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Windsor Castle Tour from London with Lunch

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Windsor Castle Tour from London with Lunch

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Explore Britain’s royal history on this day trip to Windsor Castle from London. Journey west by air-conditioned coach to the town of Windsor, and head inside Windsor Castle, the world’s oldest occupied castle, to explore independently. See highlights such as the State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel—the burial place of 10 sovereigns, including Henry VIII—and enjoy free time to amble around Windsor town. Return to London and finish with a British lunch at the St. George's Tavern in Victoria.
  • Half-day trip to Windsor Castle from London
  • Explore Windsor Castle independently, and see St. George's Chapel and the State Apartments
  • Enjoy some free time to explore in Windsor
  • Traditional English fish and chips lunch at the cozy St. George's Tavern in Victoria

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Follow up your morning tour of Windsor Castle with a classic fish-and-chips lunch at a London pub.
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Windsor Castle
St. George's Chapel
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Victoria Coach Station , Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK

Located on 164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 9TP, approximately 7 minutes walk from Victoria Underground and Railway station. Tour departs at 7.45am from gate 19-20. (Boarding starts at 7:30am)

7:45 AM
Victoria Station , Victoria St, London SW1E 5ND, UK
Make your way to central London. Hop aboard your air-conditioned coach, and make the journey to the lovely town of Windsor, home to magnificent Windsor Castle.

As you travel, hear tales of this 1,000-year-old palace-fortress and how it ranks as the world’s oldest occupied castle. Originally built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it’s still used by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as a weekend residence and for state ceremonies. 

On arrival, head inside to explore independently. Stroll around the opulent chambers of the State Apartments, many adorned with paintings by Rembrandt and Canaletto, and learn how they have been home to 39 monarchs. See other highlights and be sure to visit the castle's St. George’s Chapel, an echoing Gothic masterpiece that holds the tombs of 10 English monarchs, including the infamous Henry VIII.

Afterward, enjoy free time to stroll around Windsor town, set on the banks of the Thames River. Perhaps browse for souvenirs in the quaint shops and see the house where William Shakespeare is said to have penned his play 'The Merry Wives of Windsor.' 

After your visit to Windsor, drive back to London and arrive at the upscale neighborhood of Knightsbridge in the center of the city. Here, head inside the St. George's Tavern in Victoria, and sit down to a traditional, hearty English lunch of fish and chips. Your tour then ends here after your meal.

Please note: lunch may be taken at another pub or venue in central London.
Pass By:  
See the magnificent department store located on Knightsbridge Kensington.
Stop At:  
Windsor Castle
Visit Queen Elizabeth's Royal Palace at Windsor.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. George's Chapel
Pay a visit the beautiful Church where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The St George's Tavern
Enjoy traditional Fish & Chips
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • On occasions when the State Apartments are closed, you can visit the Queen Mary's Dolls' House instead
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Your one-course lunch is a choice of either Fish and Chips or Vegetarian Sausages and Mash. Drinks are available at additional cost.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Premium Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Windsor Castle Tour from London with Lunch?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Windsor Castle Tour from London with Lunch?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Windsor Castle Tour from London with Lunch?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Windsor Castle Tour from London with Lunch?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "We recommend this tour if you want extra time to see Windsor Castle." See review


