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 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.
By 1.30pm please make your own way to the Golden Tours offices in Victoria for the Windsor Castle tour departing at 1.45pm.
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 7.00pm in Kensington.
This tour is unescorted.