London is well-known around the world for being the main home of England’s fascinating monarchy. If you can’t get enough of the Royals or are fascinated by the history of the monarchy, this tour is for you! You’ll enjoy special timed entry to Buckingham Palace, a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral and a panoramic tour of the capital during this morning package.
Panoramic Tour of London
Become acquainted with London’s most well-loved landmarks during this exciting panoramic guided tour. You will sweep past a host of top attractions and be able to hop off for a photo stop outside spectacular Westminster Abbey.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
From inspiring paintings to gloomy crypts, St Paul’s Cathedral and its towering dome is a historical masterpiece. Step inside this three hundred year old church and uncover London’s vast religious history – from the depths of Lord Nelson’s tomb to the towering heights of the Golden Gallery! You’ll be able to enter the Quire and see the beautiful mosaics – this was the first part of the cathedral to be built and consecrated. St. Paul’s Cathedral is a breathtaking church and one of famous architect Sir Christopher Wren’s London masterpieces.
Please note: Due to Sunday church services, there will be no guiding inside the cathedral
Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
After you’ve seen what the rest of London has to offer, the tour arrives at the grand Buckingham Palace for the iconic Changing the Guard ceremony. Watch the Queen’s Foot Guard march to the palace alongside a military band during the traditional performance – they’ll be decked out in their eye-catching red outfits and bearskin hats. The Guards have carried out their duty since 1660 and the ceremony is still a top London experience – nothing beats this utterly British display!
Please note: We will visit the Horseguards Parade when the ceremony is not available.
Special Timed Entry to Buckingham Palace with Audio Tour
See what the Guards are protecting and get inside the spectacular Buckingham Palace – Queen Elizabeth II’s official London residence! You’ll enjoy special timed entry to the Palace and receive an audio guide upon arrival so you can explore the lavish rooms at your own pace. The State Rooms are open for just eight weeks a year and this opportunity to see the rooms used by the Queen to entertain her guests is not to be missed!
Members of the Royal family use the rooms you will see for State, ceremonial and official occasions and each of the 19 State Rooms is ornately decorated for these purposes. Discover the 47 metre-long Picture Gallery and view some of the greatest paintings in the Royal Collection! You’ll be dazzled by the beautiful ballroom and throne room before completing your tour with a walk through the idyllic south garden.
A visit to Buckingham Palace will have you walking in the footsteps of some of the world’s most influential people and is a fascinating insight into the history of the Royal Family. You can spend as much time as you like inside the Palace as this is where the escorted tour ends.