Windsor Castle And Hampton Court Palace - Private Bespoke Tour From London
OverviewPrivate tour from London to two of England's most historic and iconic treasures.You will be picked up direct from your accommodation by private vehicle and your journey through 1600 years of combined history begins!Windsor Castlewas founded by William the Conqueror in 1070, and since then 39 Monarchs have resided at the Castle. On May 19th 2018 Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle at St Georges Chapel within the grounds at Windsor.Hampton Court Palace -Most famous as the home of Henry VIII, but also a Royal Palace for many others including Elizabeth I, Charles I and joint monarchs William and Mary.HighlightsMarvel at Windsor's State Rooms used today by Queen Elizabeth IIStunning St Georges Chapel home to The Order Of The Knights GarterHampton Court's Medieval Kitchens,Great Hall and Cellars home of the Tudor CourtNon rushed at your pace.
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Treat yourself to a private and bespoke tour of two 'must see' places with a convenient relaxed day trip from London.
You will be picked up by comfortable private vehicle from your London accommodation. No large tour groups or schedules to worry about. Go and explore these fascinating places at your pace and leisure.
Windsor Castle - When you visit Windsor Castle you are quite literally a guest of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This is a real working Castle with a live in staff of nearly 200 people. The Queen and Prince Philip spend many of their weekends at Windsor, and you will walk right through the very State Rooms in which the Queen meets world leaders and hosts important banquets. This Castle has 1000 years of history to reveal and has been in continual use since 1070! On May 19th 2018 Prince Harry will marry Miss Meghan Markle at Windsor's St Georges Chapel (Sadly we can't get you an invite) but at least you will get to see this splendid chapel before or after the event.
Hampton Court Palaceis a place that just oozes history. Wondering around the courtyards and corridors you are transported back to Tudor timeswhen this became a Royal palace for the notorious Henry VIII.This was home to the King and his ill fated Wives. It was also the birthplace of Edward VI and home to Elizabeth I.
The palace was originally built for King Henry's right hand man Cardinal Worlsey, the second most powerful man in England in 1515. But Worlsey was eventually to fall from the Kings favour and the palace was seized.
King Henry VIII had a court of 1000 people, and they all needed to be fed and watered. And Henry liked to entertain on a grand scale. The kitchens he had extended are some of the best preserved medieval kitchens in the world. You may even get the chance to turn a Beef joint on a roasting spit!
After King Henry's death, Elizabeth I made the palace her home, and in fact this was a Royal residence right up until William III in 1714.
The palace also escaped the destruction of the English Civil war, and Hampton Court went from being a home to Charles I to becoming his prison.During William and Mary's jointreign the Tudor part of the palace was almost lost. The Architect Sir Christopher Wren was employed to turn Hampton Courtinto a rival of the Palace of Versailles. Luckily for us, the King ran out of money, and today we are left with a palace containing two distinct parts, Tudor and Baroque.
We will also have the chance to wander around the beautiful gardens at Hampton Court. We can pop in to King Henry VIII personal Tennis court, or perhaps visit the worlds largest Grape Vine planted by the famous Landscaper Lancelot Capability Brown.
You will have a personal driver and guide exclusively for you who will make sure you have a bespoke experience. The schedule and pace is decided by you - No rushing or herding guaranteed!
Inclusions for Windsor Castle And Hampton Court Palace - Private Bespoke Tour From London
- Entrance fees
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private tour
- Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions for Windsor Castle And Hampton Court Palace - Private Bespoke Tour From London
- Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Audio Headsets available in various languages
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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