Tudor Adventure, King James' Bible Conference
Favourite summer palace of Henry the 8th, arguably our most famous and influential king (after William the Conqueror). Our visit tells the stories of Henry and his 6 wives, all of whom atayed here, one being condemned to execution on this site, another died in childbirth and his last married him here. And this is where his precious male heir to the throne was born and baptised. Hear their stories and you can decide--was he the Renaissance Prince/King or a demonic tyrant--or both?
See the Great Hall where Henry entertained important European dignitaries and influential Britains. Visit the grand kitchen or 'food factory' which prepared 1, 200 meals/day for the court.
And yet another palace--of the Stuarts--built by Sir Christopher Wren, architect of St. Paul's Cathedral, London's patron saint, in the Baroque style.
All surrounded by 800+ acres of landscaped gardens and parkland, thanks to Capability Brown! Still stocked with Henry's fallow deer even.
You will be met at your Central London Hotel by a reliable driver with an Eclass air-conditioned comfortable Mercedes.
We will then drive to Hampton Court Palace where your guide will explain the fantastic history of Hampton Court. Depending on the weather, we can also explore the beautiful gardens at Hampton Court.
After some refreshment, the driver will continue on to Southampton where the travellers can board their cruise ship.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: To be met at the travellers central hotel in London
End location: Southampton Cruise Port.
Duration: 5 hours 30 min.
A comfortable air-conditioned and modern E class Mercedes driven by an experienced and reliable driver.
My services as a Blue Badge Guide with a specific knowledge of the Palace and its history. This is a 4 hour tour of the Palace and then a one and one half drive to Southampton Pier to meet a cruise ship.
You will be picked up at your central London Hotel, driven to Hampton Court Palace and the driven on to Southampton to meet your cruise ship
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 pounds sterling - Will need tickets for entry to the Palace and also food and drink on the day.
Entry into the Palace.
Food and drink on the day.
I guide using public transport and/or on foot. I can arrange private transport if required.