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Simply Windsor Castle - Afternoon Tour

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  • Additional Information

    What's Included in the tour


    • Entry to Windsor Castle State Apartments
    • Visit Queen Mary's Dolls' House & St George's Chapel
    • Audio guides are provided in different languages at Windsor Castle: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish.

    What's Excluded in the tour


    • Gratuities (optional)
    Please Note:
    • You must bring the e-ticket provided to gain entry to this tour.
    • This tour is unescorted.
    • St. George's Chapel is closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout the day.
    • *During Peak Periods, Additional Vehicles Without Wi-Fi May Be Used
    • This tour finishes at approximately 6.30pm in Victoria or Kensington (Gloucester Road).
  • Description

    Departing from Central London, your driver will take you straight to Windsor Castle for an extended visit. Upon arrival at Windsor Castle audio guides are available in different languages.

    Windsor Castle
    Steeped in history, Windsor Castle perches proudly on a lush wooded hill overlooking the Thames. Dating back to Norman times, with sweeping landscaped gardens and turreted Round Tower, it's easy to see why it's 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, and visit St. George's Chapel, the atmospheric final resting place of former monarchs including Henry VIII. You can visit Queen Mary's Dolls' House, a truly incredible structure complete with working lifts, running water, electricity and wine bottles, all in miniature!

    This tour is unescorted and you will spend approximately 2 hours in Windsor Castle

    This tour finishes at approximately 6pm/6:30pm in Victoria or Kensington (Gloucester Road).

  • Highlights
    • Entry to Windsor Castle State Apartments
    • See Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and Visit St George’s Chapel
    • Audio Guide available at Windsor Castle in multiple languages
    • Return Transportation in luxury air conditioned vehicle
  • Schedule

    Days of Departure:

    1 April to 30 September: Daily
    1 October to 31 March: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

    April to September: 

    Check-in times: 1:30pm from Victoria and 1:45pm from Kensington office

    Departure times: 1:45pm from Victoria and 2:00pm from Kensington office

    Return time: approx. 6:30pm

    Departure points:
    Golden Tours Visitors Centre, 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SH (Victoria)
    Golden Tours Visitors Centre, 156 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4EF (Kensington)

    October to March:

    Check-in times: 11:30am from Victoria and 11:45am from Kensington office

    Departure times: 11:45am from Victoria and 12:00pm from Kensington office

    Return time: approx. 5:30pm

    Departure points:
    Golden Tours Visitors Centre, 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SH (Victoria)
    Golden Tours Visitors Centre, 156 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4EF (Kensington)

    Return point: Gloucester Road - This station is in Zone 1 and is three stops Eastbound on the Circle Line or the District Line to Victoria. The Piccadilly Line also runs through Gloucester Road, and is only 5 stops to Piccadilly Circus.

    Windsor Castle closures: 

    • 9 and 10 April 2020 – Castle completely closed. Tour will visit Hampton Court Palace instead.
    • 22 April 2020 – The State Apartments will be closed.
    • 4 May 2020 –  The State Apartments will be closed.
    • 5 May 2020 – The State Apartments will be closed.
    • 6 May 2020 – The State Apartments will be closed.
    • 7 May 2020 – The State Apartments will be closed.
    • 14 June 2020 – The State Apartments will be closed.
    • 15 June 2020 – Castle completely closed. Tour will visit Hampton Court Palace instead.
    • 16 June 2020 – The State Apartments will be closed.
    • 25 and 26 December – Castle completely closed.

    When the State Apartments are closed the Precincts, Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and the Drawings Gallery will continue to be open.

    St. George’s Chapel

    • 23 and 24 December – closes at 1:00pm.

    St. George’s Chapel is usually closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout the day. Worshippers are welcome to attend the services.