Castle & palace tours

Buckingham Palace skip-the-line tour with Royal walking tour and afternoon tea

based on 12 reviews
Availability: Daily
Duration: 4 hours
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Peek into the lavish London home of Queen Elizabeth II including the elegant State Apartments
  • Admire the greatest treasures of the Royal Collection
  • Enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea at a luxury hotel
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Mall and St James's Park
What to expect

Skip the lines and step into the London home of the Royal Family, then follow it up with afternoon tea. Buckingham Palace is open to the public for only two months every year. You’ll be able to avoid the long lines and go right in where a knowledgeable guide will meet you and give you a comprehensive overview of the Palace and its history. Once inside, you’ll be given an official audio guide which will give you the chance to explore the regal State Rooms at your leisure. You’ll also be able to see some of the finest English and French furniture in the world and see the throne room in person. Sparkling chandeliers, world-class artwork, and more await you inside.

After your stately visit to the Palace, you can meet your guide again for a leisurely walk to a nearby luxury hotel for a spot of good old English tea. Your guide will explain the origins of this quaint tradition and you’ll be able to sip your tea along with a selection of finger sandwiches, classic scones with thick clotted cream, homemade preserves, and a fine selection of freshly made cakes and pastries. It’s a delicious end to a royal day!

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What's included
  • Entrance ticket for Buckingham Palace
  • Palace audioguide
  • Traditional English tea at a nearby luxury hotel
  • A guided walking tour prior to your Palace entry
  • The guide will lead you to the afternoon tea experience
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Reduced price
  • Child (5-14 years)
  • Infants (4 years and under): free
Where

Waterloo Place, 9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AJ

Meeting point:

This tour does not meet at Buckinghma Palace. Please meet your tour at The Duke of York Column. This is the tall column with a statue on top. If you arrive by tube to Piccadilly Circus take exit No. 3 onto Regent Street/St James. Walk south down Regent Street towards St James Park (do not walk north towards Oxford Street). Waterloo Place is at the end of Regent Street where you will see the column. If you arrive via Charing Cross Station walk down the Mall towards Buckingham Palace and the statue will be on your right at the top of some steps.

What to remember
  • This tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. It is also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages
  • Photography is not permitted within Buckingham Palace but is allowed within the gardens
  • This is a tour that involves a reasonable amount of walking. For this reason, comfortable shoes are recommended for all guests
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When
  • This tour is available daily from July to October
  • Meet your guide at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm departure
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Provider
City Wonders
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.
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