DATE & TIME:Saturday 26 October 2019 @ 08:25
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CATEGORIES:Guided tour,Hike,History,City,Royalty,River,Town,Castle,Park,Gardens,Monument,Bridge,Panoramic views,Cobbled streets
COST:This amazing trip costs £ 19.00 . If you book at least 10 days early then there's a small discount.
This includes the well-organised trip, 2-way transport, guided walking tour, and some awesome travel buddies to make good friends.
DESTINATION INFO:The picturesque town of Windsor sits on the River Thames and is a quintessentially English town with its cobbled streets and quaint tea rooms. Its long history goes back to Norman times, and you’ll see buildings from the 17th century, the scenic riverside area, the shortest street in Britain, a crooked house, a former London Underground station, and one of the most famous schools in the country. Windsor Castle is the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world, and an official residence of The Queen, and used regularly to host state visits and formal ceremonies. Towering above the town on a steep chalk mound, the castle is set in 5000 acres of parkland and captures over 900 years of British history. We’ll explore the grandeur of the State Apartment to discover paintings and treasures from the Royal Collection, visit the resting place of past monarchs in the spectacular St George’s Chapel and see Queen Mary’s famous doll’s house, the Grand Reception Room, and St George’s Hall. We’ll also see the ceremonial Changing of the Guard – a British tradition and perfect photo opportunity.
HIGHLIGHTS:– Watch the Changing the Guard ceremony outside Windsor Castle. – Guided walking tour of Windsor and Eton, including a walk along the riverside. – Explore Royal Windsor, home of Queen Elizabeth II. – Visit Eton and see Eton College where Prince William and Prince Harry were educated. – Visit Windsor Castle including The State Apartments and St George’s Chapel. – Free time to explore the town, try some local foods, visit museums, buy souvenirs. – Take a stroll up The Long Walk up to the Copper Horse statue of George III, and take in the magnificent views of Windsor Castle and the surrounding areas.
TRIP VIDEO:This is an indication of some of the things that we may see on our trip.
EXTRA ACTIVITY COSTS:Visiting Windsor Castle costs £21 with our group discount, or £19 with a student photo card. Bring exact cash with you and we’ll collect it in the morning.
DEPARTURE:Pret A Manger, Platform 1, Paddington Station
Map & directions: https://goo.gl/maps/xrurQhyj6qA2
ITINERARY:# 8.25am – We’re meeting at Paddington rail station, by the Pret A Manger coffee shop by platform 1. Address: 26, Platform 1, Paddington Station, London W2 1HB. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/xrurQhyj6qA2 . Arrive early so we can check you off the guest list, and you can get a coffee, use toilets, and meet everyone before we leave. # 8.35am – We’ll leave the meeting point. Make sure you arrive well before this time. # 10am – We’ll arrive in Windsor, and we’ll start our guided tour of Windsor, walking around the town and taking in the sights. # 10.45am – We’ll watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony from the High Street. # 11.15am – We’ll continue our guided tour of Windsor and Eton, including a lovely walk along the riverside. # 1pm – Lunch break. # 1.45pm – We’ll visit Windsor Castle, which includes an audio tour. # 3.15pm – Then in the afternoon you can explore some interesting attractions and places, take a boat cruise, take photos, and souvenirs, and do the Long Walk up to the Copper Horse Statue of King George III. # 6.30pm – Meet by the Train Ticket Office inside Windsor & Eton Central station. It’s just by the train platform. Address: 5 Goswell Hill, Windsor SL4 1RD. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/hECA6D5bGis # 6.59pm – Train departs. # 7.30pm – We’ll arrive back at Paddington station. Then we’ll go for food and drinks nearby. Bring your photo ID for entry into the venue.
TRIP UPDATES:No updates.
NOTE:– Check the Transport For London website (https://tfl.gov.uk) for details of any issues on the public transport network on this date, and use the journey planner to find the best way to arrive at our morning meeting point on time.
– This is an informal trip and you are free to go wherever you want. Just ensure that in the afternoon you arrive early to our meeting point to go back to London together.
– You are responsible for your personal safety and your belongings at all times.
– Details of our trip may be changed to ensure that our trip runs smoothly, so you should check this event description and the updates section regularly, before and during the trip.
– You should buy your own travel insurance.
– There are no refunds unless we cancel the trip, and places are non-transferable.