Experience two of Britain's finest Royal residences on this fantastic full-day tour to Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. Get a rare glimpse inside the King of England's official residence at Buckingham Palace before heading to the largest, continuously occupied castle in Europe and ancestral home of the monarchy at Windsor.
Queen's Gallery Entrance Your Expert Guide will be waiting to greet you at the entrance to the Queen's Gallery (the art museum located just around the facade of Buckingham Palace). The Queens Gallary is a 10-minute walk from London Victoria Station and Victoria Underground Station. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the tour (meeting at 9:00 am and the tour starts at 9:15 am).
The Windsor Castle part of the tour departs from Evan Evans office at 13:00 (please arrive no later than 12:45 to check in)
The transfer between Buckingham Palace and Evan Evans tours office is not provided (10-15 min walk)
The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace serves as the official London residence of His Majesty The King and is one of the few remaining working royal palaces in the world today. Each summer, when the Palace is not being used in its official capacity, visitors can enjoy the 19 magnificent State Rooms that provide the setting for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining by members of the Royal Family.
The rooms are furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, and Van Dyck, sculpture by Canova, exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world.
Visitors to the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace will see the White Drawing Room, perhaps the most beautiful of all the State Rooms with its spectacular crystal chandelier, the Music Room, where guests are presented on the occasion of a State Visit, and the Throne Room, which was the setting for the formal photographs following the wedding of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales.
The town of Windsor is best known for its historical links to the British royal family, and it is suitably steeped in pageantry and history. Towering over the rest of the town is Windsor Castle, the ancestral home of the English and later British monarchy and the largest inhabited castle in the world.
It has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years and is today one of the official residences of His Majesty The King. Occupying over 10.5 hectares, the Castle offers a varied day out for visitors, including a visit to the magnificent State Apartments and St George's Chapel. The Castle's State Apartments are furnished with some of the finest works from the Royal Collection, reflecting the changing tastes of the Castle's royal occupants, particularly those of Charles II and George IV.
Among the masterpieces on display are paintings by Holbein, Rubens, and Van Dyck, Sèvres porcelain, and exquisite English and French furniture. Many of the works of art are still in the historic settings for which they were first collected or commissioned by the kings and queens who have lived at Windsor.
London Victoria Train Station Your Tour will finish outside London Victoria Train Station, centrally located and easily accessible by national rail and underground, it is serviced by the Victoria, District and Circle Lines and is in Travel Zone 1.
Days of operation: 14th July - 24th September 2023, Thursday-Monday inclusive