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Royal London including Buckingham Palace Tickets

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Key Highlights

  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of London
  • Visit St Paul's Cathedral with special access to the Quire
  • Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • See Buckingham Palace during its summer opening period
  • Imagine yourself dancing with royalty in the beautiful ballroom
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    22 Jul to 01 Oct: Daily

    Duration

    Approx 3 hours

    Start time

    Check-in: 8:00am (you must arrive on time for check-in)
    Departure: 8:30am

    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

    Buckingham Palace

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    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.

    Itinerary

    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
    • English-speaking guide
    • Entry to St Paul’s Cathedral with special access to the Quire
    • Entry to Buckingham Palace
    • Buckingham Palace audio guide in multiple languages

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Meals and beverages
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

    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.

    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.

  • reviews
    • Loved it!!

      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...

      Nadine L Runciman, Australia, 16/Sep/2013
    • Great Tour

      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...

      Ellen Murphy, Canada, 21/Aug/2013

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