Private Bespoke Hampton Court Palace Tour

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Duration - 6 to 7 hours

CHF 424 p.p. onwards

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London, United Kingdom

A private and personalised tour from London.

You will be picked up direct by private vehicle and taken back in time to the world famous Hampton Court Palace.

Most famous as the home of Henry VIII, but also a Royal Palace for many others including Elizabeth I, Charles I and joint monarchs William and Mary.

Your private guide will share the the fascinating history of the palace, and you will be able to roam at your own leisure. No strict schedules or being herded around in a large group. You will then be dropped back direct to your Hotel or other central London location.

Highlights
• Private Tour with your own Driver and Guide
• Henry VIII Palace, Kitchens and Great Hall wonderfully preserved
• Explore the stunning grounds and Gardens including the maze and Henry VIII Tennis court
• Hear stories of hidden tunnels, rooms and the many Ghosts!
• All entrance fees included and transport door to door

Available options

Hampton Court For 1 Person 09:00
A private custom tour direct from your accommodation by private vehicle with your ownguide. A tour at your pace, plenty of time to enjoy the day as you want.
Pickup included

CHF 424
p.p. onwards

Hampton Court For 2 People 09:00
A private custom tour for 2 people direct from your accommodation by private vehicle with your own guide. A tour at your pace, plenty of time to enjoy the day as you want.
Pickup included

CHF 500
p.p. onwards

Hampton Court For 3-4 People 09:00
A private custom tour for 3-4 people direct from your accommodation by private vehicle with your own guide. A tour at your pace, plenty of time to enjoy the day as you want.
Pickup included

CHF 602
p.p. onwards

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

I will meet you in my private comfortable vehicle from your London accommodation. Just you and me. No large tour groups or schedules to worry about. We go and explore this fascinating Palace at your pace.

Hampton Court Palace is a place that just oozes history. Wondering around the courtyards and corridors you are transported back to Tudor times when this became a Royal palace for the notorious Henry VIII. This was home to the King and his ill fated Wives. It was also the birthplace of Edward VI and home to Elizabeth I.

The palace was originally built for King Henry's Chief Minister Cardinal Wolsey, the second most powerful man in England in 1515. but Wolsey was eventually to fall from the Kings favour and the palace was seized. (Fortunately Wolsey died of natural causes before he could be hung, drawn and quartered)

King Henry VIII had a court of 1000 people, and they all needed to be fed and watered. And Henry liked to entertain on a grand scale. The kitchens he had extended are some of the best preserved medieval kitchens in the world. You may even get the chance to turn a Beef joint on a roasting spit!

After King Henry's death, His children Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I would all live here during their reigns, and in fact this was a Royal residence right up until George II who died in 1760.

The palace also escaped the destruction of the English Civil war, and Hampton Court went from being a home of Charles I to becoming his prison.

During William and Mary's joint reign the Tudor part of the palace was almost lost. The Architect Sir Christopher Wren was employed to turn Hampton Court into a rival of the Palace of Versailles. Luckily for us, the King ran out of money, and today we are left with a palace containing two distinct parts, Tudor and Baroque.

For those interested in Ghosts, Hampton Court is the place to come! Many visitors often feel faint in the haunted gallery, and reports of phantoms, and ghosts are common among staff and visitors.

On this tour we will also have the chance to wander around the beautiful gardens at Hampton Court. We can pop in to King Henry VIII personal Tennis court, or perhaps visit the worlds largest Grape Vine planted by the famous Landscaper Lancelot Capability Brown.

Remember, as with all my tours what we see and do is up to you, and you are in charge of our schedule. I am a personal guide exclusively for you.

Duration: 5 hours

Terms & conditions

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


Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Audio Headsets available in various languages
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • All UK Government Safety guidelines and requirements at the time of travel will be followed during your tour.

Inclusions

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Hampton Court Palace

Departure time

09:00 AM


Departure point

Traveler pickup is offered
Any central London Accommodation


Recent reviews

Jeff_K   9th September 2022

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Richard was Great. We would highly recommend him! Very knowledgeable and professional. Very good communication.

O2BMimi   21st May 2022

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Richard gave a wonderful tour of Hampton Court Palace! He met us at our hotel and explained the many historical sites on the journey to the palace. He was knowledgeable and personable with a determination to make the day focused on the Tudor time period, which we requested. (Our trip to the UK was intended to follow a specific character in our favorite author’s book series.). We thoroughly enjoyed the palace grounds, the many rooms with period furniture and original artwork along with Richards in depth knowledge that brought the palace alive. We couldn’t ask for more and was sorry to see the tour end.

William_M   10th April 2022

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The whole experience was wonderful. Richard’s knowledge was amazing and made the whole experience great . We recommend this tour and Richard very much.

jennifercY867FP   27th March 2022

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Richard was AMAZING!!! He explained all the interesting details I would have missed had I just did an audio tour. I would recommend this tour and Richard over and over again.

Joanne_E   24th February 2022

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Personalised tour of a very significant historical site. And the chance to have an in-depth discussion of English history and it’s contemporary influences.

SLWW626   16th October 2021

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So glad we found Richard's Tours! Had an amazing time at Hampton Court and while it was our second visit, Richard showed us things we had not seen before and had interesting tidbits that made it a perfect tour. He is extremely friendly, knowledgeable and prompt in picking us up at our hotel. Great communications from the time we booked. Did 2 other fantastic tours with him in Oct 2021. He made accommodations for my husband who uses a cane which was wonderful! Will book again on our next trip to the UK.

Moira_H   13th August 2021

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Had a wonderful time. Richard was a great guide, well versed in the history of Hampton Court and a delight to spend the day with. Will recommend to friends.

Jodie_H   11th July 2018

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I accompanied my husband on a business trip to England so was on my own for sightseeing. A big fan of the Tudor period (and English history in general) I booked this tour of Hampton Court Palace. This was definitely one of the highlights of my trip. My tour guide, Richard, was personable and knowledgeable and I really enjoyed spending the day with him. My only regret is that I didn't book another tour with him. Next trip to London I definitely will! I highly recommend this tour, I'd give it more stars if I could.