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Visit to Windsor Castle and Afternoon Tea Cruise for TwoCode: PWCATW 9 month validity 2 locations 2 people
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Visit to Windsor Castle and Afternoon Tea Cruise for Two
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Explore the largest inhabited castle in the world and official residence of Her Majesty The Queen. A central part of British Royal heritage dating back over 900 years, you and a guest can discover an amazing showcase of history, art, architecture and priceless royal artefacts.
Discover the magnificently furnished rooms of the State Apartments, bursting with incredible work by maestros including Rembrandt, Rubens, Canaletto and Gainsborough. Explore the tombs of St George’s Chapel, one of the finest works of Gothic architecture in England, where Henry VIII and Charles I both lay at rest. There’s plenty more intrigue as you wander, including the story of the infamous fire of 1992 that almost destroyed the Castle.
After your self-guided tour, make your way to Windsor’s Bateaux pier, where you’ll be welcomed aboard the Melody for a picturesque afternoon tea on the Thames. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, scones and mini patisseries alongside an assortment of delicious teas as you pass the Castle, Windsor Racecourse, Eton College and more of the Royal Boroughs. From 26 October to 6 January and 19 January to 17 February 2019, your visit will include A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex exhibition.
- Entrance to Windsor Castle for Two
- Multimedia tour
- Access to the State Apartments and St George’s Chapel
- Take an afternoon tea on the Thames
- Drift through the scenic Royal Boroughs aboard the Melody
- Personalised voucher and message card
- Cancellation indemnity
What happens on the day?
On arrival at Windsor Castle, simply take your voucher to the door on the left-hand side of the main entrance to avoid queueing with visitors purchasing tickets. Grab a multimedia handset if you wish and go on a self-guided tour of the Castle. You'll also visit the State Apartments and St George’s Chapel.
After your self-guided tour, make your way to the Bateaux pier in Windsor by 15.15, you’ll be welcomed aboard and shown through to your pre-booked table ahead of setting sail at 15.30. From there, simply sit back, relax and enjoy a wonderful afternoon tea.
Your voucher is valid for 9 months from the date of issue
- Minimum age: 16
- A reasonable level of fitness is desirable as some walking is involved
- Most public areas at Windsor Castle, including the State Apartments, are accessible for wheelchair users. Wheelchairs can be borrowed free of charge from the Visitor Centre, but cannot be pre-booked and must remain in the Castle grounds. There is good disabled access to the Castle Hotel for your afternoon tea
- Bateaux Windsor welcomes people with disabilities. Please inform them of special requirements or disabilities at the time of booking in order for them to meet any personal requirements
- Step-free access isn't available but crew members may help guests with mobility issues on to the boat. Additional space can be provided for seeing-eye and hearing guide dogs
- The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary
Open daily: March to October 09.30 - 17.15 (Last admission 16.00), November to February 09.45 to 16.15 (last admission 15.00) Restrictions to availability including 27 December to 1 January (inclusive) will apply. Windsor Castle will be closed 7 to 18 January 2019.
State Apartments may be closed for special occasions. When the State Apartments are closed, the voucher will not be valid. As a working Royal palace, the Castle is used frequently by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining, and closures can occasionally occur at short notice. Please check opening arrangements by telephoning the Ticket Sales and Information Office, or visiting the following link; https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/windsorcastle/plan-your-visit
Please note Queen Mary's Dolls House at Windsor Castle is closed to visitors until further notice as it is undergoing restoration.
From November, work to enlarge and reconfigure the Windsor Castle Admissions Centre will begin. The changes will create a faster and more efficient entrance for their visitors, as well as a new view of the Castle for all to enjoy at the start of their visit. The works are being carefully phased, and the Admissions Centre will remain fully operational throughout.
Afternoon Tea Cruise
The cruise is available on Fridays, Saturdays and bank holidays at 15.15 from April to December.
We recommend you book at least 4 weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.
As a guideline, you should allow at least 2 hours for your visit to the Castle but there is no limit to the visiting time.
Please allow 1 hour 30 minutes for the Afternoon Te Cruise which will last approximately 1 hour 15 minutes, with boarding 15 minutes before. Board from Thames Side from 15.15 to depart at 15.30. Please arrive promptly as late boarding is not possible. Disembark at 16.45.
What about insurance?
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.
How it works
All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
Packaging and Delivery
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2 locations across the UK
Please note some locations indicated on the map may not be completely accurate and should not be used when planning directions.
- South East (2)
- Berkshire - Windsor
- Berkshire - Windsor