1. London: Coronation Tour, Afternoon Tea & Westminster Abbey
Discover the locations, stories, and traditions behind the newly crowned King’s first moments in the heart of Westminster. Benefit from priority entry and a coronation-themed guided visit to Westminster Abbey, a walk along the coronation procession route, and afternoon tea at a historic hotel. Meet your guide outside Westminster Abbey, the site of 40 coronations since 1066. Skip the main entrance line at the Abbey and enjoy a guided tour of one of London's most iconic landmarks. Learn about the history, ceremony, and highlights of the coronation of King Charles III. Hear about the influential figures who have ascended to the throne throughout the centuries. Learn about the history and construction of the abbey, and admire its ornate nave, chapels, and shrines. After your tour of the abbey, follow in the footsteps of many kings and queens as you stroll along the coronation procession route toward Buckingham Palace. Walk along Horse Guards Parade, where you may be able to snap a photo with the mounted cavalry of the King’s Horse Guards. Stop by the Duke of York Column, near the bottom of The Mall. Continue walking up and pass by the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Memorial. Admire the exterior of St James’s Palace, which still functions as a royal residence, and Clarence House which has housed His Majesty and the Queen Consort as well as many other royals. See Lancaster House, which is the nearby neighbor of the most famous palace in Britain. This Grade 1-listed mansion even served as a stand-in for Buckingham Palace in the hit Netflix series, The Crown. Finally, stand in awe outside the magnificent Buckingham Palace, the most famous residence of the British Royal Family. Hear of the many stories attached to this internationally-renowned palace. Finish up in style with a quintessentially British tradition of afternoon tea at a historic hotel in Westminster. Learn about the strong links between this time-honored British institution and the royal family, as you enjoy your tea, cakes, sandwiches, freshly baked scones and a celebratory glass of Champagne.