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Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard CeremonyActivity ID16056455
5.0/528 Reviews
Available from 07-21
Conditional Cancellation
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All entrance fees included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Stop At: St. James's Park, London, 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, London, 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, London, 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, London, 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

Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
Departure Point: Duke of York Column

Return Details: Spur Rd, London SW1A 1AA, UK
10:30am - English option:
Tour option details are as follows:
Option Descriptions: Buckingham Palace Tour including Changing of the Guard Ceremony with an English Guide departing at 10:30am09:45am - English option:
Option Descriptions: Buckingham Palace Tour including Changing of the Guard Ceremony with an English Guide departing at 09:45am

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


Hotel pickup and drop-off


Food and drinks

Change & Refund Policies

Free cancellation at or before 00:01 at least 2 days before the date of use

Cancellations made after 00:01 at least 2 days before the date of use will incur a cancellation fee of 100%

Partial cancellation of this booking is not permitted

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Important Information

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


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