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London: Full-Day Windsor, Stonehenge, and Oxford Tour

1. London: Full-Day Windsor, Stonehenge, and Oxford Tour

Enjoy a full day of English heritage visiting the exquisite Windsor Castle, captivating Stonehenge, and the beautiful university city of Oxford. On this day trip departing from London, you get the whistle-stop tour of these unique sites with interesting commentary from your guide along the way. Start your day at Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Visit the magnificent State Apartments still used for state occasions and royal receptions (if option selected). Take some time to explore the castle grounds and the 14th century St. George's Chapel, where you can admire one of the most beautiful examples of medieval church architecture in England. Next, go to the standing stones of Stonehenge, still clouded in mystery as an amazing feat of human engineering. Explore the prehistoric stone circle and learn about the theories around its construction (if option selected). Continue to the university city of Oxford, known as "The City of Dreaming Spires." A seat of learning since 1249, it's an idyllic location to explore on a fascinating walking tour.

From London: Windsor, Oxford & Stonehenge Full-Day Trip

2. From London: Windsor, Oxford & Stonehenge Full-Day Trip

The first stop on this tour is Windsor Castle. With its sweeping landscaped gardens and turreted Round Tower, it is easy to see why the castle is 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. You can also visit Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and St George’s Chapel - the final resting place of the monarchs of old, including Henry VIII. The tour then moves onto spectacular Stonehenge. You will never forget your first glimpse of the monolithic rock formation rising up against the skyline of the Salisbury Plain. Theories abound as to Stonehenge’s mysterious origin? Was it intended as a religious temple? An astronomical clock? A Bronze Age burial ground? Make up your own mind as you explore this unique landmark. Your final stop of the day is the charming university town of Oxford. Here you will enjoy a walking tour with free leisure time. Stroll the captivating college courtyards and cobbled lanes of this historic university town. The tour will finish at approximately 07:15 PM in London.

From Oxford: Stonehenge and Bath Small-Group Tour

3. From Oxford: Stonehenge and Bath Small-Group Tour

Bath has been described as the Monte Carlo and the Las Vegas of Georgian England, and this tour gives you a comfortable morning to explore the city. Everything about the town’s imposing Palladian-style architecture was designed to make a striking visual impact – something that it still achieves today, hundreds of years after its construction. This UNESCO World Heritage Site never fails to wow visitors from around the world. Explore the best of the city, starting with Pulteney Bridge, the Circus, the imposing Royal Crescent and a wander inside Bath Abbey with its huge vaulted ceiling. Your knowledgeable guide will also point out the Celtic links between Bath and Stonehenge, so you leave not only with some fantastic photos but with a real understanding of the town and its landscape.   Perhaps no other site in England can compete with the beauty and mystery of Stonehenge. Hear the theories and draw your own conclusions: could Stonehenge be a site of astronomical importance? A pre-Roman temple? An alien launching pad? What is certain is that the archaeological and engineering importance of this breathtaking site is second to none. During your visit you will have access to the multi-million-pound Visitor Information Centre, where you can see the most cutting-edge modern science and research on this ancient landmark.  This tour includes optional collection from central Oxford hotels or Oxford Train Station included, along with central and Oxford train station return.

London: Windsor, Oxford, and Stonehenge Tour

4. London: Windsor, Oxford, and Stonehenge Tour

Uncover the charms of picturesque Windsor, explore the academic centre of excellence that is Oxford, and marvel at ancient Stonehenge in its majestic grandeur on this full-day tour departing from London. Leave in the morning and drive to Windsor, a place awash with natural beauty. Discover the 17th-century historical monuments that line its cobbled streets. You can also choose the option to visit the home of Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s largest and oldest castle. Later, make your way to Stonehenge, its rocks rising up against the skyline on Salisbury Hill. Was this mysterious site a temple, a clock, or a burial ground? Decide for yourself as you explore the landmark that has had the world stumped for 5,000 years. Finally, head to Oxford for a walking tour. Follow in the footsteps of the city's famous students, from C.S. Lewis to Bill Clinton, as you stroll the captivating courtyards and cobbled lanes of this historic university town. Take in the famous "city of dreaming spires" and see the Bodleian Library, one of the oldest libraries in Europe, on your visit. Be captivated by the narrow alleys and ancient squares of this naturally beautiful town.

From London: Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford Private Car Tour

5. From London: Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford Private Car Tour

Rising majestically above the skyline of Windsor sits Windsor Castle, the ancestral home of the British Royal family for more than 900 years and an official residence of the Queen of England. Marvel at the splendour of the State Apartments, the grandest apartments in England. Inside St George’s Chapel, where HRH Prince Harry married Ms Meghan Markle in 2018, are the tombs of prominent previous monarchs. Catch a typical display of British pomp at the Changing the Guard ceremony, which takes place every morning. Travel back in time to Neolithic Britain and come face-to-face with a 5,500-year-old man and over 250 prehistoric objects at the world-class visitor exhibition centre. Visit the mysterious monument at Stonehenge and learn how it was built using rudimental tools and stone from quarries hundreds of miles away, as well as its link to the Summer and Winter solstice. Your final stop is Oxford, famous for its university; the University of Oxford, the oldest in the English-speaking world. Oxford itself is known for its distinctive architecture and holds the unique accolade of having examples of every architectural period going as far back as Saxon times. Wander its quaint cobbled streets on a walking tour of the city with your expert tour guide, who will bring the history and charm of this ancient city to life.

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Worth it. Your whole experience really depends on how the weather is. 1) Driver Andy and our guide Peter were awesome! 10/10, Really fun and knowledgeable, make the tour very interesting. 2)famous Eton College was 10-15 mins walk from Windsor castle. 3)had a good weather in Windsor & Stonehenge, had the most amazing experience there. Stonehenge entry fee is 20£ as this website doesn’t give option. TIP: book the tour that includes Stonehenge entry (81£) from Evan Evans tour website, then you could save 8£. 4) it was raining heavily when arrived Oxford, couldn’t enjoy much. But still satisfied. Negative: ticket said gate would be 1-5, couldn’t find mine on 1-5, not even in the main gate screens, phone number on the ticket was unreachable. asked staff, she said she doesn’t deal with tourists. Gate was 0. PS: Evan Evans Tour Office was behind the main info desk, seems to be closed but there was a podium opposite site with no sign, you just have to ask.

This was a lot to squeeze in in a single day. It was just about right for me, but if you really want to linger over any of these sites then this is not the right tour for you. We had on average an hour and a half at each of the 3 locations, lots of time driving between them.

Best tour you can choose, all packed in one day but well worth it. Our tour guide, Nicholas was amazing, gave us much of the history, as well as our driver Charlie ( I hope I got both names correctly) Highly recommend!

This tour eas excellent. I would recommend it to everyone. We had lovely guide named Peter,who did very good job showing us the most important sites.

Godfrey and Carina were amazing and made the day extremely fun!