Hampton Court Palace & Windsor Castle or Hampton Court Palace & Stonehenge
Home to the Kings and Queens of Britain since the time of Henry VIII, Hampton Court Palace is one of the most famous visitor attractions in the country.
Hampton Court Palace is a grand and historic royal palace. It was originally built in the early 16th century by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, who was the chief advisor to King Henry VIII, but later it became the residence of King Henry VIII himself. The palace is situated on the banks of the River Thames and boasts stunning gardens and architectural features that have been carefully preserved over the centuries. The palace has a rich and fascinating history, having been the site of numerous important events in British history.
Today, Hampton Court Palace is one of London's most popular tourist attractions, drawing visitors from all over the world to see its grand architecture and impressive gardens. The palace features a number of fascinating exhibits, including the Tudor kitchens, which showcase the elaborate cooking techniques used in the palace during the Tudor period, and the Royal Chapel, which is decorated with intricate wood carvings and stained glass windows. One of the most iconic features of the palace is the famous maze, which is one of the oldest surviving hedge mazes in the world. Visitors can also enjoy strolling through the gardens, which are divided into several sections, including the formal gardens, the wilderness area, and the rose garden.
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world
Windsor Castle, located in Windsor, Berkshire, is a must-see destination for anyone visiting the United Kingdom, boasting a rich history, stunning architecture, and an extensive collection of art and artifacts. As one of the oldest and largest inhabited castles in the world, it covers an area of approximately 13 hectares. With nearly 1,000 years of history, Windsor Castle is one of England's most impressive and significant historical sites, having been built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror . Its numerous renovations and expansions throughout the years reflect the changing times and tastes of the monarchs who lived there. It has served as the official residence of monarchs such as VIII. Henry, Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, and II. Queen Elizabeth.
The castle houses a vast collection of art and historical artifacts, including paintings, sculptures, armor, and furniture, many of which are displayed in the State Apartments, which are open to the public.
In addition, St. George's Chapel, located on the castle grounds, is one of the most beautiful and significant church buildings in England. The chapel serves as the final resting place for ten rulers, including VIII. Henry and his third wife, Jane Seymour, and In September 2022, Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh were also laid to rest here.. St. George's Chapel holds great importance for the royal family, as it was the site of Prince Harry's baptism, the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla, and the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Visitors can also witness the changing of the guard, a tradition that dates back to the 17th century and still takes place regularly in the castle and in front of the castle. This ceremonial event is a true spectacle, with soldiers dressed in full regalia marching to the beat of a drum.
Taxi tour of Stonehenge,one of the most fascinating and enigmatic landmarks in the world.
My tour is designed to offer you an immersive and unforgettable experience, exploring the history and mysteries of this ancient site at your own pace.
Stonehenge is a remarkable feat of engineering and a testament to the ingenuity of our ancient ancestors.
You will learn about the theories and legends that surround this remarkable monument. The standing stones, arranged in a perfect circle, create a sense of mystery and wonder that has captivated people for centuries. The history of Stonehenge stretches back over 5,000 years, and there are many theories and legends surrounding its purpose and construction. Some historians believe that it was used as a religious site, while others suggest that it was used as an astronomical observatory or a burial ground. Still, others argue that it may have served multiple purposes, depending on the time and culture that used it.
Despite its age and the countless theories surrounding its purpose, Stonehenge continues to captivate and inspire people from all over the world. Its enduring mystery and beauty have made it one of the most iconic and beloved landmarks on the planet.
You can choose between a tour of Hampton Court Palace and Stonehenge, or a tour of Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle.
During your visit, you can enjoy a 2-hour visit to Hampton Court Palace, you can expect to see a variety of fascinating sights, including Henry VIII's kitchens, where you can learn about how the royal feasts were prepared and see the impressive collection of copper pots and pans. You can also visit the Chocolate Kitchen, a small kitchen specifically used for making chocolate for the king and his guests.
The wine cellar is another notable attraction, where you can see the impressive collection of wines and learn about the wine-making process during the Tudor period. The palace's treasury houses a range of historic artifacts and treasures, including King Henry VIII's armor.
One of the main highlights of a visit to Hampton Court Palace is its famous garden, which covers over 60 acres and includes a range of beautifully landscaped areas, including the famous maze, the Great Vine, and the Tudor Knot Garden. The palace's well is also a popular attraction, as it is the deepest well in England and was used to provide water to the palace.
Visiting Hampton Court Palace is a fascinating and educational experience that provides visitors with a glimpse into the opulent world of Tudor royalty and the rich history of one of England's most iconic palaces.
After visiting the palace, we will go to the mystical Stonehenge, where we can spend 2 hours at this place. Once we arrive at Stonehenge, you will have plenty of time to explore the site and take in its grandeur and beauty. You can walk around the stones, take photos, and reflect on the spiritual and historical significance of this extraordinary landmark.
If you prefer the tour of Windsor Castle instead of Stonehenge.
During your visit, you can enjoy a 2 hours visit to Windsor Castle, immersing yourself in the fascinating history and opulence of the British royal family.
Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle
6 hours tour £255
from Heathrow Airport and Heathrow hotels
6,5 hours tour
from London £285
Hampton Court Palace and Stonehenge
8 hours tour £365
from Heathrow Airport, Heathrow hotels and Windsor, Cliveden House, Burnham Beeches, Dorney, Ascot, Bray, and Slough hotels, as well as the Royal Borough area.
8,5 hours tour
from London £385
Hampton Court Palace is open to the public year-round, and visitors can purchase tickets online or at the ticket office located at Hampton Court Palace.
Ticket Adult £26,30
Student (with valid ID) /Senior £21.00
Under 17/Disabled £21.00
Under 5 £13.10
Windsor Castle is open to the public year-round, and visitors can purchase tickets online or at the castle's ticket office. Audio guides are available in multiple languages, providing visitors with an immersive and informative experience as they explore the castle's many wonders.
The entrance ticket to Windsor Castle includes a visit to St. George's Chapel.
Ticket Adult £28,00
Student (with valid ID) £18.00
Under 17/Disabled £15.50
Under 5 Free
Stonehenge is open to the public year-round, and visitors can purchase tickets online or at the Stonehenge's ticket office. Pre-booking is the only way to guarantee entry on the day and at the time of your choice.
Ticket Adult £23,60
Student (with valid ID) £20.90
Under 17/Disabled £14.50