Enjoy the sights of London by road and river on a 'duck' amphibious vehicle tour

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London road and river tour – key points

  • A unique and fun way to see London on this 70-minute tour by road and river
  • See the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, Horse Guards Parade, Trafalgar Square, St James's Palace, the Ritz, Buckingham Palace and Tate Britain
  • Informative and amusing commentary from your guides
  • Each DUKW vehicle can take up to 30 passengers
  • £21 per adult; £14 per child

More about the London 'duck tour'

You’ll really get the most out of London if you take a DUKW amphibious vehicle through its streets and along the River Thames. More commonly known as ‘ducks’, these crazy-looking part-boat, part-bus vehicles mean that you get access to all areas and see London in its finest glory. 

Start from the impressive South Bank, where you’ll see the London Eye and National Festival Theatre. From there you’ll head on dry land past the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square and St James’s Palace.

Then you'll see The Ritz, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Tate Britain, before taking the plunge into the Thames for a river perspective of this ancient capital. You’ll cruise up the river as far as the London Eye, taking in all the sights from the water before heading back to the slipway and returning by road to your starting point at County Hall. 

This is a unique and fun way to see London, and you’ll have an informative and entertaining tour guide onboard too – just be prepared for some admiring looks from other road and river users.

Please note ticket restrictions apply; see FAQs for details.

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FAQs

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Who is the experience suitable for?

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• Suitable for all ages, however baby seats are not suitable for the vehicle
• Children must always be accompanied by an adult on the following maximum basis: one – seven years: five per adult; eight – 12 years: nine per adult, 13 – 17 years: 12 per adult
• Only two infants per tour will be permitted

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When can I do this?

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• Weekday tours operate every half hour, starting at 10.30am
• Weekend and school/public holiday tours operate every 15 minutes and start at 9.30am
• Last tours are dependent upon dusk – subject to demand, frequency can be increased
• Hours of operation are reduced in autumn and winter

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Where can I do this?

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The departure/return point is Belvedere Road, Waterloo, located between Jubilee Gardens and the Southbank Centre.

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Can I bring spectators?

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• The duck tour is not suitable for spectators, however the vehicles provide an excellent photo opportunity while parked
• The departure/return point is ideally located in a busy, popular tourist area of the South Bank, with many cafés, bars, restaurants and attractions close at hand

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How does this work?

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All you have to do is pay for the experience and we’ll send a voucher through the post, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.

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What additional information is there?

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• Wet weather does not usually affect the tours as all the vehicles have hoods and roll-down windows
• There are no storage facilities on board, therefore buggies and wheelchairs cannot be accommodated. However, these can usually be left with a customer service representative
• Smoking, eating and drinking is not permitted on board
• Occasionally it may be necessary to vary the route taken due to road closures/events
• Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable on the day of travel
• Tours are in English only
• Once made, the supplier requires seven days' notice to change a booking

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What about insurance?

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The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.

Terms and Conditions

By purchasing this product you agree to our Terms and conditions. If you have any queries please contact us.

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