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Buckingham Palace & Windsor Castle: Full-Day Tour

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Activity provider: Evan Evans Tours

Buckingham Palace & Windsor Castle: Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Evan Evans Tours

From US$ 147.52 per person

Experience a royal day out with guided tours of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. Get a glimpse into the Queen of England's official residence before heading to the largest, continuously occupied castle in Europe.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
Chinese, German, Russian, Japanese, French, Italian, English, Spanish, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the 19 lavish State Rooms at Buckingham Palace
  • Discover the 900-year-old ancestral home of the British monarchy
  • Tour Windsor Castle and its grounds
  • See the State Apartments and Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House
Full description

Begin the tour at Buckingham Palace, one of the few working royal palaces in the world. Explore the 19 lavish State Rooms with the help of a multimedia guide. After exploring on your own, meet the tour guide and board a coach for the ride to Windsor.

Windsor Castle, the world’s largest occupied castle, has been home to the royal family for over 900 years. Explore the castle grounds and St. George's Chapel, one of the finest examples of English medieval church architecture and the burial site of King Henry VIII.

Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession - July 22 to October 2, 2022

Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession will include portraits of the Queen taken by Dorothy Wilding, alongside items of Her Majesty’s personal jewelry worn for the portrait sittings.

Shortly after Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne on February 6, 1952, the first official photographic sitting with the new Queen was granted to the photographer Dorothy Wilding.

The series of photographs taken of the Queen in 1952 are remarkable for their modern, emblematic approach, and they have formed the basis of the Queen's image on postage stamps from 1953 until 1971.

Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Coronation - until September 26, 2022

At Windsor Castle, the Coronation Dress and Robe of Estate worn by the Queen for her coronation at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, will be on display.

Designed by the British couturier Sir Norman Hartnell, the dress was created in the finest white duchesse satin, richly embroidered in a lattice-work effect with an iconographic scheme of floral emblems in gold and silver thread and pastel-colored silks, encrusted with pearls, sequins, and crystals.

Her Majesty’s Robe of Estate was made by the royal robe-makers Ede and Ravenscroft of purple silk velvet. The goldwork embroidery design features wheat ears and olive branches, symbolizing prosperity and peace, surrounding the crowned intertwined EIIR cipher.

It took 12 embroideresses using 18 different types of gold thread and more than 3,500 hours to complete the work between March and May in 1953.

Includes
  • Entry tickets to the Buckingham Palace State Rooms
  • Entry to Windsor Castle and the State Apartments
  • Luxury round-trip coach travel with complimentary WiFi
  • Professional tour guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

Tour departs from outside the entrance to the The Queens Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Multimedia audio guides are available at both Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle and are available in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Mandarin
  • As a working royal palace, Windsor Castle is used frequently by The Queen for state ceremonies and official entertaining. Therefore, arrangements may change without notice
  • St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle is closed to visitors on Sundays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Really good experience. Our tour guide Deborah was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We were expecting more guiding in the palaces but Buckingham Palace allows no guides in at all. Our guide did a very good job outside getting us set up with what to expect and a few points to look out for. There was plenty of time to fully explore Buckingham Palace but the Windsor portion of the trip seemed a little rushed and tight on time.

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August 28, 2022

Nice tour and deserves a lot. Due to the heavy traffic we arrived in Winsor with little time available. We had two and a half hours of time for the visit, but if there had been an hour more .... we could have seen everything more calmly. Attention: by guide in Italian we mean audio guides on the spot, but the guide, although kind and willing to give all the information, very good, spoke only English. For info: the guide arranges to enter without queue, the bus and entry for Winsor, but does not accompany you during the visit (which is done with audio guides). However, both are waterproof places

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August 22, 2022

Welcome: the guide explains with a map (where the meeting point for the transfer to Windsor is marked) how the day will unfold. Buckingham Palace: visit with audio guide (we chose in Italian, but other languages are also available). At the end of the visit, lunch break on your own. Then, at the time and at the meeting point written on the map, we met the guide again and we went to Windsor by bus. Here, too, audio guides are available in different languages.

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August 19, 2022

Product ID: 125441