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England’s capital is also the primary home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, so this is the tour for you if you want to explore the fascinating history of the monarchy.

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Tour Highlights

  • Panoramic Tour of London
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral entrance tickets
  • See the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • Visit Buckingham Palace with timed entry tickets
  • Air-conditioned luxury coach
  • Professional guide
  • Free Wi-Fi on our coaches
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56% humidity
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Tour Schedule

Panoramic Tour of London

Start your exciting tour of London with a professionally guided explanation of the city’s most famous landmarks. Familiarise yourself with our wonderful capital city from the comfort of our luxury coach, and get some great photos as we stop outside the historic Westminster Abbey and drive past many other landmarks.

St. Paul’s Cathedral

Next stop on the tour after Westminster is St. Paul’s Cathedral, the spectacular 300 year old church whose famous dome is a world-renowned landmark. Explore inside this amazing building and see the tombs, memorials and painted mosaics.

Please note: On Sundays, due to Church services, there will be no guiding inside the Cathedral.

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

The Queen isn’t always at home, but our photo stop at Buckingham Palace is always a royal treat. Watch as the Queen’s Foot Guard march to the palace alongside a military band during this traditional ceremony – they’ll be sporting their eye-catching red and black uniforms and heavy bearskin hats. The Guards have carried out this duty for over 350 years and the ceremony is a uniquely British experience.

Please note: We will visit the Horse-guards Parade when the ceremony is not available.

Timed Entry to Buckingham Palace plus Audio Tour

See inside Her Majesty’s official London residence, with timed entry to the Palace and an audio guide that allows you to explore at your own pace. Only open to visitors for 8 weeks each year, the nineteen richly decorated State Rooms are used on official Royal occasions for State and ceremonial purposes so don’t miss the chance to see them.

Some of the greatest paintings in the Royal Collection are housed in the 47-metre long Picture Gallery. You’ll also see the beautiful Ballroom and Throne Room before ending your tour with a walk through the peaceful south garden.

Walk in the footsteps of many of the world’s most influential people who have been received here, and experience a fascinating insight into the life of the British Royal Family.

You can spend as much time as you like inside the Palace as this is where the escorted tour ends.

Important Information

  • Once booked, cannot be cancelled
  • During peak periods additional vehicles without Wi-Fi may be used
  • Buckingham Palace tickets purchased from us cannot be converted into a 1-Year Pass

Tour Inclusions

  • Panoramic tour of London
  • Entry to St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Entry to Buckingham Palace with special timed entry


Daily: 22 July  to 01 October

Check-in: 08:00am

Departure: 08:30am

Return(approx.): 12:00pm.  You can then enjoy your visit to the Palace and spend as much time as you wish inside.  A typical visit time is 2 hours.

Departure point: 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH

Your tour ends at Buckingham Palace.


Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.

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