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Escape the norm and discover the quintessentially British town of Windsor on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. With its deep-rooted connections to the British Monarchy and the home of Windsor castle, spend the weekend exploring Windsor, Eton & the picturesque countryside surrounding it. Hop-off the bus to wander the streets of this charming riverside town with its rich history and culture. Or why not visit the Royal Farm Shop for afternoon tea & cake?
With free WIFI, our tours will be passing by some of wonderful Windsor’s most well-known and iconic places including Windsor Castle, The Long Walk, Eton College, Datchet village and the Windsor Farm Shop. So hop-on to enjoy and discover all of the beauty Windsor has to offer!
We are proud to have acquired the We’re Good To Go Industry Standard from Visit England. This means that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. We are indeed Good To Go! For more details on the measures taken, please visit The Original Tour's health and safety page on their website.
Windsor Combined Bus & Boat TripFor a complete sightseeing tour of Windsor you can now combine a French Brothers 40 minute river cruise with a road tour on the famous Original Tour sightseeing bus.
Highlights of the Windsor bus tour include:•Windsor castle – There’s been a castle at this location since the 11th Century!•Eton & Datchet - Both beautiful examples of quaint English villages.•The Long Walk - Hop-off the bus and walk back into Windsor for stunning views of the castle. You may even spot some royal deer along the way!•Stop off at the Windsor Farm Shop for products produced on the Royal Farms (including fresh meat and cheese) or enjoy some locally made food in the coffee shop on site. •There are numerous pubs along the route - the perfect (& traditional!) way to break up your journey.
The iconic Windsor Castle sits at the heart of the picturesque area and has been a family home to British Kings and Queens for over 1,000 years. On the 19th May 2018, the Castle will take centre stage as St George’s Chapel is the venue for the wedding of HRH Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.
Both Harry & Meghan have long connections with the town - Harry attended school at neighbouring Eton College & it's been reported that Meghan's great-great-great grandmother was a 'royal maid' at Windsor Castle around 1850!
The tour will also pass by the illustrious Eton College which has seen many well-known past students including 19 British Prime Ministers, members of the Royal Family (including Harry & his brother William) as well as famous actors such as Eddie Redmayne, Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston.
Whilst you’re in Windsor on our tours you can watch the guards march along Windsor High Street to Windsor Castle for the Changing the Guard ceremony, as well as paying a visit to Windsor Farm Shop to buy products produced on the Royal Farms or enjoy a traditional Cream Tea.
With direct links to and from the capital, Windsor is just under an hour away from London Paddington or London Waterloo, so for your perfect day trip, join us and hop-on-board to wonderful Windsor!
With 11 bus stops you can hop-on hop-off between, discover all that Windsor has to offer using your 24 hour ticket.
April, May, June &September, October
Every 1 hour
Bus Stop Locations
Theatre Royal, Thames Street (stop G)
Parish Church, High St (stop A)
Barclays Bank, Castle Hill (stop C)
Windsor & Eton Riverside Station, Datchet Road (stop E)
Datchet Village, The Village Green bus stop
Outside Eton College, High Street
The Watermans Arms, Brocas Street stop
Opposite Eton College, by the Burning Bush lamp
Windsor Farm Shop, Southlea Rd/ Datchet Rd
The Windsor Castle Pub, Kings Rd (stop PH)
July & August
Every 30 minutes
* The ceremony usually takes place daily throughout the summer and on alternate dates otherwise but please check the British Army website to avoid disappointment: http://www.householddivision.org.uk/changing-the-guard-calendar