Private Hampton Court Palace Tour

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  • 5 hours (Approx.)
  • Max People: 6
  • Departure/Return PointMain ticket office, Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU, UK

Overview of our Hampton Court Palace Tour:

  • Visit historic Hampton Court Palace: Tudor and baroque
  • Full private tour
  • Learn about Tudor and Stuart Royalty
  • Explore the palace’s grand gardens
  • Opportunity to tour Hever Castle, Kent, on the same day (Please enquire)

With over 500 years of history the grandeur of Hampton Court Palace still impresses.

The Tudors at Hampton Court Palace

You’ve heard the stories: the love, the distrust, the conspiracies, the politics, and, of course, the executions. On our guided tour, you will travel inside Hampton Court Palace. Retrace the footsteps of King Henry VIII and his wives. Uncover the plots and power struggles of Cardinal Wolsey and the nobility of the king’s court.

The words “I will love you for the rest of your life,” certainly make one contemplate how fraught things were for the women who caught the king’s eye.

The Stuarts at Hampton Court Palace

Not to be outdone by the Tudors, King William and Queen Mary II certainly put their royal stamp on the palace by commissioning Sir Christopher Wren to build an elegant new baroque palace, later enjoyed by the Georgians. The state rooms to the royal apartments provide, not only a regal insight but a more intimate experience of how the royals lived during the Renaissance.

Learn about English royal history as you walk in the footsteps of the Tudors and the Stuarts: From the Haunted Gallery at the Tudor wing, where Catherine Howard pleaded for her life, to the magnificence of King William III’s Throne Room in the baroque aspect.

Put the bustle of 21st-century life behind you and experience something unique and truly unforgettable on this private tour.

With extensive experience in delivering many private tours, John will share many stories and insights of the English royal court and the way of life.

N.B. Unlike most of our private tours, entrance tickets are not included with this tour for logistical reasons. The meeting point is by the palace’s main ticket office. Please enquire before purchasing any tickets before booking this tour. Trains operate regularly from London Waterloo Station to Hampton Court railway station which is only a 10-minute walk away.

Love the Tudors? See our Tudor Day Tour of both Hampton Court Palace and Hever Castle (the former family home of Anne Boleyn) on the same day which includes a tour by vehicle to the beautiful Weald of Kent.

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What's Included

  • Tour Fees and Taxes
  • No tour fee for kids 10 years and under. (Must be accompanied by a relative 21+ years old).

Price Excludes

  • Entrance tickets
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Meals and beverages

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible(Certain parts restricted)
  • Stroller accessible(Certain parts restricted)
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have at least a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
  • Duration: 5 hours