48-hour hop-on, hop-off London bus tour
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48-hour hop-on, hop-off London bus tour

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Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese , Russian , Japanese
Printed ticket only
Duration: up to 48 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Hop on and off the bus at the capital's most iconic sites
  • Learn more about London, its history and culture with an onboard audio guide
  • Cruise along the River Thames with a free boat ride
What to expect

Save time and money sightseeing around London at your leisure with this hop-on hop-off bus tour. There's over 60 stops across the city that are waiting to be discovered and audio guides are available so that you can hear the facts, figures, surprises and secrets of each iconic attraction.

There are multiple routes to choose from:

  • The Classic Tour (or the Red Route): Explore the most famous monuments in the centre of London and visit the capital's museum quarter.
  • The Essential Tour (or the Orange Route): Cruise by Madame Tussauds and King's Cross as well as two of the city's most beautiful parks, Hyde Park and Regents Park.
  • The Pick-up/Drop-off Route (or the Yellow and Green Routes): Travel from the popular hotel areas into Central London in the morning and evening

On top of your bus ticket, you'll also receive a free River Thames boat ride! You'll take a break from the busy city streets and look at London from a whole new perspective.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • What's included
    • Hop-on, hop-off bus ticket
    • Live guide on selected Red Route departures
    • Complimentary river boat tour
    What's not included
    • Entrance to attractions
    • Food and drink
    Where
    Meeting point:

    You can hop on at any of the 60 bus stops. Each stop will be clearly marked "Golden Tours Hop on Hop Off/London Tour Bus".

    What to remember
    • Your 48 hours begins from when you first hop on the bus or the boat. You can use your ticket as much as you like during this time. For a complete map of the available bus routes and stops, click here
    • Please note that tickets for the boat are valid for 24 hours with unlimited usage within this time. Boats leave every 30 minutes and the cruise lasts for around half an hour. The first boat departs from Westminster Pier at 11.00am. You can find the timetable here
    • Your boat ticket can be used between Westminster Pier and St Katharine’s Pier or vice versa. Please show your voucher at the Thames River Services ticket booth
    • Please note that audio guides are available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Indian, Japanese and Arabic
    • The Classic Tour (Red route) runs from 8.30am to 6.50pm with buses every 20 to 30 minutes. The Essential Tour (Orange route) runs from 8.27am to 6.30pm with buses every 30 to 60 minutes. The Pick-Up Route (Yellow Route) runs from 8.00am to 10.30am and the Drop-off Route (Green Route) runs from 5.40pm to 7.00pm
    • Please note that the Essential Tour (Orange Route) and the Pick-up/Drop-off Route (Yellow and Green Routes) will begin operating again from 18 December 2021
    • Live, English speaking guides operate on many open top buses. To guarantee travelling with a live guide for a complete loop, please board the bus at Stop 77 (London Eye, Belvedere Road, SE1 7GH) on the hour
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    Provider
    Golden Tours Gray Line London
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.
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