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  • London: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Bath Full-Day Tour

    1. London: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Bath Full-Day Tour

    This full-day tour is a must-do excursion for all visitors to London. Get to see the famous Windsor Castle, the mysterious stone circle of Stonehenge and the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. Transport and guided tours at all locations are included.

    Start at Windsor Castle, home to the Royal Family for 900 years. It is still an Official Residence of the Queen. Visit the magnificent State Apartments, still used for state occasions and Royal receptions.

    Explore the castle grounds and the 14th-Century St. George's Chapel, one of the most beautiful examples of medieval church architecture in England and a burial place of kings and queens, including Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour.

    Continue through the Wiltshire countryside to Stonehenge. Shrouded in mystery, the ancient stone circle of Stonehe...

    Very comfortable bus with good driver.Very friendly and also helpful guide.I found out a lot new for me historical facts and discovered new places.

  • London: Stonehenge, Windsor, and Bath Day Trip by Bus

    2. London: Stonehenge, Windsor, and Bath Day Trip by Bus

    Head out of London to uncover the charms of the English countryside on a full-day tour that takes you to famous, historical sites. See picturesque Windsor and ancient Stonehenge; stop off at the Roman Baths for a drink at the Pump Room. After leaving in the morning, you will drive to Windsor, a place awash with natural beauty. Discover the 17th-century historical monuments that line its cobbled streets. Take advantage of the option to visit the home of Queen Elizabeth II and enjoy a through-the-keyhole experience of the world’s largest and oldest castle. Then make your way to Stonehenge, its monolithic rocks rising up against the skyline on Salisbury Hill. Theories abound about the mysterious rock formation. Continue on to Bath. Standing proudly on the slopes of the River Avon, beautiful Bath was the first city in England to be designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gorge...

    Wonderful The guide Bruce was so nice and explained very well Really knows how to manage a group , knowledgeable and funny I had a great experience Thank you

  • London: Full-Day Windsor, Stonehenge, and Oxford Tour

    3. London: Full-Day Windsor, Stonehenge, and Oxford Tour

    Enjoy a full day of English heritage visiting the exquisite Windsor Castle, captivating Stonehenge, and the beautiful university city of Oxford. On this 11-hour day-trip departing from London, you get the whistle-stop tour of these unique sites with interesting commentary from your guide along the way. Start your day at Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Visit the magnificent State Apartments still used for state occasions and royal receptions. Take some time to explore the castle grounds and the 14th century St. George's Chapel, where you can admire one of the most beautiful examples of medieval church architecture in England. Next, go to the standing stones of Stonehenge, still clouded in mystery as an amazing feat of human engineering. Explore the prehistoric stone circle and learn about the theories around its construction. Continue to the uni...

    Mel Adam is such an excellent tour guide. I want him everytime i book a tour because I am coming back indeed :)

  • From London: Windsor, Oxford & Stonehenge Full-Day Trip

    4. From London: Windsor, Oxford & Stonehenge Full-Day Trip

    The first stop on this tour is Windsor Castle. With its sweeping landscaped gardens and turreted Round Tower, it is easy to see why the castle is the Queen’s favorite weekend residence. Enjoy a fascinating through-the-keyhole peek at the lavish State Apartments, home to priceless artworks by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci. You can also visit Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and St George’s Chapel - the final resting place of the monarchs of old, including Henry VIII. The tour then moves onto spectacular Stonehenge. You will never forget your first glimpse of the monolithic rock formation rising up against the skyline of the Salisbury Plain. Theories abound as to Stonehenge’s mysterious origin? Was it intended as a religious temple? An astronomical clock? A Bronze Age burial ground? Make up your own mind as you explore this unique landmark. Your final stop of the day is the charming universit...

    The trip was really fantastic. Bruce - guide, very kind and funny person. I recomend this trip.

  • London: Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Bath and Lacock Day Tour

    5. London: Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Bath and Lacock Day Tour

    Depart London for a full-day tour to some of the most historic attractions in the West of England, stopping at Windsor Castle, home to the English royals for more than 900 years. Perched high above the River Thames, the castle reveals royal stories from the days of William the Conqueror to the current Queen, making it the largest continuously occupied castle in the world. You will be among the first to marvel at the splendor of St. Georges Chapel, as well as the sumptuous State Apartments. Continue to Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain and learn the mysteries of the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years, but it still confounds historians and archaeologists to this day. Try to unlock some of its secrets for yourself at the new state-of-the-art Visitor Centre. Next, stop for a traditional pub lunch in the picturesque National Trust village of...

    Great tour and day. Frank / Andre were great. A long day but worth it to see as such as you do. Highly recommend.

  • Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Roman Baths Day Trip

    6. Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Roman Baths Day Trip

    Windsor Castle Over 900 years of royal history are waiting for you in Windsor Castle, which is perched high above the River Thames, just outside of London. From William the Conqueror to the current Queen, successive monarchs have lived here and left their mark on what is now the largest continuously occupied castle in the world. See for yourself the splendor of St. Georges chapel and the sumptuous state apartments. Windsor itself is a pretty town full of traditional shops and historic pubs. Shakespeare is said to have written his play, The Merry Wives of Windsor, in one of them!     Bath Bath, another world heritage site, is a beautiful Georgian city with delightful crescents, terraces, and architecture. Following a panoramic tour of the city, visit Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge, where the river Avon cascades over the weir. You can also...

    Great day trip. Enough time at all 3 stops to fully enjoy the site. We had Steve M. As our guide and he was crazy knowledgeable! Sareef was our driver and was excellent...never feared for our life.

  • Windsor Hop-on Hop-off Open-Top Bus Tour

    7. Windsor Hop-on Hop-off Open-Top Bus Tour

    Explore Windsor, the quintessentially British town on the outskirts of London. This hop-on hop-off, open-top bus service consists of 11 different stops. The audio guide onboard will give you the history and little known facts about the town that has been home to British royalty for over 1,000 years. Learn about the famous landmarks that make Windsor an essential place to visit. From Windsor Castle to the Holy Trinity Church, to Eton College, where many UK prime ministers and members of the royal family were educated, to the Long Walk and Windsor Farm House. You can hop-on or hop-off at any of the 11 stops on the route, so use the 24-hour ticket to explore the area, maybe take in some afternoon tea or a pint in a traditional English pub.

    Booked online and noticed that we needed to take our own headphones. Glad we did as it does make a difference. Pleasant way to spend an hour and nice to sit down after visiting the castle.

  • Windsor, Roman Baths and Pump Room, Stonehenge

    8. Windsor, Roman Baths and Pump Room, Stonehenge

    Windsor Castle Fans of the Royal family will be in their element! Steeped in history, visit the home of Queen Elizabeth II and enjoy a through the keyhole experience of the world’s largest and oldest castle. Enjoy the spectacular State Apartments at your leisure and marvel at its lavishly furnished surroundings. Used for State occasions to this day, be a part of where these regal traditions take place whilst admiring world renowned artworks. Visit St. George’s chapel, where the tombs of numerous kings and queens reside, notably Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour. Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House – be amazed by the magnitude and intricate design of the world’s most famous Dolls’ House. Mysterious Stonehenge Wander around the world heritage site and be captivated by the unique rock formation! Situated on Salisbury Plain, 40 ton rocks stand alone since th...

    Bruce and Elvio made the trip predictable and fun and the extra activities around bath was a bonus

  • Windsor: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

    9. Windsor: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

    Hop on board our sightseeing tour to discover the history and heritage of Windsor & Eton. Home to Windsor Castle, one of the Royal family’s residences and situated on a beautiful part of the River Thames, enjoy spectacular views from the top-deck of an open-top buses. Hop-off to discover the village of Eton, home to one of the most prestigious private schools in the country (where both Princes William and Harry went to school) and a quaint country village. Take advantage of unlimited Hop-on Hop-off access to our bus tour route to explore Windsor, see the Changing of the Guard at Windsor Castle and visit the Guildhall and the Windsor Parish Church. Why not Hop-off the bus and walk in the footsteps of history. The views of Windsor Castle from the Long Walk are iconic and you may even spot some of the resident deer!  Just across the Windsor Bridge, explore the village of Eton, visit the ...

    We were really lucky to have a live guide who gave us some very interesting facts about Windsor on our tour. Lovely, friendly staff.

  • From London: Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace

    10. From London: Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace

    Start your journey with a ride on a luxury air conditioned bus from Central London to Windsor Castle. Travel to Windsor Castle and visit the stunning state apartments, admire the gigantic, incredibly detailed Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House. Next, move on to see St George’s Chapel which is the resting place of Henry VIII and other monarchs. Nestled atop a hill in a charming market town, Windsor Castle was founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century. Then, make your way over to the magnificent Hampton Court Palace by bus. Be dazzled by the spectacular Chapel Royal, the grandeur of the Great Hall, and Henry VIII’s kitchens. Wander through the palace’s beautiful gardens and try not to get lost in the world’s oldest puzzle maze. Dating back to the 16th century, the palace is most famously linked to the dramatic lives and loves of Henry VIII and his wives. Hampton Court Palace is a visua...

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Our guide James and driver Choy, we're amazing. Very nice and helpful. My mom is in a wheelchair and Choy constantly helped with getting her up and down the van. James was considerate when picking the walking routes to our destinations. I would definitely want to be a part of there group again. I only wish we'd stayed a little longer in Stonehenge.

Wonderful The guide Bruce was so nice and explained very well Really knows how to manage a group , knowledgeable and funny I had a great experience Thank you

Bruce was great! Knows many things and very personable. I was disappointed that the Salisbury portion was cut out, but it was a full complete day regardless.

Very comfortable bus with good driver.Very friendly and also helpful guide.I found out a lot new for me historical facts and discovered new places.

Bruce and Elvio made the trip predictable and fun and the extra activities around bath was a bonus