We had an excellent guide for Windsor Castle. She gave us a lot of background information on the way there and was very friendly and helpful. We had a different guide at Buckingham Palace. We had to wait 15 or 20 minutes before we were allowed to enter the palace. Other than that, we enjoyed the Buckingham Palace tour.
The trip is amazing! Very interesting. The guides are not allowed in either of the residences, only audio guides provided. Definitely recommend!
Convenient pick up at hotel took us to the coach station were we boarded a bus to Windsor Castle. Windsor Castle, the grounds, St. Georges chapel, the quaint surrounding town are not to be missed. Then we headed to Buckingham Palace where we had time to grab lunch before entry and spend as much time there as we wanted. Our guide on the bus was very informative and amusing, making it quite a pleasant ride.
Great tour, and great guide! Everything about this tour was great, with the exception of the weather. We had requested a sunny day, but I guess that part of our request was denied!
Beautiful without a doubt. I was VERY DISAPPOINTED in the journey. We were supposed to have a private coach/van accommodating about pick us up at our hotel. I received an email before we left Canada that the pick up point had been changed to Victoria Coach Station, which was fine as we were right there, but it wasn't a private van it was a full size. That really annoyed me. That's not what I paid for. But in the mean time, Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace are incredible to see. Just a note, there is full on airport type security at the entrances of both sites. So there is a slow line up to get in, but that's to be expected these days I guess.
The palace tour was excellent
It was great to see all the palace from the inside
We were a bit disappointed with the wait in line at Windsor castle it took nearly an hour to get in and then we didn't have enough time inside
We were under the impression that it was a skip the line tour
But once we were in it was great
Great tour interesting to see both places. We had a great tour operator Steve who told us some extra interesting anecdotes. Well worth it.
This tour was WELL WORTH the money. The tour guide Frank (used to work for BBC) was extremely helpful, informative and an overall GREAT Host!! I would HIGHLY recommend this excursion
Take this tour with your camera. Great shots, great memories Nigel was great and informative. A true English gentlemen.
The tour was amazing!!! I loved every minute of it. To be able to go inside these amazing buildings and look around was an amazing experience. Would highly recommend this tour.
Elizabeth B Malta
Worth every penny - well planned and tour leader was great!
Great tour. The Windsor Castle village was beautiful. And then on to Buckingham Palace. Thank you for offering this lovely tour!
Colin F N Australia
A great tour, value for money and a real eye opener, especially being able to actually enter Buckingham palace. I would recommend it to anyone!
Very educational and entertaining. Gives you an insight into the history of the Royal Family.
Absolutely stunning! Beautiful places and buildings. Ample time was alloted for each attraction. The tours were conducted very professionally. Pick-ups were convinient and punctual. Tour guide was knowledgable, helpful and informative.
Wonderful tour of Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. Both of them are beautiful and rich in history, I would highly recommend the tour to anyone interested in English history or would like to take a sticky beak into the homes of the royals.
One of my "top 3" highlights of our 5 weeks away from home through Europe, UK and Dubai. The palaces were incredible, and visited in the correct order - Windsor then Buckingham. Guide, Paul, was truly excellent, as was the coach driver, Terry - on Sat 28 Sept 2013. Both were genuinely humourous and most informative.
Short Day trip outside of London to see Windsor Castle. Than back to London for Buckingham Palace. The guide was friendly and nice. Well worth it!
Well organised. Pickup at our hotel was exactly on time. The tour guide on the way to Windsor Castle was very knowledgable and very witty. The time allocated at Windsor was adequate to cover all aspects of the tour. Buckingham Palace, as expected, was very crowded, although, with individual tour guide headsets, we were able to tour at our own pace. It made sense to not have a return transfer to our hotel, as everyone would have been finishing the tour at different times. It was a most enjoyable and informative day.
Our guide's name on this tour was Alan. Information and jokes to and from both places. When we arrived to Windsor Castle, he made sure that we were the first group to go first.(we hurried, but we were first.)
By far the highlight of our trip! If you like history, this is the tour to take. So much history contained within the walls of these two venues and we made the most of it. Both have audio tours which give so much information on the history and back story of these two institutions. Both are so impressive in their own ways. Be prepared, big crowds should be expected at both places but should not deter visitors from enjoying these two British must sees.
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