Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Oxford Custom Day Trip. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Monica and Michael were amazing! Our group never got separated because of an easily spotted red umbrella Monica carried along. Unexpected road closings were quickly overcome, and we had just enough time in all spots even with long August queues because of Monica planning ahead. Each group member was able to hear at all times because of personal "green box" headphones that allowed Monica to speak to each of us even if we fell behind due to picture taking or even shopping! Definitely recommend booking this tour!
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.
We loved this tour! While we could have spent an entire day in Windsor, we didn't have the time this trip and we really wanted to also see Stonehenge and Oxford. It was a wonderfully efficient tour that allowed us to hit all these highlights. What really made the tour was our guide Phil. So interesting, so full of knowledge and history. If you can, request Phil! A couple of tips: We had the London Pass which allowed us to skip the line at Windsor. This gave us almost an hour more at in the castle than our fellow tour mates. Definitely worth it. Also, if you really want to see more than the streets of Oxford you should take a tour that gets you to Oxford earlier. We arrived in Oxford at 4:30pm/5pm and everything was closed.
We had a wonderful tour! The hotel pick up was great and our tour guide was very friendly and helpful. There was some confusion at the bus station after hotel pick-up trying to figure out which bus we were suppose to get on (there were about 10 +/- tours leaving at the same time) and not all the staff had the correct information, but in the end we got to the right bus and didn't have any problems after that. Had plenty of time at each location. Would definitely recommend!
The tour guide was absolutely wonderful. He knew all the interesting information off the top of his head, without notes, and was funny and engaging. He answered questions well and was accommodating to minor changes in schedule. Brilliant. We had just come off another tour with one of your competitors where the tour guide was woeful, so the Viator experience was strikingly refreshing. The only downside was having to wait for an hour, half our time there, to get into the castle. Thanks.
Excellent trip, Enjoyed a lot. Sandra done a great job,, Well done and thanks to sandra and marc or driver
This was a great tour. Reese our tour guide and Mike our driver were both very friendly and helpful. Reese was entertaining and informative and very serious about making sure he shared information with us at the site as well as along the way. The trip would have been more enjoyable had it not been for some obnoxious young girls on the trip but that was no fault of the tour operator. Reese managed them quite well which made it a better experience. Thanks for the great trip!
We very much enjoyed the tour. We had perfect weather and the tour guide, Saundra, did a masterful job of conducting a bilingual commentary the entire way. I would recommend taking this tour if: Stonehenge is on your bucket list; you have at least a passing interest in seeing Windsor Castle; and you would like to visit Oxford. I wouldn't recommend this particular tour if you want more than about an hour and a half at the Castle or if you would rather visit an alternative to Oxford.
Super friendly guide. Rita was fun and energetic (and a great "human alarm" waking us up after long bus rides). She also gave us interesting facts and clear instructions (in English and Spanish).
We visited Hampton Court Palace instead of Windsor Castle due to an official event happening there (a notice was placed on the booking page and thus knew there will be a program change).
The downside was that there wasn't enough time to really enjoy each individual place. We had on average 1.5 h per location. It's understandable since distances are long between different sites, and one day is not enough to cover all these important locations.
Also, the guide will get you your entrance tickets and audio guides but does not accompany you inside Hampton Court Palace or Stonehenge.
A great tour to see these sites in one day. Tour guide was knowledgeable and the bus driver was excellent.
Great tour for those with only a short amount of time to see some places outside of London. Loved all three places. Note that it does cost an extra 25 pounds for admission to Windsor Castle and Stonehenge, though I think it was definitely worth paying.
The tour was extremely well planned and managed, which made for a very enjoyable and packed day. The highlight of the day was our tour guide - Russell. He was absolutely fabulous! He was incredibly knowledgable about all the sites, and was entertaining along the rides. We would not hesitate to take another tour with you, as well as to recommend this to our friends.
If you have only a day to see these 3 amazing attractions you'll find the trip perfect!
The guide was great, very good transportation and good time management.
We really enjoyed the day!
Had a great time with this tour and our tour guide, Russell. Although at Stonehenge, the transportation between the visitor's center and the site needs to be better, or you just need to walk really fast to have the most time at the site. We arrived at Oxford in the dark, so I'm sure that would part of the tour would have been nicer in the daylight, but it was still nice to see the city at night.