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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Day Trip from London

Visit two of England's most royal attractions on this day trip combining Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. You'll be one of the first to enter Windsor Castle and discover centuries of royal history, before heading to Buckingham Palace, where you will be able to explore the rooms of this working palace at your leisure, soaking in the fine paintings, porcelain and furniture.


  • London day trip to Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle
  • Visit two of England's royal residences in one day
  • Walk through the grounds of Windsor Castle, which has more than 900 years of royal history
  • Take an audio tour at Buckingham Palace to learn about its role in the British monarchy
  • Visit the exclusive exhibition Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration as part of your visit to the Summer Opening of the Buckingham Palace State Rooms
  • Hotel pickup included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Two royal residences in one day! Both Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle have ornately furnished rooms and priceless artifacts. The visit to Buckingham Palace is a special treat, as it's only open certain times of the year and you get to explore it on your own.

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What You Can Expect

Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Day Trip from London

St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
© The Royal Collection 2008 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

After an early start, you'll visit Windsor Castle, where more than 900 years of royal history await. Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, is today one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. Walk through the magnificent grounds and explore the State Apartments. If you're lucky you may catch the official Changing of the Guard or soak up the splendor of St. George's Chapel. After your visit to Windsor, you'll take a drive through Runnymede, where King John signed the Magna Carta.

Next, immerse yourself in the lavishly furnished rooms from the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace! The palace hosts many official events and receptions held by the Queen, so areas are exclusively opened for limited time only during the summer so book early!

Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain's sovereigns since 1837, and today it is the Queen's official residence. Take the audio tour and learn about the royal history. Your visit is independent and will conclude here so you can explore at leisure.

Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration

This spectacular exhibition shows the many ways in which diamonds have been used by British monarchs over the last 200 years. It includes a number of The Queen’s personal jewels - those inherited by Her Majesty or acquired during her reign. The exhibition reveals how many of these extraordinary stones have undergone a number of transformations, having been re-cut or incorporated into new settings during their fascinating history.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The trip is amazing! Very interesting. The guides are not allowed in either of the residences, only audio guides provided. Definitely recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Loved it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Convenient pick up at hotel took us to the coach station were we boarded a bus to Windsor Castle. Windsor Castle, the grounds, St. Georges chapel, the quaint surrounding town are not to be missed. Then we headed to Buckingham Palace where we had time to grab lunch before entry and spend as much time there as we wanted. Our guide on the bus was very informative and amusing, making it quite a pleasant ride.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour, and great guide! Everything about this tour was great, with the exception of the weather. We had requested a sunny day, but I guess that part of our request was denied!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

I totally recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Beautiful without a doubt. I was VERY DISAPPOINTED in the journey. We were supposed to have a private coach/van accommodating about pick us up at our hotel. I received an email before we left Canada that the pick up point had been changed to Victoria Coach Station, which was fine as we were right there, but it wasn't a private van it was a full size. That really annoyed me. That's not what I paid for. But in the mean time, Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace are incredible to see. Just a note, there is full on airport type security at the entrances of both sites. So there is a slow line up to get in, but that's to be expected these days I guess.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

The palace tour was excellent
It was great to see all the palace from the inside
We were a bit disappointed with the wait in line at Windsor castle it took nearly an hour to get in and then we didn't have enough time inside
We were under the impression that it was a skip the line tour
But once we were in it was great

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great tour interesting to see both places. We had a great tour operator Steve who told us some extra interesting anecdotes. Well worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was WELL WORTH the money. The tour guide Frank (used to work for BBC) was extremely helpful, informative and an overall GREAT Host!! I would HIGHLY recommend this excursion

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