Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Oxford
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Oxford – Select Tour
London, United Kingdom
A full day tour visiting Windsor with a chance to visit the wonderful Castle, Stonehenge to see the mysterious stone circle and Oxford for a walking tour of this famous university city.
Duration of tour: 10 hours
Built high above the River Thames, Windsor Castle has been home to the Royal Family for 900 years and is still an Official Residence of the Queen. We visit the magnificent State Apartments*, still used for State occasions and Royal receptions. Take some time to explore the castle grounds and the fourteenth-century St. George’s Chapel, one of the most beautiful examples of medieval church architecture in England and a burial place of kings and queens, including Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour. Clouded in mystery, the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is an amazing feat of engineering and the most important prehistoric site in England, but beyond its archaeological significance and possible astronomical role, Stonehenge is also a place of spiritual importance. Early legends link it with Merlin and King Arthur, but over the last hundred years the midsummer sunrise has attracted pagan groups and followers of the Ancient Order of Druids. Known as ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’, Oxford has been a seat of learning since 1249. Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of the city, passing Trinity College, the Sheldonian Theatre, the newly renovated Ashmolean Museum and the Martyr’s Memorial. See Divinity School, made famous in the Harry Potter films, and learn why this magical city inspired so many writers, including Lewis Carroll, JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis.
First class luxury motor coach and the services of a professional Tour Guide, see Windsor Castle, stop at Stonehenge, walking tour of Oxford, Exclusive to Evan Evans Tours: new Vox Radioguide system and FREE WiFi.
Please make own way to Victoria Coach Station, Gate 1-5. Due to work being done at Victoria Station we recommend you arrive at the meeting point 25-30 min prior to departure. Lunch and entrances inside the tourist attractions are NOT included but tickets can be purchased from your guide on the day. Viewing at Windsor Castle is restricted on Sundays. As a working royal palace, the Castle is used frequently by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining and opening arrangements may change with no notice, if the Castle is completely closed, we will visit Hampton Court Palace instead. We will visit Hampton Court Palace when Windsor Castle is closed for visiting. The State Apartments, St Georges Chapel and the Dolls House are also subject to closures and changes to opening times. Stonehenge is closed to visitors on 20 and 21 June for the Summer Solstice, we will visit Avebury instead of Stonehenge. Avebury is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles, around the village of Avebury in Wiltshire, in southwest England. One of the best known prehistoric sites in Britain, it contains the largest stone circle in Europe. Please note that tour finishes approximately at 7:00pm at Victoria Train Station.
|Language||Commentary||From Date||To Date||Days of week||Start Time||Departure Point|
|English||Guided||01 Apr 2017||31 Mar 2018||Daily||08.45||Victoria Coach Station|
|Japanese||Guided||01 Apr 2017||31 Mar 2018||Mon||08.45||Victoria Coach Station|
|Spanish||Guided||01 Apr 2017||31 Mar 2018||Tue/Thu/Sun||08.45||Victoria Coach Station|