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Windsor Castle Admission Ticket

1. Windsor Castle Admission Ticket

Established in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. It has been remodeled by a succession of kings and queens, including Henry II, Charles II, and George IV. Today the Queen spends most of her private weekends at Windsor Castle, which is also used regularly for ceremonial occasions. Your ticket provides admission to the Castle, including the magnificent State Apartments, which are furnished with some of the finest treasures from the royal collection. Among the masterpieces are paintings by Holbein, Rubens, and Van Dyck, as well as fine English and French furniture. During the winter months, the sumptuous private apartments created by George IV, known as the Semi-State Rooms, are added to the visitor route. Your admission also includes access to St. George's Chapel. This is one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings in England, and is the final resting place for 10 monarchs, including Henry VIII and Charles I. There is a lot to see and do at Windsor Castle, so please allow enough time to make the most of your visit, which is likely to last between 2.5 and 3 hours. The Castle is situated at the top of a steep hill, and the visitor route covers long distances, so comfortable shoes are advised.

London: Stonehenge, Windsor, and Bath Day Trip by Bus

2. London: Stonehenge, Windsor, and Bath Day Trip by Bus

Head out of London in a comfortable coach to uncover the charms of the English countryside on a full-day tour that takes you to famous, historical sites. See Windsor's charming streets, Bath's iconic Roman baths, and Stonehenge's impressive stone structure with your guide. After leaving in the morning, drive straight to Windsor. Discover the 17th-century historical monuments that line its cobbled streets. Also, visit the home of Queen Elizabeth II and enjoy a through-the-keyhole experience of the world’s largest and oldest castle. Then make your way to Stonehenge. Discover its monolithic rocks rising up against the skyline on Salisbury Hill. Continue on to Bath on the slopes of the River Avon. It was the first city in England to be designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the 15th-century Bath Abbey and the romantic Pulteney Bridge, modeled on Florence's Ponte Vecchio.

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

3. 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

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

Embark on a full-day guided tour to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford from London. Take the scenic route through the lush English countryside in a comfortable air-conditioned bus. 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 on to 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.

London: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Bath Full-Day Tour

5. London: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Bath Full-Day Tour

This full-day tour is a must-do excursion for all visitors to London. Get to see the famous Windsor Castle, the mysterious stone circle of Stonehenge, and the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. Transport by coach and guided tours at all locations are included. Start at Windsor Castle, home to the Royal Family for 900 years. It is still an Official Residence of the Queen. Visit the magnificent State Apartments, still used for state occasions and Royal receptions. Explore the castle grounds and the 14th-Century St. George's Chapel, one of the most beautiful examples of medieval church architecture in England and a burial place of kings and queens, including Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour. Continue through the Wiltshire countryside to Stonehenge. Shrouded in mystery, the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is an amazing feat of engineering and the most important prehistoric site in England. Head west to Bath, a beautiful Georgian city with handsome honey-colored architecture and the famous Roman baths. Enjoy a panoramic tour of some of Europe’s finest architectural sights, including Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Assembly Rooms, and Pulteney Bridge. Choose the option to explore the Roman Baths, built around thermal springs, which have been supplying water for over 2,000 years.

London: Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath, and Roman Baths Day Trip

6. London: Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath, and Roman Baths Day Trip

Explore several top highlights around London on this bus day trip from London. Experience the elegance of Windsor Castle, unlock the mysteries of Stonehenge, and admire the Georgian architecture in the city of Bath. Visit a well-preserved Roman Bathhouse. Windsor Castle Fans of the Royal family will be in their element. Steeped in history, visit the home of Queen Elizabeth II and enjoy a through-the-keyhole experience of the world’s largest and oldest castle. Enjoy the spectacular State Apartments at your leisure and marvel at its lavishly furnished surroundings. Used for State occasions to this day, be a part of where these regal traditions take place whilst admiring world-renowned artworks. Visit St. George’s chapel, where the tombs of numerous kings and queens reside, notably Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour. See Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and be amazed by the magnitude and intricate design of the world’s most famous Dolls’ House. Mysterious Stonehenge Wander around the world heritage site and be captivated by the unique rock formation. Situated on Salisbury Plain, 40-ton rocks stand alone since their arrival 5,000 years ago. An abundance of theories surround Stonehenge; from a religious temple to an astronomical clock and even a Bronze Age burial ground. Decide for yourself whilst discovering the history of this mysterious monument. Bath Standing proudly on the slopes of the River Avon, Bath was the first city in England to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the gorgeous 15th-century Bath Abbey, the stunning Georgian architecture, and the romantic Pulteney Bridge. Roman Baths Famed for its Roman Baths, Bath houses the best preserved Roman Spa from the ancient world. Miraculously hidden from view until the 1870s, delve into the history of this magical monument and admire its architectural splendor.  Arrival time back in London is at approximately 07:45 PM.

From London: Windsor Castle Afternoon Sightseeing Tour

7. From London: Windsor Castle Afternoon Sightseeing Tour

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.

