Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing Of The Guard Ceremony - London

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs 45 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    Monday to Saturday: , 10:30am , Sunday: , 10am
  • Departure Details :
    Duke of York Column, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AJ, UK,
  • Return Details :
    Spur Road, Spur Rd, London SW1A 1AA, UK
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This 2.5-hour audio-guided experience combines the best of Buckingham Palace with the Changing of the guard ceremony. Enjoy the colorful spectacle of the Changing of the guard, and then enter the magnificent palace with a tour host for an independent audio tour of the State Rooms, an experience only available for two months of the year. Book this perfect tour to explore the royal London

Please note: Buckingham Palace is only open to the public for approx. eight weeks each year. Tickets sell out fast, so book now to avoid disappointment. 


  • All entrance fees included
  • Chance to explore at your own pace

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Start at : St. james's park, London, England

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.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Changing of the guard, London, England

Stop at a prime position before the gates to witness 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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Horse guards parade at Whitehall, London, England

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Buckingham Palace, London, England

Listen to illuminating commentary from your guide as you stroll to the entrance of the regal residence which is only open for two months of the year. Pop in your audio guide and embark on an independent exploration of Queen Elizabeth II's luxurious State Apartments. See the 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.

Duration: 1 hour


Professional guide

Changing of the Guard ceremony

Audio guide for Buckingham Palace

Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace

Headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide



Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Not wheelchair accessible.

Near public transportation.

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.

Depending on the day, you will see either the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace or Horse Guards Parade. The Changing of the Guard is subject to changes in date, time and cancellation at the discretion of British authorities.

On occasional Sundays, it may be rescheduled to early morning, this will then be replaced with an extended walking tour.

Cancellation due to bad weather is not announced before 11 AM. When this occurs, customers will still see a wet change during which the guards march but without the usual music or parade.

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