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Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Day Trip from London
Visit two of England's grandest royal residences on this day trip to Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. Traveling from London by air-conditioned coach, enjoy an audio-guided tour of the magnificent State Rooms and treasures of Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s main London residence. Then head for Windsor Castle in Windsor. Explore her majesty's royal palace, and enjoy a visit to St George’s Chapel. Depending on the day, view the Changing of the Guard. Finish off your tour with a stop at the famous Harrod's on your return to London.
Visit two of England's royal residences in one day
Walk through the grounds of Windsor Castle, which has more than 900 years of royal history
Take an audio tour at Buckingham Palace to learn about its role in the British monarchy
Round-trip transportation included for an added convenience
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Two royal residences in one day! Both Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle have ornately furnished rooms and priceless artifacts. The visit to Buckingham Palace is a special treat, as it's only open certain times of the year and you get to explore it on your own.
After early morning pickup from central London, travel by air-conditioned coach to Buckingham Palace, the working headquarters of Queen Elizabeth.
Head inside and take an independent audio tour of the opulent State Rooms, used by the royal family to receive guests on state and public occasions. Learn about the history of the richly gilded rooms as you view the exquisite furnishings and some of the treasures of the Royal Collection that include paintings by Canaletto and Van Dyck, porcelain and other finery.
From Buckingham Palace, head to Windsor Castle. As you travel, hear how this vast fortress-palace is the world’s oldest occupied castle. Originally built by William the Conqueror in 1070, it boasts a long history as a royal residence, and is used today by Queen Elizabeth II as a weekend home and for state occasions.
On arrival, be one of the first to head inside, and explore independently. Walk around the grounds and the State Apartments, with their lavishly furnished chambers and halls, and marvel at stunning St George’s Chapel, the burial place of 10 sovereigns, including Henry VIII.
While in Windsor, take advantage of the opportunity to see St. George's Chapel. This beautiful chapel, the place of worship for the queen and the royal family, saw the much-celebrated wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018.
Your trip concludes back in London at the famous Harrod's Department Store, leaving you free to continue your London sightseeing or return to your hotel as you wish.
Visit the London residence of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II
We had a great local guide - Cliff! He took great care of us from the moment we boarded our coach for Windsor. We left around 8 am for the drive, and returned to London in the early afternoon where we skipped the lines and toured Buckingham Palace. Highly recommend you use a guided tour - it's worth the fast entry, especially during the busy tourist season in London.
The guide was sooo funny. We had time to see both places, though when you put these two big attractions together, you may not do either one of the full justice, but it worked out ok with the time, just enough..
Hope you enjoy standing in line. Stand in line at the Victoria bus station with numerous other day trips. This a day trip not a tour. This service will deliver you to Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace but that is it. So you start at the bus station waiting in line for your trip to be called. Then they will take you to your destination and another line and then finally another line for security. This isn't the fault of the day trip company. But to be honest I'm sick of crowds and lines. Once you arrive you are told that photography is not allowed in both the castle and the palace. SUCKS! So you are paying just to walk through and listen to a recording. Any memories you'd like to record, forget it. You'll have to buy the book. Then the airconditioning went out on our bus. Record heat. I know stuff happens so I'm not giving the company a single star. When leaving we did buy a book. So we could have some memory of what we had experienced. Left us thinking we should have just bought the book/DVD and skipped the whole thing. But there is something to seeing something first hand...
Loved the tour, I didn’t realise the amount of people who would be at Windsor and out guide and driver got us there nice and early so we could take full advantage of the morning. I’m glad we only booked the Windsor and buckingham palace, anything else would have been too much for 1 day.
We arrived at Victoria Station and had no idea where to meet. Guess we were expecting someone out in front with a sign or at least a person directing us. Had to ask a competing tour company if they had any idea where were meeting. When we got to Windsor Castle we got off the bus and were sorta turned loose. I knew it was self guides but guess we were expecting the guide to at least follow us to get our hearing pieces, which were very hard to work and follow. Buckingham Palace was much better all the way around.
This is the greatest scam of all. First, it is a long line to get in. You are not allowed to take pictures. I expected to find memorabilia of the Royal Family, e.g., pictures when they were young, rooms they used, toys, clothes, etc. It's like being conned into going to an art museum that does not even have any original masterpiece to show. The art pieces are from Prince Charles' collection of unknown artists that he supports. For the love of God and all that is Holy, people, do not go inside. You might as well go to the Louvre, Brisitish Museum, Prada in Spain, the Duomo in Florence or the Vatican for that matter!!!!
Such a quaint town and a beautiful castle! I can see why the queen thinks of it as her Home. Much more of personal feel than Buckingham Palace. And the grounds are gorgeous!Loved it a lot more than Buckingham palace..