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Interior Tour of Buckingham Palace and Changing of the Guard - Limited Time Availability!

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(127 Reviews)
2.75 h.
English
25

  • Only open to the public for two short months each year, tickets are extremely limited to tour the royal home of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. Get a rare glimpse of their private estate, gilded furniture and priceless art as you explore the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace.
  • Begin this enchanting experience with the renowned Changing of the Guard, held either at the palace or at Horse Guards Parade (depending on the day), as your English-speaking guide heralds you with historical anecdotes and awe-inspiring events that occurred inside these royal residences.
  • Be in the right places at the right times. Our exclusive tour is pre-booked which means guaranteed access with no waiting in line. Limited groups of 25 people or fewer allow individualized attention as you are expertly escorted through the crowds to the best spots for viewing. If you are visiting during these two months, this is a one-of-a-kind must do.

Experience a Tour Inside Buckingham Palace

What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
  • Entrance ticket and reservation fee for Buckingham Palace
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

Sites Visited

  • Buckingham Palace (inside)
  • Horse Guards Parade
  • St James’s Park

Complete Tour Description

We begin with a world-famous ceremony and the oldest tradition at Buckingham Palace – the Changing of the Guard. Held either at the palace itself or at Horse Guards Parade, your expert local guide will navigate you through the crowds to a prime view spot of this time-honored ritual. Here you’ll be entertained with colorful commentary about the pageantry and history behind the ceremony of the Queen’s red tunic-wearing Foot Guards and their famous bearskin hats as they march with the military band or Household Calvary (depending on location). Note: this part of the tour is subject to weather.

Then on to Buckingham Palace, it looks like a grand bastion to the rest of us, but to Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, it’s home sweet home. Only open to visitors once a year for two short months, this is your rare opportunity to explore the State Rooms of the world’s most adored royal family. Get a glimpse into what life is like behind the locked gilded doors and stand in awe amongst the lavish rooms, glittering crystal chandeliers and opulent furnishings.

Due to the short period in which this tour is possible, tickets can be difficult to secure on your own, but with City Wonders, your entrance is pre-booked and access is guaranteed. We prearranged admission so you can spend more time appreciating the life of British royalty. Take time to appreciate some of the Royal Collection’s greatest treasures: Sèvres porcelain, the finest English and French furniture in the world, masterful paintings and ornate décor - many of which were gifts from Heads of State around the world and throughout the centuries.

The official Palace audio guide will introduce you to the history within the walls of Buckingham Palace and its treasured belongings. Though no local guides are allowed to speak inside the palace, your City Wonders expert will captivate you with stories of its most famous (and infamous) residents and colorful historical commentary about the life and traditions of the Royal Court before you set off to see it on your own.

Immerse yourself in London’s most popular, time-honored and absolutely cherished traditions as only City Wonders can deliver on our Buckingham Palace Tour including the Changing of the Guard. View our wide range of Buckingham Palace Tours.

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