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Small-Group Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

Highlights
  • 1.5-hour guided Changing of the Guard ceremony in London

  • Watch the royal performance from select vantage points only known to experts

  • Witness the Queen’s iconic foot soldiers clad in red tunics and bearskin hats

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Small-Group Changing of the Guard Walking Tour
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Overview

No visit to England would be complete without experiencing quintessential traditions such as the Changing of the Guard. See British culture come to life during this 1.5-hour experience of the Changing of the Guard ceremony from select prime vantage points. In a small group limited to 15, you’ll observe the Queen’s iconic foot guards, clad in red tunics and bearskin hats, and watch the household cavalry put on an impressive display. Follow history-rich guide commentary with ease using a headset.

What to Expect

Your regal tour begins at the Duke of York Column, located in St. James’, where you’ll greet your guide, don a personal headset, and receive a historical overview of the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

Many tourists make the mistake of viewing the ceremony outside of Buckingham Palace. However on this tour, handpicked vantage points ensure you get the best views of the royal tradition while listening to commentary that explains each part of the performance.

Marvel at the shimmering coats of the household cavalry as their riders control the horses with expert precision; capture photographs of the iconic red and black attire of the Queen’s foot soldiers; and, move quickly between vantage points in a small group of only 15 people.

Your tour concludes outside of Buckingham Palace.

Please note: The Changing of the Guard ceremony is subject to changes in date, time and cancellation at the discretion of British authorities. Cancellation due to bad weather is not announced before 11am. Even when cancelled, customers will still see a ‘wet change’ during which the guards march but without the usual music and parade.
Reviews (40)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Immerable experience, This Tour is a must!!!

Daniele was very enthusiastic, informative, well prepared and made the experience memorable. Two days later and I am still thinking of quotes and funny details she told us. She is a genuine Britain, proud and smart. I will remember the experience for ever and wish...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank DrPedAnes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
We LOVED this tour!

Our guide Dani (Danielle Harte) was incredibly knowledgeable about the Royal family and the queens guard. She got us into several key locations to view the guards up close and her charm and wit made this one of our favorite London experiences.

1  Thank zbaptista123
Reviewed 25 September 2018
Nice small group tour

It is a small group, which is nice. You get to several spots where the guard are changing and even a couple different guard. Richard put us in great places.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank steelerspensfan
Reviewed 29 August 2018
Unique Tour, Robert was Fantastic!

Through a scheduling quirk, my wife and I were the only ones on the changing of the guard tour and due to rain, we couldn't see the Buckingham Palace change. Our tour guide Robert, handled everything in stride. We got to see the changing of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Tony L
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile
Great tour guide

Wow, what a great experience this was. Jennifer our guide kept us moving around so we saw 3 times as much then we would have without her knowledge. She also had a lot of other info on the area and answered all my questions. I...More

3  Thank X5183YIjeffm
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Response from Alexandros C | Reviewed this property |
Its a fast paced tour, but possibly if you inform the guide, he can manage to adjust the pace.
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