20 Jul - 29 Sep: Daily
Approx 3 hours
Buckingham Palace Entrance: Approx. 11:45am
Bus Stop 1 Bullied Way, Buckingham palace Road, London SW1W 9SH. So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 10 mins early.
Note: Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the State Rooms of the Buckingham Palace will be closed between 25 July 2020 and 4 October 2020.
The ultimate royal London tour! You’ll enjoy a guided bus tour of the capital’s most memorable sites, most of them with royal connections, then tour Buckingham Palace, home to Britain’s monarchs for nearly 200 years.
This memorable experience begins with a sweeping bus tour that begins with the deeply historic and symbolic Westminster Abbey. Next you’ll tour St Paul’s Cathedral, the 16th century masterpiece of Sir Christopher Wren. You can enter the Quire and view the phenomenal mosaics inside.
At Buckingham Palace, you’ll witness the remarkable Changing of the Guard. This age-old ceremony is sure to delight and enthral you in its pomp and majesty!
At Buckingham Palace, you’ll make the most of ‘skip the line' entry. The Palace is open for only 8 weeks a year, so this is an opportunity not to be missed! Marvel at the splendor of the rooms, used on official occasions by The Queen to entertain her guests. Be dazzled by the beautiful ballroom and throne room, and complete your royal tour with a walk through the stunning south garden.
The Royal London & Buckingham Palace Inside Tour is the perfect excursion for anyone interested in Britain’s royal family and the famous monuments of London.
The 3-hour adventure begins when you meet the local tour operator’s representative at Visitor Centre Victoria, 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH. You will board an air-conditioned bus for a whistle stop tour of London's famous monuments and marvel at the history of London's modern masterpieces from the comfort of your seat. A guide will provide an entertaining and informative commentary as you drive along.
Your first stop will be Westminster Abbey, which of course has held much significance in terms of royal history. Have your cameras ready for this spectacular site!
Next, you’ll stand in awe at the magnificent St Paul's Cathedral, towering over the City of London. Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece has stood the test of time. You’ll enter the Quire and marvel at the beautiful mosaics inside.
At Buckingham Palace, you’ll sure to be entertained by a visit to the Royal Horseguards Museum, where you can even try on the official uniform of the troops. Then you’ll enjoy the unforgettable spectacle of the Changing of the Guard. A mass of red tunics and bearskins, with stately Buckingham Palace as accompaniment, is not to be missed! When, on occasion, this ceremony is not available, we will visit the Horse Guards Parade instead.
And finally, inside Buckingham Palace itself. 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 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.
Your tour concludes at Buckingham Palace at approximately 1200h (12 noon), although you can stay on longer at the Palace if you like.
Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you rather print a copy- that's fine too).
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.
You must bring the e-ticket provided to gain entry to this tour.
On Sunday due to Church services, there is no guiding inside St Paul’s Cathedral.
The Changing of the Guard may not take place under adverse weather conditions. If this occurs we will visit the Horse Guards for a photo stop instead.
Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day.
They must be checked in and reclaimed at the exit. Baby-carriers are available for loan.
For safety reasons, pushchairs are not permitted in the Buckingham Palace State Rooms
Any guest booking student rates will be asked to provide a valid student ID on the day of the activity
We really enjoyed this tour! To our surprise when we arrived in London and rang to confirm they offered to pick us up from the hotel across from where we were staying which meant...
Our tour guide was excellent (I believe his name was David Sims or Simmons). Really enjoyed the Buckingham Palace Tour. Should allow time at St.Paul's to climb tower (we did...
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