Greenwich Highlights Half Day Tour

4.9 / 5

7 reviews

Greenwich Highlights Half Day Tour

From $201.23 per person

Spend half a day visiting the highlights of Greenwich, site of the Prime Meridian, and see historic landmarks like the British National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Royal Observatory, and the Cutty Sark, a newly restored antique clipper ship.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the sights of Greenwich, from the Painted Hall to the Greenwich Royal Observatory
  • See the Cutty Sark, the fastest ship of its time
  • Visit the highlights of Greenwich in an informative half-day tour
Full description
Starting at the Greenwich Visitor Centre, you'll walk along the River Thames towards the nearby Old Royal Naval College, which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren. See the famous Painted Hall, with its magnificent murals and painted ceiling, and other important sites of the Old Royal Naval College. From there you will walk up to the world famous Greenwich Royal Observatory, site of the Prime Meridian. Here visitors will see the line that divides the Western and Eastern hemispheres of the globe. Another highlight here are the unique clocks that occupy the Observatory museum, designed by Harrison, which eventually solved the "longitude" problem for seafarers. Following the visit to the Observatory, walk down to the largest maritime museum in the world: the National Maritime Museum. Britain's seafaring past and history as a naval power is on showcase here. You'll have the opportunity to rest your feet and enjoy a tea or coffee here. From here, your guide will take you aboard the world-famous clipper ship Cutty Sark. In her time, at the very end of the Age of Sail, she was the fastest ship on water. Newly restored for a staggering price tag of 50 million pounds, she was reopened to the public on May 1st, 2012. The tour ends at the historic Greenwich Market, home to art galleries, antiques and amazing street food.
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  • All admission fees
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Food

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    Meet at northern entrance to the Greenwich Visitor Centre, opposite the Greenwich Pier. Rendezvous at the statue of Sir Walter Raleigh.

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    • Greenwich is easy to get to via cruise boat, rail or by the DLR
    • Children 5 and under go free
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 7 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Service
      5/5
    • Organization
      4.8/5
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    Very prompt, sincere and dedicated in duty no matter the strength.

    Nothing stopped the organisers for conducting the tour successfully with utmost devotion, sincerity and fun even during absence of other tour participants due to heavy down pour the weekend. Every aspect was explained and we enjoyed the tour thoroughly. Much credit should go to Mr.Graham who took us around and explained about the entire tour.

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    December 26, 2012

    totally worth it!!

    The tour was very well organised and we enjoyed every minute of it, so fun and informative at the same time. Thanks a lot and keep up the good job!

    July 30, 2018

    A well spent afternoon...

    We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The guide was very informed, shared interesting stories and could put the plethora of information into context. From the importance of the date line, the difficulties in finding an accurate timepiece to the story where cutty sark got her name and tail from.

    April 6, 2015

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