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Self-Guided Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Tour

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icon10 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Get a glimpse inside the residence of Her Majesty the Queen on a self-guided tour of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, only available for eight weeks of the year. As well as enjoying access to both royal landmarks, you'll be escorted to Buckingham Palace by a tour representative and transported to and from Windsor Castle by a driver. Ideal for independent travelers, this package allows you to explore each regal residence at your own pace.
  • 10.5-hour self-guided tour of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle from London
  • Ideal for independent travelers and first-time visitors
  • Glimpse the inside of Buckingham Palace on a self-guided tour, only available eight weeks per year
  • Explore Windsor Castle, another official residence of Her Majesty the Queen, independently
  • Return transfers from central London to Windsor are included
  • Small-group tour limited to nine people
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Transportation to Windsor by luxury air-conditioned coach
Admission to Buckingham Palace
Admission to Windsor Castle
Gratuities
Food and beverages unless stated differently
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Guide

Departure Point

Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W, UK

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Once booked, this tour cannot be cancelled
  • Please note there is a 15 minute walk to Buckingham Palace at the start of this tour
  • 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 for safety reasons
  • Photography and filming (for private use only) and use of mobile phones are permitted in the Palace garden. Mobile phones must be switched off elsewhere on the visitor route
  • Please note: this is an unescorted tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • St. George’s Chapel is closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout the day. Worshippers are welcome to attend the services.
  • Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House is currently closed until further notice.
  • Please note: the tour itinerary and order may change.
  • Clients that require mobility access must book directly with Buckingham Palace on (+44) (0)303 123 7324
  • Windsor Castle closures:
  • 25 and 26 December – Castle completely closed.
  • Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Golden Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Self-Guided Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Self-Guided Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Self-Guided Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Self-Guided Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Self-Guided Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Self-Guided Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Self-Guided Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Self-Guided Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Self-Guided Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Self-Guided Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "Perhaps 3/4 mile - and then every castle is a defensive uphillPhotos not allowed in either interior buildingThese palaces are fabulously incredible ( probably in an off-season) ." See review

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Drop point
rosemerryso
, Sep 2018
Tour should drop passengers back to the nearest station where we depart, instead of 3 stations away.
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Not as crowded as the Vatican
Harry4955
, Aug 2018
I thought that the self guided tours in both locations was the way to see these fabulous places. But I would not do them on the same days- not enough time. HUGE crowds at each location so the group entry appeared to save a lot of waiting in line to buy tickets. But you are packed almost as tight as the underground at rush hour. Windsor - you have to hoof it a fair distance up a hill -not close to the entry to the castle. Perhaps 3/4 mile - and then every castle is a defensive uphillPhotos not allowed in either interior buildingThese palaces are fabulously incredible ( probably in an off-season) . Buckingham is more frilly - Windsor has more of a military feeling - but the finery and art will wear you out The bus met near Victoria Coach Station - but dropped us off a bit west due to traffic and their timing - that was less than appreciated.
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