Hop-on hop-off open-top bus tour of Windsor

Windsor

Location

Hop-on hop-off open-top bus tour of Windsor

Address
Theatre Road
Thames Street
Windsor
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About

Discover the picturesque town of Windsor on a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour, stopping off at some of the royal town’s most famous and beautiful sights along the way, including Windsor Castle and Eton College.

This hop-on hop-off bus tour is the perfect way to discover Windsor, allowing you to explore the town as much as you wish, all with the convenience of being able to stop at numerous key locations along the route. 

Two women walking through Windsor town centre after disembarking at one of the stops on the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Windsor.

With 11 stops, there’s plenty to see in Windsor, from royal landmarks and historic buildings to picturesque cobblestone streets, villages, and charming riverside restaurants and coffee shops.

What will I see on the tour?

On this hop-on hop-off open-top bus tour of Windsor you have the opportunity to see iconic Windsor landmarks, including Windsor Castle, Eton College, the Long Walk and Holy Trinity Church.

The Golden Tours Hop-on Hop-off Bus parked along a street in Windsor while two women approach it.

Here are some of the highlights of this Golden Tours bus tour:

Theatre Royal (Stop 1)

Explore central Windsor from this stop opposite the historic Theatre Royal. If you’re a chocoholic, head to Dr. Choc’s Chocolate Factory, and experience the buzz of the royal town with independent shops and restaurants. This stop is close to Windsor and Eton Riverside train station, making it an easy starting point.

Castle Hill – Windsor Castle (Stop 3)

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See Windsor’s most famous sight, Windsor Castle, up close from this stop a short walk from Windsor and Eton Central station. Wander up to the top of Castle Hill to visit this iconic attraction, which has been a royal home and fortress for more than 900 years. It remains a working palace to this day and is one of the official residences of His Majesty The King. 

If you choose to visit (entry is not included in this tour), explore the magnificent State Apartments, see Queen Mary’s Doll’s House and don’t miss St George’s Chapel, the final resting place of Queen Elizabeth II. Book Windsor Castle tickets now.

Datchet village (Stop 5)

Nestled on the banks of the river Thames, admire the charming cottages and soak in the serene riverside ambiance of Datchet. Get a taste of village life with its idyllic village green, traditional cottages, and local shops set among pretty English countryside. 

Eton High Street (Stop 6)

View of Eton College from the top deck of the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus offering a panoramic tour of Windsor.

Next, see Eton College, famous for educating many of the UK’s Prime Ministers and members of the royal family. Keep an eye out for pupils dressed in exquisite gowns between classes and spot the ornate Burning Bush lamp.

Windsor Farm Shop (Stop 10)

Pick up locally sourced products from the nearby Great Park and the Royal Estate when visiting the Windsor Farm Shop. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a coffee and freshly baked pastry, and browse artisanal cheese and homemade jams.

King’s Road (Stop 11)

Just a few steps away from the gates leading to the Long Walk, wander along King’s Road and marvel at the majestic avenue lined with ancient trees. Then, capture some perfect pics and take a stroll along the famous avenue leading to Windsor Castle.

Download the route map to plan your itinerary [PDF 1.95 MB]. 

How often does the hop-on hop-off bus stop?

Two women laughing and looking up at something while exploring the royal town of Windsor.

Buses generally operate every 20 to 30 minutes, with the first bus scheduled at 9.45am from Theatre Road, Thames Street; while the last bus usually departs at 4.45pm from Theatre Road, Thames Street. But this varies by time of year and is subject to change. Be sure to check the most up-to-date timetable on the day of travel.

How do I get tickets for the tour?

Book tickets for the hop-on hop-off open-top bus tour of Windsor now.

What is included in the ticket price?

The hop-on hop-off Windsor bus tour includes your bus ticket (which is valid for 24 hours from when you first board the bus), audio guides (in-person guide subject to availability), unlimited travel covering 11 stops throughout Windsor, and free onboard Wi-Fi.

Entrances to attractions such as Windsor Castle, Eton College and Frogmore House, refreshments and gratuities are not included.

Which languages is the tour in?

Two women sitting on the top deck of the double-decker sightseeing bus of Windsor, while putting on headphones.

Multilingual audio guides are available in five languages: English, German, Spanish, Italian and Chinese.

What else can I do while in Windsor?

Experience Windsor from a different perspective with the French Brothers Riverboat Tour, the perfect addition to your Golden Tours Hop-On Hop-Off Bus adventure. Step off the bus and embark on a scenic cruise along the river Thames, and enjoy panoramic views of the picturesque riverside, lush green landscapes, and charming riverside villages. 

Prices

Child ticket (5-15 years) £10.00 per ticket
Family ticket (two adults + two children) £48.00 per ticket
Adult ticket £19.00 per ticket