Castle & palace tours

Small group Windsor Castle express tour by train from London

Availability: Thursday and Saturday
Duration: 4 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Walk in the footsteps of royalty
  • Enjoy the luxury of an express train to Windsor through the English countryside
  • Explore the ornate apartments and rooms
What to expect

During your small group Windsor Castle express tour by train from London, you'll spend a day walking in the footsteps of royalty on this fully escorted day trip from London and truly experience how ‘the other half’ lives.

Your small group tour allows you to avoid the crowded tourist buses and large groups that ply their way in and out of Windsor on a tight schedule. Relax and enjoy the day as your guide takes care of all arrangements, giving you personal attention and allowing you to spend as much time in Windsor as you like.

Meet your guide at a central London Waterloo station and with your pre-booked tickets handed to you, you can leisurely board your train to the quaint historic market town of Windsor. Settle comfortably into your seat as the scenic English countryside drifts by, accompanied by your guide’s entertaining introduction to Windsor and its proud royal heritage. On arrival at Windsor, feeling relaxed and refreshed, you will be eager to explore this authentically English town with your enthusiastic guide. Meander through cobbled lanes bordered by black and white Tudor edifices and peek through traditional blown-glass windows as your guide offers a fascinating insight into life alongside the British Royal Family. They are not the only beloved English figures to have an association with this picturesque town, however – Shakespeare walked these very streets and used them as the setting for his play The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Having listened to and experienced the storied past of this famous town, allow our guide to escort you to the magnificent centrepiece of your tour- – Windsor Castle. This is the longest-occupied palace in Europe, having housed all British monarchs since Henry I, and is favoured by Queen Elizabeth II as her weekend retreat. A treasure trove of royal history, the splendour of this palace will reveal itself to you as you are expertly steered through its rooms by your audio guide. Explore the ornate State Apartments where visiting dignitaries are hosted among artworks by Rembrandt and Rubens. Delight in Queen Mary’s dollhouse, a perfect miniature of an aristocratic home lavishly furnished with the finest of tiny handmade artefacts. Admire the intricate Gothic architecture of St. George’s Chapel, the final resting place of monarchs including King Henry VIII. At the turn of every palatial corridor, another royal jewel lays waiting to be unearthed by you.

After your visit to the castle, you are free to remain in Windsor to explore more at your leisure, before you return at leisure to London using your flexible train tickets.

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What's included
  • Guided visit of Windsor town
  • Entrance tickets and audio-guided visit of Windsor Castle
  • Return train tickets
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food/Beverages
Reduced price
  • Children (4-14 years old): Reduced
  • Infants (3 years old and under): No charge
Where

Waterloo Station, Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8SW, UK

Meeting point:

Your guide will meet you under the clock at Waterloo train station, on Waterloo Road. This is a 4-faced clock in the centre of the main concourse. Waterloo is serviced by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo and City lines. Your guide will have a City Wonders sign with the name of the tour at the meeting point for easy recognition

What to remember
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking and stairs so please wear comfortable shoes
  • Unfortunately, guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance cannot be accomodated on this tour
  • Strollers and prams are not permitted on this tour
  • Photography is not permitted within the castle but is allowed in the gardens
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When
  • Thursday and Saturday
    • Meeting Point: 1.00pm
    • Departure Time: 1.15pm
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Provider
City Wonders
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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