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Royal London Coach Tour with Changing of the Guard

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Discover London's iconic landmarks with a half-day tour led by an expert guide. Experience the grandeur of the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace.

Highlights

  • Travel comfortably to Buckingham Palace on a luxury coach and enjoy a sightseeing experience of London’s best highlights along the way.

  • At the palace, see the historic Changing of the Guard ceremony, and watch as the Queen’s guards march in action.

  • Listen to interesting commentary by your expert guide while using a personal headset.

  • Enhance your experience by opting for a serene river cruise or indulging in a delightful afternoon tea at the Rubens.

  • Fun fact: Mascots like the Irish Guard's Seamus, the Royal Regiment of Scotland's Cruachan the pony, and the Mercian Regiment's Ram add charm to ceremonial events.

Inclusions

  • Guided coach tour to Buckingham Palace

  • Changing of the guard ceremony

  • Expert Guide

  • WiFi and USB charging on board

  • Personal audio headset

  • River Cruise (optional)

  • Afternoon tea at the Rubens overlooking Buckingham Palace(optional)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Germany
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  • Cayman Islands
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • Argentina
  • Italy
  • Chile
Guests from United States, Mexico, Germany and over 11 countries have loved this experience
Carsten Müller

Carsten

5/5

Apr, 2024

Our travel guide was a very charming eloquent Lady, who explained everything and told many little secrets of the city. The bus driver was also an expert, while it was not easy to get along all the closures because of the London Marathon...
Yadira Tormes

Yadira

3/5

Apr, 2024

Firstly, for the price of the tour, I thought that we would have access to see inside the palace. Second, with so many people there is very little visibility to see the changing of the guard and take even a video. In general it did not meet my expectations.
christa moeckli

Christa

5/5

Dec, 2023

Ruth the guide was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained throughout with a sense of humour and great anecdotal titbits. We were fortunate to have her as a guide. Thank you. Christa Moeckli
Lilac Koren

Lilac

3/5

Jun, 2023

The instructor was amazing. But you shouldn't say this is a "changing of the guard" tour if changing of the guard only happens every 48 hours. It's NOT a "changing of the guard" tour and I wouldn't have ordered it had I known.
Peter Austin

Peter

5/5

Sep, 2023

Ursula did a great job explaining all the different sights we passed by. Great help

Meet your tour guide and set off on a panoramic drive through the capital. Along the way, pass by London's most iconic sights, from Westminster Abbey and Big Ben to St Paul's Cathedral and much, much more! Disembark at Buckingham Palace to watch a centuries-old British ceremony that is an essential London experience.

The Changing of the Guard ceremony marks the official shift change of the Household Regiment - the Queen’s guards stationed at Buckingham Palace. Watch in awe as the New Guard marches in to assume responsibility for protecting the Palace. Dressed in their scarlet suits and bearskin hats, these guards exemplify British pomp and ceremony in a showing that absolutely can’t be missed.

Additional information

  • Click here to view the afternoon tea menu.

  • Boarding for the tour begins at 8:30am and you leave Victoria Coach Station at 9am.

  • The tour ends at 12pm at Victoria train station.

  • The Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace takes place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (subject to availability)

  • If there is no changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, you will instead see the ceremony at Horse Guards Parade.

  • River cruise is independent and is a one-way trip from Westminster Pier to Tower Pier.

  • Children aged between 3 to 16 years will be served the children's afternoon tea menu.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting point

  • Meet your guide at Victoria Coach Station.

  • Address: 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, United Kingdom.

  • Landmark: Evan Evans's welcome desk which is located in front of Gates 1 and 2.

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