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

  • 4.5-hour royal London tour including afternoon tea, led by an expert local guide
  • Stroll through St James's Park and watch the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace
  • Use a prebooked ticket to visit Buckingham Palace, a landmark only open to the public for two months each year
Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony and Afternoon Tea
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Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony and Afternoon Tea.Tour departing at 10:30am
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Delight in the quintessentially English culture of London on a 4.5-hour tour that combines three iconic British experiences. With a knowledgeable guide, watch the incredible Changing of the Guard Ceremony outside of Buckingham Palace, and then embark on an audio-guided tour of the residence’s lavish State Apartments, only open for two months of the year. Then, head to a prestigious hotel in central London and pleasure your palate with an appetizing array of finger sandwiches, soft scones and aromatic cups of English tea. Book now to avoid missing the few dates that Buckingham Palace is open to the public.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (285)
1 - 5 of 15 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2018
A Good Tour Guide Makes All the Difference

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
2  Thank Stephanie325
Reviewed 19 September 2018
Tour guide amber

Loved this tour and if you book for this tour you need to ask for tour guide amber she will make sure your trip is so enjoyable. Love London will be back for another visit

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank angiemcrock
Reviewed 13 September 2018
A Very Good Tour With an Excellent Guide - Jennifer

We took this tour on September 6. Jennifer was our guide. We were able to see the changing of the horse guard. She was able to have us stand in a location where the horses rode right in front of us. She also pointed out...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Sheila D
Reviewed 12 September 2018
Guide new the best spots

The guide knew the best spots and got us there in time for the best view of the changing of the guards.

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 8 September 2018
So good - very good tour

My husband and I did this tour last week and it was great. The main reason - our guide, Jennifer El Gammal. Jennifer was warm, knowledgeable, and very easy to get along with. The day we went, it poured the rain but Jennifer still made...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Travel525935
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19 September 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.
27 July 2018|
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.