Visit Buckingham Palace & See the Changing of the Guard – Priority-access ticket

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Highlights

  • See the royal soldiers Changing the Guard

  • A rare opportunity to visit Buckingham Palace

  • Priority access to Buckingham Palace

  • Commentary by a professional tour guide

Essential info*

  • Instant confirmation

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 2hrs30 mins

Audio-guide

Tour with Commentary

Languages
  • English

Fast-track entry

Starting time 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Get fast-track access to Buckingham Palace, the principle residence of Queen Elizabeth II, and watch the Changing of the Guard.

You will start your tour by watching the Changing of the Guard. As a sought-after London experience, the large crowds of spectators can make it difficult to see what is happening... But during your visit, your guide will make sure to find you the best possible spot to get as much out of the show as possible, and will tell you all about this British tradition which has become famous the world over.

You will then visit Buckingham Palace, the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II. Open to the public for just 2 months a year while the Queen is on holiday, it houses treasures from the Royal Collection which come from all over the world.

With your priority-access ticket you will enter Buckingham Palace without waiting in line to admire the unique exhibits and gain a glimpse of the luxurious life led by the royal couple.

Good to know

  • Availability: every day that Buckingham Palace is open (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Time
    Monday to Saturday: 10:30am
    Sunday: 10am
  • Duration: 2 hrs. 30 mins approx.
  • Departure point: Waterloo Place  9 Carlton Terrace, London SW1Y 5AJ
  • Language: English, french only on saturday and sunday
     
  • To take part in this activity, simply present your booking voucher at the meeting point
  • Security checks take place at the entrance to Buckingham Palace, which means it may take longer to enter the building. Please don't bring large bags, backpacks or suitcases
  • Changing of the Guard calendar
    April to July: every day (excluding July 30 & 31)
    August: every other day from Aug. 2 (Aug. 4, 6, 8, etc.); on the days when the Changing of the Guard does not take place, you will attend the Changing of the Guard at Horse Guard Parade (with cavalry rather than foot guards)
  • The schedule for Changing the guard is provisional and subject to change. Participating in this tour does not guarantee that Changing the Guard will take place. For more information, see the British Army website  
  • On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday you'll experience the change of the Household Cavalry
  • In the event of heavy rain the Changing of the Guard will be cancelled and replaced by a walking tour
  • On some Sunday mornings the Changing of the Guard may take place earlier. If this is the case you won't be able to attend
  • Guides are not allowed to speak on the palace premises. Your guide will talk to you about the palace before your tour and multilingual audio guides will be made available to you inside Buckingham Palace
  • The tour takes place in groups of 25 people max.
  • You will be provided with headphones so that you can hear your guide at all times
  • The tour ends at Buckingham Palace
  • This activity is not suitable for people of reduced mobility and people with children in pushchairs/strollers
  • Comfortable footwear recommended
  • Waterproofs recommended in rainy weather
  • Photos are not allowed inside Buckingham Palace
Cancellation Terms & Conditions
No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Price includes

  • Fast-track entry ticket for Buckingham Palace
  • Booking fees
  • The services of a professional guide
  • Use of a multilingual audio guide inside Buckingham Palace

Not included

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras

Customer reviews

6 reviews
  • Lauriane T.
    Sep 27, 2018
  • Très agréable et intéressante visite avec une guide très sympathique 👍👍👍
    Sophie D.
    Aug 22, 2018
  • Nous avons fait cette visite en français et notre guide, Nathalie, était super. Elle nous a fait un petit rappel de l'histoire de la royauté en Angleterre ponctué de petites anecdotes. Bonne organisation
    Marie-Pierre C.
    Aug 9, 2018

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