Millions and millions of people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussauds since they first opened over 200 years ago and it remains just as popular as it ever was. There are many reasons for this enduring success, but at the heart of it all is good, old-fashioned curiosity. Today’s visitors are sent on a unique, emotionally-charged journey through the realms of the powerful and famous. The museum-style ropes and poles have gone so guests can truly get up, close and personal with A-list celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons, reliving the times, events and moments that made the world talk about them….
Filled with 14 exciting, interactive zones and the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience, Madame Tussauds London combines glitz and glamour with incredible history.
Featuring the all new wax models of celebrity power couple, David and Victoria Beckham, for their 15th wedding anniversary on 4th July. They will be joining other A-list stars in our party area.
Walk down the red carpet and strike a pose with Kate Winslet, before challenging your favourite sport stars like Tom Daley or Lewis Hamilton. Start your royal experience with an audience with the Queen, before standing alongside The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Then step up to your favourite Marvel Super Heroes before getting ready to experience the spectacular and exclusive Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie, where our Marvel Super Heroes battle it out to save London from impending doom.
So, who do you want to meet?
Madam Tussauds Amsterdam
Enjoy the glitter and glamour of Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.
With 10 interactive zones and an amazing television studio, you will have the opportunity to meet and greet your heroes. From the Dutch Royal Family, world famous DJ’s Martin Garrix and Armin van Buuren, artists like Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt van Rijn and of course your real Marvel superheroes.
Dive into the studio and sing a duet with Adele, take a picture with your favourite actors such as Michiel Huisman and Ryan Gosling or project your face on Zayn Malik’s chest.
Step in front of the camera in the brand new television studio and create your own talk show. The autocue is ready for you. Time for action! Time for superstars! Time for Madame Tussauds Amsterdam!
The Amsterdam Dungeon
Do you have a great sense of humour and nerves of steel? Then you are at the right place in the Amsterdam Dungeon.
Come face to face with over 500 years of Amsterdam’s darkest history. The chillingly amusing characters of the ‘bad old days’ come to life before you in all their glory. You will be able to see and sense them during the thrilling attraction
The Gallows Fields
The place where the bodies would be put on display for the people; a reminder of your fate if you were ever to commit a crime. The dangling corpses were the hallmark for an “effectively functioning” legal system.
You would think this place would be avoided by everyone, however, the contrary was true, it was an attraction.
Murder on the Zeedijk
Immerse yourself into this ghost story and meet the ravishing Dina and her less refined sister Helena, in the oldest streets of Amsterdam with it's haunting history
Hell on the Batavia
Feel the fear creep up on you aboard the 17th century VOC ship, the Batavia
The day begins with a hotel pick-up between 06:15 and 07:00. Heading east across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge offers great views of the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge. En Route to the park we cross through the Central Valley, where we will stop at a fruit stand for some local produce.
Famous for its rich volcanic soil, the Central Valley is the largest agricultural region in the United States. The section we drive through is best known for specialty fruits and nuts such as almonds, walnuts, cherries, and strawberries. After this quick rest stop, we enter the rolling foothills of the Sierra Nevada.
Continuing into the mountains brings us to California gold country and the gold rush town of Groveland before we wind our way into Yosemite National Park. Maps in hand, we begin with a one and a half hour in-coach narrated tour of Yosemite's glaciated valley. You will see famous waterfalls and rock formations including Yosemite Falls - the tallest waterfall in North America - El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridalveil Falls, Sentinel Dome, and much more. During the tour you will see Yosemite Valley from a number of great vantage points, the best of which is perhaps Inspiration Point. At 4,500 feet above sea level, this viewpoint gives you a commanding view east up the valley. Yosemite is a mecca for rock climbers, and the sight of people climbing El Capitan's 3,200 ft. (1000m) sheer rock face is quite amazing.
