Our award winning Private Magical Christmas Tours return for 2023 - the COMPLETE holiday experience. Daily from 14th of November 2023 to 6th of January 2024.
Yes - the annual British classic! A wonderful holiday experience travelling in the comfort of a private vehicle to avoid all parking problems and truly discover the best of London at Christmas.
Exclusively to London Magical Tours, the Magical Christmas Tour is not just a drive: see the best of the Christmas lights and store displays, with stops made to go outside of the vehicle with your personal tour guide to learn all about the Christmas stories and festivities, with plenty of opportunities for photographs. All chauffeurs wear their Christmas hats while soothing Christmas music plays in the background to help create the spirit of the season.
The tour is a Christmas extravaganza, visiting London's beautiful range of Christmas lights, from the most elaborate to the more conservative, as well as entering secret off-the-beaten path Victorian and Georgian side streets, providing a fascinating range of anecdotes and traveller's tales of London at Christmas through the ages.
Learn the history behind the famous Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square and go in search of Scrooge to see the London which inspired Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol, from which so many of our holiday traditions originate.
Hear the stories behind some of London's oldest stores, the off-the-beaten-path Royal Warrant holders where the Royal Family shop for gifts during the festive season and be amazed at the elegant decorations of the most picturesque 17th and 18th century shopping arcades.
In addition, a range of customisable options are available to suit your party: from visiting a London Christmas market to find beautiful hand crafted gifts, to paying a visit to Hamleys, London's most famous toy store. Evening tour slots may even be able to hear London's famous street carols!
Unlike other tours, the experience is not just an orientation service where you are left "to wander". It is also not just a drive where all the time is spent inside the vehicle:
Our tours are fully escorted, whether with a professional driver-guide at standard level (one person) or with your own sightseeing team at the VIP levels (professional tour guide plus, in addition, a chauffeur), so that you never miss a beat.
There are no parking problems or walking long distances to see the sights. The curbside service stops right by the attractions, away from the masses.
At standard level photo stops are made with commentary throughout. At our VIP levels with your own expert guide and extra chauffeur, stops are made at the key landmarks for you to go outside on walking tours led by your guide to sightsee in detail, hearing anecdotes and stories about London's past and present, while your chauffeur driven vehicle waits with no parking worries.
Put simply - there is no better way to help make the most of your valuable sightseeing time.
Visitors on the Magical London Christmas Tour can also opt to include one of three special interior visits during the course of their tour if desired:
1) Escorted visit to London Christmas Arcades:
Special holiday arcades and markets appear during the festive season, let your guide take you to visit the right place to shop for that perfect gift for that special one.
2) Escorted visit to Christmas World at Harrods:
London's largest department Store is home to Christmas World, an entire floor dedicated to the holiday season, perfect to pick up that essential London tree decoration.
3) Escorted visit to Hamleys Toy Store:
For families with children, a visit to the 250 year old Hamleys is a must at Christmas. London's most famous children's store is packed with 5 stories full of toys.
Guests can include 1 from the following 2 entrance ticket options on this tour, which are offered with exclusive Fast Track entry, the best way to avoid the majority of the lines and help make the most of your experience:
1) Ice Skating at Somerset House
2) Ice Skating at the Natural History Museum
See the "Optional Extras" tab above for further details on tickets.
Private Tour of 3 hours duration running daily from 14th of November 2023 until 6th of January 2024. First private tour slot at 9:00am, last tour at 7:00pm. Times commencing after 3:00pm are best to see the Christmas lights; these evening tours are very popular and advanced booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. Outside working hour quotations are available on request.
Tour prices are quoted in English. Tours are also available in most languages through our specialist multi-lingual guide team, including Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese. Language surcharges may apply.
Visit the London Magical Tours blog to read comments and feedback from last years tours together with the latest Christmas videos and tour updates throughout the holiday season:
London Christmas Tours Blog Updates
London Christmas Tours Reviews from previous years
Read more about our VIP Level Tours
There are no hidden extras: prices include your own private driver-guide or team of a tour guide and chauffeur (at VIP levels), private vehicle, parking fees, collection and return to your central London hotel or Victoria Station and all taxes.
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