Viator Tour of Westminster Abbey and Parliament on Monday, May 21
Excellent tour guide - very knowledgeable and interesting
However, the tour was scheduled for 9:15 but when we got there we were told Westminster Abbey was closed and the tour guide told us to come back at 12:15
Whether this was a mistake by Viator or a last-minute change by the Abbey, we suggest that you get cell phone numbers to advise customers of any changes by test, if possible.
We loved this tour! The guide through Westminster Abbey was excellent and highly knowledgeable. She curated the stops so we saw the best and most interesting bits. Very interesting. Then she dropped us off at the Houses of Parliament where the tour switched to a self-guided audio tour, so you could buzz through or linger at your own pace. There was a nice break at our own pace before this second half. The HOP were very interesting and quite a nice special treat in that we got to walk right where the Lords and MPs walk, see and sit in their halls and chambers, all much more than I was expecting. Both halves of the tour were skip the line which is essential during the high season. Would highly recommend this package.
We loved the Westminster Abbey portion of the tour! Our real rating would be five stars to the Westminster Abbey part and 3 stars to the Houses of Parliament part. Our guide was great - could answer all the questions from the group. All in all really happy. Using the headsets through Westminster Palace/ Parliament was less satisfying. Our guide walked us through all the secure parts/lines for the of Parliament, it just wasnt as good with the headsets.Still feel we got a good value for our tour.
I was very disappointed with the tour.... We went into Westminster and the guide showed us around, but was just going through the motions.........On the House of Parliament Tour ....it said there would be a guide... not just someone to get you into House of Parliament............. then left us to wander on our own through with no explanations or information.... Why buy a tour without a guide .... just go yourself... BTW there were other tour guides all through the House talking to their guest!!!!
Would not recommend this tour...
The tour of Westminister Abbey was great. With so many people around it was great to have a knowledgeable guide to point out highlights. Parliament was interesting and well worth seeing. Our guide left us at the entrance but they provided audio guides and it was fine.