Private Half-Day Tour of Hampton Court with Pickup

Private Half-Day Tour of Hampton Court with Pickup

Explore this remarkable and unique double palace, where the ages overlap and the course of history changed forever, where Wolsey, the ‘Second King’ of England reined, only to watch all power slip away. Climb the steps to wonder at the greatest medieval hall in England. Stand in Henry’s ‘Great Watching Chamber’ where nobles vied for the Kings attention and his wife was declared an adulterer. Walk the halls through which, some say, her ghost still runs, crying out for the forgiveness & mercy that was never to come.
Step through a time portal at the end of the Haunted Gallery into the Baroque Palace, William lll’s and the Glorious Revolution’s answer to Versailles and the guillotine.
After the gardens, board Princess Freda, one of Dunkirk’s surviving little ships and, supplied with a classic picnic basket, sail down the Thames, past the famous Eel Pie Island, beloved of the Rolling Stones and many other points of interest.
I will meet you at Richmond and chauffer you back to your hotel.
* Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
* Starts: London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Explore this remarkable and unique double palace, where the ages overlap and the course of history changed forever, where Wolsey, the ‘Second King’ of England reined, only to watch all power slip away. Climb the steps to wonder at the greatest medieval hall in England. Stand in Henry’s ‘Great Watching Chamber’ where nobles vied for the Kings attention and his wife was declared an adulterer. Walk the halls through which, some say, her ghost still runs, crying out for the forgiveness & mercy that was never to come.
Step through a time portal at the end of the Haunted Gallery into the Baroque Palace, William lll’s and the Glorious Revolution’s answer to Versailles and the guillotine.
After the gardens, board Princess Freda, one of Dunkirk’s surviving little ships and, supplied with a classic picnic basket, sail down the Thames, past the famous Eel Pie Island, beloved of the Rolling Stones and many other points of interest.
I will meet you at Richmond and chauffer you back to your hotel.

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

I love discussing England past & present with my guests while we journey to Hampton Court in my Mercedes. We can talk about the Palace itself, or any other aspect of our long history that may interest them, from the Norman Conquest to the Battle of Britain. As well as showing the treasures on view, I like to illustrate further aspects of the history of this ancient place by sharing materials I have prepared via my tablet, staying close to my visitors and talking them through the history personally.

Duration: 3 hours