A capital royal break
Step inside Buckingham Palace to discover its many treasures and magnificent state rooms, plus you will see the Royal Gifts exhibition - a collection of gifts presented to HM the Queen over the past 65 years. You'll also visit picturesque Royal Windsor, and have the chance to enjoy admission to the Queen's Gallery or a guided tour of Clarence House.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
- Admission to Buckingham Palace and the Royal Gifts exhibition
- A short Royal London sightseeing tour
- A visit to Royal Windsor
- One night's bed and continental breakfast accommodation at a three-star standard hotel in the Heathrow/Slough area
- Return coach travel from your chosen pick-up point
- The services of a friendly Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Leaving the local area in the early morning we'll head to Royal Windsor. Wander the pretty streets of this lovely riverside town, or pre-purchase tickets to Windsor Castle to see the magnificent State Apartments.
After a pleasant afternoon in Windsor we'll continue to our overnight hotel.
After breakfast we'll return to London. Our day in the capital begins with our trip to Buckingham Palace. Marvel at the State Rooms - lavishly furnished with many of the greatest paintings, porcelain, sculptures and furniture from the Royal Collection - and visit the Royal Gifts exhibition, which tells the story of the Queen's reign through a wide-ranging display of official gifts presented to Her Majesty by world leaders from every continent over the past 65 years. Don't miss the West Terrace's Garden Cafe, which boasts views over the famous lawn, or the exclusive range of merchandise available in the Royal Collection Shop.
Depending on your departure date you'll also be able to pre-book a tour of Clarence House (August), home to the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, or the exquisite Queen's Gallery (September), which will be hosting a Canaletto and the Art of Venice exhibition - showcasing the world's finest selection of paintings, drawings and prints by Venice's most famous vedutista (view-painter), Canaletto.
Afterwards, we'll take a short sightseeing tour of some of London's other royal sites before beginning our journey home.
Coach seating arrangements
Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)
Joining your holiday
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
If you have any special needs regarding accessibility, it is important that you let us know at the time of booking so that we can request the appropriate arrangements at Buckingham Palace.