Simply Windsor Castle - Afternoon Tour

Activity code: 9

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Duration Approx. 5.5 hours
Departure Point Golden Tours Visitor Centre Victoria
E-Ticket Accepted
Walking Moderate

Highlights

  • Visit the Queen’s favourite weekend residence
  • Peek inside the Windsor Castle State Rooms
  • Wander around St George’s Chapel, the setting of many royal weddings
  • Travel to and from the town in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle

Description

Visit the oldest and largest occupied castle in world — Windsor Castle. Hailed as the Queen’s favourite weekend residence, the castle has been home to the British monarchy for over 900 years and makes for a glorious day out.

Explore the lavish State Rooms and see impressive artwork hanging on the walls from celebrated painters Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci! During the tour you’ll also visit St George’s Chapel — the resting place for many past monarchs, including Henry VIII and his favourite wife Jane Seymour, and the Queen Mother. See the memorials and spend some quiet time wandering around this traditional chapel.

Built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, this sprawling fortress covering an area of 13 acres and overlooking the charming town of Windsor is a must-visit on any trip to the UK!
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Additional Information

What's Included


  • Entry to Windsor Castle State Apartments
  • Visit St George’s Chapel
  • Audio guides are provided in different languages at Windsor Castle: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish

What's Excluded


  • Gratuities (optional)
Please Note:
  • Face coverings are no longer mandatory in Windsor Castle, however they are encouraged.
  • You must bring the e-ticket provided to gain entry to this tour.
  • Cancel bookings up to 24 hours before travel to receive a full refund.
  • This tour is unescorted and you will spend approximately 2 hours inside the castle. 
  • St. George’s Chapel is closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout the day.
  • *During peak periods, additional vehicles without Wi-Fi may be used.
  • This tour finishes at approximately 6.30pm in Victoria or Kensington (Gloucester Road).
  • Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day.
Schedule

Days of Departure:
1 April to 30 September: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
1 October to 31 March: Friday and Sunday

April to September: 
Check-in times: 1:30pm
Departure times: 1:45pm
Return time:  approx. 6:30pm

Departure points:
Golden Tours Visitors Centre, Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W 9SH (Victoria)

October to March:
Check-in times:  11:30am
Departure times:  11:45am
Return time:  approx. 5:30pm

Departure points:
Golden Tours Visitors Centre, Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W 9SH (Victoria)

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Directions from Victoria Station to Bulleid Way: Exit Victoria Station via the Buckingham Palace Road Entrance, to the right of the Gatwick Express platforms. Turn left and walk down Buckingham Palace Road until you reach the first main junction. When it’s safe to do so, cross the road at the traffic lights and turn left. Walk around 20 yards, before turning right into Bulleid Way. Your coach will NOT depart from Victoria Coach Station.

Return point:  Gloucester Road - This station is in Zone 1 and is three stops Eastbound on the Circle Line or the District Line to Victoria. The Piccadilly Line also runs through Gloucester Road, and is only 5 stops to Piccadilly Circus.

Windsor Castle closures:  

  • 25 and 26 December – Castle completely closed.

When the State Apartments are closed the Precincts, Drawings Gallery will continue to be open.

St. George’s Chapel

  • 23 and 24 December – closes at 1:00pm.

St. George’s Chapel is usually closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout the day. Worshippers are welcome to attend the services.