A royal visit with your own private guide
One of the jewels in the crown of London, Hampton Court Palace has been a magnet for centuries, since the times of the Knights Hospitalliers.
It used to be a dwelling for kings and still is incredibly impressive, attracting thousands of visitors. There is so much to do in every season of the year!
Frequently it is the place where period films are produced; it hosts various national shows, and in winter it even has an ice rink!
Now, you have a chance to experience it, too, in all its glory, - well preserved for more than 500 years!
I will show you the magnificent palace where one of the most famous English kings lived with most of his 6 wives, beautiful gardens and we would marvel to the grandeur of Henry's massive kitchens!
The second part of the day is dedicated to the favourite home of Her Majesty - Windsor castle. We are only allowed to visit the State Apartments, but this is something not to be missed!
After this - St George's Chapel, if open.
On the way back we drive through the Royal Park.
Hampton Court: Palace itself, with numerous halls, Royal Chapel and quite a few exhibitions. Adjourned park with beautiful miniature gardens. Royal Kitchens of Henry VIII.
Windsor castle: The State Apartments. St George's Chapel (subject to availability).
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We would meet at Hampton Court railway station.
Let me know if you wish me to meet you in London, at your hotel or otherwise, and I would need to recalculate the cost of the tour.
End location: I can direct you to the train station in Hampton Court, where you can catch a train towards London or suggest a nice pub/restaurant where you can eat prior to your departure to London.
Duration: 8 hours
We can arrive either by train or arrange a pick up by a hired car. Charge for transportation is extra.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 GBP - HAMPTON COURT entrance fee
Adult: 17.50 GBP. Child: 8.80. Concessions (over 60): 14.70.
Adult: 21.20. Over 60 / Student (with valid ID): 19.30. Family: 54.70 (2 adults and 3 under 17s)
Dining: usually I book a table in a local pub - from 10 to 30 GBP.
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Marina was very engaging and enthusiastic! She made extra efforts to keep our kids involved in the fascinating history of Hampton Court. We learned bits and pieces of trivia and history that we would never have learned elsewhere. We would tour with Marina again!