A private tour is the most exclusive way to discover a city. You and your party are provided with your own London Magical Tours professional driver-guide travelling in the privacy of private vehicle, to discover the best of the UK away from the crowds.
At our VIP levels, you are provided with your own team consisting of a professional tour guide, plus in addition, your own chauffeur. Your chauffeur driven vehicle will make frequent stops for you to go and sightsee with your personal Guide. No parking problems, just an excellent service. London Magical Tours is the only company to offer the facility of both a professional guide and a chauffeur on its private tours.
The tour is purely for your party, offering the personal attention required to truly discover one of the world's leading cities. Get the answers to the questions you're burning to ask from real Londoners, discover all the main sights in detail and learn all about London’s fascinating stories. What's more, private tours can offer much better value than group coach tours: the larger your party the bigger the savings!
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At the standard touring level, guests are provided with a professional driver-guide. By upgrading to the higher Gold, Platinum or Platinum Plus VIP levels, guests are provided with their own London Magical Tours team, made up of a private guide and an additional chauffeur. This is a London Magical Tours exclusive; we are the original company to offer such a service.
The great advantage of having a driver as well as a guide becomes clear in a city like London, where parking can be difficult to find. Your chauffeur driven vehicle can leave you right next to the famous sights so that you waste no time in going with your guide to sightsee before meeting up with your chauffeur to move on to the next location. Make the most of your day- no parking problems, simply a first class personal service.
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Our private tours offer flexibility where possible; all our team are accustomed to make plenty of stops throughout. With a driver-guide photo stops are made, while with your own team the tour guide will be able to accompany you throughout to go out to sightsee while the chauffeur waits for your party.
Private tours do not just drive by the sights; our guides are happy to escort you through the streets of London, providing you with anecdotes about the fascinating history of the famous sights, with plenty of opportunities to take photographs and enjoy a memorable personal experience.
Equally however, we understand that some clients may prefer to do more sightseeing while in the vehicle and our guides are happy to accommodate such requests. We particularly welcome any clients with walking or other disabilities.
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Private tour slots are available in 15 minute slots, with the first tours commencing at 9:00am. Tours take place every day throughout the year. Tours are also available outside working hours if required (eg midnight layover tours for late flight arrivals). Quotations for tours outside working hours are available on request.
The 3 hr London Half Day Tour is a very popular option as it is the perfect introduction to the capital, covering the highlights of the Royal parts of London. Stops are made throughout for photos and guided walks.
The 7 hr Magical London Tour is the complete full day city tour. As well as the highlights of Royal London, it also covers the eastern City of London. The tour permits your guide to go into greater details on London past and present. In addition, there is open the possibility to include tickets to ride the London Eye, visit the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace (Her Majesty The Queen's Royal Stables) or the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London. There is also a one-hour break for lunch and/or shopping: a complete day experience.
Meals can be included with a tour as an optional extra. Tours with a duration of 5 hours or more include a lunch break in the centre of town. You are welcome to prebook a meal at one of our partner restaurants to receive exclusive benefits for London Magical Tours guests, including priority fast track service to help make the most of your day.
Alternatively you may prefer to have lunch "on the go" and spend the time doing some shopping. In this way the lunch break is spent at your leisure, providing time for you to recharge your batteries before continuing with the tour.
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Different entrance options are available on tours and are a payable extra. Where entrances fees are included this will always be clearly stated in the page of that specific tour.
We have a team of dedicated multilingual guides offering tours in Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, German, Japanese, Chinese and Russian.
As these are limited in number it is recommended that tours be booked as far in advance as possible. There is a small surcharge for foreign language tours and quotations are available on request.
Prices are correct at the time of going to publishing and are inclusive of all taxes. Internet prices include an online discount for booking online.
We pride ourselves in offering all inclusive pricing for our guests: we never charge extras for parking or other hidden fees.
Changes to a booking can be made with a minimum of 14 days notice in advance of a tour. A change to a confirmed booking is subject to a 40 GBP administrative fee plus any increase in the fare at the time of the change and subject to availability. If the change to a booking is in reference to an amendment in the number of passengers, this will be permitted where there is an increase in the size of the party, subject to availability and the difference in the fare being paid. Where the number of passengers is reduced, no difference will be due on the original fare paid.
Bookings can be made either online or by telephone. Online bookings benefit from a discount off the regular tour prices. Internet bookings can be made 24 hrs a day via our website.
Tours are limited in number and we do operate on a first come, first served basis. Early booking, especially around holiday periods, is recommended to avoid disappointment.
We do not add a service charge on top of our prices - we believe that tips should be a personal reward from the customer directly to the staff who provided the service.
Gratuity it not included in the tour prices and is a nice way to show your personal gratitude to your guide and chauffeur following the completion of a tour if you were pleased with the service offered.
Our standard fleet on private tours consist of comfortable and modern Toyota, Ford and Volkswagon models.
Offered as part of our higher VIP service levels, our fleet of upgraded vehicles include Jaguar, Mercedes E and S Class models, as well as the latest Mercedes V Class SUVs with full leather interiors and electronic doors for larger parties. Bentley and the Rolls Royce Phantom are available at our highest Platinum Plus VIP level.
If you require a vehicle from our upgraded fleet please state this in your enquiry request so that we may send you a quotation. See London VIP Luxury Tours
In addition to the Meal Options available on tours, London Magical Tours also offers a select range of lunch bag offerings for group tours. These are highly recommended when visiting in large numbers or on layover tours, where time is limited.
Lunch bags start from as little as £10pp depending on volume. Minimum order is 15 lunch bags. They include a large handmade chicken salad sandwich, a portion of fruits, a bottle of fresh orange juice, crisps (potato chips) and a dessert.
Private tours include complimentary collection and return to any hotel or private accommoation in the orange zone above within central London. Complimentary collection/return is also offered from Victoria Train Station in central London.
For guests on transit, combining a private tour with a transfer offers great savings and all private tours are also available from the London Airports (Heathrow, Gatwick and City Airports), as well as the Cruise Ports (Dover, Harwich and Southampton), as well as the Eurostar Trains from Paris and Europe at St Pancras Station.