Day trip

Buckingham Palace & Windsor Castle: Full-Day Tour

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Activity provider: Evan Evans Tours
Day trip

Buckingham Palace & Windsor Castle: Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Evan Evans Tours

From US$ 145.50 per person

Experience a royal day out with guided tours of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. Get a glimpse into the Queen of England's official residence before heading to the largest, continuously occupied castle in Europe.

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Duration 10 hours
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Chinese, German, Russian, Japanese, French, Italian, English, Spanish, Portuguese


  • Visit the 19 lavish State Rooms at Buckingham Palace
  • Discover the 900-year-old ancestral home of the British monarchy
  • Tour Windsor Castle and its grounds
  • See the State Apartments and Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House
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Begin the tour at Buckingham Palace, one of the few working royal palaces in the world. Explore the 19 lavish State Rooms with the help of a multimedia guide. After exploring on your own, meet the tour guide and board a coach for the ride to Windsor.

Windsor Castle, the world’s largest occupied castle, has been home to the royal family for over 900 years. Explore the castle grounds and St. George's Chapel, one of the finest examples of English medieval church architecture and the burial site of King Henry VIII.

Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession - July 22 to October 2, 2022

Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession will include portraits of the Queen taken by Dorothy Wilding, alongside items of Her Majesty’s personal jewelry worn for the portrait sittings.

Shortly after Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne on February 6, 1952, the first official photographic sitting with the new Queen was granted to the photographer Dorothy Wilding.

The series of photographs taken of the Queen in 1952 are remarkable for their modern, emblematic approach, and they have formed the basis of the Queen's image on postage stamps from 1953 until 1971.

Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Coronation - until September 26, 2022

At Windsor Castle, the Coronation Dress and Robe of Estate worn by the Queen for her coronation at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, will be on display.

Designed by the British couturier Sir Norman Hartnell, the dress was created in the finest white duchesse satin, richly embroidered in a lattice-work effect with an iconographic scheme of floral emblems in gold and silver thread and pastel-colored silks, encrusted with pearls, sequins, and crystals.

Her Majesty’s Robe of Estate was made by the royal robe-makers Ede and Ravenscroft of purple silk velvet. The goldwork embroidery design features wheat ears and olive branches, symbolizing prosperity and peace, surrounding the crowned intertwined EIIR cipher.

It took 12 embroideresses using 18 different types of gold thread and more than 3,500 hours to complete the work between March and May in 1953.

  • Entry tickets to the Buckingham Palace State Rooms
  • Entry to Windsor Castle and the State Apartments
  • Luxury round-trip coach travel with complimentary WiFi
  • Professional tour guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

Tour departs from outside the entrance to the The Queens Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Multimedia audio guides are available at both Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle and are available in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Mandarin
  • As a working royal palace, Windsor Castle is used frequently by The Queen for state ceremonies and official entertaining. Therefore, arrangements may change without notice
  • St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle is closed to visitors on Sundays
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Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 22 reviews

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Really good experience. Our tour guide Deborah was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We were expecting more guiding in the palaces but Buckingham Palace allows no guides in at all. Our guide did a very good job outside getting us set up with what to expect and a few points to look out for. There was plenty of time to fully explore Buckingham Palace but the Windsor portion of the trip seemed a little rushed and tight on time.

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March 26, 2023

Tour bello e merita tantissimo. A causa dell'intenso traffico siamo arrivati a Winsor con poco tempo a disposizione. Avevamo si due ore e mezza di tempo per la visita, ma se ci fosse stata un'oretta in più....avremmo potuto vedere con più calma il tutto. Attenzione: per guida in italiano si intende audio guide sul posto, ma l'accompagnatore, sebbene gentile e disponibile a dare tutte li informazioni, molto brava, parlava solo inglese. Per info: l' accompagnatore organizza per entrare senza coda, la corriera ed entrata per Winsor, ma non accompagna durante la visita (che si fa con audio guide). Entrambi sono comunque luoghi impermeabili

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March 26, 2023

Accoglienza: la guida spiega con una mappa( dove è segnato il punto d'incontro per il transfert per Windsor) come si svolgerà la giornata. Buckingham Palace: visita con audioguida (noi abbiamo scelto in italiano,ma sono disponibili anche altre lingue). Terminata la visita, pausa pranzo in autonomia. Dopodiché, all'orario e al punto d'incontro scritto sulla mappa, abbiamo rincontrato la guida e con il pullman siamo andati a Windsor. Anche qui sono disponibili audioguide in lingua.

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March 26, 2023

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