Tour Windsor Castle
with a private driver-guide
(up to 8 hours)
one the world's greatest castles with an expert guide
Runnymede and Magna Carta
The bustling town of Windsor is only a short drive west out of London,
but takes the visitor back to a distant age of conquering kings,
Royal hunting forests and gracious court life. For almost a thousand
years Windsor Castle has been home to English monarchs, many of
whom have left distinct traces in fortifications, gardens and splendid
state apartments crammed with portraits, fine furnishings and lavish
A stunning collection of porcelain from Sevres, Meissen and elsewhere,
the bullet that killed Admiral Nelson, paintings by Breughel, Rembrandt,
Canaletto, Rubens and many more, and the world’s most famous doll’s
house are just a few of the varied and impressive treasures on display.
The exquisite 15th Century Chapel in the castle precincts is the
home of the Order of the Garter and the burial place of many English
kings and queens, including Henry VIII, Charles I and the late Queen
After visiting the Castle let us take you on a walking tour of the
town that nestles against its walls; past Queen Victoria’s statue
and Christopher Wren’s Guildhall where Charles and Camilla were
married, through the busy shopping streets to the river. This is
the Thames before it becomes an urban waterway, and we’ll have time
to feed the many swans that gather by the bridge and boathouses
at the foot of the town. There are many options for lunch - sandwiches,
historic pubs or a restaurant over-looking the river.
Across the river is Eton, a winding main street of ancient pubs
and fascinating antique shops that leads to the famous College.
Founded in 1441 this school has educated generations of Britain’s
political and military leaders, and recently Princes William and
Harry. It too has a superb late medieval chapel and the evocative
College Hall, still with its original fireplaces and the carved
names and initials of countless former scholars.
From Eton we can tour the course of the river to picturesque Runnymede,
where in 1215 King John set his seal to Magna Carta, which began
this country’s long journey to constitutional government. Perhaps
we’ll have time to visit Windsor Great Park and take a stroll in
the 25 acre Savill Garden, with its stunning collection of azaleas,
roses and rhododendrons, or a drive through the Thames Valley with
its hidden villages.