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5 to 6 Hours
Availability : Thursday to Monday (Closed Tues & Wed)
Windsor Castle Private Tour from London Details

Explore Windsor Castle with a highly qualified Blue Badge private tour guide (with additional accreditation for this sight). Get the ultimate insight into the history of Windsor Castle’s creation for William the Conqueror in 1066, and learn all about the royal family as you explore King Charles’ home. This day trip to Windsor Castle begins in London.

Your tour includes:


  • Private guided tour of Windsor Castle's precincts with your tour guide
  • Explore St George’s Chapel. Most recently Queen Elizabeth II was buried here, and it is where the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took place. The chapel also contains the tombs of other monarchs including King Charles I and the notorious King Henry VIII. Closed to visitors on Sundays.
  • See the State Rooms where the royals welcome visitors from across the world. You will be provided with an audio tour for this portion (no live-guiding allowed).
  • See the Queen’s Guards up close - get much closer than you can at Buckingham Palace! Enjoy the Changing the Guard ceremony on selected days.
  • Enjoy a stroll around the town of Windsor itself - there’s more than just the castle here!
  • Plus so much more…with 1000 years of history, Windsor Castle has a story around every corner.

Explore Windsor Castle – the world’s oldest and largest inhabited castle! Windsor Castle is where Queen Elizabeth II spent the majority of her private weekends – she is now buried here at St George’s Chapel.

This tour lasts around 5 hours by car or train, including your transfers to and from Windsor Castle. The time spent at the Castle is around 2 hours, plus (if time allows) you’ll explore the town of Windsor on a private walking tour.

You can combine a visit to Windsor Castle with other sights – for example, check out our Windsor and Stonehenge private tour.

Start & End Location

With our private car option we can pick up anywhere in central London. The fast train version of this tour begins and ends at Paddington Station. We can also start and/or end this tour at Heathrow or Gatwick Airport – perfect for a layover.

Start Time

Flexible to suit your needs. Note Windsor Castle is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Price Includes

  • Private Licensed Blue Badge Tour Guide
  • Entrance Tickets (Skip-the-line entry)
  • All transportation to and from Windsor Castle

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities (optional)

Current Pricing

By Fast Train: £845 (1-2 people), then £90 per extra guest.
By Car: £1045 (1-2 people), then £57.50 per extra guest.

Please contact us for large groups. Tours in languages other than English have a small surcharge.

The ‘Book Now’ buttons on this page allow you to book several tours which include Windsor Castle. For custom tours, please contact us here.

Customise this private tour

Other options include:

  • Windsor Castle Tour from Heathrow Airport – If you are arriving or departing from Heathrow Airport, we can combine this tour with a car transfer as Windsor is only 15 minutes from Heathrow Airport (LHR). Gatwick Airport is also only 45 minutes away.
  • Extended Tour – On the car version of this tour, we can include a visit to Eton and Runnymede with the Magna Carta Monument, as well as a refreshment stop if you wish. We can also combine this tour with a private tour of Hampton Court Palace for a 9-hour royal day out!


Enjoy your Windsor Castle private tour in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese Mandarin, Portuguese or Dutch daily. This tour is also available in other languages – please enquire.

VVIP Windsor Castle Private Tour

Want to feel like a king or queen? Enjoy our VVIP Experience and experience Windsor Castle after-hours and enjoy visiting the State Rooms like royalty. You’ll get access after the general public on select dates to explore the 1000-year-old residence of King Charles III with your private guide. This exclusive experience starts at £2500 per group. Get in touch to book.

