Royal London Sightseeing Tour With Changing Of The Guard Ceremony

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Overview

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.

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Highlights

  • Hotel pickup included
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Led by a Blue Badge guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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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. Upgrade your experience to include an open-date ticket for the London Eye.
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Inclusions for Royal London Sightseeing Tour With Changing Of The Guard Ceremony

  • Hotel pick-up, selected hotels only (until March 31, 2017)

  • 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)

  • London Eye standard flight (if option selected)

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Exclusions for Royal London Sightseeing Tour With Changing Of The Guard Ceremony

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Gratuities (optional)

  • Hotel drop off

  • Hotel pick-up (from April 1, 2017)

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Additional Info

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.

Please note: hotel pick-up is included from selected London hotels until March 31, 2017. Please contact the supplier directly 48-hours in advance to arrange

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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146 reviews by the users

  • On 20-Nov-2016

    I would preferred a walking tour . The guide was extremaly nice .

  • On 23-Sep-2016

    Provided us with a good overview of London. The guide was knowledgeable.

  • On 31-Aug-2016

    The tour feels a bit random. Photo stops are too short to see anything.

  • On 30-Aug-2016

    Excellent tour great view

  • On 23-Aug-2016

    The guide has a wide knowledge in history, but watching the changing of guards was a bit chaotic, I presume just too many people in that area !

  • On 15-Aug-2016

    We did not see the changing of the Guard. It turned out that all we saw was the Horseguard. Marching in. This tour was disappointing overall.

  • On 10-Aug-2016

    I took the same trip two years ago, and it was much better. I mainly did it again so my mom could see the changing of the guard. Two years ago, our tour guide put us in a much better position to see it. This time, we couldn't even see it. I could have done a better job on my own. We saw very little this time compared to 2 years ago.

  • On 31-Jul-2016

    A great experience. Recommend seeing this. We were there the day the Prime Ministers were changing so there was much bigger crowd. Our tour guide was awesome getting us to good locations for watching and taking pictures.

  • On 31-Jul-2016

    Our our guide was changed at the last minute and we were without a guide for the first 10 minutes of the trip. The more disappointing aspect was not seeing the changing of the guards which was our primary reason for booking this tour. Finally, our tour guide lost a few people along the way and did not seem concerned about their welfare. Very unfortunate experience for us.

  • On 24-Jul-2016

    Richard was a very informative tour guide. We enjoyed the tour very much. We were able to see the guards on horseback for the parade

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