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Golden Tours: London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Thames River Cruise

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Zip around London's landmarks, dive into optional walking tours and sail down the Thames with a river cruise with this hop-on hop-off pass.

Highlights

  • Explore London effortlessly with this hop-on hop-off bus pass. You can hop on and off as much as you want for 1 day or 24/48/72 hours.

  • The tour comprises 3 routes, and the buses run every 20 mins.

  • Take a guided tour of the Jack the Ripper areas or stroll through royal sights and go on a Thames River cruise, all included with the 24/48/72-hour pass.

  • The double-decker buses offer panoramic views of London and come with a multilingual audio guide. Additionally, an English-speaking guide is available on the Blue route.

  • Some of the noteworthy stops include St. Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, and Big Ben.

Inclusions

  • 1-day or 24/48/72-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour

  • Access to Blue, Yellow & Orange routes

  • English-speaking guide (on the Blue Route)

  • Audio guide in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Hindi, Japanese & Arabic

  • River Thames cruise (optional)

  • 2 complimentary walking tours (optional)

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Mobile app with a detailed map and live bus tracking

Exclusions

  • Entrance tickets to attractions

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from United States, Brazil, Italy and over 24 countries have loved this experience
Maria Olvido Tejedor Huerta

Maria

3/5

Mar, 2024

It is good in general, but the service ends too early, which does not allow you to use it to return when the activities close. And a lot of time is wasted at the same bus stop to change drivers, it should be more dynamic. It happened to us all 3 days and we waited more than half an hour stopped. For the rest, very good. The bus is very good, the staff very friendly and very easy to present the ticket. And the routes were well planned.
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Daniel Anton Dosch

Daniel

3/5

Dec, 2023

on the first bus the audio was repetitive and not relevant to where we were passing through. we also had problems with the stops - without constantly looking at the map we were lost and missed stops (e.g. wanted to get off at Buckingham and missed it)
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Ihwa Chu

Ihwa

5/5

Dec, 2023

The drivers are very friendly and the service guys stationed at various stops were very helpful. And best of all there is wifi on the tour coach. My phone could not receive signals in London, but the the ground guy can retrieve my reservation and print out my ticket on the spot. Thank you for the tour.
Julie Christiansen

Julie

4/5

Dec, 2023

The first bus I hopped on had a tour guide, who was brilliant, funny, and very knowledgeable about the city of London. I liked that I could stop off wherever I liked, and grab another bus down the route. The bus tracker app was also helpful to have an idea of when the next bus would be arriving.
Ilse Wegge

Ilse

3/5

Nov, 2023

Due to the event, certain stops thv Piccadilly were not operating, of course not in the control of the company, but as a person with a mobile disability this made me walk many miles in a city unknown to me, I had planned my day trip around using the hop on, hop off bus...I thus was not able to make much use of this😟
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Classic Tour (Blue Route)

Hop on the Blue Route and zoom past Central London’s landmarks. Tick off everything from your ultimate London bucket list.

Schedule

  • First bus: 9:20am from London Eye

  • Last bus: 6:30pm from London Eye

  • Frequency: every 20 mins

  • Popular stops: London Bridge, Parliament Square, Buckingham Palace

Essential Tour (Red Route)

Roll through the heart and north of London with the Red Route. It’s a tour you won’t want to miss.

Schedule

  • First bus: 9am from Victoria

  • Last bus: 7:22pm from Victoria

  • Frequency: every 20 mins

  • Popular stops: Madame Tussauds, London Zoo, Tower of London

Museum Tour (Orange Route)

Get your culture fix and dive into London’s iconic museums and swing by iconic landmarks lik Royal Albert Hall and Harrods.

Schedule

  • First bus: 9:30am from Hyde Park Corner

  • Last bus: 7:30pm from Hyde Park Corner

  • Frequency: every 20 mins

  • Popular stops: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, Victoria & Albert Museum

Please click here for detailed route maps and boarding points.

You can join a tour at any stop and hop on and off for the duration of your ticket.

Thames River cruise

Set sail on a one-way sightseeing cruise along the iconic Thames. Depart from Westminster or Tower Pier and soak up panoramic views of London’s most famous landmarks. Get all the fun facts with live commentary from the captain or an audio guide.

Schedule

From Westminster Pier

  • First cruise: 10am

  • Last cruise: 6pm

  • Frequency: every 40 mins

From Tower Pier

  • First cruise: 10am

  • Last cruise: 5:15pm

  • Frequency: every 40 mins

Walking tours

Unravel the mystery of Jack the Ripper’s infamous murders in Victorian London, or enjoy a regal 2-hour stroll exploring spectacular Royal sites. It’s the perfect way to cap off your London adventure.

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

  • Departs at 3:30pm from Tower Hill and ends near Liverpool Street Underground Station

  • Duration: 90 mins

Royal Walking Tour

  • Departs at 10am from Tourist Bus Stop outside The King's Gallery and ends near Westminster Abbey

  • Duration: 2 hours

Accessibility

  • The buses are equipped with space for one fold-away pushchair and a wheelchair on the lower decks.

Additional information

  • Your cruise ticket is valid for any day within 7 days from when you start your hop-on hop-off bus tour.

  • Heads up! Bus stops 22, 24, 38, and 39 near Buckingham Palace will be closed from 10am to 12pm on days when the Changing of the Guard ceremony happens. You can use stops 16 or 23 instead during this time.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Carry a printout of your voucher and hop on to the bus from any stop on the route. The driver will exchange it for the bus ticket.

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