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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford Day Trip from London

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$135.5

Visit the royal castle in Windsor, unearth Neolithic secrets at Stonehenge and explore the timeworn city of Oxford all in one day. With a professional guide, set off from central London by coach to visit three of England’s most famous sights outside of the capital. Make use of your included entrance tickets to enjoy audio tours of Windsor Castle and the UNESCO–listed Stonehenge. Then finish your day trip with a walking tour of Oxford’s honey-stoned university buildings.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please note: that the Changing of the Guard at Windsor Castle only takes place on selected dates.
- St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle is closed on Sundays.
- Please note that the tour itinerary and order may change.
- 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.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- The State Apartments at Windsor Castle are closed on 18th-24th January (inclusive) 2020.
- Stonehenge will be closed to visitors on 20 and 21 June due to the Summer Solstice. Tour will visit Avebury instead.
- 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.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Christ Church, St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DP England

Christ Church is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England. Christ Church is a joint foundation of the college and the Cathedral of the Oxford diocese, which serves as the college chapel and whose dean is ex officio the college head.

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.

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.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: 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.

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.


Reviews:

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Jeremy B

We had a really great tour with Sacha, an anthropologist with a cool Catalonian accent who knew a ton about the places we went, and who also was very good at running a coach tour. Certain elements like knowing when to talk, when to let people sleep, how to wake them up softly with music, and how to keep people in line, were handled perfectly by her, better than any other coach tour I've been on (and I've been on a lot). And, she did the whole tour in both English and Spanish! Truly a remarkable tour guide.

As for the tour itself, Windsor Castle is the place to see in southern England. It has the pomp of Versailles, except that it's a real medieval castle and not a fake new palace from only a couple hundred years ago. Stonehenge is what you expect. Not worth spending a ton of time at, but we got the right amount of time to see it, stuff our faces with a sandwich, and buy some souvenirs for friends. And then Sacha really came alive for our walking tour of Oxford, which she clearly loves. We then got free time at Oxford, which me and my wife spent entirely in Oxford's famous book shop, where we got like five books. This was an amazing tour, and probably the best day of the six we spent based out of London!

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Jill K

Saul was amazing. He communicated all highlights and information in an excellent manner. Saul and Brian (our driver) were both very professional and timely in getting our group to all of the destinations and meeting points.
The bus was comfortable and clean. I would recommend this tour to everyone.

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Morgan C

My mother and I had such a great day. Seeing such different sites, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford. Robert was a wonderful guide, he had great stories and it was amazing to see and hear the history simultaneously. It was just a wonderful day. It's important to know you're really just getting awesome tastes of these places. If you want to really spend the day at one of these sites I would def plan accordingly because time is short at these visits, but if your goal is to see as much as you can over the course of a day, this is the tour for you. Wonderful day.

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carmeladiblasi

Loved every minute. Catia our guide was wonderful, so much knowledge. She was a non stop source of information with a great sense of humor.

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Linda T

We had a fabulous day touring Windsor, Stonehenge and Oxford with Claudia as tour guide and Kevin as the bus driver. Claudia was wonderful historian well organized and a pleasure to deal with! Made our day of touring very pleasant!

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William D

Three classic — must see — sights in England in a single day trip. Early start assured us of early entry to Windsor Castle avoiding long lines later in the morning. Stonehenge visit was made most informative by our archeologically trained guide! Very knowledgeable. Walking tour of Oxford capped a fun-filled day. This is a tour worth scheduling; unlike some, you cannot do this on your own. We had a large group and they handled it well. Only negative comment is that tour organizers need to plan for odd family groupings by not trying to fill EVERY seat on the bus. With NO flexibility, and every seat filled, some family groups and couples were unable to be seated together. For what the tour costs, the tour company doesn’t need to squeeze every £ out of each tour by filling every seat. I hope they are listening and not merely future tour participants.

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Mark V

This tour was every bit of 12 hours which except for no lunch break was a very enjoyable day. Peter and Andras were a great team getting us around and keeping us informed with rare style and humor. We had just enough time to visit Windsor Castle (keep in mind no photos on the inside) Stonehenge we had plenty of time and Bath instead of Oxford plenty of time. It was never explained to us why we did not go to Oxford. At each location Peter got us started and then we were off which if we had stayed as a group of 50 or more people we never would have seen anything. There was no time for lunch and hot food was not allowed on the bus so bring plenty of snacks. The only extended drive was from Bath back to London. Each of these sites are easily accessible on your own which made this tour a great appetizer for future visits.

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Christian P

I really enjoyed the visit to these three place, especially Stonehenge. The time that you have in each plave is enough, and the guide Saul Zamora was great.
The only 'but': The coach (bus) was not very comfortable.

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Nancy B

Not sure I would take this type of tour again as three sites is a bit too much for one day. We arrived very early to visit Windsor Castle and had to stand outside in the cold as it wasn’t open yet. Had to rush through to get back to the bus which was parked quite a distance away. The tour guide, Sasha, was very flamboyant. I enjoy her energy but some members of my family thought she was very silly and difficult to understand. For the two older members of my family, there was a lot of walking and rushing. That should’ve been noted in the description of the tour.

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Bruce S

Not nearly enough description on the website as to where to meet up with the tour group at Victoria Coach Station.We arrived at 750 and were still left behind.Had to catch up on another Evan Evans bus.


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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford Day Trip from London
Overview:

Visit the royal castle in Windsor, unearth Neolithic secrets at Stonehenge and explore the timeworn city of Oxford all in one day. With a professional guide, set off from central London by coach to visit three of England’s most famous sights outside of the capital. Make use of your included entrance tickets to enjoy audio tours of Windsor Castle and the UNESCO–listed Stonehenge. Then finish your day trip with a walking tour of Oxford’s honey-stoned university buildings.

From USD

$135.5

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