Guided tour

From London: Windsor Castle Afternoon Sightseeing Tour

Guided 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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Audio guide included
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

Meet at Bus Stop 1. There is Golden Tours signage at the meeting point and a ticket office nearby for any general inquiries.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The tour itinerary and order are subject to change
  • Windsor Castle is a working royal palace, sometimes it needs to be closed at short notice
  • Windsor Castle will be closed on April 7 and December 25 and 26, 2023
  • St. George’s Chapel is closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout the day. Worshippers are welcome to attend the services
  • The chapel closes at 4 PM during the week
  • This tour is unescorted
  • During peak periods, additional vehicles without Wi-Fi may be used
  • The vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day
  • Audio guides at Windsor 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 78 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

Be specific about the meeting point and services from Golden Tours. It was in The front of Golden Tours Visitors Center inside the Colonnade Walk, 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London, from where a staff member escorted us to the bus. Also be specific about the exact end point in front of Gloucester Road Underground Station; if not in the voucher, then in the reminder email if there is a deviation from the plan).

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September 27, 2019

Great trip! New, clean buses with A/C. Left on time. Driver and guide were both very professional. Guide shared lots of knowledge. Passed up the very, very long line to get on to the grounds. Windsor Castle is absolutely stunning. Have to see it to believe it!

June 23, 2019

Product ID: 18994