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Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace Full-Day Tour

1. Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace Full-Day Tour

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 Coronation display at Buckingham Palace this summer: The outfits worn by Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla at the Coronation will go on display as part of the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace. Staged in the magnificent Ballroom, this special display will feature the Robe of Estate worn by The King, which was also worn by his grandfather King George VI for his Coronation in 1937.

London: Custom Private Tour by Car

2. London: Custom Private Tour by Car

Take a London private tour to explore the capital city's top sights. Be picked up straight from your hotel or the airport in a spacious car or minivan. Your driver will personalize the tour for you and build the route around your preferences. Choose to have your tour in either English, Spanish or Portuguese. Entirely customizable, the tour will cover a variety of sightseeing spots. Drive around the center of London in comfort and get a feel for the old town and historical neighborhoods such as Mayfair, Kensington, Westminister and Fitzrovia. Whether it's visiting famous landmarks or going on a shopping spree, the choice is up to you. Pick and choose the London attractions that you would like to see, including: • Green Park • The Globe Theatre • Trafalgar Square • Piccadilly Circus • British Museum • Regent Street • Tower of London • London Bridge and Mayfair • Hyde Park • Royal Albert Hall • Harrods • Buckingham Palace • 10 Downing Street • London Eye • Natural History Museum

London: Top 30 Sights Tour and Sherlock Holmes Museum

3. London: Top 30 Sights Tour and Sherlock Holmes Museum

Start with a walking tour of the history, culture, and legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Head to Westminster, see Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. See 30 sights in one day, including: • Buckingham Palace • Trafalgar Square • Changing of the Guard • Big Ben • Downing Street • Westminster Abbey • Whitehall • Houses of Parliament • London Eye After your tour, visit the world-famous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, who lived at 221b Baker Street between 1881-1904, according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Mr. Holmes shared his place with his loyal friend and colleague Dr. Watson. The house is protected by the government due to the special architectural and historical interest. The first-floor study overlooking Baker Street is faithfully maintained for posterity and just as it was kept by Mrs. Hudson in Victorian Times.

Royal London Private Tour with Skip-the-line Queen’s Gallery

4. Royal London Private Tour with Skip-the-line Queen’s Gallery

Queen’s Gallery is the main public art gallery of Buckingham Palace. Explore the remarkable exhibits of works of art with skip-the-line tickets and an excellent audio guide. The experience will be even better thanks to a Private Guide who will give you an introductory tour of the history of the British Royal Family and their private collection of art. The 3-hour option includes skip-the-line tickets for a self-guided tour of Queen’s Gallery, preceded by a 2-hour guided tour of the St James Park area, during which you will learn all about London’s royal heritage. Your journey begins at the historic Trafalgar Square and follows the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Walk route towards the magnificent Buckingham Palace. Along the way you will find historic buildings and monuments such as the Admiralty Arch, St James’s Palace and the iconic Queen Victoria Memorial surrounded by formal gardens. Marvel at Buckingham Palace, home of the British monarch, and hear amazing stories about the treasures that belong to its royal collection of art. As part of this special experience we provide skip-the-line tickets to Queen’s Gallery, where you can enjoy a changing exhibitions of old master paintings, rare furniture, decorative arts and photographs from the private collection of the Windsor royal family. Choose the 4,5-hour option for private car transfers. This option includes a guided tour, skip-the-line tickets to the Queen’s Gallery and a round-trip transfer between the meeting point and your London accommodation. Book a convenient pickup and drop-off service with a 5-Star Driver and a clean, private vehicle.

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From the title, I thought the guide would explain more about Sherlock Holmes, but I only got the museum ticket at the end. I think it's better to change the title to a London mystery tour and a tour of the Sherlock Holmes Museum. The tour content was satisfactory and the guide's explanation was wonderful.

Loved our guide!! He gave us ideas of where we should go and took us everywhere we wanted for an amazing experience. Thank you for your kindness, the laughter and overall making our stay in London so memorable.

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

Super comprehensive tour with a lot of extra information presented quickly and funny. Gladly again!