Visit Westminster Abbey and the Banqueting House – Tour with Private Guide

Highlights

  • The Gothic architecture of Westminster Abbey

  • Admiring the paintings by Rubens on the ceiling of the Banqueting House

  • The enlightening commentary from your guide

  • Seeing the history of England unfold before your eyes

Essential info*

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  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 3hrs30 mins

Tour with Commentary

Languages
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Starting time 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Visit Westminster Abbey and the Banqueting House and immerse yourself in the history of England’s monarchy, accompanied by a specialized guide.

You will meet your guide, a history of art specialist, at Westminster Abbey. Since 1066, almos all of the monarchs of England have been crowned there. Admire its Gothic architecture and find out about the history of the kings and queens that got married and were laid to rest there thanks to the commentary from your guide.

You will then go up Whitehall Street to the Banqueting House, the last remnant of the Palace of Whitehall. The building is typical of the Renaissance architectural style and its ceiling is decorated with magnificent paintings by the Flemish artist Rubens.

Your private guide will be delighted to help you learn about the rich history of the sites and will adapt the tour to your areas of interest, creating a tailor-made tour.

Options

If you wish to make a booking for more than 2 people, the booking is made on a group basis rather than per person.

For example, if you wish to book this activity for 4 people, you should simply select: [1 x group of 4 people]

Good to know

  • Availability: Monday to Saturday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Times: 10am, 2pm The Banqueting House is closed in the afternoon most days. The 2pm tour will therefore be entirely devoted to Westminster Abbey.
  • Duration: 3 hrs. 30 mins approx.
  • Departure point: Westminster Abbey
  • Languages: French, English, German, Spanish

 

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early
  • This is a private tour; no outside participants will join your group. Your guide will be able to tell you everything you want to know and answer any questions you may have
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please bring something to protect you from potential rain
  • If you cancel your booking, you will not be refunded for your entry tickets if your guide has purchased them in advance
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 time and in case of a no-show, 100% of the price will be levied. Any reservation made for special dates cannot be canceled, modified or refunded.

Price includes

  • Admission to the sites you will visit
  • The guided tour of Westminster Abbey and the Banqueting House
  • The services of a guide who is a history of art specialist

Not included

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

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