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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 (if option selected)
- Windsor Castle (the whole castle) is closed from 6th – 17th January (inclusive), 9th & 10th April 2020. We will offer you a walking tour of Windsor led by our expert guides – include to see the turrets and the outer walls of the castle, the long walk (which is used for processions) and a great shot of one of the castle courtyards from the outer gates. You will also be able to see the quaint streets, learn how this town has played such an intrinsic part in UK history and see views of where the recent Royal Wedding Procession passed by. After the walking tour you will also have some free time to wander around this beautiful market town. (if option selected)
- The State Apartments at Windsor Castle are closed on 18th-24th January (inclusive) 2020. (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
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

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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

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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Terms and Conditions:

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


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stroupy

Having a licensed tour guide makes all the difference because he shared a lot of great notes on each area, and he really went out of his way to please the guests.

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Laurence R

Andy Jackson was our tour guide and what a truly great historian he is! He puts history into context with other concurrent events and adds really quirky and interesting facts that are fascinating. He's a great storyteller. The tour was comfortable (if a bit long), and the sites were exciting.

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Tim K

Well experienced and personable tour guide, Claudia and bus driver, Kevin, were just the best. Great information, on time travel and safe return

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SHARON W

The weather across all destinations at this time of year was fantastic. Sunny skies, cool breezes and vibrant nightlife.

An amazing and worthwhile visit to the oldest English castle. The Queens weekend home is surrounded by beautiful sights and sounds. To view the best of the castle at least a half day trip is recommended. Apart from the experience of the Castle, take a stroll along the 4km long walk path and also enjoy some sunshine with the swans at River Thames.

Stonehenge is an archeological wonder. Great picture moments with guided commentary across the circular route of the stones. If you love history and want to see a world wonder, you have to see Stonehenge. Other than Stonehenge, therr are other views, so prepare a longer trip if you would like to see these.

Oxford waking tour is an interesting experience into the history and
architecture that is very picturesque. The city is vibrant and if you have time an overnight stay would be recommended.

Patty from the tour company was an excellent guide who is well versed in the history and stories of these locations. She has great insight on the best on site views

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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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Debora M

This is a great tour, but be prepared that it is a very long day, and they do not provide a boxed lunch. If you feel you will need food, come prepared. Although there is a food court at Windsor station where you can QUICKLY purchase a sandwich to eat on the bus. I did not give this a 5 due to our tour guide. He spent an inordinate amount of time talking about himself. Almost everything we saw could relate to some “interesting” story from his university or military days. In a tour guide I require someone personable who can intersperse the information with a few cute stories, I am not interested in their biography.
If you do come prepared with food (No HOT food or drinks are allowed on the buses) and are prepared for a long day this is a great tour. The only place I found a lot of stairs was from the bus park to Windsor Castle. Otherwise everything was quite walkable.

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John W

We did the 3 sites in one day... it turned out to be an 12 hour day with the longest time in any one place to be about 1.5-2 hours. The line getting into Windsor Castle was horrendous and severely cut into the time we could have spent. We believe it would be better to book 2 of the 3 sites and spent more quality time at each place rather than run through and be under the gun to be back at the bus at a given time. We thoroughly enjoyed our guide Alexandra and bus driver Paul...he was an excellent driver through some very tight spots and Alex was extremely knowledge, funny and very pleasant. Overall a good day but just too much squeezed into one 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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Thierry

Driver Nicolas was good. I have a complaint though : at the last stop, our seats where adjusted straight again (I assume it was him who did it but it could have been the guide as well). By the time I realized what happened (almost one hour and half later) my back was hurting like crazy.

The guide Rowen was kind and organized every step successfully plus she gave directions to everyone who needed on how to get back to their hotel. She could however try to provide more interesting information about Stonehenge (I don’t understand why we were requested to listen to an audio guide when we have a human guide onboard).

Finally, it’s absolutely impossible to see Oxford in an hour (especially when the bus stops outside the city where you need 20 minutes to get to the center and another 20 minutes to come back with fast steps). It would have been more reasonable to replace this stop with Bibury for example or another stop where one hour would be enough.


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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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$84.5

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