The world's famous, largest and oldest romantic castle is closer than you think!
Turn your boring waiting time into a lifetime journey. Let me take you to the world's oldest inhabitant castle, home of chivalry and the romance. Windsor Castle is only 20 minutes away from Heathrow. Why wait, lets hit it!
During your layover:
We will explore this oldest and the largest inhabited castle in the world,
We will learn how Windsor Castle was transformed into an ostentatious palace,
We will see how Monarchs added their own style and ambition to the different elegant rooms.
We will hear how this palace of romance restored royal fortunes of the King who lost his head,
If you need to be transferred to another airport, the city or port, just tell us. We'll take you there too.
Windsor Castle's Inner Hall has been revealed to the public for the first time since its closure in 1866. Find out more about the project to reinstate the Georgian visitor entrance below.
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Stop At: Windsor Castle, Castle Hill, Windsor SL4 1PD England
Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world and the oldest in continuous occupation. Together with Buckingham Palace in London and Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh it is one of the principal official residences of the British monarch. Windsor Castle is located in the Berkshire town of Windsor, in the Thames Valley to the west of London. Queen Elizabeth II spends many weekends of the year at Windsor Castle, using it for both state and private entertaining. Windsor Castle dates back to the time of William the Conqueror. Most of the kings and queens of England have had a direct influence on the construction and evolution of Windsor Castle, which has been their garrison, fortress, home, official palace, and sometimes prison. The castle's history and that of the British monarchy are inextricably linked. Chronologically the history of the castle can be traced through the reigns of the monarchs who have occupied it. When the country has been at peace Windsor Castle has been expanded by the additions of large and grand apartments; when the country has been at war the castle has been more heavily fortified. This pattern has continued to the present day. Queen Elizabeth II decided in 1952 to make Windsor her principal weekend retreat. The private apartments which had not been properly occupied since the era of Queen Mary were renovated and further modernised, and the Queen, Prince Philip and their two children took up residence. This arrangement has continued to the present day. On 20 November 1992 a fire which began in the Queen's private chapel quickly spread. The fire raged for 15 hours until it had destroyed nine of the principal staterooms, and severely damaged over 100 more - in all the larger part of the upper ward. One-fifth of the floor space of the Windsor Castle was damaged - an area of 9,000 square metres. The restoration program took five years to complete, 70% of it funded by the decision to open to the public for the first time the staterooms of Buckingham Palace. The total cost of repairing the damage was £37 million (US $59.2 million). The restoration was undertaken at no additional cost to the British taxpayer. So successful was the Windsor Castle restoration due to the faithfulness to the original plans and decorations, the distinction between old Windsor Castle and new is hard to detect. Explore the most significant jewel of our heritage by me today.
Duration: 2 minutes
Stop At: Windsor, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
Lively activities, trendy shopping, luxury labels and exquisite cuisine. Welcome to The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, a 1000 year of Royal Heritage. It's only 20 minutes away from Heathrow International Airport. Royal Windsor Borough offers more than imagination. A wonderful area is full of history, heritage and hidden gems. What's more? Boutique accommodation and beautiful scenery rather than spending dull hours at the airport...
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Eton, Eton, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
If the time of your layover permits we can proceed to beautiful Eton. Eton is a smaller town, dominated by Eton College, an old public school that trains many English people, those that become politicians, judges and diplomats. Eton, the famous school for boys, where Princes William and Harry both participated, as well as boys dressed in traditional Black Tails, and Runnymede, signed in 1215 by the Magna Carta. Today, you will enjoy your day at two major Royal highlights in Greater London during your layover in London.
Duration: 30 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- All vehicles steam cleaned. Hand sanitizers and masks will be available for the best hygiene practise. All medical regulations will be adhered to during this time until further notice for your safety.
- Bottled water
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Private transportation
- Fuel surcharge
- Parking Fees
- Entry/Admission - Windsor Castle
4 to 6 hours
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