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Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony & Afternoon Tea

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    Greet your guide at a central London location and take a picturesque stroll through St James’s Park to Buckingham Palace, the magnificent official residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Stop in a prime position either along The Mall, by Horse Guards Parade or in front of the palace to behold the Changing of the Guard, a colorful and traditional ceremony that combines vibrantly dressed soldiers and rhythmic drum beats.
    Then, prepare to enter one of Britain’s most iconic cultural institutions. 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 a fascinating discovery of the luxurious chambers; marvel at opulent accessories like suspended chandeliers, classic artworks and sumptuous furniture as you explore the gorgeous State Apartments.
    When your tour of Buckingham Palace concludes, head to an elegant venue to pleasure your palate to an enticing array known as afternoon tea. Indulge in this 18th-century tradition in the elegant surroundings of your hotel dining area and enjoy scones smothered with sweet preserves and thick clotted cream, and dainty finger sandwiches filled with fine ingredients.
    Bid your guide farewell inside the hotel, where the tour concludes. 
    Please note: if there is heavy rain on the day of your tour, the Changing of the Guard ceremony will be replaced with a visit to the Guard’s Chapel.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Booked this online with 2 other friends . The meeting place was easy to find with instructions . Be aware there is no toilet stop after you get out of the palace . St James pArk and changing of the guards was good then saw...More

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We thoroughly enjoyed the changing of the horse guards (the regular change didn't happen because of rain). Then we had a great walk over to Buckingham Palace. It was a well organized tour inside, which was great. We then walked over to a great hotel...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank tracycI9095IH
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Third day of our London area tours. Was a fun trip with a very interesting guide. We missed the afternoon tea because we didn’t find the guide. I called City Wonder Uk to try and see if I could get to the tea on my...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Safari445174
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Our tour guide was Karen. She could not have been sweeter and kind. She was full of knowledge, had a sense of humor, held great conversations, and was the perfect English lady to guide our tour. We had a great view of the changing of...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank kimberhawk283
    Reviewed 8 October 2018

    This was such an enjoyable and informative tour thanks to our guide, Marnie. I just loved her bubbly and upbeat personality. She just knew all types of great information, and she was so funny. She took us to a great spot for the Changing of...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
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    Response from Sheila D | Reviewed this property |
    We got to tour the inside. Buckingham Palace is open for public tours in August and September. We happened to be London in September so jumped on the tour.
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    Response from Christine L | Reviewed this property |
    Yes. She had already gone to Scotland when I visited. The change happens most days during the summer.
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