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Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard

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The Changing of the Guard is a centuries-old tradition that marks the official shift change of the Household Regiment—the Queen's guards stationed at Buckingham Palace. One of the world's most famous ceremonies and a top London experience, this ceremony gives visitors the chance to witness the grandeur of a royal march. Dressed in their iconic red suits and bearskin hats, the guards exemplify classic British pomp in a showing that's not to be missed.

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Daily 11:30am
Buckingham Palace Road, London, England, SW1

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VIP London:Walks Changing of the Guard Rock 'n' Roll Jack the Ripper & Hard Rock

VIP London:Walks Changing of the Guard Rock 'n' Roll Jack the Ripper & Hard Rock

See some of London's top highlights—the Changing of the Guard, St. James' Palace, Buckingham Palace, and others—on this whirlwind 90-minute tour. During your walking tour, you'll listen to in-depth guided commentary on London's history and culture, learning a lot more about the city than you would simply exploring on your own. After your tour, you'll get to skip the line at the London's Hard Rock hotel for an included meal.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.50
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$81.50
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The Golden Triangle Tour | London-Oxford-Cambridge

The Golden Triangle Tour | London-Oxford-Cambridge

This tour takes you on a journey to the world's leading universities of the G5 in the United Kingdom and the English Language Standardization region. In the South of England, British cultural heritage and history is widely evident and during your Golden Triangle Tour, you will see and visit many places of interest. You will see the places of interest in the list below in 3 different cities and it can be adapted to the group's specific interests in London, Oxford and Cambridge.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,215.56
Price varies by group size
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$2,215.56
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London Super Saver: Royal Walking Tour Including Tower of London and Changing of the Guard plus London Highlights

London Super Saver: Royal Walking Tour Including Tower of London and Changing of the Guard plus London Highlights

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See the royal sights of London and save money at the same time on this day-long Super Saver tour—a combination of two popular sightseeing experiences. Start with early access to the Tower of London, and then take a cruise along the Thames River to central London to see the Changing of the Guard ceremony. In the morning, enjoy a royal-themed walking tour that takes in sights of Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.18
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$122.18

Private Walking Tour of St James', London's Royal Village with a qualified guide

Private Walking Tour of St James', London's Royal Village with a qualified guide

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Follow the path of the British monarchy on a tour of St. James’s Park, known as London’s ‘Royal Village’ thanks to the ring of palaces surrounding this leafy retreat. Hear what goes on inside Buckingham Palace and other regal residences, and window shop at exclusive boutiques favored by the royal family. A top-rated guide reveals that there’s much more than meets the eye in this ritzy enclave.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$189.12
per group
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$189.12
per group
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Amazing Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace, Hampton Court Palace Private Tour

Amazing Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace, Hampton Court Palace Private Tour

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During this full-day private tour, you’ll visit three historic palaces belonging to Britain’s royal family. Listen to personalized commentary as you get a first-hand peek at Buckingham Palace—or perhaps even the iconic Changing of the Guards. Then, head by train to Hampton Court Palace, the stunning one-time residence of Henry VIII, William III, and George II. Other sights include Green Park and St. James's Palace.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$559.14
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$559.14
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Private Tours in London

Private Tours in London

Get the best of your time and go direct to where is most interesting for you. Talk to us and we help you to optimize your time and enjoy the most you can.
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  • 4 to 8 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$237.64
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$237.64
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The Crown: A Private Royal London Walk

The Crown: A Private Royal London Walk

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Immerse yourself in the royal history of London, admire famous landmarks and enjoy a march along The Mall with the Queen’s Guards on this private, off-the-beaten-path tour. Discover quaint streets, beautiful parks, and the secrets of the British Royal family. We stay away from the crowds by walking through alleyways and side streets whilst hearing tales of monarchs from medieval to modern times and enjoying a delicious cup of tea. Highlights: - Stories of Buckingham Palace, the Queen's London residence - An intimate spot to watch the Guard Change - Exterior views of Westminster Abbey and Big Ben - A visit to ancient stores that hold Royal Warrants – learn where the Royals shop! - A stroll around St. James’s Park, a green Royal oasis - The history of St. James’s Palace, a Tudor gem built by Henry VIII for Anne Boleyn - The secrets of Kensington Palace, William and Kate's home - Stunning architecture from the times of Victoria and Albert A perfect off the beaten path walk!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$178.93
Price varies by group size
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$178.93
Price varies by group size
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London in a Day Tour with Westminster Abbey and Tower of London

London in a Day Tour with Westminster Abbey and Tower of London

One of the world's largest and most visited cities, London is as famous for its crowds as its sites. Join us for your day in London to skip the lines and see the city's highlights on our carefully built itinerary for the ultimate English experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.54
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$165.54
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Royal London Walking Tour

