We arrived for vacation in London on September 25 and the next day, September 26, was my wife's birthday. We celebrated on her birthday by taking a tour of Buckingham Palace. The tour included the Changing of the Guard, an interior tour of the Buckingham Palace State Rooms and High Tea at St. Ermin's Hotel. The whole day was a wonderful experience and we have to give a lot of the credit to our guide, Augusta Harris. She kept our group well organized, got us to excellent viewing positions for the Changing of the Guards, provided us very clear information to insure that we got the most out of our tour of the staterooms and walked us to the hotel for High Tea. It was an excellent way to celebrate a birthday!
This was a fantastic tour which is only available in August/September when te Queen is at her residence in Balmoral. Our guide was womderful....she was a wealth of information and timed everything perfectly to maximize our view of the spectacular horse guards and then a stunning tour of Buckingham Palace which was truly jaw dropping! Then off toma lovely high tea at a charming hotel.... A quintessentially British day indeed!!!!! Highly recommend this itinerary!
Very informative tour. The inside view of the life of the royals was fanastic.
Excellent experience. Great guide.the palace was amazing and afternoon tea at St Ermins was lovely.
Our guide was excellent. She learned all of our names. She talked non stop with history, stories and jokes so we were all entertained and educated. We didn't really see the changing of the guard, but I didn't care. Inside the palace was the highlight for me. Afternoon tea was nice, again an entertaining education.
Experienced delightful tour guide. Buckingham Palace well worth visiting
we enjoyed the tour very much. tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining
Great Guide! Very knowledgeable and made the experience a great one.
Franco G Australia
The Tour Guide, Phillip,was very knowledgeable and made you feel welcome. Very good!
Well worth the money and time! Augusta was our guide and she was fantastic, knowledgeable, funny and an expert at navigating the crazy crowds around Buckingham Palace. She knew exactly where to go for a view of the horse guard while avoiding the masses of people at the Palace gates. Budget more time for this tour. Felt a bit rushed leaving tea to make it to a 4pm tour of Parliament.
The tour was very good. I loved our tour guide. My sister had the time of our lives. We will back again next year.
It was wonderful.. Our guide Josh was very informative ... I would recommend this tour
Can't really fault this trip, Augusta our tour guide was helpful, friendly and informative. Only small criticism was that the afternoon tea although scrummy and beautifully presented was slow as only one was waiter was serving our whole party!
Augusta was a great tour guide. She helped us to get the best position for the changing of the guards. We were able to skip the line and get into the palace before the crowd. Afterwards we had tea at a nice hotel, and though I am a man, I appreciate a relaxing afternoon with lots of sugary treats :
This was a great tour. Our tour leader knew exactly where to stand and at what time to get the best pictures! We were so delighted with the tour and also the tea was fabulous too. I highly recommend doing the tour as opposed to trying to do things on your own since you'll miss the great suggestions and tips.
Great tour. I would highly recommend this. We had an excellent tour guide, Josh. He was knowledgeable, friendly and full of historical facts. The High Tea was fun and an excellent way to experience the English culture. It is a must do.
Well worth the money. A tour full of history and traditions.
Afternoon tea was a lovely experience.
Just superb. Our guide Georgia Darell was fantastic. She told stories, shared tidbits from history to current events, even down to how best to enjoy clotted cream at afternoon tea. Georgia always kept our group entertained and in the best place for photo ops. A MUST DO!!
What an experience. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpfully getting the group into the right position to see the procession going down the street. Certainly recommend doing this tour. : : :
We loved our Buckingham Palace Tour with Viator. Our guide was amazing and made the experience
delightful. Looking forward to booking other tours.