See British tradition come to life on this fully-guided Changing of the Guard tour that ensures you get the very best views of this spectacular ceremony. Don’t make the same mistake that so many visitors often and understandably make, thinking the prime vantage point from where to experience this time-honored tradition is outside Buckingham Palace. These spectators’ enthusiasm quickly turns to disappointment when they realize that they have waited for hours only to see the very end of this unique performance, their view often blocked by the throngs of people crowding around them.
On this walking tour you'll follow your City Wonders guide on a dynamic journey that takes in the entire Changing of the Guard from beginning to end as they expertly navigate the crowds to take you to the best – and most photographable – viewpoints.
With an expert on the history of this fascinating ceremony by your side their knowledge will give you invaluable insight into every detail of this British spectacle. With your own personal headset allowing you to easily follow your guide’s entertaining commentary, you can fully take in the splendor parading past you.
Marvel at the precision with which the Queen’s Foot Guards march to Buckingham Palace, clad in their iconic red tunics and bearskin hats, or admire the gleaming coats of the Household Cavalry’s horses as they emerge at Horse Guard’s Parade. With a small group of only 15 people or fewer you will be able to move quickly from vantage point to vantage point, your guide pointing out interesting details while you take as many photos as you wish.
Join City Wonders on this exciting journey through British tradition and pageantry that doesn’t just show you the Changing of the Guard, but unveils it as never before.
The Changing of the Guard 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. When this occurs, customers will still see a ‘wet change’ during which the guards march but without the usual music or parade.
Please note that the changing of the guard schedule may change and on different dates we will see either footguards or horseguards
You should expect to receive an email within minutes of booking with your confirmation voucher.
Our City Wonders coordinators will be wearing blue polo shirts or jackets at the meeting point for easy recognition and holding a sign with the tour name.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time of the tour.
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