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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford Custom Day Trip

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Experience three of England’s trophy sights on this full-day trip to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford from London. Travel by air-conditioned coach to Windsor to gaze at magnificent Windsor Castle and, if you wish, buy an entrance ticket from your guide to tour its awesome interior. Then, head for Stonehenge to marvel at this UNESCO World Heritage site, again choosing to explore independently or to buy an entrance ticket for an in-depth, audio-guided tour. Last but not least, admire the honey-stoned gems of beautiful Oxford on an included walking tour. Upgrade to include entrance fees, or enjoy the flexibility of deciding on the day which attractions you'd like to visit.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Departs at 8am (boarding at 7.30am), Victoria Coach Station Gate 1-5, 164 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9TP
- The Changing of the Guard only takes place on selected dates (if option selected)
- St George's Chapel is closed on Sundays / Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House is currently closed. (if option selected)
- Windsor Castle is closed (full or part) on April 18, 19, 21, May 2, 3, 18, June 14, 16, 17 (if option selected)
- The State Apartments are closed on Mar 22, May 16, June 18 (if option selected)
- Stonehenge will be closed to visitors on 20 and 21 June due to the Summer Solstice. Tour will visit Avebury instead. (if option selected)
- Please note:the tour itinerary and order may change
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Stonehenge, Amesbury SP4 7DE England

Step back 5,000 years in time to prehistoric Britain as our guide helps bring the history of this fascinating monument to life. Who built Stonehenge? Why was it built? Discover the answer to these questions and the monument’s fascinating link to the Summer and Winter solstice. Come face-to-face with a 5,500-year-old man and visit the world-class exhibition centre, with 250 ancient objects on display. (If option selected.)

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: University of Oxford, University Offices 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD England

'The City of Dreaming Spires' 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 our expert tour guide, who will bring the history and charm of this ancient city to life.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG England

The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford, and is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. With over 12 million items, it is the second-largest library in Britain after the British Library.

Pass By: Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ England

The Sheldonian Theatre, located in Oxford, England, was built from 1664 to 1669 after a design by Christopher Wren for the University of Oxford. The building is named after Gilbert Sheldon, chancellor of the University at the time and the project's main financial backer.

Stop At: Windsor Castle, Castle Hill, Windsor SL4 1PD England

Our first stop is Windsor Castle, the ancestral home of the British Royal family for more than 900 years and the largest, continuously occupied castle in Europe. Marvel at the splendour 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. Don’t miss a colourful 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. If Her Majesty is in Windsor during your visit, you may be lucky enough to see the Royal Standard flying on the flagpole of the Round Tower. (If option selected.)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: St. George's Chapel, Castle Hill, Windsor England

St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in England, is a chapel designed in the high-medieval Gothic style. It is both a Royal Peculiar, a church under the direct jurisdiction of the monarch, and the Chapel of the Order of the Garter. Seating approximately 800,[1] it is located in the Lower Ward of the castle. (If option selected.)

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Evan Evans Tours, Road Victoria 258 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1BS England

Evan Evans Tours is the oldest and largest sightseeing company in London and has been accompanying visitors on city tours and out-of-town excursions since 1930.

Evan Evans Tours is owned by The Travel Corporation of 25 highly successful travel and tourism companies including Trafalgar Tours, Insight Vacations, Contiki Holidays and Red Carnation Hotels. The Travel Corporation is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and guest service and this this follows for each individual brand.


Departure:

Departure point:

Victoria Coach Station, Belgravia, London SW1W 9RH, UK

Departure time:

8:00 AM

Duration:

11 hours 30 minutes

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Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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josiebruin926

Ronald our tour guide and Nadia our driver did an outstanding job on this tour. Ronald provided tons of facts (and jokes) to keep our group engaged and entertained at each site and during the bus ride. We had the perfect amount of time at Windsor, Stonehenge and Oxford. Highly recommend!

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Sandra R

THis tour included THREE great stops: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, AND Oxford! All were great! The village of Winsor has many small shops and yummy restaurants for breakfast or cream tea. We had plenty of time to explore Stonehenge and took our time walking around the stones. Oxford was fun. We had AMAZING pizza at The White Rabbit - highly suggest that place for superb pizzas!

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John L

Our tour guide Debra was amazing. She was highly informative, funny and well organized. The trip itself was a lot to do in one day and in hind-sight having a little more time at the sights would have been good. The bus driver was great as well. He made the trip comfortable and he was always where he needed to be when he needed to be there. The only wish here is that the bus seats would be a little more spacious. A little cramped from our perspective.

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JOSHUA C

We were late at Victoria Coach Station for the trip at 8 a.m. on 9 December 2018. When we arrived at the Victoria Coach Station, the coach had already left. Thankfully, we met a beautiful bespectacled young lady called Nadine from Evans and Evans (if I got her name correct) who went out of her way to help my family to get alternative transport to Windsor Castle to meet the coach so that we could rejoin the rest and continue with the trip. Yes, we managed to arrive in time to meet the guide, Godfrey. Honestly, without Nadine who went out of her way to help us, we would have had missed the trip. Nadine was not only helpful, she did with a warm smile and walked with us to the road and waited with us in the rain for the transport from Addison Lee. Thank you Nadine, for your patience and very kind act. Kudos to you! We deeply appreciate and you made our day!

