Visit the 900-year old castle home to monarchs and enjoy lunch in a Windsor town restaurant.
A private guided tour of Windsor Castle. This historic royal residence has belonged continuously to the sovereigns of England since the 11th C.
In 1348, Edward III founded the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Britain's highest order of chivalry. This order has its home here at Windsor and the knights worshiped at St George's Chapel - and their modern counterparts still do to this day.
PLEASE NOTE: St George's Chapel (where Harry and Meghan were married on the 19th May 2018), is not open for sightseeing on Sundays.
Afterwards, lunch at a river-side restaurant, or one of the many places to eat in the town, before heading back to London's Paddington station.
Travel from your central London location to Windsor - train journey about 45 minutes.
Private guided tour of Windsor Castle (we can only visit the parts normally open to the public). Some locations such as the State Apartments do not permit guiding inside but usually permit guides to accompany their guests around the various rooms.
Lunch/refreshments - I can pre-book a restaurant if required
I accompany you back to central London by train.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Central London location. Either at Paddington station or at your central London hotel.
End location: Central London. Either at Paddington station or I can accompany you back to your central London hotel on the London underground.
Duration: 6 hours 30 min.
This includes the time it takes to travel from your central London hotel to Paddington station, rail travel from Paddington to Windsor (about an hour), time spent in Windsor Castle (2 to 2.5 hours), lunch, and travel back to Paddington station and then back to your hotel via the London underground.
National rail service from Padington station to Windsor & Eton and back to Paddington and walking.
My London Blue Badge Tourist Guiding expertise and passion for history.
My entry to Windsor Castle.
My tour planning expertise.
My return train fare to and from London.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 GBP - If you have purchased your entry tickets to Windsor Castle in advance on-line, then all you will need is your train fares from London and returning from Windsor and lunch/refreshments.
Your entry tickets to Windsor Castle - about £20 (less if bought on-line in advance - family ticket options available) IT IS ESSENTIAL TO BUY YOUR WINDSOR CASTLE TICKETS IN ADVANCE ON-LINE OR WE WILL HAVE TO JOIN A POTENTIALLY LENGTHY AND TIME-CONSUMING QUEUE ON THE DAY!!! I'll send you a link to their ticket website.
Your return train fares from central London - about £17 for an adult return fare. Can be purchased in advance or on the day.
Any purchases made on the day and any entry frees to other attractions.
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Vivien was fabulous! Extremely helpful, knowledgable and even offered to take us somewhere else after our tour was over. Highly recommend.