Private Thames Tour with Historian

2.5 Hours

From (USD) $399 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)

Private Thames Tour with Historian

2.5 Hours

From (USD) $399 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)

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      Private Thames Tour with Historian

      London, England
      From (USD) $399 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)
      • Private, guided tour: Enjoy an unscripted history tour of the Thames River’s waterfront pathways.
      • Insightful knowledge: Investigate the history of the South Bank of the Thames River.
      • Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre: We will walk past the original site and the site of the rebuilt theater, an active performance venue. How the theater district moved to the West End from the Globe’s south bank location and the social taboos surrounding its existence will be discussed. 
      • London’s Tate Museum: Formerly the Bankside Power Station, the repurposing of this site exemplifies the modernization of London.
      • Small, private tour: Individual interaction with your expert guide who is a Ph.D. or MA level historian is encouraged. No tour group may have more than six members. 
      • Easy/moderate exertion required: We will walk approximately 2 miles over 2.5 hours via level surfaces 
      • Accessible: Our route is wheelchair friendly.
      • Child friendly: Our docents are family friendly and can adapt their presentation styles to the learning styles of children. However please contact us directly if you have children under 13. We’d love information about the favorite school subjects and hobbies. The more we know the better the docent match we can make for you. 
      • Exteriors only: This tour will not enter any of the landmarks we visit.
      About This London Tour

      The River Thames, sometimes called the Old Father, is the longest and best-known river in England. It has inspired numerous writers, singers and artists. This extremely popular walking tour will follow the course of the river through the heart of London providing you with an overview of the city and her history. 

      Royal palaces, government bureaucracies, theatrical and performance venues along with maritime institutions, taverns, warehouses, assorted private residences and commercial establishments line the Thames River. Each has its place in London’s history and all in some way serve as examples or symbols of power, wealth or influence. A place alongside the river has always been enviable real estate. From its days as a Roman outpost to its status as a world trade and finance center London has in many ways been defined by the Thames, a working river whose wharfs and bridges play a part in dividing and creating the city.  Your tour explores the evolution of the city and how urban action efforts like the clean-up of the river after the ‘Big Stink' of 1858 has restored bio-diversity to the waterway, home to more than 120 species of fish.  

      Our trek ends at one of the latest riverside attractions, the London Eye. You will have a birds-eye view of the path you have taken from atop one of the world's tallest Ferris wheels. (Tickets not included.)



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      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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