Day trip

Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace Full-Day Tour

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25 reviews

Activity provider: Premium Tours
Day trip

Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Premium Tours

From US$ 144.20 per person

See both official residences of the Queen of England on a 7.5-hour tour of Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace from London. Travel through more than 900 years of royal history as you admire the state apartments and see regalia in both palaces.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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  • Explore the state apartments of Windsor Castle
  • Go to rooms in Buckingham Palace still used for state functions
  • Visit St. Georges Chapel and Queen Mary's Dolls House in Windsor
  • Walk in the royal gardens of the Queen's London residence
  • Wander the pretty streets of royal Windsor to find souvenirs and gifts
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Drive to Windsor Castle in the Royal Borough of Berkshire for the start of this full-day tour of the palaces of the English monarchy, and explore more than 900 years of royal history. From William the Conqueror through to the current Queen, successive English monarchs have lived, ruled and left their mark on Windsor Castle, now the largest continuously occupied castle in the world. Your ticket allows entrance to the castle proper, where you can marvel at the splendor of St. George’s Chapel, and see the sumptuous state apartments. Take some time to wander around the pretty town, full of traditional shops and historic pubs. Shakespeare is said to have written his play “The Merry Wives of Windsor” in one of them! After lunch, head to Buckingham Palace to visit the official London residence of the Queen. Go to the State Rooms that form the heart of the working palace, and hear about the official entertainment, ceremonies and state functions that take place there. Palace guides are on hand to point out numerous works of priceless art. Afterwards, enjoy a walk along the south side of the Royal Garden and soak up the views of the picturesque 19th-century lake. The tour ends in the palace, allowing you free time to explore at leisure. Special Exhibition at Buckingham Palace - Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession In celebration of The Queen's historic Platinum Jubilee in 2022, The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace will feature a display looking at The Queen's Accession to the throne in February 1952. On display will be examples from the remarkable series of portraits taken that formed the basis of The Queen's image on stamps. Also featured will be The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara, which was a wedding gift to Princess Victoria Mary of Teck, later Queen Mary. Queen Mary gave the tiara to her granddaughter, Princess Elizabeth, as a wedding present on the occasion of her marriage to Prince Philip on November 20th, 1947.

  • Transportation
  • Entrance to Windsor Castle
  • Entrance to Buckingham Palace
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    The tour departs at 7.45 AM from Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9TP. Gate 18-20 (check-in starts at 7:30 AM).

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Luggage or large bags

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    • Please note the tour of Buckingham Palace is unescorted. Audio guides are available inside the palace
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    Overall rating

    4.2 /5

    based on 25 reviews

    Review summary

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    Disabled person requiring assistance, readily given. Excellent bus driver and guide. Quite crowded at palaces but manageable. Be prepared to be tired though.

    August 25, 2022

    August 19, 2022

    The bus that came to pick us up back to go Buckingham was late and the driver didn’t know the people he was supposed to pick up

    October 5, 2019

    Product ID: 46982