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Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony & Afternoon Tea provided by City Wonders

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

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Overview
Cover three quintessentially British experiences on this half-day tour of London. Walk through St. James' Park to Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard ceremony and take a self-guided audio tour of the opulent State Rooms. Then walk or taxi to a renowned hotel for an afternoon tea of finger sandwiches, scones, and tea. Book early to ensure your special admission ticket for Buckingham Palace.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Duke of York Column
    St. James's, London SW1Y 5AJ, UK
    By the Duke of York Column, Waterloo Place, 9 Carlton Terrace, London SW1Y 5AJ. This is the tall column with a statue on top. PLEASE NOTE! THE MEETING POINT IS NOT AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE.
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  • 1
    St. James's Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    Changing of the Guard
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Buckingham Palace
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Buckingham Gate
    Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London, UK
    Inside Buckingham Palace
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Highlights
  • Combine sightseeing in London with afternoon tea at an elegant hotel
  • Visit Buckingham Palace when it is open to the public for two months only
  • Hear commentary from your guide and the Buckingham Palace audio tour
  • Includes afternoon tea and audio guide at the Buckingham Palace
Important Information
Departure Point
Duke of York Column, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AJ, UK
Duration
4h 45m
Return Details
Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London, UK
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Audio guide at Buckingham Palace
  • Afternoon tea
  • Entrance ticket for Buckingham Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair/stroller accessible
  • Unable to accommodated strollers and baby carriages
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note: Changing of the Guard will not operate in heavy rain and on occasional Sundays the changing of the guards may be rescheduled to early morning, this will be replaced with an extended walking tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Maria C wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
David our Tour Guide created a memorable day. My mother laughed at his jokes and was able to keep up with the tour group with ease. David made sure everyone moved safely and smoothly across the 3 locations. He also ensured we all had a clear view of the procession and shared his
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Amy G wrote a review Sep 2019
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Wonderful informative tour perfectly timed to get the best views of multiple changing of the guards. Plenty of time allowed for us to tour Buckingham palace and visit the gift shop before setting off for tea which was delicious! Highly enjoyed the day!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Val F wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Buckingham palace fab day Jo our guide excellent took us where we would get the best view changing of guard cream tea: just lovely xx
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Date of experience: August 2019
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jemantikas wrote a review Aug 2019
Merrick, New York9 contributions4 helpful votes
The tour was amazing as was our tour guide, Michael! We learned so much! Although the rain cancelled the Changing of the Guard Ceremony, we were able to see the Guard and Horse Parade. Buckingham Palace was impressive! The icing on the cake was Afternoon Tea at a beautiful
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Lisa H wrote a review Aug 2019
Melbourne, Australia865 contributions144 helpful votes
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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 Clarence House and went into the palace st our
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Good view of the guards and very informative tour guide! Highly recommended tour. Lots of fun facts and anecdotes
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Perfect way to kick off visiting the War Rooms!
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Great Time at the Changing of the Guard Tour
This changing of the guard tour was really awesome! Our tour guide was very nice and they provided a radio and earp
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Informative, fun, and amazing tour! A must do in London!
We could not have been happier with the tour and especially our tour guide, Frances. He was extremely knowledgeable
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Fantastic, Comprehensive tour
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Amazing tour
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