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Simply Windsor Castle Tour from London with Transportation and Audio Guides provided by Golden Tours

Simply Windsor Castle Tour from London with Transportation and Audio Guides

Simply Windsor Castle Tour from London with Transportation and Audio Guides
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About
Explore Windsor Castle independently on a day trip from London, and hear its incredible history from an audio guide! While walking around at your own pace, prepare to be amazed by the castle’s striking State Apartments. Learn about King Henry VIII, who once lived in the castle, and see his final resting place at St George’s Chapel before returning to London. Highlights of the day: Entry to Windsor Castle State Apartments See Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and Visit St George’s Chapel Audio Guide available at Windsor Castle in multiple languages (English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese & Spanish) Return Transportation in luxury air conditioned vehicle
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Begin with a pickup from Golden Tours Visitors Centre in central London, and then take in the beautiful English countryside as you drive west to Windsor, a postcard-perfect town best known as the home of Windsor Castle. Head inside the stately castle — whose grounds stretch some 13 acres (5 hectares) — and make the most of around two hours of free time to explore independently. Plug into your included audio guide and learn about the castle’s history as you check off the royal residences most impressive highlights. See Queen Mary’s Doll House, created by British architect Sir Edwin Lutyets; explore the lavishly decorated State Apartments; admire masterpieces by Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci and other luminaries; and watch the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (time permitting), which takes place daily. When the time comes, meet your coach at the prearranged time and place, and travel back to London.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Begin with a pickup from Golden Tours Visitors Centre in central London, and then take in the beautiful English countryside as you drive west to Windsor, a postcard-perfect town best known as the home of Windsor Castle. Head inside the stately castle — whose grounds stretch some 13 acres (5 hectares) — and make the most of around two hours of free time to explore independently. Plug into your included audio guide and learn about the castle’s history as you check off the royal residences most impressive highlights. See Queen Mary’s Doll House, created by British architect Sir Edwin Lutyets; explore the lavishly decorated State Apartments; admire masterpieces by Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci and other luminaries; and watch the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (time permitting), which takes place daily. When the time comes, meet your coach at the prearranged time and place, and travel back to London.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5461WINDSOR9
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Admission to Windsor Castle
  • Entry to Windsor Castle State Apartments
  • Audio guides at Windsor Castle (subject to availability)
  • Entry/Admission - Windsor Castle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Tour guide. Please note that this tour is unescorted
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
  • Bulleid Way, London SW1W, UK Meeting point & Departure point: Bus Stop 3, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH
  • Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London SW7 4SF, UK
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Audio guides are available at Windsor Castle in multiple languages (English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish)- subject to availability.
  • St. George’s Chapel is closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout the day. Worshippers are welcome to attend the services.
  • *During Peak Periods, Additional Vehicles Without Wi-Fi May Be Used
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House is currently closed until further notice.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
Inclusions
  • Admission to Windsor Castle
  • Entry to Windsor Castle State Apartments
  • Audio guides at Windsor Castle (subject to availability)
  • Entry/Admission - Windsor Castle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Tour guide. Please note that this tour is unescorted
Departure details
  • Bulleid Way, London SW1W, UK Meeting point & Departure point: Bus Stop 3, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH
  • Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London SW7 4SF, UK
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
  • Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London SW7 4SF, UK
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Audio guides are available at Windsor Castle in multiple languages (English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish)- subject to availability.
  • St. George’s Chapel is closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout the day. Worshippers are welcome to attend the services.
  • *During Peak Periods, Additional Vehicles Without Wi-Fi May Be Used
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House is currently closed until further notice.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 22, 2020
A note from Simply Windsor Castle Tour from London with Transportation and Audio Guides
Some attractions may have different social distancing measures in place, but the safety and comfort of customers and staff is always the main priority.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bulleid Way
    Bulleid Way, London SW1W, UK
    Meeting point & Departure point: Bus Stop 3, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH
    See address & details
  • 1
    Windsor Castle
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Departing from Central London, your driver will take you straight to Windsor Castle for an extended visit. Upon arrival at Windsor Castle audio guides are available in different languages. Windsor Castle Steeped in history, Windsor Castle perches proudly on a lush wooded hill overlooking the Thames. Dating back to Norman times, with sweeping landscaped gardens and turreted Round Tower, it’s easy to see why it’s the Queen’s favorite weekend residence. Enjoy a fascinating through–the–keyhole peek at the lavish State Apartments, home to priceless artworks by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci, and visit St. George’s Chapel, the atmospheric final resting place of former monarchs including Henry VIII. You can visit Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, a truly incredible structure complete with working lifts, running water, electricity and wine bottles, all in miniature! This tour is unescorted and you will spend approximately 2 hours at Windsor Castle.
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    Gloucester Road
    South Kensington, London SW7 4SF, UK
    See address & details
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3.0
29 reviews
Excellent
9
Very good
2
Average
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Poor
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10

