PLEASE NOTE THIS TOUR ONLY RUNS LATE JULY TO EARLY OCTOBER.
Skip-the-Line Buckingham Palace Tour and Changing of the Guard
Experience the world of royalty on a grand tour of Buckingham Palace! Get an exclusive look at the Palace’s spacious interior and witness the world-famous Changing of the Guard on a guided tour.
- Changing of the Guards (weather permitting)
- Expert tour guide
- Rare tour of State Rooms at Buckingham Palace
What’s included in the tour
- Priority skip-the-line access
- Audio headsets
About this London tour
This tour features skip-the-line priority access. There’s no need to wait in lines to secure admission. Your Buckingham Palace experience comes with audio headsets for thorough insight during your tour.
Step inside the ornate walls of the one of the world’s most regal residences, Buckingham Palace! Go on an exclusive tour of the Palace’s State Rooms where Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh live. This tour is only available from late July to early October, so it’s a can’t-miss experience!
Before your Buckingham Palace tour takes you inside, witness a time-honored tradition outside: the Changing of the Guard. Get top commentary about the ritual that has been performed for years. Watch the red tunic-wearing guards in motion as your guide explains in detail the history behind the pomp and circumstance. This portion of your tour is subject to weather. Depending on the day, you will either see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace or the Horse Guards Parade.
After, prepare to immerse yourself in royal splendor as you’ve never seen before! Your Buckingham Palace tour will take you around the state rooms for a truly stunning experience. See handpicked furnishings, prestigious artwork, and the best royal décor. Your audio guide will delve into Buckingham Palace’s intricate history and its many treasures.
Please make your way to the Duke of York Column at Waterloo Place at London SW1Y 5AJ to meet your expert guide.
Photography is not permitted within Buckingham Palace, but is allowed within the gardens.
Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues.
Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we suggest you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.
Changing of the Guard will not operate in heavy rain and will be replaced with an extended walking tour. On occasional Sundays, the changing of the guards may be rescheduled to early morning, meaning that we will not be able to see it.
Tour involves 1.25 miles of walking with 104 steps at the Palace. We regret that we are unable to accommodate travelers with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages.
Walking Tour, Family Friendly, Scenic
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Special Medical Restriction
Travelers must be in good health, disclose their physical fitness and advise any conditions that might impact their participation in the tour.
Gratuities to guides providing excellent service are appreciated.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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