The Original Tour Windsor
Visit Windsor & Eton, historic towns with links to royalty, on-board The Original Tour's double-decker sightseeing buses.
Come and hop-on our newest tour of 'London’s Country Estate', the quintessentially British and Royal town of Windsor. This picturesque area has long been connected to the British Monarchy and the stunning Windsor Castle has been the family home of British Kings and Queens for over 1,000 years!
With free WIFI, our tours will be passing by some of wonderful Windsor’s most well-known and iconic places including Windsor Castle, The Long Walk, Eton College, Datchet village and the Windsor Farm Shop. So hop-on to enjoy and discover all of the beauty Windsor has to offer!
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The iconic Windsor Castle sits at the heart of the picturesque area and has been a family home to British Kings and Queens for over 1,000 years. On the 19th May 2018, the Castle will take centre stage as St George’s Chapel is the venue for the wedding of HRH Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.
Both Harry & Meghan have long connections with the town - Harry attended school at neighbouring Eton College & it's been reported that Meghan's great-great-great grandmother was a 'royal maid' at Windsor Castle around 1850!
The tour will also pass by the illustrious Eton College which has seen many well-known past students including 19 British Prime Ministers, members of the Royal Family (including Harry & his brother William) as well as famous actors such as Eddie Redmayne, Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston.
Whilst you’re in Windsor you can also enjoy the Changing of the Guard* ceremony where the bustling Windsor High Street transforms into a parade ground, as well as paying a visit to the Windsor Farm Shop to buy products produced on the Royal Farms.
With direct links to and from the capital, Windsor is just under an hour away from London Paddington or London Waterloo, so for your perfect day trip, join us and hop-on-board to wonderful Windsor!
There are 11 bus stops you can hop-on hop-off between with easy access to all that Windsor has to offer.
High Season (April-October*)
Every 30 minutes
Bus Stop Locations
Theatre Royal, Thames Street (stop G)
Windsor Castle (Castle Hill stop)
Parish Church, High St (stop A)
Barclays Bank, Castle Hill (stop C)
Barclays Bank, Castle Hill (stop C)
Windsor & Eton Riverside Station, Datchet Road (stop E)
Datchet Village, The Village Green bus stop
Outside Eton College, High Street
The Watermans Arms, Brocas Street stop
Opposite Eton College, by the Burning Bush lamp
Windsor Farm Shop, Southlea Rd/ Datchet Rd
The Windsor Castle Pub, Kings Rd (stop PH)
* The ceremony usually takes place on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sarturdays but please check the British Army website to avoid disappointment: http://www.householddivision.org.uk/changing-the-guard-calendar
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.
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): £11.00
Family (2+2): £33.00
Under 5’s go free