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Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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    Stop At: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England

    While most tourists pass by Buckingham Palace, few stop to understand what the royal guards are all about. It’s more than just a show — it’s a real part of the military’s duties! On this tour, you’ll learn the history of the regiments as you begin to explore iconic London sites starting at Trafalgar Square. Explore the Horse Guards Palace to learn about the Calvary on Guard, including London’s biggest four-legged inhabitants. You’ll continue up the Duke of York Steps, catching glimpses of the regal Admiralty Arch. Discuss monarchs by the statues of George VI and Elizabeth before heading along the Mall to St. James Palace to witness the inspection of the guards headed off to duty, to protect the queen. Follow the new regiment along the Mall to the monumental Buckingham Palace and enjoy the entire spectacle as the New and Old Guards change places before following the Old Guard back to Wellington Barracks. Appreciate this most British of British moments in a way that few tourists do, learning about the pomp and parades while watching them unfold in front of you.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Admiralty Arch The Mall Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, London SW1A 2WH England

    While most tourists pass by Buckingham Palace, few stop to understand what the royal guards are all about. It’s more than just a show — it’s a real part of the military’s duties! On this tour, you’ll learn the history of the regiments as you begin to explore iconic London sites starting at Trafalgar Square. Explore the Horse Guards Palace to learn about the Calvary on Guard, including London’s biggest four-legged inhabitants. You’ll continue up the Duke of York Steps, catching glimpses of the regal Admiralty Arch. Discuss monarchs by the statues of George VI and Elizabeth before heading along the Mall to St. James Palace to witness the inspection of the guards headed off to duty, to protect the queen. Follow the new regiment along the Mall to the monumental Buckingham Palace and enjoy the entire spectacle as the New and Old Guards change places before following the Old Guard back to Wellington Barracks. Appreciate this most British of British moments in a way that few tourists do, learning about the pomp and parades while watching them unfold in front of you.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX England

    While most tourists pass by Buckingham Palace, few stop to understand what the royal guards are all about. It’s more than just a show — it’s a real part of the military’s duties! On this tour, you’ll learn the history of the regiments as you begin to explore iconic London sites starting at Trafalgar Square. Explore the Horse Guards Palace to learn about the Calvary on Guard, including London’s biggest four-legged inhabitants. You’ll continue up the Duke of York Steps, catching glimpses of the regal Admiralty Arch. Discuss monarchs by the statues of George VI and Elizabeth before heading along the Mall to St. James Palace to witness the inspection of the guards headed off to duty, to protect the queen. Follow the new regiment along the Mall to the monumental Buckingham Palace and enjoy the entire spectacle as the New and Old Guards change places before following the Old Guard back to Wellington Barracks. Appreciate this most British of British moments in a way that few tourists do, learning about the pomp and parades while watching them unfold in front of you.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St. James's Park, Horse Guards Road The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ England

    While most tourists pass by Buckingham Palace, few stop to understand what the royal guards are all about. It’s more than just a show — it’s a real part of the military’s duties! On this tour, you’ll learn the history of the regiments as you begin to explore iconic London sites starting at Trafalgar Square. Explore the Horse Guards Palace to learn about the Calvary on Guard, including London’s biggest four-legged inhabitants. You’ll continue up the Duke of York Steps, catching glimpses of the regal Admiralty Arch. Discuss monarchs by the statues of George VI and Elizabeth before heading along the Mall to St. James Palace to witness the inspection of the guards headed off to duty, to protect the queen. Follow the new regiment along the Mall to the monumental Buckingham Palace and enjoy the entire spectacle as the New and Old Guards change places before following the Old Guard back to Wellington Barracks. Appreciate this most British of British moments in a way that few tourists do, learning about the pomp and parades while watching them unfold in front of you.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Clarence House, St. James's Palace, London SW1A 2WH England

    While most tourists pass by Buckingham Palace, few stop to understand what the royal guards are all about. It’s more than just a show — it’s a real part of the military’s duties! On this tour, you’ll learn the history of the regiments as you begin to explore iconic London sites starting at Trafalgar Square. Explore the Horse Guards Palace to learn about the Calvary on Guard, including London’s biggest four-legged inhabitants. You’ll continue up the Duke of York Steps, catching glimpses of the regal Admiralty Arch. Discuss monarchs by the statues of George VI and Elizabeth before heading along the Mall to St. James Palace to witness the inspection of the guards headed off to duty, to protect the queen. Follow the new regiment along the Mall to the monumental Buckingham Palace and enjoy the entire spectacle as the New and Old Guards change places before following the Old Guard back to Wellington Barracks. Appreciate this most British of British moments in a way that few tourists do, learning about the pomp and parades while watching them unfold in front of you.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England

    While most tourists pass by Buckingham Palace, few stop to understand what the royal guards are all about. It’s more than just a show — it’s a real part of the military’s duties! On this tour, you’ll learn the history of the regiments as you begin to explore iconic London sites starting at Trafalgar Square. Explore the Horse Guards Palace to learn about the Calvary on Guard, including London’s biggest four-legged inhabitants. You’ll continue up the Duke of York Steps, catching glimpses of the regal Admiralty Arch. Discuss monarchs by the statues of George VI and Elizabeth before heading along the Mall to St. James Palace to witness the inspection of the guards headed off to duty, to protect the queen. Follow the new regiment along the Mall to the monumental Buckingham Palace and enjoy the entire spectacle as the New and Old Guards change places before following the Old Guard back to Wellington Barracks. Appreciate this most British of British moments in a way that few tourists do, learning about the pomp and parades while watching them unfold in front of you.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Babylon Tours London, 80 Cathcart Road, London SW10 9DJ England

    Say “Cheerio” to the dusty, stodgy tours of yesteryear. At Babylon Tours, our London is fresh and engaging – the one that you probably want to experience. Join us on a private or small group tour through the National Gallery and the British Museum or hit the streets through a historic tour of the center and (maybe) catch a glimpse of Kate or the rest of the royal family. Our young, energetic guides at Babylon Tours will introduce you to London in the best way possible, from Big Ben to the street art of its multicultural East End.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, UK
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Westminster, London, UK
    Inclusions
    • Semi-Private Walking Tour
    • Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 8 Guests Maximum
    • Professional Tour Guide
    • Duration 2 Hours
    Exclusions
    • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
    • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
    • Tour is NOT available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
    • Maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Notes: Changing the Guard can sometimes be cancelled, especially in wet weather. The decision to cancel can be made, by the Captain of the Guard , sometimes as late as 10:45 on the day. This means we cannot update our website in time to help people en-route or already at the Palace.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 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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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and great at getting us right in the action to see the changing of the guard up close!!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Josh D
    Reviewed 3 September 2019

    Kathy is a wonderful and personable docent. She gave me concise and interesting explanation and stories of the key pieces of art work. Depsite studying art in school and reading on my own, I tend to remember the meanings of paintings by listening to people...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Arturo A
    Reviewed 27 July 2019

    Becky was our guide, her knowledge, her ability to avoid the large crowds was exceptional.Her general knowledge and great communication skills was perfect for our adult group of four.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank travel1newhampshire
    Reviewed 25 July 2019

    Kathy was amazing and super knowledgeable!! It was like walking around with a local friend! It was well paced and with her helpful knowledge we were able to see so many different aspects of the changing of the guard!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Meghans9777
    Reviewed 5 July 2019

    We had a great time on our walk to Buckingham Palace. Becky was our tour guide. She was very friendly and informative. We learned a lot and had a fun time doing it!

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank doesfamilyfun2019
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