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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
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, visit rooms like the State Apartments and see Queen Mary’s Dolls House. Learn about King Henry VIII, who once lived in the castle, and see his final resting place inside St George’s Chapel before returning to London.


  • Independent day trip to Windsor Castle from London
  • Explore Windsor Castle at your own pace with an audio guide
  • Walk through must-visit sites like St George’s Chapel and see the final resting place of King Henry VIII
  • See Queen Mary’s Dolls House and admire art by Rembrandt inside the State Apartments
  • Watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside the castle grounds

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What You Can Expect

Windsor Castle Admission with Transport from London

Windsor Castle Independent Day Trip

Board your luxury coach in Victoria, central London, and travel west out of the capital to Windsor – a well-heeled little town that’s best known as the home of Windsor Castle – the official residence of the Queen. Blanketing an area of 13 acres (5 hectares), the castle grounds cover an impressive list of sights to see, like St George’s Chapel, Queen Mary’s Doll House and the plush State Apartments.

Head inside with your entrance ticket and explore at your own pace, learning about the castle’s history that steeped into its stones. Pick up an audio guide, and listen to entertaining commentary as you amble around; learn about Sir Edwin Lutyets, the British architect who created Queen Mary’s Dolls House for the young monarch in the early 1920s, and hear about the different monarchs who furnished the impressive State Apartments according to their tastes.

Admire priceless work of art by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt, and explore St George’s Chapel to discover the final resting place of various monarchs including King Henry VIII – one of the more flamboyant characters that have lived in the castle.

The 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 (some say eccentricity of the British Royal Family.

Meet your guide at the pre-arranged time and travel back to London in the comfort of your luxury coach. Your day trip finishes in the neighborhood of Kensington, central London, in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This trip was great! Bus ride was comfortable and quick. Trip inside walls was at our own pace and got to see whatever we wanted. Was very beautiful inside. Well worth the trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a great trip. Darren, the guide was most informative and fun. Being on time was a big thing for all of us. Our bus was comfortable. Thank you for making it an enjoyable trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

It was great to be transported too and from Windsor Castle and to be admitted as a tour group and not have to stand in line for hours. Well worth the trip to tour Windsor Castle. Loved it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Excellent transfer. Driver was friendly and helpfull

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Second visit and enjoyed it just as much

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

We were very pleased with our trip to Windsor Castle and our bus driver/guide made the travel time very enjoyable.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

This tour was excellent. However, I think that it could almost be a full day. We would have loved more time to wander through the village and get a feel for the whole area. Plus, by the time I had toured the Castle, the Chapel was closed. I would have loved to see inside it. Also, our drop off point was NOT a fine minute walk back to Victoria Station where we were picked up.

But, I must say that our tour guide was excellent. Full of knowledge and made the trip fun.

I would recommend this tour to others.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

The tour was amazing. Tour needs to start earlier to allow for traffic congestion .

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Could have used more time at the castle.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2015

It was a beautiful day in a place with enough free time to visit. We recomend it!

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