Evening tour of Windsor Castle launched for the Christmas season

Release date: 
Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Start your seasonal celebrations in style with a visit to Windsor Castle, once its doors have closed to the public.  The Castle’s new exclusive evening tour takes you through the sumptuous State Apartments in the company of an expert guide.  Available on four evenings in December, it offers a unique opportunity to do something very special this festive season and go ‘behind the ropes’ at the Castle.

Visitors can soak up the atmosphere of the State Apartments after dark, see the Christmas tree from Windsor Great Park in the magnificent setting of St George’s Hall and enjoy a glass of mulled wine at the end of the tour. There is also the opportunity to do some Christmas shopping in the peaceful surroundings of the Castle precincts, where a 20% discount will be available in the Royal Collection shop.  Here you will find a host of original and unique gift ideas for everyone on your Christmas list, as well as tree decorations and a range of luxury seasonal foods.

Evening tours of Windsor Castle are available on Tuesday 9, Wednesdays 10 and 17 and Thursday 18 December.  Each tour begins at 17:00 and lasts approximately two hours.  The price of £50 per person includes a copy of the official souvenir guide, a glass of mulled wine and 20% discount in the Royal Collection shop.  There is limited availability, with a maximum number of 30 places on each tour.

For further information about private tours or to make a booking, please telephone +44 (0)20 7766 7333 or visit www.royalcollection.org.uk

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