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Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Day Trip from London

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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Visit two of England's grandest royal residences on this day trip to Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. Traveling from London by air-conditioned coach, enjoy an audio-guided tour of the magnificent State Rooms and treasures of Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s main London residence. Then head for Windsor Castle in Windsor. Explore her majesty's royal palace, and enjoy a visit to St George’s Chapel. Depending on the day, view the Changing of the Guard. Finish off your tour with a stop at the famous Harrod's on your return to London.
  • Visit two of England's royal residences in one day
  • Walk through the grounds of Windsor Castle, which has more than 900 years of royal history
  • Take an audio tour at Buckingham Palace to learn about its role in the British monarchy
  • Round-trip transportation included for an added convenience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Two royal residences in one day! Both Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle have ornately furnished rooms and priceless artifacts. The visit to Buckingham Palace is a special treat, as it's only open certain times of the year and you get to explore it on your own.
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Windsor Castle
The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace
Local guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pick-up & drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Victoria Coach , London SW1W 9TN, UK

Located a 7-minute-walk from Victoria Underground Station. Tour departs at 7.45am (Boarding starts at 7:30am)

7:45 AM
Buckingham Palace Road , Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W, UK
After early morning pickup from central London, travel by air-conditioned coach to Buckingham Palace, the working headquarters of Queen Elizabeth. 

Head inside and take an independent audio tour of the opulent State Rooms, used by the royal family to receive guests on state and public occasions. Learn about the history of the richly gilded rooms as you view the exquisite furnishings and some of the treasures of the Royal Collection that include paintings by Canaletto and Van Dyck, porcelain and other finery.

From Buckingham Palace, head to Windsor Castle. As you travel, hear how this vast fortress-palace is the world’s oldest occupied castle. Originally built by William the Conqueror in 1070, it boasts a long history as a royal residence, and is used today by Queen Elizabeth II as a weekend home and for state occasions.

On arrival, be one of the first to head inside, and explore independently. Walk around the grounds and the State Apartments, with their lavishly furnished chambers and halls, and marvel at stunning St George’s Chapel, the burial place of 10 sovereigns, including Henry VIII.

While in Windsor, take advantage of the opportunity to see St. George's Chapel. This beautiful chapel, the place of worship for the queen and the royal family, saw the much-celebrated wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018.

Your trip concludes back in London at the famous Harrod's Department Store, leaving you free to continue your London sightseeing or return to your hotel as you wish.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Buckingham Palace
Visit the London residence of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Windsor Castle
Visit her majesty's Royal pacce at Windsor and St George's chapel site of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. George's Chapel
Visit the beautiful chapel which saw the most celebrated wedding of 2018 between Prince harry and Meghan Markle
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Harrods
See the largest department store in Europe owned by the state of Qatar
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note that due to palace/castle restrictions, the guide will not accompany you inside the State Apartments
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Audio guide is available for Buckingham Palace visit.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Premium Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Day Trip from London?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Day Trip from London.

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  • "Highly recommend you use a guided tour - it's worth the fast entry, especially during the busy tourist season in London." See review
  • "Once you arrive you are told that photography is not allowed in both the castle and the palace." See review
  • "This trip is only provide bus to Windsor and back to Buckingham palace." See review

