Hire a guide for a private tour
For a truly memorable experience, why not book one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides for a private guided tour of the palace and/or gardens. Our guides are passionate about history, fun to be with and provide a whole range of fascinating facts and anecdotes to entertain all the family.
As well as general tours, our guides give specialist tours too: do contact us to find out if we run a tour on a topic that interests you, if you would prefer a tour with a costumed guide or if you fancy a roof tour! All of our guides are Institute of Tourist Guiding Level 2 qualified, which sets the gold standard for professional guiding.
Guides need to be booked and paid for in advance. If you are able to give a couple of weeks notice it will help us to match the most appropriate guide for your group, particularly if you are wanting a specialist tour, but please allow at least five working days to ensure a guide is available.
Tours start at £110 + VAT (£132) for a 1½ hour tour. This is in addition to palace admission tickets.
Three of our Guides are qualified to offer tours in French, German or Italian and one of our Guides is Deaf and a native British Sign Language user. These tours are subject to the availability of the guide so early booking is a requirement.
Three of our Guides have historic costumes so you could book a costumed tour guide - although this does cost more and is subject to the availability of these guides. They can only deliver tours in English.
We will always tailor the content to suit the needs of the group.
To hire your own private Guide, call 020 3166 6000 or email email@example.com. Or simply download the booking form at the bottom of this page!
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