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London: Three Palaces Guided Walking Tour and High Tea

1. London: Three Palaces Guided Walking Tour and High Tea

Discover the Royal Family's palaces and experience the original Royal English Tea with traditional sandwiches, cakes and scones on the grounds of Kensington Palace. Stroll to St. James Palace, Buckingham Palace, and catch a cab to Albert Hall. Take a moment a Buckingham Palace, the main Royal Residence in London, and try and witness the Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Catch a glimpse of the Queen's Bodyguard: the mounted Queens Life Guard Soldiers. Jump in an iconic Black Cab and head to Albert Hall. See the Albert Memorial, and leisurely stroll in Kensington Gardens. Soak in the beautiful gardens Prince Albert created for his wife Queen Victoria and find where Prince Harry and William grew up. Experience the full splendor of High Tea in a breathtaking landmark and gain personal insights into our royal family and the fascinating history of our national drink during the ceremony of afternoon tea.

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Magic of London Tour with Afternoon Tea at Harrods

2. Magic of London Tour with Afternoon Tea at Harrods

Take a full-day tour of London’s most iconic sights on this 9-hour panoramic guided tour. You will soon be on your way, enjoying the city in all its glory as you drive past some of London's most famous landmarks. Visit St Paul’s Cathedral exploring the masterpiece designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1673, taking time to listen to the 1695 organ that Mendelssohn once played and visit the tombs of Nelson and Wellington.  Continue to The Mall to watch the Changing of the Guards, as one of the Queen's Foot Guard Household Regiment march from St. James Palace to Buckingham Palace to military music, dressed in their famous tunics and busbies. If the Changing of the Guard is not taking place, you will still stop at Buckingham Palace for photos. Next you will visit the historic Tower of London where you'll gain fascinating insights into the history of this Royal Palace and fortress. Ample time will be given to view the Crown Jewels and the White Tower and to wander around this imposing fortress. Then enjoy a private River Thames cruise and see top attractions such as Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London. To round off the day, enjoy a delicious cream tea at The Georgian Restaurant at Harrods. Your cream tea includes home-baked English scones served with clotted cream and preserves, choice of tea from Harrods own tea gardens plus a glass of sparkling wine. The tour ends here leaving you the rest of the afternoon to explore the world’s most famous department store.

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London Full-Day Walking Tour and Tower of London

3. London Full-Day Walking Tour and Tower of London

Experience the best of London on a 2-part walking tour, exploring the historic landmarks of the city center. Meet at the Tower of London, home to the Yeoman Warders (“Beefeaters”), and a former prison that was the site of the execution of 3 English queens! Marvel at the Crown Jewels of the English monarchy, and see official regalia worn by HM the Queen, including orbs, swords, crowns and scepters. Go to the White Tower where the “Princes in the Tower” were held before being murdered, allegedly by Richard III. Next, cruise down the Thames on board a river boat. Admire the sights en route to the Embankment, such as St. Paul’s Cathedral and Shakespeare’s Globe. Upon arrival at the Embankment, stroll over to watch the changing of the guards ceremony, either at Buckingham Palace or Horse Guards Parade. Your guide will put you in prime position for the best views of the crowded event, and provide a colorful commentary as the pageant unfolds. End your morning tour at Buckingham Palace, the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II. Get recommendations for nearby restaurants for lunch (own expense) from your guide. Then, re-group for a guided afternoon walk around Trafalgar Square, past the government offices of Whitehall, to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Along the way, your guide will point out iconic attractions, such as the site of the old Palace of Whitehall, and the Banqueting Hall where King Charles I was executed.

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London: Royal Tour with Afternoon Tea at the Rubens

4. London: Royal Tour with Afternoon Tea at the Rubens

See London's most iconic sights, including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and many more on a scenic bus tour through the city. Hear interesting stories and facts about London's fascinating history from your guide along the way. Stop to watch the infamous Buckingham Palace Changing of the Guard ceremony, the epitome of British pomp and pageantry. See the soldiers in their bearskin caps and scarlet tunics accompanied by a marching band as they arrive to assume responsibility for protecting Buckingham Palace. Finally, visit The Rubens at the Palace Hotel, a luxurious venue close to the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace. Enjoy the traditional royal afternoon tea in the lavish Palace Lounge. Look out onto The Queen's stables while dining on a selection of sumptuous sandwiches and pastries.

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What people are saying about Buckingham Palace

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 57 reviews

I thought this was a continuous tour. However, it is a two part tour put together. Both tour guides were awesome. One the first part of the tour we used a headset so we could hear our tour guide easier. I would have liked if this would have been used on both parts being London can be a bit crowded. Overall this is a wonderful tour.

Buckingham palace was a bit of a drag.

Buckingham palace we could have skipped and would have rather spent the time in Westminster Abbey or the Churchill war room instead. It was a long wait and we were bored and didnt actually get to see the change of guards in front of the palace. Otherwise, quite informative.

a total highlight

Great tour. Good driver and great guide. It's great to not have to wait in line at the Tower, and to get a private tour there. The best part of the tour however is the traditional English afternoon tea at Harrod's- just great.

The best tour of our European holiday.

Absolutely fantastic. Jason our tour guide was so knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble for him. The tour was kept on time and he looked after us so well. Highly recommended.

Simply sweet and recommended.

The tour guide Paul and the bus driver Allen stand up for their guests. With the pre-registration everything went without problems.