Because of our small group size, we can incorporate multiple photo stops into our tour so you can better enjoy your time in the park. After the tour, we stop for the afternoon near the base of Yosemite Falls, where there are a variety of options for lunch (not included). After eating, you will have 3-4 hours of free time to explore the valley as you choose.
You can walk to the base of Yosemite Falls, check out the visitor center, visit the Ansel Adams Gallery, stop in at the Ahwahnee Hotel, rent a cruiser bike, or hike some of the trails that originate from the valley. Although you could spend three weeks in Yosemite, the three hours you get on your own is enough time to understand why Yosemite is one of America's most popular national parks. Regrouping again in the late afternoon, we head for San Francisco, stopping for a short break before arriving back in the city and dropping you at your lodging between 8:30 and 9:00pm.
See El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Falls, Inspiration Point (aka Tunnel View), and Yosemite Village
Free time in Yosemite Valley to explore/hike
Eco-friendly transport in biodiesel mini-coaches
Complimentary pickup/dropoff from your San Francisco hotel
Full-time professional, knowledgeable guide
Narrated in-coach tour of Yosemite (1.5 hrs)
3 hours of free time in the Valley
Yosemite Park entrance fee
Transportation to/from Yosemite in biofuel mini-coach
Meals (stops will be made to purchase food)
Guide gratuity (optional)
Camera & charger
Small bag that can fit under seat
Spending money for incidentals and lunch
Sneakers or hiking boots
Swimwear, towel, sandals (optional)
Nov-Apr** - Additional items recommended are:
Warm clothing, coat
Knit hat, gloves
**Winter temperatures in Yosemite are on average 50 F/10 C, but can be as low as 28 F/-2 C.
2 Hour Zip Line Eco Tour:
You will travel close to three quarters of a mile over five consecutive zip lines at heights of 300 feet above the canyon floor at speeds pushing 45mph. Beginning at the Hog's Back gate, high in the hills near Avalon and descending through Descanso Canyon, you will pause at several eco-stations along the way before continuing on your journey. At each station, your hosts will give you a presentation on some of the unique and interesting aspects of Catalina Island, its wildlife, history, and the areas you are passing through. Eventually exiting at Descanso Beach, your journey will last approximately 2 hours and your memories will last a lifetime.
Available from Anaheim Resort Hotels*, Beverly Hills, Long Beach and San Pedro Cruise Terminals, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, LAX Hotels, Marina Del Rey, Huntington Beach, Hollywood, Universal, Downtown LA, Newport Beach
*Anaheim Resort Hotels include: Anaheim, Garden Grove, Buena Park Hotels
See all the major sights of London in all their glory by night:
• Houses of Parliment
• Piccadilly Circus
• The London Eye
• Trafalger Square
• St. Paul's Cathedral
• Westminster Abbey
• Tower Bridge
• Tower of London
• Big Ben
To see the majestic Tower of London and Tower Bridge highlighted together as our open top tour bus approaches is a picture post card in the making.
The huge clock face of Big Ben shines brightly like a beacon from a lighthouse letting everyone know that they really are in London.
The fountains in Trafalgar Square dance with joy from the light that shines from within them. The neon lights in Piccadilly reminds you of New Years Day and when you see the lights all around Harrods, well, it’s Christmas all over again. When you see the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament, then you realize why we called ourselves ‘See London By Night’
Kensington Palace London, residence of members of the Royal Family since the 17th century, the childhood home of Queen Victoria, and now the official residence of the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge is a must see for any Royal fan.
Visitors to Kensington Palace arrive through newly landscaped gardens and entrance hall to journey through the magnificent Kings and Queen’s State Apartments as a courtier. Filled with stories of two royal courts; the House of Stuart and the House of Hanover 1698 -1714, your success will depend on who you know, how you behave and how you dress. The rewards are great, but there are pitfalls along the way!
Tower of London
One of the most famous buildings in the world, the Tower of London was constructed in the 11th century - almost a 1,000 years ago and has been witness to countless significant events in the development of Britain's now democratic monarchy.
