- Perfect for a unique and fun way to see London on this 70-minute tour by road and river
- See the London Eye, Houses of Parliament and more
- Informative and amusing commentary from your guides
- £21 per adult; £14 per child
A DUKW amphibious vehicle (often spelt as simply 'duck') tour of London is exciting and unusual way to see the capital. The tour in these mad-looking vehicles, which are equally at home in water and on land, starts from the South Bank area of London, close to the former County Hall and London Eye.
From the South Bank, you'll head by road past the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Downing St, through to Trafalgar Square and past St James's Palace. Then you'll see The Ritz, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Tate Britain.
Then it's into the water at the Vauxhall slipway and splashdown... Cruising up the Thames as far as the London Eye, you will get some great views of London's sights from the water before heading back to the slipway and returning by road to your starting point at County Hall.
This is a truly unique experience and a fun way to see London from the road and the water with an informative and entertaining tour guide onboard too – just be prepared for some admiring looks from other road and river users.
- A unique and fun 70-minute tour of London by road and river
- See the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, Horse Guards Parade, Trafalgar Square, St James's Palace, the Ritz, Buckingham Palace and Tate Britain
- Informative and amusing commentary from expert guides
- Each DUKW vehicle can take up to 30 passengers
Who is the experience suitable for?A
• 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: 1 – 7 years: five per adult; 8 – 12 years: nine per adult, 13 – 17 years: 12 per adult
• Only two infants per tour will be permitted
When can I do this?A
• 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
Where can I do this?A
The departure/return point is Belvedere Road, Waterloo, located between Jubilee Gardens and the Southbank Centre.
Can I bring spectators?A
• 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
How does this work?A
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.
What additional information is there?A
• 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 onboard
• 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
What about insurance?A
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.