Check-in time: 8:15am
Departure time: 8:30am
Return time: approx. 6:30pm
Departure point: Golden Tours Visitor Centre, Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W 9SH
Return Point: Due to legal working hour’s restrictions for our drivers, this tour will finish within a 2 or 3 minute walk of Gloucester Road Underground Station. This station is in Zone 1 and is three stops Eastbound on the Circle Line or the District Line to Victoria. The Piccadilly Line also runs through Gloucester Road, and is only 5 stops to Piccadilly Circus.
Cancellations - To receive a full refund, cancellations can only be made up to 7 days prior to departure.
You must bring the e-ticket provided to gain entry to this tour.
This tour will only be available with an English-speaking guide.
Parts of the itinerary may change.
Windsor Castle is closed on Christmas Day.
This Christmas go on a great British adventure and discover three fantastic locations: the quaint town of Windsor, the charming University City that is Oxford and the historical stones of Avebury. Your exciting day trip with one of our professional guides will include a delicious three-course meal at a traditional British pub!
Your coach will be leaving at 8:30am sharp – make sure you are there at least 15 minutes early to check in. The first stop of the day will be the beautiful town of Windsor. This historic market town has become a hugely popular site thanks to its gorgeous appearance and being the location of Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite weekend residence, the 1,000 year old Windsor Castle. On this occasion you won’t get to attempt to spot the Queen as Windsor Castle is closed to the public on Christmas Day – but you will still fall in love with this delightful, quintessentially British place!
The next stop after Windsor will be Oxford, where it’ll be time to sit down, relax and have a Classic Christmas Lunch at a traditional British pub. This delicious Christmassy three-course meal, which includes a vegetarian option for the main, will be just the break you need before the next part of your trip.
You’ll then get to experience the iconic city that is Oxford, home to one of the world’s most famous and prestigious universities. This vibrant, honey-coloured place boasts buildings in every style of English architecture and has a wonderfully historical feel. Wander through the city’s cobbled streets, take in all the beautiful sights and hear about the many notable alumni that have graced the university’s building as the guide tells you about Oxford’s fascinating history.
You will then take an even further step back in time on your last stop of the day, the stone circles of Avebury. This Neolithic monument, which consists of three stone circles, is one of the best known prehistoric sites in the UK and a designated World Heritage Site. The true purpose of this fascinating site remains unknown – hear about the peculiar theories surrounding the stone circle and decide for yourself what the meaning of Avebury is!
Once you’ve discovered Avebury, you’ll be taken back to London, where you will be dropped back in either Victoria or Kensington (subject to traffic conditions) at around 6:30pm.