Based on 106 reviews
Elizabeth Plaza
Elizabeth Plaza
22. October, 2023
There are not enough words to describe how incredible our experience was! Our tour guide Charlotte was AMAZING! Her love for history and immense knowledge made us fall in love with London and all it has to offer! We are already planning our next London vacay and we will def be booking other tours 🙌🏽
Jennie Verduzco
Jennie Verduzco
12. October, 2023
Had a wonderful private tour with Ron to the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. Ron was unbelievable. The amount of history and information he has about every square foot of these locations is astounding. He was very personable and even took pictures of us throughout the tour. He knew exactly where to focus and timed everything so perfectly. Such a great way to end our trip in London.
Elissa Berkbigler
Elissa Berkbigler
10. October, 2023
We had the most amazing time at the Tower of London. Our guide, Dani, was absolutely lovely and so informative. She was engaging, and told fascinating stories. We had a truly wonderful time and hope to book another tour with this amazing company when we come back next year.
Tina Cole
Tina Cole
9. October, 2023
What a wonderful introduction to the city of London. Everything about my experience booking with Gio was effortless. He answered all of my questions promptly and arranged a private, full-day tour that included Changing of the Guard, The Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. Our guide, Charlotte T, was not only delightful, but impressively knowledgeable about all things London. She ensured the day went off without a hitch. I would highly recommend to first time and return visitors alike!!
Jackie Patterson
Jackie Patterson
7. October, 2023
A great tour! Private London Tours was able to put together a tour that worked for us. Started with a pickup at the Sofitel Hotel in Heathrow, then a tour of Windsor Castle, lunch, transport to London, a driveby tour of sites in London and then a tour of the crown jewels and London Tower. Charlotte was excellent and we couldn't have asked for a better guide. At the end of the day she walked us to the train station with directions on taking the train back to Heathrow and our hotel. Communication was great regarding where to meet, etc. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Natalie P
Natalie P
24. September, 2023
Gio took the time to match us up with the guides most suited to each day’s itineraries. Our guides, Alan and Aaron, were well informed, charming and interesting people themselves. Highly recommend!
Sam Allen
Sam Allen
18. September, 2023
We had an incredible day tour with Gavin. Born and raised in London, he was a wealth of information and knew every alley of the city. He was an absolute joy and his knowledge of everything we saw was incredible. We walked from our hotel to the Tower of London - on the way he showed us many old sights of London and pointed out some locations where Harry Potter was filmed, which wasn't part of our tour. We then took a black cab to Westminster Abbey where he continued to be an excellent tour guide. He chose an amazing place for us to have lunch (a traditional pub) before we headed to the Churchill War Rooms. Again, his knowledge was detailed and well delivered. He was simply amazing and everything about this tour was excellent, I couldn't recommend it highly enough.
Paty Guzmán
Paty Guzmán
15. September, 2023
Tuvimos un día muy agradable en nuestro paseo, guiados por Joanna. Es un tour intenso, ya que fueron casi 12 horas, pero valió mucho la pena. La salida de Londres fue a las 7:30, y nos tomó casi 3 horas llegar a Bath. Las explicaciones de Joanna durante el trayecto y al estar en los lugares fueron interesantes y profundas. Se nota que sabe y que ama lo que hace. Nuestro chofer, Shoroff, también fue muy amable, y se detenía donde fuese necesario. Luego fuimos por la campiña inglesa hacia The Cotswolds, de los que visitamos Lacock (a media hora de camino desde Bath), y finalmente Castle Combe, un lugar minúsculo que parece sacado de un cuento. El regreso a Londres tomó otras 3 horas. Gracias a Private London Tours por la organización y ejecución de este maravilloso tour.
Renee Hamilton-Wilson
Renee Hamilton-Wilson
14. September, 2023
I Was so impressed by the service I received. From the initial email response to the drop off at the train station. Our guide Joanna was so nice and professional. Our driver Shorof was amazing. The way he was able to get us up close and personal to our numerous destinations was mind blowing. This team made us feel special and went above and beyond for our short trip to London. I highly recommend. I will be booking my next years trip ASAP.
Kelly Gurosky
Kelly Gurosky
8. September, 2023
What a perfect tour in every way. We asked for a custom tour and Gio and his team delivered! Monica was our tour guide and not only was she friendly and courteous, she was sooooo knowledgeable! We all learned so much! She was amazing! They were very easy to communicate and work with. A fabulous day!! Thank you Private London Tours!!

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