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Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Tour

Highlights
  • Explore Queen Elizabeth II’s official home of Buckingham Palace
  • Discover the royal State Rooms, the Throne Room and the Golden Staircase
  • Walk through the world-famous Picture Gallery and 42-acre garden
  • Visit the largest occupied Castle in the world, Windsor Castle
  • See Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and St George’s Chapel
  • Return transportation to Windsor on a luxury coach
  • Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House is currently closed for planned improvement works.
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Adult   $104.40
Child  (3 - 16 Years) $91.35
Senior/Student   $97.88
Family  (2 Adults + 2 Children) $378.45
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Description
Discover the charm of two gorgeous royal residences with this package that includes entry to both Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. You’ll begin by meeting your Golden Tours representative at 9.15am (departure 9.30am) at the Golden Tours offices in Victoria who will then escort you the short way to Buckingham Palace (10 minute walk).

Special Timed Entry to Buckingham Palace with Multimedia 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 multimedia guide upon arrival so you can explore the lavish rooms at your own pace. The State Rooms are open for just ten 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.

By 1.30pm please make your own way to the Golden Tours offices in Victoria for the Windsor Castle tour departing at 1.45pm. Your driver will take you straight to Windsor Castle for an extended visit at the historical site! Upon arrival, audio guides will be available in different languages.

Royal Animals - Special Exhibition Summer 2020

Visitors to the summer opening of Buckingham Palace will have the special opportunity to learn about the swans and corgis that have become synonymous with the Royal family. The Royal family’s association with animals doesn’t stop at the domestic however, and the exhibition features exotic animals including the giraffe gifted to King George IV in 1827 by the Viceroy of Egypt, and the horses used for parades and public events. An avid animal lover (and no longer a user of real fur), the Queen’s and indeed the entire Royal family’s love of animals is documented in this fascinating exhibit, from George III to today.

Windsor Castle

Take a look inside lavish Windsor Castle and find out why it’s the Queen’s favourite weekend residence! The largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, Windsor Castle has been a royal home for over 900 years and overlooks historic Windsor town.

Peep inside the ornate State Apartments and check out the priceless works of art by celebrated painters Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci – these treasures have been hanging in the castle for generations. See the Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, an incredible model home complete with working lifts, running water, electricity and wine bottles, all in miniature!

You can also walk through St George’s Chapel and see a number of royal memorials – this chapel is the serene final resting place of Henry VII and his favourite wife Jane Seymour, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

The tour finishes at approximately 6:30pm in Kensington.

This tour is unescorted.
Additional Information

What's Included in the tour

  • Entry to Buckingham Palace
  • Entry to Windsor Castle
  • Multimedia guide in multiple languages
  • Transportation to Windsor by air-conditioned coach

What's Excluded in the tour

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Return
  • Food and beverages unless stated differently
Please Note:
  • Windsor Castle is closed 6th to 10th Jan and 9th and 10th April. Your tour will visit Hampton Court Palace instead on these days
  • Once Booked, cannot be cancelled
  • *During Peak Periods, Additional Vehicles Without Wi-Fi May Be Used
  • Buckingham Palace tickets purchased from Golden Tours cannot be converted into a 1-Year Pass
  • For safety reasons, pushchairs are not permitted in the State Rooms. They must be checked in and reclaimed at the exit. Baby-carriers are available for loan.
  • A one-way system operates along the entire visitor route for safety reasons.
  • Use of mobile phones are permitted in the Palace garden. Mobile phones must be switched off elsewhere on the visitor route.
  • Photography is not permitted inside Buckingham Palace.
  • Clients that require mobility access must book directly with Buckingham Palace on (+44) (0)303 123 7324.
 
Activity Code : BP9