Spend a day walking in the footsteps of royalty on this regal day trip from London to truly experience how the other half lives. This small group Windsor Castle tour from London allows you to avoid the crowded tour buses and large groups that make their way to and from this historic residence on overly tight schedules. Relax and enjoy the day as your guide takes care of all the arrangements, providing personal attention and allowing you to spend as much time in Windsor as you like after you tour the castle.
Meet your guide at Waterloo Station in central London and with your pre-booked round trip tickets, you’ll leisurely board your train to the quaint English village of Windsor. Settle comfortably into your seat as the scenic British countryside drifts by, accompanied by your guide’s entertaining introduction to Windsor and its proud royal heritage - Windsor Castle is the longest-occupied palace in Europe, having housed all British monarchs since Henry I, and is still a favorite weekend retreat of Queen Elizabeth II.
Once you arrive, you’ll be eager to explore with your enthusiastic guide. Meander through the cobbled lanes bordered by Tudor townhouses and peek through traditional blown-glass windows as your guide offers a fascinating insight into living with the Royal Family as your neighbors. However, they are not the only beloved English figures to have left a footprint on this picturesque town. Shakespeare walked these very streets and used them as the setting for his play The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Now it’s time to see where their grandmother lives. Windsor Castle is a treasure trove of royal history. The splendor of this palace will reveal itself to you as you are expertly steered through its rooms by the official audio tour.
Explore the ornate State Apartments where visiting dignitaries are hosted among artworks by Rembrandt and Rubens. Delight in Queen Mary’s dollhouse, a perfect miniature of an aristocratic home lavishly furnished with the finest of tiny handmade artifacts. Admire the intricate Gothic architecture of St. George’s Chapel, final resting place of monarchs including Henry VIII. At the turn of every palatial corridor, another royal jewel lays waiting to be unearthed by you.
After visiting the castle, you’ll be free to remain in Windsor to explore to your heart’s content before you return to London using your flexible train tickets.
On tours cancelled more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund. For tours cancelled less than 72 hours before scheduled departure time, we are unable to offer refunds. Instead we suggest that customers reschedule their tour for another time more convenient for them.
Changes made to bookings within the 72 hour window will be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling, headsets and administration.
We strongly advise against arriving at the meeting point without a booking as we cannot guarantee that there will be space left on the tour. Our guides are unable to accept payment for tours so any bookings made on the spot will still need to be processed over the phone with payment by credit card.
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