2 hours (Approx.)
Offered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
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Enjoy one of London’s most iconic sights, Buckingham Palace, during this guided walking tour that explores the palace’s history and the royal guards. Visit the Horse Guard Palace and get to know the Calvary on Guard before heading to the palace to learn about its surrounding statues, arches, and entrances. At Saint James Palace, follow the marching guards in red coats and tall black during the changing of the guard.
- Follow the guards on parade from St. James Palace to the Wellington Barracks
- Learn about Bucking Palace and its surrounding artworks and structures
- Visit the Horse Guard stables and see the guard inspection
- Small group ensures personalized attention
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Semi-Private Walking Tour
Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 8 Guests Maximum
Professional Tour Guide
Duration 2 Hours
Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
Tour is NOT available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Departure & Return
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
- Maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Notes: Changing the Guard can sometimes be cancelled, especially in wet weather. The decision to cancel can be made, by the Captain of the Guard , sometimes as late as 10:45 on the day. This means we cannot update our website in time to help people en-route or already at the Palace.
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
- OPERATED BY Babylon Tours London
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
- For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
- If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
What is the policy on sanitization during Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:The policies on sanitization are:
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
What is the social distancing policy during Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:The policies on social distancing are:
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
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