Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford Custom Day Trip

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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3858EE065
Experience three of England’s trophy sights on this full-day trip to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford from London. Travel by air-conditioned coach to Windsor to gaze at magnificent Windsor Castle and, if you wish, buy an entrance ticket from your guide to tour its awesome interior. Then, head for Stonehenge to marvel at this UNESCO World Heritage site, again choosing to explore independently or to buy an entrance ticket for an in-depth, audio-guided tour. Last but not least, admire the honey-stoned gems of beautiful Oxford on an included walking tour.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
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.

Buy an entrance ticket to the Castle from your guide on the coach, 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.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Gates 1-5, Victoria Coach Station, central London. Hotel pickup available from selected London hotels.
Departure Time:
8:45am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Concludes at Victoria Coach Station, central London

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Tour in English
Code: EN0845

Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford Custom Day Trip departing at 8:45am with English-speaking guide

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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford Custom Day Trip

Windsor Castle

Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
  • Local guide
  • Walking tour of Oxford, including headphones
Exclusions:
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Entrance ticket to Windsor Castle interior
  • Entrance ticket to Stonehenge
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and beverages, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Windsor Castle viewing is restricted on Sundays and St George's Chapel is closed. Windsor Castle is closed on June 16
  • Please note: that the Changing of the Guard only takes place on selected dates
  • Please note: The State Apartments are closed on the following dates; October 2, 17 and December 5. On these dates the tour will visit Queen Mary's Doll House and St Georges Chapel instead of Windsor.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Katie E, August 2014

We loved this tour! It was the highlight of our time in GB and ties for best day overall trip. We also went to paris, did the Giverny- Monet bike tour. Both thru viator. Pick up at victoria bus station was easy. Our guide was fantastic - highly recommend this trip.

Reviewed by: Teresa C, August 2014

This was a great tour. Our guide and driver (Rich and Thomas, respectively) were exceptional. Our hotel pick-up went without a hitch, and we had no problems finding the correct bus at Victoria Coach Station. We had ample time at each location, but it's important that the participants are back to the bus at the appointed time - latecomers really do cut into the amount of time at the next stop. The only drawback (and it may not bother anyone else) was the freshness of the buses. A little Febreeze would go a long way to eliminate some of the stale "sight-seer" odor. I would definitely book another trip through Viator.

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