Original Tour Windsor + Thames Boat Tour
Combine a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Windsor with a boat cruise on the Upper River Thames
Explore Windsor from two points of view with a hop-on hop-off bus tour combined with a cruise on the Upper River Thames.
This package includes a 24 hour ticket on The Original Tour's sightseeing buses together with a 40-minute round-trip on the Thames.
Buy Tickets for Original Tour Windsor + Thames Boat Tour
When you buy a sightseeing tour of Windsor, why not see the town’s watery wonders by setting sail on our French Brothers River Cruise. See some of Windsor’s wonderful sights from the waters including Windsor Castle and Eton College whilst immersing yourself in the areas picturesque wildlife and nature. The River Cruise takes 40 minutes, so hop-off our bus and hop-on to a boat!
Highlights of the Windsor bus tour include:
- Windsor castle – There’s been a castle at this location since the 11th Century!
- Eton & Datchet - Both beautiful examples of quaint English villages.
- The Long Walk - Hop-off the bus and walk back into Windsor for stunning views of the castle. You may even spot some royal deer along the way!
- Stop off at the Windsor Farm Shop for products produced on the Royal Farms (including fresh meat and cheese) or enjoy some locally made food in the coffee shop on site.
- There are numerous pubs along the route - the perfect (& traditional!) way to break up your journey.
Highlights of the Windsor boat tour include:
- River Thames - 215 miles long and the longest river in England
- Fireworks Eyot - A small island used by ducks, swans and Canada geese!
- Royal Windsor Racecourse - One of only two figure of eight race courses in the UK.
The Original Tour Windsor & Eton tour tickets are valid for 24 hours from the time they are redeemed locally in Windsor & Eton.
The main starting point for the tour is outside the Theatre Royal (Thames Street), though you can hop-on and begin your tour at any of the stops.
Whilst in Windsor why not visit Legoland, Runnymede, Queen Mary's Doll Houses or Savill Garden - there's loads to do in the area so why not make a weekend of it?!
How to get to Windsor:
The easiest way to get to Windsor is by train - it only takes 30 minutes from London Paddington to Windsor & Eton Central with one change at Slough on Great Western Railway. Or from Waterloo, its a direct train (55 minutes) to Windsor & Eton Riverside on South Western Railway (departures every 30 minutes).
M4: Exit junction 6 for Windsor, junction 8/9 for Maidenhead
M3: Exit junction 3 (Bagshot)
M25: Exit junction 13 (Egham)
M40: Exit junction 4 (Marlow) or junction 2 (Beaconsfield).
There are three long stay car parks in Windsor - these are cheaper (relative to other car parks in Windsor) and can be found on the Datchet Road, near Windsor & Eton Riverside Station (Romney Lock and King Edward VII Car Parks) and on Alma Road, adjacent to the Coach Park (Alexandra Gardens Car Park). All three car parks are less than a 10 minute walk to Windsor Castle and the town centre.
Parking for disabled visitors - Blue Badge holders (disabled visitors) may park free of charge in any borough car park
Park ‘n’ Ride
A free Park 'n' Ride operates from Home Park (Romney Lock and King Edward VII) between 7am and 9pm, from Monday to Friday, approximately every 20 minutes.
Bus and Coach
Heathrow Airport Bus Services:
Bus route 8 operates up to every 30 minutes, providing direct services between Windsor town centre and Heathrow Terminal 5. Journey time is up to 1 hour.
Alternatively bus route 2 operates up to every 30 minutes, from Windsor town centre and Slough Bus Station. From Slough to Heathrow there is bus route 7/N7, operating every 10 minutes. Total journey time is up to 1 hr 15 mins.
Bus route 4 operates up to every 30 minutes between Maidenhead and Slough Bus Station. Again, change to bus route 7/N7 every 10 minutes for Heathrow. Journey time is up to 1 hour 30 minutes.
Concession (60+ and Student): £16.90
Family (2+2): £48.70
Under 5’s go free