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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony

Witness London’s regal highlights on this 3.5-hour royal sightseeing tour by coach, including the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. With an expert guide, enjoy a panoramic tour of some of London’s royal must-sees, including Kensington Palace, one-time home of Princess Diana; and Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton wed in 2011. Pass other landmarks including Trafalgar Square and Big Ben; and watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony, when the Queen’s red-coated London guards exchange duties outside Buckingham Palace in a slice of unmissable pageantry.

Highlights

  • 3.5 hour Royal London tour led by a Blue Badge guide
  • See major London attractions including Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and the venue for the Royal Wedding, Westminster Abbey.
  • Drive past Kensington Palace, once home to Princess Diana, the Royal Albert Hall and Trafalgar Square
  • Enjoy a Changing of the Guard tour outside Buckingham Palace
  • Pickup from selected central London hotels

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What You Can Expect

Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony

Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony

After pickup from your central London hotel or another central location, relax into your comfortable, air-conditioned coach and set out on your 3.5-hour tour of London’s royal highlights.

As you travel, don your state-of-the-art Vox headphones that allow you to hear every word of your guide’s commentary crisply and clearly. Listen to fascinating facts about London’s royal history and architecture, and have your camera ready along the way to snap photos of the passing landmarks.

Start with a panoramic drive through London’s handsome streets to Kensington Palace, the home of Diana, Princess of Wales from 1981 until her untimely death in 1997. Admire the elegant proportions of the palace, and hear about Diana’s life here. Then, admire the famous concert venue that is the Royal Albert Hall, and see the Albert Memorial, a grandiose memorial commissioned by Queen Victoria in honor of her beloved husband Prince Albert.

Circle Trafalgar Square and cruise down Whitehall past the Downing Street residence of the British Prime Minister. Then, drive by the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben at Parliament Square, and continue to Westminster Abbey, the magnificent Gothic church where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married in April 2011.

After taking photos here, continue to St James’ Park and Buckingham Palace to see the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. 
Listen as your guide talks about the ceremony’s history. Then, from a viewpoint facing the palace, look on as the on-duty Queen’s Foot Guards — wearing their iconic red tunics and bearskin hats — march in time to a military band, and ceremoniously exchange their duties with the new guard. 

Your tour then finishes in Trafalgar Square, leaving you free to explore central London during the afternoon as you wish.

Customer Reviews

Tiffany C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Richard, the tour guide, was very informative. We loved seeing the Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. You should definitely take this trip if you have limited time in London. You do see some of the major sights with a little history mixed in.

William R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very good, pick-up was on time.

Cornelius L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

nice history of London

Beatrice E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Loved this tour!!! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of London. We loved his enthusiasm and friendliness. You can tell he truly love what he does!

Bea Edmundson

Ligia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great experience!
It is a good way to see the changing of guard ceremony and part of London!

wendynunes

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour guide really knew how to get us to see the best view of the changing of the guard. The commentary from her on the bus tour was entertaining. I loved going around on the bus and following along with a map so I could get a handle on London. I felt very oriented and excited to explore after the tour.

Lisa F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Wonderful! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and extremely personable! She made the tour a lot of fun for my and others first visit to London.

Steve L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing!

Amber S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The tour was great, our guide got us in the perfect position to see the changing of the guard. Everything else was to be expected from a bus tour but the bus did have wifi which was awesome

Gabriela F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Tour was super fun!! Comfortable tour bus with the right amount of people (25-30) and plenty of good information. Great stops for photo opps and very enjoyable! Wished I had booked more!!

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