Buckingham Palace visit is one I would recommend to all. From the start our trip was well organised. We were fitted with individual ear sets which allowed us to hear the guides commentary easily. Our guide well very well informed, had great local knowledge and made the tour very interesting. One of the advantages of being part of this tour was that we were well placed for photographs in all major spots, being given enough time to organise ourselves for those important shots. The priority lane for access to Buckingham Palace was great and even though unescorted the self guide sets provided useful commentary for us to wander unaccompanied. We had quite a walk - which I enjoyed - to our High Tea venue. The background information around the High Tea was interesting and High Tea itself was delicious. Good walking shoes are recommended for this tour.
Our guide I think his name was Philip took us to the changing of the guard at just the right spot to see everything and practically touch the guards. He talked all the while we were walking to tell us a lot of behind the scenes information. Buckingham Palace is beautiful but the tea was the highlight. Our guide was funny, informative and made the tour so much more that I expected.
Great tour provided by Josh. He was excellent. His tempo and pace was perfect. He shared great stories and history along the way.
This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Buckingham Palace is breathtaking, it is so beautiful and the display of the Queens clothing and hats was incredible. It was an unforgettable trip.
Charli S United States of ...
our tour guide was awesome. Give us a lot of information and give us a lot of time exploring and shopping. just be prepared a lot of walking and be sure to bring umbrella or raincoat the ever changing london weather. otherwise we really have a good experience.
Even though it was raining , Gavin gave us a great tour. The changing of the guard was altered and expected because of the rain. This was explained to us in advance. The tea at the end of our tour was exceptional! Gavin answered all our questions and spent time with all of the individual tables at the tea. This was definitely a 5 star tour.
Augusta was a fabulous guide. She ensured we had 'front row' seats for the changing of the guards, helped us move quickly through lines and provided a lot of valuable information about the sights we were seeing and experiencing. I would highly recommend Viator and Augusta to ensure you see the best of Buckingham Palace, Changing of the Guard followed by an elegant afternoon tea!
Loved it, well worth the money just for the entry in to the Palace alone
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.
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