Royal London Walking Tour

When visiting London, its essential to witness everything associated with the British Royal Family! This Royal London walking tour is a fantastic 2.5-hour walking tour showcasing the highlights of Royal London. We begin at the historic Covent Garden where we then walk to Trafalgar Square. Here we will witness the Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard, a 350-year-old ceremony that’s engrained into London’s rich history. This is arguably the highlight of the tour, so get your cameras ready! After the ceremony has finished we will walk down the renowned Mall to St James’s Palace, Buckingham Palace and through the glorious St James’s Park to reach Parliament Square. Here you can admire the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. On this Royal walk of London, you will hear tales of royalty, love, betrayal, scandal, and murder. Admire the amazing Royal sights while your expert guide captivates you with the tradition, history, and colour of the city’s royalty.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.82
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$40.82
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Full Day Traditional Private London Tour by Walking & Public Transportation

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Full Day Traditional Private London Tour by Walking & Public Transportation

This full-day tour is packed full of the delights of London, exploring England’s capital just like a Londoner, on Shank’s pony. This means that you will use a combination of walking and public transport to avoid traffic congestion while accessing the most important places of interest in the city. The London Underground has a staggering 270 stations, superb bus connections, a cutting edge tech light railway and a scenic River Thames waterway connection. With so much to see, our APTG qualified guides have an excellent knowledge of the city's history and we would be very pleased to offer an immaculate culture experience for our valued guests. We welcome large groups of travellers as well. Please just contact our tour management service.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$530.62
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$884.37
$353.75 savings
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$884.37
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Private walking tour of central London

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Private walking tour of central London

Private walking tour of London. During this tour you will see the best places of central London such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and more. You will also visit Trafalgar square and finish the tour near the National Gallery.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$224.49
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$299.33
$74.84 savings
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$224.49
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Changing of the Guard Tour

Changing of the Guard Tour

Tradition still lives strong in London, and many say that one hasn’t truly experienced the city until you’ve seen the Changing of the Guard ceremony. A 350-year-old ceremony that is engrained into London’s rich history, the Changing of the Guard ceremony is a fantastic spectacle for all ages. However, many people join the huge crowds at the gates of Buckingham Palace, making it practically impossible to see the ceremony. Instead, our Changing of the Guard tour ensures you are in the best position to see the ceremony, as well as experiencing various stages of the ceremony, including the inspection, Old Guard, New Guard, Palaces, and even march alongside the Guards and Ceremonial Bands! Please note we will not witness the part of the ceremony which is on the courtyard as that requires to be near the gates of Buckingham Palace. Unfortunately, it is very impractical to take a group there waiting for two or more hours.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.82
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$40.82
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The Spirit of London - Full Day Tour with Free Lunch Pack & Blue Badge Guide

The Spirit of London - Full Day Tour with Free Lunch Pack & Blue Badge Guide

Panoramic tour of London – Entry to St. Paul’s Cathedral – See the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace – Complimentary Lunch Pack – Entry to Tower of London – Meet the Yeoman Warders – See the famous Crown Jewels – Free Thames River boat ride – Luxury air– conditioned vehicle
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$204.09
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$204.09
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Private London Panoramic Tour by Luxury Sedan

Private London Panoramic Tour by Luxury Sedan

See all the main sites and here the history of London with your private driver guide in a luxury air conditioned vehicle.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$356.46
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$356.46
per group
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London Full Day Private Tour by Walking and Public Transportation

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London Full Day Private Tour by Walking and Public Transportation

This full-day tour is packed full of the delights of London, exploring England’s capital just like a Londoner, on Shank’s pony. This means that you will use a combination of walking and public transport to avoid traffic congestion while accessing the most important places of interests in the city. The London Underground has a staggering 270 stations, superb bus connections, a cutting edge tech light railway and a scenic River Thames waterway connection. With so much to see, it is time to begin. We may also create your very private and bespoke your dream itinerary in London with our APTG qualified blue badge tourist guides. Now you can have it all with "Tour it your way" Tell us what you want to see and we will carefully plan and customize your full-day London dream-tour with everything you can imagine!
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$538.10
per group
$1,076.21
$538.11 savings
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$538.10
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$1,076.21
$538.11 savings
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Semi-Private Changing of the Guard & Westminster Highlights Tour

Semi-Private Changing of the Guard & Westminster Highlights Tour

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Get an insight into the British traditions and royal history that have shaped London on a 2.5-hour walking tour of Buckingham Palace and Westminster. Take in the highlights of the City of Westminster, London’s political heart, and enjoy prime views of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament. Next, make your way to Buckingham Palace in time for the sensational Changing of the Guards ceremony and see the Queens Garden, the Mall, St James’s Park and The Horse Guards.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.90
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$44.90
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London Walking Tour with Westminster Abbey and Changing of the Guard

London Walking Tour with Westminster Abbey and Changing of the Guard

When it comes to tradition, legacy and grandeur, the United Kingdom is the ultimate embodiment. On this tour, you will skip the line for a tour of Westminster Abbey and you will see the Changing of the Guard from the ultimate view.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.74
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$82.74
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Essential London Full-Day Private Tour by Public Transport

