Official London residence of the monarchy since 1837, Buckingham Palace is the centrepiece and jewel in the British crown. Starting its life as a private house called 'Buckingham House' built in 1705 for the Duke of Buckingham, it was eventually brought into royal hands in 1761 by King George III and renovated over time into the palace as we know it today.
Recognised around the world, Buckingham Palace opens its doors every summer to visitors from around the world. On this tour of the State Rooms, you'll see important rooms such as the Throne Room, The White Drawing Room and the Ballroom, each more lavishly decorated than the last and filled with ornate furniture, paintings and treasures.
Enjoy the tour at your own pace with an audio multimedia guide that explains the history of the palace and the various rooms within the State Rooms. At the end of your tour, you'll walk along the south side of the Palace garden, where you'll meet your guide before the next part of your Royal journey.
The largest, continuously occupied castle in Europe, Windsor Castle is the spiritual home of the monarchy with a history that stretches back more than 900 years to the days of William the Conqueror. Marvel at the splendour of the State Apartments, renowned as the grandest apartments in England, where paintings by Van Dyck and Rubens hang from the walls, and the ceilings are painted with elaborate, magnificent murals.
Step inside St George’s Chapel, where HRH Prince Harry married Ms Meghan Markle, and the tombs of prominent previous monarchs are located, including Henry VIII and Charles I. If Her Majesty is in Windsor during your visit, you may even be fortunate enough to see the Royal Standard flying on the flagpole of the Round Tower.
Your two-course lunch includes:
- Pan-roasted Chicken Breast with Wilted Greens & Buttered New Potatoes
- Vegetarian: Goats Cheese with Mediterranean Vegetables and potatoes
- Vegan: Penne Arrabbiata
- Dessert: Apple Crumble
Tour Starts: 9.15am, Queen's Gallery entrance (meeting time 9.00am)
Tour Finishes: approx 6.30pm, Victoria Train Station
Queen Mary's Dolls' House at Windsor Castle will be closed to visitors from Friday, 6 July, until further notice.
*Languages: English, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin & Russian.
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Passengers travelling in a wheelchair please contact us prior to travel. Unfortunately mobility scooters are not permitted inside Buckingham Palace