About The Tour
Head out to the world’s oldest and largest inhabited castle. The favoured Royal residence of the late, Her Majesty the Queen, it’s not hard to see why. Set in 500 acres of Parkland, close to the banks of the River Thames, which at this point is at its most beautiful, and dominating the pretty town of Windsor, this castle which started as a fortress has grown into one of the most spectacular Royal residences.
Your guide will bring the history alive on your drive out to Windsor and walk you through the castle, viewing the remarkable St George’s Chapel where eleven of our Monarchs are laid to rest, including our longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. The chapel was also the venue for the marriage of Harry and Meghan. Please note that the chapel is closed on Sundays.
You will also visit inside the stunning State Apartments, where up until recently, the Queen was still hosting functions. See the apartments of our Merry Monarch, Charles II, with the incredible painted ceilings and the later apartments lavishly decorated.
Also see Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, amazingly perfect to the tiniest detail with miniature carpets, curtains, pictures, a cellar stocked with real wine and even functioning bathrooms.
Return to London via Eton, and time permitting, enjoy a stroll in the lovely little village on the banks of the River Thames and home to the famous boys school.
This tour is a perfect half day, close to London and offers a great insight into the British Monarchy and a glimpse of the countryside for which the country is famed.
Please note that St George’s Chapel, the final resting place of Queen Elizabeth II is closed on Sundays. Check with us that the State Apartments are open on the date of your visit.