Half-day tour to Royal Windsor Castle and Historic Town

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Tour Number

Activity Level

310624


Categories

Local Experience, Food and Wine, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. The town centre is pedestrian friendly. It discourages private motor cars and bans coaches

Friendly: No.
There is s short steep hill from the station in Windsor. It takes 5 minutes. There is an alternative arrival point if required at another town centre railway station which avoids the hill climb. Most visitors of average fitness can handle the hill well.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

The place Queen Elizabeth 2nd considers to be her home and she loves best


The trip is a minimum half day to the oldest and longest inhabited castle in the world, and more than 900 years old. We will visit the inside of the Castle containing many treasures. It is the essence of a medieval castle, overlooking the beautiful River Thames and Windsor Great Park, and one that has never been successfully attacked. It is a huge building where the Queen spends most of her "off duty" time in her private apartments. There is much to see in the large public areas and "State Apartments". These are crammed full of valuable furniture, world class paintings, artefacts, and armour. The Castle is situated in the heart of the ancient surrounding old town of Windsor, with some buildings on the castle fringe dating back nearly 600 years in a warren of alleyways. The compact town lends itself to exploration, with shops, restaurants, and cafes. It is possible to stroll by the River or visit the famous adjacent village of Eton, known for its world famous public school , educating prime ministers.

Itinerary

1. Meet in the Hotel Lobby or at the point of departure at the central London railway station
2. Travel by Local Train to the Castle - 1 hr approx from railway departure point
3. Walk to Castle (10 minutes). Tour Castle 90 minutes with the Guide describing the history and extensive interior cultural contents including furniture and world class paintings. This is the weekend home of The Queen
4. Accompanied walk back to the Local Windsor train station
5. Customer can decide to remain in Windsor and spend free time there. Recommended to have lunch and see the local sights. There is an extensive opportunity to see local shops, with many cafes, restaurants and specialist shops (Eton in particular)

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 5 hours

The tour is by local central London train from either Waterloo or Paddington Station. The train timetable will dictate the precise start time from the station. Journey time is approximately 1 hour to Windsor

Transportation

This trip will be by pleasant local train and moderate walking

What’s Included

Other: All accompanied guiding services from Hotel to Windsor and back again for the duration of the tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 pounds - This covers the cost per person to travel to/from London - Windsor, and the Castle entry ticket cost. Local refreshments meals and shopping are extra's paid locally

What’s Extra

Other: Adult roundtrip train fare London/Windsor = £15.00 per person
Adult castle entry ticket = £20.50 per person (approximately)
All refreshments, souvenirs or local shopping

Restrictions

There are no restrictions and I can arrange car transport if required in a private vehicle.

A Recent Review of this tour

Barry was excellent. The weather was cool and raining, but he was constantly of good cheer. He has exceptional knowledge of not only Windsor Castle but of greater London itself. He's relaxed, let us go at our own pace, and explained everything with patience and humor. He is absolutely thorough, leaving no detail unattended, including sharing his umbrella and watching out for traffic on the crowded sidewalks. An outstanding tour with an extraordinary guide. Highly recommended.
Bruce Weber

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