Enjoy a trip around Windsor with an open top hop-on hop-off bus tour. Combine this with entry into Windsor Castle and a boat ride for a day to remember.
Bring and exchange your PRINTED VOUCHER on the day of travel at:
French Brothers Windsor Ticket Office, Windsor Promenade Barry Avenue, Windsor, Berkshire. SL4 1QX
If you do not print your voucher you will not be allowed access to the tour.
Whilst Windsor has good access with disabled parking nearby, there is no dropping off beside the embarkation point.
12th of April until 31st October
10:00 - 17:00 Daily, every 30min.
1st of November until 28th of November
10:00 - 16:00 Daily, every hour.
29th of November until 23rd of December 10:00 - 15:00 Daily, every hour.
Sailings will not take place between 24th till 26th of December 2021.
During out of peak season, trip will run subject to river conditions.
Departs: Buses operate an hourly service available daily
First Bus: 9:45am from Theatre Road, Thames Street
Last Bus: 4:45pm from Theatre Road, Thames Street
Live Guide: Subject to availability.
• Private Guided Tour start outside Barclays Bank in Windsor at 5:30pm and not at the castle.
• Standard Entry: Please exchange your voucher at least 15min prior to you entry at Windsor Castle Ticket office (Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1N)
• Customers can board the tour from any of the 11 stops along the route.
• Once booked, this product cannot be cancelled.
• For Windsor Castle, all visitors over the age of 16 must download the NHS COVID-19 app before your visit. You are required to scan the NHS QR code on entry, or provide your name and contact details on arrival. This info will be kept securely for 21 days and will be provided to the NHS if requested.
• You must ensure that you have a printed copy of your tickets for entry.
• As a working royal palace, the Castle is used frequently by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining, and closures can occasionally occur at short notice.
• Some elements of the castle may be closed in accordance with government guidelines.
24-hour hop-on hop-off open top bus tour
Will take you around Windsor, the historic market town just outside of London. It houses many interesting buildings including the famous Windsor Castle. The castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1070, when a timber motte and bailey castle were first constructed. The modern day castle hosted the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle in May 2018.
You will learn about Windsor’s historic past, as you drive around its cobbled streets taking in the sites of the Theatre Royal, Holy Trinity Church and the Windsor farm shop. You can hop-on or hop-off at any of the 11 stops on the route to explore more. The route also takes you past Eton College, said to be the most famous school in the world, where Prince’s William and Harry were both educated.
Windsor is a short train journey away from central London, taking you right into the heart of the town. It’s easy to see why it is so popular
The largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, is the home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Castle's dramatic site encapsulates 900 years of British history and its magnificent State Rooms and works of art reflect the tastes of successive kings and queens. In 1992 a devastating fire destroyed or damaged more than 100 rooms at the Castle. The highly acclaimed restoration work, completed in 1997, is a testament to the skills of some of the finest craftsmen in Europe.
HM The Queen and her family spend most of their private weekends at Windsor Castle. The Queen is also officially in residence throughout April and June, when the annual Garter Service is held in St George's Chapel.
Upon arrival at Windsor Castle, audio guides are available in different languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish.
The State Apartments, the heart of the working palace, are regularly used for ceremonial and official occasions. They are furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Dyck. During the winter months the Semi-State Rooms, among the most richly decorated interiors in the Castle are added to the visitor route.
St. George's Chapel is one of the finest examples of gothic architecture in England. It has been the setting for many royal weddings and is the burial place of ten sovereigns. The Chapel is dedicated to the patron saint of the Order of the Garter. Britain's highest Order of Chivalry.
The Changing of the Guard takes place at 11:00am, weather permitting, from Monday to Saturday between April and the end of June, and on alternate days for the rest of the year, with the exception of Sundays. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the Changing of the Guard at Windsor Castle is suspended for the time being.
The Castle is open to visitors, including when The Queen is in residence, except for 25 and 26 December. As the Castle is a working royal palace opening arrangements may be subject to change at short notice.
Depart from Windsor Promenade in the heart of the historic town of Windsor and cruise along the Thames upstream to Boveney Lock and Weir.
During your journey, you’ll get to take in wonderful views of the world-famous Windsor Castle. As the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world, it is not to be missed! You’ll also see sights of the renowned Eton College where Prince William and former Prime Minister, David Cameron attended, Mill House, Windsor Racecourse and Brocas Meadows.
Excellent Onboard Experience
You’ll get to enjoy a wonderful onboard experience as the comfortable passenger boat cruises the iconic waters. With an array of light refreshments available and an onboard bar if you’re wanting something extra special, this trip is a truly delightful way to take in the glorious sights of Windsor.