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London & Windsor: Royal Sites Full Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Evan Evans Tours

London & Windsor: Royal Sites Full Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Evan Evans Tours
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From US$ 108.39 per person

This fantastic full day guided tour provides the perfect introduction to London most famous landmarks along with a visit to the magnificent Windsor Castle.

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Duration 9.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See London's most iconic sights and landmarks
  • Learn interesting little-known facts about London
  • Explore historical Windsor Castle
Full description

The day begins with a relaxing panoramic drive through London with an expert tour guide. Along the way, your guide will regale you with interesting stories and facts about London's long history. On this scenic morning journey through the city of Westminster, you will see many of London's most iconic sights, including Westminster Abbey, the iconic Elizabeth Tower, also known as 'Big Ben' and much, much more! Changing of the Guard Ceremony At Buckingham Palace, stop to watch a ceremony that is the epitome of the pomp and pageantry for which Britain is famous for around the world. Elite soldiers from the British military, also known as the Household Division, have been dutifully guarding the monarch since 1660. During the ceremony, immaculately turned out guards from the New Guard arrive to assume responsibility for protecting Buckingham Palace. Accompanied by a regimental marching band, the soldiers of the Household Division are instantly recognisable in their bearskin caps and scarlet tunics. Windsor Castle Your expert Guide will lead you to Windsor Castle, a favoured weekend retreat of Her Majesty The Queen and the largest, continuously occupied castle in the world. Explore more than 900 years of history at this royal residence and ancestral home of the British royal family. Enjoy a Tour through the State Apartments, the centrepiece of the castle and grandest apartments in all of England. Built to rival the opulence of the Palace of Versailles in France, you'll walk through the same rooms still in use by members of the royal family today. Visit St George's Chapel, where Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in a ceremony broadcast to millions around the world. Construction on this beautiful chapel began in 1475 under the reign of Edward IV, and today it is the resting place of 10 former monarchs including the infamous Henry VIII. Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Coronation - departures between 22nd July - 26th September 2022 At Windsor Castle, the Coronation Dress and Robe of Estate worn by The Queen for her Coronation at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953 will be on display. Designed by the British couturier Sir Norman Hartnell, the dress was created in the finest white duchesse satin, richly embroidered in a lattice-work effect with an iconographic scheme of national and Commonwealth floral emblems in gold and silver thread and pastel-coloured silks, encrusted with seed pearls, sequins and crystals. Her Majesty’s Robe of Estate was made by the royal robe-makers Ede and Ravenscroft of purple silk velvet. The goldwork embroidery design features wheat ears and olive branches, symbolising prosperity and peace, surrounding the crowned intertwined EIIR cipher. It took 12 embroideresses, using 18 different types of gold thread, more than 3,500 hours to complete the work between March and May 1953.

Includes
  • Expert Blue Badge Guide.
  • Superior Coach.
  • Wi-Fi & USB Charging On-board.
  • Entrance to Windsor Castle.
  • Personal Audio Headset to hear the live commentary.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Lunch.
  • Gratuities.
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors

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Meeting point

Evan Evans kiosk located opposite Gate 1, inside Victoria Coach Station.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle is closed to visitors on Sundays. On occasion the State Apartments may be closed.
  • The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace currently takes place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (subject to availability). On other days we see the changing of the guard at Horse Guards Parade.
  • There will be approximately 45 minutes free time for lunch in the Victoria area between the morning Royal London tour and the afternoon Royal Windsor tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

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The travel guide perhaps could have informed the group as to the days schedule regarding driving times, toilet brakes, etc. The lunch was quite disappointing. The driver did an excellent job and the guide assisted each participant in directing them to their hotel from the alternate tour ending point.

June 23, 2022

Très bonne organisation, guides excellents.

June 28, 2022

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