The tour guide was excellent but walks a bit too fast! and it was a great thrill to be inside Buckingham Palace itself! The tea at St. Ermins was also lovelier than expected, all in all a very informative day. However, it is a LONG walk now to Tea from the Palace exit and several of us became quite ill afterwards from the heat. I'm not sure how this could be better handled, but at least ensuring we all had water would be a huge step.
We really enjoyed this tour. Even though it rained that day, our guide Augusta from City Wonders went out of her way to help us get great photos of the changing of the guard. She knew the spots for the best photos when it is raining. She was very informative and not boring. She took care of her group so nobody got left behind. We've taken a lot of tours from Viator, and this was one of the best.
This was over the top. Our guide, Agusta, was a marvel of facts and was able to position usfor excellent photo shots. Highly recommend!
I booked this tour because it included three things I wanted to do during my week in London but this tour made them more time efficient. The guide was very knowledgeable and funny. The afternoon tea was delicious even though I couldn't stay for long. I thought this tour was a great use of my time.
Absolutely stunning and worth every cent. A tour like this comes down to the tour guide and we were lucky enough to score Amber from USA who has lived here in London for 16 years. She was wonderful, entertaining, fun, lively, is an absolute wealth of knowledge and looked after every single person on the tour. She remember our names and where we were from and there was 28 of us - awesome job Amber - couldn't recommend you enough!!! Suzi ad Rob Sydney
Great experience. Loved our tour guide Augusta. She made it fun and informative. I will definitely book again
THANK YOU VIATOR!! Both my husband and I had an amazing time!! You are going to be our first contact for our next trip!!
Your online bookings were easy and we had no problems with anything!
As Londoners say, Brilliant!!
The tour was inspirational, historical, and memorable. Our tour guide Robert from Ireland made my experience one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life.
The tour was a fabulous experience right from the beginning and was enhanced by the knowledge of our guide Phil. The afternoon tea following the palace tour was spectacular and I would recommend to anyone considering this tour to include the afternoon tea option.
It was a great experience! Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly with tons of personality, and took care of us to the very end of the tour. Augusta talked to us and let us know what was happening step by step. She took us to the best spots for viewing the ceremony, horses, and for pictures. That was so nice to stop and let us take pictures. The tour of the palace was very interesting. But the tea at the fancy hotel made the whole venture worth while!! Even my teenage daughter really enjoyed it!!
Awesome experience! Gavin was our guide and he was the best! Thank you!
Loved the tour and Gavin was a wonderful tour guide, extremely helpful. Buckingham Palace was super crowded but Gavin got us a great location to watch changing of the guard. The palace tour was worth it. Afternoon tea was a pleasant surprise. Both the tea, little sandwiches and desserts were excellent. We felt so pampered! I would recommend this tour to anyone but realize there is a significant amount of walking.
This was great . wonderful afternoon tea and great tour guide
That was very impressive. Even though it rained the day we took our tour, it was still amazing. I was shocked at all the crowds and congestion and would have loved to take the tour on a slower pace.
Great experience. Perfect setting and service for afternoon tea. Tour guide was absolutely fantastic!!
Had a great day. Amber the guide was very knowledgeable and helpful.
John B Australia
Our tour guide, Josh, was very professional but also made it a lot of fun whilst being extremely informative. A must do tour for the first timers in London.
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
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