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

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

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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 information *

Fast track ticket

Audioguide available

Guided tour

2 hours 30 minutes



Starting time
10:00 AM , 10:30 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


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.

Departure place

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

Price includes

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

Price doesn’t include

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



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