Hever Castle and Eltham Palace Chauffeured tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

25495


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids love the yew hedge maze, the very special water maze and the dolls house collection.

Friendly: Yes.
The land is flat with paths sutible for wheelchairs. Frail walkers may not be able to access all areas of the castle as there are some staircases

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (conversational)

childhood home of Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII's unlucky second wife


Hever Castle in Kent dates back to the 13th century & is known as the 'pocket-sized' castle or 'chocolate box castle'. It's small enough to imagine living in it. In Tudor times Hever was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the second of the six wives of King Henry VIII.

Hever owes much of its current splendour to Lord Astor, who spent large sums from his personal fortune restoring it in the early part of the 20th century and filling it with treasures.

The magnificent Italian Garden was designed to display Astor's collection of Italian sculpture and the lake provides a backdrop to summer open air theatre events.

Jousting tournament re-enactments take place through summer months.

By contrast is Eltham Palace, a medieval great hall frequented by King Henry VIII, now with an art deco extension. It shouldn't work, but it does, magnificently!

Itinerary

You will be met at your hotel or Cruise Terminal and subject to location and your preference we will visit the sites in turn dividing the time between the two depending upon your interests. There will be time for a refreshment break during the day.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: You will be met at your London Cruise Terminal or your hotel

End location: You will be returned to the same place

Duration: 6 hours

Ideal as a Shore Excursion from London Tilbury or London Greenwich cruise terminal or a road trip out of Central London

Transportation

Chauffeured vehicle - Mercedes Viano model

What’s Included

services of a private guide for one day
services of a chauffeur-driven vehicle for one day

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 GBP - Entrance fees to Hever Castle and Eltham Palace plus a small amount for refreshments.
The sites all accept credit cards for entrance fees

What’s Extra

Entrance fees, refreshments and souvenirs

A Recent Review of this tour

Very knowledgeable and gracious. Heartily recommend!
Terry Johnson

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