Due to the forced postponement of this tour from May 2020 to May 2021 there are only a few remaining spaces.
16th - 20th May 2021
The Anne Boleyn Experience is back!
Explore the life and death of the ill-fated second wife of Henry VIII and mother to Elizabeth I, Queen Anne Boleyn with Anne Boleyn historian Claire Ridgway plus, we are very excited to be joined this year by, celebrity historian Dr Jonathan Foyle and the incredible Lesley Smith.
You will also enjoy a private after hours tour of Hever Castle, follwed by dinner in the Hever Castle dining room, visit Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London - a particularly poignant visit as it falls on the anniversary of her execution.
For the duration of the tour you will stay at the magical Hever Castle, Anne's childhood home, for 4 nights of luxury! Enjoy exclusive access to the entire Astor Wing including music room, billiard room, lawns, tennis court and outdoor swimming pool!
You will be transported in a luxury air-conditioned coach for the duration of the tour so you will arrive everywhere in comfort and style!
Meet at the designated, convenient pick-up point in London where you will board our private coach bound for Hever Castle. On arrival at Hever you will be shown to your beautiful room and you can begin to explore your home for the next few days.
You will have exclusive access to the entire Astor Wing of Hever Castle where you can take advantage of our own private heated swimming pool, tennis court, billiards room and lawn next to the moat.
At early evening, enjoy a welcome drinks reception on our private lawn and enjoy an evening meal followed by our first expert talk, from Claire Ridgway.
Full day at Hever Castle.
After a leisurely breakfast take your time to explore the castle and grounds during the morning.
At 2pm we will be joined in the Tudor Suite for our private talk with leading historian and TV presenter, Dr Jonathan Foyle!
This wonderful day continues with an evening private tour of 'Hidden Hever, led by Castle Supervisor and Historian Owen Emmerson who will take us behind the ropes and into rooms inaccessible to the public!
As it that all weren't enough we then dine in top luxury in the Castle's dining room
We will visit the ever impressive Hampton Court Palace and discover a story of transformation fuelled by Henry VIII's love for Anne Boleyn.
We return to Hever to be met by Lesley Smith as Anne Boleyn for a poignant look at the final 45 minutes of Anne's life before our final meal together.
On the anniversary of Anne Boleyn's execution, we visit the Tower of London.
Following a morning private guided tour you will enjoy free time to explore other parts of the Tower and the waterfront. You then have the option to take a walk up to the Tower Hill execution site, where the men who fell victim to the events of 1536 were beheaded, with Claire and Philippa.
We return to Hever Castle and enjoy a 3-course evening meal in our private dining room and our final history talk, from Claire Ridgway.
Wake up for one final time in the magical Hever Castle.
After a leisurely breakfast we board our private coach which will take us back to London where we say our final farewells.
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