Even after living in London for almost 15 years, I still feel awe of this magnificent city. There are so many wonderful buildings and quaint streets. There are many ways to see the city – walking tour, bus tour and even boat tours. Last weekend, my family and I got to experience the tour that combines bus and boat – London Duck Tours.
If you’ve never heard of a duck tour, The Ducks are amphibious vehicles. They were originally used in WWII, and are driven on land and then enter the water for some serious boating. Duck tours are not that serious. It is a 75-minute ride around some of the most iconic sights in London, including The London Eye, Parliament, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and Westminster Abbey. And it isn’t just a ride. We had a fabulous tour guide, who was not only full of information, but he was hilarious. We all spent the tour constantly laughing and smiling.
One of the coolest things about the London Duck Tour is how happy people are to see us. Everyone kept waving at us, which made my son so happy. While we were stopped at one traffic light, a woman had her dog doing tricks for us. And when our duck went into the water – my son was thrilled. He was so excited to be on a bus/boat and has mentioned it loads since the weekend.
There were some road diversions when we went, so could not drive by Buckingham Palace. You can check on the London Duck Tours website to see if there will be any route changes when you plan to visit. You can also book your tour online, which I advise as the tours are quite popular. Tickets for a family of four cost £79. Have a look at my vlog below to see more of what a duck tour is like.
We were invited to experience Duck Tours for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.