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Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace Semi-Private Tour

by Babylon Tours
per traveller Price is £41
*Pricing based on group of 8 travellers
Duration: 2h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Follow the parade towards the famous Buckingham Palace

  • Enjoy a guided highlights tour with a personal touch

  • Let your guide show the best views & angles for your photos

  • Learn fascinating details about the different uniforms

  • Hear about the history behind London's most famous Parade

Highlights

  • Follow the parade towards the famous Buckingham Palace

  • Enjoy a guided highlights tour with a personal touch

  • Let your guide show the best views & angles for your photos

  • Learn fascinating details about the different uniforms

  • Hear about the history behind London's most famous Parade

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9:30 AM, PRIVATE Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace Tour in English

Duration 2h

Book this tour with an expert guide just for you.

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is £191.01, taxes included

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9:30 AM, Semi-Private Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace Tour (8 Guest Max) in English

Duration 2h

Live Commentary in English.

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Prices are cheaper when booked in bulk

Total price is £57.55, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace Semi-Private Tour

Activity Location

London WC2N 5DN

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Meet by the red telephone booth closest to the Sainsbury wing entrance of National Gallery

    Trafalgar Square

    London WC2N 5DN


Description

On this 2 hour Semi-Private guided walking tour, you and up to 8 guests will discover together this typical London phenomenon in a way that few other tourists ever will. Expect to nab a few amazing photos along the route.

Tourists mob the gates of Buckingham Palace to watch the changing of the guards — but what’s it actually all about anyway…

Ditch the crowds and follow your local guide, starting at iconic Trafalgar Square, near the National Gallery, where you will begin to learn the history of this regiments. From there you’ll make your way to the the Horse Guards Palace where the Calvary on Guard includes more than a few impressive steeds that take part in the ceremony. Head up the Duke of York Steps, near the monumental Admiralty Arch before learning about various monarchs like George VI and Elizabeth in front of their statues. Stroll the Mall to St. James Palace, but be mindful to arrive on time to witness the inspection of the soldiers. You’ll then follow your guide and the new regiment along the Mall to the monumental Buckingham Palace and watch the entire spectacle unfold before your eyes, without getting lost in the crowds. Follow the now-off-duty troops to the Wellington Barracks to end the tour, and continue your London adventures knowing that you have participated fully in one of the world’s most famous rituals.

Please Note:
Changing the Guard can sometimes be cancelled, especially in wet weather. The decision to cancel can be made, by the Captain of the Guard , sometimes as late as 10:45 on the day. This means we cannot update our website in time to help people en-route or already at the Palace.

Timetables can and do change from time to time, sometimes without notice, meaning we cannot guarantee the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace will take place on the dates stated or accept any responsibility for loss or inconvenience caused by using the information provided on this website


Inclusions

  • Semi-private group up to 8 guests per guide

  • Professional local tour guide

  • Duration 2 - 2.5 hours

  • Walking tour of Change of the Guard

  • Wheelchair Tour under Request Only


Know Before You Book

  • This tour has a maximum of 8 guests per guide for a more intimate and personalised experience

  • Semi-Private Tour has a minimum requirement of 2 participants to run (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if the minimum is not met)

  • Moderate amount of walking is involved. Semi-Private Tour is NOT available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

  • Changing the Guard can sometimes be cancelled, especially in wet weather. The decision to cancel can be made, by the Captain of the Guard , sometimes as late as 10:45 on the day. This means we cannot update our website in time to help people en-route or already at the Palace.

  • Please provide full names, mobile phone number and email you can be reached at during your trip

  • Please bring valid photo ID


Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace Semi-Private Tour ratings based on 2 verified reviews

Expedia-verified reviews

5 out of 5

5/5 30 Nov 2019

Becky, our guide, was fantastic. We learned so much about the history of the changing of the guard, the royals, England, buildings, the area, London, and all the British. My kids and I were very impressed. It was worth it because of Becky.

Charles S

United States

5/5 19 Jul 2019

Getting the historic points set the stage for key features of the tour made the experience very enjoyable - we learned and appreciated so much. With rain in the forecast (on a summer day no less) that was heavier than expected, the Guard decided that a 'wet change' was in order resulting in an abbreviated ceremony - but still so worth it! Kathy with Babylon Tours was our guide and she was fantastic - a wealth of knowledge and proud to share the history and information. The tour was beyond our expectations!