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London Duck Tour : A Must Do in London

London Duck Tour! Yes! What could be more fun for your kids then to tour London on a duck shaped bus that also is a boat!  Yes visit the London Duck Tour!

This amphibious vehicle will first show you the sights of London on land and then drive into the water and show you some more sights along the river!  

We had a great time on this fun unique tour of London!

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This London tour combines sightseeing from both the water and land as well as providing a thrilling experience in this unique vehicle. All the vehicles used by the tour company were used in the D-Day landings of World War II in 1944.

The vehicles meet safety regulations for both the water and land and they can each seat 30 passengers. The amphibious machine is a really quirky and fun way to keep all the family interested while seeing the sites of London.

All the tours are guided by an entertaining knowledgeable guide who can tell you all about the sites and the history of the city as well as the history of the vehicles themselves. The company has a number of themed tours.

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London Duck Tour Options

  • Classic Sightseeing Tour – On this tour you'll see the standard sites like the Houses of Parliament, 10 Downing Street and the Palace then the vehicle splashes into the Thames to continue the tour from the water. Price: £23 for adults, £17 for youths (13-17) and £15 for kids 1-12 years. There is a family ticket (2 adults and 2 kids) for £65.

  • D-Day Duck – A character guide takes you to the WWII sites in London like St. Paul's Cathedral, the Cabinet War Rooms and Buckingham Palace before taking to the water to see what this war vehicle is capable of. The tour runs on the first and last Sunday of the month. Price: £25 for adults, £19 for youths and £17 for kids.

  • James Bond Tour – You'll see many of the James Bond film locations (as well as many of London's highlights) which will be brought to life by a character guide. You'll see where "Q" worked and hear fascinating tales of espionage and intrigue. The price is the same as the D-Duck Tour and this tour runs on the 3rd and last Sunday of every month.

  • The Pirates of Westminster Treasure Hunt Tour – Take to the good ship Moby Dick and solve quizzes and challenges while seeing the sites. Bring out your inner pirate and work with the rest of the passengers to win the treasure. The tour takes 2.5 to 3 hours and is recommended for building team spirit.

There are several other London Duck tours offered only as private tours.

The duck tours leave from Chicheley Street behind the London Eye and last about 75 minutes with 30 minutes spent on the water of the Thames. On weekends and school holidays the tours leave every 10 minutes from 9:30am to 4pm/5pm and at other times they leave regularly throughout the day. For more information check out the London Duck Tours website.

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