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Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony

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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3858EE001
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. You will also see Kensington Palace, where Diana, Princess of Wales, lived. Finally, you will experience the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace, then spend the afternoon exploring London at your leisure.


Highlights

  • Hotel pickup included
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Led by a Blue Badge guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Your morning tour of London begins with a panoramic drive up to Kensington Palace, once home to Princess Diana. Pop in your state-of-the-art Vox headphones  as your tour starts and listen to your guide talking clearly about each site. Nearby you will see the stunning Royal Albert Hall - where famous London concerts are hosted, and the historic Albert Memorial.

Continue through London to Trafalgar Square, passing Whitehall and the Prime Minister’s residence on Downing Street. On arrival at Parliament Square you’ll see more top London attractions including the Big Ben clock, the Houses of Parliament and the magnificent Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Your morning tour will then head to St. James’ Park and Buckingham Palace to see the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Accompanied by a military band, soldiers from the Queen’s Foot Guard march to Buckingham Palace in their familiar red tunics and bearskin hats. This the oldest ceremony linked to Buckingham Palace, and it is truly representative of the colorful pomp and ceremony that make the British Royal Family so fascinating..

Your tour finishes in Trafalgar Square, conveniently located in the heart of central London so you can continue your afternoon sightseeing independently.

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from Victoria Coach Station. Hotel pickup available from selected located London hotels.
Departure Time:
8:45am
Return Details:
The tour concludes at Trafalgar Square approximately 12:15pm.

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Pricing information

Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony

Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony

Inclusions:
  • Hotel pick up
  • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • Panoramic tour of London, including Parliament Square, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop off
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Occasionally there may not be a Changing of the Guard. On these occasions you will visit Horse Guards Parade, built on the site of the jousting yard of the old Whitehall Palace.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Merle Alan K, November 2014

We had a wonderful experience on our tour. Even the weather cooperated for the Changing of the Guard Ceremony.

Our only comment would be to just give us a little more information as to where we would actually meet the tour. We were glad that we walked the afternoon before and found where we needed to be. We first of all went to Victoria Station. Being Canadian it didn't click that coach station meant bus station and was a
different building and location. Then when we took the taxi the next morning he informed us that there were two Victoria Coach stations and which one did we want. It was a good thing that we had found the right one the day before.

Our tour guide was excellent and we had a great time. Thank You so much!
Merle and Joan Krause and Dave and Marlene Dow

Reviewed by: Cynthia Dawn R, August 2014

What an amazing experience! We were able to get the best views and photos of the Changing of the Guard. Our tour guide made sure of that! She was very professional, friendly, and knowledgable. She made sure we were standing in the right place at the right time to get the best pictures! The bus tour overall was relaxing and informative. I would definitely recommend this tour. Even my children had a great time (ages 6 and 10).

From AUD64.24

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Tour code: 3858EE001