Royal London with Changing of the Guard plus London Eye Option

Cultural & Theme Tours in London

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This Royal Tour of London takes in many of the royal highlights of London, including Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton, where married on April 29, 2011. Finally, you will experience the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace, then spend the afternoon exploring London at your leisure. For a bird's-eye view of the city, upgrade to include an open-date ticket for the London Eye.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Buckingham Palace, London, EnglandBuckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the UK's sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.Pass By: Kensington Palace, London, EnglandCurrently, the palace is the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Other residents include Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Duke and Duchess of Kent and Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.Pass By: St. James's Park, London, EnglandSt James’s Park includes The Mall and Horse Guards Parade, and is surrounded by landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Whitehall.Pass By: Trafalgar Square, London, EnglandTrafalgar Square is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. Its name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars with France and Spain that took place on 21 October 1805 off the coast of Cape Trafalgar.Pass By: Westminster Abbey, London, EnglandThe Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066, and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs. The church we see today was begun by Henry III in 1245. It’s one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, and has the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint at its heart.Pass By: Houses of Parliament, London, EnglandParliament is made up of the House of Commons and House of Lords. It is responsible for making laws, deciding taxes and scrutinising the Government.Pass By: Big Ben, London, EnglandBig Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower.Stop At: Changing of the Guard, London, EnglandThe epitome of British pomp and military ceremony for which Britain is famous around the world. Elite soldiers from the military have been dutifully guarding the Monarch since 1660. The 7 regiments that guard the monarch, known as the 'Household Division', are so devoted to their duty that they will famously not acknowledge or allow themselves to be distracted by the public.During the ceremony, immaculately turned out guards are accompanied by marching bands playing a rousing mix of military music, whose origins dates back to the morale-boosting songs played before the British military went into battle.Duration: 45 minutesPass By: Evan Evans Tours, London, EnglandEvan Evans Tours is the oldest and largest sightseeing company in London and has been accompanying visitors on city tours and out-of-town excursions since 1930. Evan Evans Tours is owned by The Travel Corporation of 25 highly successful travel and tourism companies including Trafalgar Tours, Insight Vacations, Contiki Holidays and Red Carnation Hotels. The Travel Corporation is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and guest service and this this follows for each individual brand.

What’s included

  • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace or Horse Guards Prade
  • Panoramic tour of London, including Parliament Square, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey
  • A professional English speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop off
  • Hotel pick-up

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Led by a Blue Badge guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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