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From London: Half-Day Trip to Windsor with Castle Tickets

1. From London: Half-Day Trip to Windsor with Castle Tickets

Discover the beautiful town of Windsor on a half-day tour from London. Enjoy a scenic journey to Windsor and explore the iconic Windsor Castle with an admission ticket. You will see the castle, surrounding areas, and more before returning to London. Board a bus as it makes its way to the historic town of Windsor. On arrival, enter Windsor Castle and discover the official residence of His Majesty King Charles III at your own pace. Learn about the history of the castle and working palace, from its 11th-century origins following the Norman invasion of England by William the Conqueror. Stroll the beautiful grounds and view the castle's imposing architecture from the outside. Return to London in the early afternoon, leaving you with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the day to get on with your plans. 

City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

2. City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Home to the oldest University in Britain, Oxford is an architectural marvel. You'll get fantastic views of its honey colored buildings as well as tantalizing glimpses of the hushed courtyards of its many Colleges. Visit the International award winning Oxford Castle Heritage area and you'll travel by the Ashmolean, the Sheldonian, the historic Carfax junction - see this and more on the City Sightseeing tour of Oxford. Your Tour Itinerary Stop 1 - Railway Station Stop 2 - Park End Street Stop 3 - Bus Station Stop 4 - New Road Stop 5 - West Gate  Stop 6 - Speedwell Street Stop 7 - Christ Church Stop 8 - Brasenose College Stop 9 - The Queens College Stop 10 - The Plain Stop 11 - St. Cross Road Stop 12 - South Parks Road Stop 13 - Wadham College Stop 14 - Trinity College Stop 15 - Parks Road Stop 16 - Banbury Road Stop 17 - Woodstock Road Stop 18 - Browns Restaurant Stop 19 - Magdalen Street East Stop 20 - Randolph Hotel

Windsor: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

3. Windsor: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Hop on board our sightseeing tour to discover the history and heritage of Windsor & Eton. Home to Windsor Castle, one of the Royal family’s residences and situated on a beautiful part of the River Thames, enjoy spectacular views from the top-deck of an open-top buses. Hop-off to discover the village of Eton, home to one of the most prestigious private schools in the country (where both Princes William and Harry went to school) and a quaint country village. Take advantage of unlimited Hop-on Hop-off access to our bus tour route to explore Windsor, see the Changing of the Guard at Windsor Castle and visit the Guildhall and the Windsor Parish Church. Why not Hop-off the bus and walk in the footsteps of history. The views of Windsor Castle from the Long Walk are iconic and you may even spot some of the resident deer!  Just across the Windsor Bridge, explore the village of Eton, visit the famous Eton College, and enjoy the spectacular views of Windsor & the castle across the river.

Windsor Castle and London Eye Half-Day Tour

4. Windsor Castle and London Eye Half-Day Tour

Drive to Windsor Castle in the Royal Borough of Berkshire on a half-day tour to explore more than 900 years of royal history. From William the Conqueror through to the current Queen, successive English monarchs have lived, ruled and left their mark on what is now the largest continuously occupied castle in the world. Your ticket allows entrance to the castle, where you can marvel at the splendor of St. George’s Chapel, and see the sumptuous state apartments. Take some time to wander around the pretty town, full of traditional shops and historic pubs. Shakespeare is said to have written his play “The Merry Wives of Windsor” in one of them! Then, return to the capital to experience the breathtaking feat of engineering of the London Eye. From inside one of the capsules you will be able to see for up to 40 kilometers in all directions on clear days. With a capacity for 800 passengers per revolution - equivalent to 11 double-decker buses each rotation takes about 30 minutes at speeds twice as fast as a sprinting tortoise. Marvel at London’s monuments from heights of up to 135 meters above street level.

City Sightseeing Brighton: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

5. City Sightseeing Brighton: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Brighton is one of the south-coast's most popular resorts, with something for all the family. Take a 1 or 2 day hop-on hop-off bus tour to discover the flavor of this city. The Brighton City Sightseeing Tour has a thoroughly entertaining commentary with fascinating facts and figures that even some of the locals don't know. The tour takes in many highlights including the Pier, Brighton i360, Royal Pavilion, Marina and the main shopping areas. Red Route: Stop 1 - Palace Pier Stop 2 - Brighton i360 Stop 3 - Grand Avenue Stop 4 - Hove, Palmeira Square Stop 5 - Seven Dials Stop 6 - Brighton Station (Stop B) Stop 7 - Clock Tower (Stop N) Stop 8 - Brighton Pavilion (Stop F) Stop 9 - The Level Stop 10 - Racecourse Stop 11 - Brighton Marina Stop 12- Paston Place

Windsor: Hop-On Hop-Off Highlights Bus Tour/River Cruise

6. Windsor: Hop-On Hop-Off Highlights Bus Tour/River Cruise

See all of Windsor's major attractions and landmarks by land and water with this hop-on/hop-off bus ticket and river cruise. Enjoy a perfect day trip to Windsor with an open-top deck that offers the best overview of the capital. Take advantage of the hop-on hop-off flexibility to jump off the bus and explore the main sights. Visit Windsor Castle, home of the British Kings and Queens for almost 1000 years and experience the changing of the guard. Stop at St. George Chapel, the Guildhall, and the Windsor Parish Church. Stroll through the village of Eton on the other side of the river which is home to one of the most prestigious private schools in the country and is a quintessentially British village. Complete your visit to Windsor with a cruise along the river Thames. Start at The Windsor Promenade and head upstream to Boveney Lock. Return with fantastic views of Windsor Castle, Eton College, Mill House, Windsor Racecourse, and the Brocas Meadows.

