Winchester is home to one of England's premier medieval cathedrals and much more, in November the city also hosts one of the most famous Christmas Markets in Europe.
Enjoy the services of a tour guide for the full day
Travel by executive coach
Entry included to Winchester Great Hall
For many years, Winchester has been associated with royalty as far back as the famous Alfred the Great, King of Wessex. The city even became joint capital of England, alongside London. During your walking tour, your guide will take you into the Great Hall, a seat of many English Kings and Queens, where you'll have the chance to view the famous King Arthur's Round Table. (The 'Round Table' does actually date much later than the legendary British King, and is just a mere 800 years old!)
Your guide will point out the military museum and the medieval West Gate, before decending down to the river to see King Alfred's statue and the 17th century water mill, one of the best preserved mills in Europe. Following the river, you will be able to see the Bishop's Palace and Winchester College, founded in 1378, one of the oldest established public schools in Britain. In Winchester Cathedral, lies the resting place of many Saxon Kings, the Norman King William Rufus and the novelist Jane Austen. This outstanding building, with the longest nave in Europe, has an original medieval tiled floor and was the venue for the wedding of King Philip of Spain to Queen Mary Tudor in 1554, the infamous 'Bloody Mary'. Entry to the Cathedral is not included, but you can enter the Cathedral in your free time.
Central London Winchester
Please note that all timings above are estimated and assuming normal traffic conditions. Due to the changeable nature of road conditions, we cannot guarantee a precise time when you will arrive back in London.
On the return to London your driver will drop you at Victoria Train Station in the city centre. This is one of the largest transport stations in London, with excellent connections to all parts of London and beyond.
Please ensure you arrive at your allocated departure point at least 10 minutes before your departure time.
Outside International Student House, opposite Great Portland Street tube station, W1W 5PN (MAP)
Outside Gloucester Road Tube station, meet at the station exit. (MAP)