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Windsor Area

  • Whether you are visiting the Windsor area for a day or a week, there is plenty to discover. With Heathrow airport a 20 minute drive away, a fantastic coach park, 2 railway stations, bus, road and river links, it is easy to get to and also a great place to make as your base to explore further afield. London is only 30 minutes by train.

Itinerary Ideas:

  • Windsor Castle Tours
  • Windsor Town Walks
  • Windsor Great Park Panoramic Coach Tours
  • Guided Cycle Tours
  • Carriage Rides with Ascot Carriages
  • Eton Town Walks (including Olympic Heritage)
  • Dorney Lake – Olympic Rowing Venue
  • Boat Trips & River Thames
  • Legoland

Windsor Castle Tours

  • Windsor Castle  – Royal Palace & Medieval Castle. Home to Queen Elizabeth II. Treasure trove of spectacular paintings and furniture. Spiritual home of the highest order of chivalry, namely The Order of the Garter. Let us show you round, making sure you get a good place to see the Changing of the Guard and bringing the stories of this magnificent royal palace to life.  (Double click on image to enlarge)

Windsor Town Walks

  • Windsor Town Walk – Stunning and compact. Nestled along the imposing medieval castle walls, the town is perfect for a guided walk with plenty of royal tales of its own. The cobbled area has buildings dating back to the 1400s and the breathtaking view down the 4 km tree-lined Long Walk is only a couple of minutes away. Add the river Thames and the Victorian Railway Station, not to mention Eton and it’s quite a story! (Double click on image to enlarge)
  • Windsor Ghost Walk – best at dusk when the shadows of the night take you to a twilight spirit world. Can be combined with Town Walk.
  • Windsor Treasure Hunt – Great for groups – this Treasure Hunt takes you all over this beautiful town and uncovers much of its past and present in a fun way.
  • Pubs – If there’s time, do ask to include a pub stop on your walk when you book.
  • Shopping – With shopping to rival many London destinations, don’t forget to ask us to build time in your itinerary!
  • Restaurants – After all that fresh air, you may like to end your guided walk at one of the town’s many eateries. We can give you some ideas, just ask when you book.

Windsor Great Park

Windsor Great Park Panoramic Coach Tours – Drive right around or stop to explore – here’s what you can see without even getting out:

  • Ascot Racecourse – magnificent complex – home to Royal Ascot each June.
  • The Long Walk – stunning tree-lined avenue stretching for over 2.5 miles/4 km from Windsor Castle into the Great Park
  • And Frogmore, Wentworth, Runnymede, ancient oaks and much more
  • Ideas for a stop: Savill Building, Runnymede, Windsor Farm Shop

Guided Cycling Tours (up to 10 people) – this is exploring on a much larger scale! Vast forest and parkland, with deer, ancient oak trees, national plant collections, lakes, statues, a village and even polo fields.

  • The Long Walk – stunning tree-lined avenue stretching for over 2.5 miles/4 km from Windsor Castle into the Great Park (view only – no cycling on Long Walk.)
  • Smith’s Lawn Polo Fields – home to the Guards Polo club. Regular practice and matches in summer on the majestic lawns.
  • The Village – set around the cricket pitch and close to the elusive equestrian statue of Queen Elizabeth II. If you know where to look, you can even get a cup of tea.
  • Virginia Water – (cycling only possible Mon-Fri on quiet days) beautiful lake with waterside paths, a waterfall, a Canadian Totem Pole, ancient ruins from Leptis Magna in Libya and of course spectacular views.
  • Carriage Rides – Glorious horse-drawn carriage rides from the Savill Building with Ascot Carriages

Eton & Dorney

  • Eton Town Walks (including Olympic Heritage) - eclectic mix of ancient and modern, every day and exclusive on this medieval High Street. Ask us to include the splendid skyline view of Windsor Castle when you book (weather permitting). See many of the school buildings belonging to Eton College and keep an eye out for the boys in their elegant uniform.
  • Eton College - see the oldest part of the school dating back to the 1440s including the original school room and the chapel. (Double click on image to enlarge)
  • Dorney Lake – Olympic Rowing Venue – if there are no events on, we can usually get permission for coaches to drive in and view this magnificent rowing lake built by Eton College and venue for several events at the 2012 Olympics.
  • Dorney Court – fine Tudor Manor House with 13th century church, a gem in any itinerary. Asparagus lovers should book for May! Tours are conducted by In-House Guides only, we would accompany you.

Boat Trips and River Thames

  • Boat Trips – Hop aboard a scheduled sail for fabulous views of Windsor Castle and Racecourse. If you want to charter your own boat, we can help with ideas for which hotels have riverside landings, refreshments (eg cream tea, champagne & canapes) and provide a commentary if you would like.
  • Swan Upping – come with us and we will show you the ancient annual ceremony in July to count and inspect the new baby swans for the Queen. Running legs and shoes needed if you intend to follow to the first inspection! See “Calendar of Events” for this year’s dates. (Double click on image to enlarge).
  • Panoramic Coach Tour – include a stretch along the majestic river Thames, maybe from Marlow to Henley, home of the prestigious Henley Regatta and Leander Club.
  • Cookham – charming riverside village, home to the Stanley Spencer Gallery.
  • Runnymede – take a guided tour of the three memorials located here: Magna Carta remembering negotiations in 1215, the John F Kennedy Memorial and the RAF Memorial.

Legoland 

    • Legoland – Don’t want to get lost? Want a tour round Miniland London? A guide can even be arranged for Legoland.