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Rashmi S

This was a long day trip but we had a great tour guide who knew the history. Made the whole trip fun and we knew what to expect. The castle outdoors was beautiful. We got there early, had to wait a bit but we were one of the first two groups. When it opened we had choice to roam around before it got really crowded and the long lines started. After this trip, we went to stonehenge. It was an awesome site. Again we got there before the crowd so we got to take some great pictures without a lot of people. It was a beautiful day as well, nice breeze, lovely place. Oxford walk around tour was nice with the guide telling us interesting things about the area. We had some time to go and grab some food and look around the area too. We didn't have lot of time but we got a chance to see the major stuff.

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Wolf G

It was good interesting trip. Line to Windsor Castle was unfortunately very long. In Oxford time was limited.
Thanks

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Jelena P

In General, it was a very interesting excursion. Our expectations were completely fulfilled in Windsor and Oxford. Stonehenge, as a tourist attraction, was a bit boring. (except our guide - Phil, who was very professional, intelligent and charming during the whole trip). Our Guide Phil was, without doubts, the best experience during the trip. Our rating to Phil is 10 out of 10. (or "A*" in a British way :).

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Frank Q

Ugh...this tour is a bit of a drag...most of it comes from the long, LONG bus rides in between destinations. On our particular day, the bus was super-hot, and super-packed which didn't help matters much.


There's also no real need to try to squeeze Oxford into this tour. It adds so much extra time to the tour, and Oxford just wasn't that exciting of a place to visit.

If you hate being jammed in a bus for multiple hours and, after this trip, I REALLY hate long bus rides, then this is probably not the right tour for you.

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ranjini8000

Evan Evans Tour Company - Tour Guides : Eldon and Steve

We booked this tour based on the good reviews it had and we regretted it. Based on our experience I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone.We booked this tour for 3 - my husband, me and my MIL.We knew that the locations in this tour were not next to one another so if we had to visit all 3 in a day it would be rushed.So the tour itself being a little rushed wouldn't have come across as a surprise for us.However it was way more rushed than what we expected. Our Windsor castle entry ticket was so wasted as we couldn't even see 25% of the castle.One hour is all the time you had at the castle although they say its 90 mins, its not really 90 mins as you have to include the time you have to make your way back to bus after grabbing lunch and probably using the toilets.

The reason for my bad rating here is not because it was rushed (i am ok dismissing it) but rather the tour guides were rude.If you travel with kids or senior citizens please refrain from this tour.However active a 70 year old is they cannot be treated equal to a teenager or adults in their 20's/30's.At the Windsor castle we ended up reaching our bus 10 mins later than everyone else as my MIL couldn't walk any faster.Now I do agree it was our mistake that we arrived 10 mins late and the rest were waiting for us.In a guided tour this is unacceptable to many.When we reached the bus the guide was upset with us I explained to her on why we got late and she said the everyone is waiting and you should have planned your way back early.I agree everyone was waiting it was not ok on our part to arrive 10 mins late and i said "Sorry" but she repeated again saying everyone is waiting and to which I said my MIL is almost there.Please note my husband did arrive on time and informed earlier that we were on our way and delayed by few mins.When she repeated the 3rd time at that point I said "You can't expect my MIL to fly she is 70 please be little reasonable" I think me saying this irked her and we had a small argument at which point she called her driver out for sorting the situation.The Driver got off the bus and used a very condescending tone making it unpleasant.I just said Sorry again (god knows for what) and went in. It was pointless to even speak.My complaint is you are a tour company and you may always have something unplanned and cause a small delay.I am not justifying us coming late by 10 mins but the tour guides needn't have been rude despite us apologizing.

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jazz2225

We recently stayed in England, Scotland and Ireland for over 17 days and this was certainly the worst tour we embarked on. We were given a spanish language guide due to 2 small families (vs the entire bus), most everyone else found it extremely difficult to follow her and most of her time was spent in talking in Spanish. There was really no need for her as a guide and we totally regret taking this tour (which we could have easily done ourselves as well with a rental car). Absolutely appalling and that includes one family joined us later since they missed the bus earlier (at the first stop - Edinburgh Castle) and they just took over other people's seats. We had to talk to them cause our dear guide was unable to rectify the situation herself. Ridiculous when you have 4 kids traveling with you and for enjoyment and learning and you have to run into all this. To top this, the bus driver was quite rude to say the least


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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford Custom Day Trip
Overview:

Experience three of England’s trophy sights on this full-day trip to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford from London. Travel by air-conditioned coach to Windsor to gaze at magnificent Windsor Castle and, if you wish, buy an entrance ticket from your guide to tour its awesome interior. Then, head for Stonehenge to marvel at this UNESCO World Heritage site, again choosing to explore independently or to buy an entrance ticket for an in-depth, audio-guided tour. Last but not least, admire the honey-stoned gems of beautiful Oxford on an included walking tour. Upgrade to include entrance fees, or enjoy the flexibility of deciding on the day which attractions you'd like to visit.

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