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Tower of London Early Access Tour including Private Audience with Beefeater

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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

The Tower of London is steeped in rich history dating back more than 850 years. Explore the castle with a beefeater (also known as a Yoeman Warder) who knows the castle and its history better than normal tour guides do. Morning start times for this Tower of London tour allow you to enter the tower among some of the day’s very first visitors, and your private group audience with the beefeater allows you to get your questions answered.
  • Guarantee your visit to the Tower of London with an included admission ticket
  • A Yoeman Warder (or beefeater) knows the tower’s history better than anyone else
  • After your Tower of London tour, explore the castle at your own leisure
  • Choose the earliest tour time, and be among some of the first visitors of the day
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Private Beefeater guard assigned exclusively to your group
Early Access Ticket to Tower of London
English-speaking City Wonders representative
Gratuities
Hotel pick-up/ Drop-off
Food/ Beverages
1 Tower Hl Ter , 1 Tower Hl Ter, London EC3N 4EE, UK

PLEASE NOTE! THE MEETING POINT IS NOT AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE TOWER OF LONDON. The meeting point is located directly in front of the Group Ticket Office at Tower of London. Look for a City Wonders representative holding a City Wonders flag and sign.

8:30 AM
35 Tower Hill , 35 Tower Hill, London EC3N 4DR, UK

Tower of London

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • London's tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours.
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders UK
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tower of London Early Access Tour including Private Audience with Beefeater?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Tower of London Early Access Tour including Private Audience with Beefeater.
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What is the social distancing policy during Tower of London Early Access Tour including Private Audience with Beefeater?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Tower of London Early Access Tour including Private Audience with Beefeater.

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star-1
nope, nope and also totally nope
Laura_G
, Aug 2022
If i could give this zero stars, it would still be too much. Nothing against our guide or beefeater, who were doing the best with what they were given i suspect. We paid about 3x what we would have for a standard family pass to visit Tower of London. We were told there would be early access (there wasn't) and a tour (there wasn't) and an audience with a beefeater (there was for about 15 minutes, then he went off to lead the free tours they give all day long - which we could join if we were so inclined). This was, hands down, the largest waste of money we have ever experienced in a family excursion. We had limited time in London and had hoped that early access would mean skipping the masses - it didn't. We didn't have to stand in line but we didn't go in any earlier than anyone else. I could have gotten there at the same time and been ahead of the game without this booking. We have done many tours and tipped gratefully at the end on top of being happy to have paid the going price, and I believe this isn't a matter of us being overly 'picky'. I will be requesting a reimbursement for the misleading and disappointing experience.
star-4
Great tour of guide would of been on time
Brenda_L
, Jul 2022
Tour guide did not show up until 8:50 so we did not get “ early” access Beefeater was great and really enjoyed that part of the tour. Went to Crown jewels by 9:30 and we got in quickly. Do not go much later to see The Crown Jewels or you will wait in the hot sun or rain. Very interesting and liked that we got to explore on our own after we were given background history from Beefeater.
star-2
Guide was late and rude
Marc_H
, Jun 2022
The city wonder guide was late and did not communicate with anyone in the group. She said nothing but to walk us to the entrance and then walk away. 30 min late. I tried to communicate with Viator and they completely ignored me. Everyone in the group was upset. The actual Beefeater was great and made up for the awful treatment by CityWonder.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-2
Not as advertised
BlueLisaWilliamson
, Jun 2022
Not exactly sure what I paid for as the experience was not as advertised. Through no fault of the City of Wonder tour guide, we were late departing as there was an issue with the reservations of two other people. Finally, she took the rest of us down to the entrance (15 minutes before opening) and was having a difficult time getting the staff to recognize our tour reservation (again, not her fault. The ToL staff just seemed completely uninterested in helping her and kept putting her off). As a result, we were left standing at the entrance while people with general admission tickets were being let into the Tower. When we finally got access to a Beefeater, he spent a grand total of about 10-15 minutes with us and then sent us off on our own. No guided tour. Again, not sure what we paid extra for as it would have been faster and cheaper to just get regular tickets and come in ourselves. Also, to be clear, the City of Wonder representative was lovely and doing her best, but seemed to be left out to dry by her company.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
London is back open do give it a go.
Robert_D
, Apr 2022
Michael was awesome with his very knowledgeable witty pre beefeater tour. Very well organised and his knowledge of London was second to none. We had an amazing beefeater for our tour. Later on in our experience at the tower we had a specific question which other beefeater were more than happy to share their knowledge with us. Absolute bang on day.
star-1
Not worth it
Satya_V
, Sep 2021
Pointless. Waste of money, didn’t get early access as our guide’s ticket wasn’t working and hundreds of people went in before us.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-3
Disappointment
Kent C
, May 2019
Our small group of 7 arrived on time to meet the tour guide who took us to the entrance. We were not let in early, we were let in the same time they opened the gates for the general public. Once we meet our Beefeater, he basically told us exactly what the tour guide told us earlier. The Beefeater was only with us for approx. 30 minutes which was a let down. I would have thought this might have been a more detailed tour. I probably could have learned more from the audio tour and it probably would have been cheaper.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-1
Ich kann ihnen diese Tour nicht empfehlen
Andreas_M
, May 2022
Nun Wahrnehmung ist immer Subjektiv, aber ich würde ihnen diese Tour nicht empfehlen. Aus folgenden Gründen; Früheren Eintritt erhielte wir nicht, wir müssten lediglich nicht anstehen, in der nach Corona Zeit ist dies aber nicht relevant, wenn wir zur Zeit des Treffpunktes angestanden währen, währen wir unter den ersten 20 Personen gewesen. Als ich die Tour gebucht habe wurde noch angegeben das es eine ca. 45min Führung mit einem Beefeater gebe, jetzt steht Privataudienz. Der Grund dafür ist wohl das es auch keine 45min Führung gibt. Wir zumindest wurden dem Beefeater übergeben, der Reiseleiter ist dann verschwunden, der Beefeater ist mit uns zum Gebäude mit den Kronjuwelen gelaufen Distanz 150m, dabei hat er etwas erzählt, so leise das man es nur direkt bei ihm verstanden hätte. Beim Gebäude angekommen fragte er ob jemand Fragen hätte, niemand hatte in diesem Moment welche, alle erwarteten ja auf dem versprochenen Rundgang von ihm Geschichten zum Tower zu hören und die Fragen entstehen würden, diese dann direkt zu stellen. Das der Rundgang da aber schon beendet war, merkte ich dan als der Beefeater sich verabschiedet und ging. Wir erkundeten den Tower dan auf eigene Faust, was ein interessantes Erlebnis wahr das ich ihnen auch Empfehlen kann. Jedoch ist mein Persönlicher Eindruck, dass wir an diesem Tag nichts erhalten haben, was den Mehrpreis des Tickets, gegenüber einem regulären Eintritts-Ticket, rechtfertigt. Vor Corona währe der direkt Einlass zur regulären Öffnungszeit sicher ein Mehrwert gewesen. Zumindest zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt braucht es das auf keinen Fall.
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