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We have selected these sites as they complement each other and are geographically suited creating a balanced tour. You can either just visit Windsor or go on a Windsor Plus tour where you visit Windsor plus one other site. Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace is a very popular tour.

Sites that combine well with Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle
Queen Elizabeth II's favourite weekend residence at Widnsor Castle

The world's oldest inhabited castle and Queen Elizabeth II's favourite weekend residence. Windsor Castle is a fortress with sumptuous state apartments to visit and admire. St George's Chapel is the burial place of many Kings and Queens of England and home to the highest order of chivalry - see the glorious banners of the Knights of the Garter.

A Windsor Castle only tour costs £485 taking 5 hours.

Hampton Court
Hampton Court Palace viewed from the magnificant gardens

Hampton Court is two palaces in one: the Tudor palace belonged to King Henry VIII and its scale is brought to life when you see how he housed and fed his 400 courtiers. King William III built the grander baroque palace in the 1600s. It was built to impress, especially when the King was conducting State business. The gardens are renowned for their colour, design and history.  

A Windsor and Hampton tour costs £655 taking 9 hours.

Stonehenge
the neolithic mysticism of Stonehenge

This unique and at least 5000 years old mystical stone circle has intrigued people throughout the ages. Find out how it was probably built as a  religious or ceremonial site. Unlock the secrets of the Solstices and marvel at  the feats of labour involved in moving, shaping and erecting these 40-tonne stones. Feel the atmosphere at this unique World Heritage Site.

A Windsor and Stonehenge tour costs £745 taking 10 hours.

Oxford

Famous for its ancient university which dates back to the 1200s, the Colleges of Oxford University shape the bustling city of Oxford. Visit at least one College to find out about student life, and as we walk amongst the honey coloured buildings you will learn about our education system. For Harry Potter fans there are sites to visit and recognise from the films. 

A Windsor and Oxford tour costs £710 taking 10 hours.

Blenheim Palace
the bridge of over the lake at Blenheim Palace

This is the private residence of the Duke of Marlborough; this magnificent palace was built in the 1700s as a celebration of the military success of John Churchill. As the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill it has an exhibition about him. With beautiful gardens landscaped by Lancelot "Capability" Brown Blenheim Palace is the only non-royal Palace in the country.

A Windsor and Blenheim tour costs £675 taking 9 hours.

City of Bath
The majesti sweep of Bath's Royal Crescent

The City of Bath's beauty is recognised in its World Heritage Site status. See how the Romans harnessed the natural hot spring and built the Roman Baths, which date back 2000 years. Enjoy great architecture from when Bath city grew in Georgian times. In the 1700s Bath was the place to be. Jane Austen lived, and set some of her stories, in Bath. 

A Windsor and Bath tour costs £885 taking 12 hours.

Salisbury Cathedral
England's tallest spire at Salisbury Cathedra

Salisbury Cathedral is set in a charming Close, has the tallest spire in England and is considered one of the finest medieval buildings in Britain. It has a varied collection of artefacts including a story of love and posion! We will also see one of the original Magna Carta which defined human rights in 1215 and heavily influenced the American Constitution.

A Windsor and Salisbury tour costs £735 taking 10 hours.

Avebury
Europes largest Neolithic stone circle at Avebury

Avebury is Europe's largest Neolithic stone circle. It cuts through Avebury village and the original outer circle of approx. 100 stones encloses two smaller stone circles. You can walk amongst the stones and feel their mysticism.  We can also visit Avebury Manor which dates from the 1500s and where you are encouraged to touch the display items and even lie on the beds.

A Windsor and Avebury tour costs £745 taking 10 hours.

Jane Austen's House
The charming house at Chawton where the novelist Jane Austen lived

Jane Austen lived with her mother and sister in the scenic village of Chawton, for the last 8 years of her life. Visit her home, which is now a museum, and see where Jane wrote four of her novels, including Pride and Prejudice. See the table where she wrote her manuscripts. Exhibits chart the ups and downs of her life explaining some of the influences on her writing.

A Windsor and Austen tour costs £690 taking 9 hours.

Winchester
The soaring pillars and ceiling of teh nave at Winchester Cathedral

As the capital of King Alfred’s Wessex and the early capital of Norman Kings, Winchester can lay claim to being the first capital of England. Walk through this charming, historic city to visit the Cathedral that dates back to 1079 and a castle that houses one of the greatest symbols of medieval mythology: King Arthur's Round Table. Jane Austen died and is buried here.

 

A Windsor and Winchester tour costs £675 taking 9 hours.