Welcome to the student tour to Windsor on the day of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle.
Arriving in Windsor about mid-morning we will show you the sights of Windsor on a walking tour then allowing you free time to soak up the atmosphere and see the procession through Windsor after the wedding ceremony. The procession will start at the Castle at 1pm and make its way through Windsor finishing on the Long Walk. Information will be given to show you the best place to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plus other Royals on this very special day.
PLEASE NOTE: Windsor Castle is closed for public entry due to the wedding ceremony.
After tying the knot at St George’s Chapel, the couple will set off in their carriage at around 1pm. It will travel down Castle Hill and along Windsor High Street, continuing through the town and down to the end of the Long Walk, where the looming Copper Horse statue of George III towers above. From here, the newlyweds will make their way up the three-mile Long Walk to St George’s Hall, where their guests will be waiting for the first of their receptions.
It’s most likely that Harry and Meghan will undertake their procession in the 1902 State Landau coach, which was used for Kate and William’s wedding and that of Charles and Diana. Its open top makes it a wonderful option for the gathered crowds to get a good view of the couple. No doubt, the Glass Coach will be kept in reserve in the event of rain.
The town of Windsor is home to Windsor Castle; a royal home for over 900 years, the town contains many historic buildings and also Windsor Great Park, once a royal hunting ground which stretches for several miles south of Windsor Castle. Eton is a smaller town dominated by Eton College, the ancient public school which educates many of England’s establishment.
Included in the tour is return travel by coach and an experienced tour guide doing a walking tour with you. On the tour you will see the River Thames with its beautiful scenery and wildlife including Her Majesty’s white Swans.
Also in Windsor is the former home of Shakespeare where he lived while writing “The Merry Wives of Windsor”, and the splendid Town Hall, now a museum, designed by Sir Thomas Fitz and finished by Sir Christopher Wren and the famous Crooked House of Windsor.
Windsor Castle is one of the three official residences of the Queen, when the Queen is at ‘home’ the royal standard flies from the top of the Round Tower. At all other times you will see the Union Flag. Windsor Museum comprises a collection of over 6,300 objects from the Bronze Age to the present day including maps, books, and paintings. Every other Saturday you will be able to see the Queen’s guard and band march through the centre of the town.
Visit Eton (a short walk over the other side of the River Thames) and see one of England’s most prestigious and expensive schools where Prince William and Prince Harry were educated and many Prime Ministers such as David Cameron.
(All times are approximate and may vary on the day depending on circumstances and are given as a guideline)
Windsor arrival: mid-morning approx 10 - 10:30
Walking tour of Windsor (if possible in the crowds!) then free time to watch the spectacle until 3pm for a tour of Eton and its famous college.
Return to Oxford 17:30 or Bournemouth 18:30
This information shows example itineraries to use as a guideline, please note that the order we visit various attractions may change depending on circumstances or time of year.
Please follow the advice of your tour manager and make sure that you are at the various pick up points and departures at the correct times.