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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford Custom Day Trip

1164 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

Jul 2018

Wonderful tour.

Jul 2018

Our Evan Evans tour was magnificent and our tour guide nice, funny and very informative!!
I would highly recommend this tour!!! Try to get Chris as your guide!!

Jul 2018

Tour guide, Kevin, and driver, Steve, were great. Kevin very knowledgeable about English history. Kept us amused and informed during the intervals between tour stops. Tour was a little hurried but that would be expected trying to do this much in 11 hours. Suggest maybe one less activity?

Jul 2018

Both Guide and Driver were amazing. Though we were together from 8am to 8pm but never felt bored. Sense of humour was great combined with great knowledge from historic and forward looking perspective. Deservd to be a 5 Star Service

Jul 2018

This tour was wonderful and Claudia was a great tour guide. She knows her stuff when it comes to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford. I would recommend this tour to everyone.

Jun 2018

Our guide Andy Jackson did a great job. With traffic and travel, there is not a lot of time for each location, but Andy and Mick were very efficient and we got about 90 minutes at each site, which is probably all you could hope for on a single day trip. Andy is very knowledgeable.

Jul 2018

Windsor and Stonehenge were great. By the time we got to Oxford it was rather dark and hard to see things. Probably would have done without that part.

Jul 2018

This was an overall good experience, but we ended up leaving 30 minutes late from the Victoria Station which I can only assume cut into our time in the three attractions during the day. We got around 1.5hrs at Windsor Castle, 1hr at Stongehenge and 1hr in Oxford. Honestly could've spent way more time at all these attractions, so the time crunch was a bit of a bummer, but overall the guide was really good and everything we saw was amazing.

Jul 2018

Fast-paced tour! We felt rushed at every stop. We did see Queen Elizabeth's green Land Rover parked at Windsor Castle's courtyard though, but didn't see her majesty. It was pouring when we arrived at Stonehenge so we couldn't really see the site other than from the bus. Oxford was just okay, mostly because it was a quick stop. I'd been there before but it was my daughter's first time there. She didn't enjoy it either--she found it a bit too boring. To me the highlight of the trip would have been Stonehenge but then again, we couldn't see any of it due to the storm. I guess you can't blame mother nature for doing its job, right? Windsor Castle ended up being the best part of the tour although we were caught on a awful and I mean awful traffic jam on our was back to the point that the bus driver had to take a different route through the back roads, which made it even worse. By the time we got back to our hotel, we were just wiped out. Oh, by the way, the guide kept warning us about the time limits on each stop but many people seemed to heed the message. As a result, the number of people on this tour kept dwindling as time went on. Bottom line, if the guide tell you that you have to be on the bus by certain time, make sure you synchronize your watch or something but don't miss the deadlines if you want to finish the tour on the same bus. I actually appreciated that since I've been to tours where people kept missing the deadlines, only to affect other people's times and experiences.

Jul 2018

The trip was paid to be in Spanish exclusively, however it was all spoken in English loudly on the bus and the headset that broke down on the way and there was no one else to replace it was the only way I could hear it in Spanish, I did not hear anything she spoke because English was loud and Spanish was low volume, that was awful.

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