Windsor Castle is an official residence of The Queen. It contains a royal palace with wonderful State Apartments, used for banquets and ceremonies, and a magnificent chapel housing the tombs of ten monarchs of England. Oxford is famous worldwide for its University. Its "dreaming spires" dominate the city skyline. But Oxford has more than just the University; the Ashmolean Museum, Britain's oldest public museum founded in 1683, a vibrant city centre, a fascinating history and plenty of attractions.
What can I see?
- Windsor Castle, the largest occupied castle in the world
- Eton College, once attended by Princes William and Harry
- Oxford University, the 3rd oldest University in the western world
- Ashmolean Museum, Britain's oldest public museum
- Christ Church College, location for the filming of Harry Potter
Plan for the day
On arrival, your guide will introduce you to the history and beauty of Windsor on a guided tour of the town. You will have free time to explore the Castle - entry fee not included in tour price. Alternatively, take a stroll out into Windsor Great Park for great views of the Castle, wander the narrow shopping streets of Windsor town or cross over the River Thames bridge to sample British upper class society at famous Eton College. Afterwards, we head for the city of Oxford where you will be guided around the University district. Climb one of the church towers for wonderful rooftop views, wander the college-lined streets, go punting on the river and relax in the beautiful parkland to soak up the atmosphere of one of the world's great academic cities. Back to Cambridge early evening.
- Cambridge-Windsor - 1 hour 30 minutes
- Windsor-Oxford - 1 hour
- Oxford-Cambridge - 2 hours
- Free time in Windsor - 3 hours 45 minutes
- Free time in Oxford - 3 hours 45 minutes
What is included?
- Return Travel
- Guided Tours of Windsor & Oxford
- Maps and information
What can I do in Windsor?
Join the free walking tour of the town; Enter the Castle; Stroll in Windsor Great Park; Visit Eton College; Take a cruise on the River Thames...
What can I do in Oxford?
Join the free walking tour of the town; Enter a college (Harry Potter was filmed at Christ Church College); Visit the Ashmolean Museum, the Natural History Museum or the Museum of Oxford; Visit the Botanical Gardens or the Bodleian Library; Go punting...
Entry Fees not included in tour price
Windsor Castle - Adult £20, Student £18 (approx)
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford - Free
Leave Cambridge 0800; Arrive Windsor 0930; Leave Windsor for Oxford at 1315; Arrive in Oxford at 1415; Free time until 1800; Return to Cambridge at 2000. Please note that this tour is operated by Roots Travel & Tours www.roots-travel.co.uk