1.5-Hour Changing of the Guard & Buckingham Palace - Escorted Day Tour
$25 per person
Survey the ceremonies from special vantage points.
As the people begin to jostle in front of Buckingham Palace, our Changing of the Guard tour takes you away from the crowds and over to St. James’s Palace to witness the guards preparing to make their famous march.
Believe it or not, it’s not all for show; these are real soldiers with real weapons carrying out their daily duty of protecting the Palace. We’ll talk about what their duties include and the significance of their highly-symbolic uniforms.
As they leave, we’ll march alongside them, then head over to a special vantage point near the Wellington Barracks - home to all the Foot Guard’s Bands - that lets us get as close as possible to the action.
Unlike most Changing of the Guard tours, we don’t finish here. Instead, we stroll across St. James’s Park and learn about the history of this royal green space which is among the most famous of the green spaces that cover nearly 47% of greater London.
Arriving at the Horse Guards Parade, we’ll watch the equally-impressive, but often overlooked Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard, which features mounted, armor-clad soldiers and their immaculately groomed steeds.
London is undoubtedly one of the world's finest cities. In addition to numerous monuments from its more glorious past, London is equally well-known for its pageantry and tradition. London has something for everyone - wide boulevards buzzing with excitement far into the night, quiet squares and explorable alleyways. Visit this famous city's parks, museums, galleries, monuments, abbeys and churches, skyscrapers and ruins, Georgian squares. Take in such events as the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower, or the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, or even one of the many theatrical productions. Some of the most exclusive shops are found along Oxford, Bond and Regent Streets. An old favorite and one of the world's premier institutions is Harrods - offering everything from Chanel suits and sliced salmon to caviar and even pets.
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Price are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability and change without notice. Prices reflect land only accommodations, airfare is additional. Blackout dates/seasonal supplements may apply.
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