Buckingham Palace & Windsor Castle: Full-Day Tour

8. Buckingham Palace & Windsor Castle: Full-Day Tour

Begin the tour at Buckingham Palace, one of the few working royal palaces in the world. Explore the 19 lavish State Rooms with the help of a multimedia guide. After exploring on your own, meet the tour guide and board a coach for the ride to Windsor. Windsor Castle, the world’s largest occupied castle, has been home to the royal family for over 900 years. Explore the castle grounds and St. George's Chapel, one of the finest examples of English medieval church architecture and the burial site of King Henry VIII. Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession - July 22 to October 2, 2022Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession will include portraits of the Queen taken by Dorothy Wilding, alongside items of Her Majesty’s personal jewelry worn for the portrait sittings. Shortly after Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne on February 6, 1952, the first official photographic sitting with the new Queen was granted to the photographer Dorothy Wilding. The series of photographs taken of the Queen in 1952 are remarkable for their modern, emblematic approach, and they have formed the basis of the Queen's image on postage stamps from 1953 until 1971. Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Coronation - until September 26, 2022At Windsor Castle, the Coronation Dress and Robe of Estate worn by the Queen for her coronation at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, will be on display. Designed by the British couturier Sir Norman Hartnell, the dress was created in the finest white duchesse satin, richly embroidered in a lattice-work effect with an iconographic scheme of floral emblems in gold and silver thread and pastel-colored silks, encrusted with pearls, sequins, and crystals. Her Majesty’s Robe of Estate was made by the royal robe-makers Ede and Ravenscroft of purple silk velvet. The goldwork embroidery design features wheat ears and olive branches, symbolising prosperity and peace, surrounding the crowned intertwined EIIR cipher. It took 12 embroideresses using 18 different types of gold thread and more than 3,500 hours to complete the work between March and May in 1953.

From London: Windsor, Stonehenge & Bath Private Car Tour

9. From London: Windsor, Stonehenge & Bath Private Car Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in central London and first travel to Windsor Castle. Visit the ancestral home of the British Royal family, which has served as a royal residence for more than 900 years. Marvel at the splendor of the State Apartments, the grandest apartments in England, where paintings by Van Dyck and Rubens hang from the walls and the ceilings are painted with elaborate, magnificent murals. Step inside St George’s Chapel, where HRH Prince Harry married Ms. Meghan Markle and the tombs of prominent previous monarchs are located, including Henry VIII and Charles I. Admire colorful display of typical British pageantry that takes place every morning at the Changing the Guard ceremony, where the handover of duties between guards to the Queen takes place. Continue the tour with a trip to Stonehenge. Step back 5,000 years in time to prehistoric Britain as your guide helps bring the history of this fascinating monument to life. Learn more about who built this ancient monument and the theories regarding its purpose. Explore the exhibition center, and discover 250 ancient objects on display. Finally, travel to the historic city of Bath, originally built as a place of well-being and relaxation by the Romans when they first arrived in Britain. Embark on a walking tour of the city and see buildings and landmarks where the ancient meets the contemporary world. Afterward, return to London.

London: Windsor Castle, Bath, & Stonehenge Full-Day Bus Trip

10. London: Windsor Castle, Bath, & Stonehenge Full-Day Bus Trip

Visit Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath on this day trip in an air-conditioned bus from London. Explore the residence of the English monarchy at Windsor Caste and try to unlock the secrets of Stonehenge for yourself. Admire Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge in the city of Bath. The first stop on this full-day tour is the historic town of Windsor where you’ll visit the Queen’s favorite weekend retreat — Windsor Castle. The Castle, dating from Norman times, features a prominent turreted Round Tower. It sits atop a wooded hill on the banks of the Thames River, in the midst of lovely landscaped grounds. Have a “through-the-keyhole” look at the Castle’s State Apartments and paintings by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci that hang there. A visit to St. George’s Chapel is also on your tour. The Chapel is the final resting place of King Henry VIII and other monarchs. Before you leave Windsor, you’ll see Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, a residence in miniature, complete with electricity, running water, working lifts, and even bottles of wine. The iconic and ancient monument of Stonehenge is your second stop on the tour. Your first sight of Stonehenge will be of the monolithic rocks rising up from Salisbury Plain. There have been many theories over the ages about this mysterious 5,000-year-old formation. You may end up with a theory of your own to add to the speculation.  The city of Bath lines the sloping banks of the Avon River. This was England’s first city to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Visit the 15th-century Bath Abbey and also Pulteney Bridge, which was based on the design of the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. You’ll see stunning examples of Georgian architecture and have enough free time in Bath to explore on your own. After a full and memorable day, you will arrive in London at the end of your tour at approximately 8:00 PM.

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Nice trip. Because there is not a lot of time, I would recommend buying tickets in advance. We didn't and we had to buy them for Windsor castle and Stonehenge on the spot, but was still ok. And Bath is cute to walk through, we didn't go in the Roman baths and it was still great. Matt was a great guide, and the jokes were funny and the driver Karim took a nice scenic route from Stonehenge to Bath which was perfect. Just take a jacket or maybe a hat on a bus, because air-condition is realy too strong.

We had a really nice trip, where we started in Bath, where we enjoyed the small beautiful city, then went to Stonehenge, which was also very exciting. We finally visited Windsor which is also beautiful and exciting. We had the pleasure of the driver Dan and the guide Nicolai, they were fantastic and gave the trip an extra dimension, they were both funny and present. Lots of funny stories - big thanks to Dan and Nicolai. Highly recommended,

I loved the trip! Bruce and Tony were brilliant as guide and driver respectively. Without Bruce's entertaining skills it wouldn't have been the same, of that I'm sure! We had ample time to see the sights and the tips we were given by this experienced guide were truly useful

The overall schedule was well structured and adhered to. We got to experience all three locations in their entirety, and the ongoing commentary and tourism advice from Nicholas was especially great when poking around. Overall great experience with friendly staff.

Our guide Manon was great! She was super knowledgeable, nice, and helpful. She talked us through the history of each stop and she made sure we had enough time to explore on our own.