Buckingham Palace Tour + Changing of the Guard
Product Code: 3010-50431
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • A rare opportunity to explore the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace
  • • Groups of 25 people or fewer
  • • Pre-booked admission to Buckingham Palace - no waiting in line!
  • • Experience a quintessential London tradition: The Changing of the Guard
Tour Code
3010-50431
Duration
2.5 hours
Departure City
London
End City
London
Tour Type:
Sightseeing Tours
Language:
English
Itinerary

Buckingham Palace

No visit to London is complete without seeing the Changing of the Guard and visiting Buckingham Palace. On our combo tour you can do both in one day. Your guide will take to a prime location to see the Changing of the Guard, after which we'll go inside Buckingham Palace for a rare glimpse at the home of the royal family. This is a rare opportunity as the palace opens its doors to visitors for a very limited time every year.

Your royal London experience begins with the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. which takes place either at Buckingham Palace or Horse Guards Parade, depending on the day of the week. Your guide will make sure you are in a prime position to see this hugely popular and very crowded event, while filling you in on the history and pageantry behind the changing of the Queen's foot guards with their red tunics and unmistakable bearskin hats. Please keep in mind that the weather often dictates the schedule for the Changing of the Guard, which does not take place in the rain.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh open the doors of Buckingham Palace to visitors for just two months a year. This is a rare opportunity to catch a glimpse into the private residence of the royal family. Tickets are highly coveted and difficult to secure. Admission is pre-booked on our tour, which means access is guaranteed without waiting in line. See the sumptuous interiors and sparkling chandeliers of Queen Elizabeth II's private quarters. These rooms house some of the greatest treasures of the Royal Collection, including exquisite Sevres porcelain and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. With the official audio guide you'll learn all about the palace's history and traditions as well as the stories behind the lavish decor. Many of the pieces were gifts from heads of state.

Immerse yourself in the London of royals on our Buckingham Palace tour, including the Changing of the Guard!

Meeting Point
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10:45AM (MONDAY TO SATURDAY) London Duke of York column at Waterloo Place Waterloo Place, 9 Carlton Terrace, London
10:00AM (SUNDAY) London Duke of York column at Waterloo Place Waterloo Place, 9 Carlton Terrace, London
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
  • Buckingham Palace admission and booking fee
  • Headsets when appropriate, so that you can always hear your guide

Package Excludes

  • Tips
  • Hotel pick-up, drop-off
  • All personal expenses
Special Notes
  • It is the responsibility of all those joining the tour to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before scheduled departure time. Guests arriving late will not be accommodated; tickets for missed tours are not eligible for a refund.
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests in wheelchairs or those requiring special assistance. Strollers and baby carriages are not permitted on this tour.
  • Photography is not permitted inside Buckingham Palace, but is allowed in the gardens.
  • The weather in London is very unpredictable. Please bring adequate rain gear.
  • We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes as this tour involves a fair amount of walking.
  • We will do our best to be punctual and follow the itinerary. Unforeseen circumstances and other issues beyond our control do compel us to make last-minute changes on rare occasions.
  • Please note: In the event of rainy weather, the Changing of the Guard and will be replaced by an extended walking tour. This also applies to those Sundays when the Changing of the Guard is moved to an early morning time slot.
  • The local operator reserves the right to refuse participation on its tours to any guest under the influence of drugs or alcohol or to any guest whose behavior is disorderly, or poses a threat to other guests or staff.
  • Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 15 and older
* Child: 6-14 years of age
* Participation is free for children below the age of 6.
* Tour prices are based on GBP and are converted into USD. Prices will change day to day, due to the currency exchange rates. Tours booked and paid for will be charged at the current rate at which the tour price is shown. We will not refund any price differences, should prices drop for the tour. Tours will be subject to Cancellation Fees, should any changes be made for a reservation.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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I am in London for three days and would love to do your tour but would like to pay in GB pounds. Can I do this? There are two of us and will be in London 30th, 31st August and 1st September. 08/18/2016 16:57:53
Tours4Fun 08/18/2016 19:19:26

Hello Sue,

Thank you for choosing Tours4Fun!

Regrettably, cash payment options are only available for customers who are in the United States. You can choose to pay by Paypal, or Credit Card, with the bank converting your local currency to settle the tour's USD amount.

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