96 Reviews

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Do this tour on your own
, Oct 2019
Very disappointed in this tour we chose through Viator. We were unsure whether to do this on our own or do this through a guided tour. We decided to play it safe and take a guided tour. The tour starts at the Victoria Couch Station. We did 4 different tours on our trip and this was by far the most stressful and unorganized meeting point. Multiple tours meeting all at the same terminal with more than one tour on each bus. Pretty much the only thing this tour provided was the transportation. We could have used the train from London, you walk through the train station to get to the castle. When we got to the castle we had to wait in line with other groups for the castle to open before our guide could get tickets. The guide was very nice but once we got our tickets we didn’t see her again. Once in the castle we were left to explore on our own with a time to report back to the bus. We were then dropped off at a pub for lunch with a voucher. Lunch was nothing special. We were not given a choice and told the only option was fish and chips. We later found out there was a vegetarian option that was not offered to us. Not a terrible experience however I think we could have saved money and had more freedom to explore on our own.
An afternoon in Windsor with Pub lunch
, Sep 2019
Our guide was knowledgeable and on the drive to Windsor he gave us a little city tour which we learned about the highlights you see as you are driving through. Once at Windsor the tour itself was self guided. The pub lunch was great.
, Aug 2019
We thought this would be a a guided tour but unfortunately not. We were the only people on the bus who had lunch as part of our tour so we had to find our own way to the lunch venue which was disappointing. On the up side seeing St George's Chapel was great. Don't think I'd recommend this tour to others.
Windsor Castle
, Jul 2019
Our guide John(from Ireland) was great. Knowledgeable, funny and had a lot of historical information along the way. The bus lost air conditioning on the top level before we left for Wondsor Castle on the hottest day of the year in London 102° farenheit or 40° celcius. The driver of Premium Coaches would not touch anything to make it better. John our guide with Premium Tours tried to get us a new coach, but the main office denied his request. John mustered on making the best out of a bad situation. John was great, but I wouldn't use Premium tours again. No reguard for customer comfort or service.
Very poor!
, Jun 2019
Our 4 hour tour was put on bus with an all day tour, at 7:45 am. At the first stop, tour guide left with large group, telling us to wait for a bus to come pick us up. At 1pm. A bus arrived for the hour and a half ride back to London-bus driver only. Arriving back in London, 6 hrs after leaving, he had no knowledge regarding a pub lunch which had been promised. Just dropped us off at a street corner! Just a complete waste of our time and money!
Kelly C.
, Apr 2019
This was a great tour. Our family thoroughly enjoyed it. The trip was on time and ran as scheduled. There was plenty of time to tour Windsor Castle, and eat and shop in the town of Windsor. The castle was beautiful and worth the visit. The tour was well organized and instructions on where to meet were given and repeated often. The tour guide was excellent. After returning from Windsor Castle, we were dropped off at the restaurant for lunch in London near Victoria Station (you can see Victoria Station from the restaurant). The fish and chips lunch was excellent and a large portion size was given. We recommend this tour if you want extra time to see Windsor Castle.
Windsor Castle Tour and Pub Lunch a Delight!
, Sep 2018
Viator booking made our visit to Windsor Castle with follow up pub lunch very easy, and exactly as described in their online advertising. Customers should be aware that most tours that originate from Victoria Coach Station, London involve considerable chaos with gate announcements and boarding of multiple buses and literally hundreds of tourists- but that is a problem of the terminal, not of Viator. After you are on your coach, the trip went smoothly, and the Viator liaison was very accomodating. We enjoyed ourselves immensely.
Windsor Castle & Lunch
Kay S
, Jul 2018
Windsor Castel - Our guide Dan was very very good. Filled us with interesting facts and stories throughout the drive to Windsor. Took good care of us and got us to where we needed to be. I think more time should have been spent at Windsor, it was a short tour, perhaps another hour would be better. LUNCH - Certainly not worth it. They imply that you will be taken to a fancy place, perhaps to Harrods, but it was just an ordinary pub serving fish and chips. Could have skipped that.
Windsor castle with premier
, Jun 2018
Windsor is lovely - premier tours was a disorganized mess. We were dropped at Windsor on time so far so good. We were to be picked up at 1230 by a different coach. After standing at a crowded bus lot for 35 minutes the driver showed up and said 1pm was the correct pick up time. We waited 35 minutes in a lot when we could have been enjoying Windsor! While traveling back to London our driver pulled over and said he had driven 4 hours which was the limit and we needed to wait for a replacement driver. Why premier sent a driver who couldn’t get us back to London is beyond me. The first driver said it would be about an hour before we got back (wait time for the replacement driver plus traffic). We bought a morning tour with a pub lunch but nearly everyone decided to leave the bus and take the tube or taxi onto another destination rather than wait around. I would recommend seeing Windsor but use a different tour company!
This was one of the best trips we...
Daniel R
, Mar 2018
This was one of the best trips we took. There was another trip going on to other locations, but we chose this option which gave us enough time to enjoy the tour without rushing. There were no photographs allowed inside the buildings, which was strictly enforced by the staff. The gift shop, however, had a tourist booklet for 5p that was affordable and captured the best of the interior. We saw the changing of the guard here too, which was interesting to watch. The coach picked us up and returned us to London for lunch. The fish and chip meal was excellent as well as the service.

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