Guided tour

From London: Windsor Castle Afternoon Sightseeing Tour

From London: Windsor Castle Afternoon Sightseeing Tour

Travel through the history of the English monarchy on a 5-hour tour of Windsor Castle from London. Discover one of the Queen of England’s official residences, and marvel at the opulent décor of the state rooms. Go to St. George’s Chapel, and more.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese


  • Explore Windsor Castle at your own pace
  • Travel back through centuries of royal history
  • Visit the Queen of England's State Apartments
  • Go to St. George's Chapel to see the tombs of English monarchs
  • Marvel at a palace in miniature at Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House
Full description
Take a fascinating trip through centuries of royal history on a half-day afternoon tour of Windsor Castle, with round-trip transfers from central London. Although unescorted, the provided audio guides contain a wealth of information and are available in 8 different languages. Located on the banks of the River Thames in royal Berkshire, the castle is steeped in history, dating back to the 11th century and the days following the Norman invasion. As you explore at your own pace, discover the sweep of Windsor Castle’s landscaped gardens and the imposing turrets of the Round Tower built by Henry II. See priceless artworks by Rembrandt and Leonardo Da Vinci in the lavish state apartments and visit St. George’s Chapel, the atmospheric last resting place of former monarchs, such as Henry VIII. You can also see the Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, an incredible structure complete with working lifts, running water, electricity and wine bottles, all in miniature.
  • Entrance fee to Windsor Castle and the State Apartments
  • Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and St. George’s Chapel
  • Pickup or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH. There is Golden Tours signage at the meeting point and a ticket office nearby for any general enquiries. From April 1 to September 30 the check-in time is 1:30 PM at GTVS Victoria, with the departure time at 1:45 PM. The approximate return time is 6:30 PM. From October 1 to March 31 the check-in time is 11:30 AM at GTVS Victoria, with departure time at 11:45 AM. The approximate return time is 5:30 PM.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that the tour itinerary and order are subject to change
  • St. George’s Chapel is closed on Sundays
  • Transportation without Wi-Fi may be used during peak periods
  • Audio guides at Winsor Castle are available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish and are provided based on availability
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 76 reviews

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This was a lovely trip, plenty of time to visit all areas of the castle and chapel. Be very careful to arrive early, the ticket said stop 1, but staff had no idea where it stopped ( eventually across the road). Also instructions said we’d be dropped off where we were picked up, but we weren’t. Ok for me as I was a local, but a lot of non English speakers were confused. Apart from this, trip and driver were excellent

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November 19, 2022

It is quite difficult to locate the exit of the tour. Although it is offered as a tour is Spanish, it is not. However, the good work of the driver and guide to the castle makes it possible to follow the explanations. The treatment of the driver is exceptional. Highly recommended excursion.

August 22, 2022

I enjoyed all aspects of the tour and find the time to go by very quickly when visiting! I wanted to give gratuity to the driver and only had large on me to wish to return again! Send my love to all! Thank you very much for a very enjoyable tour!

June 4, 2022

Product ID: 18994