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Windsor Castle Afternoon Sightseeing Tour from London

3.8 / 5

51 reviews

Windsor Castle Afternoon Sightseeing Tour from London

From US$ 75.71 per person

Travel through the history of the English monarchy on a 5-hour tour of Windsor Castle from London. Discover one of the Queen of England’s official residences, and marvel at the opulent décor of the state rooms. Go to St. George’s Chapel, and more.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 5.5 hours
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Audio guide included
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese

Experience

The experience
  • Explore Windsor Castle at your own pace
  • Travel back through centuries of royal history
  • Visit the Queen of England's State Apartments
  • Go to St. George's Chapel to see the tombs of English monarchs
  • Marvel at a palace in miniature at Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House
Full description
Take a fascinating trip through centuries of royal history on a half-day afternoon tour of Windsor Castle, with round-trip transfers from central London. Although unescorted, the provided audio guides contain a wealth of information and are available in 8 different languages. Located on the banks of the River Thames in royal Berkshire, the castle is steeped in history, dating back to the 11th century and the days following the Norman invasion. As you explore at your own pace, discover the sweep of Windsor Castle’s landscaped gardens and the imposing turrets of the Round Tower built by Henry II. See priceless artworks by Rembrandt and Leonardo Da Vinci in the lavish state apartments and visit St. George’s Chapel, the atmospheric last resting place of former monarchs, such as Henry VIII. You can also see the Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, an incredible structure complete with working lifts, running water, electricity and wine bottles, all in miniature.
Includes
  • Entrance fee to Windsor Castle and the State Apartments
  • Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and St. George’s Chapel
  • Pickup or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH. There is Golden Tours signage at the meeting point and a ticket office nearby for any general enquiries. From April 1 to September 30 the check-in time is 1:30 PM at GTVS Victoria, with the departure time at 1:45 PM. The approximate return time is 6:30 PM. From October 1 to March 31 the check-in time is 11:30 AM at GTVS Victoria, with departure time at 11:45 AM. The approximate return time is 5:30 PM.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that the tour itinerary and order are subject to change
  • Queen Mary's Dolls' House at Windsor Castle will be closed from July 6, 2019, until further notice
  • St. George’s Chapel is closed on Sundays
  • Between the 11th - 17th January 2020, the State Apartments will be closed
  • Transportation without Wi-Fi may be used during peak periods
  • Audio guides at Winsor Castle are available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish and are provided based on availability
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 51 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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Be specific about the meeting point and services from Golden Tours. It was in The front of Golden Tours Visitors Center inside the Colonnade Walk, 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London, from where a staff member escorted us to the bus. Also be specific about the exact end point in front of Gloucester Road Underground Station; if not in the voucher, then in the reminder email if there is a deviation from the plan).

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September 27, 2019

Touring the castle is a great experience. I don’t think you will be disappointed. However, I was very disappointed with the confusion of when to show up for tour. Was told to arrive by 11:15. We are there and was told to be back at 1:00. Loaded the bus at 1:30. Left for Windsor at 1:45 to arrive at 3:00. Was told to be back to bus at 5:30. Then we find out they were dropping us further out than where we began from. Involved changing train 3 times and taxi on top of that. Maybe this company should look at the web site and make a few changes. I am not the only one this happened to today. I will say our driver was ever so nice and informative.

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June 20, 2019

We had signed up for a tour at 11:45. We did a "dry run" to find where the bus departed and discovered that there was no 11:45 departure as advertised, but it was at 1:45. Apparently the times change depending on the season - something the website failed to indicate.

June 15, 2019

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