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Essential London Full-Day Private Tour by Public Transport

The "Essential London Full Day Tour" starts in Westminster District, where the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, St. James's Park, and glorious Buckingham Palace await your arrival. This part of the tour will be completed by 11:00 so that you can witness the famous ‘Changing of the Guard Ceremony’ at 11:30 am (if applicable on the day you take this tour). As you travel along the Mall, or preferably London's Central Park and St. James's Park, you will reach Whitehall and Downing Street No: 10. Along Whitehall, you will walk to Trafalgar Square where you will observe Nelson's Column, The National Gallery, and St. Martin's in the Fields Church. The exciting and wonderful stories of each of these historical landmarks will be told, giving you an insight into the history of London. Then you will have time for either a relaxing lunch or a quick bite (depending on the current situation) to re-energize before experiencing more hidden treasures, tastes, and cultures. Follow us!
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$530.62
per group
$884.37
$353.75 savings
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$530.62
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$884.37
$353.75 savings
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Royal London with Changing of the Guard Private Car Tour

Royal London with Changing of the Guard Private Car Tour

First-time London visitors that want to see the city's top sights, while traveling comfortably in a luxury car, shouldn't miss this private London sightseeing tour. After convenient hotel pickup, you can enjoy a more personal experience on your half-day London adventure, with your own personal driver to whisk you around. Visit top landmarks around the city, see St. James's Park, and enjoy the traditional Changing the Guard ceremony at the iconic Buckingham Palace.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$283.00
Price varies by group size
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$283.00
Price varies by group size
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Changing of the Guard Half-Day Private Walking London Tour

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Changing of the Guard Half-Day Private Walking London Tour

The Changing of the Guard has been a tradition for hundreds of years whereby the Household Regiment, the Queen’s Guards at Buckingham Palace, change shift in a fascinating show of pomp and circumstance. This is a walking tour which ensures you to be at the best position available to see this extraordinary Changing the Guard ceremony while avoiding the crowds at the gates of Buckingham Palace. Rather than standing still for hours and hours, you witness various stages of this cultural ceremony, including the inspection, Old Guard, New Guard, Palaces, and even march alongside the Guards and Ceremonial Bands! If you like a fast-paced tour, with plenty of action, excitement and fun, join this walk. In order to stay ahead of the crowds, we do have to move quickly at times – at one point we will even be marching alongside the band! We will also encounter at least one flight of steps so unfortunately, it is the only one of our tours which is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$208.74
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$521.87
$313.13 savings
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$208.74
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$521.87
$313.13 savings
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Private tour of Royal London

Private tour of Royal London

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Meet your guide for your private tour of Westminster. You'll take in the culture and history of this royal district, visiting some of London's most important sites.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$970.09
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$970.09
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Walking Tour of London

Walking Tour of London

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Our most complete walking tour of London enables you to see the 30 most famous sights in London in one day! In this extensive tour you can witness London’s most incredible sites while your expert guide amazes you with some entertaining, engaging, and thoroughly gripping tales about the history of London. This walking tour of London is a fantastic way to see the major sights in one day, while also learning some intriguing tales about London from our expert guide. During the walk, there will be plenty of time to stop and take photographs of the incredible sights that will stay with you for a lifetime!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.03
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$68.03

Private Tour: Sightseeing Walking Tour of London

Private Tour: Sightseeing Walking Tour of London

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Make the most of your flexible itinerary and private guide on this 3-hour sightseeing walking tour of London — a great choice for first-time visitors or families. Make your way to Buckingham Palace for the famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony, then enjoy a tour of some of London’s most renowned landmarks. Pass Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, admire the architecture of Westminster Abbey and get a glimpse of No.10 Downing Street, home to the British Prime Minister, as you walk up Whitehall.
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  • 3 hours
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$279.57
per group
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$279.57
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Private Layover Tour from London City Airport

Private Layover Tour from London City Airport

Welcome to the busiest city in the world! There is always a getaway from the routine, so we are here to take you out of this routine. Meet our guide in the arrival hall, or we will see you once you are out and you can begin to experience magical moments in yesterday's Londinium, today's "The City". Let's get away for 4 to 8 hours from the boring waiting time in the dull atmosphere of the airport. It's precious time for yourself and your party. It's the time to see, hear, learn, touch, smell, taste and laugh. All are on this tour and await you in the world's capital while you are already in the city. Every spot has its own story, and our blue badge guides are waiting to share their extensive knowledge of this charming city, and you will, then, be able to see the real picture of London in your mind right after this tour. With our "Private Layover Tour in London", you will see how an ordinary stopover turns into a magical quest that you will never forget.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$902.06
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Changing of the Guard hours of operation: Daily 11:30am. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Changing of the Guard can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 73 Changing of the Guard tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Changing of the Guard costs USD 189.12. Guided Changing of the Guard tours start around USD 189.12 per person. See all 73 Changing of the Guard tickets and tours on Viator.