London, United Kingdom

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clock-o90 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

No visit to England would be complete without experiencing quintessential traditions such as the Changing of the Guard. See British culture come to life during this 1.5-hour experience of the Changing of the Guard ceremony from select prime vantage points. In a small group limited to 15, you’ll observe the Queen’s iconic foot guards, clad in red tunics and bearskin hats, and watch the household cavalry put on an impressive display. Follow history-rich guide commentary with ease using a headset.

  • 1.5-hour guided Changing of the Guard ceremony in London
  • Watch the royal performance from select vantage points only known to experts
  • Witness the Queen’s iconic foot soldiers clad in red tunics and bearskin hats
  • Admire the precision and gleaming coats of the household cavalry
  • Listen to history-rich commentary with ease using a personal headset
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people

Your regal tour begins at the Duke of York Column, located in St. James’, where you’ll greet your guide, don a personal headset, and receive a historical overview of the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

Many tourists make the mistake of viewing the ceremony outside of Buckingham Palace. However on this tour, handpicked vantage points ensure you get the best views of the royal tradition while listening to commentary that explains each part of the performance.

Marvel at the shimmering coats of the household cavalry as their riders control the horses with expert precision; capture photographs of the iconic red and black attire of the Queen’s foot soldiers; and, move quickly between vantage points in a small group of only 15 people.

Your tour concludes outside of Buckingham Palace.

Please note: The Changing of the Guard ceremony is subject to changes in date, time and cancellation at the discretion of British authorities. Cancellation due to bad weather is not announced before 11am. Even when cancelled, customers will still see a ‘wet change’ during which the guards march but without the usual music and parade.

Reviews

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C
, Aug 2018

City Wonder was the tour group and Sandy our guide. She kept us informed and moving on what was happening or going to happen!

T
, Aug 2018

Nice weather, the best guide - Jennifer!!

S
, Jul 2018

My guide was amazing and humorous! She was knowledgeable and knew all the good spots to have the best view to have pictures taken. Some running and rushing was required but it was definitely worth it.

s
, Jul 2018

Tour guide didn't like questions bc it wasn't following her script but got you very good views of this that i never would have seen without. Highly recommend

M
, Jul 2018

I would highly recommend this tour, our guide Gavin knew exactly where to stand to see the changing of the horsemen and guards. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. If I didn’t go on this tour I would have no idea where to stand or where to go.

R
, Jul 2018

We had a great tour guide, Amber, who made this tour much more interesting. Very knowledgeable in her information she shared with us. Good sense of humor and very willing to answer questions and provide info on different things to do.

P
, Apr 2018

Our guide Marnie was fabulous. In addition to interesting info along the way, she knew exactly where to place us to have great views of the guards. I highly recommend. This tour was a last minute purchase, but our favorite!

j
, Apr 2018

Tour giude never showed up!

L
, Mar 2018

Excellent The guide Marnie was very knowledgeable, warm and friendly. The meet up arrangements went smoothly. The guide knew the best places to go to get a good view. She was able to answer everyones questions. A really enjoyable experience Andy highly recommended

A
, Jan 2018

Tour guide was excellent and very knowkedgeable.


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