Air New Zealand Activities

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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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from Victoria Coach Station. Hotel pickup available from selected located London hotels.
Departure Time:
8:45am
Duration:
3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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: Steve L, May 2015

This tour was amazing!

Reviewed by: Amber S, March 2015

The tour was great, our guide got us in the perfect position to see the changing of the guard. Everything else was to be expected from a bus tour but the bus did have wifi which was awesome

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Tour code: 3858EE001