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Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony

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  • 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
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Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony
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Buckingham Palace Tour including Changing of the Guard Ceremony with an English Guide departing at 10:30am
US$75.82
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Buckingham Palace Tour including Changing of the Guard Ceremony with an English Guide departing at 10am
US$75.82
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Buckingham Palace Tour including Changing of the Guard Ceremony with a French guide departing at 10:30am
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Overview

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.

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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Reviewed 2 days ago
Great tour

Very nice, Julia was an excellent guide. I expected to be underwhelmed by the changing of the guard ceremony, but she did a great job of explaining the process and it was very impressive.

Thank ElizabethD3233
Reviewed 3 days ago
Amazing , Breathtaking , Magnificent .. ..

We visited the Palace in August 2018 , as in summer it only opens from July to Sep The Visit needs to be pre-planned and pre booked if you wish to avoid waiting in the que. You get options when you book for 2 or...More

Thank SagarAmlani
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
A Londoner visits the Palace

Jennifer was our guide. Immensely knowledgeable and amusing. I would highly recommend this tour. The main appeal is getting into the Palace without queueing and seeing the Changing of the guard. Something i have never done despite living in London for 20 years. The Palace...More

2  Thank JamesSimpson
Reviewed 6 days ago
Worth doing

We had a very informative guide who took us to exactly the right spot to see the horse guard parade. Very interesting facts about the buildings, monuments, traditions, the royal family Well worth the money Buckingham palace was self guided with head phones and a...More

2  Thank Trena J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
All I can say is "just book it" !

We were so happy we booked this tour. Totally worth it. Guide was fun and informative. We were in a great location to view the guard change. Going into the palace was such a special opportunity for us, would recommend to anyone. If you have...More

1  Thank ilkc26
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Lorelei V
17 August 2018|
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Response from Nikiryfo | Reviewed this property |
2-2.5 hours depending on how kind the queue is for the palace
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Jenny C
6 August 2018|
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Response from Graciela S | Reviewed this property |
We were told not to bring these items but I saw a lot of people walking around with backpacks and bags. They do not have lockers (I didn’t see any) but I think you can leave larger items (such as strollers) outside and they... More
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Anna N
1 August 2018|
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Response from 436lynnh | Reviewed this property |
Even though the tour started at 10:30am we only had a 12:15 entrance into the Palace. Up until then you walk around and watch the changing of the guard in 3 different locations. It took about half an hour to clear the... More
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