Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
Perhaps the most famous attraction of London, the Buckingham Palace is the home to the monarch of the United Kingdom. It has 775 rooms and measures 108 meters by 120 meters. It also serves as the administrative headquarters of the UK and is used for several official events and receptions. The extensive gardens are home to more than 350 varieties of wildflowers and are also home to numerous species of insects, birds and animals.
A ring of standing stones, the Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument that is believed to date back more than 5000 years. Each of the stones is about 13 feet high, and 7 feet wide, and weighs approximately 25 tons. How these massive stones were put in their place is widely debated, and it is believed to have been built originally as a burial ground. It is regarded as a cultural icon of the United Kingdom and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over the years, most of the stones have been displaced from their original positions. It was reconstructed in the early 2000s and is currently maintained with a great deal of care, owing to its widespread wear and tear in the 20th century.
You will begin with a tour of the Buckingham Palace and will get a chance to see what the Royal guards are protecting. As soon as you enter the palace, you will be provided with a multimedia guide, allowing you to explore this spectacular monument at your own pace. You will also learn a great deal about the palace and its history. You will also get a chance to visit the State Rooms, which are used by the Queen to entertain guests. Each of the 19 rooms is lavishly decorated and are a picture of luxury. You will be able to witness the 47-meter Picture Gallery, which contains some of the most famous works of art by the likes of Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci. You will end your tour with a walk through the picturesque garden on the south side.
In the afternoon, you will be taken by an air-conditioned bus to the Stonehenge. The Salisbury Plain around the monument is filled with beautiful landscapes, something that you will relish as you travel to the attraction. The Stonehenge presents a majestic sight, and the imposing stones are set symmetrically. You are not allowed to touch the stones but can only walk around it from a short distance away. You can discover the numerous fascinating theories surrounding this ancient attraction, and you can decide for yourself about its history! You will return to Kensington between 7 and 8 PM.
- Learn about the famous attractions with the help of a multimedia guide available in several languages
- Walk in the footsteps of some of the most influential people in the world, as you tour the numerous rooms of the Buckingham Palace.
- Discover one of the greatest ancient wonders of the world, and enjoy an extended visit of the Stonehenge.
- Relish a visit to the exuberant State Rooms, and witness its splendor firsthand!
- Admission to Buckingham Palace
- Multimedia tour of Buckingham
- Access to state rooms at the palace
- Transfers to and from London
- Admission to Stonehenge
Know Before You Go
Meeting Point and Timings
This tour runs daily until September 30th and begins at 9:30 AM from the Golden Tours Visitors Centre located at #4, Fountain Square, 123-151, Buckingham Palace Road, though the meeting time is 15 minutes prior to this, which is when we recommend you arrive at the tour office.
To get to the tour office, walk from the tube station towards Victoria coach station in the opposite direction of the Buckingham Palace. Before you reach the coach station, you will see the ‘Colonnade Walk’ on the left. Enter the walkway and turn left at the Subway sandwich store; the visitor center is behind the fountain.
Your tour of Buckingham Palace begins from here and, once your visit at the palace concludes, you must make your way back to the tour office so you can board your comfortable coach for your visit to Stonehenge.
You will be back in London by 8 PM and will be dropped back at Kensington (Gloucester Road).
Restrictions and Notices
- This tour is unescorted
- For safety reasons, pushchairs are not permitted in the State Rooms. They must be checked in and reclaimed at the exit. Baby-carriers are available for loan.
- A one-way system operates along the entire visitor route so be sure to check out the attractions thoroughly as you won’t be allowed to revisit them.
- Photography and filming are allowed for private use only and only in the Palace Gardens.
- This tour is not meant for individuals with impaired movement.
Strict Cancellation Policy
These tickets cannot be cancelled or rescheduled.
How To Redeem Tickets
You will receive an email with your Tour voucher instantly. Please display this mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID at the Golden Tour Visitor Centre, located at #4, Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, where you can redeem your printout.
How To Get There
Walk from the tube station towards Victoria coach station (in the opposite direction to), Buckingham Palace. Before you reach the coach station, you will see the ‘Colonnade Walk’ on the left. Enter the walkway and turn left at the Subway sandwich store; the visitor centre is behind the fountain.
Your tickets are valid for the date and time selected at the time of booking.