Visit the Tower of London’s Yeoman Warders
Having been members of the Royal Bodyguard since 1509, these guys certainly know their stuff. The iconic symbols of London will entertain you with a collection of intriguing tales from the Tower on this 60 min tour – just don’t call them ‘Beefeaters’!
When: Every 30 mins (last tour 3.30pm in summer, 2.30pm in winter). Tours last approximately 60 mins and start near the main entrance.
Cost: Tickets for the Tower cost £21.45, and the tour is included in the price.
Tube: Tower Hill
See Central Park with ‘Wildman’ Steve Brill
Go foraging with the ‘Wildman’ in Central Park on this unique tour. From ‘gourmet wild mushrooms’ to ‘poor man’s pepper’, everything you find with Steve is edible – anyone for the Central Park salad bar?
When: Check Steve’s online calendar for the most up-to-date information. At present, there are nine more Central Park tours in 2013. Each booking must be made at least 24 hours in advance via (914) 835-2153.
Walk the streets of Hameln with the Pied Piper
Walk the streets of Hameln with its most famous legend, who once used his enchanted pipe to lure the town’s children away. Visit the city’s most popular attractions and learn about its child-snatching history with the Pied Piper on this entertaining (and very amusing) tour.
Tour Paris with your own Frenchman
London has red buses, New York has yellow cabs and Paris…well, it has the Citroen 2CV of course! Travel with a beret-wearing, stripy-shirted tour guide and visit some of Paris’s highlights. You can’t really get more French.
When: 30 min tours occur everyday of the year, excluding 14th July and other special occasions
Cost: £15pp for three, £24pp for two
Catch the bus with London’s ghosts
During this theatrical sightseeing tour of London, the former funeral bus will take you around some of London’s most famous landmarks, from St. Paul’s to London Bridge. Apparently ‘the bus is perfectly safe’, but should an angry spirit attempt to manifest itself, guests are assured that the staff are ‘highly trained to deal with the supernatural’. Phew, that’s alright then.
When: Tours run daily at 7.30pm and 9pm and last approx one hour and 15 mins. The bus departs from outside the Grand Hotel, 8 Northumberland Avenue (just off Trafalgar Square)
Tube: Charing Cross
See: theghostbustours.com/london or call 0844 5678 66
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