Travel from Westminster to Windsor Castle, a historical trip that seamlessly weaves together iconic landmarks, rich history, and breathtaking views. As your expert guide leads you through this enchanting route, you'll discover the fascinating connections between Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle, while immersing yourself in the charm of London's iconic sites.
The tour begins at the grandeur of Westminster Abbey, see this architectural marvel from outside, steeped in centuries of royal ceremonies and historic events. As you step onto the streets, Whitehall unfolds before you, lined with government offices and witnessing the ebb and flow of British political history. Your guide will unveil tales of power, intrigue, and resilience as you traverse this venerable thoroughfare. Crossing Westminster Bridge, the panoramic sweep of the River Thames comes into your view, accompanied by the silhouette of the iconic London Eye against the sky. The bridge itself is a work of art, offering unobstructed views of the Parliament, Big Ben, and the striking architecture that defines the London skyline.
Next on the itinerary is the bustling Waterloo Station, a train station with a storied past and head towards the charming town of Windsor. Upon arrival at Windsor, feeling relaxed and refreshed, you will be eager to explore this authentically English town with your enthusiastic guide. Explore cobbled lanes bordered by black and white Tudor edifices and peek through traditional blown-glass windows as your guide offers fascinating insights into life alongside the British Royal Family. They are not the only beloved English figures to have an association with this picturesque town, however – Shakespeare walked these very streets and used them as the setting for his play The Merry Wives of Windsor. Having listened to and experienced the storied past of this famous town, allow our guide to lead you to the magnificent centerpiece of your tour- Windsor Castle.
On your self-guided visit, admire the ornate State Apartments where visiting dignitaries are hosted among artworks by Rembrandt and Rubens. Admire the intricate Gothic architecture of St. George’s Chapel, final resting place of Queen Elizabeth II. At the end of your visit, you’ll be free to revisit places of interest or explore even further before you return at leisure to London using your flexible train tickets.