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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford Custom Day Trip

1150 reviews
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London
| 9 hours 30 minutes

Overview

At a glance
Category: Day Trips, Tours
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Highlights
Day trip (destination A to B)
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Description
Leave London on your air-conditioned coach and travel west to Windsor, the home of Windsor Castle, an official residence of Queen Elizabeth II. Extending over 13 acres (five hectares), this imposing castle houses lavish State Apartments, Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and magnificent St George’s Chapel, the burial place of King Henry VIII.
On arrival, show your pre-booked ticket or pay your entrance fee (depending on the option selected), and head inside to view the State Apartments, St George’s Chapel and other highlights, all brought to life by audio guide commentary. The display of British pageantry that is the Changing of the Guard takes place in the Castle precincts on an almost daily basis, so you may catch this colorful morning ceremony if your tour takes place on one of the days it occurs and if you have purchased an entrance ticket to the Castle.
Alternatively, use your time to explore the town of Windsor and stroll around its quaint streets. You may also see the New or Old Guard of soldiers marching to the Castle if your tour coincides with a Changing of the Guard ceremony. Usually accompanied by a military band, the Guards march through central Windsor in their bright red tunics and bearskin helmets, making an impressive sight.
After around two hours in Windsor, head for Stonehenge. This UNESCO-listed stone circle rears dramatically from Salisbury Plain and is cloaked in mystery. Perhaps purchase an entrance ticket from your guide and take an audio-guided tour that delves into the stones’ spiritual importance and their associations with figures such as King Arthur and Merlin. Or view Stonehenge independently from outside and ponder its mysteries yourself as you take photos of this incredible prehistoric monument.
Later, continue to Oxford. Home to Britain’s oldest university, the colleges of this honey-stoned town inspired scholars such as Lewis Carroll and J R R Tolkien. Take an included walking tour to admire Christchurch College, the Bodleian Library and Sheldonian Theatre as you listen to your guide’s crystal-clear commentary on your Vox headphones.
Afterward, return to London where your tour ends with a drop-off at Victoria coach station.
Inclusions
Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
Local guide
Walking tour of Oxford, including headphones
Entrance to Windsor Castle and Stonehenge, if option selected
Hotel drop-off
Hotel pick-up
Entrance ticket to Windsor Castle interior, if option selected
Entrance ticket to Stonehenge, if option selected
Gratuities (optional)
Food and beverages, unless specified

Location

Meeting point
Central London

Reviews

Apr 2018

A unique insight into History and the Royal Family. Windsor is blend of old and new, the history of the Royal family and the Castle, coupled with the new since they still use it and were in residence while we were there touring the castle. Stonehenge is close to 5000 years old and the tour provides a peak into history and the archaeologists views on prehistoric man and how the stones were arranged and the meaning behind the sight. Oxford, as a town has such unique architecture, showing the years as the colleges have grown and evolved in the last 1,000 years...Tour guide Patricia provided great insights for all 3 sights...be prepared for long bus rides and a 10 hour day.

Mar 2018

We really enjoyed this day trip. We did not feel rushed as this is a highlights tour and had adaquate time to view the highlights of each place. Overall we had a great time and were very impressed. If you only have one day to visit this is a great trip to see a lot in a short amount of time.

Mar 2018

Claudia and Paul were great!

Mar 2018

I highly recommend this tour. The company is very serious, and the tour guide was completely nice and funny too. We got to see all of these amazing places in one day, and even had some free time to visit stores and restaurants.

Mar 2018

This is a sperfect one day tour to see the most famous sights around London. We had a great bus driver and a guide, Deborah who was really nice and flexible. Though we had a terrible weather they managed to show us everything in.
We also had our 12 year-old son with us, who doesn't speak English well and he also enjoyed the tour.
I can suggest the company ant the tour for those who wants to see more around London in a short time and want to travel in comfort.

Apr 2018

Overall, a wonderful experience, with alot of stories along the way. The trip was very timely, and the buses left exactly at 8am, so make sure you're there on time!
Our guide Patty was very informative, had alot of stories and very knowledgeable of the history. She went above and beyond to make sure we're all comfortable along the way, making sure our information box worked well before we needed to use it. The only area for improvement, would be to give more precise directions for returns to the bus as a couple of us had to ask for directions at the first stop at Winsor.

Apr 2018

We greatly enjoyed this tour that took us all over the English countryside! Be prepared for a long day 11 hours and a lot of driving 45 mins from London to Windsor, 1.5 hours from Windsor to Stonehenge, 1.5 hours from Stonehenge to Oxford, 1.5-2 hours from Oxford to London. However, we didn't mind the driving, as the variety of sites that the tour visited made the journeys worth it, and the bus was clean and comfortable.

Our tour guide, Patricia, was well-organized and provided excellent details for maximizing our time at each site. However, we were not informed that the tour was bilingual--everything that Patricia said in English then had to be repeated in Spanish, which doubled the time that the Oxford walking tour took and severely cut into the time we had to explore the town on our own. I wish that we had been told of this in advance, or given the option to book an English tour for no reason other than to maximize our time at the sites.

Important things to note: if you don't buy the admissions in advance, you will need to have 41 pounds total for each person to enter Windsor Castle and Stonehenge. Also, there isn't time to sit down for a meal at any stop, so plan to buy sandwiches at Windsor Castle and eat them on the bus.

Apr 2018

It was a great tour. The only thing that was less was the long queue at Windsor Castle due to extra control but the whole experience was good and the guide gave us extra time so we were able to see everything we wanted to. The experience of Stonehenge was good we had a great audio tour. In Oxford it was our guide that told us everything and she as really great. Overall a great experience.

Apr 2018

Three venues and the associated drive time makes for a long day. I would suggest two of the three venues would be better by allowing more time at two sites and less time in the bus. Our travel group of three all rated Stonehenge our 1,Windsor Castle 2, and Oxford 3. Unfortunately, we didnt have enough time to visit the information center while at Stonehenge.

Mar 2018

Informative and efficiently run highlight tour of 3 iconic British locations. Tour covers a lot of ground so should not expect to see everything. Emily and Paul were great guide and driver combination. Range on the audio system was weak. It was difficult to manage and maintain connection between guide and large group walking cross long blocks. Boarding at Victoria Coach Station is a bit chaotic.

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