Photo: Martin Pettitt

London Duck Tours offer more than just a sightseeing tour; it’s an exciting road and river adventure appealing to visitors of all ages.

The amphibious craft, originally known as ‘DUKWS’, were first used for the D-Day landings when more than 22,000 were built to take the troops ashore. Today, these amphibious vehicles drive past famous London landmarks such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square before a dramatic launch into the River Thames for the waterborne part of the tour. The vehicles have been modified to meet the stringent safety regulations set by the road and river authorities.

Each vehicle, setting off every 15 minutes from just underneath the London Eye, seats 30 passengers. Each Duck also has public address system and safety equipment. The standard tour lasts about 75 minutes and is enhanced by an entertaining, action packed commentary by the Duck Tour guides who provide an alternative and insightful view of London’s history, plus fascinating facts and figures about the original D-Day vehicles themselves.

 

Duck Stop, Chicheley Street, London, SE1 7PY
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7928 3132
Times: Monday – Friday, 10.00 – dusk
Saturday & Sunday, 9.30 – dusk
Tours depart ever 15 minutes.