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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford Custom Day Trip

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$80.28

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, Wiltshire, 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, Oxford, Oxfordshire, 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, Oxford, Oxfordshire, 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, Oxford, Oxfordshire, 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, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, Berkshire, 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, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, Berkshire, 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, London, 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

Departure time:

8:00 AM

Duration:

11 hours 30 minutes

Inclusions:

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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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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Kelly B

Awe inspiring!

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Michael H

Tour of 3 major tourist attractions.Andy Jackson was our guide and he was fantastic. He was knowledgeable and had personal stories that added value to the trip

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vmorales

Definitely recommend this tour!

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Kai S

Wonderful tour.

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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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Jennifer L

Great sites! I only wish we had more tie in each location. Multi-stop tours with Viator tend to be VERY rushed.

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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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edenfield.allyson

We enjoyed the tour and Monica, our tour guide, but perhaps it is a bit much for one day. We hardly had any time at Oxford (barely enough time on our own to find the loo). Six to seven hours were spent on the bus travel so the touring was brief. We did get some good nap time in on the bus, however.

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Leonard W

When we arrived at Stonehenge we were given one hour to complete our tour which included taking a shuttle to the site, listening to the tape presentation, taking shuttle back to gift shop, and walking through gift shop back to bus parking lot. The shuttles took over 20 minutes, getting through the gift shop took 5 min, which left 35 min for listening to the tape at Stonehenge. We rushed through the tape and got to the parking lot 5 to 10 min late and saw our bus backing out. We waved at the bus as it passed us but it didn't stop.

There was another Evans and Evans bus still in the parking lot, which gave us a ride for the remainder of the tour. However, we has left a backpack and book on the original bus which we needed to get back. We discovered the bus drivers or tour guides on both buses had no way to communicate, and the guide on our second bus was unwilling to call the office to help us get our belongings because a call would be too expensive.
When we got back to our hotel I called the contact number I had for Evans and Evans from Viator. I reached a manager named VJ, and he arranged for the bus driver from our bus 284 to bring our stuff to the Evans and Evans office at the Victoria Coach Station by 8:30 AM the next morning. I arrived at the Station a 7:30 AM to make sure I got our backpack and book as soon as possible, because we had a taxi taking us to the airport at 10:30 AM for our flight back to DFW. Unfortunately to bus driver forgot to bring our stuff. I suggested to VJ that he have a taxi take our stuff to our hotel near Marble Arch, which he agreed to. We delayed our taxi pickup by 2 hours and received our belongings 30 minutes before the taxi arrived.
The tour guide, Mike Godfrey, did not give us adequate time to see Stonehenge using the recordings we were given. As we left the gift shop where we had no time to look at anything, we saw Mike walking about 200 feet in front of us, and we tried to walk faster to catch him. When we got to the parking lot we saw our bus pulling out and we waved at it as it passed by us. As previously mentioned they did not stop. The lack of communication between the 2 tour buses and between our bus and the office was shocking and potentially dangerous in the case of a emergency. None of the bus drivers or tour guides seemed interested in helping us get our stuff back. Only when I called VJ did I get any help. Again the bus driver failed to bring our stuff back to the station as promised


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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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$80.28

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