Royal London Tour with Changing of the Guard

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Duration - 3 hours

INR 3,383 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

This Royal Tour of London takes in many of the royal highlights of London, including Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton, where married on April 29, 2011. Finally, you will experience the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace, then spend the afternoon exploring London at your leisure.

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Royal London Sightseeing Tour 09:00

INR 3,383
p.p. onwards

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England

The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066, and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs. The church we see today was begun by Henry III in 1245. It’s one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, and has the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint at its heart.

Pass By: Big Ben, Parliament Sqaure Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA England

Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower.

Pass By: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England

Parliament is made up of the House of Commons and House of Lords. It is responsible for making laws, deciding taxes and scrutinising the Government.

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

St James’s Park includes The Mall and Horse Guards Parade, and is surrounded by landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Whitehall.

Pass By: Whitehall, London SW1A 2BX England

Whitehall is a road in the City of Westminster, Central London, which forms the first part of the A3212 road from Trafalgar Square to Chelsea. It is the main thoroughfare running south from Trafalgar Square towards Parliament Square.

Pass By: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England

Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the UK's sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.

Stop At: Changing of the Guard, Constitution Hill Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA England

The epitome of British pomp and military ceremony for which Britain is famous around the world. Elite soldiers from the military have been dutifully guarding the Monarch since 1660. The 7 regiments that guard the monarch, known as the 'Household Division', are so devoted to their duty that they will famously not acknowledge or allow themselves to be distracted by the public.

During the ceremony, immaculately turned out guards are accompanied by marching bands playing a rousing mix of military music, whose origins dates back to the morale-boosting songs played before the British military went into battle.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England

Trafalgar Square is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. Its name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars with France and Spain that took place on 21 October 1805 off the coast of Cape Trafalgar.

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace will resume from Monday the 23rd August 2021 and will take place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Inclusions

  • Expert Guide
  • Superior Coach incl. Wifi & USB charging on board
  • Personal Audio Headset

Departure time

09:00 AM


Departure point

Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK


Recent reviews

MALS984   31st May 2022

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Our family of four (two teens) did the London in a day. We only had three days in London and wanted to pack in as much as we could. Norma was our tour guide. She was excellent and kept up interested. This was perfect for us since we didn't have enough scheduled time in London to do all of these things in a more relaxed way. We appreciated how she did her best to make The Changing of the Guard experience interesting, despite the fact that Buckingham Palace is blocked due to Jubilee preparation. My only complaint is that the bus did not have wifi. We were told when we booked that wifi would be available. This was a disappointment.

WilliamG_P   14th May 2022

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Changing of the Guard and explanation of all the landmark sights. Guide Leslye was outstanding. Incredible wealth of information.

LorettaB1971   17th March 2020

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Our tour guide Norma was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed all of the attractions we were able to see in a single day. Highly recommend this day tour - especially those with only a few days in London. Very worth it!

Kris f   24th February 2020

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We took the 3 hr tour where we expected to hear relevant commentary regarding the ‘Royal’ places listed for the tour. We acknowledge that we saw a number of ‘Royal’ areas/palaces etc however our guide Anthony was too busy talking about himself that a number of known significant places were missed e.g. the V&A! His unedited, disrespectful, sexist, racist commentary meant that any positive aspects of the tour were overwhelmed by his behaviour to the point where we removed our earpieces when we were outside; we were denied such a luxury when captive in the bus. We would recommend the Tour however some performance review of this Guide’s presentation should be undertaken otherwise I’m sure further negative comments will follow. We have travelled a lot particularly over the last 5 weeks in Norway, Scotland & now England & Anthony (ex military, Oxford Classics degree, US history writer - we could buy his book he suggested) has been our one & only poor Guide experience. It was a shame as London is a wonderful historic city; the majority of history we heard was personal, Anthony’s!

Mango2017   12th February 2020

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Great tour ! Our tour guide Sheila was amazing. Very knowledgeable, courteous & friendly. I would highly recommend.

angieott   19th August 2019

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Tour was for Sunday August 4th and there was a 100km bike race (Prudential Bike Race) which has happened every year since 2012 so it obviously is a 'known' factor. Streets and bridges were closed and we were unable to do the tour as planned but not informed ahead of time. I even called on Saturday the 3rd to see if it was still on and woman on the phone confirmed all was ok. No changing of the guards or horse parade, no Big Ben, Westminster or Parliament. They took us to Kensington Palace (just walked around the gardens a bit) and then drove near Buckingham Palace - we walked to the front and took pictures and that was it. As we had done our own Kensington Palace tour the day before (inside and out) it was a total waste. Tour guide told us he had advised tour company to email everyone a week before that tour would be different but we received no notice. Requesting a full refund of our monies.

LightPacker703800   2nd August 2019

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Totally enjoyed seeing All the amazing sights on this tour Wonderful experience I would recommend this tour to anyone.

Angelle_L   17th July 2019

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The driver and guide were courteous & professional. The guide had some fun stories about hotels and buildings we drove past. He would answer questions. The disappointment began when the bus arrived late and we had to chase the changing of the guard parade. When we caught up, we stood far away on the street watching the marching of the guard (new guard in, old guard out). We were not taken to view the changing of the guard ceremony in the courtyard. In fact, during the actual Changing Ceremony, we were told that not much was going on and it was suggested, if needed, use the toilets. There was little attempt to explain the true history and pageantry of the guard ceremony or share “insider knowledge” to explain what was happening and why. While we did somewhat enjoy viewing the “marching guard, from a distance” – but this fell short of expectations.

3genstraveling   17th June 2019

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Including this one, We have had 3 tours up until this point and out of all of them, this was the most boring. Really did not learn a whole lot from the guide. Difficult to see or take pictures. Luckily we were able to get off bus twice to take pictures but felt rushed. Not very engaging or interactive with the guests. There were issues with the device used to listen to guide and the guide was not as friendly as expected when asking for replacement. Guide did offer coins for restroom use at Changing of Guard Ceremony. Guide definitely knew the excellent locations to stand to watch Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Just wish we had arrived sooner. Check in was easy but signage outside of Victoria Station needs to be more clear. Guide was difficult to locate in crowd due to fact the guide used black umbrella which many others were carrying. Compared to the other tours; would not recommend.

Murray_W   2nd June 2019

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We found the guide for the half day tour to be exceptional. Gave us a good overall view of London at the start of our holiday.