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Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony

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The Queen’s official London home, Buckingham Palace ranks among England’s most famous landmarks—yet it’s only open to the public two months each year. With this tour, you’ll secure your audio-guided visit to the palace’s State Rooms during the often-sold-out summer opening. A guided stroll through St. James's Park and front-row views of the Changing of the Guard (your guide knows the best spots along the Mall to watch the ceremony) also included.
  • Guaranteed admission to Buckingham Palace, only open two months each year
  • Explore the palace’s State Rooms on an audio tour
  • Guide knows the best spots to watch the Changing of the Guard
  • Tour begins with a stroll through one of London's eight Royal Parks
What to Expect
Meet your guide at a central London location before strolling through St. James’s Park—one of the capital’s eight Royal Parks—to get to Buckingham Palace. You’ll experience the palace at its liveliest with the Changing of the Guard, a traditional ceremony that sees guards wearing red jackets and bearskin hats on the march, accompanied by a military band. Or, on days when the ceremony isn’t held, learn about Buckingham Palace’s history and intrigue on a walking tour. Next, guaranteed admission means you’ll have the rare chance to enter Buckingham Palace, which is only open to the public two months each year (and which always sells out). Plug in your audio guide and see the palace’s sumptuous State Rooms—used today for royal events—up close. Your tour concludes at the palace gates.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Duke of York Column, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AJ, UK
2h 45m
Return Details
Spur Road, Spur Rd, London SW1A 1AA, UK
  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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knowledge and helpful tour guide, getting inside to see the palace without waiting in long lines was awesome, took time to enjoy pastries and refreshments after the guided tour of the palace. The history and artworks were amazing. We were lucky to see events from several
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We were very happy with the Warner Brother Harry Potter studios Tour with City Wonders and hoped we would get a similar experience at the Buckingham Palace. Unfortunately the Buckingham Palace offered only audio guides (headset with a small machine that hangs round your neck)
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It was an amazing trip. We were glad we got to see this historical location and the change of guards. My wife and I enjoyed every bit of it. Glad it was NOT raining that day, otherwise it would have been miserable.
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Had a lovely tour! Marney was great and had a lot of the behind the scenes access and knew exactly when to move the group so that we’d get the best view and pictures. She had a great attitude and was an awesome tour guide. Buckingham Palace was gorgeous and there was a lot of
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Before the changing of the Guard band marches into the grounds and perform. During the summer the changing of the guard ceremony does not happen every day. Can check the calendar on line to find out when it does. During August and September, the public may visit the state
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h 45m
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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