• Henry VIII Tour

    Henry VIII Tour

    A thrilling tour for any Tudor fan, exploring the life of one of England's most notorious Kings. Visit his many palaces and castles, the Tower of London where two of his wives were beheaded, his birthplace and Westminster Abbey where he was crowned.

  • Henry VIII Tour

    Henry VIII Tour

    A thrilling tour for any Tudor fan, exploring the life of one of England's most notorious Kings. Visit his many palaces and castles, the Tower of London where two of his wives were beheaded, his birthplace and Westminster Abbey where he was crowned.

Henry VIII Tour

Tour Dates:
May 7 to 11, 2021
September 17 to 21, 2021

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart central London with guide and begin with a panoramic tour including sites associated with Henry VIII and Tudor England. Visit to Westminster Abbey, where Henry was crowned and where his children are buried. Afternoon visit to the Tower of London, where Anne Boleyn, Sir Thomas Moore, Catherine Howard and Lady Jane Grey were executed. See Henry VIII’s armour and the Crown Jewels. Transfer to hotel for overnight.

Day 2

Depart London for a full day in Kent, affectionately known as the ‘Garden of England’. Visit Ightham Mote, a medieval moated manor house featuring typical Tudor décor. Continue to Penshurst Place, which Henry took from the Duke of Buckingham. Afternoon visit to the fairytale Hever Castle, with its moat, lake, maze and stunning gardens. It was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn and home to Anne of Cleves after her divorce. Return to London for overnight.

Day 3

Morning visit to Windsor Castle, and Official Residence of Her Majesty the Queen. It is here that both Henry VIII and Jane Seymour are buried. Afternoon transfer to Hampton Court Palace, once owned by Cardinal Wolsey but acquired by Henry VIII. See Henry’s State Apartments, the Chapel Royal, Great Hall, Privy Garden and the Royal Tennis Courts – tennis was a favourite game of Henry’s. Return to hotel for overnight.

Day 4

Eltham Palace was the childhood home of Henry VIII – tour the medieval palace and see how it has been transformed into a striking Art Deco mansion, whilst still incorporating original features from when it was a Tudor Royal residence. Explore the acres of award-winning gardens. Afternoon will be spent in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, where Henry was born in 1491, and where his first child was born in 1516. He is well known for having established the Royal Navy. See the site where Palace of Palentia once was and visit the National Maritime Museum and the Cutty Sark. Return to hotel for overnight.

Day 5

Check out.

Photo credits:

Slideshow: Dining Hall, Hever Castle; Hampton Court Palace © Historic Royal Palaces

Photo below the itinerary: St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Photos to the right of the tour: The Great Hall, Hampton Court Palace; Yeoman Warders open a Drawbridge © Historic Royal Palaces

  • This was a fascinating insight into the life of Henry VIII, with an expert guide who had a wealth of knowledge

Included in the tour

  • 4 Nights Bed and Breakfast in a 4 star London Hotel
  • Henry VIII Tour Guide
  • Motor Coach
  • Entrance fees to Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, Ightham Mote, Penshurst Place, Hever Castle, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Eltham Palace, Cutty Sark
GB £1195.00
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