Often described as the best way to explore the British capital yellow DUKW tours have become a veritable staple in the London tourist landscape in recent years. Exploring the city’s most popular points of interest on land and water this once in a lifetime tour is a must-have experience for first time visitors to the city. Taking guests on an engaging exploration of the global metropolis the classic Landmarks Tour encapsulates the best the city has to offer and captures the vitality and essence of an iconic city that has served as the backdrop for many a book, film and historic event since time immemorial.
The Landmark Tour by road begins from the Duck Stop near Thames’ Southbank where guests will be whisked away to explore many a British landmark including towering Westminster Abbey, the illustrious Houses of Parliament and even the Prime Minister’s Office at No.10, Downing Street. Traversing within the city participants will then pass the House Guards to reach breathtaking Trafalgar Square.
Royal residences such as St James’s Palace are next in the itinerary while guests can also catch a glimpse of high end shopping outlets and the mammoth Ritz Hotel. The Buckingham Palace is another popular feature of the tour itinerary while art lovers will relish a visit to the Tate Britain. Britain’s elite security forces and their headquarters are also included in the tour as a behind the scenes look at MI5 and MI6 are also part of the programme.
The land tour culminates with a short walk from the “Duck” to a boat docked on the River Thames where guests will be transported to Tower Bridge and back again on a river cruise like no other. Taking in renowned London sights such as riverside views of St Paul’s Cathedral guests can snap photos of other well-known London landmarks including The Globe Theatre, London Bridge, The London Eye, Tate Modern, The Shard and HMS Belfast.
Convenient and easy to access the London Landmark Tour by road takes a mere 45 minutes to complete while the river cruise is an hour long in duration taking 30 minutes each way.
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Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+