1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. Windsor Castle

Small Group Windsor Castle Express tour by train

Product ID: 78478
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Spend a day walking in the footsteps of royalty on this fully escorted day trip from London by train, and truly experience how ‘the other half’ live!
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Spend a day in the heart of traditional England with guided visits to Windsor quaint town sitting on the River Thames
  • Explore Windsor Castle and discover the magnificence of Her Majesty’s home at your own pace
  • See the Ornate State Rooms, historic St. George’s Chapel and delicate dolls house of Queen Mary all included in your comprehensive visit
  • Small groups of 15 or less allow for an intimate and relaxed visit
  • Return transfers by train ensure seamless journeys to and from Windsor, while giving you the flexibility to spend more time exploring the towns
Full description
Meet your guide at a central London station and with your pre-booked tickets handed to you, you can leisurely board your train to the quaint village of Windsor. Settle comfortably into your seat as the scenic English countryside drifts by, accompanied by your guide’s entertaining introduction to Windsor and its proud royal history. On arrival at Windsor, feeling relaxed and refreshed, you will be eager to explore this authentically English town with your enthusiastic guide. Meander through cobbled lanes bordered by black and white Tudor edifices and peek through traditional blown-glass windows as your guide offers fascinating insight into life alongside the British Royal Family. They are not the only beloved English figures to have an association with this picturesque town, however – Shakespeare walked these very streets and used them as the setting for his play The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Having seen the town where the young princes lived, it’s now time to visit the home of their grandmother – Windsor Castle. This is the longest occupied palace in Europe, having housed all British monarchs since Henry I and is favored by Queen Elizabeth II as her weekend retreat. 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 your audio guide. 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 King Henry VIII. At the turn of every palatial corridor, another royal jewel lays waiting to be unearthed by you.

At the end of your tour you’ll be free to revisit places of interest or explore even further, before you return at leisure to London using your flexible train tickets.
Includes
  • Guided visit of the towns of Windsor
  • Entrance tickets and audio-guided visit of Windsor Castle
  • Return train tickets
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
  • Food/Beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Your guide will meet you under the clock at Waterloo train station, on Waterloo Road. This is a 4-faced clock in the centre of the main concourse. Arriving by tube: Waterloo is serviced by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City lines.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded
• It is with regret that the tour operator is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. They are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on group tours
• Please note that due to work being undertaken, Queen Mary’s Doll’s House is closed to visitors until further notice
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 14 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
4.9/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.9/5

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City Wonders Ltd. UK

Product ID: 78478