We are pleased to announce that our brand new tour, Dunkirk to D-Day - The Story, launched on 26th October and already the feedback has been excellent.
Explore London past and present aboard two vehicles that played a vital role in the Second World War:- a DUKW and a Dunkirk little ship. These two iconic craft combine to offer a unique sightseeing experience.
Travelling through the streets of London on our DUKW, discover the story behind this amazing vehicle, before transferring onto a plucky Dunkirk little ship. It’s an amazing experience for history buffs and sightseers alike!
STARTING 15 October 2013 - Road and River Landmarks Tour
We combine the best of both worlds for the ultimate sightseeing experience! Using our quirky yellow DUKWs to take you through the streets of London, then transferring to the comfort of a river cruise boat to enjoy the sights of the river, this is a superb way to see London! Whether you're a first time visitor, or a born and bred Londoner, as Dr Johnson said, if you’re tired of London, you're tired of life, and we're never tired of London!
Our Road and River Landmarks tour will show you around the most iconic and best loved of London’s sights. This is the London of picture postcards, film sets, and history books – London in a nutshell!
Highlights include: Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, St James’s Palace, The Ritz hotel, Buckingham Palace*, London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge, HMS Belfast, Tate Modern, The Globe Theatre, the Shard, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
**The River Cruise will be operated by our partner City Cruises**
Just before noon on Sunday 29th September, there was a serious incident on the River Thames with one of our Dukws, Cleopatra.
The company is pleased to report that all passengers were quickly and safely evacuated, and that there were no major injuries. The three persons who attended St Thomas’ Hospital Accident and Emergency Department did so in respect to minor smoke inhalation ailments, and all have all now been discharged.
The company acknowledges the distressing situation experienced by our passengers however we are pleased to report that all persons involved in the incident are safe and well.
We would like to thank the company’s crew, the emergency services, and the fellow boat operators who all attended the scene for the excellent service and response they provided as part of the evacuation procedures.
London Duck Tours operates to the highest safety standards, and at this early stage it is not possible to speculate on the reason for the incident. Until the cause is established, the company will not be operating on the river and should technical or safety modifications be required to our fleet, these will be introduced prior to the service recommencing.
The media and press have made a number of comparisons and connections between today's incident and with a totally separate company which operated in Liverpool. We confirm that the safety standards and operational procedures of this company are to a higher standard. London Duck Tours operates a fully modernised fleet of nine vehicles that have been completely rebuilt and refurbished between 2002 and 2012. This includes new, purpose built hulls, new engines, computerised systems and steering equipment.
The company is fully cooperating with the investigators and regulatory authorities and will not be making further comment until the reason behind the incident is established.