Fabiana F
1 contribution
Kind of a rip off
Jul 2021
When I received the booking confirmation I was given timings for the trains and entrance in the email, however when I received the tickets these were different and it created a lot of confusion, and I went to the station one hour earlier to make sure and be able to ask someone at the Paddington office. By the way, there the staff told me the train was direct but there was actually a change (not a huge problem per se, but it seems like an important detail).
Once at Windsor, I was told I had to print the ticket to enter: I didn't see this clarified in the email I received...I guess I wasn't the only one because I was kindly directed to the local print shop by Windsor staff, and the person at the shop said that happens all the time.
I normally like to book my own trips but this time I decided to go with something organised to relax a little and enjoy a stress free trip...quite the opposite! Also, there is nothing really to organise because there is no one to guide you, you'd be much better off doing your own booking and reservation. Maybe you'll save a little or maybe not, but at least you'll be in control of your own day. Thanks but no thanks.
Written July 31, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

barbarasV1952DF
Westlakes3 contributions
Windsor Castle tour from London
Jul 2019
everyone involved with transport to and from the castle were very professsional and the entrance into and tour of the castle went smoothly... thankyou B Sywak Adelaide
Written November 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Excursion71827
1 contribution
Dropped off in surprise location
Aug 2019
We booked a tour to Windsor and picked up our tour at
central location near Victoria Station. After the tour we
were informed that we would be dropped off a considerable
distance from the original embarkation. It was left up to us
to find our way back to our hotel near Victoria Station. This
was totally unacceptable, we should be compensated for the
inconvenience and expense - but we were not. The driver
Armondo was apologetic but that did not help dispel the
surprise and anger of the passengers. We don't recommend
this tour, although we greatly enjoyed Windsor.
Written October 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. We regret of the disappointment caused at the end of your touring day. We do always make sure customers are fully aware of the return departure locations, to which it is shown with all of our tours, on our website, that two options, Kensington or Victoria are used. It will depend on traffic conditions which may affect our drivers legal working hours in the one day, we understand this can be frustrating to customers, but our drivers will always offer any assistance with customers onward return journeys. Thank you.
Written October 5, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KTD
14 contributions
Buyer Beware - False Advertisement
Please please do not pick this tour. They advertise that you will see the changing of the guards but the 13:30 meeting time makes that impossible. The changing of the guards is at 11AM.

The traffic delayed our travels so much that we barely had time to see the Castle. Everything was closing! I can see why other reviewers got lost on the way to the coach park but we luckily did not have that problem.

The worst part of all of this is that we were picked up at their office near Victoria station but literally dropped off in the middle of the street in South Kensington. The driver was giving us a countdown of when we will be shoved off his bus because his driving hours were out. It was an unfortunate afternoon and I am hoping no one else is exposed to this disappointment.
Written September 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments, we appreciate your feedback with regards to your recent trip undertaken to Windsor, with transportation and entry. We regret to read of the disappointment with regards to the Changing of The Guards at Windsor, this indeed does take place daily at 11am, with the tour operating in the afternoon, unfortunately this will not be included. The drop off locations for all of daily tours, can return to one or either of the locations advertised, as mentioned our drivers are bound by strict driving hours, so it would be the case to ensure of driving legally, the departure point maybe the first location (Kensington) We appreciate and welcome all feedback. After all, all views received, such as yours enables us to continually build upon and improve the experiences we provide for future visitors. Thank you again for your comments.
Written October 2, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Angela D
1 contribution
Katerina, front reception
Sep 2019 • Couples
Katerina helped us with reprinting our tickets... for different attractions around London, all 4 if them in fact, as we had accidently thrown them away while in our bus tour.

Katerina, you were amazing, helpful and generous with your time. Your assistance saved our marriage! Lol.

Love London, LOVE GoldenTours...what a way to see the sights hassle free!

