Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony & Afternoon Tea

Duration: 4 hours 45 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London
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  • 4 hours 45 minutes
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

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.

Highlights

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

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: St. James's Park, Horse Guards Road The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ England

Greet 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 minutes

Stop At: Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX England

Stop 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 minutes

Stop At: Changing of the Guard, Constitution Hill Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA England

Stop 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 minutes

Stop At: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England

Then, 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

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

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair/stroller accessible
  • Unable to accommodated strollers and baby carriages
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note: Changing of the Guard will not operate in heavy rain and on occasional Sundays the changing of the guards may be rescheduled to early morning, this will be replaced with an extended walking tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Departure Point

Duke of York Column, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AJ, UK


Return Details

Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1A 1AA, UK

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 hours 45 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Helene H

I've been to London many times but never able to catch this tour. We were lucky enough to book this time and SO happy we did. From start to finish, superb tour and tour guide, Michael. What a pleasure to have him for the day. He is AMAZING!!! Took good care of us and so freaking knowledgeable! We scored on tour guides!!! Inside palace was phenomenal and such a pleasure. Afternoon tea...well, it blew me away. Fabulous tour and day I will never forget.

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carmeladiblasi

Great tour, Marnie was amazing, she knows her facts and made it really lots of fun.
LOVED every moment.

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Leonard L

Enjoyed viewing the palace. Posted staff were friendly and very knowledgeable. Really enjoyed having a snack at the end of the tour in the grounds garden.

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senied

What a wonderful experience! Sure, there were crowds and security was tight, but overall I would recommend this trip. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable and the afternoon tea at the St. Ermin's hotel was delicious!

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Ronald L

The tour started with the Changing of the Guards. Michael, our guide, showed us the best vantage points for a great view. He was fun, very interactive and had facts and anecdotes for every step of the tour. The audio guided tour of the Palace was amazing. Afternoon tea at St. Ermins was a great end to the tour.

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One of the fooditems they were offering. These biscuits were so delicious.

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Front and center as the horses came by for the shift change

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