Private Tudor Day Tour to Hampton Court Palace and Hever Castle

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  • 8 Hours 30 Minutes (Approx.)
  • Max People: 6
  • Departure/Return PointHampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU, UK

Overview of our Tudor Day Tour:

  • Visit Hampton Court Palace and Hever Castle on the same day
  • Get local insights
  • Discover the Tudor way of life
  • Learn about the turbulent events of King Henry VIII’s court
  • Drive through the scenic Kent countryside to Hever Castle

This is your opportunity to travel back in time and discover the Tudor way of life! We’ll visit two great English historic locations: Hampton Court Palace and the beautiful Hever Castle. Your very own Tudor tour of England.

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 to retrace the footsteps of King Henry VIII and his wives. (You can read more about the history of Hampton Court over on our blog.)

Discover Tudor England at Hampton Court and Hever Castle

Uncover the plots and power struggles of Cardinal Wolsey. Get to know the nobles and rogues of the king’s court. Visit the very place where the Boleyn family lived. All in one day!

Experience history coming into focus as never before as you venture through these remarkable locations which witnessed the unpredictable and turbulent events of the Tudor age.

From the Haunted Gallery at Hampton Court Palace, where Catherine Howard pleaded for her life, to the tranquillity of Hever Castle’s gardens where an infamous king fell in love with a certain Boleyn girl a few years earlier. (Head to our blog to discover more with our Guide to Hever Castle.)

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.

Put the bustle of 21st-century life behind you and experience something truly unique and unforgettable on this private day tour exploring the Tudor world of King Henry VIII’s Hampton Court and Anne Boleyn’s Hever Castle.

John will share many of those Tudor insights with you, including taking you to the beautiful Weald of Kent (King Henry VIII’s hunting grounds) on your way to stunning Hever Castle, the former seat of the Boleyn family.

N.B. For the Hampton Court Palace tour, only the Tudor parts of the palace, including the gardens, will be explored on our trip. The enormity of the palace means we won’t cover the Baroque (King William III and Mary II) sections of the palace — this is to ensure we’ve enough time to enjoy the splendour of Hever Castle!

If you are particularly interested in Hampton Court Palace and would like to cover the various fascinating chapters in its history, join us for our Private Hampton Court Palace Tour.

#LetLondonBreathe and avoid the stresses of the city centre’s notoriously heavy traffic: The meeting point for this tour is at the main ticket office at Hampton Court Palace.

After touring the Tudor parts of the palace, John will drive you for approximately 90 minutes through the scenic countryside – including some picturesque Kent villages – and to Hever Castle, where he will continue to guide you.

The drop-off point will be at Bromley South station, in the suburbs of London, which is only approximately 50 minutes drive from Hever Castle. Bromley South is in London zone 5 and only 20 minutes by direct train to London Victoria station.

Please enquire if you only wish to visit Hampton Court Palace or Hever Castle as individual private tours.

Approximate total tour duration: 9 hours during the Spring / Summer months and 8 hours during the late Autumn / Winter months due to the respective venues’ opening hours.

If you have any questions or comments concerning this tour or wish to know about tailor-made tour options, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Content and images* copyright John England Tours
(*Hampton Court Palace images copyright Historic Royal Palaces and used with written permission).

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entrance tickets
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fuel
  • No tour fee for kids 10 years and under. (Must be accompanied by a relative 21+ years old).

Price Excludes

  • To allow time for Hever Castle, the boroque parts of Hampton Court Palace are not covered.
  • Meals and beverages
  • Hotel pick-up

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • 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: 9 hours