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Small group Windsor Castle express tour by train from London

Availability: Thursday and Saturday
Duration: 4 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Walk in the footsteps of royalty
  • Enjoy the luxury of an express train to Windsor through the English countryside
  • Explore the ornate apartments and rooms
What to expect

During your small group Windsor Castle express tour by train from London, you'll spend a day walking in the footsteps of royalty on this fully escorted day trip from London, and truly experience how ‘the other half’ lives.

Your small group tour allows you to avoid the crowded tourist buses and large groups that ply their way in and out of Windsor on a tight schedule. Relax and enjoy the day as your guide takes care of all arrangements, giving you personal attention and allowing you to spend as much time in Windsor as you like.

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.

More tales of the luminaries of British life await as your guide show you Eton, home of the most famous school in England, Eton College. This charming town was the playground of some of the most recognizable figures in British history as young boarders at Eton – Prime Ministers, writers George Orwell and Ian Fleming, and of course, Princes William and Harry. Your guide will educate you on what life is like for these schoolboys, as well as telling you about some of their more eccentric traditions still in use today!

Having seen 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.

After your visit of the castle, you are free to remain in Windsor to explore more at your leisure, before you return at leisure to London using your flexible train tickets.

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What's included
  • Guided visit of Windsor town
  • 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
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Children (4-14 years old): Reduced

  • Infants (3 years old and under): No charge

Under the clock at Waterloo train station. 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.

What to remember
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours
  • Please note that due to work being undertaken, Queen Mary’s Doll’s House is closed to visitors until further notice
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  • Thursday and Saturday
    • Meeting Point: 1.00pm
    • Departure Time: 1.15pm
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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