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Simply Windsor Castle Tour from London with Transportation and Audio Guides

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Visit Windsor Castle — one of Queen Elizabeth II’s official residences — with this independent, full-day experience, which includes an entrance ticket and round-trip transport from London. Travel in a comfortable, climate-controlled coach to the Royal Borough of Windsor, and then make the most of free time to explore the castle with an audio guide.
  • Explore Windsor Castle at your own pace with an audio guide
  • Walk through must-visit sites like St George’s Chapel and see the final resting place of King Henry VIII
  • See Queen Mary’s Dolls House and admire art by Rembrandt inside the State Apartments
  • Watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside the castle grounds
Admission to Windsor Castle
Entry to Windsor Castle State Apartments
Audio guides at Windsor Castle (subject to availability)
Gratuities
Tour guide. Please note that this tour is unescorted

Departure Point

Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W, UK

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Return Details

Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London SW7 4SF, UK
Begin with a pickup from Golden Tours Visitors Centre in central London, and then take in the beautiful English countryside as you drive west to Windsor, a postcard-perfect town best known as the home of Windsor Castle.

Head inside the stately castle — whose grounds stretch some 13 acres (5 hectares) — and make the most of around two hours of free time to explore independently. Plug into your included audio guide and learn about the castle’s history as you check off the royal residences most impressive highlights.

See Queen Mary’s Doll House, created by British architect Sir Edwin Lutyets; explore the lavishly decorated State Apartments; admire masterpieces by Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci and other luminaries; and watch the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (time permitting), which takes place daily.

When the time comes, meet your coach at the prearranged time and place, and travel back to London.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Windsor Castle
Departing from Central London, your driver will take you straight to Windsor Castle for an extended visit. Upon arrival at Windsor Castle audio guides are available in different languages. Windsor Castle Steeped in history, Windsor Castle perches proudly on a lush wooded hill overlooking the Thames. Dating back to Norman times, with sweeping landscaped gardens and turreted Round Tower, it’s easy to see why it’s the Queen’s favorite weekend residence. Enjoy a fascinating through–the–keyhole peek at the lavish State Apartments, home to priceless artworks by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci, and visit St. George’s Chapel, the atmospheric final resting place of former monarchs including Henry VIII. You can visit Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, a truly incredible structure complete with working lifts, running water, electricity and wine bottles, all in miniature! This tour is unescorted and you will spend approximately 2 hours at Windsor Castle.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Audio guides are available at Windsor Castle in multiple languages (English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish)- subject to availability.
  • St. George’s Chapel is closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout the day. Worshippers are welcome to attend the services.
  • *During Peak Periods, Additional Vehicles Without Wi-Fi May Be Used
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House is currently closed until further notice.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Golden Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Simply Windsor Castle Tour from London with Transportation and Audio Guides?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Simply Windsor Castle Tour from London with Transportation and Audio Guides.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Simply Windsor Castle Tour from London with Transportation and Audio Guides?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Simply Windsor Castle Tour from London with Transportation and Audio Guides.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Simply Windsor Castle Tour from London with Transportation and Audio Guides?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Simply Windsor Castle Tour from London with Transportation and Audio Guides.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Simply Windsor Castle Tour from London with Transportation and Audio Guides?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Simply Windsor Castle Tour from London with Transportation and Audio Guides.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Simply Windsor Castle Tour from London with Transportation and Audio Guides?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Simply Windsor Castle Tour from London with Transportation and Audio Guides.

