London Duck Tours – Tours by road and river!

A London Duck Tour brings fun for everyone and is more than the typical road based tour of London!  With a mix of road and river, everyone can enjoy a comprehensive tour of landmark highlights with a fun-filled cruise on the river.

Learn little known facts about the historic global city and be enthralled by an entertaining live commentary before the thrilling splashdown onto the River Thames!

London Duck Tours - A review by The Love of a Captain blog

We was recently invited down to the Capital from where we live in Berkshire, by London Duck Tours to enjoy a City of London Sightseeing Tour.  I was born and raised in London and yet, have never been aboard one of the quirky yellow Duck trucks.  Shocking I know!  I have seen them so often driving around the City and sailing down the river, but it’s always been one of those things that I have never got around to doing.

So, our day started with bright sunny skies, and a short trip on the Underground to Waterloo.  Jack was asked to do his best duck face in preparation and I think you will approve.  Also, Hudson was very excited about his first journey on The Tube.

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From Waterloo station, the Duck Stop was just a ten minute walk (with two buggies) and was nice and easy to find.  We left our buggies with the London Duck Tour team at the stop and waited for our truck to arrive.

Portia arrived shortly before our Midday tour and the families were boarded in order of check-in.  So be sure to get there early if you want to choose your seats!

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We started the tour with an obligatory selfie, and was soon on our way!  The families took turns to announce where they were visiting from – Belgium being the furthest.

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After a quick safety briefing, our tour guide began his commentary and the tour got under way.  Whilst we passed the sights of London, we was told of interesting facts about the City and enjoyed funny stories.

Did you know that London has the oldest underground railway network in the world?  Or, did you know that The London Eye has 32 capsules, one for each London borough?

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The London Eye, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace were just a few of the many major landmarks that we got to see during the tour.  Other places of interest like The Ritz, St James Palace and the MI6 building too.

Here are some snaps from land….

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And from the river…

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More Duck Selfies….

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Watching London go by…

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So, the tour was brilliant fun, and the boys (Jack 2, and Hudson 1) absolutely loved it!  As we passed other Duck trucks we enjoyed a good old ‘Quack Off’.  Our group was most on form and we were by far the best Quackers that day.

One of our favourite parts of the tour was the splashdown into The Thames!  Everyone aboard, gave a big cheer as we entered into the water and we enjoyed a fun trip down the river.

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The truck drove back onto land and headed back to the Duck Stop at Waterloo.  The tour lasted for approximately 75 minutes and was very well thought out from start to finish!  Our group was made up of all ages, and every passenger on board seemed to have had a good time.

To finish our tour, our kind guide offered to take a photo of us in front of Portia.  Say ‘Quack’ for the camera…. ‘Quack, Quack, Quack!’

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To conclude, we had a fantastic time and honestly would recommend any visitors to London to hop aboard.  In our opinion, the tour costs are excellent value for money and we will definitely be back soon to enjoy one of the other Duck Tours that they offer.

More information can be found on the London Duck Tours website.

Have you been aboard one of the Duck trucks before?

Lisa x

 

*We was provided with free tickets in exchange for our honest review.  However, and as always, all photos and opinions are our own.

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Elizabeth
    August 4, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I’ve never done anything like this before but I bet it would be loads of fun! I’ll have to check this out next time I’m in London.

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      Lisa Hudson
      August 11, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      Ah its really good fun. Everyone enjoyed it 🙂

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    Emma
    August 4, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    What a brilliant way to explore London. We are having a bit of a London trip soon, so will definitely be keeping this in mind for then!

    • Reply
      Lisa Hudson
      August 11, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      Excellent, glad to hear it. You won’t be disappointed.

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    Jenni
    August 4, 2017 at 7:21 am

    I love a good boat tour. We’ve been on a couple in Berlin. This one looks like fun!

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    Angela Milnes
    August 4, 2017 at 3:14 am

    OOO Another thing to add to our next London trip. I need to get my parents to try this before they go home back to NZ.

    Angela

    • Reply
      Lisa Hudson
      August 11, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      Definitely, the tours were full all the time as its so popular. Be sure to book ahead x

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    Helen
    August 3, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    I went on a Duck Tour in Boston, America and loved it – such a fun family activity 🙂

    • Reply
      Lisa Hudson
      August 11, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      100%. We shall definitely be doing another sometime soon!

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    Laura
    August 3, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    This looks like so much fun. There’s so much to see up the Thames as well to just add to the fun!

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      Lisa Hudson
      August 11, 2017 at 2:16 pm

      Sure is. The splashdown takes place right by the MI6 building, its brilliant!

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    Talya
    August 3, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    We’ve never been on a Duck Tour but have always wanted to they look like so much fun and a fab way to take in the sights of London!

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      Lisa Hudson
      August 11, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      Absolutely! Its a brilliant way to spend the day 🙂

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    Rhian Westbury
    August 3, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    I’ve been on a duck tour in the States but nothing in London, this looks like so much fun and nice to see the city from the river x

    • Reply
      Lisa Hudson
      August 11, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      It does actually feel strange to see London from the river. We loved it, really good fun.

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    Plutonium Sox
    August 3, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    This looks so good! I have read about it on a few blogs now and it will definitely be the first thing we do next time we’re in London!
    Nat.x

    • Reply
      Lisa Hudson
      August 11, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      You’ll love it. Really good fun 🙂 x

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