Private Guided Tour of Hampton Court Palace | La Vacanza Travel

Private Guided Tour of Hampton Court Palace

Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London

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  • 90 to 120 minutes
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Ex State Apartment Warder having worked at the Palace for over 14 years.
Highly knowledgeable, having done many previous tours for Functions, Events and VIPs.
A comprehensive tour of Hampton Court palace tailored to your historic interests. .
I cover all aspects of the Palace's history including tales of Henry VIII, Ghostly stories, Grace & Favour, and all others who have lived there.
I am a bubbly person who loves meeting new people & sharing the Palace history and engaging tales, that I can also tailor specifically for children as required.
I also offer a ghostly tails tour (same duration & times) suitable for adults and children. Please mention this when you book.

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Stop At: Hampton Court Palace, A308, East Molesey KT8 9AU England

A comprehensive tour of Hampton Court palace tailored to your historic interests. I can also be in Tudor or Victorian authentic costume (note, no adults allowed in period costume). Children can wear what they like!
I cover all aspects of the Palace's history including tales of Henry VIII, Ghostly stories, Grace & Favour, and all others who have lived there.
You will see a Palace in two halves, half Tudor, half Baroque. Highlights include Henry's Great Hall, the Haunted Gallery, King Williams spectacular Staircase, Guard Chamber and the beautiful Versailles style gardens.

Duration: 4 hours

  • Personal Tour with your own knowledgeable guide.
  • Sheila has worked at Hampton Court for 16 years
  • Sheila also takes tours for the Palace & Functions & Events
  • Sheila also specializes in Ghost, LGBTQ+ & Grace and Favour tours
  • Sheila has an EDI Level 3 Diploma in Cultural Heritage (learning & interpretation)
  • Sheila has a Level 2 Accreditation from the Institute of Tourist Guiding

  • Entrance fee to Palace not included. Approx. £25 pp, concessions available, children under 5 free.
  • Food & Drink
  • Gratuities
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


90 to 120 minutes

User's Reviews


07 Dec, 2023

My husband arranged a private tour with Sheila as a belated 60th birthday treat, as it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I cannot recommend Sheila enough - we spent 3 1/2 hours going round the Palace & the time just flew by. Sheila is extremely knowledgeable & eloquent. She made life at the palace in Tudor times come to life, as well as telling us some really spooky & interesting tales. I absolutely loved my tour & can’t thank Sheila enough for taking me off the beaten track, as an extra treat.


01 Dec, 2023

Shiela Dunsmore is an amazing guide. She’s very well spoken and a great presenter. She knows her material well. We thoroughly enjoyed our time.


30 Nov, 2023

Yesterday we toured Hampton Court Palace with Sheila. She was informative, interesting, & charming. Questions were answered and we learned so much. We highly recommend hiring Sheila as your experience will be so much better.


24 Nov, 2023

Never in my life have I been on such a tour as this one that Sheila took us on today. I feel I can truly say that she brought out the most enrapturing of places and people in what is the most wonderful Hampton Court. Sheila's tours speak volumes about the history of the many rooms and artifices of the palace, as well as the tales of the many monarchs and grace-and-favour residents that lived within its walls. She brings out a wonderfully unique side of the palace unlike any other tour I have been on before. Sheila's knowledge of the palace spans across its numerous aspects like the history that spans across many decades within. Her truly remarkable knowledge, which is bespoke to her group, shines a captivating light on Hampton's grandeur as well as its lesser known parts. Sheila's eye for detail and affinity for entrancing stories imbue a brilliant sense of something to the treasure that is Hampton Court. I had not thought it possible to love Tudor history any more than I did, but Sheila has proven me wrong with surely the most striking tour I will come to see. I was truly ravished by what she brought - and I am sure, brings everyday - to the palace and to my own experience of it. Her knowledge is what imbues meaning and she truly is part of the lifeblood of Hampton Court. I have enjoyed my time with Sheila on her tour today, and been truly delighted with it. This is truly one of the most remarkable experiences you will have at Hampton Court and I could not recommend it more - it will surely become one of the highlights of your trip here. I will most definitely be returning when I visit the UK again in a few years' time!


24 Nov, 2023

Sheila was excellent! She was very knowledgeable of Hampton Court Palace. She kept our 13-year-old daughter engaged the entire tour. She was fascinated with all of Sheila’s stories about Henry VIII’s six wives and she loved the ghost stories of Hampton Court Palace.

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Extraordinary Tour Guide


Absolutely brilliant children’s Tudor tour at HCP with Sheila Dunsmore


Very enjoyable and informative tour of Hampton Palace.


Wonderful Tour with our guide Sheila!!!


Ask for Sheila Dunsmore. She is amazing!


Hampton Court with Sheila


Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable


A day (well, a few hours) at Hampton Court Palace.


Must Do


Sheila is the Best!


Wonderful, informative Tour with a Fabulous Guide


Highly recommend!


Taken back in time


King Henry VIII would appreciate Sheila's tour!


The Best Tour of Our London Trip


This was so amazing!...


Fascinating to get an experts knowledge of the palace


Great day on a Private Tour with Sheila.


Our favorite tour


It was all around a wonderful tour that I highly recommend.


Our day out at Hampton Court Palace - John, Kim & Paige


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