Enjoy visit to Buckingham Palace Tour to observe the Changing of the Guard Ceremony and learn about London’s rich royal history. The traditional Changing of the Guard event, which features finely clothed troops marching to the beat of military drums, is a sight to behold.
Then, for an exclusive experience, take an individual audio tour of Buckingham Palace‘s sumptuous State Rooms. During a tour only available for two months of the year, see sumptuous chambers and learn fascinating facts about the British royalty.
- Buckingham Palace tour including the Changing of the Guard ceremony, led by a tour host
- Wander through St James’s Park and watch the famous Changing of the Guard
- Explore the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, an experience only open to the public for two months of the year
- Plug into an audio guide and learn about Queen Elizabeth II and the British Royal Family
Meet your friendly guide in central London and stroll through the verdant beauty of St. James’ Park to Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty the Queen’s imposing royal residence. Stop in front of the gates for a good view of the colorful and historic Changing of the Guards Ceremony, which features colorfully clad troops and rhythmic drum sounds.
Prepare to visit one of Britain’s most renowned cultural institutions as you watch neatly groomed horses and the gorgeously clothed Household Cavalry canter across Horse Guards Parade. As you go to the door of the regal residence, which is only open for two months of the year, listen to your guide’s informative remarks.
Put on your audio guide and go on a self-guided tour of Queen Elizabeth II’s opulent State Apartments. As you explore the ancient rooms, take in the luxurious embellishments such as brilliant chandeliers, priceless artworks, and finely upholstered furniture.
Return to Buckingham Palace‘s exterior and say your guide farewell from this central spot. Please note that if it rains heavily or if the Changing of the Guard is moved to the early morning (as it happens on some Sundays), the ceremony will be substituted by a walking tour.
Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty the Queen. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today.
In August and September, when the palace is not being used in its official capacity, visitors can enjoy the State Rooms, which form the heart of the working palace – nineteen rooms, lavishly furnished with the finest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin and Canaletto and some of the finest English and French furniture.
St. James’s Park
Greet your courteous guide at a central London location and stroll through the verdant splendor of St. James’ Park to Buckingham Palace, the majestic official residence of Her Majesty the Queen.
Changing of the Guard
Stop at a prime position before the gates to behold the impressive Changing of the Guards Ceremony, a colorful and traditional performance that combines vibrantly dressed soldiers with rhythmic drum beats. Please note: If there is heavy rain — or if the Changing of the Guard is rescheduled to early morning (as on some Sundays) — the ceremony will be replaced with a walking tour.
Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall
See immaculately groomed horses and the beautifully dressed Household Cavalry canter across Horse Guards Parade, and 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 independent exploration of Queen Elizabeth II’s luxurious State Apartments. Delight in opulent ornaments like sparkling chandeliers, classic artworks and elegantly upholstered furniture as you discover the historical rooms. Return to the outside of Buckingham Palace and bid your guide farewell at this central location.
Flights and hotel search for London