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star-5
Tour guide was excellent ...
Freddie_W
, Aug 2022
Tour guide was excellent Windsor was beautiful. Buckingham was just ok. I understand why you can’t take pictures but it does take away from the experience
star-3
Windsor and Buckingham Palace
Lori_Y
, Aug 2022
Seeing Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace was wonderful and most likely the best way to see them is with a tour. The tour guide on the other hand was not what we are used to with Viator. She had a matter of fact attitude, like we had been to these places before and would know our way around and she was somewhat dismissive with answering questions.
star-2
Not impressed!
Danielle_B
, Aug 2022
Tour was not worth the money. Skip this tour and make arrangements on your own. The guide did not walk you through just provided a ride to both places. Taking the train would have avoided the traffic we were stuck in. Took more time then it should have to see these two places. Not impressed!
star-3
Good and bad
Duane_B
, Aug 2022
Did not like being left on our own after Buckingham Palace. The castle tour was great! Transportation was fine.
star-5
Perfect Day
Selyna_T
, Aug 2022
Our guide Steve was amazing and full of knowledge. Gave us plenty of time to really enjoy each location
star-5
Great tour and guide !
Hamid_B
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable aNd funny and took us to see other area aRound Windsor Castle to avoid us standing in the line to get in to castle which was nice specially the River and little quint village near by while the other tours we’re waiting in line to get in for an hour or two we had great time !
star-5
Wonderful Day
David_L
, Jul 2022
Wonderful trip. We had plenty of time to see Windsor Castle before going to Buckingham Palace. Guide was entertaining, knowledgable and entertaining.
star-5
Amazing Tour
Elisa_B
, Jul 2022
Windsor Castle was a sight to see. Watching the changing of the guard was a highlight of the visit. We were able to stroll thru the town of Windsor which was an added bonus to the tour. Buckingham Palace was very regal. You could feel the history as you walk the halls that royalty and other dignitaries had walked. Both tours were great and our tour guide was fantastic as well.
star-5
Trip to the Queen's residences was excellent
Reid_R
, Sep 2019
We had a great local guide - Cliff! He took great care of us from the moment we boarded our coach for Windsor. We left around 8 am for the drive, and returned to London in the early afternoon where we skipped the lines and toured Buckingham Palace. Highly recommend you use a guided tour - it's worth the fast entry, especially during the busy tourist season in London.
star-4
Igor Volynski
Igor V
, Sep 2019
This trip is only provide bus to Windsor and back to Buckingham palace. Both places have audio tours. So, there is no point to use this tour.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
fun trip
Kenneth M
, Aug 2019
The guide was sooo funny. We had time to see both places, though when you put these two big attractions together, you may not do either one of the full justice, but it worked out ok with the time, just enough..
star-3
Day trip to Windsor and Buckingham
lambdins
, Jul 2019
Hope you enjoy standing in line. Stand in line at the Victoria bus station with numerous other day trips. This a day trip not a tour. This service will deliver you to Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace but that is it. So you start at the bus station waiting in line for your trip to be called. Then they will take you to your destination and another line and then finally another line for security. This isn't the fault of the day trip company. But to be honest I'm sick of crowds and lines. Once you arrive you are told that photography is not allowed in both the castle and the palace. SUCKS! So you are paying just to walk through and listen to a recording. Any memories you'd like to record, forget it. You'll have to buy the book. Then the airconditioning went out on our bus. Record heat. I know stuff happens so I'm not giving the company a single star. When leaving we did buy a book. So we could have some memory of what we had experienced. Left us thinking we should have just bought the book/DVD and skipped the whole thing. But there is something to seeing something first hand...
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Stunned at the beauty
Narelle_M
, Jul 2019
Loved the tour, I didn’t realise the amount of people who would be at Windsor and out guide and driver got us there nice and early so we could take full advantage of the morning. I’m glad we only booked the Windsor and buckingham palace, anything else would have been too much for 1 day.
star-3
Little Difficult
Frances_B
, Jul 2019
We arrived at Victoria Station and had no idea where to meet. Guess we were expecting someone out in front with a sign or at least a person directing us. Had to ask a competing tour company if they had any idea where were meeting. When we got to Windsor Castle we got off the bus and were sorta turned loose. I knew it was self guides but guess we were expecting the guide to at least follow us to get our hearing pieces, which were very hard to work and follow. Buckingham Palace was much better all the way around.
star-1
Buckingham Palace
Rossana_R
, Sep 2018
This is the greatest scam of all. First, it is a long line to get in. You are not allowed to take pictures. I expected to find memorabilia of the Royal Family, e.g., pictures when they were young, rooms they used, toys, clothes, etc. It's like being conned into going to an art museum that does not even have any original masterpiece to show. The art pieces are from Prince Charles' collection of unknown artists that he supports. For the love of God and all that is Holy, people, do not go inside. You might as well go to the Louvre, Brisitish Museum, Prada in Spain, the Duomo in Florence or the Vatican for that matter!!!!
star-4
Adorable Windsor
11debim
, Sep 2018
Such a quaint town and a beautiful castle! I can see why the queen thinks of it as her Home. Much more of personal feel than Buckingham Palace. And the grounds are gorgeous!Loved it a lot more than Buckingham palace..
star-3
ok
Linda_H
, Aug 2018
It was an easy way to see the two places but it was more just a bus ride, the guide was ok but did not add much to the experience.
star-5
buckingham palace
Diane_B
, Aug 2018
Our Guide Dereck was very good at giving us the details of the day as far as timing. He was very knowledgeable as well.
star-4
fun full day
Susan_R
, Aug 2018
James, our tour guide made the bus trip to Windsor worthwhile, otherwise slightly boring, Buckingham Palace was an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience.
star-5
Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Tour
davidlockwood
, Aug 2018
Our tour guide was excellent. The only downside was the initial group boarding process with all the tours departing from the same area at Victoria Station at the same time. Also please have the tour guide mention to people touring Buckingham Palace that there are no restroom facilities until the very end of the tour.

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