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The Original Tour Windsor

Type:Bus / Coach Tour

Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1PS

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About

Hop-on board The Original Tour Windsor for an entertaining open-top bus tour of ‘London’s Country Estate', the quintessentially British and Royal town of Windsor.

The iconic Windsor Castle which sits at the heart of the picturesque area has been a family home to British Kings and Queens for over 1,000 years.  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on 19 May 2018 and Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank there on 12 October 2018.

The bus tour also passes by the illustrious Eton College which has seen many well-known past students including 20 British Prime Ministers, members of the Royal Family such as Princes William and Harry as well as famous actors including Eddie Redmayne, Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston.

Whilst you’re in Windsor on our tours you can watch the guards march along Windsor High Street to Windsor Castle for the Changing the Guard ceremony, as well as paying a visit to Windsor Farm Shop to buy products produced on the Royal Farms or enjoy a traditional Cream Tea.

The circular route takes 60 minutes with multi-lingual commentary available in 11 languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese.  Tours begin opposite the Theatre Royal, Thames Street and go past sights including Windsor Castle, Datchet Village, Eton College, Windsor Farm Shop and The Long Walk.

Buying tickets is easy: either purchase in advance online, from the Royal Windsor Information Centre or from any of our bus drivers. Please check The Original Tour Windsor website for any changes to operating dates. Tours depart every 30 minutes from April to October.

The Original Tour Windsor and the travel trade

The Original Tour Windsor welcomes the travel trade, please email info@theoriginaltour.com and we will happily put you in contact with our travel trade team. We offer competitive rates to travel industry partners.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (16+)£15.00 per ticket
Child (5-15 years)£8.00 per ticket
Family (2 adults, 2 children)£38.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Ramp/Level Access - Access by ramp to lower deck

Establishment Features

  • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages - English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese.
  • Dogs Accepted

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - Circular tour lasts 60 minutes but your ticket gives you 24 hours unlimited access to the hop-on, hop-off route
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - Max group size per top-deck of bus is 58 passengers.
  • Min group size - 10. Groups of 20+ must be booked in advance by emailing groups@theoriginaltour.com
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • In town/city centre
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Live guides can be organised when requested in advance via our groups dept – groups@theoriginaltour.com

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2020
  • Excellent
    58
  • Very Good
    36
  • Average
    16
  • Poor
    11
  • Terrible
    7

Recent Reviews:

  • Iang942
    Neston, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Cold!
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 30th October 2019
    This is a good way to get your bearings of the area if you’re a first time visitor. There are several stops where you can get off and explore the local area. If you get off at every stop, you could... Read full review
  • 50janeo
    Great Experience!!!
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 15th September 2020
    A great way to see Windsor and spend the day exploring the town and all it has to offer hopping on and off the tour bus at your leisure. Really enjoyed listening to the history of Eton and Windsor as... Read full review
  • Mazza71
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Must do when in Windsor
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th September 2020
    Very informative and alot of history on the tour. We did this as a last minute before catching a flight. We stayed on the tour but there is the opportunity to get on and off. Very helpful staff with... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Car

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).

Parking

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

Public Transport Directions

The Original Tour Windsor’s main departure point is opposite the Theatre Royal, Thames Street but you can start your tour from any bus stop along the route.

To get to Windsor:

Trains

30 minutes from London Paddington to Windsor & Eton Central with one change at Slough on Great Western Railway, or an hour direct from London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside on South Western Trains.

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. 

Opening Times

2020 (1 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Tours operate from 1 April to 31 October 2020. Tour departures from every 30 minutes.

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