Day Tours: Windsor, Oxford & Stonehenge
Group day tour to Royal Windsor, historic Oxford and ancient Stonehenge
Windsor, Oxford & Stonehenge
What's it all about?
The day begins with a tour of the Royal Palace and home of Queen Elizabeth II - Windsor Castle before heading on to the world famous university city of Oxford . The day concludes with a tour of ancient Stonehenge before returning to London.
Nearest Destination: Windsor
Region: Central England
Transport type: Coach
Length: Full Day
Days of operation: Apr - Sept Daily Oct - Mch Tues,Thurs, Sat
Windsor, Oxford & Stonehenge Itinerary
Our tour begins with a stop at Windsor Castle, built high above the River Thames; the Castle has been home to the Royal Family for 900 years and is still an Official Residence of the Queen. You will visit the magnificent State Apartments still used for State occasions and Royal receptions. Then, 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. You will continue your journey with a stop at the magical and awe-inspiring Stonehenge, Britain's most iconic archaeological site. 5,000 years ago the huge 40 tonne stones were dragged from over 280 miles away in Wales. Who built it and why remains a mystery today, some say it was built as a religious temple, or an astronomical clock whatever the reason Stonehenge continues to enthral the imagination and captivate the heart of every visitor. Your last stop of the day will be in Oxford, most famous for having the oldest university in the English speaking world, with teaching occurring as long ago as the 11th century. The colleges date back to the 13th century, an inspiration to generations of scholars including President Bill Clinton, and the authors J R R Tolkien, Lewis Carroll and C S Lewis. You will have a walking tour to see Christ Church College, the Bodleian Library and the Sheldonian Theatre.