What Our Customers Say 

Denise

The Anne Boleyn Tour 2022
"Staying at Hever Castle in the Astor wing, and getting behind the scenes tours of the castle was a dream come true. Philippa worked very hard to make this tour first class in every way, including very knowledgeable guides at the Tower and Hampton Court Palace, and, in our private Astor suite well-known historian speakers, whose books I have read and whose videos I have watched. It was all very exciting. I have to include the top notch breakfasts and dinners we had, including one marvelous feast inside the castle’s great hall. Philippa’s co-tour guide, Gareth added to the fun and was a fount of historical knowledge, which he was always willing to share. I’d like to say that this was a bucket list tick, but I wouldn’t mind going on this tour again. I can’t recommend this tour enough, you will love it."

GAIL

On Progress with Anne Boleyn Tour 2022

"Philippa and BHT never disappoint! Our Progress tour had particular challenges because it coincided with the national mourning for Queen Elizabeth II. But Philippa took care of the glitches like the pro she is and again delivered an amazing experience. This is my 3rd tour and I’m signed up for #4 in 2023. Very well done!"

Maria

The Anne Boleyn Tour 2022
"We had an absolutely fabulous time on this tour! From the moment we stepped on the coach, we were taken care of in style. The accommodations at Hever Castle were luxury, all while staying at a medieval castle. All the staff at Hever were top-notch - we wanted for nothing. Philippa and Gareth, our expert tour leads, were knowledge but also engaging and personable - making the tour seem more like friends on an extraordinary outing! The day trips to Hampton Court and The Tower of London were perfectly planned with private tour guides and built in personal time to visit particular areas/sites on our own, at leisure. Our favorite part was dressing in Tudor Era clothing for a day and strolling around the grounds with Hever Castle as the back drop! Just amazing! This tour was a once in a lifetime trip that I hope we can do again! Thanks Philippa!"

Ian

On Progress with Anne Boleyn Tour 2022

"My wife & I have just completed the On Progress with Anne Boleyn tour. We cannot recommend Philippa & British History Tours highly enough! My wife is a Tudor tragic & she was mesmerised with everything that we saw & experienced. A highlight was dressing in Tudor costume for a day - truly a memory to treasure."

Kathryn

The Anne Boleyn Tour 2022
"I can’t rave about my experience enough! I was traveling on my own for the first time so I was a bit nervous, but Philippa and Gareth really helped me feel comfortable and made sure the whole group had everything they needed. The itinerary was simply amazing. Absolutely would recommend to everyone"

Mary

The Anne Boleyn Tour 2022
"We really enjoyed The Anne Boleyn Tour. Staying at Hever Castle was wonderful. Such a lovely place! The food and service was really superior. We had behind the scenes private access to the Castle as well as a dinner in the Great Hall of the castle. So exciting. The tour guides were very good at all of the places that we visited and having three Historians to give us their insight made everything even more special. Thank you Philippa for arranging everything!"

Gayl

The Anne Boleyn Tour and The Life and Times of Elizabeth I Tour 2022

"Recently returned from the “Life & Times of Elizabeth I” tour which was my second this year. (I was also on the Anne Boleyn tour in May - both had been postponed from Covid times.) I wish we could clone Phillipa the Tour Manager and Gareth the Tour Historian and station them at every corner of the world to lead tours because I travel a lot and these have been best I’ve ever experienced.

Every tour detail was meticulously arranged by Phillipa, and she was not an absentee host, she was there with us every step of the way. She included thoughtful touches like timing the Anne Boleyn tour to be at Hever on May 19, or the Elizabeth tour at Kenilworth in July. Literally every aspect: the luxury accommodations, transportation on a dedicated bus, meal arrangements including special diets, and the private “behind the scenes” tours and speakers were first rate.

And what speakers they were! All noted historians and authors speaking on their specialties with insights into the places we were visiting. These were real experts, not scripted entertainers. Having Gareth along for the whole trip, adding colorful commentary and answering our questions made it extra special. He was so approachable, and he had a way of making the history interesting and relevant while gently nudging us to consider the context and customs of the people we were hearing about.

Overall fabulous tours. Highly recommended and I will be seeking them out again."

DIANE

The Life and Times of Elizabeth I Tour and On Progress with Anne Boleyn Tour 2022

"I've taken two British History Tours. Ms Brewell has a co-host for each tour as the historian. I do recommend anyone interested in British History look into taking one of British History Tours.

The venues are all top-notch and the included breakfasts and dinners are culinary wonders. I particularly love staying at Hever Castle.

Even more importantly, I have developed friendships with fellow time travelers from Texas; New York City; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Canada; England; and North Ireland. I have never been so quick to develop friendships and so intent on keeping them current."

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