On your tour of England's capital, witness royal traditions and visit the well-known St Paul's Cathedral and the UNESCO-listed Tower of London for an up-close view of the Crown Jewels. Then sit back and take in grand views of the city's skyline along the River Thames.
Soak up London's sights in 1 day. After watching a living tradition at Buckingham Palace as the Changing of the Guard takes place, stop to admire the architecture of the famous Westminster Abbey—a coronation church since 1066. This is the resting place of notable people in British history, and more recently, where the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took place.
Continuing with the royal theme, at the Household Cavalry Museum you meet a trooper from the Household Guards and get a glimpse into the cavalry's life. Your next stop is Christopher Wren's masterpiece—St. Paul's Cathedral. Admire the impressive dome as you listen to your guide's detailed narration of the construction, decorations, history, and importance of the place. Explore each corner of this magnificent cathedral and see beautiful mosaics in the exclusive Quire—usually not open to the public.
Your last stop is the remarkable Tower of London, which has served as a royal palace, a prison, and even a zoo. Currently it houses the precious and extravagant Crown Jewels. End your experience on a high note as you take a relaxing river cruise.