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The Changing of the Guard

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Greater London, United Kingdom
The Changing of the Guard

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Get a guaranteed first-hand peek at one of London’s most iconic attractions, the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. Listen to enriching context on the history of the quirky, 500-year-old military tradition from your guide, with audio headsets available so you can move around freely. You'll get a chance to tick off one of England’s top bucket list items.
  • A guided tour of Buckingham Palace’s changing of the guards
  • Get a VIP introduction to the 500-year-old military tradition
  • Listen to historical background on the London institution via live commentary
  • Enjoy optional audio headsets so you won’t miss a word of the guide
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English-speaking guide
Headsets when appropriate
Hotel pick-up/ drop-off
Green Park , Piccadilly, London W1J 9DZ, UK

Meet your guide by the Statue of the Goddess Diana: just outside Green Park Tube station (Piccadilly South Side Exit). On the left side there is a wooden food stall and the guide will be holding a blue flag and a badge with the local partner's name on it.

9:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • sometimes at short notice,when the Guards are required for operational or other ceremonial duties, and as a result of road closures.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
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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12 Reviews

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Worth It!
, Jan 2020
For our second trip to Europe, we scheduled more guided tours and it was definitely well worth it! For this event specifically, go to the Horse Guards Museum first and get the Changing of the Guard guidebook from the gift shop - this will be a good primer for your tour. Once you have this guide, the guided tour for the Changing of the Guard will make a bit more sense. That said - the positioning to watch the Changing of the Guard via the guided tour was ideal. We had good spots to see the event and best of all - the guide knew when to leave and move on to the next spot. I would highly recommend this tour - but in the order I mentioned, and then after you are done, go back to the Horse Guards Museum.
Bezoek wisseling van de wacht
, Dec 2019
Niets ten nadele van de gids. Maar wij hadden er meer van verwacht het voegt niets toe. Weg gegooid geld. Advies beslist niet meer doen. Gewoon op eigen gelegenheid gaan kijken. Gr. T. Groot Holland
Relève de la garde annulée
, Nov 2019
Ce n'est pas le fait de Viator mais la royauté qui l'a décidé ce jour là de l'annuler mais payer 65 euros pour rien. La guide nous a fait un tour mais bon ce n'est pas ce à quoi je m'attendais.
Waar we voor kwamen hebben we niet gezien
Puck V
, Oct 2019
Zo jammer! Op leuke plekjes geweest voordat de wisseling ging plaatsvinden. Maar van de wisseling zelf hebben we niets gezien en daar kwamen we wel voor. Dat moet wel vermeld worden bij zo’n dure tour met privégids. Echt ontzettend jammer en het geld beslist niet waard. U mag hierover contact met ons opnemen
, Aug 2019
Merci à notre guide qui malgrés notre retard ( nous nous sommes un peu perdus avant de trouver le pont de rdv!), nous a apporté toute les informations sur cet événement et a su nous placer au bon endroit pour rien rater. Par contre je le déconseille aux enfants de moins de 9 ans,l 'attente est très longue...

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