• Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Explore Britain’s royal history on this 5.5-hour trip to Windsor Castle from London. Journey west by air-conditioned coach to the town of Windsor, and head inside Windsor Castle, the world’s oldest occupied castle, to explore independently. See highlights such as the State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel  — the burial place of 10 sovereigns, including Henry VIII — and enjoy free time to amble around Windsor town. Return to London and finish with a British lunch at the St. George's Tavern in Victoria.


  • Half-day trip to Windsor Castle, concluding at Harrods department store in London
  • Explore Windsor Castle independently, and see St George's Chapel and the State Apartments
  • Enjoy some free time in Windsor
  • Traditional English fish and chips lunch at the cozy St. George's Tavern in Victoria

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What You Can Expect

Windsor Castle Tour from London with Lunch

Enjoy lunch at the Kensington Palace Orangery

Make your way to Victoria Coach Station in central London. Hop aboard your air-conditioned coach, and make the journey to the lovely town of Windsor, home to magnificent Windsor Castle.

As you travel, hear tales of this 1,000-year-old palace-fortress and how it ranks as the world’s oldest occupied castle. Originally built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it’s still used by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as a weekend residence and for state ceremonies. 

On arrival, head inside to explore independently. Stroll around the opulent chambers of the State Apartments, many adorned with paintings by Rembrandt and Canaletto, and learn how they have been home to 39 monarchs. See other highlights and be sure to visit the castle's St George’s Chapel, an echoing Gothic masterpiece that holds the tombs of 10 English monarchs, including the infamous Henry VIII.

Afterward, enjoy a little free time to stroll around Windsor town, set on the banks of the Thames River. Perhaps browse for souvenirs in the quaint shops and see the house where William Shakespeare is said to have penned his play The Merry Wives of Windsor.

After your visit to Windsor, drive back to London and arrive at the upscale neighborhood of Knightsbridge in the center of the city. Here, head inside the St. George's Tavern in Victoria, and sit down to a traditional, hearty English lunch of fish and chips. Your tour then ends here after your meal.

Please note: lunch may be taken at another pub or venue in central London.

Customer Reviews

Mike United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Viator booking made our visit to Windsor Castle with follow up pub lunch very easy, and exactly as described in their online advertising. Customers should be aware that most tours that originate from Victoria Coach Station, London involve considerable chaos with gate announcements and boarding of multiple buses and literally hundreds of tourists- but that is a problem of the terminal, not of Viator. After you are on your coach, the trip went smoothly, and the Viator liaison was very accomodating. We enjoyed ourselves immensely.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Absolutely Beautiful. Definitely go!

Jessica F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great Tour! Windsor was a wonderful town, we had tea but could have stayed there for lunch. The guide from London was excellent! Fun, knowledgeable and completely professional. We did the half day tour and the driver who took us back from London was personable and very accommodating - dropped us off at the pub for lunch. Lunch was delightful. It was a great family outing - and the pace gave everyone time to see what they wanted. Thank you!!

Gary W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Good value


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Good tour...........lots of history..........did not go to the place for lunch that was told. You could only have fish and chips and that's what we had the day before.

Allana J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great to see. A bit rushed for time after lining up in the queue for so long.

Diane O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We greatly enjoyed our tour to Windsor Castle and the lunch back in London. Our guide was very funny and made it very clear where and when we should meet the bus. He suggested doing the state rooms first and that was a great plan. We ran out of time to do everything but we were quite pleased with the day. It was definitely a highlight of our trip.

Melvin D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Excellent! Highly recommend.

Kathryn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Sinead was a terrific tour guide - positive and so informative! She made it so fun! Daniel was a great driver! Thank you so much!

Leila B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was a great tour. Our guide Lucy made our one hour coach ride feel brief with her colorful commentary and history of London buildings on the way out of town as well as history of the Royal family as we drew nearer to Windsor. We were first in line when the castle gates opened at 9:45 which meant we didn't have to wait long and had plenty of time to see the castle. Once inside, you are on your own to explore without the guide but there are plenty of staff and docents around if you have any questions. On this day, Lucy was doing a full day tour Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath so most of the group had to be back at the coach by 11:15 but those of us on the half day were able to explore the castle until 12:30 before heading back to the coach lot. The town of Windsor itself is so cute and quaint, I wish I had had more time to explore before heading back... will definitely need to plan a full day there next time. After returning to the coach lot, our driver David took those of us that were on the half day tour back to London where he dropped us at St. George's Tavern for lunch. The tour includes a voucher for lunch and you can order anything off the menu, but I choose a traditional fish and chips which was delicious. Overall a great experience that I would recommend to anyone

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