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Buckingham Palace & Windsor Castle Tour From London

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Highlights

  • Combine two magnificent attractions in one great day out
  • See Buckingham Palace during its summer opening period
  • View the special exhibition for 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
  • Tour the official residence of British monarchs since 1837
  • Imagine yourself dancing with royalty in the beautiful ballroom
  • View priceless paintings by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci
  • See an incredible doll house with running water and working lifts

Overview

This is the perfect tour for anyone who wants to see how a royal family lives. You’ll tour Buckingham Palace, home to Britain’s monarchs for nearly 200 years, and wander around Windsor Castle, the Queen’s favorite weekend residence.

Buckingham Palace is open for only 8 weeks a year, so this is an opportunity not to be missed! You’ll marvel at the splendor of the rooms, used on official occasions by The Queen to entertain her guests. You’ll be dazzled by the beautiful ballroom and throne room, before completing your royal tour with a walk through the stunning south garden.

Meanwhile, Windsor Castle perches proudly on a lush wooded hill overlooking the Thames. Dating back to Norman times, with sweeping landscaped gardens and the turreted Round Tower, it’s easy to see why it’s the Queen’s favourite weekend residence.

Enjoy a fascinating through-the-keyhole peek at the lavish State Apartments, home to priceless artworks by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci, and visit St. George’s Chapel, the atmospheric final resting place of former monarchs, including the much-married Henry VIII. You can visit Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, a truly incredible structure complete with working lifts, running water, electricity and wine bottles, all in miniature!

Itinerary

The Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Tour takes you to two magnificent royal residences.

The adventure begins when you meet the local tour operator’s representative at Victoria.

Our special timed entry ensures a breath-taking visit to the official residence of Britain’s sovereigns since 1837. You will arrive at the Visitor Entrance on Buckingham Palace Road, where you will be welcomed by members of the Warden team, deposit your bags and collect a complimentary audio tour.

After visiting the 19 State Rooms and the Special Exhibition for 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II you will walk out into the Palace Garden. Before leaving you can enjoy a walk along the south side of the Palace garden, past the famous lake.

After the Buckingham Palace Tour, please make your way back to the Visitor Center in Victoria and check in for the ‘Simply Windsor’ tour at 1345h (1:45pm). Your driver will take you straight to Windsor for your visit. This tour is unescorted but, on arrival at Windsor, audio guides will be available in different languages (English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish).

Magnificent Windsor is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and the Queen's favorite weekend home. Its rich history spans almost 1000 years. Highlights of your Windsor visit will include the following:

• Magnificent State Apartments furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection
St George's Chapel (one of the loveliest ecclesiastical buildings in England and the burial place of 10 monarchs including Henry VIII)
Queen Mary's Dolls House, an exquisite masterpiece in miniature
The Drawings Gallery featuring an exhibition

After enjoying Windsor Castle and its glorious grounds you will be driven back to London and will be dropped at Kensington (Gloucester Road) at approximately 1900h (7:00pm).

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Reviews

Tour was all I expected and the company isango. Are to be praised for the organising the tout... Jennifer Dunn

Had a great day visiting Buckingham Palace in the morning and Windsor Castle in the afternoon. Both were really great Amazing places to visit... L D BORTHWICK

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

02 Aug - 28 Sep: Daily

Duration

Approx 10 hours

Start time

Start time: 0900h (9:00am)
Duration: Approx 10 hours

Meeting point

Visitor Centre Victoria, 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH.
Please report at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time for check-in. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

Kensington (Gloucester Road)

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Inclusions

  • Transportation to Windsor Castle by air-conditioned coach
  • Entry to Buckingham Palace
  • Entry to Windsor Castle
  • Buckingham Palace audio guide in multiple languages
  • Windsor Castle audio guides are available in different languages (English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish)

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals and beverages

Do/Dont's

Dress for the weather and don’t forget to bring a camera!

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Please carry the copy of your voucher with you and present it to the guide at the start of your tour.

Please report at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time for check-in. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

For safety reasons, pushchairs are not permitted in the Buckingham Palace State Rooms. They must be checked in and reclaimed at the exit. Baby-carriers are available for loan.

The entry tickets to Buckingham Palace cannot be converted to a one year pass.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • A one-way system operates along the entire visitor route for safety reasons.
  • Photography and filming (for private use only) and use of mobile phones are permitted in the Palace garden. Mobile phones must be switched off elsewhere on the visitor route.
  • Clients that require mobility access must book directly with Buckingham Palace on (+44) (0)20 7766 7324.
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