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Windsor Independent Day Trip from London with Private Driver

4.5/5
19 reviews
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London
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Hotel pickup

Overview

At a glance
Category: Tours
Duration: 4 hours
Highlights
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Description
Leave your central London hotel and travel west with your private driver to the royal town of Windsor, just under an hour’s drive away. Your exact itinerary is flexible, so you can customize your morning plans based on your preferences – just let your driver know what you want to see in Windsor and then sit back and enjoy the drive!

The affluent town is best known as the site of Windsor Castle – the official residence of the Queen and a place well worth visiting (entry at your own expense). Covering an area of roughly 13 acres (5 hectares), Windsor Castle’s grounds include an impressive list of things to see, like the State Apartments and St George’s Chapel. Your guide will give you plenty of insider tips about the best areas of the castle to visit, should you wish to.

Windsor’s Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place daily, so you can try to catch it while exploring the town. Usually accompanied by a military band, soldiers march up the high street to Windsor Castle in colorful red tunics and bearskin hats, representing the pomp and ceremony of the British Royal Family that so intrigues visitors to England.

Near the town center is Windsor Great Park -- perfect for a walk or summer’s day picnic! Take a stroll along the famous Long Walk, a 2-mile (3-km) path bordered by symmetrical rows of beautiful trees and neat lawns.

Most itineraries include a drive to Eton, the historic little town just on the other side of the River Thames from Windsor. See Eton College, where Princes William and Harry studied, and browse the town’s endearing collection of independent shops. Alternatively, visit the nearby town of Runnymede, where the Magna Carta was sealed by King John in 1215.

Your independent Windsor tour finishes back at your hotel, or a central London location of your choice.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Entrance fees
Gratuities (optional)

Location

Meeting point
Pickup from your hotel

Reviews

Peter T,
May 2017

This tour was amazing!

Richard S,
Aug 2016

Our driver/guide was super. He adjusted our tour to meet our special needs. Could not been any better.

Barbara B,
Jul 2016

Great getting to Windsor with a very knowledgable driver.

wesellinghouse,
Jul 2016

Our driver was on time and friendly. It would have been better to have a guided tour of the castle along with the tour.

Cdbillme,
Apr 2016

We had a blast with this tour. Ahmed was terrific. Very knowledgeable and catered to our needs with a custom visit. Would definitely do this again. Thanks!

ros2319,
Sep 2017

The driver was prompt, polite and very patiently explained and answered all our queries.

Kay T,
Aug 2016

When we bought this package over the phone we were told the tickets to the castle were included. The driver had no clue about that so we ended up purchasing tickets after he dropped us off. The driver was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our 4 hours we spent st the castle.

Susan C,
Sep 2016

Driver arrived late,only because he claims his company does not start until 10am. Our trip was to start at 9am according to our Viator information. Driver then said his Company has inform you many times on this issue. I believe this miscommunication lead to less time at the Windsor,because of traffic.

marisha,
Dec 2015

The driver was rude and took less amount of time of touring that was listed

marcybfox,
Nov 2016

This tour, unfortunately, was not at all as it was described on the website. It was merely an over-priced ride to Windsor Castle. For starters, the website states that the tour begins at 9am. After waiting in the cold for quite a while, we called the tour company and were told it actually began at 10am. The driver was kind enough to arrive as soon as possible. When he arrived, we had no option to see any other sites in or around Windsor or Eton and, when we asked the driver about tips, he didn't have anything to offer. As some of the previous reviewers noted, their drivers provided information about what they were seeing along the way. Our driver gave no information at all along the drive, or any information about the Castle. Very disappointing.