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Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Day Trip from London

157 reviews
| 7 hours 30 minutes


At a glance
Category: Day Trips, Tours
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Informative, friendly and professional guide
All entrance fees included
After an early start, you'll visit Windsor Castle, where more than 900 years of royal history await. Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, is today one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. Walk through the magnificent grounds and explore the State Apartments. If you're lucky you may catch the official Changing of the Guard or soak up the splendor of St. George's Chapel. After your visit to Windsor, you'll take a drive through Runnymede, where King John signed the Magna Carta.

Next, immerse yourself in the lavishly furnished rooms from the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace! The palace hosts many official events and receptions held by the Queen, so areas are exclusively opened for limited time only during the summer so book early!

Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain's sovereigns since 1837, and today it is the Queen's official residence. Take the audio tour and learn about the royal history. Your visit is independent and will conclude here so you can explore at leisure.

Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration

This spectacular exhibition shows the many ways in which diamonds have been used by British monarchs over the last 200 years. It includes a number of The Queen’s personal jewels - those inherited by Her Majesty or acquired during her reign. The exhibition reveals how many of these extraordinary stones have undergone a number of transformations, having been re-cut or incorporated into new settings during their fascinating history.

Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
Local guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines and entrance fees to Windsor and Buckingham Palace
Hotel drop-off
Hotel pick-up
Gratuities (optional)
Food and drinks, unless specified


Meeting point
Victoria Coach Station, London


Luisana D,
Jan 2018

This was truly the highlight of my grad trip, thank you!

Donna S,
Oct 2017

The best tour of my life!

Lords of Monksbridge,
Oct 2017

With my love of all things Royal imagine my delight when I discovered that Buckingham Palace was to be open whilst we were in the UK and that it was doubled up with Windsor was just the icing on the cake. Nothing I can say will convey the absolute brilliance of walking through the oldest inhabited Royal Palace in the world or the main London residence of Her Majesty. Windsor was incredible and to try and describe it would be pointless but I will say that the ice cream there was the best I have ever had. Similarly Buckingham Palace is simply breathtaking my only disappointment was that you couldn't take photos inside, which is understandable, but even that couldn't dampen the absolute thrill I got from being there. If you get the chance to see both then don't miss it. Bath in the glory of two of the most beautiful palaces/castles in the world.

William F,
Sep 2017

Excellent! Perfect opportunity to view and tour both palaces.

greg l,
Sep 2017

Absolutely fabulous, would do it again.

Susan K,
Sep 2017

Loved Windsor Palace and the town. Buckingham Palace was amazing and very happy to be in London when the Queen wasn't! My only criticism of this tour was the lack of communication by the tour guides. We were told to be at the bus by 12:30pm after visiting Windsor Castle. Therefore, most of us took precious time to eat lunch because we knew Buckingham would be next. When we arrived at Buckingham, the guide said we had 1 hour to eat lunch before our tour. That was 1 hour we could have used at Windsor Castle instead of eating. We were not able to finish seeing Windsor Castle and that was extremely disturbing. In addition, the guide took us to Buckingham, gave us our tickets, and left. She never said that we were on our own after that. Of course, we figured it out but customer service was lacking on this particular tour.

Sep 2017

The tour was good but for the Windsor Castle we had to do a big line to enter, even if advised in the description of the tour that you will skip the lines. The Buckingham Palace was great.

Janet R,
Aug 2017

The trip was great! The only drawback was that I had to wait an hour between Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace outside of Buckingham Palace before going in. This could've maybe been planned a bit better to have a bit more time at Windsor Castle. However, everything else went very smoothly.

JoseMaria M,
Oct 2017

Great opulent castles. But kinda crowded and un-guided. Oh, and no pictures allowed inside!!!

Sep 2017

Loved both Buckingham and Windsor! The tour guide was average-a little scatterbrained.