Last month saw us visit London to have a sight seeing tour with a difference: London Duck Tours. My sister had purchased us the tour through Red Letter Days and I have to say I am so much happier with experiences for my boys than I am plastic tat that just makes my house a mess.
You may or may not know that I am a Red Letter Days Ambassador. Having this purchased as a gift for me was actually really useful as whilst I can tell you that The Red Letter Days Cake Boy Cake Decorating Experience is good, I wouldn’t have been able to comment on what the booking process was like as it was all done for me.
If you get a Red Letter Days voucher as a gift, can I suggest that you log it onto your computer straight away. Then you wont lose the card! Here you have the choice of keeping the voucher you have been bought or if you want you can swop it for a different experience.
My sister bought us a family voucher plus an adult voucher for the Duck Tours. It is worth noting that when you claim the voucher it will ask if you want to buy any additional tickets for friends and family with a small discount.
On the Red Letter Days site it said that you needed to book within 72hrs of when you wanted to go. When it came to booking it was a little more complicated. You needed to e mail Red Letter Days with 3 dates and times that were suitable. I guess this all depends on how busy they are at the time. Although the initial e mail said that I would hear within 3-5 days, it was all sorted in 48hrs for the day and time I chose.
Here is a little video of our London Duck Tour:
So what did we think? Despite the weather being extremely cold, we enjoyed it. Unfortunately there is no doubt that if we had done it in the afternoon when the weather turned hot and sunny, it would have been nicer.
As with any London Tour, the roads were busy and we got stuck in traffic. Our guide was funny and informative so this wasn’t a problem. He made a few jokes that went over the children’s heads – which was a good thing!
If it rains there are plastic shutters you can pull down, but then the view is even worse. We kept them up even though we were freezing.
Going into the river is fun. So is coming out.
I think this is a nice tour for younger children. Unfortunately weather can never be guaranteed, but I wouldn’t personally want to do it on a rainy day. If you have older children then I would recommend RIB Voyages.
Have you been on a Duck Tour? What did you think?