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Golden Tours London Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

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London, United Kingdom
Golden Tours London Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Sightseeing in London? Get around the easy way with a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass and combine the ease of a tour with the flexibility of independent travel. See Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and Big Ben from the open-top double-decker bus, then jump off to ride the London Eye, tour the Tower of London or watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace. That’s not all: your pass also includes a free Royal London or The Beatles walking tour, a River Thames boat cruise and an optional KidZania entry ticket.
  • 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour of London, with optional admission to KidZania
  • Jump off to visit the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, the London Eye and more
  • See more of the city with a free walking tour and boat cruise on the River Thames
  • Enjoy unlimited travel during a 24-hour period
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones ensures you don’t miss anything!
  • Travel by open-top, wheelchair accessible double-decker bus
  • Perfect introduction to London for first-time visitors
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Wi-Fi on all open top buses
*Free One-Way River Thames Boat Ride- available for the 24hrs ticket
Hop-on Hop-off Bus ticket (choose between 1 day or 24hrs option at the time of booking)
Audio guides available in 11 languages
Entrances to attractions
Free River Thames boat ride for the 1 Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
10:00 AM

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Hop-on Hop off Boat Ride: Until 31st of March of 2022 your ticket will be a 24hrs ticket, valid from the first time you board the cruise. From 1st of April 2022 your ticket will be valid for ONE WAY journey only and not for a return trip. *Free Boat Ride not available to 1 day ticket holders*. The boat tour is a free of charge inclusion, no refund can be given if not used.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • You can use the one way river cruise on the river Thames (for the 24hrs ticket option only) for departure from Westminster Pier near The Houses of Parliament and choose to disembark at either Tower Bridge Quay near The Tower of London and Tower Bridge, or at Greenwich. Or vice versa. Discover fascinating facts as you cruise with live commentary from the captain and audio guides available via your Smartphone in Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German and Italian. Tickets are valid for 24 hours (unlimited usage within this time) so you can see the best of London at your own leisure!
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • OPERATED BY Golden Tours
You can cancel up to 4 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 4 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Golden Tours London Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Sightseeing Bus Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Golden Tours London Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Sightseeing Bus Tour.

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Hospitality at it’s best!
, Aug 2022
We had 24 hour Hop On Hop Off London bus tickets for a particular day.. Due to slow traffic on the M4, we got into London later than expected. We got to the last bus of the day just in time. The ticket taker let us on, but told us we could activate it within a day of the date. He let us ride, but told us to activate it the next day so we got a full day! Everyone was so very nice each time we rode, all I had to do was show the Viator ticket, and they just waved us on. We were given free earphones for the commentary. Seats were fairly comfortable both on top and bottom of the bus. You do have to watch the map carefully, as the stops are not announced or displayed.
A. Modest experience.
, Aug 2022
Nothing. Blue line had a tour guide who mumbled and we couldn't understand him. Redline had no to her guy at all!
You don't always get what you want
, Jul 2022
The tour operators were very personable and friendly. The tour, itself, was not what we expected. The bus was not air conditioned and we were in a heat wave at 36 C. The audio recording was out of sync as to what we were passing by. I suppose, they figured we wouldn't notice that, since we were tourists. At the very least, they should have welcomed their guests on their bus, ran through what was to be expected and shown their appreciation that we had booked with their company. Not impressed. I have experienced many much better organized bus tours.
London Tour
, Jun 2022
The tour is fine, you get to see all of the sites, but they do not have enough busses on the road. For every one Golden Tours bus, there were three to four of each of the other similar tour busses, and the wait for a Golden to pick you up can take well over an hour.
Almost a scam!! Don't Take it!
, Apr 2022
inglés (EE.UU.) A very bad experience! The audio guide did not work on the first bus, on the second bus the audio guide was totally out of sync with what we were seeing. Very rude drivers and the staff was never able to help us. We consider it almost a scam, I do not recommend it, do not waste your money!!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Want my $$$$ back
, Mar 2022
WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY! Bus did not have a person on a speaker announcing anything. You have to ask for these headphones but the headphones were not in sync with where we actually were! Asked the driver if I’m going crazy or if the headphones are talking about different landmarks than we actually were passing by and he sheepishly admitted to me they were out of sync. I stayed on for maybe 10 minutes and did my own thing.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A lovely way to see London!
, Feb 2022
Fantastic tour of London. Definitely the best way to see all the famous landmarks. The tour guide really made it for us…’Anna Banana’ (Spanish) was so knowledgeable, engaging and included everyone on the bus. She was really good fun!
, Aug 2021
None...confusing as to where we got picked up...which routes we were on...sometimes weren't even given the opportunity to get off bus at landmarks
2 travelers found this review helpful
Excellent tour and guide
, Jul 2021
Great tour guide - Bruce, very friendly and knowledgeable. Good humor. Did a good job. Introduce self and was very welcoming .
Excellent audio tour of the city of London
, Sep 2020
Excellent audio hop-on hop-off tour of the city of London. The ticket operators were very helpful at the Westminster Bridge starting point. My lady friend and I got to see Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral, and crossed the River Thames multiple times to take lovely pictures. She had a great time. The bus driver was also very helpful with resolving our pre-booked ticket issue. Thank you Golden Tours. I will book this again.
, Dec 2019
Hosts and drivers were very courteous and helpful with directions and suggestions of places to eat, etc. We did have a travel snafu waiting for a bus transport that did not arrive when expected to. We took a taxi back to our hotel because we were tired of waiting for it to show up,
1 traveler found this review helpful
I was disappointed that there was a...
Lynne B
, Jan 2017
I was disappointed that there was a person talking over the microphone instead of being able to listen through the headphones. Also disappointed that the last bus left so early I would have preferred to tour around a few more hours but the last bus was at 4:30P. Overall the bus driver was friendly and the bus was clean and comfortable.
The first bus was fine the speakers...
Elaine H
, Jul 2016
The first bus was fine the speakers worked all new equipment. But the Internet on the bus didn't work. The second bus we again sat on the top but even though we tried a number of connections none worked. The buses move so slowly because of the traffic that it would have been faster to walk!
Kidzania was AMAZING but warning...
Melissa J
, Jan 2016
Kidzania was AMAZING but warning: the bus doesn't run to the bus stop near Kidzania throughout the day. This was not communicated at any point in the transaction, and cost us valuable site seeing time that we expected to have on the bus. Due to this extreme in convenience, we had barely any time left to use the bus we asked customer service if we could have a pass for another day, since we were not able to use it either of the 2 days we paid for, and they said no. While each activity alone is good, I do not recommend trying to combine these two activities, which is why I'm giving 1 star.
Golden Tour Bus
, Aug 2019
Principe du hop on hop off très pratique, 4 lignes faisant différents parcours mais un guide seulement sur la ligne bleue, possibilité de suivre dans sa langue en audio direct avec des écouteurs fournis, nombreux arrêts sur tous les parcours, attention derniers trajets à 17 heures.

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