London bids farewell to iconic tourist Duck Tours

 Monday, September 18, 2017 


ducktourLondon’s iconic yellow Duck Tours made their final journeys on the River Thames, ending an era of a major popular tourist attraction from the capital.



Before the owners shut up their shop, the last tour took place on Sunday.



The operators lost access to the Albert Embankment slipway, which was used by the amphibious tourist vehicles. These half-boat-and-half-truck vehicles used to run in the ramp which is needed for part of Thames Water’s £4.2 billion ‘super sewer’ scheme. The construction is expected to take about seven years to complete.



The Duck Tours have become an iconic part of London’s tourist scene, with nearly two million passengers having used the amphibious trucks since the company started in 2002. These iconic bright yellow DUKWs travelling around town had become a landmark in their own right.



During the Duck Tours, passengers are treated to unique views of London’s most iconic sights, as well as special James Bond and Pirate-themed tours.

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