Private Tour

Changing of the Guard & Westminster Highlights Walking Tour

From

£439

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Language

Highlights

  • Watch the Queen's Foot Guards or Household Cavalry strut their stuff
  • Learn the history of the guards, The Royal Family and Buckingham Palace
  • See and take photos of Buckingham Palace as you learn about the Windsor’s
  • Visit the top highlights of London’s Westminster on a fascinating fully guided walking tour including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Downing Street and the London Eye as well as the Houses of Parliament

Description

No trip to London is complete without witnessing the Changing of the Guard, one of the most historic ceremonies of British royal pomp & ceremony. This fully guided tour will give you a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness this incredible ceremony up close while you enjoy incredible views of Buckingham Palace.

Learn all about the Changing of the Guards in the company of an expert local English-speaking guide, who will explain the history and pageantry behind the ceremony. Enjoy incredible up close and personal views of the impeccable skills of the Queen’s Foot Guards as they march to the sounds and pageantry of the military band or see the mounted horseback Household Cavalry - resplendent on horseback - change guards at Horse Guards Parade. Enjoy the very best views of this spectacular ceremony while you listen to expert engaging commentary from a London local English-speaking guide who can share incredible insights into the Changing of the Guard Ceremony as well as the British Royal Family.

This tour will place you in the best location to witness this remarkable event – from a prime vantage point from where to experience and take the best photos of this time-honored British tradition. So many visitors to London think Buckingham Palace is the best location to take-in all the pomp and ceremony however with the huge crowds at the same location, this experience can turn out to be one of the most disappointing and uncomfortable with too many people crowded into one area. That’s not the case with this tour, instead enjoy a small comfortable group away from all the crowds to enjoy engaging and in-depth stories about the Queen’s Foot Guards their uniforms and Household Cavalry’s horses

This one-of-a-kind tour continues with a fascinating walking tour to see the best highlights of Westminster including the extraordinary Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Westminster Bridge, Downing Street and the jaw dropping London Eye.  Marvel at the must-see highlights of London while your expert local English-speaking guide while you learn and take photos of some of England’s most famous landmarks including the London Eye where your tour will finish.

If you book this fully guided tour on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday, you’ll witness the change of the Household Cavalry.

Good to Know

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Inclusions
  • Tour is led by an expert English-speaking local Guide
  • Includes a rare opportunity to witness the Changing of the Guard & all its pomp and ceremony
  • Be immersed in the story of one of London’s must-see Westminster, its history, culture, people as well as it’s Royal residents while you see all the highlights.
Exclusions
  • Transportation
  • Food or Drinks
  • Entrance to Buckingham Palace
Before you book
  • We cannot accommodate strollers or baby carriages.
  • Wheelchairs, motorised scooters, or any other device to assist mobility are not recommended.
  • Participants should be in good health, consult first with your doctor if you have any medical condition or are not used to regular exercise.
  • Wear comfortable shoes as this tour involves a fair amount of walking, including over uneven surfaces, cobblestones, hills, inclines/declines and stairs.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Changes or cancellations requested less than 24 hours before the tour departure time are not possible.
  • Minimum numbers apply, there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation.
  • Anybody under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by somebody aged 18 years or older.

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