From Oxford: Blenheim Palace Guided Tour

7. From Oxford: Blenheim Palace Guided Tour

The creation of Blenheim Palace was no easy achievement - the main architect was even refused entry to see his completed work. However, it is open today for all to enjoy its sumptuous interior and its expansive gardens, lake house, and maze. The palace entry ticket with audio guide worth £32.50 per person is also included in your ticket price. These tours are only offered as private group tours max 2-4 persons.  Your guided tour, which will highlight the history of the palace and the Marlborough family, will take place while walking through the gardens and grounds plus part of the palace. Enjoy free time to further explore the palace exhibition spaces and garden. Visit other parts of the palace and gardens on your own or enjoy a meal at the palace gardens cafe or interior restaurant. Scheduled start times can be revised provided you make such a request known when you book.

Undiscovered Cotswolds Private Driving Tour

8. Undiscovered Cotswolds Private Driving Tour

Departing from your hotel in the Northern Cotswold or Oxford at 10:00AM, you’ll start the day by visiting the fascinating village of Great Tew. From Great Tew continue on to Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds. Here you’ll have time to browse among honey-coloured buildings, cozy pubs, narrow streets, interesting shops and tiny tea rooms. Our next stop is the picturesque village of Lower Slaughter, one of the prettiest villages in the Northern Cotswolds and set in the most amazing countryside. Our next stop is arguably the most famous Cotswolds town and regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England; Bourton-on-the-Water. Known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ there is plenty to see and do with a wealth of attractions, shops, restaurants and tea rooms. From Bourton-on-the-Water your route takes you through some enchanting Cotswold villages to Burford, often called the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’. In Burford we will enjoy lunch at an awarding winning Cotswolds pub where you can sample traditional ale out in the sunshine if you’d like. After lunch spend the afternoon traveling along the stunning Windrush Valley visiting hidden villages including Swinbrook, Asthall and the highlight of tour, the beautiful village and ancient ruins of Minster Lovell. This pretty village on the River Windrush boasts plenty of Cotswold stone and thatched roofs, as well as holding the title of being the region’s most haunted village. Minster Lovell is perhaps best known for the ruins of its 15th century hall, owned by generations of the Lovell family. Departure will be late afternoon returning to your hotel by 5:00PM.

Windsor Castle Tour with Fish and Chips Lunch in London

9. Windsor Castle Tour with Fish and Chips Lunch in London

Drive to Windsor Castle in the Royal Borough of Berkshire to explore more than 900 years of royal history. From William the Conqueror, all the way through to the current Queen, successive English monarchs have lived, ruled and left their mark on what is now the largest continuously occupied castle in the world. Your ticket allows entrance to the castle, where you can marvel at the splendor of St. George’s Chapel, and see the sumptuous state apartments. Take some time to wander around the pretty town, full of traditional shops and historic pubs. Shakespeare is said to have written his play “The Merry Wives of Windsor” in one of them! Return to London for an authentic fish and chips lunch in a traditional English pub, and the end of tour services.

Windsor: Golden Tours Open Top Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

10. Windsor: Golden Tours Open Top Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Explore Windsor, the quintessentially British town on the outskirts of London. This hop-on hop-off, open-top bus service consists of 11 different stops. The audio guide onboard will give you the history and little known facts about the town that has been home to British royalty for over 1,000 years. Learn about the famous landmarks that make Windsor an essential place to visit. From Windsor Castle to the Holy Trinity Church, to Eton College, where many UK prime ministers and members of the royal family were educated, to the Long Walk and Windsor Farm House. You can hop-on or hop-off at any of the 11 stops on the route, so use the 24-hour ticket to explore the area, maybe take in some afternoon tea or a pint in a traditional English pub.

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The bus was on time and its a short drive to Windsor. The guide takes you to the castle entrance and you have time to explore. As the castle is big and its a bit of walking, it might be too little time to explore all over the grounds. But great view of the castle and its beautifull. Charming little town with shops as well. Great outing.

We had a very enjoyable day on this tour. Loved seeing all the history about the castle and chapel. The changing of the guards was very cool. The village was quaint. Our bus driver was very kind and fun. He drove us around the longer way so we could see the “ Long Walk” and other parts of the estate and one of Elton John’s homes.

Great, convenient half day visit to Windsor. If you have never visited before it’s really today short a time. Great guide, Richard and driver Bruce.

Well organized! Great guide. However, the half-day tour is too short.

Was very impressive. Would have liked to see more.