From any of the 10 stops around the city, hop aboard the open-top, double-decker City Sightseeing bus and sit back as you explore the twin towns of Windsor and Eton, separated by the River Thames and joined by Windsor Bridge.
On board, learn about the sights and the history of Windsor through recorded audio commentary. See the whole city on the entire loop, which takes about 45 minutes, or hop off at conveniently located stops around the city to explore at your own pace.
Visit famous Windsor Castle, the Queen's royal residence. Built in the 11th century, this is largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world. Depending on the day, you may be able to witness the Changing of the Guard parade outside the castle. Be sure to check the schedule ahead of time to see this stately ceremony steeped in centuries of history – it's a quintessential English experience!
Hop off to explore Windsor Great Park, a massive deer park which served for many centuries as the private hunting ground of Windsor Castle. Now open to the public, Windsor Great Park features various recreational areas, sweeping green laws, hills, ponds and small woods dominated by ancient oak trees. Be sure to stroll down the Long Walk, an avenue of trees that runs between the park and Windsor Castle.
Crossing Windsor Bridge, spend some time in Eton. This riverside town is most famous for being the site of Eton College, a notable public institution known for educating many future politicians, judges and diplomats.Your City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off Windsor pass is valid for 24 hours from the time of first use, so you have plenty of time to see all the sights at your leisure. The buses drop off at each of the 10 stops around the city at the end of the day.
Hop-on hop-off tour stops:
- Castle Hill - outside Windsor Castle, Central Station, RWIC
- High Street
- Castle Hill - opposite Windsor Castle
- Datchet Road - Riverside Station, St George's School, French Brothers River Cruises
- Datchet Green - Kris Cruisers
- Slough Road - opposite Eton College Main Entrance and College Chapel
- Windsor Bridge
- Slough Road - Burning Bush, Eton College
- Farm Shop
- Kings Road - The Long Walk