Windsor and Blenheim Palace & Gardens: Round Trip from London

Christian Mba
Feb 29, 2024 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on Oct 06, 2021
Blenheim Palace exterior against the blue sky, showing lush green acres in front.
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  • Hop on a deluxe 16-seater bus from London and be taken on a day trip fit for royalty.
  • Enjoy 300 years of history through gardens, architecture, and historical objects at Blenheim Palace, where Winston Churchill was born.
  • Try and spot the Queen at Windsor Castle as you take a tour through the bustling town.

Feel like having a royally good day in the English countryside? This day trip from London is perfect! Embark on a luxury coach trip from London to Blenheim Palace and Windsor and discover the very best of British heritage. You'll get the chance to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Blenheim Palace & Gardens and then journey through Windsor, where you'll have time to go on a guided walking tour or make up your own route through the town. You may even have time to visit the castle!

Blenheim Palace in  Oxfordshire is an 18th century, non-royal palace just eight miles from Oxford, and an hour and a half from London. It is currently occupied by the 12th Duke of Marlborough, and was the childhood home of Winston Churchill from his birth until he was two years old. He also proposed to his wife in the grounds, and was a frequent visitor. An expert guide will take you around the Palace, and be able to explain its fascinating and dramatic history.

The house is decorated to the nines, and feels royal even if it technically isn’t. Enjoy the State Rooms, with their gorgeous vintage furniture, as well as the mass of art. Out of its 2000 acres, there are 150 acres of some of the beautiful gardens in Oxfordshire to explore, which show the changing tastes of the time. Discover The Secret Garden, a whole new world, or feel like royalty walking around the Formal Gardens. There are plenty of places to eat and drink, including picnic spots.

Windsor is perfectly situated as it’s an hour away from Blenheim Palace and from London. How you spend your time in the city is totally up to you; you can choose to do a guided Windsor walking tour, or create a Windsor tour of your own, including the castle if you wish to. 

There’s plenty to see on the cobbled streets of Windsor. Whether a castle visit is on the cards or not, you can enjoy watching the guards march through the town to go to different barracks. Pop into St George’s Chapel and discover where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married. Stroll through Windsor Great Park, and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. Follow the walkways and discover three free Eton College museums.

What to know before you go

  • Entrance to Windsor Castle is not included in the tour.
  • Food and drinks are not included in the ticket, but time for lunch and/or afternoon tea is.
  • The tour starts at 9am and will end at approximately 7pm.
  • Arrive at the start venue 15 minutes before as latecomers will not be waited for.
  • Show you smartphone ticket to the driver and wait just inside The Original London Visitor Centre
  • Seating within the mini coach is first-come, first-served.
  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date.
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket.
  • The tour is wheelchair accessible.
  • Do not bring suitcases.
  • If you’re staying in London, why not enjoy Afternoon Tea at Westminster Abbey or a trip around Kew Gardens?

Getting there

  • The tour begins at The Original London Visitor Centre on Cockspur Street, and all travel will take place on a 16-seater mini coach with glass roof and free WiFi, before taking you back to London and ending at Victoria station.
  • The closest train station to The Original London Visitor Centre is Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines and National Rail services).
  • Your final drop-off point is London Victoria station(Circle, District and Victoria lines and National Rail services).
  • There are multiple buses that stop near the tour office, including 6, 9 12, 88, 159 and 453.

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Bachelor of Science specializing in Computer Science

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Christian MbaBachelor of Science specializing in Computer Science

Christian Mba is an experienced blogger and content writer with over a decade of experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Nigeria and has a keen interest in Python programming. Along with his writing and blogging expertise, he is also an SEO specialist with more than six years of experience. Chris, as he is commonly known, has a passion for music and enjoys playing the piano.

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Blenheim Palace exterior against the blue sky, showing lush green acres in front.

Windsor and Blenheim Palace & Gardens: Round Trip from London