Westminster Abbey and the Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

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Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey
Trooping the Colour Ceremony
Trooping the Colour Ceremony
Change of the Guards
Change of the Guards
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
Front facade of Westminster Abbey
Front facade of Westminster Abbey

What To Expect

Go on an exciting tour of the world famous Westminster Abbey together with a witty tour guide! See the traditional Changing of the Guards before your very eyes. Walk through the Horse Guards to St. James and the Buckingham Palace. Learn all about the rich culture, history and traditions of the British.


  • Visit the Westminster Abbey inside and learn all about its significance to British history

  • Witness the traditional ceremony of the Changing of the Guards

  • Admire the Buckingham Palace's exteriors and see the balcony where the royal family greets the public

  • Learn all about the history and traditions of the British from your knowledgeable guide

  • Use convenient audio headsets to help you hear your guide at all times


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Westminster Abbey
2 hours 30 minutes
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 AM
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Go on a fantastic tour of one of the world's most famous church, the Westminster Abbey along with a witty guide who's ready to educate you and answer all your pressing questions. See the Buckingham Palace up close by the gates!

Start off the tour with a trip to the Westminster Abbey, a 700-year-old building that poses a significant role in the history of Britain. This well-known church has seen important monarchical events such as royal weddings, state funerals, and the crowning of Kings and Queens. Go on an inside tour of this fantastic piece of architecture and feel as if you were at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton as well. See the coronation chair, the tombs of 17 British monarchs, a tomb of an Unknown Soldier (buried in French soil and covered by a slab of Belgian marble), and tombs of a great variety of the country's greatest poets in the Poet's corner.

After a tour of the Westminster Abbey, your guide will lead you to the Changing of the Guards, an old British ceremony that takes place either at the Buckingham Palace or the Horse Guards Parade (depending on the day). Experience the best views of this spectacular event. Hear a very informative commentary which tells the history and pageantry behind the ceremony. Also see the Queen's Foot Guards who march along with the military band or the Household Cavalry. Marvel at the guards' silver helmets, red tunics and bearskin hats as they march and ride their majestic horses.

Finally, admire the Buckingham Palace's exterior. This palace is the official residence of various British royals such as Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. See the famous balcony where the royal family greets the public during major events. Hear about palace intruders and the schemes of the princes to get in and out of the palace.


  • Westminster Abbey tour

  • Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade, St. James' Park exterior visit

  • Buckingham Palace exterior visit

  • Headsets during guided tour

  • English-speaking expert tour guide


  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Gratuities to guides providing excellent service are appreciated.

  • This tour ends at Buckingham Palace around 11:45.

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking; comfortable shoes are recommended.

  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.

  • Photography is not permitted in Westminster Abbey.

  • Changing of the Guard will not operate in heavy rain and will be replaced with an extended walking tour.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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