Private Tower of London Opening Ceremony with Changing of The Guard and Cruise

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

Overview

See the best of London’s royal highlights on a 4-hour walking tour. Begin with an early access visit to the infamous Tower of London, where you’ll see the opening ceremony and be dazzled by the Crown Jewels. Then, soak up the sights during a 30-minute Thames River cruise before taking in the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace or Horse Guards Parade. End your tour outside the palace, where you’ll learn about Queen Elizabeth II and the history of the British Royal Family.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tower of London, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB England

Visiting inside

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Visiting from outside

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Part of the walking tour

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England

Part of the walking tour

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Part of the visit

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Thames River, London England

Part of the walking tour

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions
  • VIP early-access tickets to Tower of London
  • Thames River Sightseeing Cruise
  • Headsets, when needed
  • Guided walking tour of London’s royal sights
  • Expert, English-speaking guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
  • Changing of the Guard Ceremony (If option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: Seeing the Changing of the Guard is weather dependent and on occasional Sundays may be rescheduled to early morning, this will then be replaced with an extended walking tour
  • Please note that due to the pandemic, the Tower of London opens 1 hour later until 22/10/2021 and from 02/11/2021 to 23/12/2021. For this reason, we've had to postpone our departure time by 1hour during these periods and we regret that due to time constraints, the changing of the guards ceremony cannot be included in the itinerary and will be replaced with an extended walking tour.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note that if you book your tour on Tuesday and Thursday, you’ll experience the change of the Household Cavalry.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Government-imposed COVID restrictions for entering countries and venues (e.g. booster shot, negative COVID test, vaccine certificate with a QR code) may change with little notice. It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check the official travel advice on the government websites.
Departure Point

1 Tower Hl Ter, London EC3N 4EE, UK


Return Details

Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA, UK

Voucher info

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

Duration

4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Frank_F

07 Jun, 2022

The information given by the tour guide was outstanding! He was knowledgeable and courteous. I Will recommend the tour

Dana_R

01 Jun, 2022

The description of this activity made you think you were getting more. The exchanging of the keys never happened and the guide was confused, you only get 40 minutes inside the tower of London which was not enough to see anything, the river cruise was just to get 2 stops down the river like taking the tube, and due to the construction you couldn't see much of exchanging of the guard. The price was not worth what we got.

Kat_R

01 Jun, 2022

Our family of 5 made sure we were early at the Tower, only to be told on the spot that they had to cancel our group due to a lack of guides. We understand post COVID problems, but couldn’t you have given us advance warning especially as we had a younger child with us? Luckily, we easily bought tickets at the Tower and went on a great free tour from Beefeater (#409). We will never trust City Wonders again.

Heather_P

31 May, 2022

Fantastic tour and Rob was an awesome tour guide. Great factual information and stories shared. Worth every Penny.

Taylor R

30 May, 2022

We stared the day off with our tour guide Nathan who was AMAZING! He was very knowledgeable about the history of the Tower of London and kept everyone engaged and actively made us want to learn more! Unfortunately a guard tower collapsed the day before our tour so we were not able to see the changing of the guard. This didn’t effect the trip at all as we were able to learn more about the Houses of Parliament as well as history about the royal family and the Buckingham palace as we took and extended walking tour to see both places! We would 100% recommended this to anyone traveling to London.

User's Picture Gallery

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Westminster Abbey

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One of the Beefeater guards at the Tower of London

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A picture of the Tower of London

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Big Ben. We were able to hear it before it went silent for four years.

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The guards returning to Buckingham Palace

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The new guards arriving at Horse Guard Parade

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The guards stationed at Horse Guard Parade beginning the changing ceremony

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Changing of the Guards at Horse Guard Parade

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A display of Amour in the Medieval Palace

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East Wall

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Tower of London grounds and buildings.

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The guards returning to their post after the ceremony.

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The Beefeater Guard carrying the keys to begin the opening ceremony.

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Tower of London Opening Ceremony

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Buckingham Palace Fountain

Buckingham Palace Fountain

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Changing of the guard

Changing of the guard

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Our Guide

Our Guide

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Our Guide

Our Guide

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Key ceremony at the Tower of London

Key ceremony at the Tower of London

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Boys that were killed in the Tower of London

The Princes.

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Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard and Band- can't get closer than this!

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