee.
Verified · Carol · May 26, 2024 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
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

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