Experience the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony from our special vantage point at Buckingham Palace - the place to get the best photos! Begin your Royal adventure by travelling in comfort on board one of our superior coaches with Free WiFi and USB chargers at each seat, as your Blue Badge story-telling Guide takes you on the ultimate tour of all the major Royal locations.
Panoramic Tour (Morning)
Your day begins with a relaxing panoramic drive through London with your expert tour guide. Along the way, your guide will regale you with interesting stories and facts about London's long history.
On this scenic journey through the city, you will see all 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, we will 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.
Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace (afternoon)
The Rubens at the Palace Hotel is a luxurious, 5-star venue situated a stone's throw away from the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace. Relax and enjoy traditional afternoon tea in the lavish Palace Lounge, a bright, open space with panoramic views of The Queen's stables. Watch the comings and goings of the royal carriages as you dine on a selection of sumptuous sandwiches, delectable, fresh-made pastries and traditional scones with clotted cream and fruit preserve.
Scones Traditional Plain Honey & White Chocolate Served with homemade seasonal fruit preserve & clotted cream
Pastries THE CROWN - Cinnamon chocolate mousse, brownie biscuit, coconut marshmallow FRUIT FROM THE QUEEN’S ORCHARD - Seasonal glazed fruit-shaped mousse with compote ROYAL MACARON - Caramelised apples, coffee whipped ganache SEASONAL RUBENS ÉCLAIR - A choice of a seasonal éclair by the pastry chef BREAD & BUTTER - Sourdough bread pudding cream, rose and raspberry, lemon sponge tart
A choice of fine teas from P.M. DAVID SILVA & SONS Choose from a selection of black, green, white and herbal teas.
Please note that the menu is subject to variations.