Royal Windsor & Hampton Court Palace Tour
Runnymede-Discover the place where King John was forced to seal the Magna Carta in June 1215.
Windsor and Eton- Windsor, a town bursting with natural beauty. Discover the magical 17th century monuments which line its cobbled streets. Tour highlights include; The Old Kings Head famed for where William Shakespeare wrote "The Merry Wives of Windsor", Windsor Bridge and Sir Christopher Wren's House. Cross over the bridge and sample the delights of Eton and see its College, founded in 1440, during the reign of Henry VI.
Windsor Castle- Steeped in history, and the home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Come and enjoy a through the keyhole experience of the world's largest and oldest continuously occupied castle. Enjoy the spectacular State Apartments at your leisure and marvel at its lavishly furnished surroundings that are still used for State occasions to this day. Come and be a part of where these regal traditions take place whilst admiring world renowned artworks. Visit St. George's chapel, where the tombs of numerous kings and queens reside, notably Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour. Queen Mary's Dolls' House - be amazed by the magnitude and intricate design of the world's most famous Dolls' House.
Hampton Court Palace- Come and have a ball at Hampton Court Palace! With the earliest remaining buildings dating back nearly 500 years, learn how Henry VIII rebuilt and extended the buildings. Hampton Court Palace became the royal residence until the imprisonment of Charles I during the English Civil War. Set in over 60 acres of land on the banks of the River Thames, take in the state apartments and admire the artworks from the Queen's collection, before wandering around the stunning grounds and gardens. Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of Henry VIII's accession to the throne, the new exhibition Henry's Women provides a fascinating insight into his life with his six wives where you can view rarely seen portraits. The Palace will also be hosting a re-enactment of the wedding party for Henry's marriage to his sixth wife, Catherine Parr where visitors can become a wedding guest!
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Horse drawn tram ride* at Hampton Court- Climb aboard a horse drawn tram ride and enjoy a panoramic view of the spectacular grounds and gardens at Hampton Court Palace (operates between April-October only).
Hampton Court Gardens- Marvel at the manicured masterpieces! From the Privy Gardens completed in 1702 for King William III to the East Front Gardens, gardening lovers will be in their element! Feast your eyes on the stunning South Gardens and the Lower Orangery. You will also get the opportunity to test your navigation skills in the 18th century maze. New for 2009 will be Henry's garden, inspired by the Tudor Court Garden.
Estimated arrival time back to London is around 6.30pm