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Windsor Castle and Thames Cruise – Sat 20th May 2023

£89.00 per person

A superb day out at Windsor, where we will embark on a Thames Cruise where we will see Windsor Castle, Eton College, Windsor Racecourse from the river and then visit Windsor Castle for a self guided tour of the castle and state rooms.

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From the Blackmore Vale we take you directly to Windsor.

We will arrive at 11:00 at Windsor Promenade, where we will board a riverboat for a 40-minute river cruise upstream to Boveney lock. The trip includes a multi-media guide explaining the history and sights along the way, including Windsor Castle, Eton College, Windsor Racecourse and the Brocas Meadows.

After the river cruise we will move to Windsor Castle itself for a self-guided tour of the castle. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. It has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years. It is an official residence of His Majesty The King, whose standard flies from the Round Tower when he is in residence.

The commentary provides a lively guide to the Castle’s history, from William the Conqueror, through medieval expansion, George IV’s gothic transformation and The Queen’s use of the Castle today.

Along the route, staff of the Royal Household explain the role of the Castle today as an official residence of The King and talk about their work, from arranging a State Banquet for 160 guests to restoring the historic interiors following the devastating fire of 1992. Woven into the tour are the unique sounds of the Castle, from the music of St George’s Chapel choir to the chimes of the famous collection of clocks.

What to see at Windsor Castle:

  • The State Apartments
  • Queen Mary’s Dolls House
  • The Semi-State Rooms
  • St George’s Chapel

Included:

  • Thames River Cruise from Windsor Promenade to Boveney Lock
  • Entrance to Windsor Castle for a self guided tour
  • Complimentary drinks on the coach when feasible
  • Return travel
  • Packed lunch

Depart Stalbridge: TBC
Return Stalbridge: 19:00 approx

All itineraries are approximate and subject to change

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