Oxford Windsor and Eton
Visit Royal Windsor & one of the World's most famous universities
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest continuously occupied castle in the world. Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it has since been the home of 39 monarchs. Today Queen Elizabeth II spends most of her weekends at the Castle. Windsor is also home to Frogmore Cottage the UK residence of Harry & Meghan. Founded in 1440 by King Henry VI to provide an education to 70 poor boys, Eton College is now the most prestigious boys school in the world (ages 13-18. Oxford is the oldest university in the English speaking world, dating back to the 12th Century. 28 British Prime Ministers, at least 30 international leaders and 55 Nobel Prize winners have taught or studied here. Oxford is consistently ranked in the top 5 universities in the World. Oxford has a range of attractions that suits every visitor, from the world's first public Museum opened in 1684 to the Victorian indoor market.
12 - 30
- Return travel by executive coach
- Guided walking tour of Windsor & Eton – see the castle, Prince Harry & Meghan’s wedding procession route, and the world famous Eton College
- Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Windsor Castle
- Guided walking tour of Oxford University
- Christ Church “Harry Potter” College (extra charge)
In the morning we visit Windsor where 900 years of Royal history are waiting for us. We enjoy a walking tour of this beautiful town, where we see what is now the largest continuously occupied castle in the world. If the Royal flag is flying, the Queen’s at home. We also visit historic Eton, home to Britain’s most famous public school, where 18 former British Prime Ministers once studied.
We continue to the oldest and arguable the most famous university city in England. The university is spread across the town centre among 39 separate colleges ranging in age from 50 to over 600 years. We'll see Christ Church, the grandest and most popular of all its Colleges. Founded nearly 500 years ago it has educated many big names, was used for scenes in the Harry Potter films, and is home to the smallest cathedral in the country. During the tour we’ll hear stories about Oxford’s famous students like Bill Clinton and Lewis Carroll, and get a feel for what student life must be like. In the afternoon we'll have free time to explore this great city at our leisure.