Independent Layover Tour To Windsor From London Gatwick Or Heathrow Airport

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Pass time between flights and visit the Royal town of Windsor on an independent layover tour from London Gatwick or Heathrow airports. The tour operates with a flexible itinerary and a private driver, meaning that you can decide where to go! As long as you have at least an 8 hour gap between flights, head out on this tour and enjoy up to four hours in Windsor, getting insider tips for the best sights and shops to check out form your guide. Visit Windsors many attractions like Windsor Castle (entry at own expense), the Long Walk or the nearby town of Eton, and then return to the airport for your ongoing flight.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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If you have 8 hours to spare between flight, leave London Gatwick or Heathrow Airport, and travel west with your private driver to the royal town of Windsor, just under an hours drive away. Your exact itinerary of your layover tour is flexible, so you can customize your plans based on your preferences just let your driver know what you want to see in Windsor and then sit back and enjoy the drive! You'll have roughly four hours in Windsor.

The affluent town is best known as the site of Windsor Castle the official residence of the Queen and a place well worth visiting (entry at your own expense). Covering an area of roughly 13 acres (5 hectares), Windsor Castles grounds include an impressive list of things to see, like the State Apartments and St Georges Chapel. Your guide will give you plenty of insider tips about the best areas of the castle to visit, should you wish to.

Windsors Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place daily, so you can try to catch it while exploring the town. Usually accompanied by a military band, soldiers march up the high street to Windsor Castle in colorful red tunics and bearskin hats, representing the pomp and ceremony of the British Royal Family that so intrigues visitors to England.

Near the town center is Windsor Great Park -- perfect for a walk or summers day picnic! Take a stroll along the famous Long Walk, a 2-mile (3-km) path bordered by symmetrical rows of beautiful trees and neat lawns.

Most itineraries include a drive to Eton, the historic little town just on the other side of the River Thames from Windsor. See Eton College, where Princes William and Harry studied, and browse the towns endearing collection of independent shops. Alternatively, visit the nearby town of Runnymede, where the Magna Carta was sealed by King John in 1215.

Your independent Windsor tour finishes back at London Gatwick or Heathrow Airport, in time for your ongoing flight.

Inclusions for Independent Layover Tour To Windsor From London Gatwick Or Heathrow Airport

  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions for Independent Layover Tour To Windsor From London Gatwick Or Heathrow Airport

  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This is a 6.5-hour tour, including 4 hours spent in Windsor. To accommodate for flight check in and security procedures, plus any potential traffic congestion, a minimum layover of 8 hours is required

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.

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4 Traveler Reviews

  • Probably my fault for not reading the description in detail. But here is the deal. If you book this tour-you get picked up from the airport in my case-Gatwick and taken to downtown London. Then dropped off for a couple hours. Then back to the airport. Total time you get is 6 hours. So-your plane lands, you get your luggage, you store your luggage and you are already one hour in. 1.5 hours each way to downtown...and you get 2 hours to explore. NOT worth the price. You would be better off taking a cab or the Gatwick express train downtown for a fraction of the price. The only reason I didn't give this one star was because my driver was awesome. Informative, super nice and accommodating.

  • We were picked up right at baggage claim. Our tour guide was very nice and knew a lot about London. We were able to pick the sites we wanted to see. It was a great time to see London rather than sitting in the airport.

  • When looking online... this tour said it was starting at 79. So, when I called and made reservations for 2 people THAT was just TWO people, they said, oh, good for you, there's a 20 off sale for London right now. Your total will be 440! How does it go from 79 158 for two people to 440 AFTER the discount? And then we found out that it did NOT include tickets to Windsor!!!

    The drive was lovely... and I know this is his job, but the price was EXTREMELY expensive for what we go!

  • Our driver was the best. We cannot believe how much we saw in the amount of time we had. He was amazing and knowledgeable. Then he got us back to the airport in time through the worst London traffic jam we've ever seen. We are still shaking our heads thinking about it.

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