Angela D.
Written September 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AWaileaWahine
Wailea, HI61 contributions
avoid Golden tours !!! There must be something better!
Aug 2019
we left from Victoria Station and one of the first things our driver said was 'bathroom for number 1, not number 2' . Charming.
we were told to the back at the bus exactly on time or we would be left. However when all but 2 of us were exactly on time we waited in a very hot bus for 10 minutes for the last 2 to arrive.
On the ride back he reminded us to give him a tip, which I am sure none of us did.
Then, and this is the worst, the trip ended several miles from where we started so everyone had to get an uber or a taxi to return! What the heck???
and Windsor castle not worth the trip, half the areas closed for repairs. take a pass on the whole thing
Written August 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paradise758327
10 contributions
Windsor with Golden tour
Jun 2019 • Family
Perfect, started from tour location near Victoria Terminal. We landed in London at 10:00am ish, took National Express to Victoria, reached our hotel, freshened in the lobby restroom, kept our luggage in the hotel's temporary storage and headed straight for a quick bit at Victoria terminal. Golden tour took us to Windsor, we were exhausted after a long trip and very jet lagged, but the afternoon tour was perfectly planned. We saw all the spots permitted for public, enjoyed them thoroughly spent a good 3 hr exploring the Castle and got dropped at Hyde Park. Recommend it, instead of doing this on your own. This is my first time using tour company, , typically do the research and travel to the destination using local public transit. I was apprehensive losing my freedom and the "entire" travel experience, on the contrary I enjoyed watching the countryside without keeping track of the train schedule, and other mundane travel necessities. The Castle and the travel time spent became a great experience.
Written July 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jen W
Winnipeg, Canada3 contributions
Got lost and had to take my way home
Jul 2019 • Solo
I started off being sent to an office in the middle of no where (mostly my fault) but they told me Buckingham Rd forgetting to add Palace. But again that is more my fault. I just barley made it but they never offered to move it to another time or anything when I was lost. The drive out was nice and smooth. The guide was friendly but didn’t talk much.

My problem is they walked us to the entrance of the castle and then we were free telling us to meet them back at the coach at 5:15. We were then left on our own. Simply saying “I hope you remember how to get back”. Long story short I got lost. Spent the last hour on the tour trying to figure out where the coach was. The guards were not helpful (which is not Golden Tours fault either). When realizing it was getting close for the coach to leave I called the Golden Tours office. Here is where my anger grew. The first time I was hung up on as the lady said she had no control over that. The second time she told me “mam the coach is leaving you need to go” yes I knew that. I was in tears. When she told me to ask for directions I made it very clear to her I’ve been doing that the last hour. Then she got rude saying she didn’t believe me that not one person or guard would know where the coach was. The tone was what ticked me off the most I was crying. She kept saying the coach was leaving and then hung up. I ended up taking the rail home.
My biggest issue with all this is that it was not organized. The guide gave us very little instruction on how to get back. He walked 50 feet in front of us and we were running to keep up then just leaving us. I know that’s part of the tour but they have no phone number to reach them or a process to do if lost and maybe a map to where the coach is parked. That was one issue, the other was the rudeness for the times I called. I will never be returning to this company and will make my reviews clear
Written July 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vivian
3 contributions
horrible
Jun 2019 • Family
It is run by golden tour company. Bad experience.
No tour guy for the trip, the driver gives most of the information, his name is Ash who is very rude and not helpful. He has very bad attitude when he distribute the tickets all he cares is if there is ticket missing - He will need to pay by himself.
This tour can not skip waiting line and poorly organized. We waited 55 mins to get in - Very tight schedule. literally you only have less than 1 hour in the castle. A lot of ppl is complaining and want to get refund. The departure point is different from the arrival point. Very disappointed in all.
Written June 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your feedback. It is with regret to read of your disappointment with regards to the trip taken. As advertised the tour is our 'Simply Windsor' and is not a guided tour, this is the transportation and entry to this wonderful royal home. Being such a popular and working Royal household, security is particularly tight, and strict searches are made prior to entry, which can take some time during the busier periods but is necessary. Each tour we offer, most fully guided full day tours will offer two different locations for departure, these are fully laid out on all the information we provide and customers tickets. We are sorry to read that on this occasion we failed to live up to your expectations.
Written June 21, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anna M
1 contribution
Windsor Tour
Jun 2019 • Family
The tour company was very kind and patient. They let add a person to our group last minute without any trouble. Oliver was our driver to Windsor and he was very accomadating.
Written June 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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