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2.5-Hour London Walking Tour w/ Westminster Abbey
(5 Reviews)
Product Code: 3010-82945
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Westminster Abbey interior tour
  • • Whitehall
  • • Horse Guards Parade
  • • St James Park
  • • Buckingham Palace exterior tour
  • • Small groups of 25 or fewer
  • • Audio headsets available
Tour Code
3010-82945
Duration
2.5 hours
Departure City
London
End City
London
Tour Type:
Walking
Language:
English
Itinerary
Day 01
London

London

Westminster Abbey is one of the world’s great churches, and for 1000 years has been the site of royal coronations. This incredible 700 year old building is a must-see for any visitor to London and a significant structure in British history. It has welcomed Kings, Queens and statesmen, royal weddings (most recently Prince William and Kate Middleton) and state funerals. You may not have been invited to the Royal Wedding, but you can feel like royalty as you enjoy a tour led by an expert local guide, who will point out the most important and fascinating aspects of this great monument.

Every British monarch since William the Conqueror in 1066 has been crowned in Westminster Abbey, the most recent being Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. You’ll see the Coronation Chair, commissioned in 1296 by Edward the Confessor, as well as his shrine. It is also the burial place of 17 British monarchs, the Unknown Soldier (buried in French soil and covered by a slab of Belgian marble) and many of Britain’s greatest poets who lie in Poet’s Corner.

After your visit to the Abbey, your guide will lead you to the Changing of the Guards. This world-famous ceremony takes place either at Buckingham Palace or at Horse Guards Parade, depending on the day. Your guide will make sure you are in a prime position to enjoy the best views at this crowded event. Enjoy commentary regarding the history and pageantry behind the ceremony - see the Queen’s Foot Guards, with their red tunics and unmistakable bearskin hats, march to Buckingham Palace together with the military band or the Household Cavalry, complete with plumed silver helmets, ride in on their magnificent horses.

End your tour at Buckingham Palace, the residence of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. See the famous balcony where the royal family appears during major events, and hear stories of intruders and princes scaling the walls to get both inside and out!

Tips:
Sites Visited Inside:

- Westminster Abbey

Sites Visited Outside:

- Whitehall
- Horse Guards Parade
- St James’s Park
- Buckingham Palace

The tour ends outside Buckingham Palace around 11:45am.
Meeting Point
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Time Region Location Full Address
9:15AM London Westminster Abbey 20 Deans Yd, London SW1P 3PA, United Kingdom
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Westminster Abbey entrance fee and Skip-the-Line access
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

Package Excludes

  • Tips for tour guide
  • Hotel pick-up, drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Special Notes
  • Please note that Westminster Abbey is subject to last minute, unforeseen closures.
  • 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. Westminster Abbey does not permit large or bulky items of luggage. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour. There are no cloakroom facilities at the Abbey in which such luggage can be stored.
  • Entrance into Westminster Abbey requires a modest dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. We cannot be held responsible for refused entry due to improper dress.
  • Depending on the day you will see either the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace or the Horse Guards Parade. The Changing of the Guard is subject to changes in date, time and cancellation at the discretion of British authorities. Cancellation due to bad weather is not announced before 11am. When this occurs, customers will still see a 'wet change' during which the guards march but without the usual music or parade.
  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking and much of the Abbey floor and steps are uneven. We recommend comfortable shoes for all guests.
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
  • Photography is not permitted in Westminster Abbey.
  • We will do everything within our power to ensure timings and itineraries are respected; however, due to issues beyond our control, timings and sites are subject to last minute changes on rare occasions.
  • 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: 17 and older
* Child: 6-16 years of age
* Participation is free for children below the age of 6.
* Tour prices are based on Pound Sterling (GBP) and converted into US dollars (USD). Constant fluctuations in the exchange rate cause prices to change on a regular basis. You will be charged the price based on the applicable exchange rate at the time of payment. All transactions are final. We do not offer discounts or compensation to those citing lower prices at a later date.

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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  • Georgina P.

    Georgina P.

    07/15/2016

    Very knowledgeable and friendly

  • Rajic C.

    Rajic C.

    07/08/2016

    Great guide. Very knowledgeable. Had a great time.

  • Sheila C.

    Sheila C.

    07/06/2016

    I found the Westminster Abbey and the Changing of the Guard Group to be an excellent tour, just the correct length of time, and offering an exemplary and praiseworthy commendation for our Tour Guide Donal O'Hagan. Donal’s knowledge, and his...is integral placement for our group, for photos of the Changing of the Guard photo opportunity, and interest in our group made the tour both inspiring and moving. Mr. O’Hagan is responsible for making this tour and I am rating it five stars. Read full review

  • Brittany G.

    Brittany G.

    06/27/2016

    Alison was amazing. She really gave us a very thorough and informative tour of the Abbey. She gave us some great side stories about many of the famous people buried within the Abbey. Also, added some cute stories about the kings and queens ...and their lifestyles. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour! Read full review

  • David V.

    David V.

    04/01/2016

    Donal was great, he was knowledgeable and showed a passion for his work.

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