Early Access Crown Jewels with Opening Ceremony and Complete Tower of London Guided Tour

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Location: London
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 165.0 minutes
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Currency: GBP
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/London
Highlights - Use early entrance to be the first people inside the Jewel House to see the Crown Jewels without any of the crowds.
- Be one of the select few to witness the Opening Ceremony, one of the oldest military ceremonies in the world, which marks the opening of the Tower each day.
- Take a fully guided tour of the Tower highlights, including the White Tower, the Bloody Tower, the Torture Chamber, the old execution site, the Ravens, and the Tower Walls.
Summary
See the Crown Jewels without the crowds and take a fully guided tour of one of the most spectacular medieval castles in Europe on this VIP visit to the Tower of London. With skip the line, early entrance, you’ll get to watch the famous Opening Ceremony before being among the first into the Jewel House to see the Crown Jewels. Then you’ll tour the very best parts of the tower and learn the pivotal roles they played in the bloody history of the United Kingdom.
Description
Your tour starts with skip the line, early entrance into Tower where, standing inside the  Traitor’s Gate with a small group of fellow visitors, you’ll you’ll watch an ancient military ceremony that officially opens the tower every day. After a quick introduction from the Yeoman Warders who guard the palace, you’ll stroll straight into the Jewel House and be among the first people to see the Crown Jewels. There are no crowds, so after you guide tells you what to look out for, you can take your time and soak in one of the most dazzling collections of riches in the world. 

Your guide will meet you back out in the courtyard and then lead you on a full tour of the Tower of London. Start with the site where many a royal head was removed on the old execution block and learn the poignant stories behind the deaths of people like Anne Boleyn and Sir Walter Raleigh. Then head up to the Bloody Tower to see where Sir Walter Spent 13 years of his life and down into the basements where enemies of the crown were tortured in a dungeon that contains examples of actual medieval torture devices. 

After a walk along the walls, which includes a peek inside the restored bedroom of Edward I (a must for medieval history enthusiasts), a chance to meet the Tower’s resident ravens and get an archers’ eye view out over the old moat, you step into the castle keep, or White Tower, for a full tour of a wonderfully-preserved Norman castle. The inside is full of Swords, armor, and royal regalia so as you visit each room, your guide will take you back in time to when England was still ruled by kings and queens. Some of it is pretty romantic, but you may be surprised how difficult and brutal life was. 

The guided portion of your experience ends in the White Tower, but we’ll give you time at the end to see some of the areas we didn’t visit, like the Beauchamp Tower and the Fusiliers Museum

This is the most exclusive way to see the very best parts of the Tower of London with an expert guide. Given that lines into the Jewel House can run for an hour or more on busy days, having them all to yourself is one of the most spectacular experiences in London. 


Commentary English: Guide
Included Opening Ceremony
First Entrance Crown Jewels
Full Tower of London Tour by Expert Guide
Excluded Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Know before you book Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
Please note that for security reasons bag searches will take place at Tower of London.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-07-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 20 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
September 01, 2020 October 31, 2020 8:30 AM Departure - Fri, Sat

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 51.5084667, -0.0798905
Address: Tower of London shop, opposite the entrance to the Tower of London, Tower Place West, 5BT, 50 Lower Thames St, London, London, EC3R 6DT, GB
Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tower+of+London+Shop/@51.5084667,-0.0798905,17.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x4876034ef3dfada3:0xe3957b7538c137d!8m2!3d51.5080922!4d-0.0787557
Notes: This tour meets in front of the Tower of London shop, opposite the entrance to the Tower of London
End Location Address Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB, GB
Start Location Notes Tower of London shop, opposite the entrance to the Tower of London, Tower Place West, 5BT, 50 Lower Thames St, London, London, EC3R 6DT, GB
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 51.5081124, -0.0759493
Address: Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB, GB
Notes:
End Location Address Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB, GB
Start Location Notes Tower of London shop, opposite the entrance to the Tower of London, Tower Place West, 5BT, 50 Lower Thames St, London, London, EC3R 6DT, GB

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years £63.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years £58.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years £0.00 Available on request

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Other Information

Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

FAQ Can I take pictures in the Tower of London?

You are welcome to take non-commercial photographs (without the use of flash) within most of the palace with the exception of the Jewel House, the Martin Tower, the Chapel of St. John (in the White Tower), inside the Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula and some temporary exhibitions. Some additional items or imagery may be prohibited from being photographed and this will be clearly signposted. Ask a member of staff if you are unsure. The use of tripods and selfie-sticks are prohibited.

Can I take a bag into the Tower of London?

Yes, but only small bags are allowed. Kindly note, all bags are subject to a security check before admission and entrance.

Here is a list of some prohibited items:

- Sharp items (knives, scissors, cutlery, screwdrivers)
- Liquids that are not in a sealed container/bottle
- Items that make a noise (whistles)
- Paint spray
- Padlocks
- Chains
- Climbing gear
- Banners
- Placards
- Flags

Confirmation necessary? No
Redemption Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption