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Visit the Windsor Castle where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took their wedding vows in May this year. See the political heart of the UK at Westminster and witness centuries of tradition when you attend the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
As part of this great value London sightseeing tour you will enjoy an in-depth discovery of two of London’s most famous landmarks; St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London as well as a Thames River Cruise – all in one day!
Windsor Castle ticket: 1 day
London Tour: 9 hours
March to October: 9:45am to 5:15pm, (last admission at 4pm)
November to February: 9:45am to 4:15pm, (last admission at 3pm)
London Tour: 8:45amMeeting Point
Windsor Castle Windsor Castle-SL4 1NJ, Windsor
London tour: The tour departs from Victoria Coach Station, Gate 1-5, 164 Buckingham Palace Road, London.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Windsor Castle: Same as the start point
London Tour: The tour ends at Westminster Pier
Windsor Castle Ticket
Enjoy a visit to the Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, representing 900 years of British history. With more than 1,000 rooms, 13 acres of land, and more than 45,000 square metres of floor space, Windsor Castle is the official residences of the Queen.
Home to some of England's most famous monarchs, including Henry VIII and his father, Henry VII, a total of 39 English royals have officially lived at the palace. See The State Apartments, Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, The Semi-State Rooms, St George’s Chapel and more. Explore the magnificent State Apartments, still used for State occasions and Royal receptions. The Royal Collection boasts paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and the famous triple portrait of Charles I by Sir Anthony van Dyck. From October to March visitors can also enjoy George IV's private apartments (the Semi-State Rooms), among the most richly decorated interiors in the Castle.
Stroll through the castle grounds and visit the fourteenth-century St. George's Chapel, one of the most beautiful examples of medieval church architecture in England. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the spectacular castle and explore St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
London in One Day - Changing of Guard & River Cruise
This London tour starts at Victoria Coach Station at 8:45am. You will travel in an air-conditioned motor-coach accompanied by an English-speaking Blue Badge Guide. You’ll receive a personal audio headset for the duration of the tour, so you’ll benefit from live-guided commentary at every point of your tour enhancing your touring experience and bringing your guide’s commentary to life.
Start the day with a panoramic drive to Kensington Palace, former home of Diana, Princess of Wales. the Royal Albert Hall, Albert Memorial and Westminster. This is the political heart of the UK and it is here you will find some of London’s most iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. You will also take a drive round Parliament Square and past Downing Street – the home of the Prime Minister.
Continue to Buckingham Palace where you will see the famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Truly a must-do in London you will witness pageantry and tradition which has remained unchanged for centuries.
The tour includes a short break for lunch; you can spend this time at leisure or the guide can provide you with suggestions for lunch.
Then it’s time for one of the first highlights of the day – a guided tour of St Paul’s Cathedral. This masterpiece with its distinctive dome is one of the most recognizable landmarks on the London Skyline. Your guide will tell you about the buildings fascinating history; from its destruction during the great fire of London in 1666 to the many events that have been held there; including the wedding of Charles; Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer.
Next it’s on to the Tower of London. This ancient fortress offers more history than perhaps any other London landmark. The tower is still guarded by the traditional Yeoman Warders (Beefeaters) who will enthrall you with tales of murder, mystery, intrigue and treason at the tower. While there you will also be able to see the Crown Jewels including the famous Koh-I-Nor Diamond which is over 6000 years old.
On your way to the Tower of London, you will take a drive through the City of London, also known as the “Square Mile.” This is one of the oldest parts of London and is also the heart of the financial district; thus the area is a fascinating mix of architecture; where thousand-year-old structures stand harmoniously next to 21st century skyscrapers and the whole area is alive with the hustle and bustle of city traders.
This tour also includes a cruise on the famous River Thames. Travel from Tower Pier to Westminster Pier where your tour concludes. If you wish to use your river cruise another day, you’re welcome to do so but your tour will conclude at Tower of London. Your tour concludes at approx. 5.30pm.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
Windsor Castle Ticket
Getting There: Train from London Waterloo or London Paddington to Windsor & Eton Central or Windsor & Eton Riverside or Coach: Green Line from Victoria Coach Station in London.
Windsor Castle’s State Apartments will be closed on the 19 April 2018 and 21 April 2018. The Precincts and Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House will continue to be open.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tours to confirm all departure details.
Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
The Changing of the Guard ceremony doesn't take place at Buckingham Palace everyday. On some occasions, it takes place at Horseguards Parade.
Itinerary is subject to change.
St. Paul's Cathedral will be closed to visitors on 14 Mar 18, 30 Mar 18, 12 May 18, 15 May 18, 23 Jun 18, 28 Jun 18 and 30 Jun 18.
You will stop for photographs at St Paul's Cathedral and spend longer at Tower of London instead.
Those booking senior or student options will be required to provide proof of age on the day of the tour. Anyone not able to provide such proof will be charged the additional amount locally.
From 01 Apr 2018 the tour end point would be Tower Pier.
Great tour however even though we pre paid our tickets thinking that we wouldn't queue as long but on arrival the estimated queueing time was over two hours and this was lunch...Michael Smith, United Kingdom, 16/Apr/2018
We were escorted by Shirley as our guide and Malcolm as our driver. Lovely information and some cagey knowledge of the hot spots for changing of the guard at Buckingham palace. ...Angela Michele Epp, Canada, 02/Sep/2015