The Legacy

The experience

To begin your day, you will meet your Groups Direct Ambassador who will escort you to the famous ArcelorMittal Orbit. Ascend the Orbit and enjoy a panoramic view of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the East End of London. After this, you will have free time for lunch to enjoy the Park and eateries. From here you will walk to the pier where you will embark on a 45 minute cruise along the Park’s waterways. Hear how these rivers have been reclaimed and made navigable after many years of neglect with an on board professional tour guide.

When you arrive back at the pier you will be met by your Blue Badge Guide who will take you on a fascinating tour of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Learn about the legacy of the 2012 games, how the park is used today for training, history of the park before the Olympic Games, the development of the local area, and much more.

This tour also allows you to enter the Aquatic Centre and Velodrome so you can see these iconic venues first hand.

Aquatic Centre: London Aquatics Centre played host to a number of historic moments during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games including Ellie Simmonds defending her 400m freestyle Paralympics title and smashing the record in the process and Michael Phelps becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time.

Velodrome: The ongoing popularity of cycling in the UK was cemented in 2012 with the performances of Team GB. On the track, the team won seven out of a possible ten gold medals with Sir Chris Hoy collecting his sixth Olympic gold medal of his career and becoming the most successful British Olympian of all time. In the 2012 Paralympic Games, the GB track cycling team won a total of 15 medals, including five golds, seven silver and three bronze.


  • 10:45 Arrive and meet Groups Direct Ambassador at the ArcelorMittal Orbit
  • 11:00 Ascend Orbit
  • 12:00 Free time for lunch
  • 13:15 Walk from Orbit to canal pier
  • 13:30 Canal Cruise
  • 14:10 Meet Blue Badge Guide
  • 14:15 Begin walking tour
  • 17:00 Depart for home


  • Groups 30+
  • £32.95pp

Two course lunch option available from £12.00pp

The above per person price doesn’t include the coach transport, the price shown is for the itinerary only which includes the guide and any entrance tickets, please contact us if you would like a price to include the coach transport.

For further details or to book this event please call us on 0843 0843 001 or fill in this form and one of our team will be in contact with you:

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*Coach Direct offers this event in conjunction with our event partner Groups Direct.

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