Private Tour Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, Windsor and Maidenhead, Windsor & Eton
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  • 8 hours
  • Windsor & Eton
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace are 2 very special royal residences.

Windsor Castle dates back almost 1,000 years and is the longest continuously inhabited castle in the world. It is also said to be the favorite residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll. Standing proud over the town of Windsor this castle is a must see destination.

Dating back over 500 years Hampton Court Palace is home to some of the best Tudor buildings in the country. The palace was originally started by Thomas Wolsey before it was taken over and extended by Henry Vlll. As well as the Tudor palace you will see the new palace built by Sir Christopher Wren for King William III and Queen Mary II.

The gardens at Hampton Court are also a must see.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Windsor Castle, Castle Hill, Windsor SL4 1PD England

Windsor Castle is nearly 1,000 years old and is one of The Queens favorite residences. See, and be amazed at, the opulent state apartments used by The Queen for state visits. Visit the wonderful St Georges Chapel where Harry and Megan were married last year. Queen Marys dolls house, built in the early 1920's is not to be missed. It has working electric lights as well as a working plumbing system, real wine in the glasses and a scaled down set of the Crown Jewels.

Your guide will not accompany you inside Windsor Castle as they have strict rules on guiding in the castle. However, your entrance fee does include a very good audio guide for the castle.

The town of Windsor is also a very good place to stop for lunch with a wide variety of pubs, restaurants and sandwich shops.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Hampton Court Palace is home to some of the best Tudor buildings in the UK.

Here your guide will take you on a tour of the Tudor kitchens that Henry Vlll had enlarged for his own visits with up to 800 people accompanying him. Then through the corridors to the great Tudor hall where dining took place with the King at the top table. The hall has magnificent tapestries covering the walls and a hammer beam roof that will amaze you. While your here why not let your guide take your picture as you sit at the kings table in the kings chair (you can feel the power already). Next you will continue through the palace to The Chapel Royal. See where the king and Queen sat separately for the services. After you have seen the Tudor palace your guide will take you to the newer Baroque style palace built for William lll and Mary ll. Here your guide will take you through the Kings state apartments and the Kings private apartments telling you little bits of history about the palace as you wonder through.

The gardens at Hampton Court are not to be missed. As well as the wonderful tree lined paths and the wonderful flower displays the gardens are also home to the worlds longest grape vine.

Time permitting why don't you see if you can find you way out of the maze.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Driver guide or driver & guide depending on number of people in your private group
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entry/Admission - Windsor Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Hampton Court Palace
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Any central London location


Departure Time

9:00 AM

Voucher info

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

Duration

8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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