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Greys Court and Toad’s Riverside


‘Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.’

Said Ratty to Mole and enjoyed rowing his boat on the River Thames… Before finding out more about them, we start the day in hidden Thames Valley villages with a Poirot and Midsomer Murders feel. You can discover the rural Thames and learn about the river’s colourful and interesting heritage.

After visiting one of the most beautiful market towns on the River Thames, you can enjoy a delightful lunch in a river themed inn.

In the afternoon we visit Greys Court, a house described as a real English Home. You can step into the tranquillity of lady Brunner’s walled garden, a garden that changes with every season.

From here we travel down narrow countryside lanes and you can discover sleepy villages where it appears that time stood still. Take it all in and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in a 16th century inn.

Recommended for…

…those who are interested in a typically English country home, the life of the rural Thames, quaint English villages, amazing landscapes and lovely stories.


I can pick you up at your Windsor accommodation. If this is not possible or you arrive on the day to Windsor by train/bus, we meet at Windsor & Eton Central train station. Either way, please be ready 20 minutes before the start. Please be so kind to respect other guests and arrive on time. My aim is to deliver a quality experience, therefore I cannot wait for those who arrive late.

This trip starts at 9am and ends around 5pm.

This trip is available in English and Hungarian and is recommended for children from age 14. A minimum booking of two is required to run the trip.

For more details, please check out the FAQ and Terms & Conditions pages.



  • Full-day trip from Windsor
  • Ticket(s), lunch, coffee/tea included
  • Driver guided trip
  • Small groups only
  • Duration: 9AM-5PM
  • Attentive local guide
1-2 persons
3-4 persons
5-8 persons

‘Thank you for the perfectly tailored and personal guided trips. London was fantastic but what got us was the English Countryside. England’s Puzzle took us to places where we could enjoy both the typical English countryside feel and fantastic stories. Not to mention the Sunday Roast, tea, cakes and cider…. We will definitely come back. highly recommended.’ – Éva Abonyi, Hungary

‘I have been many times to Windsor but never realised how much stories the town has! Had a fantastic 1,5 hours in Windsor and Gizi knew the answers to everything I asked or was interested in. Highly recommended.’ – Vera Lang, London


‘I have always loved locations and buildings of Midsomer Murders, but then I became more and more interested in everything I read on the blog: English customs, culture, gastronomy etc. I was pleased to join Gizi for two days and her commitment to be our excellent guide amazed me. She took us to places I have only seen on television and I loved so much. We got everything: from the ambience of Poirot, Midsomer Murders and Downton Abbey to hidden Thames Valley villages and a true English countryside experience. We had lunch at a Bib Gourmand restaurant and had tea and coffee at an authentic English place. The transfer was excellent and the style of the tour was perfect for us: very relaxed, easy going and exciting. We feel we were led into the world of the English aristocracy – an experience we will never forget. We believe – without any overstatement – we have never had such a great experience. Highly recommended without being biased, these are all facts.’ – Ildikó Hajdú, Hungary

‘Forget the standard guided day tours, something much better is waiting for you. You will be led into a hidden world. Allow yourself to step out of your comfort zone and to have a new, exciting experience. I can only recommend Gizella’s trips and cannot wait to the Downton Abbey one.’ – György Kovách, Hungary

‘Beautiful photos, historical information and facts about our beautiful country that sadly lots of us have never experienced! We all tend to travel far & wide around the world but don’t take the time to discover what’s right here ! Well Done Gizi’ – Janet Day, UK

‘Absolutely brilliant, so professional and informative, and I have lived in this country for 65 years.’ – Martin Day, UK

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