During your tour of the Tower of London you will meet the magnificent Yeoman Warders or 'Beefeaters', clad as they were in Tudor times, hear the legend of the ravens and spine chilling tales from the Tower's long history. See the infamous Bloody Tower where the Princes were murdered, Beauchamp Tower where visitors can read carved inscriptions of past prisoners and Traitors Gate where those unlucky enough not to survive imprisonment had their heads impaled - and much more.
We sell at less than the gate price, which gives you access to all the Towers and Attractions, as well as the unique Gift Shops, the historic New Armouries Restaurant, Tower Cafe and Kiosk. Your Tower ticket also includes entry to the Crown Jewels.
Things to do and See at the Tower of London:
Line of Kings Exhibition
For over 300 years visitors to the Tower of London have marvelled at displays featuring arms and royal armour, life-sized wooden horses and figures of kings.
The White Tower
Currently hosting the Power House exhibition, about the various national institutions founded at the Tower of London, the White Tower is recognised as one of the most important historic buildings in the world. It has become an iconic symbol for Britain and London and is a must do on any trip to the Tower of London.
Entry to The White Tower is included in the Tower of London ticket price.
The Crown Jewels
The Jewel house at the Tower of London houses the world famous Crown Jewels. 23,578 precious stones and gems make up the Crown Jewels and include the world’s most famous diamond ‘ The Great Star of Africa’.
Entry to The Crown Jewels is included in the Tower of London ticket price.
The Yeoman Warder tours
The Yeoman Warders, also known as beefeaters, are the public face of the Tower of London. As well as guarding the Tower and Crown Jewels they also provide tours for visitor where they regale you with tales from the Tower.
Yeoman Warder Tours are included in the Tower of London Ticket Price
The Royal Beasts
The last thing you’d expect to see at the Tower of London would be Lions, Tigers, Elephants and Polar Bears, but for over 600 years the Royal Menagerie played host to these and many more. Discover their extraordinary stories and what life was like for them at the tower.
Entry to The Royal Menagerie is included in the Tower of London ticket price.
The Prisoners Exhibition
Aside from the Crown Jewels the Tower of London is probably best known for being a prison. Prisoners have been at the Tower almost since it was built and the new interactive displays in the Prisoners exhibition help children and adults explore their stories.
Entry to The Prisoners Exhibition is included in the Tower of London ticket price.
‘the kingdom and the Tower will fall if the six ravens ever leave the Tower of London’, well according to legend anyway. Whether this is true or not the ravens have become on of the Tower’s most famous sites, just make sure you see at least 6 when you visit!
The Tower Green
Believe it or not being executed inside the Tower of London was considered a privilege for those of high rank. The Tower Green contains a permanent memorial for those ‘lucky’ enough to be executed there.
The Medieval Palace
Being the oldest part of the Tower of London, the Medieval Palace contains amazing interiors that you won’t see anywhere else. here you can experience what life might have been like in a luxurious medieval household.
Entry to The Medieval Palace is included in the Tower of London ticket price.
River Rover Hopper Pass
With the River Red Rover ticket you travel in luxury on a fleet of river liners and may hop on or off at any of the piers as often as you like throughout the day.
As the River Thames weaves its way through the heart of London there is history around every bend and there is no better way to see and experience the sights and splendour of this great city than from one of City Cruises modern, wheelchair-friendly RiverLiners™.
Enjoy unsurpassed views of some of London's most famous landmarks from the vantage point of our open upper decks and spacious lower saloons with panoramic windows. Take advantage of two bars providing light refreshments and snacks .
Cruises depart frequently from Westminster Pier, Waterloo (London Eye) Pier, Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier every day of the year except Christmas Day (25th December).
Our shortest trips between piers last about 20-30 minutes while the full round trip takes about two-and-a-half leisurely hours.