• Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Experience London’s royal highlights on this 3.5-hour sightseeing tour by coach, including the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Take a panoramic tour of the city with your guide, passing Kensington Palace and Westminster Abbey. You'll also see Trafalgar Square and Big Ben, and watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Upgrade to include an open-date ticket for the London Eye.

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
  • Upgrade to include an open-date ticket for the London Eye

What You Can Expect

Royal London Sightseeing Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony with Optional London Eye Upgrade

Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony

After pickup from central London, 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. For a bird's-eye view of the city, upgrade to include an open-date ticket for the London Eye.

Customer Reviews

Frank N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Truly a fabulous tour and an extraordinary guide. Weve been to London many times and this tour made our latest visit really special. A real insiders view of the changing of the guard well always cherish

mpelmiller

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Once again our guide Sheila was fantastic. Thanks. If was not for her knowledge and taking us to the best sports to see the changing of the guard we would have missed out. Thanks again Shiela. Awesome job.

Cindy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Extremely knowledgeable tour guides. Witty not dry while explaining the sites. This makes things informative and interesting.

Jacqueline E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our tour guide was great, she was so nice, pleasant, great sense of humor and did a great job explaining everything. We saw Changing of the Horses, not the Guards. I hope this is still being done in London.

Cheryl E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great tour. Our guide was entertaining, funny and informative. We really enjoyed this tour.

C D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Usual tourist fare, but well done.

Dawn G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

The guide and bus driver were amazing. My dad needed extra help with his walker, and they were most accommodating to his needs! Your great staff is why we will book with you again. Thank you

Dorothy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

our guide arranged for the best location to see the royal guards come out of the gate. I couldn't have been better. the guide was excellent and I would highly recommend Viator again.

Angela D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Richard was a very informative tour guide. We enjoyed the tour very much. We were able to see the guards on horseback for the parade

Italjo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very nice tour. We appreciated the guide. She show us the good spot to see the parade. I recommande this tour, it's take half day.

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