1. London: Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard Tour
Get ready to discover the iconic landmarks and historical treasures that make up the heart of London's royal culture. First, explore one of the world’s great churches, the site of royal coronations, and one of the most significant structures in British history in Westminster Abbey. This incredible 700-year-old building is a must-see for any visitor to London. It has welcomed Kings, Queens and statesmen, royal weddings, and state funerals. You will feel like British royalty as you enjoy a tour led by our expert local guide who will shed light on the most important and fascinating aspects of this great monument such as the Coronation Chair, the burial place of 17 British monarchs, and many of Britain’s greatest poets who lie in Poet’s Corner. After your visit to the Abbey, your guide will lead you to the Changing of the Guards. This world-famous ceremony takes place either at Buckingham Palace or at Horse Guards Parade, depending on the day. Your guide will make sure you are in a prime position to enjoy the best views at this crowded event. Enjoy commentary regarding the history and pageantry behind the ceremony. See the Queen’s Foot Guards drenched in their red tunics and unmistakable bearskin hats, march to Buckingham Palace together with the military band or the Household Cavalry. (Please be aware that the guard’s parade will not take place in the event of heavy rain). Upon booking, you may choose to upgrade your experience to include an entry ticket to Buckingham Palace. If you do so, your guide will escort you inside the opulent palace which only opens its doors to visitors for a limited time each year!