Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace
Excursions & day trips

Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 9 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit two iconic homes of the British monarchy
  • Enjoy Windsor Castle's stunning State Apartments
  • See St George's Chapel
  • Discover Hampton Court's Tudor kitchens where Henry VIII's meals were prepared
  • Fully guided tour with professional tour guide
  • Cancelled bookings up to 24 hours before travel receive a full refund
What to expect
Discover two incredible treasures of the British monarchy on this day trip to Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace. Departing from central London, the tour includes a complimentary lunch pack and will be led by one of our knowledgeable and friendly guides.

Your luxury air-conditioned coach will be leaving from Victoria at 8:30am sharp (the check-in time is 30 minutes before the departure time).

Windsor Castle
Nestled atop a hill in a charming market town, Windsor Castle was founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century. Over the centuries this 900-year old site has been extensively rebuilt and remodelled thanks to the 39 monarchs who have lived there. To this day it is still a working palace, as well as Queen Elizabeth II's favourite weekend residence. Remember to look out for the Royal Standard flag – if it's flying over the castle, it'll mean Her Majesty is at home. Will you be lucky enough to get a wave from the Queen?

There is so much to see at Windsor Castle – from the stunning State Apartments to the gigantic, St George's Chapel (the resting place of Henry VIII and other monarchs), this royal venue promises to be an unforgettable experience.

Hampton Court Palace
Step into the fascinating world of the Tudor Court at the magnificent Hampton Court Palace. Dating back to the sixteenth century, the palace is most famously linked to the dramatic lives and loves of Henry VIII and his wives.

Many key moments from the Tudor period took place at Hampton Court –Henry VIII's much-desired male heir, Edward VI, was born there, and sadly it is also the place where Jane Seymour (Henry's favourite wife) would die just two weeks after giving birth to Edward.

It was also at Hampton Court Palace where Henry VIII was to find out about his fifth wife Catherine Howard's alleged affair with Thomas Culpeper. Legend has it that Catherine ran down what is now known as the Haunted Gallery in an attempt to beg Henry for forgiveness – but was caught by the guards and dragged back to her rooms screaming. Don't be surprised if you bump into her ghost screaming for mercy – there have been many accounts of strange sounds and inexplicable sightings over the centuries!

Hauntings aside, Hampton Court Palace is a visual treat for visitors – you'll be dazzled by the spectacular Chapel Royal, the grandeur of the Great Hall and Henry VIII's kitchens. Wander through the palace's beautiful gardens and try not to get lost in the world's oldest puzzle maze!
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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
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    What to remember






    What You Get


    Entry to Hampton Court Palace and Gardens
    Entry to Windsor Castle State Apartments
    Luxury air-conditioned coach
    Fully guided tour with professional tour guide



    What You Don't Get


    Additional food and drink







    Please Note:

    All visitors over the age of 16 must download the NHS COVID-19 app before your visit. You are required to scan the NHS QR code on entry, or provide your name and contact details on arrival. This info will be kept securely for 21 days and will be provided to the NHS if requested.
    To see our social distancing and health and safety policy, click here
    Windsor Castle is a working royal palace and planned closures or disruptions may be subject to change
    When Windsor Castle's State Apartments are closed, the Precincts, Drawings Gallery and Queen Mary's Dolls' House will remain open
    During peak periods, additional vehicles without Wi-Fi may be used
    Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day

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    When
    Days of Operation: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays

    Check-in Time: 8:00am

    Departure Time: 8:30am

    Return Time: approx. 5:30pm

    Departure Point: Golden Tours Visitor Centre, Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W 9SH

    Drop-off Point: Golden Tours Visitors Centre, Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W 9SH

    Due to legal working hour restrictions for our drivers, if your tour arrives back in London after 7:45pm your driver will drop you off within a 2 - 3 minute walk of Gloucester Road Underground Station (instead of Victoria). Gloucester Road is in Zone 1 and 3 stops on the Circle and District Lines to Victoria. The Piccadilly Line also runs through Gloucester Road; it is only 5 stops to Piccadilly Circus.

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    Provider
    Golden Tours Gray Line London
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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