Buckingham Palace Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony

Cultural & Theme Tours in Greenwich & South London

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from$120.75
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Enjoy three quintessential British experiences on a 4.5-hour royal London tour, combining the legendary Changing of the Guard ceremony with an audio tour of Buckingham Palace and an afternoon tea. After learning all about the British Royal Family from an expert local guide, stroll to a prestigious central London hotel to finish the tour with scones, finger sandwiches and an oh-so-British cup of tea. Buckingham Palace is only open for select dates in July, August and September each year, so book now! Tours to this top London attraction sell out fast.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: St. James's Park, London, EnglandGreet your guide at a central London location and take a picturesque stroll through St James’s Park to Buckingham Palace, the magnificent official residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, London, EnglandStop in a prime position either along The Mall, by Horse Guards Parade or in front of the palace to behold the Changing of the Guard, a colorful and traditional ceremony that combines vibrantly dressed soldiers and rhythmic drum beats. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Changing of the Guard, London, EnglandStop in a prime position either along The Mall, by Horse Guards Parade or in front of the palace to behold the Changing of the Guard, a colorful and traditional ceremony that combines vibrantly dressed soldiers and rhythmic drum beats. Please note: if there is heavy rain on the day of your tour, the Changing of the Guard ceremony will be replaced with a visit to the Guard’s Chapel.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Buckingham Palace, London, EnglandThen, prepare to enter one of Britain’s most iconic cultural institutions. Listen to illuminating commentary from your guide as you stroll to the entrance of the regal residence, only open for two months of the year. Pop in your audio guide and embark on a fascinating discovery of the luxurious chambers; marvel at opulent accessories like suspended chandeliers, classic artworks and sumptuous furniture as you explore the gorgeous State Apartments. When your tour of Buckingham Palace concludes, head to an elegant venue to pleasure your palate to an enticing array known as afternoon tea. Indulge in this 18th-century tradition in the elegant surroundings of your hotel dining area and enjoy scones smothered with sweet preserves and thick clotted cream, and dainty finger sandwiches filled with fine ingredients. Bid your guide farewell inside the hotel, where the tour concludes. Duration: 3 hours

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Audio guide at Buckingham Palace
  • Afternoon tea
  • Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour
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