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Tower of London and Private Audience with Authentic Beefeater Guard

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(18 Reviews)
1 h.
English
30

  • You can tour the Tower of London on your own or you can visit this historic fortress, prison and execution site with a Yeoman Warder – better known as a Beefeater – as only City Wonders can deliver. Dedicated to your small group of 30 people or less, you’ll enjoy authentic first-hand accounts of this elite guard, take pictures and ask questions. This is a private, exclusive experience not available to anyone else.
  • We begin this unparalleled offering in the early morning so you can avoid the long lines and crowds. You’ll also enjoy unlimited free time to explore the Tower of London on your own after the tour so you can revisit it’s vast and awe-inspiring history at your leisure, including the infamous White Tower where the “Princes in the Tower” were held and allegedly murdered by their Uncle Richard III.
  • Your expert, English-speaking guide will ensure you enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience. You’ll be awed by the Crown Jewels, which have been guarded here for the last 600 years. The priceless collection includes regal regalia, swords, orbs, crowns and sceptres. It’s magnificent and not to be missed!

Tour Description

What's Included

  • Entrance tickets to Tower of London
  • English-speaking City Wonders representative
  • Small groups of 30 people or fewer
  • Beefeater guard assigned to your group

Sites Visited

  • Tower of London

Complete Tour Description

Experience the infamous Tower of London on this exciting tour with exclusive access to one of the sites’ renown Beefeater guards. Beefeater tours are extremely popular and normally visitors must wait in long lines to share their tour with hundreds of other people. However, our experience promises a Beefeater guard dedicated only to your group of 30 or fewer.  

Your personalized experience begins in front of the Group Ticket Office at Tower of London where you will meet a City Wonders representative holding a flag. They will share with you an inspiring introduction to the history of this attraction. Used as both a Palace and a prison, this landmark is most well-known as the home of the Crown Jewels and execution site of three Queens of England.

You will then be led in to meet one of the Tower’s Yeoman Warders, more commonly known as Beefeaters. This Beefeater will explain the story and traditions of this elite guard and will be available to take pictures and answer questions.

After the tour, you are a free to stay in the Tower to explore its’ vast history. Visit the Tower Green to see the spot where Tudor King, Henry the VIII, beheaded Lady Jane Grey and two of his wives: Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard. You can also explore the famous White Tower, a medieval keep, where the ‘Princes in the Tower’ were held and allegedly murdered by their Uncle Richard III so he could usurp the English throne.

Because our tour begins early in the morning, you will have the opportunity to be among the first visitors to the Jewel House to see the spectacular Crown Jewels, which have been held here for the last 600 years. These are the official regalia and vestments used by the Sovereign of the United Kingdom during coronation ceremonies and other noble appearances. This priceless collection includes magnificent orbs, swords, rings, crowns and sceptres. View all of our Tower of London Tours.

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