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Westminster Abbey and the Changing of the Guard

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Hours 50 Minutes
Adult Cost: GBP 65 Per Person ( INR 6501 )
Child Cost: GBP 60 Per Child ( INR 6001 )
Tour Start Time: Starts at: 0900 Hrs

Operational Days of sightseeing

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Departure Point - Westminster Abbey

Tour Details

Enjoy a guided visit to Westminster Abbey, site of royal coronations, royal weddings, and the resting place of monarchs, poets and famous historical figures from the last 1000 years of British history and then see the Changing of the Guards, a tradition of pomp and pageantry typically British that never fails to impress. Westminster Abbey is one of the world's great churches, and for 1000 years has been the site of royal coronations. It has welcomed Kings, Queens and statesmen, royal weddings and most recently Prince William and Kate Middleton, and state funerals. Every British monarch since William the Conqueror in 1066 has been crowned in Westminster abbey, the most recent being Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. You'll see the Coronation Chair, commissioned in 1296 by Edward the Confessor, as well as his shrine. It is also the burial place of 17 British monarchs, the Unknown Soldier. After your visit to the Abbey, your guide will lead you to the Changing of the Guards. This world-famous ceremony takes place either at Buckingham Palace or at Horse Guards Parade, depending on the day. Your guide will make sure you are in a prime position to enjoy the best views at this crowded event. Enjoy commentary regarding the history and pageantry behind the ceremony, see the Queen's Foot Guards, with their red tunics and unmistakable bearskin hats, march to Buckingham Palace together with the military band or the Household Cavalry, complete with plumed silver helmets, ride in on their magnificent horses. End your tour at Buckingham Palace, the residence of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. See the famous balcony where the royal family appears during major events, and hear stories of intruders and princes scaling the walls to get both inside and out.

Tour Inclusions

  • Entrance ticket with skip the line access to Westminster Abbey, English guide, small groups of 25 people or fewer, headsets when appropiate.

Cancellation

A 15% refund applies to completely untilized sightseeing (atleast 5 days prior to commencement of the tour).Within 5 days it is non refundable.

Additional Info

  • Operational from 01st Apr 2019 - 31st Oct 2019.

Note*: Please note that Westminster Abbey is subject to last minute, unforeseen closures. Changing of the Guard will not operate in heavy rain and will be replaced with an extended walking tour. This service ends outside Buckingham Palace around 11:45. Entrance into Westminster Abbey requires a modest dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. City Wonders cannot be held responsible for refused entry due to improper dress. It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. City Wonders guides will have a City Wonders sign with the name of the tour at the meeting point for easy recognition. For help with meeting points or other urgent issues, please phone UK Free Toll +44 800 098 8019. This tour involves a fair amount of walking and much of the Abbey floor and steps are uneven. We recommend comfortable shoes for all guests. Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Westminster Abbey does not permit large or bulky items of luggage. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour. There are no cloakroom facilities at the Abbey in which such luggage can be stored.