"AMAZING WOW, what a special experience! - Rebecca and her team really made everything wonderful, the tour was great, and the prosecco a nice touch, a very professional experience, with horses looking immaculate, a must do in your lifetime!"
July 2nd 2022 Review. Private carriage hire for 4 adults.
Source: Trip Advisor
Book our Crown Experience in place of any of our experiences on a day and time to suit you for event or group hire. Day hire availability for up to 40 guests over 4 hours. Choose from our 2 seater 'forward facing' Queen Victoria Carriage to our 6 seater wagonettes.
Our Crown Experience routes within Windsor Great Park vary depending on that's days events. If there is a destination or starting point you would like please contact us to discuss or make a note in the booking notes when booking online. We will be in touch to discuss the starting and end points and the route we will take.
The Crown estate offers so many possibilities, from carriages during Royal Ascot week to Guards Polo fixtures, where carriages can take you right to the polo pitches.
Enjoy the spectacular view of Windsor Castle from within Windsor Great Park, a 5000-acre estate complete with wild red deer introduced from Balmoral by the late HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Step back in time and relax while your carriage journeys through the interior of Windsor Great Park including the Windsor Deer Park.
• Take in the panoramic views of Windsor Great Park and Windsor Castle from up to 3 miles away.
• Photo stops including the Long Walk, within the Windsor Deer Park at the Copper Horse.
• Journey through ancient oak forests and wide open deer parks, all whilst enjoying spectacular views of the magnificent Windsor Castle and the Copper Horse.
This tour promises insights into the estate and park life, both past and present. From within the park, the full view of the castle and the Long Walk can be taken in.
• The groom is your guide pointing out sights of special interest, engaging in interesting anecdotes about the history of this remarkable estate.
• The groom will happily stop the carriage for photos of you in the carriage at various locations along the route or stop and enjoy a stroll to The Copper Horse while your carriage waits on your return.
• All carriages are equipped with blankets and umbrellas for your comfort. During wet weather, umbrellas are provided while you enter and exit the carriage.
1 hour and a half, including stops for photos in and out of the carriage and any other stops you wish to make along the route.
Start and end locations are within Windsor Great Park and can vary depending on that's days events. If there is a destination or starting point you would like please do let us know in the booking notes. A member of the team will be in touch to discuss details.
February - Carriages dressed for Valentine’s Day.
Late November/ December - Carriages dressed for Christmas.
Read our special dates to combine your carriage with events in the park such as Guards Polo fixtures, where carriages can take you right to the polo pitches.
All Windsor Carriages are privately hired; you do not share with strangers.
Choose your carriage, where available from our 2 seater 'forward facing' Queen Victoria Carriage to our 6 seater wagonettes. In extreme weather or heavy rain we reserve the right to withdraw the Victoria carriage due to its upholstery. An alternate covered carriage will be sent.
Guards Polo Tournament Dates
Running April to September, our Crown experience will transport you and your guests right to the action. Hampers and lunch can be arranged.
Royal Ascot Races
Tuesday 20th – Saturday 24th June 2023
Departing at 09.30 Tuesday through Saturday, your Windsor carriage will transport you into The Great Park to watch 'The Changover' where The Royal Family change from car to carriage for their onward journey to Royal Ascot.
Events at Cumberland Lodge
We are able to collect from The Lodge for trips into The Great Park.
For all bookings of day tours, a minimum of 24 hours' notice prior to your scheduled departure is required in order to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made with less than 24 hours notice, no refund is given.
For all bookings of multi-day and custom private tours, a minimum of 72 hours' notice prior to your scheduled departure is required in order to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made with less than 72 hours' notice, no refund is given*
*Note that in the event the client requests a refund for any reason, Tour Desk reserves the right to charge a 3% administration fee to cover costs incurred.
Cancellation and refund requests need to be sent in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will contact you to discuss the start and end locations for your Crown Experience.
What if the weather is poor?
Please assume your tour will go ahead unless we contact you. Blankets and umbrellas are provided in the event of rain or cold weather. Please see the booking terms and conditions for further information on cancellations.