Windsor and Eton Day Trip From London by Train

Two historic towns and a stunning royal castle in one easy day tour

£80 per adult

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  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Custom itineraries
    So you make the most of your time
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

£80 per adult

£80 per adult

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  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Custom itineraries
    So you make the most of your time
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Enjoy a convenient London day trip to historic Windsor and Eton, roundtrip train fare included.
  • Visit beautiful Windsor Castle and explore its centuries of royal history.
  • Witness the time-honored Changing of the Guard ceremony.
  • Admire the beauty of Windsor riverside, including the majestic royal swans.
  • Learn how Eton College became the prestigious place it is today.
  • Return to London by train at your convenience with an open ticket.

What you'll do

Explore the historic, picturesque towns of Windsor and Eton in this nine-hour guided day trip from London.

After meeting your guide, your day starts with an easy 45-minute train ride from London’s Ealing Broadway to Windsor and Eton. ...

Explore the historic, picturesque towns of Windsor and Eton in this nine-hour guided day trip from London.

After meeting your guide, your day starts with an easy 45-minute train ride from London’s Ealing Broadway to Windsor and Eton. During the ride, your guide will share exciting stories to prepare you for what you’re about to experience.

Upon arrival, you’ll take a guided walking tour outside Windsor Castle. We’ll stroll along the Long Walk in Windsor’s Great Park, a famous tree-lined avenue offering stunning views of the castle. You’ll also get to see the Changing of the Guard ceremony, where the famous red-uniformed guards perform a choreographed handover in a showcase of British military precision and tradition.

Following the guard ceremony, your group will head toward Peascod Street and Alexandra Garden. Along the way, wander through Windsor’s historic district with cobbled streets and traditional shops as your guide points out the best photo spots and hidden gems. You’ll also get a chance to see the swans that swim along the riverside.

Next, your guide will take you over the bridge into the small village of Eton, home to Eton College. You’ll learn about the school’s history and prestigious alumni, including several royals and prime ministers. While entrance is restricted, you’ll get photo-worthy views of the school’s ground and building exteriors.

Here your tour ends, giving you time to enjoy lunch in Eton (your guide can make suggestions) before heading inside Windsor Castle at your assigned time slot. Castle admission is included in your tour. Inside Windsor, you can take a 90-minute self-guided audio tour. The tour is provided in several languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, French, German, and Japanese.

After touring the castle, you’re free to continue exploring Windsor and Eton before taking the train back to London at a time convenient to you. Your return ticket is included in your tour.

Itinerary

  • Train to Windsor and Eton

    Scenic ride from London’s Ealing Broadway station to Windsor

  • Windsor Castle

    The oldest occupied castle in the world

  • Changing of the Guard ceremony

    A ceremony performed by Britain’s famous red-uniformed guards outside the castle

  • Windsor medieval marketplace

    Still bustling today with shops and pubs

  • Queen Charlotte Street

    The shortest street in England, featuring the 1878 Windsor Drinking Fountain

  • Crooked House

    England’s oldest (and crookedest) teahouse

  • Windsor Guildhall

    A 17th-century town hall in Windsor’s historic district

  • Long Walk and Windsor Great Park

    Backdrop for royal weddings and historic ceremonies

  • Bachelor Acre Park

    Featuring a famous statue of Queen Elizabeth and her dogs

  • Peascod Street

    Charming thoroughfare with boutiques, cafes, and traditional charm

  • Alexandra Gardens and Thames riverside

    An idyllic setting for a peaceful walk, featuring graceful swans

  • Eton Bridge

    Historic bridge connecting the towns of Eton and Windsor

     

  • Eton College, College Chapel, and Burning Bush

    Alma mater of British royalty, politicians, writers, and historical figures

     

  • Lunch and Windsor Castle on your own

    With tips on where to eat before touring the castle with your audioguide

Plan your trip

Tickets

Your roundtrip ticket from Ealing Broadway Station in London to Windsor & Eton Central Station as well as admission to Windsor Castle are included.

Accessibility 

This tour is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.

Tour ending point

This tour ends at Eton Bridge.

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Meeting point

The meeting point address is The Broadway, London, W5 2NT. Your guide will be holding an ExperienceFirst sign.

FAQs

How much walking is there?

This tour covers 3.5 miles at a leisurely pace

What is the rescheduling policy?

We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund or the option to reschedule up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.

When should I get there?

Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund.

Are gratuities included?

Tips aren’t included but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.