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Traveler Tips


  • "All this tour needs to do to be a great tour, is arrive one hour earlier in the afternoon, and give you more time to enjoy the castle." See review
  • "Great trip, but be prepared to walk a bit before you get to the castle." See review

Reviews

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Good tour
ivat970
, Oct 2019
It was a very good, well organized tour. This is a nice place to see. Viator is an advisable place to book.
star-5
LOVED WINDSOR CASTLE
Odyssey747016
, Sep 2019
Impressed with Castle grounds and interior rooms. Please display at entrance times when areas such as St. George's Chapel is closing for the day. I missed this part of tour by a few minutes - if I'd known ahead of time, I would have gone there first. Coach was timely and comfortable; driver (Will) was personable and knowledgeable.
star-5
Convenient package
NathanLukeB
, Aug 2019
Takes the hassle out of buying tickets and finding a way to Windsor from London. The return point was a long walk from Victoria Station so it could've been closer.
star-5
Nice Visit To Windsor Castle
Greg C
, Jun 2019
The bus transported us safely and promptly to Windsor Castle. It is recommended to take the earlier transportation as we ran into rush hour traffic on the way back. However, was a great visit to the castle.
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Windsor Castle
Lois651
, Jun 2019
Lovely short bus ride from London to Windsor Castle. The castle was beautiful and the grounds were spectacular. The audio for the different rooms enhanced our enjoyment. The driver for our tour was very pleasant and helpful. Unfortunately at the end of the tour we were dropped off at a different location than we were picked up and had to take the subway back to our hotel. Not pleasant.
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Just Amazing
871DonnaM
, May 2019
After seeing Windsor Castle it is clear why the Queen prefers to spend time here. The grounds, gardens and views are beautiful. We did a half day tour with a bus ride and I’d wished we’d had more time to lunch in Windsor and enjoy the small town. Do not miss this one!
star-5
Nice Visit To Windsor Castle
Greg C
, May 2019
This was a nice bus ride to Windsor Castle, great visit at the castle. Would not recommend the 1:30pm visit as you are stuck in rush hour on the way back into London. Other than that, nice tour!
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Its not Viator's fault, it Windsor Castle's fault
Flyer813362
, May 2019
Golden Tours, the operator of this tour, did a fine job in getting us to Windsor. Once there, however, things went downhill. We had a total of about three hours to tour. It was nearly thirty minutes getting from the bus to the entry point with the stragglers. Once there we stood in line for another 10-15 minutes waiting to be searched (TSA level!) We then moved toward the audio guide pickup point. Another 10 minute line. So we have nearly burned the first hour. The audio guide comes with absolutely no "guidance." You are standing there trying to figure out where to go. Well, St. George's Chapel is supposed to be amazing. Probably so but it was closed. How about Queen Mary's Doll House? Also closed. Well, that pretty much leaves the State Apartments. Oh, three of those rooms are only open during the summer months? So now we get to tour about 12 rooms. Absolutely NO photography! I have 100's of pictures from The Louvre, the The Palace of Versailles, from York Minster Cathedral. But none from the interior of Windsor Castle. Of course, what we saw was fabulous, over the top, but I can never look back through my photo album and relive it. If you can't remember it, its gone. And, with the speed you need to move when you are down to only two hours to tour and make it back to the bus, you just can't absorb it. It was a disappointment, one I will never bother with again. Last point; we departed from Victoria Coach Station but were returned and dropped off in Knightsbridge at Cromwell and Cromwell Cres, over 2 miles from our starting point. We dealt with it but it was kind of strange.
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Windsor Castle Tour
obxgirl74
, May 2019
This tour does not give you time to see Windsor Castle. You only have 2 hours and walk to castle and security takes up 1/2 hour. Talk a longer tour if you really want to see the castle. It was a disappointment that Queen Mary’s doll house still has not reopened since the fire
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Windsor Royals
Suzann F
, Nov 2018
Our drive out to Windsor Castle was very nice and not very long from London. The castle grounds were lovely as well as the surrounding village. Unfortunately St. George's Chapel was closed on the day of our visit as well as Queen Mary's Doll house. Our audio guide inside the state "apartments" was very informative. These rooms were not apartments as Americans would call them but rather formal state rooms for entertaining. I am glad I did visit overall.

Product code: 5461WINDSOR9

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