Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony

Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony

Greater London, United Kingdom

 

 

Experience London’s royal heritage and pageantry on a 2.5-hour experience that combines a visit to Buckingham Palace with the Changing of the Guard. Enjoy the colorful spectacle of the Changing of the Guard ceremony, and then enter the magnificent palace with a tour host for an independent audio tour of the State Rooms, an experience only available for two months of the year. Admire the lavish rooms that are used by the royals for State and ceremonial events, as you discover the palace’s history from the audio guide.

Please note: Buckingham Palace is only open to the public for approx. eight weeks each year. Tickets sell out fast, so book now to avoid disappointment

 

Duration

2 hours 45 minutes

 

Voucher Requirements

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

 

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Depending on the day you will see either the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace or Horse Guards Parade. The Changing of the Guard is subject to changes in date, time and cancellation at the discretion of British authorities.
  • On occasional Sundays may be rescheduled to early morning, this will then be replaced with an extended walking tour.
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Cancellation due to bad weather is not announced before 11AM. When this occurs, customers will still see a ‘wet change’ during which the guards march but without the usual music or parade.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

 

Prices

Name Description Price From
10:30am - English option 10:30 Buckingham Palace Tour including Changing of the Guard Ceremony with an English Guide departing at 10:30am $118
09:45am - English option 09:45 Buckingham Palace Tour including Changing of the Guard Ceremony with an English Guide departing at 09:45am $118

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Descriptions

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 courteous guide at a central London location and stroll through the verdant splendor of St. James’ Park to Buckingham Palace, the majestic official residence of Her Majesty the Queen.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Stop at a prime position before the gates to behold the impressive Changing of the Guards Ceremony, a colorful and traditional performance that combines vibrantly dressed soldiers with rhythmic drum beats.

Please note: If there is heavy rain — or if the Changing of the Guard is rescheduled to early morning (as on some Sundays) — the ceremony will be replaced with a walking tour.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

See immaculately groomed horses and the beautifully dressed Household Cavalry canter across Horse Guards Parade, and then prepare to enter one of Britain’s most iconic cultural institutions.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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 independent exploration of Queen Elizabeth II’s luxurious State Apartments. Delight in opulent ornaments like sparkling chandeliers, classic artworks and elegantly upholstered furniture as you discover the historical rooms.

Return to the outside of Buckingham Palace and bid your guide farewell at this central location.

Duration: 1 hour

 

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

 

Departure Point

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

 

Return Details

Spur Road, Spur Rd, London SW1A 1AA, UK

 

Operates

Daily

 

Supplier

City Wonders UK

 

Inclusions

  • Professional host
  • Audio guide for Buckingham Palace
  • Changing of the Guard ceremony
  • Headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide
  • Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace

 

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

 

Terms and Conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Service Fee:

Rail Europe service fee of $30 (or non-refundable if less than $30 ) per passenger per sector is applicable for cancellation and amendments.

 

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