The Tower of London stands peerless and unbowed, dominating Central London with its ancient stone turrets and sense of being unconquerable. One glance from the River Thames, and you immediately grasp the symbol of power. On a private tour, you journey through its scale, piecing together how it was built from the 11th to 13th centuries. This Norman-style would spread across Europe, and you'll see the castles it inspired later on this itinerary. An indomitable building of this size was always likely to hide riches, and you enjoy exclusive access to arguably the world's greatest collection of treasures. After the Tower has been officially closed, you're invited to enter the room that houses the British Crown Jewels.
Tens of thousands of precious gems glisten; rubies cover staffs, the world's largest cut diamond glistens from across the room, and your eyes are pulled in so many directions. This closed-door access enables you to appreciate both the intimate detail and the exquisite scale of these treasures fully, with your Jewel House Warden revealing when the Queen uses each of her crowns.
Upon your arrival, you'll be picked up from the airport by your guide and transferred to a five-star hotel in Central London. Throughout the tour, all transfers are by private saloon with your accredited driver guide, with most of the day's timing decided by you. Take time to freshen up and eat lunch before the afternoon tour of the Tower of London and your early-evening closed-door access to the Jewels. Consider reading some of our travelers' reviews about their experiences in England, and see how you can further customize your dream England vacation.