Private Windsor Tours
An official residence of His Majesty the King, Windsor Castle is a highlight of any visit to England.
Windsor Castle is steeped in history, and is filled with beautiful works of art. I particularly enjoy the paintings – by Rubens, Van Dyck, Lawrence, Rembrandt, Bruegel, Raphael, to name just a few. Tapestries, chandeliers, porcelain, arms and armour, antique furniture – it would be possible to spend hours in the castle, but most people are happy to simply enjoy seeing the State Apartments, where the King and Royal Family spend part of their working lives. St George’s Chapel in the castle is where Henry VIII is buried, and where royal weddings and funerals take place.
Depending on your pace, it is possible to visit the Castle in 4-5 hours and then return to London. Below are some ideas for making it a full day.
All tours are by car, for up to 6 people, with your own private driver-guide. Tour prices range between £555-£850. Travel by public transport could be a more economical option if you only wanted to visit Windsor Castle.
Windsor Castle in 4-5 hours
See the State Apartments where the Queen entertains, and St George’s Chapel where Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour are buried. On the journey we will be able to see Eton College.
Windsor Castle & Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace is intimately connected with the life of King Henry VIII, his marriages and his children. It is surrounded by beautiful formal gardens.
Windsor Castle & Stonehenge
Stonehenge is England’s best-known prehistoric monument, and for many visitors, it’s a monument not to be missed.
Windsor Castle & Oxford
Oxford is the home of England’s oldest university. We will walk in the footsteps of famous students, hearing about Harry Potter, C S Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Lewis Carroll and Mr Bean, as well as Einstein and Tim Berners-Lee, the ‘inventor’ of the world wide web.
Windsor Castle & Savill Garden
Savill Garden is part of the Royal estate at Windsor. It is designed to be interesting at any time of year, and as you can see from the photo, very special in late Spring.
Windsor Castle & Cliveden
Cliveden, once home to the Astor family, and set in stunning gardens, is now a hotel that is the epitome of luxury. Enjoy the extensive gardens, and maybe indulge in a decadent afternoon tea. This is where Meghan Markle stayed with her mother before her marriage to Prince Harry.
Horse-drawn Carriage in Windsor Great Park
Take a horse-drawn carriage ride in the parkland surrounding Windsor Castle. You’ll see the homes of staff, friends and family of the Queen. Your carriage driver is up to date on royal gossip, as well as having a wealth of knowledge about the trees and wildlife in the Park.
This would fit well with a visit to the Castle, and either Savill Garden or Cliveden. The one hour carriage ride is £100