- Walking Tours
- Coach Tours
- Comedy Costumed Walks
- Midsomer and Barnaby
Here is a selection of ideas to help you decide what your group might like:
Windsor Castle Tour
Windsor Castle is the world’s oldest inhabited castle and a favourite residence of HM The Queen. By taking a personalised tour with us, you will learn about the history, architecture and traditions of the castle and St George’s Chapel tailored to your own taste, at a pace of your choosing, with as many questions as you want! The State Rooms must be explored using audio headsets, though, to comply with castle rules.
Windsor Town Walk
Windsor’s long and colourful history is brought to life by us in a light hearted way. Hear stories about the construction of the castle, the development of the market area and the Guildhall and walk through some of Windsor’s loveliest green spaces, including the Long Walk and the riverside.
Windsor was a lively town in the Middle Ages, a period which saw the growth of the castle into a stone fortress, the founding of the Order of the Garter and the development of the town as a trading post. Hear about the menfolk practicing their archery, later putting it into practice at Agincourt and Crecy.
Windsor's Pubs and People
Take a jaunt around the many hostelries in Windsor and find out about their colourful histories, the meanings behind their names, the sorts of people who have frequented them over the ages and what was served up behind the counter!
Soldiers and Sieges in Windsor
Windsor has always been a garrison town from the times when the castle had newly emerged from being a building site to today and the daily presence of the Household Division. Come and hear stories of the siege of the castle in the 13th century, the Civil War years, the building of the barracks and its current important role at the heart of Windsor’s community.
This walk incorporates stories about the Tudor monarchs in Windsor, the castle building works they undertook, sport, leisure and food, and where Shakespeare got the inspiration for his play "The Merry Wives of Windsor".
What did Windsor look like before the train station was built? Who were the Batchelors of Windsor? What did the Hannoverians contribute to the town’s development? These and other questions will be answered during a walk through Georgian Windsor.
This walk heads off towards Victoria Barracks, the garrison church and the well-hidden Prince Consort Cottages. Learn how Windsor expanded under the reign of Queen Victoria and about the benefits the railway brought to town.
Henley Town Walk
Learn about Henley’s evolution from simple riverside village to its part in the Civil War, to thriving coaching interchange, to rowing Mecca. Walk includes the background of the Leander Club, the famous regatta, plus the gruesome story of the ghost Mary Blandy. Henley also doubles as the imaginary town of Causton in the internationally enjoyed TV series "Midsomer Murders" (Inspector Barnaby).
Marlow Town Walk
A charming pearl on the Thames, Marlow has a strong association with brewing and lace making and has always been an important river transport hub and crossing place. Learn about its famous suspension bridge, about knights, saints and Olympic heroes. Intriguing stories include that of the mummified hand.
Magna Carta Walk
We recently celebrated the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta. Come on a walk through the meadows of Runnymede where King John met the Barons and find out more about why Magna Carta was needed then and why it is still important today. We will visit the Magna Carta memorial and the Kennedy memorial from where there are splendid views over the Thames.
Here are some ideas for the types of coach tour we can offer:
Windsor panoramic coach tour
This tour incorporates Windsor and its majestic castle, quaint neighbouring Datchet, Eton with its famous college, Runneymede with its elegant Magna Carta memorial, Windsor Great Park with its ancient trees, Ascot and its magnificent racecourse, Savill Gardens and the Royal Farm Shop.
"Exploring Midsomer" panoramic coach tour"
This tour takes you through a selection of quaint villages with duck ponds and cricket pitches, vibrant market towns and beautiful green and rolling Thames and Chilterns scenery which have featured in the famous TV series "Midsomer Murders" (Inspector Barnaby).
Thames Valley between Windsor and Henley panoramic coach tour
This tour incorporates Windsor with its majestic castle and surrounding Great Park, Marlow with its magnificent suspension bridge over the Thames, Henley, the charming riverside town and international rowing centre and Hurley, popular filming location for "Midsomer Murders" (Inspector Barnaby).
Thames Valley between Windsor and Wallingford panoramic coach tour
This tour incorporates Windsor, Henley, Wallingford, Nettlebed, Henley, Maidenhead.
The Chilterns panoramic coach tour
This tour incorporates Wallingford, Nettlebed, Henley, Marlow, High Wycombe and areas in between, with beautiful views of the rolling Chilterns and the river Thames.
The Wayward Women of Windsor! – comedy costumed walk for the light evenings
Meet a host of unconventional women who have helped shape the character of Windsor over the centuries. Learn about them and what they did to deserve a part in this walk. Witness a few squabbles and receive enlightenment over some of the hushed-up stories of the last 600 years!
Mediaeval High Jinks! – comedy costumed walk for all times of year
Meet some strange characters from Windsor’s mediaeval past, both factual and fictional, who will tell you all about what it was like to live in Windsor during that era. Don’t get knocked over by Falstaff!
Mischievous Men of Windsor! – comedy costumed walk for the light evenings
The masculine version of Wayward Women, above! Meet some cheeky types, who are eager to tell you about their exploits, experiments, successes and mistakes. Learn about their dalliances and dreams, mayhem, mistresses… we’d better leave some room for the imagination so you’ll want to see more!
Rupert & Charles go mad in Windsor!
This walk was first performed during the Festival of Walks and Windsor Festival in March and September 2014. It covers the relationship between Charles 2nd and Rupert of the Rhine, and their antics in Windsor and the castle. With lots of lively material to choose from, it’s another multi-hatted walk with anecdotes to amuse you!
Toast to Windsor
The Ghosts of Windsor
Ramblings/Confessions of a continental tour guide
Learning British Sign Language
Life as a Steward in St. George’s Chapel
“Follow me – I’m right behind you!” The Blue Badge – and studying for it
The county of Berkshire
History of Windsor, Marlow or Henley
History of Windsor Castle
Traditions in the Thames Valley
We will meet you in one of the main filming locations and take you around a circuit incorporating quaint villages which regularly feature on the TV programme, where we can marvel at the beauty of the thatched cottages and the honey coloured stone, or the chequer-board flint and brick churches.
Stop for photos outside famous pubs and guildhalls, enjoy the river and the village duck ponds, even taste some special ale or cider, or play a game of Aunt Sally in the pub garden.