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Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony

  • Guaranteed admission to Buckingham Palace, only open two months each year
  • Explore the palace’s State Rooms on an audio tour
  • Guide knows the best spots to watch the Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony
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Buckingham Palace Tour including Changing of the Guard Ceremony with an English Guide departing at 10:30am
From US$75.01
10:00am - English option
Buckingham Palace Tour including Changing of the Guard Ceremony with an English Guide departing at 10am
From US$75.01

The Queen’s official London home, Buckingham Palace ranks among England’s most famous landmarks—yet it’s only open to the public two months each year. With this tour, you’ll secure your audio-guided visit to the palace’s State Rooms during the often-sold-out summer opening. A guided stroll through St. James's Park and front-row views of the Changing of the Guard (your guide knows the best spots along the Mall to watch the ceremony) also included.

What to Expect
Meet your guide at a central London location before strolling through St. James’s Park—one of the capital’s eight Royal Parks—to get to Buckingham Palace.

You’ll experience the palace at its liveliest with the Changing of the Guard, a traditional ceremony that sees guards wearing red jackets and bearskin hats on the march, accompanied by a military band. Or, on days when the ceremony isn’t held, learn about Buckingham Palace’s history and intrigue on a walking tour.

Next, guaranteed admission means you’ll have the rare chance to enter Buckingham Palace, which is only open to the public two months each year (and which always sells out). Plug in your audio guide and see the palace’s sumptuous State Rooms—used today for royal events—up close. Your tour concludes at the palace gates.
Reviews (323)
1 - 5 of 41 reviews
Reviewed October 12, 2018
Queen for a day!

Wow the audio tour is really great. It's so much fun to be able to walk around in the Palace and know that the queen is there doing her thing. We went on her summer vacation away from the Palace so we were lucky to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Cindy H
Reviewed October 5, 2018
Wow! Just beautiful!

My party was fortunate to be able to view many rooms that are otherwise off limits while Queen Elizabeth was out on holiday. The palace is absolutely beautiful! There are many paintings on display that are also worth seeing. It was a bit confusing as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Sandra C
Reviewed October 3, 2018
"The Queen"

This tour was fantastic. The guide was excellent. He gave a lot of history and very knowledgeable. Great tour.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank LT_travels2013
Reviewed October 2, 2018
Buckingham Palace tour

Booked the tickets through the official Buckingham Palace web site. Picked the day and time on the site and things couldn't have been smoother. You receive an email confirmation almost instantly which you take with to exchange for tickets at the Palace. The tour and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank johnbI715PW
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

For the changing of the guard, arrive 30 mins before to get a good spot. Ask the police on where to best stand if you want to move about because some areas are blocked off once the procession starts. I really enjoyed my experience -...More

1  Thank Kate M
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Mary M
October 5, 2018|
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Response from Gracieladsaenz | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think it is wheelchair accessible. They make you leave strollers at the entrance and there are a lot of stairs. It is well worth the walk!!
Mary M
October 5, 2018|
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Response from David T | Reviewed this property |
I am led to believe that buckingham palace does have wheel chair access via a slightly alternative route to the one up a set of stairs at after the main tourist entrance but I would check the tour guide website to confirm... More
Lorelei V
August 16, 2018|
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Response from Nikiryfo | Reviewed this property |
2-2.5 hours depending on how kind the queue is for the palace
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